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How much does a trip to Machu Picchu Cost

cost of travel to machu picchu

Visiting Machu Picchu is quite a journey since there are a variety of paths to get there, so it is difficult to give you an exact cost of travel since each route has a different budget.
In this post, I will give you information on each of these routes so that you can choose the best option and reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu on your own or through a travel agency.

How much does the trip to Machu Picchu cost on your own?

Traveling on your own is undoubtedly the cheapest way, but you will have to book plane tickets, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, train tickets, as well as bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. You must also hire lodging services in Cusco and Machu Picchu and mobility. For which it is essential to acquire the following:
1° Plane tickets.- You must reserve your plane tickets, especially the Lima Cusco route, for which there are several airlines where you can reserve your tickets.
Latam Airlines cost 338 soles (round trip).
Viva Air cost 329 soles (round trip).
Sky Airline cost 333 soles (round trip).
2° Tickets to Machu Picchu
It is important that you book these tickets in advance since the capacity of the Inca city is restricted. The cost of the tickets is differentiated.

Foreign Tourist Rate
Adult S/ 152.00
Student S/ 77.00
Minor S/ 70.00
The rate for Tourists from the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia)
Adult S/ 64.00
Student S/ 32.00
Minor S/ 32.00
Peruvian Tourist Rate
Adult S/ 64.00
Student S/ 32.00
Minor S/ 32.00

3° train tickets
Among the known routes is to take the train service to Machu Picchu for which there are two companies (Peru Rail and Inca Rail) that offer this service in its different modalities, which we will list below.
Local Train (only for Peruvian tourists and residents) 24 soles (round trip)
Expeditions train $140 (round trip).
Vistadomme Train $190 per person (round trip).
Hairam Bingham Train $950 per person (round trip).

4° bus tickets
To get to the entrance of Machu Picchu you must take the bus service in Aguas Calientes, this ticket cannot be booked online, you can only purchase it at the time of starting the ascent to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The cost of this ticket is as follows:

Foreign adult 24 dollars (round trip).
Peruvian adult 49 soles (round trip).
Foreign child (5 to 11 years old) 12 dollars (round trip).
Peruvian child (5 to 11 years old) 26 soles (round trip).

How much does the trip to Machu Picchu in Agency cost?

One of the safest ways to travel to Machu Picchu is through a tour
organized. By hiring an agency you will no longer have to worry about train tickets, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu as well as transportation and food since they will be included in the tour package.
The cost of the tours will depend on the number of days in which you want to visit the Inca city, there are tours of 1, 2, 3, 4 days as well as tourist packages of 5 to 8 days which include visits to other places in Cusco.

Routes to get to Machu Picchu

To get to Machu Picchu there is not only the route by train, there are also alternate paths that are available to tourists in order to decentralize and provide alternatives to reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Alternate Road by Hidroelectrica

This is the route that was opened in order to give tourists a cheaper alternative to the high demand for trains to Machu Picchu. The cost by minivan from Cusco to hydroelectric is 80 soles per person round trip.

Inca trail

If you have a little more economy, the Inca Trail is the route that is recommended due to the great biodiversity that can be seen throughout the journey as well as the flora and fauna and the most exciting thing is to get to Machu Picchu is to walk to the Inca city by the same path that our ancestors used it. The cost of the Inca Trail tour for 4 days is 600 dollars per person.

Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trail is an alternative route to the Inca Trail, this trek has a particularity since on the way you will be able to pass through the slopes of the Salkantay Mountain, which makes this route unique. the cost of the Salkantay Machu Picchu Trek 4 days has a cost of 400 dollars per person.

Inca Jungle Trek

This is a route designed for tourists who like adventure and extreme sports since you can practice canoeing, ziplining, downhill biking, and hiking. the cost of this 4-day tour has a cost of 350 dollars per person.

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