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10 Steps to creating the ideal Machu Picchu trip

Step by Step guide to creating your own Machu Picchu Trip Visiting Machu Picchu with the mandatory times, train times, bus departures etc…did not become easier but not everyone wants to pay a travel agent to make sure you visit Machu Picchu in the best way possible. For the intrepid travelers among us, following a 10 step guide to follow to make sure you make the most out of your time at Machu Picchu.

How to travel to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco region in South Peru Cusco is the closest airport and is located at about 100km from Machu Picchu In order to travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu one will pass through the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu can be visited in two ways; by train or on foot For the train there are three stations, 2 companies with three levels of trains Hiking to Machu Picchu can be done via the original 4 or 1 day Inca Trails or the 5 day Salkantay Trail Visiting Machu Picchu, unless you are lucky enough to live in Peru, takes some time and effort but the rewards are undeniably unique and breathtaking.

Luggage Limitations trains to Machu Picchu

Most visitors to Machu Picchu get there by train Trains to Machu Picchu have limited luggage storage Official luggage allowance for the trains are; a maximum weight limit of 5.0 kg/11 Unofficially weight limits do not matter but oversized luggage cannot be taken on board It is recommended to only take the luggage you need to Machu Picchu and leave the rest in storage With on average 2,000 people visiting Machu Picchu per day; 90% of these coming by train and 50% spending at least one night in Aguas Calientes you can imagine the amount of luggage that goes back and forth every day.