One of the oldest, amazing, and documented places in the planet. Might it be true that there’s magic behind these constructions?
Traveling to Machu Picchu requires some patience: once you’re in Cuzco you’ll need mobilization to Ollantaytambo, a place that also has Inca Ruins (I recommend you to take a bus as taxis are far more expensive) and from Ollantaytambo you have to travel by train to Aguas Calientes, where you have to spend the night because you’ll have to get in the buses that leave Aguas Calientes first thing in the morning to climb to Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes is not a nice place to go but I recommend you don’t arrive too late if you want to find a suitable hotel and try one of the tasty Pisco Sour in one of the pubs there!
Just like in many museums around the world, to enter Machu Picchu you have to pay. Don’t forget to ask for a stamp in your passport for this particular place!
Once you enter the ruins, all the travel and delays are forgotten, the place is amazing. It’s hard to believe that Machu Picchu was built without today’s technology.
Inside Machu Picchu you can do different walks: if you are in good shape and have a spirit for adventure, I recommend climbing up the Wayna Picchu, with its infinite stairs and the best view of the site.
The best advice I can give you is to take mineral water and chocolate bars to not run out of energy. That, plus a comfortable bag to carry your cameras and you’re ready!
P.S: Make sure you have bought the train ticket to return to Ollantaytambo early, because it will be sold out easily and you may have to spend another night in Aguas Calientes.