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    It depends on how much an adventurer you are. Walking through the inca trail is a really nice experience but you spend several days walking and sleeping in the trail. In the train you spend about three or four hours but remember to take your own snacks. The ones that are sold in the train are really expensive. almost 6 years ago

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    If you walk you'll arrive early in the morning through the Sun Gate overlooking the ruins from a height I think. The hordes from the train don't arrive until about 11am so you'll have the place relatively to yourself (& other walkers) which I believe is the beat way to see Machu Picchu though I've never been. In the high season around June & July it gets so crowded there are long queues. I believe the best time to visit is around May before the hordes arrive & the weather is good. If you want to combine it with the Galapagos, April is a good time to visit there when the seas are calm. This IMHO is the best time to visit that part of the world to experience both of these destinations at their best.

    It all depends however whether you want the effort & challenge of a long scenic walk, from what I've heard it ain't no walk in the park, or the more comfortable train trip. It's a decision that's like chalk & cheese. almost 6 years ago

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    I took the train in July and it wasn't so bad. If you have a lot of time take the Inca trail but if you're like me and only have 1 day take the train. almost 6 years ago

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    It depends on your travel preferences. If you okay with camping, the 3day trek is the way to go. If your preference are more on the comfort side, you should take the train. When we went, we did 1 day trek. Arrived at Machu Picchu in the late afternoon, Took a bus down to Aguas Calientes for the evening and were back @ Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for the full day almost 6 years ago

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    if you have the time the inca trail is a great hike, although it can be a little crowded in places. but walking down into Manchu is breathtaking andnunforgettable. the sungate is cool but cloudy 90percent of the time so keep that in mind almost 6 years ago

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