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1. Posted by ojpd (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi again

i was wondering if you can do a trip up yourself getting the train all the way up and then taxi/bus to Machu Picchu
or do you need to go by organised tour?
thanks again!

2. Posted by es_chr14 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Typically, coming from Cuzco-> take train @ Poroy Station to Aguas Calientes ~3.5 hours. from Aguas Calientes -> Machu Picchu by bus (20 mins). Yes, you can do it on your own.

3. Posted by RebeccaMon (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

I've heard that you have to have a tour guide to climb machu pichu? They only take 500 per day or so, so i don't think that you can do machu pichu on your own, but ofc you can get to machu pichu on youre own. Not sure how it works.

4. Posted by es_chr14 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Actually, only 400 people to climb Wayna Picchu. 200 people at 7AM and 200 people at 10AM. I was there last November 2009. But to Machu Picchu itself, it's ok. If you were to do the Inca Trail, THAT, you have to be with a tour guide whose licensed, you can not do that on your own.