Description of the experience
Transfer from your hotel to the train station of Ollanta (1 hour 15 minutes). The train leaves at 07:45 hrs to Aguas Calientes, a modern little town close to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The train ride to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful journeys that visitors can experience in our country. After passing the Sacred Valley of the Incas the train starts to descend gradually along the edge of the Urubamba River, till finally reach the cloud forest. After approximately 2 hours we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, arrival and depart from the local bus station that go up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 25 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival, we will get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others. Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own. At around 14:00hrs, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore this colorful town that utterly filled with souvenirs shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafes etc. (Lunch is not included). Finally, at around 18:20hrs, we take the train back to the city of Cusco, arriving 20:05 Hrs. Reception at Ollanta station, then transfer to Cusco arriving around 21:30 Hrs.
|Adults Andean Community||$210 (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador & Perú)|
|Adults other countries||$240|
|Children Andean Community (3 - 8 years)||$120|
|Children other countries (3 - 8 years)||$135|
|SERVICES FOR SMALL GROUPS||(Local guides in each city in Spanish language)|
Agencia de viajes y tour operadora con 30 años de experiencia con RUC N° 20102006365.