Time at Machu Picchu?

This tour sounds wonderful, but I am concerned that the time actually spent at Machu Picchu isn't long enough.

Any thoughts from travelers that have taken this tour will be appreciated.


  • We did this trip in 2009 and thought that we had more than enough time at Machu Picchu. The first opportunity we had to go into the grounds was pretty extensive for a first look. The second day consisted of an early morning to meet the sunrise from the Guard House and a chance to look at the Inca Bridge, and then again, another long walk through the principle grounds. So we had a very good experience at Machu Picchu.
  • Thank you so much, Randall and Donna. That is very helpful.

    Any other personal experience words of wisdom from your tour?

    Best regards,

  • While at Machu Picchu, be sure to see everything you are given an opportunity to see while there.
    At Cusco, we had additional oxygen at the hotel that took the edge off of the discomfort of altitude sickness. Other travelers with us did the same, and felt that it really helped. Be sure to ask at the hotel desk.
    Be sure to have good sunblock with you for Peru and Ecuador.
    M/V Isabella II is excellent.
    We snorkeled every day. The ship has equipment and shorty wet suits for you to use. We had our own masks and snorkels. The snorkel excursions are accompanied. We had one of the naturalists with us, or our tour director.
    We also had the collapsible walking sticks along for the rough terrain on the islands. Did not really need it for Machu Picchu.
    Follow the guidance on the train to the base of Machu Picchu; do not eat the food on the train even though it is provided to you.
    As usual, Tauck provides bottled water daily.
    Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Tauck, and the exposure to other cultures in this part of the world. The Inca story is amazing and sad, but their accomplishments are fascinating to see.
  • Excellent.

    Thank you so much.

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