MACHU PICCHU DAY TOUR

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“Machu Picchu Day Tour” is the shortest tour available to Machu Picchu while still allowing nearly a full-day to visit the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  For this tour, we’ll pick you up very early from your hotel in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu was built in XV century, about 1400, during the reign of Inca Pachacutec. He was the most important of the emperors, since during his reign the lnca Empire was reconstructed and expanded.

Machu Picchu, roof of the world is very famous in the world with great Inca temples holy gardens astronomical observatories and Inca Palace. Although Peru had many more to offer to its visitor like Mt. Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain Tour, Cusco Tour and more. There are daily flights to Cusco from Lima available every hour from 5:00am to 8:00pm. If you organize your trip in advance your trip is possible to purchase flight tickets for very cheap price.

The city; of Cusco had been destroyed by a devastating earthquake and it was reconstructed and embellished.Furthermore, in this time were built the great archaeologic complexes of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the culmination of the work of this great constructor.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR

For “Machu Picchu Day Tour”, we pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco 1 hour before the departure time of your train and take you to the train station located in the little village of Poroy or Ollantaytambo then get on board the train of the company “Peru Rail” and begin the journey from the train station to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 m) which takes four or 2 hours (subject to the train station), in Aguas Calientes our guide will be waiting for you and then , we will head to the bus station . The ride on bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu takes 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City of the Incas, we will display our entrance tickets and begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, our visit last around two hours. Then you will have free time to stroll around the citadel. In the afternoon you must take the bus down to Aguas Calientes , you can have lunch in one of the several restaurants in Aguas Calientes (not included ).
In the afternoon take the train back to Cusco (depending on departure time of your train),we will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to the hotel.

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MACHU PICCHU DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transport  from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo station.
  • Train Expedition Class Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes”.
  • 1 bus ticket up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour (2 hours and 1/2) of Machu Picchu in English or Spanish with maximum 15 people per group.
  • Train from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo station  to Cusco Hotel.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner, we’ll help you in this matter.

  WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Passport + ISIC card (if you booked as a student).
  • Tennis shoes or trainers.
  • Long, comfortable pants and wind jacket.
  • Sweater and light shirt.
  • Rain poncho – in any season it can rain.
  • Camera with full battery and lots of memory!
  • Insect repellent, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Personal first aid kit (personal medications)

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