Traveling in Peru and getting Machu Picchu ticket.
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Aug 23, 2012 6:13 AM Last Post By: seagullflight
Aug 14, 2012 1:52 PM
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Aug 14, 2012 6:00 PM
2wow, Seagull, congrats for choosing this route. It is very original and totally out of the beaten track. I have travelled extensively there, mainly in Ayacucho wich I considered one of the most beautiful cities in Perú and one of the less famous so I am quite sure you will have a deeper contact with a traditional Perú there. Apart from that, there very interesting places aroud Ayacuco: Quinua is a perfect town, Wari ruins, or the VILCASHUAMAN and VISCHONGOS towns. 4 or 5 hours far from Ayacucho.... I remember taking the TREN MACHO from Huancayo to Huancavelica once. Huancavelica is very peaceful and fantastic as it is not the typical touristic destination. From Huancavelica to Ayacucho there are some buses as far as I know. I have never taken a bur to link both cities, Perhaps, it is a good idea to travel during the day in this area. From Ayacucho to Andahuaylas there buses and I remember haring thar there were some improvement in the road so it will take fewer hours to link both place. Someone advised me to rest in Andahuaylas and then continue to Abancay. I was in this city to go on a trekking from amazing CHOQUEQUIRAO to MACHU PICCHU, it takes 9 days, normally. From Abancay it is very very easy to get Cuzco. Quite frankly I am very jealous and I would like to take this route someday. Good luck and thanks for visting Perú.
Aug 14, 2012 6:06 PM
3If you don't mind, I would like to tag along on this thread also. I too, am interested in doing this route, but not to Machu Picchu.
Aug 15, 2012 5:18 AM
Aug 15, 2012 8:58 AM
5Hey there!! the webpage to by tickets to Machu Pichu should be working! http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/
Also if you want to by it through an agency i'm sure you can do it through a bank deposit or credit card! It seems a bit wierd that the ask you to send the cash!!
With regards to your trip route! it looks amazing! those are almost unknown places to many tourists...
You can travel from Lima to Huancayo by train! (a quite interesting journey) or even all the way to huancavelica! from there onwards you would have to take a bus! maybe try taking the day buses so you can see the route which is supposed to be amazing!
Also check out places in the north such us chachapoyas! and In puno try going to other comunities instead of the traditiona uros, amantaniand taquile, try may going to the capachica peninsula there are amazing comunities overthere that are still very authentic
Aug 15, 2012 5:25 PM
6On the MP website, there is an announcement that they no longer accept credit cards for on-line ticket purchases, due to fraud.
My hotel in Cusco assures me that I will have plenty of time once I arrive (October) to get my ticket then. It is not high season, I will have a week before I plan to visit MP, and I don't want to climb HP or do the Inca Trail.
Apparently some hotels are quite willing to purchase the ticket for you ahead of your visit, according to the Thorn Tree posts. I'm not sure which ones or where, however. Maybe the various posts can tell you.
Aug 23, 2012 6:13 AM
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