Travelling to Peru can be the most enigmatic vacation plan you will ever make, there are many amazing sites in Peru for travelers to see and one of the most important journeys is the Cusco to Machu Picchu tour. Tourists may opt for the more common route which is basically a very scenic train ride from Cusco to the town at the base of Machu Picchu known as “Aguas Calientes” . After your long train ride is advisable to spend the night here, take a tour of the town and visit some of the local restaurants specializing in Andean cuisine.
It is also a great place to stock up on necessities such as insect repellent (depending on the season mosquitoes can be a problem), bottled water, snacks even lip balms; some people may experience chapped lips due to the altitude and the highland sun. The following morning you will head over to your bus and make your ascend to the Inca city in time to see the beautiful sunrise over the majestic Andes.
There are other Cusco to Machu Picchu tours, some people like to go on foot. That’s right you read correctly, head over to Machu Picchu by taking one of the trails to the city; trek through the Andes for a few days and nights before finally arriving at the majestic Incan ruins also in time to see the sun rising over the mountains. Many tourists find this way more rewarding then the bus ride and knowing that this is how the Inca did it brings a special appeal to the table.
You can choose from a few trails which take you through the Andes such as the ever popular Inca trail, this was the traditional route taken by the Inca and it is of moderate difficulty so almost anyone can be a part of it. The Salkantay trek is another trail which is known to be more scenic with more beautiful sights to see however it is somewhat more difficult so it calls for travelers with an elevated physical level.