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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu Questions & Answers

Elk Point, Canada

for people who have difficultly walking is there any type of transportation around the sight

9 months ago Answer

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New Jersey
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No there is no assistance for that. What there is a few short cuts that will take you to the view everyone wants to see. This takes little effort and you will be able to see the entire site from a short distance. Hope this helps

Frank

8 months ago
Dripping Springs, Texas
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This is a very challenging walk because of the steep inclines, narrow paths (in many places), high altitude, and "awkward" rock steps (the risers and treads are all very different). Finally, there are no wood stairs with decent handrails except a couple of spots at the top. I strongly suggest that you do not go to the top.

For an old guy, I consider myself to be in excellent shape; however, I took one of the very steep walks to get to the top--not smart on my part! I had taken my 6 pound laptop and water with me in my backpack because of security concerns. I can assure you, it got incredibly heavy as I climbed. This is my way of telling you that you should stick to the "flat paths" and avoid the climbs!

This is a real "bucket list" site. You can get 80% of the total experience simply by staying on the flat portion of the walk. If you have a fall here, I am not certain as to how you would get decent assistance and hospitalization. Plan to take your time and not take any risks. You are a long way from what we refer to as "civilization." There is a long bus and train ride just to get to the city, and then a harrowing bus ride up/down the mountain. From that point, you have a good walk just to get to the site itself. Allow ample time for yourself to go slow. Get a hotel on the day of your arrival, and then take one of the first buses to the site early in the morning when there are NO people there! With crowds (start to leave when they show up late morning), I am certain this would increase the danger factor for you.

Take it easy and have fun. It is beautiful!

9 months ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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There is transport by bus up to the sight however once you are there it is walking only. In places it can be quite hilly with steep steps. We had people in our party with sticks and they just took their time and used the walls as handrails, anything too steep they stayed behind and admired the view and caught up with the group later on.

It is a wonderful sight, just take your time and if you are slower let people overtake you on the paths. I hope this helps.

9 months ago
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