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    • Puno, Copacabana or both

      Puno Jan 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM

      My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

      1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

      2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

      Thank you

    • Cusco vs Arequipa

      Peru Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      2 Full days Cusco and 2 days Arequipa?
      Or 3 days Cusco and 1 day Arequipa?

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      Rainbow mountain trek

      Peru Feb 4, 2017 at 1:16 AM

      I will do the Inka trail in the end of June, and before that I will spend a week in and around Cusco.
      After the Inka Trail I would like to do a Vinicunca Rainbow mountain trek, not a one day hike but one that is at least two days long, or more.
      How easy is it to find a trek like that, for the beginning of July, while I’m in Cusco?
      If booked directly at a travel agent in Cusco, how much do the treks cost?
      Which agency would you recommend?

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      Are January 2017 Tickets for Machu Picchu available

      by Indy80 Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      Ticket availability in January 2017 is not posted on the official website Can anybody advise how I can go about booking tickets for the 5th of January 2017. When are they released? If I go through an agent will they have access to tickets?

      11 Answers Oct 30, 2016 at 4:58 PM
    • Season of Year

      by jayrule Online Now Oct 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM

      When is the best time of year to go for weather, low crowds, etc.

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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      Fear of the height

      by xaver Online Now Sep 1, 2016 at 7:11 AM

      Do you think somebody with a serious fear of the height could have problems in visiting Machu Pichu?

      9 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 10:16 AM
    • solo traveller

      by gargoylesrus Online Now Jul 4, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      I was wondering if there is a company that caters for solo travellers from the uk that wouldn`t cost the earth, to visit machu picchu,it seems a bit difficult to do on my own,flights and hotel i can manage,or is there any fellow brits planning a trip for next year who would welcome a companion?

      6 Answers Jul 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM
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      Machu Pichu - 2 days

      by TatyanaA Online Now Apr 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM

      I've booked trains and hotel to spend 2 nights at Aguas Caliente. But buying tickets for entrance to Mp worked not so good. I have 2 tickets for the first day to MP+Mountain, but booking for MP+HP for the second day was denied - overbooking. Its weird, because site still shows 31 ticket available for my date.
      So can anybody suggest what can I do on the second day (my train is rather late).
      Is it any chance that I'll buy tickets on the site day before?
      Can we hike by ourselves near Aguas Caliente? Are there other places of interest except MP?

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2016 at 2:59 PM
    • mens' Peruvian silver and blue bracelet

      by GaryB52 Online Now Jan 30, 2016 at 10:13 AM

      June 2015 I bought from a vendor's stall near end of what I believe is called the Aguas Calientes market just after leaving the gate of Machu Picchu. I bought two silver and blue rings and wanted to buy a matching bracelet but my family dissuaded me. How can I get in touch with the vendor (two or three women were working in the stall at that time)



      1 Answer Jan 30, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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      What to take?!

      by KoalaB Online Now Jan 1, 2016 at 8:15 PM

      I'm travelling with a small tour group to MP in middle of March 2016. We fly to Cuzco where we spend time visiting ruins etc. two days before we take the train to the Sacred Valley. Reading all the tips on what to take I'm thinking I'm going to need a bigger back pack! I'm not a young person any more. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

      11 Answers Jan 19, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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      How to get to the viewpoint with Machu Picchu in the background

      by youvirtualtourist Online Now Dec 24, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      I was wondering without doing any of the 2 mountain hikes, how does one get to the main viewpoint with the ruins in the background? What direction do I take? Is it close by to the Machu Picchu entrance or do I go up some trail? As much detail as possible if possible.


      8 Answers Dec 25, 2015 at 9:35 PM
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      Machu Picchu

      by bobsnicholson Online Now Oct 30, 2015 at 12:06 AM

      When is the quietest time of year to visit Machu Picchu. I don't do busy and queues. Ta

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2015 at 4:03 AM
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      November rainy days

      by malka12 Online Now Oct 7, 2015 at 3:53 AM

      Is that so bad to visit machu Picchu on rainy days? I have only 3 days in tha area from 10-13 of november, and the forecast inform about rainy days all november

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2015 at 9:33 AM
    • cost for train

      by LindaT42 Online Now Aug 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM

      What is the current one way cost for the Hiram Bingham train?

      3 Answers Aug 1, 2015 at 6:35 PM
    • tour booking

      by Efishnsea6 Online Now 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

      12 Answers Nov 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM
    • Is one day enough

      by Efishnsea6 Online Now May 2, 2015 at 4:27 AM

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

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 3:59 PM
    • museum inside MP

      by inday27 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM

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

      14 Answers Jun 11, 2015 at 11:00 PM
    • Best way to organise day trip to MP?

      by RachelM42 Online Now 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

      6 Answers Dec 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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      shoes to pack/wear

      by ramblercarol Online Now 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?

      by RachelM42 Online Now 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

      by monicarc Online Now 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!

      6 Answers Feb 17, 2015 at 1:16 AM
    • Weather in February / clothing

      by Proudfam Online Now 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

      by Proudfam Online Now 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

      by OlgaB7 Online Now 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 please. Thank you

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

      by inday27 Online Now 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

      by TravelTheWorld4 Online Now 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?


      3 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 11:47 PM
    • things to do/go/see for 3 days in Cuzco;

      by inday27 Online Now 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
    • Cheap tour

      by AnjaS2 Online Now 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 Nov 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM
    • route plan for 1/2 day trip

      by peru2015 Online Now 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
    • altitude sickness

      by peru2015 Online Now 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 Aug 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    • Hiking boots?

      by duckness Online Now 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
    • Walking Sticks

      by rilysmsn Online Now Jun 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Do you need walking sticks for a one day trip into macho picchu and can you take your personal one?

      7 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM
    • When to go?

      by oconnorpam Online Now May 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      Is there a time of year when it is less cloudy so you can see the view?

      7 Answers May 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM