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Machu Picchu Luxury 4D/3N

Overview

4 DAYS

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Altitude:
2,800 masl to 2,400 masl
Activity Levels

Easy

Group Size 2 People & Above
Activity Archaeological and Cultural
Group Tour

USD 00.00 Per Person

Private Tour

USD 400.00 Per Person

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. While the Inca people certainly used the Andean mountain top (9060 feet elevation), erecting many hundreds of stone structures from the early 1400's, legends and myths indicate that Machu Picchu (meaning 'Old Peak' in the Quechua language) was revered as a sacred place from a far earlier time. Whatever its origins, the Inca turned the site into a small (5 square miles) but extraordinary city. Invisible from below and completely self-contained, surrounded by agricultural terraces sufficient to feed the population, and watered by natural springs, Machu Picchu seems to have been utilized by the Inca as a secret ceremonial city. Two thousand feet above the rumbling Urubamba river, the cloud shrouded ruins have palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation. These structures, carved from the gray granite of the mountain top are wonders of both architectural and aesthetic genius.


Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu with an experienced guide.
  • Explore mystical Machu Picchu at your own pace
  • Discover the breathtaking Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a journey by train with a glass dome opening up to the spectacular scenery
  • Be one of the select few to view the Lost City from the stunning peak of Huayna Picchu

Itinerary

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest ofthemorning free to adjust to the altitude.
After lunch on your own, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Inca ruins including Kenko, the ceremonial bath of Tambomachay and the amazing Sacsayhuaman, a huge fortress of massive stones. We will also take a tour of the city including the Koricancha, temple of the Sun, a nice example of the Inca architecture, the Main Plaza, the Cathedral and much more. Return to your hotel later in the day.

Full day tour, including visits to the colorful Pisac Indian Market and the OllantaytamboFortress. At an elevation of 8,500 feet, the Urubamba Valley, or Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the historic heart of the Inca Empire. It was intensively cultivated with terraces increasing its harvest several fold. Small villages lined the valley floor, while the stone fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac served the dual purpose of providing protection and serving as religious centers. Without the benefit of the wheel, the Incas built massive stone cities and ruled an empire stretching 3,300 miles over some of the harshest terrain on earth. Without the use of mortar, the Inca constructed their cities, suspension bridges, and aqueduct systems, with an engineering expertise that has survived five hundred years of natural disasters, conquest, and modern development.
Meals: B, L

You will be transferred to Cuzco station where you will catch the train to Machu Picchu.The 3 hour train journey follows the ever narrowing gorge of the Urubamba river to Aguas Calientes town on the way you will see picturesque Andean scenery and traditional villages. As we approach the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, the valley turns into a canyon and the vegetation changes to a cloud forest. Then you'll board a bus for a 30-minute drive up the switchback road to Machu Picchu. Once at the site and after an orientation by the guide, then have sometime guided exploration of the fabled Inca citadel. Situated on the spine of a jungle cloaked granite peak towering some 600 metres above an entrenched meander of the roaring river below, the site is frequently shrouded in misty clouds pierced by the powerful equatorial sun. Constructed from precisely sculptured granite blocks carefully joined with the projecting exposed stone of the surrounding mountain, the site may well be the finest architectural achievement of the new world. After lunch, we'll descend by bus around 3:00 p.m. to catch the train to Cuzco and then bus transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Meals: B

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your next tour destination.

Included

Whats Included?

  • A professional guide, Bi-lingual Staff. (English, Spanish).
  • Transfer from your hotel - train station (Rourd Trip).
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Round Trip).
  • Bus Tickets to up and down to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to visit Machupicchu .
  • Airport transfers
  • Guided Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals : Breakfasts and one lunch at Machu Picchu

Whats Not Included?

  • Domestic flights
  • Meals not noted in itinerary
  • Entrance: City Tour and Sacred Valley
  • Optional tipping to guides and local staff
  • Airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • You only need to carry a small day pack (Peru Rail's luggage limit is 5-6kgs)
  • Passport
  • Water to drink 1.5 Lt
  • Camera
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Change of clothes
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sun lotion/sunscreen ,hat for sun
  • Insect repellent
  • Torch
  • Comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • ISIC student card if applicable
  • Extra money.

Extra Information to Machu Picchu

Expedition Service option

(formally known as the backpacker option) This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu. The excursion leaves at 6:15 am and includes the transfer from your hotel. You arrive in Machu Picchu around 10:15. A guided tour is included as well as the bus ticket from the train station to the ruins (roundtrip) and the entrance fee to the ruins. You arrive back in Cusco around 8:00 pm.
If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu, permits need to be organised at the time of booking.

Vistadome option

A more memorable way of visiting Machu Picchu. The trip leaves at 6:00 am and includes the transfer from your hotel. You arrive in Machu Picchu around 9:45. A guided tour is included, as well as the bus ticket from the train station to the ruins (roundtrip) and the entrance fee to the ruins. You arrive back in Cusco around 7:30 pm. Compared to the backpacker the Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience.
If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu, permits need to be organised at the time of booking.

Recomendations:

  • Bring your original passport if you would like the classic Machu Picchu stamp.
  • Be ready for your transfer from your hotel 45 mins before the train departure so as not to delay the transfer of other passengers.
  • Bring your ISIC student card at the time of paying your remaining balance at our office in Cusco, and bring it to Machupicchu to show it at the entrance of the Park.
  • Your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is valid for the 1 day.
  • If you're interested in climbing Huayna Picchu please confirm in your booking, extra $15 pp
  • Peru Rail luggage allowance is a small day-pack ( 5-6 kgs).
  • Your expedition train will be arriving to Aguas Calientes before mid-day.

Price:

PRIVATE SERVICE:

  • Price: $ $400.00 per person