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Machu Picchu, by Train or Walking?

Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, has a great Inca cultural and architectural richness, a myriad of cultural and natural titles due to its ecosystem and is located on top of a mountain; an architectural challenge that the Incas managed to conquer.

Machu Picchu is a stone city, built by the Incas around the 15th century and located at 2,360 meters above sea level. The Inca city is surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on top of a mountain and its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. It is located 130 km from the city of Cusco and since the explorer Hiram Bingham made it known to the world in 1911, it has received many titles and awards.

Machu Picchu is considered at the same time a masterpiece of architecture and engineering, its peculiar architectural and landscape features, and the veil of mystery that has woven around it much of the literature published about the site, have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet.

This Wonder of the Modern World has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983, as part of a whole cultural and ecological complex known as the “Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu”. On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was declared “one of the new seven wonders of the modern world” in a ceremony held in Lisbon (Portugal), with the participation of one hundred million voters worldwide. And it was chosen as “The World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2017.”

Due to all the above mentioned and more, the Inca citadel is visited daily by too many domestic and foreign tourists, but once resolved that we will make the tour to Machu Picchu jumps the question How to make the visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu? or In what?

We already know that there are many routes to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu, within them we solve the only two options: walking or by train.


The routes that we can do walking are the different treks that different tour operators offer us and also that we could do them on our own; without a doubt an adventure that will allow us to connect in a better way with nature besides being more economical, here the routes that we can do walking:


This is the most famous trekking to Machu Picchu, respected and admired by hikers because it manages to combine various climates, impressive and unforgettable landscapes of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba accompanied by the ancient and ancestral ruins. The fact of walking this ancestral trail will make you take one of the most impressive experiences in your life. Due to its beauty, this hike is a favorite among travelers, having to be requested 5 to 6 months in advance (a permit is required, with limited daily quotas).

The Inca Trail tour goes through 42 kilometers of jungle and mountains, reaching a maximum altitude of 4200 meters above sea level and visiting some archaeological complexes such as Patallacta, the ruins of Wiñay Wayna and, of course, the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu.


The fastest, most efficient and safest way to travel from the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu is by train and to get a train ticket the most important thing is to book the ticket weeks in advance. To do this you must enter the official website of Peru Rail or Inca Rail, after completing your personal information you can make the payment online.

There is 112 kilometers of distance between the city of Cusco and the station of Puente Ruinas or Machu Picchu village, by rail and these are the train stations:



Machu Picchu Pueblo, which is also known as Aguas Calientes town, is the town located at the foot of the Historic Sanctuary, it is the last point of arrival of the train, before going up to the entrance gate of the Inca Citadel.

We can learn more and read more about it in: how to buy the train ticket to get to Machu Picchu?

There is no excuse for not taking the tour to Machu Picchu, visiting this wonderful Inca citadel in any of the 02 ways (walking or by train) is undoubtedly one of the best travel decisions we will make, some people believe that you need to save a lot of money to get to this Wonder of the World, but we realize that there are several ways to know this place reducing expenses.

It is obvious that a great wonder as Machu Picchu due to its ancestry has these access routes and that these are fascinating and attractive, we can stay with the pleasure that when we make any tour to Machu Picchu our satisfaction will be immeasurable.

To make the tour to Machu Picchu contact Saga Machupicchu, a company that cares about providing the best service to its passengers and makes your stay and visit to different archaeological sites throughout the country as pleasant, safe and comfortable as possible.


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