Machu Picchu has been on my Bucket List for a few months now. #30
Once I knew that I was going to study abroad in Chile, I knew I had to save some money to see Machu Picchu.
The Cost: It’s Going to be Fine
Machu Picchu is actually very expensive, at least for college students like me. The train to Aguas Calientes (town of Machu Picchu) is about $120 and the ticket entrance to the park itself is about $60. There are many ways to save money, especially if you have an international student card and can save 50%
However, just like when you’re applying to college, you should never let cost dissuade you from taking a leap of faith! Traveling is worth it and it is SUCH a great investment (after educating young girls, in my opinion)
We arrived at the park a little before 10am, and we were the late group in out student program because other students hiked the 20km ride from 7am (God’s speed. Who needs legs?!)
Machu Picchu was HARD. Especially because I am not accustomed to hiking. As in, I’ve never hiked before in my life.
I cannot recommend this trip enough!
It was breathtaking and my friends and I managed to walk around all of the major sites.
We survived Machu Picchu!
Now, all we have to conquer is an 8 hour layover in Lima and then we are back in Chile!