South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary Help Brazil 10 days
  2. 2 Chile or Argentina?
  3. 3 Spontaneity in Cusco activities possible?
  4. 4 Trip Report Galápagos Islands: Yacht Angelito
  5. 5 Antarctica on the Vavilov-How to book?
  6. 6 Peru in December
  7. 7 Time in Lima, then Guayaquil, Manta
  8. 8 Tarapoto
  9. 9 Cusco and Machu Picchu
  10. 10 Transportation: Cusco Airport to Ollantaytamba train station
  11. 11 Some Nature/Bird Lodges in Colombia
  12. 12 Buenos Aires/Argentina 10+ Day, Solo Woman Traveler
  13. 13 Machu Picchu - any good hiking guide companies?
  14. 14 Trip Report A brief encounter with Ecuador
  15. 15 Extra two days In Cusco or Lima..Early September
  16. 16 Need some help in getting started-first vacation to South America!
  17. 17 Hiking in Ecuador: Water and Clothing Advice Please
  18. 18 Packing for Galapagos Cruise - Lessons Learned
  19. 19 Campinas and Natal help
  20. 20 Ecuador Haciendas and Weather
  21. 21 Getting Visa for U.S. citizen at the border
  22. 22 Uruguay for wildlife
  23. 23 A month in Argentina--what would you do?
  24. 24 Cusco to Ollantaytambo via Salt Flats
  25. 25 Trip Report 45 days in Colombia - Our Experience
View next 25 » Back to the top

Machu Pichu.....To hike or not to hike, that is the question.

Jump to last reply

My husband I enjoy the outdoors and hiking. Our last vacation was to Iceland, where we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

I am in the VERY preliminary stages of considering a trip to Peru for either this summer or next summer and was wondering if the time it takes to hike to Machu Pichu is rewarded by the experience/scenery.... or, if it would be better to skip the hike and just visit the site... then do some other hiking in the area on less crowded trails.

What do you think?

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement