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This tour gives you the opportunity to meet the main touristic sites of the Inca’s lost city of “Machu Picchu”, designed for those willing to quick travel and eager to meet this wonder of the world.
During the trip, we shall appreciate a rich and diversified landscape, going through tunnels, enjoying the beautiful nature provided by the road route. Once in Aguas Calientes, you may rest, stroll by the Village, or visit the hot springs at just 10 minutes from the city, to relax or enjoy the medicinal baths. The very next day, we’ll enjoy the dream ride, visit the historic citadel of Machu Picchu, just 30 minutes away from Aguas Calientes by bus. In this day, we’ll enjoy the Machu Picchu guided tour, exploring the most valuable and rich points of this archaeological heritage, surrounded by explendid nature, majestic mountains, characteristic of its tropical vegetation.
At the end of the day, we shall return to Cusco, having as a souvenir panoramic photos and pics of an unforgettable experience in this charming place.
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Cusco - Aguas Calientes 04h trip
This day, on a previously scheduled time, we'll pick up on your hotel, take you to Ollantaytambo station, where a train we'll take us to Aguas Calientes. 04 hours later, we'll arrive to Aguas Calientes station, where our team we'll be waiting for you with a sign with your name. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.
You'll have the whole afternoon free in order to get to know the town of Aguas Calientes and its famous hot springs.
It will be a quiet, chilling day. Relax, so that the next morning we make the most of the visit to Machu Picchu. After 04 hours of travel from Cusco, you can rest the whole afternoon in Aguas Calientes. Did we mentioned the hot springs? It's quite relaxing. At the end of the afternoon, grab something to eat, take a rest and mostly, enjoy this great day in the Inca Citadel.
Overnight: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu - Cusco 02:30h Tour
Very next morning, on scheduled time, our guide will take you to the bus station, where, for 30 minutes, we'll climb 400m along a zigzagging way to The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, aka "The Inca's lost city".
On arrival, after showing the entrance tickets, we'll start the tour of the entire citadel (02h30 duration approx). We shall visit main places such as: The Plaza Mayor, The Temple of the Sun, The Sacred Solar Clock (also known as Intiwatana), The Royal Quarters, The Temple of the 3 Windows, The Temple of the Condor, among many other attractions of Machu Picchu. At the end of the guided tour, our guide will take you to a special spot for taking pictures.
By the afternoon, we'll return to Aguas Calientes, with enough free time to enjoy your lunch in one of the many restaurants or at the Sanctuary Lodge (lunch on your own).
After that, a train shall take us back to Ollantaytambo station (Depending on the departure time availability) following the same one way route. Once we reach the station, a driver will take you to your hotel in Cusco.
TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION
Since January 1, 2019, the rules regarding the entrance to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary changed.
Now the time limit for the visit is 04 hours with entry shifts every hour. Our guided tour starts 8:00 am, as the overnight will be in Aguas Calientes.
The visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu is a one-way path; once through a part of the way, there's no return to that point. Also, there's no re-entry, once we leave, we can't re-enter. Re-entering is only possible if your ticket includes the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu moutains.
In that case, you can only have a 1:30h guided tour, approximately, since it takes more time to climb the mountain.
We suggest you to leave your bags in the luggage storage of your hotel in Aguas Calientes, taking with you only the entrance ticket, documentation, money, a hat, repellent and sunscreen. On the return, you may get back your bags on the way to Cusco.
If the schedule allows, we recommend visiting the Chavez Ballon Museum, wich is the site museum of Machu Picchu. Admission from 12:00h is free, just present your valid passport.
In both low and high seasons, it will be necessary to line up to board the bus and the train towards and back from our destination. Our crew will help in order to save your time.
TIPS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR TRIP EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE
- Request an exclusive guide
- Resquest lunch at the amazing Sanctuary Lodge. Just ask to one of our consultants to make the purchase (USD 45,00 per person)
Overnight: Hotel In cusco
- Transfer Hotel in Cusco - Ollantaytambo train station - Hotel in Cusco.
- Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (EXPEDITION 11: 52/12: 55 according to availability)
- Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English)
- Guided tour in Machu-Picchu (2h30m)
- Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (EXPEDITION 15: 20/16: 22/18: 20 according to availability)
- 01 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes (breakfast included)
- Agency services
- Drinks and refreshments, except as mentioned
- Food, except as mentioned
- Phone calls
- Extra expenses
- Travel insurance
- Entrance to Huayna/Machu-Picchu mountains: USD 40.00 per person (booked in advance)
- VISTADOME VIP train service (Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes: 13: 27/15: 37) (Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo: 15: 48/16: 22/17: 23) USD 80.00 per person (round trip)
What to wear
- Passport or document used for the reservation
- Light-weight bag
- Bottle of mineral water
- Snacks, chocolates, energy bars
- Personal hygiene products
- Toilet paper
- Rainwear or rain poncho
- Long shirts (Mosquitoes in the Machu Picchu area)
- Light Pants
- Trekking shoes
- Camera, extra memory and additional batteries
- Personal medication
- Emergency money
- Small towel, bath linen (In the case of thermal baths)
Tour price per person
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