My wife and I wish to arrive at Machu Picchu on April 30th at dawn for my 50th birthday. So we would need to start the 4-day hike on the 27th.
I went on the ticket site and found that tickets are available for april 27th, but none for the 30th. Are the date on the calendar for arriving in Machu Picchu or starting the trail (Q1)?
Also, do we need to purchase the trail ticket first, then find a tour/guide to take us(Q2)? or do we just go with the information, and get a guide/tour agency to book for us before all are gone(Q3)?
Thank you for prompt answer.