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MarieJose MarieJose

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The climb of the Hyuanu Picchu was more amazing than the tourist-filled Machu Picchu, although the view of the Inca complex from above did recover mood and opinion about Machu Picchu a lot.  


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Ushi_rm Ushi_rm

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First time - August 2005

Second time - December 2009


rhiannon.alexandersampson rhiannon.alexandersampson

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This was absolutely amazing, and something that I will never forget. 


RobF13 RobF13

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 Went to Peru and Bolivia in the summer of 2013.  Amazing countries with great cultures, I highly recommend going there in your life!  Waking up early in the morning for the fog was worth it


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 February 2013


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Ama sua, ama llulla, ama quella!

 


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 one of the 10 wonders of the world


catthekiwi catthekiwi

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 Its as incredible as everyone says.  There are thousands of people up there everyday and the queue just to get the bus from Aguas Caliente is a long one, but it's worth the wait and while you might never get a photo without people in it the views are still as epic.  I went in the afternoon.  Initially I was disappointed not to get a morning ticket but watching the sunset over Machu Picchu was something else. 


catthekiwi catthekiwi

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 It's as amazing as everyone says.  Magical.  Once upon a time I wanted to do the Inca trail but with less time up my sleeve, I opted for the faster, easier option which was to bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, then the train from there to Aguas Caliente (stunning views) and then buy a return trip for the bus that takes you up the winding, steep road to Machu Picchu.  There is so much walking to be done up there and you only have 5 hours.  You can now only buy a morning (most popular) of afternoon pass for the park and these need to be purchased in advance (a few days ahead is okay from the Machu Picchu ticket office in Cusco) near the Chocolate musuem. Train tickets can be booked online with either Peru or Inca (more expensive) rail (book weeks ahead).  Expect there to be a long queue for the buses in Aguas Caliente at both times.  To make the most of your time in the park you might need to start queuing up to 2 hours before the entry time on your Machu Picchu ticket as the ride up the hill also takes about 45 minutes.  Take plenty of water and food, sunscreen and clothing for all weather.  Temperatures can be very hot or cold, dry or wet and there is very little shelter in the park itself.  Max your camera battery as every view is epic!!  And there's always the opportunity for a relaxing soak in Aquas terminales if your feet will carry you the 10 minute walk up the hill, along the path into the forest to get there. 


collins1448 collins1448

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 On July16th I booked my plane ticket to fly from Lima, Peru to Cusco. On July 17th, I booked my plane ticket to Lima, Peru. I will be flying to Lima on 9/07/15 and then fly to Cusco on 9/09/15. I also have train tickets, and hotel accommodations booked. I am ready! So excited!


nashy1977 nashy1977

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Hike the Inca Trail and be the first of the day to look out over Machu Picchu.

 


stef.sim stef.sim

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Yep I was there! Stunning vistas through every door! Wayna Picchu was the best! Feb 2012

 


migrotherr migrotherr

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Inca trail and entering M.Picchu as first team in the morning - BRILLIANT !

 


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With my friend Grace, we completed a 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu in July 2010.  One of the best experiences ever!


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After a bit more than three weeks in Peru (and a couple of days in Bolivia), I finally ended up... there! Machu Picchu. I also had the chance to visit a couple of other ruins in the days before, but nothing was as stunning as this one. Regardless of the large amount of tourists you'll see there (remember, you're a tourist too!), there's not denying that this is a place to see before kicking the bucket.

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 We were headed to Machu Picchu when the pandemic broke and we were quickly ushered out of the country and returned to America. 


TraceyCohen TraceyCohen

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My husband proposed to me at the top of the world!


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