To book or not to book near Machu Picchu

Old Sep 21st, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Kelly
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To book or not to book near Machu Picchu

I plan to visit Machu Picchu via the 4-hour hike from KM 104, stay the night as close as possible, and watch the sun rise over the ruins. Do I try to book a hotel now, or will the local tour operator include lodgings when we get up there? The last thing I want to do is get up there, be stuck without reservations, and need to come back down before nightfall!
 
Old Sep 22nd, 2002, 04:23 AM
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When you get there it is possible nothing will be available. Why are you asking such question? You already know that if you don't want to be stuck without reservations you have to reserve ahead. Don't wait for somebody's permission. Just do it and have a great time when you get there. Be careful in Lima.
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 08:48 AM
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Why careful in Lima? Will be making first trip soon.
 
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 06:26 PM
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If you do not speak Spanish, you should be careful in Lima. There is a lot of poverty and unemployment is at 50%. Given that, Lima is a beautiful city, although it has seen better days. Visit the Gold Museum, Barranco, Pedro de Osma museum, Miraflores and the beaches. If you are a gringo or gringa, stay in Miraflores and tour the city with a guide.
 
Old Sep 28th, 2002, 12:51 PM
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Kelly,
We just returned from 3 weeks in Peru. If you have your heart set on seeing MP at sunrise (which is awesome!), make reservations before you go just so you don't have to worry. We stayed at the Machu Picchu Inn in Aguas Caliente and it was lovely. Aguas Caliente is only a 15 minute bus ride from MP, but make sure you arrive early for the first bus (5:30) as it fills up fast.

With that said, there are many, many local tour operators and many hotels in Aguas Caliente. Depending on the time of year, there may or may not be rooms available.

Let me know if I can help more.

Karen
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 07:21 PM
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Karen -

I appreciate the advice. I'm not against making reservations; I just didn't know whether they were usually included with tours. Needless to say, I am in the very early stages of planning!

Kelly
 
Old Oct 4th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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we went to machu picchu and emptied the piggy bank to stay at the hotel at the top - a definite must - when the tourists leave there you are with the whole place to yourselves - sunset, the moon the sunrise the next morning - you can hike to see where the inca trail ends - just awesome - don't miss it
 
Old Oct 7th, 2002, 10:36 AM
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hi there i have a friend in peru who is a travel agent he can give you all kind of information this is his m ail
[email protected]
yours
chris
 
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