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Machu Picchu, Peru

Cusco is the hub to Machu Picchu. There are only a few ways to reach these sacred ruins. Either by hiking the Inca trail, about a four day trek taking Peru Rail into Aguascalientes then a bus to Machu Picchu. There are no roads leading into Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
We took the train from Cusco to Aguascalientes and you can mike from the town to Machu Picchu about an hour hike but we wanted to conserve energy and opted for the first bus before sunrise. Well worth to get up to Machu Pichu before the rest of the world does best photo ops and stunning to watch the sun come up over the mountains and lite up the ruins- breathtaking
We were able to buy our train tickets on Peru Rail’s website, but our Machu Picchu tickets we could not buy online and were worried they would sell out for the day we wanted (Machu Picchu now regulates how many people are allowed into the site per day only 2,500 and only 400 can get passes to hike Huayna Picchu). Fortunately our hotel Rupa Wasi in Aguascalientes had our entrance tickets and passes to hike Huanya Picchu.
We stayed 2 nights in Aguascalientes which was perfect for us we were able to go back to our hotel after hiking the ruins all days shower and relax. We also got to meet up with friends in Aguascalientes.