Machu Picchu Travel Tips

When friends and family gather a favorite topic is vacations and more particularly planting the seeds for your next vacation together. Due to work and time constraints these vacations are often of a shorter nature anywhere from a weekend to a week time. People tend to look for destinations closer to home or at least within reasonable reach for all participants.

Since 2010 the Peruvian government opened up the market for the trains to Machu Picchu as before this was a monopoly by one company called Peru Rail. Since 2010 a second company joined under the name Inca Rail (what’s in a name).

  • US$24 for round trip
  • Buses come and go constantly from 5.30am till 6.00pm
  • The drive takes about 40 minutes
  • Waiting times during high season can go up to two hours