Machu Picchu Virtual tour
I do not remember the start of our journey to Machu Picchu that well... Dima and I also travelled to Cusco (3600 m over the sea level), and after constant negotiating hired a cab for neighborhood sightseeing. I thought kind of alright at the beginning, however when we arrived to Pisac, the old Inca Fortress (about 4000m altitude), my un-acclimatized human anatomy inevitably threw in the towel towards altitude nausea.
We planned to invest per night on the path to Machu Picchu in Ollantaytambo at 2600-2700m height. I'm grateful that Dima booked a hotel there and not in Cusco. I recall only 1 thing — dragging my legs from taxi on college accommodation and crashing to my sleep.
Next early morning we took a train to Machu Picchu. in addition, curiously sufficient there are two main kinds of trains on route: Cusco — Ollyanta — Machu Picchu: one type for locals, plus one for tourists (not sure in case it is real throughout the nation though). Meaning if you're a foreigner, you will not be able to buy a local train solution. It is certainly something to consider when preparing a trip.
The train arrives to just a little city found at the end of the canyon. It's possible to attain the old damages by a lengthy tiring hike, or by a tourist coach. There aren't any taxicabs here. In reality, the amount of tourists and transport is very limited here. An additional "get" for a forgetful traveler: in the event that you didn't order your museum passes on the web before you start, you will be doomed — there's no ticket registry at the entrance! Wide range of visitors is restricted to 2000 each and every day for general section of Machu Picchu, many sides of this old town of Incas are a lot more limited.