4 Tips for Booking a Trip to Machu Picchu

Essential Tips for a Great Trip to the Citadel

Author: The Traveling Professor/Friday, November 9, 2018/Categories: Peru & Machu Picchu

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Professor Steve Solosky has been designated a Peru Expert by The New York Times Travel Show.  Here are The Traveling Professor's best tips for planning a trip to Machu Picchu:

Book in Advance: Entrance to Machu Picchu is limited to a certain amount of visitors daily. The only way to get to Aguas Calientes (where Machu Picchu is located) is to walk or take the train.  There is NO car transportation to Aguas Calientes.  Book tickets for Machu Picchu entrance and trains to Aguas Calientes in advance.  We have seen people get to Peru, but have been shut out in terms of getting train tickets and Machu Picchu tickets.

Don't Go in December, January, February and the Beginning of March:  It is rainy season.  Sometimes trains are not available due to the rain.

In Aguas Calientes, Only Eat in Higher-End Restaurants:  On our Traveling Professor Small Group Tours to Machu Picchu and Peru, we have practically eliminated all issues related to food by only eating at higher end restaurants.

Stay Overnight in Aguas Calientes for at Least 2 Nights:  The biggest mistake I see people make is going to Machu Picchu as a day trip.  How we plan it on our Traveling Professor Small Group Tours to Machu Picchu is that on the day of arrival, we do an afternoon general tour of Machu Picchu, then the next morning we do a day hike along the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate.  Other optional hikes are Huaynu Picchu and the Inca Bridge.

Join The Traveling Professor on his next small group tour to Machu Picchu and Peru.



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