It took me 15 tries to book Machu Picchu train tickets

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I wanted to write a quick post detailing the ridiculousness of my efforts trying to buy tickets for the train to/from Machu Picchu.  There is a train station right on the property of the Tambo del Inka in Urubamba, where I was staying, but it runs only once per day and the times were not what we wanted.  There are multiple trains per day from Ollantaytambo, which is about a S/25 (~USD$8) taxi ride from Urubamba, AND the trains from Ollantaytambo are USD$20-$30 cheaper, one way, per person (so close to $100 more for a roundtrip for 2)

I didn’t buy the train tickets before we left, because we were not 100% sure of our plans.  I’ve also heard some o

My 15 steps

  1. First, I tried to buy tickets on my laptop – something with the network / VPN was preventing me…

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