01 & 02 Days
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  • 01 & 02 Days

MACHUPICCHU TOURS

01 & 02 Days

  1. MACHU PICCHU or MACHUPICCHU TOURS - 01 AND 02 DAYS


    The Inka city of Machupicchu, is built on the top of the mountain of the same name. Surrounded by temples, enclosures, platforms and water channels; built basically with blocks of stone superimposed on each other. Built possibly in the fifteenth century, by mandate of Inka Pachacuteq

     

    Machupicchu is considered as an important political, religious and administrative center of the Inka empire. Machupicchu is divided into two large sectors: The agricultural sector comprising a series of terraces (artificial platforms), and the urban, consisting of various buildings and plazas including the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Temple of the Condor.

     

    Machupicchu that comes from the Quechua and means "old mountain", is considered within the list of UNESCO heritage.

     

    MACHUPICCHU - 01 DAY

     

    For this trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at a time previously coordinated (variable hours), we will transfer you to the train station (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) where you will board the train heading to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2 000 masl.). The duration of this part of the trip is variable, depending on the type of service you choose. Aguas Calientes is a little town located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machupicchu; after some snacks, we will take one of the buses to ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu".

     

    The guided tour in Machupicchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour we will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit we have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy the town and the food in one of the local restaurants.

     

    Then we will take the train back. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

     

    INCLUDED:

    • Bus: Cusco - Ollantaytambo
    • Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
    • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu
    • Guided Tour in Machupicchu for approximately 02 hrs
    • Bus: Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Ollantaytambo - Cusco (02 hrs approx. each way)
    • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

     

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Meals

     

    SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU – 02 DAYS

     

    FIRST DAY:

    We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at a time previously coordinated (variable hours). In part of this day we will visit "The Sacred Valley of the Inkas" (Chinchero, Moray, Salineras y Ollantaytambo), then we will be transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo where you will board the train heading to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2 000 masl.). The duration of this part of the trip is variable, depending on the type of service you choose. Aguas Calientes  a little is the place where we are going to spend de night and is located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machupicchu.

     

    SECOND DAY:

    After breakfast, we will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machupicchu (we will ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu".). The guided tour in Machupicchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour we will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit we have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy the town and the food in one of the local restaurants.

     

    Then we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

     

    INCLUDED:

    • Tour: Sacred Valley Tour
    • Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
    • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu
    • Guided Tour in Machupicchu for approximately 02 hrs
    • Bus: Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Ollantaytambo - Cusco (02 hrs approx. each way)
    • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

     

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Meals

    MACHU PICCHU – 01 DAY

     

    INCLUDED:

    • Bus: Cusco - Ollantaytambo
    • Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
    • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu
    • Guided Tour in Machupicchu for approximately 02 hrs
    • Bus: Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Ollantaytambo - Cusco (02 hrs approx. each way)
    • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

     

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Meals

     

    SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU – 02 DAYS

     

    INCLUDED:

    • Tour: Sacred Valley Tour
    • Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu
    • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu
    • Guided Tour in Machupicchu for approximately 02 hrs
    • Bus: Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
    • Bus: Ollantaytambo - Cusco (02 hrs approx. each way)
    • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

     

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Meals

     

    THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING:

     

    • Camera
    • Long sleeve shirts and long pants
    • Swimming suit
    • Warm clothes (in case of cold front)
    • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho)
    • Wide brim hat and sun glasses for sunny days
    • A 50% DEET Insect repellent (at least)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Hiking shoes and sandals
    • Personal medication and/or supplies
    • Back pack or duffel bag plus a day pack
    • Water, plastic bags...
    Prices:

     

    MACHUPICCHU 01 DAY
    US$ 300.00 (Expedition Train)
    US$ 350.00 (Vistadome Train)

     

    MACHUPICCHU 02 DAY WITH SACRED VALLEY (NIGHT IN HOSTAL AGUAS CALIENTES)
    US$ 350.00 (Expedition Train)
    US$ 400.00 (Vistadome Train)

     

    DAILY DEPARTURES!!!

     Frequent questions:


    How long in advance should you make a reservation?

    • Reservations can be a minimum of 48 hours in advance. However, places are limited and are always subject to availability. Tickets for the Machupicchu citadel, Huaynapicchu and Montaña Machupicchu, are in high demand, running out months in advance in some cases. For this reason, we recommend making the reservation as far in advance as possible.

    To qualify for discounts for children, students or the Andean community?

    • The discount for minors applies according to age, they must be under 18 years of age at the time of the tour.
    • The student discount applies according to age, they must be under 25 years of age at the time of the tour.
    • The discount for the Andean Community (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia), applies upon presentation of the identity document.

    What documents do I need to prove that I am a student?

    • The student discount is valid as long as you are maximum 25 years old. In the same way, it is valid if, when making the reservation, you send us a copy or photo of your university credential. It must have the following information:
    • Full name of the university
    • Full name of the student with photograph
    • You must indicate the expiration date (effective at the time of travel)

    They are not valid documents:

    • Proof of enrollment.
    • Regular student certificate.
    • Transportation card for students.
    • ISIC card.

    Are there prices by type of accommodation in Aguas Calientes?

    • Yes, on the tour we offer standard accommodation. If preferred accommodation is desired, it must be coordinated with the agency.

    What is the difference between Machu Picchu citadel, Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu mountain?

    • "Machupicchu" (2400 masl), what is popularly known as "Machupicchu" corresponds to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, which is made up of different areas, including the Machupicchu citadel and its two nearby mountains: Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.
    • "Huaynapicchu" (2693 masl), Young Mountain, is the hill that you can see in the postcards of the city, north of the citadel. This mountain is highly visited, due to its rich archaeological value and its proximity to Machu Picchu. On the way to the top, its steep and narrow trails that defy gravity stand out. Due to its immense popularity, access to this tour is restricted to a certain number of people per day. The only way to get one of these places is to reserve them.
    • "Machupicchu Mountain (3082 masl)", Old Mountain, is located on the opposite side to Huaynapicchu Mountain. It is located in the high mountain range that surrounds the citadel, a little more distant than Huaynapicchu. The Machupicchu Mountain is not as popular as Huaynapicchu but it is a slightly less extreme route. This massif offers a totally different perspective to Huaynapicchu, delivering incredible panoramic postcards of the valley that houses the citadel.

    Is it possible to book the program discounting the entrance to Machupicchu?

    • Yes. To make the reservation in this way, you must book indicating the number of people traveling and the date you want to start the program, and you will receive the corresponding quote along with the instructions for booking.


    What is the weather like in Machupicchu?

    • Machupicchu is located between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon jungle, having a warm and temperate climate, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 24 ° C. From April to October is the dry season, that is, during that period there is a lower probability of rain, while from November to March is the rainy season. Despite the differentiation every day of the year there is the possibility of rain, since it is a subtropical area.