4 ways to get to Machu Picchu
Posted by "David Jesús Miranda Miranda"
Probably not wise that to reach Machu Picchu there are alternate routes, for those who like to contemplate landscapes, lovers and hiking adventure or for those who like to enjoy the luxuries offered by this destination. We present 4 of the best known routes to this destination!
1: Vía Train
For it is the shortest and most common route. There are also train from Cusco, but offers only Peru Rail and some of their top services. To go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo there are several buses and vans operating throughout the day. You just have to ask any taxi or the hotel's whereabouts. over 2 years ago was 10 soles per person in the vans. At the time of this post there are two train companies: Peru Rail and Inca Trail. For Peru there is a local train whose ticket purchase is with DNI.
2: Vía Santa Teresa
It is advisable to go when NO is rainy season. I went by Santa Teresa in May 2010 and had no problem. The rainy season is normally from December to March, but you never know with the weather. It is always best to ask at the tourist information offices if the route is in good condition on the dates of your trip.
3: Inca Trail
It is a trek that can last 4 or 2 days depending on the point where you start walking. It is mandatory to go with a guide and therefore it is necessary to hire a tour Inca trail. It must be booked in advance as there is a maximum of entries per day, in order to protect the site.
4: Salkantay Trekking
As the Inca Trail became so famous, it is difficult to get a space if not booked well in advance and their prices increased due to high demand. Therefore, many people began to go down the route Salkantay, which can go on their own (it is always better to hire a local guide not to miss) or also contrantado the tour of a travel agency