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    • stamporama's Profile Photo

      Questions, questions....

      Cusco Mar 28, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      1) Which gives a better exchange rate in Cusco, banks or money changers?
      2) What are the areas is Cusco that tourists should stay clear of?
      3) If we need to catch the 11 am train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, what time should we leave Cusco if we take a cab? How much is the current taxi fare between Cusco and Ollantaytambo, one-way? Or is there an alternative to a taxi, like maybe an express bus (same route)?
      4) I understand that food cannot be brought inside Machu Picchu but what about water? Could someone verify that it is allowed provided that it's in refillable containers but not in plastic disposable bottles?
      5) Finally, is it possible for Machu Picchu visitors to enter the Inca Trail in the reverse direction in order to view Winay Wayna? If yes, how much is the cost if any and is a guide still required for this?

      Thanks for any responses!

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    • fast early morning/midday/evening buses Cusco/puno

      Cusco Mar 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      We have found some buses that do Cusco to Puno arriving at 2 pm earliest. Are there any that arrive earlier in the day? We don't really care what sort of bus so long as its cheap and fast. (Local bus...?)

      And wed also like to find a bus from Puno to Cusco that leaves in the afternoon, so arriving around 9 or 10. Just as long as this one doesnt leave in the morning and doesn't drive during the sleepiest hours, we want it.

      Why do the bus companies only have early morning or overnight service?

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      Travelling to Machu Picchu from 2th May to 6th May (4 nights)

      Cusco Mar 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be staying in Cusco for 4 nights and will hope to visit Machu Picchu but i can only book my tickets 2 weeks before i travel so i am wondering is there sufficient time for me to book the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu ?

      Joseph Ng

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    • arriving in cusco

      Cusco Mar 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      I am heading to Cusco this April 11-28th. I was told to head straight to Sacred Valley after arriving into Cusco to help avoid altitude sickness I arrive at approx. 10:30am on Saturday and need to return to Cusco sometime Sunday afternoon. Is it worth spending the travel time? I will be doing volunteer work during the work, but have weekends off. Must go to Machu Picchu, do I need to purchase entrance/ train tickets this far in advance. I'll have a couple of weekends free which is when I plan to go to Machu Picchu and probably the Sacred Valley. Do you think I need to book entrance and train tickets in advance or can I organize it when I get to Cusco? Ideally would prefer to wait till I get there in case I want to change things around. Thanks!

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    • photographic gear

      Machu Picchu Mar 27, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      I am wondering if a tripod is permitted inside the ruins and if it is necessary. We intend going first thing in the morning. Thank you in anticipation.

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    • Tour of the Sacred Valley

      by MBEks Online Now Jun 2, 2009 at 8:25 AM

      I am looking for someone to do a private tour of the scared valley. Ideally myself and two traveling mates would be picked up in Cusco and driven to areas of the Sacred Valley and allow time to get out, walk around etc. Ideally the guide would be knowledgeable and fluent in English. I’d prefer not to do the big mass bus tours.

      Does anyone know of a company or indivdual they can reccomend? is it best just to arrange it with our hotel?

      Any estimate of the cost?

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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      Hotels at Ollantaitambo

      by ChioQuiroz Online Now Jun 20, 2008 at 2:30 PM

      HI all!
      Any recommendations for a hotel on Ollantaitambo?
      tks
      AQ

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2011 at 9:10 AM
    • Getting to Ollantaytambo and the MP from there

      by lordnkv Online Now Mar 3, 2005 at 6:13 AM

      Hello all

      I have read some information about taking a bus or taxi from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and then taking the train from there to Machu Picchu. Can these taxis be taken directly from the airport? How are the roads there? I have driven many places in the world and am considering just renting a car and leaving it in Ollantaytambo during my MP journey. I am coming in on an early morning flight into Cuzco and am looking at taking the morning train from Ollantaytambo. How long is the drive?

      THANKS!