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How to Make Your Machu Picchu Reservation a Successful One

There are a few things that visitors should take into account to make this a trip that you’ll never forget. The first thing to consider, make your Machu Picchu reservations with time to spare. There are certain times of the year when securing your Machu Picchu permit will be almost impossible.

If you plan on traveling soon than it might already be too late if you haven’t booked your Hikes to Machu Picchu among a few of the other required services such as: permits, accommodations, flights, guides, etc. Let’s go step by step on what items you’ll need in order to make this trip a successful one.

Source: https://www.journeymachupicchu.com/machu-picchu-reservations/

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Reserving Flights to Cusco and Machu Picchu

Reserving Flights to Cusco and Machu Picchu

First up we have domestic flights. Depending on the airline prices range from around $140 up to $500/person round-trip. Price heavily relies on how far in advance you’ve booked your flights, whether high or low season, special deals going on, working with Machu Picchu travel agency, etc.

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Cusco and Machu Pichu Accommodations

Cusco and Machu Pichu Accommodations

Cusco and Machu Pichu Accommodations

The next thing on our list would be your accommodations. There are a wide range of hotels, both domestic as well as international chain hotels known throughout the world. It all just depends on what your budget is.

You’ll find hotels of all prices and ranges throughout Cusco and Aguas Calientes. This is very important for your Machu Picchu reservations, the correct accommodations choice can make or break the vacation.

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Reserving Machu Picchu Train Tickets

Reserving Machu Picchu Train Tickets

Reserving ahead of time also plays into pricing here. Roundtrip Train tickets can cost as much and more than (yes sometimes more than!) a Lima – Cusco – Lima flight. Throughout the year companies such as Perurail will have special deals going on but pricing also depends on necessity and timing.
The other option is to take a train to the small town of Aguas Calientes and then take the shuttle service up the winding mountain to reach the entrance of Machu Picchu.

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Reserving Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Reserving Machu Picchu Guided Tour

On to the main attraction, in the last couple of years the government has limited the number of visitors for Machu Picchu to just 2,500 people per day. Tickets are no longer on sale at the entrance to Machu Picchu so to avoid disappointment it is essential that visitors purchase their Machu Picchu entrance tickets in advance either in Cusco or through authorized travel agencies such as Journey Machu Picchu Travel.

If you plan on traveling soon than it might already be too late if you haven’t booked your Hikes to Machu Picchu among a few of the other required services such as: permits, accommodations, flights, guides, etc. Let’s go step by step on what items you’ll need in order to make this trip a successful one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon should I reserve my Machu Picchu permits?
Booking permits to Machu Picchu should be done at least a month in advance and in some cases several months in advance.
Can I book Machu Picchu last minute?
In some cases this can work however you might not get the shift you want for Machu Picchu.
What is the best time to go to Machu Picchu?
The best time to go to Machu Picchu will be from May to Late August during the dry season.
How long is the Machu Picchu guided tour?
The guided tour takes around 1.5 hours.

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Expert Guides

Expert Guides

Having an expert guide with your during the hike can be a very important aspect of a successful Machu Picchu trip. Make sure the company is providing someone at the very least bilingual and make sure the agency assures they are very knowledgeable on the trip. The guide should be punctual, well informed and ready to help travelers.