If you’re lucky enough to have sturdy legs and lots of free time, you can summit to Machu Picchu the way the Incans did, on foot via a several day Inca Trail trek. But for the rest of us, a complicated combination of taxi, rail, and bus is required. Most visitors navigate the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu transportation labyrinth with the help of a tour guide—recommended even for do-it-yourself travelers. However, if you insist on flying solo, you’re going to need a map. Below is a step-by-stop guide to help you successfully pilot your way to the peak.