To get Machu Picchu, you need arrive to Cusco City, or Ollantaytambo train station, and then go by train to Machu Picchu, or hiking through the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins in the kilometer 82 of the railroad Cusco to Machu Picchu.

There are daily bus services or taxis between Cusco and Ollantaytambo. Also bus services between Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) and Machu Picchu Inca citadel on the top mountain.

Machu Picchu town don't has airport. There are not roads between Cusco to Machu Picchu.

For those that have about seven exclusive days for the visit to Machu Picchu Inca City and also are adventure lovers, the walk through the "Inca trail" is recommended. This route has become the favorite of many tourists and only last year, more than 15 thousand people followed these roads to arrive to
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu This hiking begins in the kilometer 82 of the railroad Cusco to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes), in Ollantaytambo. Leaded by guides and in groups not smaller than 10; you arrive to Machu Picchu after 4 days, after traveling 40 kms. (24.85 miles) by the old Inca stone road, on the edge of the Urubamba canyon. The road crosses the Inca ruins of Patallacta, Huallabamba, Runku Rakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyu Pata Marca and Wiñaywayna. Besides captivating natural landscapes, water falls, tunnels, abundant flora and fauna, amid the exuberant vegetation for being near the forest, with view to the snowy mountains, and with pure air free of any vestige of contamination; ideal for birdwatching. The service of mountain guides, includes all the equipment, feeding, tents, carriers, etc.

Exist routes for hiking of smaller duration; one that leaves from the Kilometer 104 of the railroad crosses the ruins of Wiñaywayna and after few hours you arrive to Machu Picchu Inca Citadel.

In all these routes lodgings of "Instituto Nacional de Cultura" (National Institute of Culture) exist where you can spend the night, and the roads are signaled, in spite of it, it is recommended to hire the services of experienced mountain guides.

The traditional and most frequent is by train from Cusco to the station of Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes).

Train Services to Machu Picchu

Information about train tickets to Machu Picchu: itineraries and fares

When arriving to Machu Picchu Town, small buses can be taken that ascend the mountain and transport you to the Inca citadel.

The train line runs parallel to some parts of the Urubamba River, and the trip itself is a show for the beautiful landscapes that you observe.


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