MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2 DAYS
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Avoid the pressure of time by doing this 2 days tour, you will visit the majestic Inca citadel of Sacrd Valley and Machu Picchu and its natural environment. This tour will help you enjoy and perceive all the energy and strength that the most important place of the Inca civilization contains, this tour starts and ends at your hotel in Cusco.
In Peru and in South America, there are few places that offer you magic and the special connection with nature and archeology. The first step in Machu Picchu, you feel that it is a true wonder. One of the most important reasons to realize how impressive nature and the apus were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to surprise us It was a place that was kept hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it was an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham arrived and told the world that here in Cusco, was the most important architectural work of the Incas.
The Sacred Valley (2850 meters), in the Peruvian Andes, is composed of numerous rivers flowing through canyons and valleys. It has numerous archaeological monuments and Andean villages.
The Sacred Valley was very appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.
It was one of the main points of production due to the richness of its land, it’s currently the place where the best maize in Peru is produced.
In this valley we can see beautiful colonial towns, which now show its mix of architecture, art and living culture.
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Heritage of Humanity, Historical Sanctuary of Peru and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
Machu Picchu es majestic architecture comprises 140 structures throughout the citadel.
Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacutec around the year 1460.
After being forgotten, it was only in 1911 that the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the site worldwide.
Its main buildings of Machu Picchu are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Three Windows.
In 1913 it received worldwide attention when the National Geographic Society dedicated its entire print run in April to the newly rediscovered city.
DAY 01: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES.
This wonderful excursion begins by picking you up from your hotel at 07:00 am. to begin our journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, during our tour we make stops at the viewpoints of Taray and Ccorao and also visit the typical market of Pisac and the archaeological complex of Pisac, where we find very important Inca buildings that served as adaptation area for several produce. Then we go on to the town of Urubamba where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant, continue our journey to the archeological complex of Ollantaytambo, one of the last inhabited Inca villages. Finally we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train at 4:36 pm, to the town of Aguas Calientes, arriving at approx. 6:20 pm, we’ll spend the night in this town in a hostel selected for you.
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.
Climb up Huayna Picchu and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Climb Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Visit the new local museum or the hot springs in Aguas Calientes later in the day. Not Included
- Meals: Breakfast
- Tour: 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Accommodation: 1 night in hostel in Aguas Calientes
- Excursions: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
- Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
- Transfers: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
- Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Expedition Class)
- Transport: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Meals: 1 Breakfast. 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
- Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions
- 24 hour support by our local staff
- Breakfast on the first day
- Final lunch and dinner in “Aguas Calientes”.
- Huayna Picchu (US$25.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it
- Hot springs (US$7.00)
- Excess baggage charges
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or snacks
- Phone calls/Radio calls or messages
- Travel Insurance
- Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
WHAT TO BRING
- Good sneakers or light hiking boots
- A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
- Comfortable clothing
- Money for the tourist pass and Qoricancha entrance ticket
- Repelente para insectos.
- Rain gear
- Water and snacks
List of objects to take to the tour.
This tour leaves every day of the year.
- Pre payment per person: 50% of the payment per person
- Balance: 50% before departure. - Terms and Conditions -
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