best ways to get to machu picchu bmqtravel infographic
best ways to get to machu picchu bmqtravel infographic

best ways to get to machu picchu

This infographic shows the best ways to get to Machu Picchu. The ranking is as follows:

#1. Hiking the Inca Trail: 

Hiking is truly the best way to get to Machu Picchu. You can choose the 1 day hike or the 3 day trek. Both reach Machu Picchu through the emblematic Sun Gate. 

#2. Train to Aguas Calientes

The other highly recommended way to get to Machu Picchu is to hop in a train. There are stations in Cusco, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo where one can take the train a and head towards Aguas Calientes. 

#3. Salkantay Trek

Another of the best ways to get to Machu Picchu is by this 5D/4N Trek. It has amazing views of the Salkantay Mountain before descending to the jungle. One finished the journey in Aguas Calientes.

Read the complete Machu Picchu 2019 Guide here.
Read the complete Inca Trail Guide 2019 here.

Extra tip 1: Bus or Hike?

Please remember that to get from Aguas Calientes Town (river-side) to Machu Picchu (mountain-top) you’ll need to hike your way to and from or take the official bus (which require tickets).

Extra tip 2: The BMQ Travel difference

At bmqtravel.com we are proud of servicing the best camping experience. We service chef designed meals and provide the best immersive experiences. Our travelers rate us THE best way to get to Machu Picchu.

Extra tip 3: Where next?

Planning a vacation to Peru? Interested in going to Machu Picchu? At bmqtravel.com we are a team of expert advisors that will gladly help you on planning your perfect trip! Contact us!

At BMQ Travel we strive for excellence in service and customer satisfaction. As part of that vision we elaborate this guides for travelers who are interested in the main Adventures and Activities Peru has to offer. 

Where next?

Click here to view our: Ranking of Treks in Peru by Difficulty to see which one fits according to your needs and experience.

Interested in booking a Tour to Machu Picchu? Click here to learn more about our: 2D/1N Machu Picchu Inca Trail Hike.  

Train instead of hike? Click here to see Machu Picchu by Train.

Click here to learn more about our: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek Tours or Click here to learn about our recommended tour: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days (1 day hike)

Click here to lear more about our Multi-Day Adventure Tours around Peru.

Get in touch

Please don't hesitate and contact us! We are glad to help you answer all questions regarding your trip to Peru and our services and packages.

Peru Tourism related links

  • PromPeru – Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board
  • MTC – Ministry of Transport and Communications (Peru)
  • Mincetur – Ministry of Tourism and Exports
  • Mincetur Tourism – Tourism Area of the Mincetur

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