Hi, I just a booked a 6 day retreat in iquitos peru. After the retreat I still have a week to explore on my own. I'm really interested in going to machu picchu. Any suggestions on the best and cheapest way to go about this? My flight leaves from iquitos.
Im guessing you wont be hiking the Inca trail, so I would take a flight from Iquitos to Cusco, stay overnight and take the train to Machu Picchu. Its an all day trip if you choose to stay in Cusco, though there are towns that are closer that you could overnight in. I personally did not like Aguas Calientes but it does conveniently sit at the base of Machu Picchu.