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paullight1

Hotels around Machu Picchu

by paullight1 »

I want to travel to this area. When looking for a hotel is it difficult competing against tour groups? Do they tend to book up all of the hotel space during the June to August period?

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paullight1

RE: Hotels around Machu Picchu

by paullight1 »

Is Machu Picchu green from June thru August, or only during the rainier part of the year?

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rjonsun

RE: Hotels around Machu Picchu

by rjonsun »

There will always be rooms available in Aguas Caliente.  Machu Picchu is limited to 2500 people per day and there are enough rooms to easily meet that demand.  We arrived after 8 PM and there were people at the train station trying to get you to go to their hotel.  They were mostly for lower priced hostals.  Rooms in Aguas Caliente a quite a bit more than other towns.  We found a place that was about $90 per night (with breakfast).  The same type of place in Cusco might have run about $60.  Any current guide book will have names and web addresses of many hotels in all price ranges.  We were there in May and everything was green.  June to August is high season, so you may want to get your MP tix in advance.

Regards,

Bob

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Miss_Molly

RE: Hotels around Machu Picchu

by Miss_Molly »

Hey Paul,

It's usually pretty green around Machu Picchu. Earlier in the summer is a little more lush since that's closer to the tail end of the rainy season, while toward August plants might start to get a little more parched. 

rjonson is right- that is the tourist high season, so book your hotel at least a couple months in advance. Get your tickets to Machu Picchu ASAP - they only allow a certain number of people to visit the ruins at any one time. 

As for hotels, how close do you want to stay to Machu Picchu? Staying in Aguas Calientes can be a little more expensive. This will give a you a pretty good idea of the price range: http://www.anywhereperu.com/destinations/aguas-calientes/hotels

Check out hotels in Cusco if you'd like a bigger selection and don't mind travelling a little further to get to Machu Picchu: http://www.anywhereperu.com/destinations/cusco/hotels

Good luck and happy travels!

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patrickjake

RE: Hotels around Machu Picchu

by patrickjake »

"We stayed Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel when we visited Machu Picchu. We upgraded our room for a river view which was spectacular. They have a great breakfast at the hotel and it is easy walking distance to restaurants, train station, market and buses to the archeological site."

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