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2 Days
Peru
Peru
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 16
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu by car 2 Days.- At 5:30 the private car will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. 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: 4350 meters / feet
Minimum Altitude: 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 2Aguas Calientes-Machupichu Wayna-Picchu- Ollantaytambo- Cusco

Machu Picchu by car 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.

Machu Picchu By Car 2 Days

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco

Machupicchu

Departure Time

2 Days

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
Passport
Cash in soles

When to go to Machu Picchu?

The most popular season of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from the end of June to the end of August. This is the driest and sunniest period that coincides with the school holidays. The rainy season peaks from January to March, but the region can be rainy and foggy at any time. The best times to visit are usually late April to mid-June, and September-October, just outside the rainy season but avoiding the rush of summer. The subtropical climate at 2,400 m is generally comfortable.

New regulations for visiting Machupicchu 2020

It is mandatory to visit Machupicchu with a guide, which is a positive development because the right guide really brings the glory of the site to life with fascinating details. The guided tour lasts more than 2 hours along an established route. If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, tickets must be reserved in advance.

Machu Picchu Packing List

Are you curious to know what to wear to Machu Picchu? Look no further: Our packing list covers the basics and a few extras.

Sleeping bag: If you are going on a multi-day hike to Machu Picchu, you will need a comfortable sleeping bag.

Backpack: Choose a backpack with space for everything you need and, if you are carrying your own sleeping bag, make sure you choose one with external accessories to accommodate your sleeping bag.

Trekking poles – These are not necessary, but can be nice to have.

Sunscreen – Bring more than you think you will need. The atmosphere is thinner and the sun is stronger at the elevation of Machu Picchu, so even people with natural tans are sunburned.

Insect repellent – Although there aren’t as many bugs here as at lower altitudes, you’ll be glad you made room for insect repellent.

Comfortable, quick-drying pants – enough to go with you on your trip. If you can wear your pants more than once, you’ll find you save a lot of space. If you’re not too worried about having pockets, consider wearing sweatpants such as tights or yoga pants.

Lightweight T-shirts that can be worn in layers – Because the days are hot and humid, you’ll probably be more comfortable with base layers made of lightweight T-shirts or tanks. Bring a warmer base layer to wear at night and bring other lighter layers to use at camp and in case you encounter colder weather.

Underwear – Bring enough to keep a clean outfit each day of the trip, plus a couple of spare pairs in case you need them.

Wool jacket or hoodie – You probably won’t need it during the day, but once the sun goes down and the temperature drops, you’ll be glad you did. Fleece is ideal as it dries quickly.

Gloves, hat and other cold weather essentials – Depending on the time of year you plan your visit, as well as whether you’re hiking or camping, you may need gloves, mittens and a warm hat to wear at night when the temperatures drop. Sleeping with a hat and gloves may seem strange, but it is a good way to preserve body heat and rest before continuing the trip the next morning.

Rain jacket with hood – Even in the dry season, there is a chance of rain. Choose something light and waterproof.

Poncho – You may want to wear a lightweight plastic poncho in case you get caught in the rain, but it’s too hot to wear your jacket.

Proper footwear – Visiting Machu Picchu requires a lot of climbing on rocky surfaces and you are likely to find more than a little mud on the way. Choose comfortable boots or shoes for walking, or if you prefer, opt for a pair of running shoes on the trail.

Socks – Dry feet are happy feet, particularly when you are climbing Machu Picchu. Bring at least one pair of socks to wear each day of your hike and a clean pair to change into when you arrive at camp at the end of the day.

Blister prevention – Even if your shoes are well broken in, blisters are a possibility on a long hike. Using protective patches or a specially formulated blister prevention cream can be a real lifesaver.

Toiletries – What you should bring depends on your needs and the length of your Machu Picchu hike.

Bathing suit – The hot springs of Aguas Calientes are one of the favorite stops when visiting Machu Picchu, so save some room in your bag for a bathing suit.
Camera – Bring your favorite camera and make sure you have one or two extra memory cards, depending on how many photos you think you will take and the length of your trip.

Other equipment – Even though you will only be carrying a certain number of items on your trip, make sure you bring other equipment in your luggage so that you are ready for fun and adventure before and after visiting Machu Picchu itself. Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Huaraz and other Peruvian cities are known for having fun nightlife scenes, nice restaurants and other attractions that require some dressing up.

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.

Important data:
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.
General information
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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Prices in Private Service
Number of people Price per person
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).

Additional Options:
  • Train ticket from the Hydroelectric Plant – Aguas Calientes (one way or return cost $33.00 per person).
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (round trip cost: $ 26.00).
Discounts available:
  • For Peruvians, 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).
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