To book a trip to Machu Picchu, visit a specialist travel agency site such as PeruForLess.com, MachuTravelPeru.com or MachuPicchu.com, to select a suitable trip and either call the sales and travel support teams directly to make a reservation or complete the online contact form to request a call back from a sales advisor. Alternatively, customize your own trip by flying to Cusco and traveling by train to Machu Picchu, booking rail and entrance tickets in advance online.
Typical tour packages to Machu Picchu range from three-day express tours of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, to 14-day expeditions that include other major destinations in Peru such as Lima and the Amazon Basin. Your chosen travel agency can advise on travel from your local airport to the trip's starting point and on additional overnight stays at the start and end of your trip.
If you choose to travel independently, fly to Cusco via Lima, Peru's capital city, and take the three-and-a-half-hour train ride from Cusco to Machu Picchu. You must purchase tickets to the site in advance at Ticket-MachuPicchu.com, as tickets are not available at the entrance gate and tickets are limited to 2,500 people per day. You should also reserve your train tickets at PeruRail.com, as tickets can sell out months in advance. The train stops in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. A mini bus takes travelers on the 20-minute ride up to the Machu Picchu entrance.