How to go to Machupicchu without blowing your budget?

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How to reach Machupicchu without blowing your budget is a question many travellers ask themselves. And to be honest, before doing it, we had the same question. Here some explanations.

How to reach Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu village) from Cusco:

From Cusco, many options are available to reach Machupicchu village :

– The first one, that I would name Classic is as well the most expensive one. For 120$ (including the return) you leave Cusco and reach Aguas Calientes (what we call Machupicchu village) by train within 5 hours. Simple, direct and efficient.
– The second option (more fun) is to travel by mini-van.

The journey will take you through different valleys, you even go through a pass of Abra Sijlak asa at 4,300m…The road is longer (8 hours of driving) but the cost is much more less as only 80 Soles (or 30$) are necessary for it.

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