Duration: 2 Days
Tour Type: Cultural
Max.Height : 2,430 msnm
Group sizes: +2
Fisica Level: Easy
Machu Picchu tour Classic.- For all those travelers who do not have much time, you can visit Machu Picchu traveling by train and getting on the bus to Machu Picchu Citadel, always enjoying a comfortable trip and with one of our experts guides throughout the tour.
We will take you to one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Following the route of the Urubamba river to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the high Andes along the route. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be greeted by your guide and will go directly to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of the site.
Machu Picchu, a beautiful Inca citadel built in the 15th century by the Inca Pachacutec, this impressive archaeological monument was considered a royal treasure destined for the cult of the gods, built as a refuge for the most select of the Incaica aristocracy, considered one of the 7 wonders of the world since 2007 and located at an altitude of 2400 meters in the valley of the Urubamba River, visiting this place will be for you an unforgettable experience never imagined.
Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu in Bus 2 Days.- At 5:30 the private car will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to begin the tour. Once we leave the city we will begin to admire the landscapes of the Sacred Valley. The low vegetation, the extensive hills, the authentic towns and the communities of the Quechua Region.
We will pass through the town of Ollantaytambo (2792 m.) The town that gives a better understanding and a real image of the life of local people, buildings and culture. We will continue on the road to the top of the mountains. After leaving the valley of Ollantaytambo you will get a peak of snowy landscapes with almost no vegetation and fog around. On the way the Abra Málaga at 4320 m above sea level will be passed through this area that is often covered with dense clouds, snow or rain.
Then, we will arrive to Santa Teresa where we will have lunch and finally we will arrive at the Hydroelectric. After a couple of hours of trekking, we will be in Aguas Calientes, the town of Machu Picchu. You will spend the night there and you will have the rest of the day to relax in the village or in the thermal waters (it does not include the entrance to the thermal baths) before visiting the Inca wonder
- Tour Name: Machu Picchu by Car 2 Days
- Meals: Lunch and Dinner
- Accommodation: In a basic hotel
- Maximum Altitude: Maximum Altitude: 4350 meters / feet
- Minimum Altitude: Altitude Minimum: 1800 meters / feet
- Difficulty: Smooth 10 minutes of acenso the rest flat.
- Distance Travelled: Distance traveled: 11 kilometers approximately
- Approximate Walking Time: Approximate Walking Time: 3 hours
Day 2: Aguas Calientes-Machupichu Wayna-Picchu- Ollantaytambo- Cusco
Machu Picchu in Bus 2 Days.- We will start the day with breakfast from 5:30 am and then we will board the first bus to Machu Picchu, which opens at 6:00 am. We will have a guided tour to Machu Picchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for approximately 2-3 hours accompanied by the explanation of our expert guide, you can visit the most impressive places such as the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Sacred Plaza, the famous Intihuatana Where the wise Incas tied the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairs, squares, fountains, etc. (Usually, you will have a response of 2 hours of free time).
After finishing our masterful visit, we can walk to Aguas Calientes (optional).
The return to Cusco will be in Puente Ruinas. We will walk to the hydroelectric where we will take the transport. We will begin our trip back to Cusco and arrive around 10.00 p.m.
Included in the Trip
- Private van ride Cusco-Hydroelectric-Cusco
- Overnight at basic hotel in Aguas Calientes
- 1 lunch (day 1), 1 dinner (day 1) and breakfast (day 2)
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- Bus tickets – Round trip
- Professional guide in English or Spanish
Not Included in the Machu Picchu by Car Tour
- Train tickets
- Lunch on second day
- Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town, tips, or additional expenses
- Entrance Ticket to Huaynapicchu Mountain $ 20.00 / ($ 20 with ISIC card).
LIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE IN THE BACKPACK (MAXIMUM WEIGHT 7Kg)
- Backpack (30 litres)
- Refillable water bottle
- Rain poncho, waterproof jacket, T-shirts
- Woolen cap, sun hat, ear muffs
- Trousers, shorts, swimsuit
- Underwear, socks
- Gloves, scarf
- Sneakers, tekking shoes, sandals
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repelent, sun hat
- Small towel
- Bottled water
- Personal medication
- Camera, charging cord
- Extra batteries
- Cash in soles
- There are approximately 7 hours of travel, 85% of the road is asphalted and 15% it’s dirt road.
- By changing altitude, it is recommended to take some pills for dizziness or altitude sickness (Soroche Pill, Aspirin or Coca Mate).
- This trip is made for passengers who have little time to visit and especially who want to enjoy and not spend much.
- People of Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Bolivian and Colombian nationalities are eligible for a special discount because they are members of the CAN.
Machu Picchu by Car Group Service:
US $ 130.00 per person
Machu Picchu by Car Private service:
US $ 190.00 per person (from 2 to 6 people).
- Ticket de tren de la central Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes (ida o retorno costo $33.00 por persona).
- Ticket de bus de Aguas Calientes a Machupicchu (ida y retorno costo: $ 26.00).
- People of Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Bolivian and Colombian nationalities are eligible for a special discount because they are members of the CAN – $20.00
- Students:$ 20.00 (Students require a valid International Student Identity Card – ISIC).
- Teenagers: $ 20.00 (up to 17 years of age, a copy of passport is required for all reservations).
- Children: $ 20.00(up to 7 years old, passport copy required for all reservations).
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and waterways, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam.
At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political, religious and administrative center of the Inca time.
Where it is located?
Machu Picchu which in English means “old mountain”, is the most famous Inca citadel in the world. Located 112.5 kilometers northeast of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba, this architectural jewel is surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels.
Machu Picchu History and architecture
Built in the 15th century at the request of the Inca Pachacútec, Machu Picchu is divided into two large sectors: the agricultural area comprising a vast network of terraces or artificial terraces and the urban area, made up of various buildings and plazas, among which the Temple of the Sun , Temple of the Three Windows, the Main Temple and the called condor sector.
Their constructions follow the classic Inca style: buildings with stone walls polished in rectangular form, united to each other without the use of amalgams, doors and windows trapezoidal.
- Declared Cultural and Natural Heritage of humanity, being considered as important religious, political and administrative center of the Inca period.
- Machu Picchu was interconnected with the entire Inca Empire through the Qhapac Ñan, known route of the Inca’s roads.
- Rtemperature ranges from 6.2 ° to 29 °, since it is located in a subtropical zone. Its rainy months are from December to April.
- Majestic architecture comprises about 140 structures throughout the citadel.
- The average altitude of the citadel is 2 453 masl.
- The mountains of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are ideal for panoramic photographs of the entire architectural complex.
- Its discovery is due to the researcher Hiram Bingham III who was looking for the last capital of the Incas Vilcabamba.
- Machu Picchu was declared “Historic Sanctuary of Peru” in the year 1981.
- The name of Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain”, named for the location of the Inca citadel.
- The architectural complex was built approximately in the 15th century by the Inca Pachacutec, according to historians.
- The exact location is in the district of Machu Picchu, province of Urubamba, 112.5 km northeast of the city of Cusco.
- Machu Picchu was interconnected with the entire Inca empire through the Qhapaq Ñan, known route of the Inca’s roads.
- Its annual temperature is of 6º C minimum and maximum of 21º C.
- The citadel has two sectors: the agricultural one conformed by the platforms and the urban one that fulfilled administrative functions.
- The average altitude of the citadel is 2453 masl.The mountains of Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are ideal for panoramic photographs of the entire architectural complex.
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