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There are many trails when booking Machu Picchu


A top destination in South America that has a mixture of adventure, mysticism, and archeology is undoubtedly the ruins of Machu Picchu. 

Machu Picchu is one of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world and a meeting point for most travelers seeking all sort of experiences. A journey to this beautiful historical monument also wide the options in visiting another destination within Peru. The beauty of Machu Picchu is difficult to describe because it provokes different reactions from visitors, from an intense calm to frenetic joy.
The Citadel can only visited through the Urubamba Valley, located on the outskirts of the main city of Cusco

Departing from Cusco city, there are different tour packages for all kind of travelers, being the Inca Trail the most well known among adventurers. To get a place for this superb trek you must book at least 6 months in advance due to permits and restrictions on the number of people accessing to the trail. The Inca trail access is regulated by the national government and gets very busy during the months of May to August due the dry season. During the dry season, you will have the advantage of seeing clearly most of the temples along the way on the trail and Machu Picchu during your visit. 

 

Getting around to Machu Picchu. 

To get to Machu Picchu from Cusco city can be done by train to its nearest point which is in the town of Aguas Calientes. This small town does not have access by road, being impossible to reach by car or bus. It is necessary to combine the means of transport including train, car, or walk. Once there, Machu Picchu is at the top of the mountain in Aguas Calientes.

Depending on your length of staying in Peru, there are few combinations you can explore before getting to this ancient city.  

For those travelers seeking a soft adventure, the 5 day Inca trail Express to Machu Picchu would be an excellent choice. This Machu Picchu vacation package includes a Cusco city tour, plenty of leisure time and a train journey from Cusco to a designated point where you will disembark in the mountains. You will walk for around 4 hours and see from the Sun gate, Machu Picchu at distance. Later on, you will divert your course to stop in Aguas Calientes and visit the ancient citadel next morning. This is a highly recommended option for those who don’t have too much time and want to enjoy the ancient citadel to the most.   


Alternative routes on your Machu Picchu tour packages.

Another alternative on the Machu Picchu tour packages is the 8-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu through the impressive Vilcabamba Range. This is a wonderful alternative for those who want a less traveled but exceptionally beautiful route to Machu Picchu. Salkantay is the second largest mountain in the entire area of Cusco, followed by Ausangate. For many locals, it is said that Salkantay is the "guardian" that emerges between the mountains and the jungle. Crossing over a pass in the middle of immense mountain peaks, Salkantay (6270m) and Humantay (6070m), you will be able to see incredible views of the glacier and the valleys where they are overhung. Salkantay is considered one of the 10 best treks in the world. Prices range from a 5 Day Salkantay trekking to Machu Picchu $ 805 USD and access are all year around so no matter which season you can get your booking to Machu Picchu via Salkantay in time.

Next on the list of the Machu Picchu tour packages, is the 7 Day Lares Trek.  This is an excellent alternative to the Camino del Inca. Taking you along less frequented roads with visits to authentic Andean communities while you are surrounded by wonderful mountains, lakes, and valleys. This trek combines amazing landscapes, glacial lagoons, valleys of cloud forests, and authentic Quechua textile communities as well as a visit to the thermal baths of Lares. Departures are frequent on groups, Prices range for a 7 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu starting from $ 852 USD and once again there are no restrictions to access this trail. You can get your booking to   Picchu via Lares either in the low season or high season. 


Requirements for your Machu Picchu tour packages:

Personal documents:

It is important to take your passport while you are on the road when you arrive at the old citadel, you will need to show it.

 

Photo cameras:

Remember that tripods are not allowed for cameras inside Machu Picchu. In case you have brought a tripod, during the alternative route you can leave it in one of the lockers that are conditioned before the entrance.
On the other hand, professional cameras are also not allowed inside Machu Picchu and the permits to use them can exceed $ 300 USD so it is better to avoid bringing a camera that looks professional.

 

Backpacks and accessories:

Similarly, when entering Machu Picchu, only small models of backpacks will be allowed to enter, so it is recommended to leave the large backpack in the town of Aguas Calientes in the hotel for their care.
Walking sticks are not allowed inside Machu Picchu unless the person needs it. Also, small umbrellas can be entered in case of rain so do not bring a big one.

 

Official visit:

At a small cost, you can request your entry stamp to Machu Picchu citadel which it will remainder as your venture to get here.

 

Important to consider:

Tour operators need 2 certificates, one from the city and another from the tourism committee. Make sure they have both in their offices.

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Jacque Sue Petersen

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It was an absolutely fabulous trip that was beyond my expectations. Elistan and Roland were incredible and Elistan's historical knowledge was great. Especially fabulous was Roland and his very caring approach for the slower group. A bucket list item checked off as epic!
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Vance Brian Simpson

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The guides were fabulous. The food was amazing. The toilets were gross.
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Ria Kristen Jadulos

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Need sanitary restrooms x assurance that porters wash their hands or sanitize before handling our food. Difficulty level was extremely hard for the overage person. Needs physical training to be able to do the trek at a comfortable pace. We love our guides. They are very funny.
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Jessica Sharon Knowles

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We loved this adventure! Thank you for the amazing experience! We would for sure recommend this tour company! Best Guides! Strongest porters & yummy food! Thanks again!
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Daniel Jandro

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Trip of a lifetime. Everything was perfect. Thank you!
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Lambert Elliot Collins

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All the porters were very helpful. The guides were excellent - very knowledgeable and helpful - Couldn't have done the trail without them.
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Paul William Shoemaker

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Great trip & fun times.
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Linda Marie Richmond

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The weather was beautiful and the pace at which we trekked was challenging but doable. Great experience - Thank you so much!
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Stuart Queen

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The guides were absolutely amazing. All of the group took to them so well and they in tour made everyone feel unique and part of the family. Mattresses could be thicker, better quality - Machu Picchu trail amazing –
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Laura Rebecca Trimble

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Excellent guides and porters. Amazing trip. Very supportive when I was struggling - allowed me to go at my own pace. Thank you! Would highly recommend.
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Himanshu Joshi

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The experience was amazing from the guide to the porters to the level of organization. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to friends or family.
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Satyan B Sreenath

United States

Claudio was truly excellent with superb knowledge and constantly working out for us. Although the trek was rigorous, the food at the end of the day was truly energizing. I could not have had a better time!
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Irene Ly

Canada

I had an excellent experience with this company. The guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. The porters did the job well and took really car of the group. I would recommend providing porters with better equipment to make their job more comfortable (gloves, headlamps, etc.).
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Angela Frances Webster

United States

The trip was wonderful. Our guide Freddy was the perfect combination of guide, coach, teacher, and friend. He is a great asset to your company! Enrique created culinary delights that constantly surprised and pleased. I have no idea how he created such fantastic meals & snacks. This was the trek of a lifetime!
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Shana Lothrop

United States

Everything was amazing. The porters and chef were phenomenal - food was beautiful and always a huge surprise. Javier was great at pacing us during the trip and explaining everything. We were disappointed on the final day at Machu Picchu when we had bought tickets for Wayna Picchu and there wasn't enough time for that + the walking tour.
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Anil Amar Thakur

United States

Ruben had a lot of patience. He was a good leader. We all were happy with guides, porters & cook. Ronaldo was explaining many things along the way.
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Rita Ajay Patel

United States

The porters were helping our big group whenever help was needed. Our guides were excellent, very humorous, organized, and helpful in every possible way. The cooks prepared very tasteful & variety of food. Overall our tour company made our trip very satisfactory.
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Chohan Kanchan Bala

United States

Very kind hearted group (guides + porters). Main Guide, Claudio was excellent with his leadership and thorough with leading us through this challenging trek. Claudio had a great attitude and also generous towards his team (Rene, porters). Rene was great too in keeping us entertained. :)
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Ellery Bowman

United States

Everyone here was extremely kind and helpful. They were always happy to help with anything. I learned a lot about Inca history and I'm very grateful for this experience!
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