Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
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MichaelSchindl
1,261 contributions
The word BREATHTAKING is not enough!
Mar 2020
One of the Wonders of the World which will leave your mouth open and will take your breath away. Always a dream to come here and now we fulfilled it. We went there twice, once after arrival on the first day and the next day from the opening time. Still unbelievable how the Incas managed to build this place. We also did the hike to Huayna Picchu, which was exhausting but totally worth it. Weather was changing quickly, so be prepared for everything. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to see this magical place on earth. Just go there to see it.
Written 19 April 2020
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,781 contributions
Machu Picchu
May 2019
We traveled to Machu Picchu by train and then bus from Cusco! Wow, wow wow! This must be on every bodies bucket list and it was great to arrive on a beautiful sunny and clear day! It is believed that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti, some time in the mid 1400's It is considered the most familiar and amazing icon of Inca civilisation and on arrival it is easy to see why. Thankfully it was never discovered by the Spanish during colonial times, in fact it was unknown to the outside world until 1911. As you would expect, Machu Picchu is built in the classical Inca style, with polished, dry stone walls. Rightly so, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is thought by some to be one of the new Seven Wonders of the World & I couldn't agree more. I'm sure no one would visit Peru without making the journey to MP, the Peruvians have made the whole experience straightforward, from booking the tickets, getting the train and bus and gaining entrance. Every step is straightforward and makes the whole experience worthwhile and easy. As an aside, my mobility is impaired due to MS, and although at altitude, I still didn't feel deterred from taking the trip. I was not able to circumvent the whole site but was still able to navigate the key sights. I'm so glad I came.
Written 17 April 2020
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada3,708 contributions
Loved It!
Jan 2020
What can I say except that it was a tick against our bucket list. A must-see in our travel journal.

There's nothing much more I can add to the thousands of reviews that have given this UNESCO Heritage Site enthusiastic thumbs up and 5* ratings!

We took the bus up from Aguas Calientes and rode the rails back to Ollantaytambo.

Highly Recommended!
Written 16 April 2020
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Papaleadfoot
Cave Creek, AZ376 contributions
Bucket List Top Priority
Jan 2020
Amazing! Awsome!! A Bucket List Destination.

The train ride itself from/to Cusco/Machu Picchu is a teriffice event. The bus ride from Machu Picchu to the site is also an event to be remembered (somewhat scarey)!

Visiting the site is a fantastic experience!! The altitude had no effect on us.
Because of being medically short of breath, mobility was an issue; however, our guide, Guia Yanina, from Peru Premium Travel, picked out a trail allowing outstanding views. Even found a bench for us while she narrated info about the site. Because of the mobility problem was unable to take the three day ship tour and was able to arrange the overnight private tour: ship to Machu Picchu & overnight; sightseeing Machu Picchu and return to ship the next day.

Whatever suits you, time permitting, you must visit Machu Picchu.An exciting view of the site; thrilling bus ride & additional scenic train ride all make for a memorable experience.
Written 11 April 2020
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MrsWYN-R
Somerset, UK2,012 contributions
How Lucky - Closed Day After Visiting
Mar 2020
You arrive at the site by bus, great views can be seen from the bus windows down into the valley below so have your camera at the ready. On arrival, there are toilets at a charge, however note that these are the only facilities within the area so use them before you enter the site.

Quite a steep climb on arrival, a variety of both hills and steps. Plenty of good viewing points however you do have to queue for your turn as they are busy and popular for photographs. On arrival the area was quite misty and it was raining however the weather is very changeable and by the end of 3 hrs we were getting burnt by the sun.

An amazing sight. After the initial viewing spots have passed the crowds disperse and there is more space to move around and photographs can be taken easier. Good to have a guide with you who can explain the various remains and their significance.

An amazing opportunity to have see this place. The day after our visit, Machu Picchu closed due to Coronavirus. Our guided trip of Peru changed completely, tourist spots were closed including shops and restaurants. Peru stopped flights both in and out of the country. We became locked into our hotel back in Lima until repatriation to UK.

Our visit to Machu Picchu really was a trip of a lifetime.
Written 5 April 2020
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,066 contributions
Machu Picchu
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is an amazing place. whenever i come back i have a squeeze like i'm here for the first time. i can't wait to come back again
Written 28 March 2020
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,351 contributions
Unforgettable Experience
Apr 2019 • Friends
A trip of a lifetime! Shrouded by mist and surrounded by lush vegetation and steep escarpment, the sprawling Inca citadel of Machu Picchu lives up to every expectation.
Written 25 March 2020
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honestopinionfrank
New Jersey114 contributions
City in the sky
Mar 2020
Our first trip to Peru and to the sacred city of Machu Picchu. Once you are off the train that leaves you at the base of this site, you can transfer to a bus that takes you to the entrance of this ancient site or you can hike it up. Once you arrive you enter and walk for about 10 to 15 minutes up some steep stairs until you reach the point that everyone goes to. Once you see this, your eyes open wide and you take a deep breath in this is magnificent, amazing and all inspiring. The view of this place is amazing. I have been to many places around the world and this is one of the best sites I have been to. If you are lucky enough to have a guide, even better as they explain the history of this sacred city. Do yourselves a favor and find a way to go and see for yourselves, you won’t be disappointed.
Written 25 March 2020
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,098 contributions
"Bucket List" item for years--exciting to see/feel the spirit of the incredible location
Feb 2020
I wanted to get here the first time I saw the amazing pictures of it in a National Geographic magazine! To actually see it was the epitome of what a "Bucket List" experience is all about--why we write/update one! WOW!

This has to be one of the more challenging sites to get to/from --not counting the long international flight--that we have ever encountered. It ended up being a 3 day adventure. We had to fly to Cusco, enter the Sacred Valley, stay overnight, take the train to Machu Picchu, take the bus to the site and then do it all in reverse! The great part of the tripis that there is so much to see and do along the way that it is all a great adventure.

One part of the trip that we were unprepared for is the bus ride up the mountain. My wife suffers from altro phobia, and this ride pushed her to the limit. So much so that we did not return for the second day (early in the morning when there are no crowds) at the site. However, we both felt that we had seen and done all that we needed to do on the first day and wanted to sleep in the next day.

In terms of what we did: all the lower levels, climb the STEEP stairs to the top (where the views and vistas are nothing short of incredible and ever changing with the clouds), the walk back down through the buildings without their roofs to get to the bar for a drink and to enjoy the wonderful views of the mountains.

Details of note: the Peruvian authorities have strict visiting rules that limit guided tours at Machu Picchu. The time slot is critical--DO NOT MISS IT! You are limited as to what you can take into the site--bring water, but no plastic bottles or any food. There are NO BATHROOMS on the site--only at the entrance (for a small fee) and you can't return! Do not bring small children--the 8,000 feet can make it tough for them and the stairs are too high. Some (most) of the paths are one way and they do get after you! Recognize that all the beautiful changes in the views are weather related--it does get hotter/colder as the day goes on. Be prepared with clothing for ALL POSSIBLE CONTINGENCIES!

There can be many people at points of interest. Try to "map out" what you absolutely want to see in advance and KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET THERE! Study the site map. Be prepared to be amazed--it is better than you could ever imagine.
Written 21 March 2020
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J A
65 contributions
5 stars is not nearly enough
Mar 2020 • Family
As many other people have said, this was on my bucket list. I’ve been wanting to see Machu Picchu for close to 2 decades. I finally decided to do it and I’m so glad I did. The place is incredible! The views, the Inca architecture, and the fresh air all make it worth every penny spent. To me, it was almost like a dream. There were times that it was hard to believe what I was seeing was real. If you ever have the chance to go, then go. If you don’t have a chance to go, make your own chance and go. You won’t regret it.
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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