TIPS TO GO TO MACHUPICCHU
It is recommended that you travel to Machu Picchu in the dry season from April to October. If you go in the rainy season, which is from November to March, take into account the climatic conditions that may vary. When arriving in Cusco it is important that at least you rest about 2 hours so that your body adapts to the altitude. You can even take advantage of and visit places near the place such as the Cathedral, the church of San Blas, the Plaza de Armas, the Stone of the 12 angles among others.
The tour starts early, you have to consider that from Cusco you have to travel by land (bus or private car) to the train station:
-Poroy station (distance of 20 minutes from Cusco) or
-Ollantaytambo station (distance of 1 hour 45″ from Cusco)
Once you are in one of the stations, you will only take the train that goes to Machu Picchu. Take into account that all the services and trains to Machu Picchu are not the same and that there is a lot of difference in the categories of them. The train trip lasts approximately 4 hours and will depend on what kind of train travel (tourist, first class or luxury). Once at the Aguas Calientes station, you will take the bus that will take you to the entrance of the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. The guided tour lasts all day beginning in Cusco and includes transfers from the city of Cusco, trains, bus up and down, guided tour of the Citadel and lunch buffet. If you wish, you can also stay overnight at a hotel in Machu Picchu town and enjoy the hot springs.
There are three possible ways to get to Machu Picchu:
1: By one of the most amazing hiking routes on the planet, through the Inca Trail; It is 4 days of walking and can only be done with an authorized agency.
2: By one of the most incredible short train routes that exist, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; a 2-hour tour from the town of Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
3: Or by an alternative route, mixing short walkings, bus routes and amazing landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to reach Machu Picchu by Santa María.