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1. Posted by ojpd (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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.