Tourist Facilities - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Lodging in Machu Picchu - Hotels in Machu Picchu
There are some alternatives, a 3 stars
hotel located in Machu Picchu's citadel, in the high
part of the mountain. Also in the town of Machu Picchu
(last called Aguas Calientes), located in the valley,
from where we start our climbing to Machu Picchu, has
services of 3 stars hotels and lodgings.
At a distance of 800 m East of the town
of Machu Picchu, there are under ground hot sulfur
springs which bubble up from the rocky under ground at
varying temperatures. The especially-built pools at this
resort are the basis of its use as hot mineral baths.
The average temperature of the water runs from 38° to
46°C. There are also changing rooms, bathroom sand a
small snack bar.
In order to get to Kilometer 88 one can
go by train from Cuzco. Another alternative to get to
Kilometer 88 is to go by automotive transportation to
Chilca at Km. 77 and down by car to Km. 88.
The only way to return from Machu Picchu
or Aguas Calientes to Cuzco is by train. Check all
There is a fleet of mini-buses that link
the Puente Ruinas station via a narrow, winding road to
the top of hill - Machu Picchu complex. The drive takes
approximately 20 minutes to get there and another 20
The service runs all day, though the
frequency depends on the amount of tourists.
There is a trail between Puente de Ruinas
and the Machu Picchu complex. The walk takes
approximately 1 hour.
There are signposts located in different
parts of the trail using a series of words and
international symbols. In the majority of places, these
signs give the walker the necessary information about a
certain spot, its climate, distances and services.
These signs are classified into
information, prevention and restriction.