Part I: Getting There Part II: Cuzco to Machu Picchu Part III: Approaching Machu Picchu via Train Part IV: How to Buy Tickets for Machu Picchu and How I Almost Screwed It All Up Part V: Machu Picchu in Pictures Part VI: Wrapping up the trip in Cuzco We arrived back in Cuzco and checked into our hotel, the Torre Dorrada. It’s in an apartment building on the outskirts of Cuzco,which sounds way worse than it is. It was a great value and got high reviews on TripAdvisor so we went with it. It’s set pretty far away from the Plaza de Armas but they have a complimentary shuttle to take you into el centro whenever you’d like, included in your fare (they pick you up at a main bus stop, all you have to do is give them a call, or have your waiter/shopkeep call them, and they’re there in 10 minutes). This is going to be a pretty picture-intensive post, as I already covered a lot of Cuzco in my previous post on it. We did explore more this time, lots of hills to climb and kilometers to walk. Then we had some more local coffee to sample at that same Starbucks. We then went up to a cathedral in the hills, stopping along the way for pictures. At the top of the hill was the cathedral, which sported a few men playing Incan music and some amazing views of Cuzco. After spending time up there, we wanted… read more
It’s time. My report from the citadel at Machu Picchu.
Andy tells you exactly what you need to do to book your own tickets to Machu Picchu, and the one mistake he made that almost ruined his entire trip.
Having flown to South America, flown another flight, then ridden in a car for an hour and a half, it was finally time: for a train ride.
Andy talks about his first impressions of Cuzco and the fairly complex trip you’ll have to take from Cuzco to get to Machu Picchu.
Andy debuts his long-awaited trip report to Machu Picchu with a quick summary of the route, how he booked it, and why he thought it was such a good deal.