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.
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).
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Extra tip 3: Where next?
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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.
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