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    • tranvia and tourist tickets

      Cusco May 3, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      I've reading reviews on Cusco, often mentioned "make sure you being your tourist ticket" when visiting places like SV, Ollan, churches/cathedral, etc; a while back when I begin to consider going to MP, I read reviews and recommendation fr VT forum and remember to come upon tranvia and tickets to purchase in Cusco; now I can't find topic on tranvia and ticket to buy so I can learn more. We are going in August. Any lead please

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    • Peru Rail tickets

      Cusco 23 hours ago

      We are going to Peru on August 2015; staying in Cusco for 3 days and will take Peru rail fr Ollan to MP, is it OK to buy train tickets online now (June 2015) or wait till we get to Cusco?

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    • tour booking

      Machu Picchu May 7, 2015 at 6:28 PM

      Has anyone booked there tour to Machu Picchu from Cuzco itself ? Have my own idea of what I would like to see and all tours seem quite expensive when booked from home. Can anyone recommend any tour companies over there at all? Thanks, Chris

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    • tour booking

      Machu Picchu May 7, 2015 at 6:28 PM

      Has anyone booked there tour to Machu Picchu from Cuzco itself ? Have my own idea of what I would like to see and all tours seem quite expensive when booked from home. Can anyone recommend any tour companies over there at all? Thanks, Chris

      8 Answers May 23, 2015 at 2:54 AM
    • tranvia and tourist tickets

      Cusco May 3, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      I've reading reviews on Cusco, often mentioned "make sure you being your tourist ticket" when visiting places like SV, Ollan, churches/cathedral, etc; a while back when I begin to consider going to MP, I read reviews and recommendation fr VT forum and remember to come upon tranvia and tickets to purchase in Cusco; now I can't find topic on tranvia and ticket to buy so I can learn more. We are going in August. Any lead please

      2 Answers May 3, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    • Is one day enough

      Machu Picchu May 2, 2015 at 4:27 AM

      Is one day enough to visit Machu Picchu or would two days be ideal.

      4 Answers May 2, 2015 at 3:32 PM
    • places to see

      Cusco Apr 30, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      we'll be in Cusco, Peru for 3 days in August; we plan (hoping) to do tours by ourselves (2); need help on places togo/see and how much to hire a taxi/guide and where (in forum, mbrs said people in where one stays usually is a good source) and how much (ball park) a day? any help will be appreciated. also coming in early (6 AM), is it safe to get a taxi fr airport to hotel (it is said, if p/u is arranged by hotel, more expensive) and how much? Thank you.

      9 Answers May 3, 2015 at 12:14 AM
    • museum inside MP

      Machu Picchu Apr 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM

      How far is the museum inside MP from the gate where people go in to MP?

      9 Answers May 1, 2015 at 4:15 AM
    • Nestor Sanchez

      Cusco Apr 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Is Nestor Sanchez art, displayed at Regional History Museum, accessible online?

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2015 at 7:54 AM
    • affordable person/taxi

      Cusco Mar 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM

      we will be in Cuzco for 4 days in August 2015; we are in late 70s and on a budget; will appreciate if any member can recommend someone w/ car who can drive us around SV and help us buys tickets for site entrance, train and MV.

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2015 at 9:49 PM
    • Where to book the Salkantay trek?

      Cusco Mar 9, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      Hi guys,

      Because the Inca trail is pretty much full until August, I would like to do the Salkantay trek. Does anyone know a good place where I can book this? I prefer a safe qualified agency because I know many agencies aren't qualified for tours like this.

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Mar 18, 2015 at 12:16 PM
    • Spanish school Amauta has moved to a different building?

      Cusco Mar 5, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      Hi guys! I am planning to travel around in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for the next 4 months. I would like to start my journey in Cusco to learn some Spanish at Amauta. I’ve heard that the address has changed, possibly to Jose Carlos Mariátegui K-4 (Sta Mónica) Does anyone know about this? And supposedly there is agency in the same building?

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2015 at 2:37 PM
    • Best way to organise day trip to MP?

      Machu Picchu Mar 5, 2015 at 12:42 PM

      Planning on staying in cusco for 3 nights and want to do the day trip to MP. Seen online that its advisable to buy tickets prior to arrival, however just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of wheres best to purchase from? Ive looked online but its difficult to gage which websites are legitimate. would like to do MP and hyuana too, so can anyone advise a package deal or how best to go about organising this. Also any experiences of inca or peru rail and which one to book with? Many thanks, Rachel

      5 Answers May 2, 2015 at 7:42 AM
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      shoes to pack/wear

      Machu Picchu Feb 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      I am travelling round Peru inc walking the last part of the trek up to Machu Picchu so wondering what footwear is best. I am then moving to a small boat for a trip round the Galapagos and again wondering about footwear. I will be using a rucksack. Would full walking boots be best or lighter walking shoes or walking sandals.
      re boat would it be wise to take canvas shoes which can get wet then walk round the various islands.

      8 Answers Mar 5, 2015 at 6:27 PM
    • worth visiting in march 2015?

      Machu Picchu Feb 17, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Hi all,
      Planning on visiting cusco and doing the day trip to MP next month, however I have noted that the weather is likely to be wet. Has anyone had experience of MP in this weather? I am anxious of spending the money to go to see the amazing MP but being disappointed by poor visibility and being unable to take good photographs for the memory.
      Thank you in advance

      4 Answers Feb 18, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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      Tickets to enter mp

      Machu Picchu Feb 16, 2015 at 6:23 AM

      Investigating possible trip to mp in July and read it's advisable to buy your tickets to get into mp a day or so prior--we would be in Cuzco and I saw a reference to the ticket office. I was then looking at pix of mp in general and saw a reference that you must have a guide inside the grounds. So, question, is there a chance the tickets to mp could sell out? Do I need a guide to go in with us? We aren't wanting to do a trek, just enter mp. Thanks!

      7 Answers May 2, 2015 at 7:46 AM
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      Inti Raymi Festival - Cusco, Peru

      Cusco Jan 23, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      How you I get ticket to the event?
      To buy ticket from the organizer site, one have to register. After that they sent me a link. I followed the link and after selecting the seating section, it takes me back to the registration page. Emailed the organizer and no response.
      Online forums suggested getting it from a local travel agency. Any reliable ones anyone can post a link?

      thnkas

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM
    • Weather in February / clothing

      Machu Picchu Jan 18, 2015 at 5:10 PM

      What type of pants and shoes are good for women? We are staying in hotel, not much hiking.

      1 Answer Jan 18, 2015 at 11:54 PM
    • Weather early February

      Machu Picchu Jan 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM

      What would be best kind of pants and shoes for woman? Staying in hotel, not hiking.

      6 Answers Jan 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM
    • Physical requirement

      Machu Picchu Dec 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      How difficult is it to tour this place? I will be joining a 48 hours land tour while in a SA cruise. I have a lower back & minor knee problem. Should I completely avoid this once in a lifetime tour. I do 30 minutes walks every two days but am not sure if my body can handle such a "steep" climb. Any information, recommendation, feedback will be greatly appreciated.I am determined to visit & see this wonder and didn't mind paying a lot for this tour.
      Also, I hear from others that have been there that the high altitude may also pose a problem particularly for those w/some breathing problem..feedback please. Thank you

      20 Answers Apr 7, 2015 at 4:02 PM
    • Virgin Vacation

      Machu Picchu Dec 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      any VT mbrs heard/used Virgin Vacation to Lima (cusco,etc)?

      4 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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      Traveling to Machu Picchu

      Machu Picchu Nov 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      I will be arriving at the Cusco airport on a Tuesday. My goal is to get to Machu Picchu the next day on Wednesday. Currently, trains are not running all the way from Cusco to Machu, you have to take a bus to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba and then a train to Machu. I would prefer to arrive in Machu around 10AM and depart around 10AM.

      Here are my questions:

      What is the best way to get from the airport to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba? Taxi, bus? Cost?

      On arrival day I can stay in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, which one would you choose and why?

      Thanks

      4 Answers May 2, 2015 at 7:48 AM
    • things to do/go/see for 3 days in Cuzco;

      Machu Picchu Oct 12, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      planning to stay in cuzco for 4 days (1 day in MP) to acclimate (only if necessary), pls advise places/things to do in and around cuzco for 3 days; also,

      12 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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      Local trekking company in Cusco

      Cusco Oct 11, 2014 at 5:05 AM

      Hi. My husband and I are going to Peru in January 2015 and of course, we'll visit Cusco and Machu Picchu. We've decided to do the 2 trekking days from km 104.

      We dont want to pay double price only because we are out side of Peru and booking trough internet and trough operators is much more expensive.

      Does any one know a good, professional and trust able local company that we can contact directly to book our trekking? Name? Telephone number? any information? please?

      Many thanks !!

      Monica and Mike

      6 Answers Dec 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
    • Hiring a Private Driver

      Urubamba Oct 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      Can you hire a private driver from Urubamba, Peru to the surrounding sites and ruins, or is this mainly done out of Cusco, Peru?

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM
    • Walking from Aguas Calientes to Maachu Pichu

      Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu Sep 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Rather than taking train or bus from Aguas Calientes to Maachu Pichu, is there a trail to hike?

      8 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 5:41 AM
    • Cheap tour

      Machu Picchu Sep 30, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Does anybody know a cheap tour Machu Picchu and surroundings, pick-up in Cusco but no city tour of Cusco and no airport service? Ideal 2 to 4 days and cheap? Gracias

      4 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM
    • route plan for 1/2 day trip

      Machu Picchu Sep 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM

      Going to Machu Picchu mid March 2015. With only 1/2 day to explore I would appreciate any advice on how to see and photograph as much as possible (bearing in mind I will only have been in the country 24 hours). Is there a good route once through the gate? Anything extra I can see with the time I have? Thank you so much folks!

      6 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 5:43 AM
    • Short Inca Trail

      Cusco Aug 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Will be doing the Inca Trail from Km. 104 to MachuPichu. Would like to know how difficult it is.

      15 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 2:06 AM
    • altitude sickness

      Machu Picchu Aug 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      what to do before going. what to pack to alleviate altitude sickness in Machu Picchu. No time to acclimatize as the trip will be a quickie.

      6 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    • Hiking boots?

      Machu Picchu Aug 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      Are hiking boots needed when visiting the Machu Picchu ruins in September if one is not climbing the mountains there? Are good athletic shoes with thick soles adequate?

      4 Answers Aug 17, 2014 at 9:31 AM
    • Tour Guide

      Cusco Aug 11, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Can anybody recommend a good tour guide for Cusco part of our visit

      2 Answers Aug 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM
    • Wine in Sacred Valley?

      Urubamba Jun 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      Can you buy wines and sprigs in Urubamba? Where? In grocery stores or liquor stores?