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Machu Picchu Full Day

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MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY

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Description

This tour is designed for travelers who do not have time to experience a long hike to Machu Picchu, or for those who only have interest in visiting Machu Picchu while enjoying beautiful scenery in the train leaving from Cusco.
“Machu Picchu” also called the Old Mountain, now “a New Wonder of the Modern World” and also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located at an altitude of 2450 metres and was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Since then, it is the most important archaeological site and most visited place in South America.
“Machu Picchu” is considered worldwide as a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. The complex is clearly divided into two big areas: the agricultural zone, made up of sets of agricultural terraces, which is located in the south part; and the urban areas, where the occupants lived and where also the main religious and civil activities took place. If you want to know more about Machu Picchu, take this tour which will dazzle you with so much visual beauty, mysticism, architecture of this amazing site, that you will be fascinated from the beginning to the end.

Itinerary

MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY

We will pick you up very early (4 am) at your hotel to transfer you to the train station, where you board the train for a three and a half hours journey to reach the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas”, today “a New Wonder of the Modern World”. When we arrive at the train station of “Machu Picchu Town” (formerly “Aguas Calientes” at an altitude of 2000 m), we immediately board the bus, which takes us, driving for about 30 minutes on a zigzag path, directly to the incredible Machu Picchu. The excursion includes a guided tour for abou 2 hours in the citadel, visiting the most important sites like Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quaters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various cemeteries. Then we have free time to stroll around the complex, to take picture or make a movie. Afterwards we return to “Machu Picchu Town” to take our lunch before boarding on the train back.
In the late afternoon, around 18:00 hrs, we are going on the train bringing us to Ollantaytambo. There a bus is waiting for us at the train station to transfer us back to the city of Cusco, where we are supposed to arrive approximately at 22:30 hrs.

INCLUDED

  • Transfer hotel – train station and vice versa.
  • Bus tickets for Cusco – Ollantaytambo (Train station) – Cusco.
  • Train ticket for roundtrip Ollantaytambo – “Machu Picchu Town” (or “Aguas Calientes town”) – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus ticket for going up and down to and from “Machu Picchu Town” – Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Entrance fee to the citadel of Machu Picchu (valid only for one day).
  • Official tour guide (Spanish and English).

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary.

OPTIONAL

  • Entrance to “Huayna Picchu” Mountain US $ 10.00 (Check out this income at the time of reservation availability).
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, U.S. $ 40.00 per person.
  • Or Lunch in the village of Aguas Calientes from $ 15.00 per person.
  • Upgrade to train first Class roundtrip “VISTADOME tourist service”, add US $ 60.00 per person.
  • Money for extra services such as tips.

RECOMMENDATIONS WHAT TO BRING:

  • Original passport.
  • A personal backpack.
  • Sunscreen/sun blocker.
  • Rain coat (“poncho”).
  • Shirts with long sleeves.
  • Long pants.
  • Sneakers or lightweight shoes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hat.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sunglasses and plastic bag.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Water bottle or bottle of mineral water.
  • Medicines and personal belongings.
  • Carry small denominations in Soles or US Dollars.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS:

Students: (Students require an international Identity Document accrediting him as such, ISIC (International Student Identity Card) for the student and must be less than 26 years of age.

OVERVIEW:

  • Total Duration:FulL Day
  • Destination:Machu Picchu
  • Departure Dates: Daily Departures
  • Difficulty Level:Easy
  • Max. Altitude:3,335 m
  • Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Trip Category:Tour