Peru Series (9) Machu Picchu 祕魯系列 (9) 馬丘比丘

Machu Picchu is definitely one of the most important parts in most people’s trips to Peru. Since the government issued new policies to enter Machu Picchu in 2017, some existed information needs to be updated. Please make sure that you understand the new policies before arranging logistics.

馬丘比丘絕對是很多人來祕魯玩的重要行程。由於祕魯政府在 2017 年更新進入馬丘比丘的相關規定,因此許多現有的資訊需要持續更新。在安排行程前,建議務必了解新法規!

General Itinerary

  • Take either Inca Rail or Peru Rail from Ollataytambo to Aguas Calientes for 1.5 hours
  • Take bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu for 30 minutes (bus departs every 5-10 minutes)
  • For Machu Picchu Mountain, 16 lookout points, and 1.5-3hrs walking on steep stairs for one way.
    • After passing Machu Picchu entrance point, walk for another 15 minutes to arrive MP Mountain Checkpoint (not sure of the time required to reach Huayna Picchu)
    • Since the view within the MP area is good enough, there is almost no need to go into the MP Mountain area or finish all 16 lookout points!
    • If you still want to explore, then maybe walking to the first lookout point would be an interesting experience for you (~20min walking), but to be honest, the view is bad due to lots of trees in the front
  • For Machu Picchu, walking around the whole MP area and taking good pictures takes around 2 hours.
  • Same bus route back to Aguas Calientes, and then connect to either Ollataytambo or Cusco

行程規劃

  • 搭乘【印加鐵路或【祕魯鐵路,由奧揚泰坦博前往熱水鎮,車程約 1.5 小時
  • 由熱水鎮搭乘【公車前往馬丘比丘,約 30 分鐘車程、每 5-10 分鐘發一班車
  • 在【丘比丘】上,共有 16 個觀景區,總共單程約需 1.5 至 3 小時攀爬陡峭的山路
    • 在穿過馬丘比丘入口檢票處後,需再走約 15 分鐘,方能抵達馬丘比丘山的檢查站(不確定前往 Huayna Picchu 的時間為何)
    • 因為馬丘比丘園區內的景觀已經非常好,故沒有特別需要進入馬丘比丘山、完成 16 個景點
    • 如果想多探索,則走到第一個觀景台是以嘗試的路線,約 20 分鐘路程,但真的很累、景色也不夠好
  • 在【馬丘比丘裡,整個區域走一走、拍拍照,大約需要 2 個小時
  • 搭乘同樣的公車路線回到熱水鎮後,再安排前往奧揚泰坦博或庫斯科

Time Estimation (Use MP + MP Mountain as Example)

  • If you need to enter MP Mountain before 8am, then you need to arrive the MP general entrance point before 7:30am (10min waiting for restroom + 15min walking time), then you need to take bus before 7am (30min driving time), then you need to wait line before 5:30am (1.5hr waiting time during morning peak hour)
  • Some people might wait in bus line before 4am to get on the first bus at 5:30am and see the sunrise. However, if not obsessed with sunrise, then there’s no almost difference to wait from 4:30am or 5:30am
  • For going back to Aguas Calientes, the waiting time for bus is shorter (~10min at 2pm in my experience)

時間預估(以馬丘比丘加馬丘比丘山為例)

  • 如果要在早上 8 點前進入馬丘比丘山,則必須在早上 7:30 前抵達馬丘比丘檢票處(估計 10 分鐘排隊使用洗手間、15 分鐘走到馬丘比丘山檢票處),則早上 7 點必須搭上公車(估計 30 分鐘車程),則必須早上 5:30 抵達公車站排隊等公車(估計 1.5 小時尖峰時刻等車時間)
  • 有些人可能會在早上 4 點以前就去排隊等公車,目的為搭上第一班 5:30 的公車去看日出。然而,如果不是一定要看日出,則其實 4:30 或 5:30 去等公車就沒有太大的差別
  • 從馬丘比丘回到熱水鎮時,等公車的時間會縮短許多(我的經驗是下午 2 點時大約需要等待 10 分鐘)

Entrance Ticket

Since the regulation has changed from July 2017, visitors are required to book tickets from travel agency rather than from the official website. There are three kinds of tickets:

  • Only Machu Picchu 
    • Visitors can choose (1) morning session: 6am-12pm or (2) afternoon session: 12-5:30pm, and visitors are required to enter MP within the assigned timeframe.
    • Recommend to take the morning session because (1) there are much less people before 10am, (2) the angle of sunshine is better for picture in the morning, and (3) it’s okay for leave later than 12pm
  • Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain
    • Visitors can choose the MP Mountain entry time to be (1) 7-8am or (2) 9-10am, and visitors are required to arrive the Mountain Checkpoint (15min walk from the general entrance of MP) within the assigned time
    • With the ticket, you can pass the MP entrance point twice within the same day (e.g. pass the first time to climb the Mountain, come out to meet with tour guides, and pass the second time to see MP)
  • Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu
    • Same as the MP + MP Mountain ticket, but the entrance time is either (1) 7-8am or (2) 10-11am
    • Not sure how long it takes to walk from the general entrance of MP

Though some online information mentioned that it’s required to hire a tour guide, actually no one is checking this in the entrance point. Hence, going by yourself should be fine for now – double check new regulation as needed!

入場票券

2017 年七月開始實行新的規定,所有旅客必須透過旅行社購票、不能從官網訂票。以下為三種主要票券:

  • 只有馬丘比丘
    • 旅客可以選擇 (1) 早場:早上 6 至 12 點或 (2) 午場:下午 12 至 5點半,必須在指定時間內進入園區
    • 建議選擇早場,因為 (1) 早上 10 點以前人潮明顯少很多, (2) 早上陽光照射的角度,拍照比較漂亮,還有 (3) 早場可以在 12 點後離開也沒關係
  • 馬丘比丘+馬丘比丘山
    • 旅客可以選擇馬丘比丘山的入場時間為 (1) 早上 7 至 8 點或 (2) 早上 9 至 10 點,必須在指定時間內抵達馬丘比丘山檢票處(從馬丘比丘檢票處再走 15 分鐘)
    • 持有聯票的旅客,一天內可以進入馬丘比丘檢票處兩次(例:第一次進入去爬馬丘比丘山,出來後和導遊會合,在進入第二次去欣賞馬丘比丘)
  • 馬丘比丘+瓦納比丘
    • 規則和馬丘比丘+馬丘比丘山聯票的規則相同,只是進入時間為 (1) 早上 7 至 8 點或 (2) 早上 10 至 11 點
    • 不確定從馬丘比丘檢票處走到瓦納比丘檢票處的時間為何

雖然有些網路資訊提到必須要請導遊,但檢票處現場並沒有人在確認這件事情;因此,目前獨自前往應該是沒有問題的,不過還是請大家密切注意新規定!

Location of Accommodation 

  • Highly recommend to stay in Aguas Calientes the night before going to MP, so you can (1) buy bus tickets in advance and (2) make it to either MP Mountain or HP Mountain entrance on time
  • It’s okay to either stay in Aguas Calientes, Ollataytambo or even Cusco after going to MP. (For example, I stay in Ollataytambo, and visit Moray and Salinas on the way back to Cusco the next day)

住宿地點

  • 強烈建議前往馬丘比丘的前一天晚上住在熱水鎮,方便於 (1) 提前一天購買公車票,並 (2) 在早上時準點抵達馬丘比丘山或瓦納比丘
  • 結束馬丘比丘行程後,可以在熱水鎮、奧揚泰坦博或甚至庫斯科住宿(例:我在奧揚泰坦博住一個晚上,隔天去參觀摩瑞梯田和馬拉斯鹽田後,才回到庫斯科)

Train Ticket: Inca Rail / Peru Rail

  • If you book Inca/Peru trains, it would be better to pick up tickets in Cusco rather than in other selling points because of (1) the unpredictability of schedule when visit the sacred valley, and (2) more counters in Cusco than in other villages. Remember to bring your booking reference and the credit card you use to buy tickets!
  • Though Inca Rail has the rules of luggage limitation, actually there is enough space to store luggage on trains. No need to store luggage before taking trains!
  • Inca rail is very shaky. Not sure if Peru rail would be better or the same.
  • Since the scenery along the railway is really beautiful, suggest to book trains running during daytime, so you can enjoy the great view of mountains and rivers!
  • The first class provides meals and a bar with live music – but when the train is shaky, dining becomes difficult
  • It might be difficult to get a taxi if you arrive Ollataytambo at night by trains – suggest to book a hotel pickup!

鐵路比較:印加鐵路(Inca Rail)和祕魯鐵路(Peru Rail

  • 如果你訂購印加鐵路或祕魯鐵路的車票,建議在庫斯科取票、不要在其他聖谷小鎮的售票點取票,因為 (1) 參觀聖谷的時間不易掌握,且 (2) 在庫斯科的店面有更多服務櫃檯。取票時記得攜帶訂位證明,和刷卡消費時所使用的信用卡
  • 雖然印加鐵路有行李重量、尺寸限制,事實上車內的行李儲存空間很大,所以可以直接攜帶行李上車!
  • 印加鐵路的火車搖晃得非常厲害,不確定祕魯鐵路是否會比較平穩
  • 因為山地風光很美,建議購買白天的火車票,可以沿途欣賞高山、流水等景致
  • 頭等艙提供餐點、並設有附現場音樂的酒吧,但因為火車搖晃得很厲害,所以不太容易進食…
  • 如果你在晚上搭火車抵達奧揚泰坦博,有可能會不容易叫到計程車接送,建議安排旅館接送服務

Bus Ticket

  • Strongly recommend to buy bus tickets in advance, either in Aguas Calientes or in Cusco (no need to choose time slot), and buying from agency is usually US$5-10 more expensive
  • Passport is required when buying tickets and taking bus

公車票券

  • 強烈建議提前購買公車票券,可以在熱水鎮或庫斯科購買,購買時無需選擇特定時段搭乘;跟旅行社購買的價格約比實際價格多 5 至 10 美金
  • 買公車票和搭乘公車時,都必須出示護照

Notes

  • Since you might stay in the whole area for 2-6 hours, it would be good to prepare some snacks and put in your backpack. Make sure that you bring all waste down!
  • There’s no restroom after you pass the MP general entrance point, so I would recommend to have 10-15 minutes buffer time before passing the entrance point to use the restroom.
  • The current huge influx of visitors might destroy Machu Picchu, so please make sure that you don’t touch or destroy anything within the area!
  • Highly recommend Restaurant Indio Felix in Aguas Calientes – delicious and excellent presentation of food!

大王筆記

  • 因為可能在整個園區待 2 至 6 個小時,建議可以在包包內準備一些小點心,但一定要把垃圾帶下山喔!
  • 在馬丘比丘檢票處之後,就沒有洗手間了,所以建議在過檢票處之前,排隊 10 至 15 分鐘使用洗手間
  • 目前的遊客數量太多、可能損毀馬丘比丘,因此請不要碰觸或損毀任何古蹟!
  • 強烈推薦熱水鎮的 Restaurant Indio Felix 餐廳,非常美味又擺盤很美!

Reference Blogs 參考網誌

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