Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of world and can be a very long day when done in one day. Kalindra and I had such a short trip that we needed to do the one day trip and not the two or three or four day route that is also available. Our adventure went a little like this…
Taxi pick up at 6:20am to go catch our 2 hour bus ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes for about 1.5 hours
Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu for about 30 minutes
Once we finally arrived to Machu Picchu we had to play Marco Polo trying to find our English speaking tour guide. The place is a mad house and takes away from a little bit of the magic that is meant to be Machu Picchu.
You have to have a entrance ticket and valid passport to enter Machu Picchu and for some reason Kalindra was stopped again for reasons we still do not understand.
Once inside Machu Picchu we found our tour guide and we were taken on a 2 hour tour explaining the history of the area and some of the main temples and buildings.
I am glad we took the time to visit such an awesome place!