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All reviews afraid of heights take your time coming down per day small cave narrow steps time slot gran caverna sense of accomplishment steep climb worth the effort great hike decent shape moon temple catch your breath physical condition takes about an hour
My wife booked our trip to Machu Picchu as a birthday surprise for me, so I wasn´t aware she had paid for admission to Huayna Picchu, or even what Huanya Picchu was! Upon arrival to Machu Picchu we hired a fantastic guide - Lucho -...More
It was a mildly rainy and cloudy day. We are middle aged, in good health and sporting a "gotta do it" attitude. We went with our guide and was so glad to have gone with someone who knows the trail. You climb straight up 1000...More
Many other reviews have nailed it. It is doable if you are in reasonable shape; you can go at your own pace. The views are magical. If you have issues with heights this is not for you. I have mild / moderate issues with heights...More
After researching I was not completely confident I wanted to do this after I was told about how scary it could be. I am not deathly afraid of heights but am somewhat scared. Most parts that have a risk there is a handrail or rope...More
Ascending the huayna pichu is not easy. The path to the top is full of stone stairs, some parts you will have to crawl and others will be very careful because you are ascending in the cornice. Beside this things, the reward is great. Terrific...More
Take it easy and keep going! It's wonderful and fascinating at the same
time. A bit of a clog-jam to start the trail when we arrived at the main site. Could have been better managed. However, going on up the steep hills and looking arounf...More
My brother, father, and I opted in for the hike up Huayna Picchu which is the large mountain that sits behind Machu Picchu and provides spectacular views of the site given the 1,180 foot height advantage. From a distance, it does not look as though...More
Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can absolutely do this hike at any age as long as you are reasonably active and aclimitized. We booked early HP hike. We lined up for bus at 5 AM in AC and had no problem getting to HP in allotted time between 7-8... More
Yes you can absolutely do this hike at any age as long as you are reasonably active and aclimitized. We booked early HP hike. We lined up for bus at 5 AM in AC and had no problem getting to HP in allotted time between 7-8. It takes a good 20-25 mins to walk to HP once in MP because it is quite crowded at the start since many people are entering at that time. We went directly to HP and did hike first. If you buy morning ticket for MP, you are given an extra 2 hours (until 2 PM) to see MP after your hike up HP. There were many guards checking tickets and not allowing people to go backwards so we opted to go to exit after HP and re-enter to start MP from beginning and see it all without being rushed. It was a good decision because there were no crowds at that time since it was about 10 AM and afternoon people not admitted yet (until 12). Would recommend doing early hike as sun gets quite hot later in morning and trail up to HP was not very busy since no one coming down yet. Good luck!
I booked none of my tickets through tour people. I got all of my tickets on line. Just type Machu Picchu tickets in Google and the site to check availability comes up. You can see what is available from this site. Then... More
I booked none of my tickets through tour people. I got all of my tickets on line. Just type Machu Picchu tickets in Google and the site to check availability comes up. You can see what is available from this site. Then order. They send you a way to print your tickets. Huayna Picchu is a little harder to get for the later because people and tour companies buy those early slots fast.
I think you can order way ahead. I did months before my trip. Remember to print your tickets and take with you. That is the only way they will let you in.
I did my day there the best scenario possible for me. I couldn't get the later Huayna Picchu tickets so we had to climb early. We did that without a guide.
But I paid for Huayna Picchu for morning and also bought tickets to the Machu Picchu for the afternoon. That way I was not rushed climbing. Then we exited and then met a guide I hired when at the Hilton in Cuzco.
It was a wonderful experience the way I did it. Once in a lifetime. To see the ruins you must have a guide. Mine was great and we learned so much about the amazing people who built this city.
But get your tickets early. Guides can be hired there. The company I used is right across from where you get the bus passes. Don't wait till the morning of to get bus tickets. Don't freak out about the line you will have to stand in the day of. It does move fast once the buses get moving.
Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
If you're experienced and fit enough to hike up lots of stairs (takes about an hour) then you should be fine. We went in July so it was dry but sun gets quite hot later in morning. Would recommend doing early time slot if... More
If you're experienced and fit enough to hike up lots of stairs (takes about an hour) then you should be fine. We went in July so it was dry but sun gets quite hot later in morning. Would recommend doing early time slot if possible so it's cooler for baby and you.