Machu Picchu Ruins + Machu Picchu Mountain Official Tickets
- Duration options: 5 - 6 hours
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Overall, my husband and myself had a fantastic experience. We were lucky to be the only ones at our group, so we had a guide just for us! This made it very personalised, specially made easier the hike, as we could take the photos we wanted and stop when needed, although for my husband, he would say that the guide was walking too fast. All the activities (cycling, rafting and the zip line) were very well organised, felt very safe and we really enjoyed them. Watch out for the mosquitos! We were eaten despite the repellent. The thermal baths are not included but definitely recommended. The places we stayed overnight were very comfy, clean, had hot showers and the food was also good. If you are a big eater, there are also opportunities to buy snacks and water. Our guide Jaime was brilliant, giving us tips, information, always looking after us, making sure that we were fine and that everything was running smoothly. It is a great four day journey to Machu Picchu!
We picked up the train tickets at Ollantaytambo and were able to rescedule the return trip; got a privat guide at Aguas Calientes (we also speak the language.). In the morning we left our travel bag at the Hotel, but there are also lockers at the Park Entrance. The size of back packs does not seem to be stricly enforced. Having all the vouchers before the trip makes the experience so much smoother. The town does a great job of getting the visitors up and down the mountain.
I highly recommend doing the Mountain climb. I'm not fit and did it in less than an hour each way. With the mountain ticket you are allowed one re-entry which means you can leave, go to the toilet, and go back.
All perfect, I recommend to travelers goes with waterproof (backpack, jacket & hat), trike shoes also waterproof but even tough an extra sandals and s-shirt would be ok.
Great communication and tickets sent in plenty of time to print from home before travel. No issues at all. I would use the service again if traveling to Peru again!