1. Posted by GuntherRichards (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

My partner and I are planning on going down to Cusco somewhere around september this year. We're mainly interested in Macchu Picchu (duh).
It's our first travel together, and my first travel altogether, so im kinda worried about the lodging and all. I'm also kinda afraid of the public transportation not being up to scratch, what would you all say about it, and it's pricing?

Don't know much about the area, so any recommendations on places for sightseeing or historical buildings will be appreciated, and if you know about any rural-like (cabins, or the like of it) hotel in the surroundings, please do let us know.

Thanks!

2. Posted by road to roam (Full Member 47 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting GuntherRichards

I'm also kinda afraid of the public transportation not being up to scratch, what would you all say about it, and it's pricing?

Pricing all depends on how you choose to get around - tourist shuttles will cost a bit more than regular bus travel.

Is it up to scratch? As far as frequency of "regular" bus travel routes - yes. Road conditions and delays due to flock animals crossing the road/washouts/accidents - no.

Enjoy those crazy bus rides, for they may likely be some of the most memorable experiences you'll have.

3. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 144 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Lots to do in and outside Cusco, it used to be a Inca capitol so lots of Inca things there (Qoricancha the sun temple, the 12 cornered stone, the Inca museum) churches, markets, and lots of other Inca stuff just outside Cusco, you can do a trip on horseback to the sacred valley (or a trip without the horse) bike trips, quad rides. I didn't visit the other ruins in te sacred valley but I did visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, less crowded but jus as pretty as Machu Picchu, its right at the town Ollantaytambo, near the railwaystation where you can go on the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu
I can´t say anything about the pricing since it´s been a while since I´ve been there

4. Posted by ToddP (Full Member 122 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

We've traveled all on the public transport and was perfect without any issues.

  • Cusco
  • Pisac
  • Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu

Once you get to the Machu Picchu area and do all the tourist stuff please be prepared to pay western prices (train ride, shuttle bus ride, etc).

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