Visiting Machu Picchu (Part III: Visiting the Ruins of Machu Picchu)

Machu Picchu at 6AM.

Check out Part I: Advance Preparation and Part II: Getting There Buses for Machu Picchu begin departing as early as 5AM (and for this reason, some restaurants begin serving breakfast as early as 4:30). Taking the first bus is unnecessary: the trip is about twenty minutes and the gates don't open until 6AM. By getting on the ~5:30 buses, we were able to get to the gates just before the park … [Read more...]

Visiting Machu Picchu (Part II: Getting There)

Higher class train service on Peru Rail.

Check out Part I: Advance Preparation There are only two ways to get to Machu Picchu: by foot or by train. If you have the time, money and inclination to do so, traveling to the ruins by foot sounds like an incredible experience. Most accomplish this through a guided four-day trek along the Inca Trail, an ancient paved route that connects Machu Picchu to the Incan (and current regional) capital … [Read more...]

Visiting Machu Picchu (Part I: Advance Preparation)

Check out Part II: Getting There and Part III: Visiting the Ruins of Machu Picchu Hello, travel hackers. Allow me to (briefly) introduce myself as a friend and former colleague of your blog host, Scottrick. I am not much of a travel hacker, but I do use a lot of this information to my benefit. Because of this fact, you probably won’t find many explicit travel hacking tips in my posts. However, … [Read more...]