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Heads Up - Machu Picchu Landslide / Bus

Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:14 am
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Heads Up - Machu Picchu Landslide / Bus

Just got back from 12 days in Peru - wanted to send a quick heads up about the road from Aguas to MP. There was a landslide (maybe 7 days ago now?) that has taken out at least 3 switchbacks of the road.

As of 4 days ago, the situation was bus from Aguas Calientes (first one was pushed back to 7 so no sunrise chance) with 2 transfers to different busses along the road. Each walk between busses was about 2 minutes.

Took about 1 hour from Aguas to MP gate.

Also note that when we were there, the afternoon trains were departing "1-2 hours" late to allow people time to get down with all the bus hassles.

http://www.peruviantimes.com/16/flow...-normal/21229/
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:22 am
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Thanks for the update. Wow, that's pretty crazy.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:31 am
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My favorite place in the world but have to include Cuzco as well.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 6:10 pm
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Yes, nice heads up. I am hoping they can move a few rocks before I get there soon
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 6:44 pm
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Was there earlier this week. The landslide has been cleared off the roads so only 1 bus is needed to get all the way up.
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