2-3 days time to see machu picchu
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Mar 13, 2013 5:50 PM Last Post By: SFLboogie
Jan 21, 2013 3:02 PM
2-3 days time to see machu picchuhi,
my two friends and i will arrive in cusco either saturday morning or saturday late at night...
our plane leaves on the following tuesday morning...
i guess that is not enough time to do the inka trail or is there a short version of it?
any other chance to do machu picchu and not look like these standard tourists ;-)
Jan 21, 2013 8:29 PM
1You have plenty of time to see MP, Piscec; Ollantaytambo; Saxeywoman.
You need to sign up for the Inca trail months in advance.
Jan 21, 2013 8:45 PM
Jan 22, 2013 2:11 AM
Jan 22, 2013 7:52 AM
Jan 24, 2013 4:38 PM
5You can do a day trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu. A bus or taxi early in the morning from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, then the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. (Unless there is now a train going directly from Cusco to Machu Picchu.) Also, there's another town, starting with a P, closer to Cusco, and from which trains also depart for Machu Picchu. And as "aslukas" above said, buy your Machu Picchu ticket as soon as you can in Cusco -- you can't buy it at the gate. As for your train ticket -- the two tain companies, Peru Rail and Inca Rail, have offices on the main Cusco plaza (and probably internet sites as well). You may want to visit one or the other train office as soon as possible once you're in Cusco, unless you find that you can do everything in advance on the internet. Do as much research as you can well in advance.
As for "not looking like a standard tourist" -- I'm not quite sure what you mean, but if you don't want to look like a standard tourist, then do NOT wear shorts, a t-shirt with a goofy or rude message, a day-pack, water bottle, sunglasses, dangling cameras, or floppy-brimmed hat. However, since you may require some of these things (like water bottle or hat) for your day at Machu Picchu, you may have to resign yourself to looking like a standard tourist, at least to that degree.
Jan 26, 2013 11:01 AM
6You won't have time to do the Inca Trail, but with Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu especially, you'll get plenty of hiking in!
With your short trip, please be aware of altitude sickness. Since it's off topic, I won't get into all the hard-learned advice I have on how to prevent altitude sickness in Peru, but it'd be wise to keep it in mind so you don't get sick.
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