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How to get from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

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Traveling through Peru can not be complete if we do not visit one of the 7 wonders of the world Machu Picchu, for this we must organize ourselves and see the different ways of how we should get in this case we will do it from Aguas Calientes.

Lo primero que debes de saber es que para llegar a la ciudad Inca antes debemos de llegar a Machu Picchu pueblo o Aguas Calientes de allí es la única ruta por donde debemos ir para llegar al sitio arqueológico.

The town of Aguas Calientes is located in the province of Urubamba, Cusco and is at the foot of the huge mountains that surround it, also became one of the places that offers various services.

Entre los servicios que podemos encontrar en Aguas Calientes son los baños termales que lleva el mismo nombre, las cataratas del Mandor, Montaña Putucusi, Mercado Artesanal y más comercios turísticos.

Maneras de llegar desde Aguas Calientes a la ciudadela de Machu Picchu

From Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Picchu there is a distance of 9 km by road, so you can get there walking or by bus, now I detail how to get there by the two routes:

  • Walk to Machu Picchu.

This option allows us to know more of the surrounding landscape, however the trip to the llaqta is 2 hours. To enter the road that takes you to the archaeological site first you must go through the entrance control and register for this you must show your ticket and identify yourself with your passport or identity card.

The entrance is allowed from 5 in the morning and the road is demanding, so you have to climb until you reach the top of the mountain; the whole stretch is hard and requires a good physical condition, perhaps at the beginning it seems somewhat easy, but as you go up you already feel that the road is hard.

If you are physically fit or have experience trekking then you will love this route, it is strenuous, but at the same time it heals and connects us with nature.

  • Ride by bus to Machu Picchu.

If you want to go up by bus before you must buy your tickets from the company Consetur S.A.C which provides transfer services to the Inca citadel, the arrival time is 20 to 25 minutes to the top.

In order not to be in last minute rush I recommend you to buy a day before or hours before the visit to Machu Picchu and you have to be half an hour before your departure time.

The tickets have a different cost: for Cusquenian locals is S/ 19 soles, Machu Picchu is S/ 8 soles, for national tourists the adult pays $ 15 dollars, student $ 10 dollars and children $ 8 dollars.

The foreign tourist adult pays $ 24 dollars and children $ / $ 12 dollars these are round trip, if you want to go only one way and return on foot or vice versa must pay half the general cost.

Travel time from Aguas Calientes

As we said it will depend on the route you take, if it is on foot it will take 2 hours or more depending on the time you take to go up, but if you travel by bus it will only take you 25 to 30 minutes to get there.

Visitar Machu Picchu with Terandes.com

Traveling with the travel agency Tierra de los Andes guarantees personalized service and professionals who will accompany you on your trip, in this case we will take care of acquiring your entrance tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu and if you want to visit go to the Huayna Picchu mountain.

Remember that, to get to the Inca citadel you must be before in the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes to then go to the archaeological site, preferably visit in the dry season which is from April to October, because in these months there is no presence of rain and your trip will be better compared to the rainy season where the fog covers the entire mountain and does not allow you to travel.

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