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11. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting stephy

i d love to go in the nite, 3 or so to arrive for the sun set...
stephy

You can take the early bus up to Machu Picchu, from Auga Calientes, and be there for the Sunset. That's what I did, but it was Very, Very foggy. So you may not see the sunset, but eventually the fog burns off and you can wander around MP in the mist.

12. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Alos, I'm not sure but they may have organized tours at night (like on full moon or spiritual tour, etc.). Not sure about this, but I think I remember reading about these types of things.

13. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting dtz

Hello
I am planning to go to Peru in September ( I hope the weather will be still good ).I checked the 2 day Inca trail but the way the route was planned is kind of pointless-from Aqua caliente going to Machu Picchu and then go down with a bus and the next day going up to Macchu again and then taking the train to Cuzco and all this for the very "sweet" price of 260$.I was wondering is it possible to make the trail from Aqua Caliente to Machu Picchu without a quide.Are there any trail marks or maps and is it allowed at all to go without experienced proffesional?Thanks!

That price is absolutely crazy. It this "tour" is from Aguas Calientes, you dont need anyone at all. There is only a single road from Maccu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (or viceversa) that the buses use to haul people back and forth. Like Travel100 said, it is a 15 min bus ride, nothing too spectacular to see. If anything, I wouldnt walk it because there is no side road and the buses go up and down pretty fast so you stand a chance of being hit by one of them. My advice, do it on your own...

14. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Let me rephrase, do the tour on your own (if you are in Aguas Calientes, then you ARE already in Maccu Picchu) but take a bus to bring you up and down, it is really cheap. Buy a Rough Guide or Lonely Planet that can give you info on the ruins, you really dont need a guide to take you through it.

15. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Buy a Rough Guide or Lonely Planet that can give you info on the ruins, you really dont need a guide to take you through it.

For a place like Machu Picchu, I prefer seeing & experiencing it without a guide (ie- someone constantly talking), it's a peaceful plave that you can "feel" as much as anything else. And like Anne says, you can read a good guide for all the info.. Plus you can always get close enough to another tour group, when you want, and hear what they are saying.

Also like Anne says, it's a pretty easy place to do on your own. You just need the train & a taxi to get you to the station really early in the morning (cusco-Agua Cal.), a place to stay in Auga C., and then the bus up & down you just get in Augu C., and then the train back. It's pretty straight-forward and simple.

16. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

New question, imortant!!!

Me and my boyfriend are planning to do the Machu Picchu trail in November. Does anyone think that we'll have to book in advance?

My best friend (who used to live in Peru for like 2 years) said that you never have to book, just get there and arrange a guide yourself at the spot. But maybe that's just low season?

And what about November? Is that low season? Is it even possible to do the trail or is it too rainy or slippery or something?

Lots of reccomendations, please!!!

Cheers
//Susanna

17. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

That's definitely in the low season. It's already totally booked through the end of August. Don't know what the situation's like in November, but in the high season you have book in advance.

18. Posted by Peruvian (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Hi friends, i reccomend view the web of my Holland friends, picture of Inca Trail and more....

http://www.wereldtrip.nl/

Omar.

19. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Thanks for the photos!!

I´m departing the Inca Trail in a couple of weeks, now, i'm expecting!!

20. Posted by Peruvian (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Good Luck Catalina!!!!

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