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4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail

4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail
Duration:
4 days
From:
USD 685.00
Enjoy this trek to Machu Picchu, which is the only one to take you along the original Inca Trail, and reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Along the way, you will enjoy incredible landscapes and changing environments. This is a spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains in which you will immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 50 kilometers through the heart of the beautiful Andes.

Maras Moray and Salt Mines Half-Day Tour

Maras Moray and Salt Mines Half-Day Tour
Duration:
5 hours
From:
USD 98.00
This full day tour will give you the opportunity to explore the less visited colonial town of Maras, Inca ruins of Moray, and unique Pre-Inca salt mines of Salineras. Maras and Moray are areas where the Incas cultivated different products, such as potatoes and corn, and you will also see evidence of coca leaf horticulture. These sites are well worth visiting as you will experience first-hand the remarkable Incan engineering and their unique agricultural techniques, such as drainage systems that continue to function to this day. The salt mines or “Salineras” was a very important place for Peru´s ancestors and remains a significant locale for surrounding communities. The salt pools have been passed down from generation to generation and are still to this day maintained by a community, who cultivate the salt and prepare it for purchase. In addition, on this tour you will see fascinating views of local agricultural terrain and the Andes across the valley.

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Cusco Airport Public Bus Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the Cusco Airport public bus.

Much cheaper than a taxi, but not too good if you have a lot of luggage.


Cusco Airport Public Bus Fares & Payment


 
Cusco Airport Public Bus Payment: Cash only, drivers make change

About PEN 0.50 to town


Cusco Airport Public Bus Details

There is no Cusco Airport bus service to the terminal. 

 

Although buses do not enter Cusco Airport grounds, you can catch one outside the main gate to town.

 

Tip: 

If you are staying in Cuzco for a long time, the "Combis" are a cheap and reliable transportation option. These Volkswagen vans and small buses - with names like Imperial, Batman, or Zorro - run until 22:00. Drivers call out the stops, and if you want to get off, yell "Baja!" (it means "I want to get off!"). Combis get quite full, so if you like your personal space, this may not be the best option for you. Carry your backpack in front of you.


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Cusco Airport Private Bus Details

Private buses are plentiful, and depart from Terminal Terrestre (Cusco Bus Terminal) to numerous Peruvian and Bolivian cities.

 

Typical fares and trip durations:


  • Arequipa - 10 hours (about PEN 20)
  • Copacabana - 9-12 hours (about PEN 60)
  • La Paz - 12-15 hours (about PEN 90)
  • Lima - about 24 hours
  • Nazca - 14-16 hours
  • Puno - 6-8 hours (about PEN 25) 

 

Before making a decision to take a bus between cities, be aware that:

  • Bus trips are quite long and slow, although the views can be spectacular
  • The main roads are mostly good, but not all, and some can be very poor, making trips take longer than expected
  • Buses in Peru are not operated to first world standards, especially the cheaper ones: drivers work long hours, maintenance is often poor and there are frequent accidents (fatalities are not uncommon)
  • Before you buy tickets, make sure your bus has a bathroom or will stop for bathroom breaks every few hours before you buy (there are Puno-Cusco buses that have/do neither, making a VERY uncomfortable 6–8 hours)
  • If the above makes you nervous, stick with the more upmarket companies - or take a plane

 

Expreso Los Chankas is one of the few companies that offer direct service between Ayacucho and Cusco. Expect to pay about  PEN 55 for a 22 hour ride on a semi-cama bus (well equipped, with comfortable reclining seats).

 


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Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017