Machu Picchu Travel Tips

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24 Comments

  1. Ben Forster says:

    Thanks for all the advice.  Helps takes quite a bit of the intimidation out of the planning 🙂

  2. Fokis Gaming says:

    It's really cool that you took the time to make this.  I prefer watching this over reading all the various websites.  We are going in Sept this year, super excited!

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  4. i visited peru last year..what a horrible experience. .this is a country full of drunken people and garbage everywhere

  5. murd777 says:

    That's a very wrong advice for anyone who would like to go to Machu Picchu first time.
    You should stay in Cusco city for at least 1 or 2 days, there are manh things to see in Cusco city and also your body needs to adjust to the altitude. Then think about going to Machu Picchu.

  6. aztmln says:

    Very comprehensive and helpful. Thank you!!!

  7. Graysdir says:

    Hi! Is it necessary to prebook hotels in Aguas Calientes in October? How busy were they? I don't know the exact day I will be there so hard to prebook… but dont want to end up sleeping on a bench! Thanks for any advice.

  8. This is very helpful! Thank you! We are traveling to Machu Picchu in about 2 weeks..

  9. Andrei Tudor says:

    3400 m of altitude needs no acclimatization, unless you plan to run a marathon ….

  10. L Witt says:

    GREAT information, thank you much!

  11. Justin Time says:

    Peru is amazing – I have returned from an 8-day Adventure Trip there with Tucan Travel and posted a Video of the trip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7uEx0LwceE + a detailed video about the exciting climb of Waynapicchu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZ0j-sCKIc

  12. hlub ibtxhis says:

    very useful information… thanks.

  13. otorongo510 says:

    This well-made video offers good tips. But here's a brief update concerning travel to MP. It is no longer necessary to take a two-hour plus taxi ride to Ollantaytambo to catch the train. As of 2016, you can now catch the tourist train to Aguas Calientes from Poroy station, only 13km from Cusco. If you want to do just a day trip to MP, you will not have enough time to spend there if you try to do it the same day you fly into Cusco. The train that makes a one day trip doable leaves at 5-6 AM, much earlier than any flights coming from Lima. I also agree with another poster who suggested that you spend a couple of days adjusting to Cusco before going to MP. Once you're adjusted to Cusco's elevation, you will have no risk of altitude sickness at MP. The suggestion that you spend time in a city of intermediate elevation such as Arequipa is one way to adjust. Arequipa is worth seeing in its own right, but it is nowhere near Cusco and you would need extra time to incorporate Arequipa into your travel plan. Another way to prevent altitude sickness is to order mate de coca tea at the Lima airport just before your flight. You can bring a second packet to make an extra cup on the plane. Mate de coca comes from the same plant used to process cocaine but it is nothing like cocaine. It's just a mild stimulant.

  14. This video was helpful can't wait to visit.

  15. Link to map doesn't work.

  16. lafi tui says:

    Thank you for sharing your video, really appreciate it. We are planning a trip there in October. Greatly appreciated. Safe travels my friend…

  17. PToastman says:

    What are your thoughts about using a credit card instead of cash?

  18. The best pieces of advice before traveling to Machu Picchu, excellent video.
    There are different routes to get to Machu Picchu:
    – Salkantay Trek Machu picchu
    – Huchuy Qosqo
    – Inca Trail
    🙂

  19. Julio Verne says:

    Cusco Mural Shows History Of Peru – By Juan Bravo


  20. Ramesh Bas says:

    Very well done! is it good go in February?

  21. Radha Shah says:

    Thx a lot for all yr travel trips. I will be going there in May of this year.

  22. Thanks for the map!!!

  23. So ultimately, would you consider just buying a ticket to stay in Cusco and booking a tour locally, or purchase a tour guide from home?

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