(note: the visit took place on August 13th 2015
I’m lucky to have my fellow travelers to travel with me. We split tasks on whom to do what (hotel, travel bookings, etc). My friend Christine got Puno’s itinerary and she got to manage what to do the day we were in Puno. She picked Inca Lake Tour Agency to arrange our adventure, and picked ½ day Sillustani tour, continued by ½ day Uros Island Tour.
(Note: the journey took place on August 11th 2015)
When you have limited time to travel, every hour is so precious. The day after we explored Machu Picchu, we continued to explore Cuzco and its surrounding.
Why Cuzco? It’s the next big city going south, the closest one to Machu Picchu, and after exploring MP and still suffering Jetlag, it feels right to stay calm and enjoying the City and its surrounding. My friend Christine picked half day Tour Maras and Moray, continued by exploring the city central and have some rests.
Before continue, it’s better noting that the following tips focus only if you go to Machu Picchu by bus from Aguas Calientes. There are ways to go there and even includes 4 days of inca trail trekking. I didn’t take that route as much as I felt challenged to do so and I know how memorable (and tiring) it would be.
There are a lot ways to enjoy Machu Picchu, we took the easiest way. There are things worth nothing to prepare yourself before visiting Machu Picchu:
(Note: This journey took place on August 10th 2015)
The effect of Jet Lag almost ruined the mood. I went to bed around 10 pm and woke up several time that night, before finally open my eyes around 4 am. The earliest bus from Aguas Calientes starts around 5:30 am and we need to get going before the queue gets too long.
(note: this trip took place on Sunday, August 9th, 2015)
That day we dedicate one day as travelling time from Lima to Agua Calientes, a small city where regular bus will take us to hike up Machu Picchu. From Lima, we took flight to Cuzco. There are around 40ish flight to Cuzco daily, and it takes 1 hour flight to go there. From Cuzco, we booked transfer that took us from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to Ollantaytambo Train Station. And from Ollantaytambo, we continued our journey to Aguas Calientes by Train.