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1. Posted by carlos23ny (Full Member 24 posts) 11y

carlos23ny has indicated that this thread is about Peru

I am planing on visiting Cuzco on Nov 19-24

does anyone know how much it cost to visit machu pichu?

can I wait till I arrive to purchase?

any information would be greatly appreciated

thanks

2. Posted by gallegos (Full Member 72 posts) 11y

Hello:
When you say visit Machu Picchu, do you mean hike the Inca trail or take the train to Machu Picchu?

The Inca trail (4 days / 3 nights) hike to Machu Picchu cost around 250 US dollars, but includes almost everything, except lunch the last day in Machu Picchu, water, and tips.

To visit Machu Picchu by train (full day) costs around 120 US dollars. It includes the train from Cusco and back to Cusco. The bus from the train station to the ruins (roundtrip) and the guided tour.

To do it by yourself, you will have to pay the following:
Train (roundtrip): 60 US dollars
Entrance ticket: 20 US dollars
Bus to the ruins (roundtrip): 9 US dollars

The Inca trail you have to book it in advance, at least 3 weeks. The full day tour to Machu Picchu, you can book it in Cusco, also if you do it by yourself.

Good luck,
Ivan

3. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

I suggest you to go by yourself it's quite easy and funny.

Anyway also inca trail it's reallysuggestive but at least you are going to pay 250 USD and you have to book it in advance.

I suggest you also to go to spa in acquascalientes and may be to spend half day there.

4. Posted by aragno (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

You can get to MP for much less than mentioned above.
Take the bus to Ollantaytambo (I may have misspelled that). It's VERY cheap! Then, take the train from there to Aguas Calientes, at the base of MP. You can purchase tickets at the Museum office in the center of the village. Just ask and you will receive. The tickets are approx $20/pp and for $4 each way, you can travel up and down via a bus. I walked up and rode the bus back because I was so tired.

Anyway, I found a place to stay at this small hostel for USD$3 per night per person. Pretty good deal and I was able to leave my luggage in relatively safe keeping. Anyway, that's my recommendation if you want to do it cheap. Then you can travel back the same way you came or take the train all the way back to Cuzco. Good luck!