Machu Picchu at 2450 meters above sea level on a ridge in the Andes Machu Picchu is a mysterious and remote wonder, along this ridge there are over 200 structures each made of carved rock, How can I visit Machu Picchu like a backpacker?.
To start your tour to Machu Picchu from the city of Cusco
First you have to go to a car station where they will take you to the town of ollantaytambo, the cost of the car is S/5 to S/10.
The arrival to the town of ollantaytambo will be approximately 1 hour and a half, in the town of ollantaytambo you can rest.
It is advisable to eat at the Ollantaytambo market where food has varied costs but is very accessible for those traveling on a budget.
From the town you have two options to go to the town of Aguas Calientes, you can get a train ticket in advance that costs between its:
65 to $70 (for foreigners).
S /20 (for nationals , the cheapest).
But if you like the most economical way is to go to a car station where they take them to Santa Teresa.
To enjoy your trip is recommended to go on foot by the train tracks through the hydroelectric.
Walking to hot water will be about 4 hours enjoying the landscape.
How to visit Machu Picchu as a backpacker to Aguas Calientes?
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you can stay in an inexpensive hotel in the village, since there are about 202 hotels in Aguas Caliente.
In Aguas Calientes you can enjoy the food and the thermal baths that are open 24 hours.
The next day to go to the citadel of Machu Picchu you can take a bus or go on a hike from Aguas Calientes which is about 2 hours.
The entrance to Machu Picchu is from :
$47 (for foreigners).
S/ 64 (for nationals).
If you find it difficult to travel by yourself, you can hire a travel agency that will facilitate the entire trip depending on your stay.
How can I visit Machu Picchu like a backpacker?