If you do not have much time to be in Cusco this tour to Machu Picchu is the ideal option one for you. You will know the most important sectors of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu then you will have an hour to continue touring on your own, finally returning to the city of Cusco.
MACHU PICCHU TOUR
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 6:00 a.m. to head to Ollantaytambo. We will arrive at about 7:30 a.m. and from there we will take a train to Aguas Calientes. The trip from Cusco to Aguas Calientes takes about 4 hours, and there are many spectacular views along the way. Passing through lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes, we will also go by the Urubamba River which runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Our staff will be waiting for you at the train station in Aguas Calientes at 09:15 a.m. and together we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu through a zigzagging path on a 25-minute bus ride. Once in Machu Picchu, from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm, our guide will have a guided tour. You will see the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Inca Cemeteries. The guided tour lasts about 3 hours and after the tour you will have some free time to explore, take pictures,or just walk around the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. So get your camera ready and enjoy your visit to Machu Picchu, One of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World!
You will have the afternoon free to have lunch, visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes or visit the small market or museum. You can have lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes or a special one at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel (lunch is not included in the package).
Finally, at around 06:00 pm you will travel by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco. The transfer to your hotel is at around 10:30 pm.
Keep in mind that this is just a sample package which may experience small changes due to availability and train departures.
INCLUDED:Pick up and Transfers
Professional English speaking Tour Guide
All transfers from and to your hotel
Train Journey: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
Bus Journey: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Bus ride: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
NOT INCLUDED:Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain
Meals where not stated
Excess baggage charges
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or snacks
Phone calls/Radio calls or messages
Insurance of any kind
What you should bring:Original Passport
ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
Camera and film
Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
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