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There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us. 

Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found.

When planning your trip to Machu Picchu the first thing is to check if there is availability of entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu, the maximum number of people who can enter is 2500 and these tickets can be purchased with your travel agency or directly at: www 


Travel From Cusco To Machu Picchu  

By bus plus walk: 344 soles which is the sum of: 80 soles in public transport along the Santa Teresa route round trip, plus 152 soles of entry, plus 77 soles of bus to Machu Picchu (round trip), more 35 soles of accommodation for 1 night in Aguas Calientes (approximate price in bed in shared room). If they go up and down on foot it is reduced to 267 soles. If they are from Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia their budget is reduced to 256 soles 

By train: 659 soles: 400 soles round trip on the cheapest trains (leaving at 5:00 am and returning at 6:00 pm), plus 30 soles from Cusco- Ollantaytambo-Cusco, plus 77 soles of bus to Machu Picchu, plus 152 soles of the entrance ticket. If they are from Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia their budget is reduced to 581 soles 


Places to eat in Machu Picchu 

The maximum savings and good food is found in the market: breakfasts from 4 to 6 soles (1.5 to 2 dollars), lunches from 8 to 10 soles (2.5 to 3.5 dollars). The fruit juices are very good and they serve you in jars, from 3 to 6 soles ($ 1 to $ 2). The further you move away from the main square, you will see several trolleys selling emollient, juices and breads. On my last trip I saved at breakfast because I had a super nutritious quinoa with an apple that costs 1 to 1.5 soles and my bread with avocado or sweet potato (1 sun each). It is the breakfast that many Peruvians take, not only in Cusco but throughout Peru. 

Restaurants near the main square with menus from 10 to 25 soles (3.5 to 7 dollars). 



Taxis airport - city: within the 15 soles apt, outside you can get 10 soles

Taxis within the city: 4 soles (1.5 dollars)

Cusco to Ollantaytambo: in van 12 soles ($ 4.00) per person 

Cusco to Pisac: 2 soles by bus 


Price to visit Machu Picchu

There are several types and prices of tickets to Machu Picchu. 


Macchu Picchu 

  • Adult: USD 70
  • Student: 41 USD 

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 

  • Adult: 86 USD 
  • Student: 57 USD 

Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain 

  • Adult: 86 USD 
  • Student: 57 USD 

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Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes train 

Foreigners, tourist train prices vary from US $ 54 to more than US $ 300 round trip, varies according to schedules and services. 

The cheapest service in Peru Rail is the Expedition. 


Buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

If you are in savings plan you can go on foot. The road is well marked and is steep. The final time will depend on your pace of walking. 


Round trip to Machu Picchu: US $ 24 foreigners 


Machu Picchu tour guide cost 

The Machu Picchu tour price is approximately 30 soles per person if a guide is hired between 5 to 6 people. In the same Machu Picchu you can hire guides and wait to form a group.


Cusco guide

If you do not go with a travel agency, you can hire guides at the same archaeological sites. I do not know if there are places everywhere, I think so. The prices vary.

  • In Tipón, cost $ 5 per guide per group of 3 people
  • In Quenko $7 for 2 people
  • In Qoricancha it cost $ 5 for 2. 

It depends on the group number and if there are many people looking for a guide. 


Cusco Peru tourist attractions

  • Churches in Cusco: from $ 4 to $ 9
  • Inka Museum: $ 4
  • Qoricancha: $ 4

The Turist Ticket includes entrances to the archaeological sites: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tipon, Moray, Pikillacta, Chinchero. Tickets are only valid for 10 days. 

  • Foreigners Adults: $ 43
  • Foreigners Students: $ 23

Air or land flights to Cusco 

Flights to Cusco Peru for foreigners, the cheapest airlines are Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines. If you go by bus, it's like 20 to 21 hours on the way from Lima. Prices vary according to the type of service. I recommend Cruz del Sur and Oltursa in the best services they have to go more comfortable. 


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