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MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE TOUR 5 DAYS: Experience the Natural and Cultural highlights
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Machu Picchu Adventure Tour is a magnificent tour arranged for travellers with short time and interested to explore the most beautiful and important sites in Peru. The Trip offers you the opportunity to visit the most exotic places in Cusco including the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu. In this tour you’ll explore the city of Cusco, drive through the sacred valley of the Incas and hike through the cloud forest on the way to Machu Picchu.
Our Machu Picchu Adventure Tour takes you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu very early in the morning and enjoy the quietness of the site. After the guided tour you’ll be given an extra time for further exploration in Machu Picchu. It’s the best tour for stunning views of Vilcabamba mountain range and explore the cultural and natural heritage in the national park of Machu Picchu; it’s suitable for all kind of travellers.
The 4-day Machu Picchu Adventure Tour start and ends in the city of Cusco; it is connected with Lima the Capital of Peru by several daily flights. The firsts-flight arrives to Cusco at 5:00am and the last flight is at 8:00pm, for now there are five airline companies operating in Peru.
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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES FOR MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE TOUR
- TIMING: 5 days and 4 nights.
- STARTING AND ENDING POINT: Cusco Airport.
- DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
- DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu; so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
- MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per night).
- Explore the city of Cusco
- Many scenic walks through the cloud forest
- Drive the Sacred valley of the Incas
- Guided tour of the Inca ruins of Pisaq
- Visit the Local market in the town of Pisaq
- Enjoy local cuisine in the town of Urubamba
- Guided tour in the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo
- Train ride to Chachabamba (starting point of the trek)
- Escorted short Inca trail
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu Inca citadel
- View of the highest point in Machu Picchu
Day 1: Arrival to Cusco
Arrival to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your fly details to transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas
It’s a full-day tour; you will visit the impressive ruins of Pisac and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase handcrafts directly from producers. Then, we’ll continue toward picturesque village of Ollantaytambo; site of another large Inca ruins.
Days 3 – 4: Trekking and explore Machu Picchu
We’ll board the morning tourist train to km 104 or Chachabamba zone from where we’ll trek to Machu Picchu; the next day, we’ll see the sunrise at Machu Picchu and explore with our Guide for 2 -3 hours. In the afternoon, you will return to Cusco.
Day 5: Transfer out
We’ll depart from Cusco at any time.
DETAILED TOUR ITENERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE TOUR
Day 1: Arrival to Cusco:
Machu Picchu Adventure Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your fly details to transfer you to the hotel; today, there is no planned activities so enjoy the city; you can do optionally the city tour and enjoy the enchanting sites of Cusco’s colonial city.
The city of Cusco attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an ancient culture very different from their 20th century way of life. The city of Cusco is located at 3,400 meters above sea level where 300,000 inhabitants live actually.
- Private Van:
Airport – Hotel-10 -15 minutes
- Free Time:
In the afternoon free time in Cusco
Get out and explore more of this beautiful colonial city.
Hotel Prisma (or similar)
Day 2: Full day tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas:
For Sacred Valley Tour, we’ll pick you up at 07:30 a.m from your hotel and travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. An important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural area that continues to supply to Cusco with much of its produce, specially corn and vegetables.
We’ll visit the impressive ruins of Pisac and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase handcrafts directly from producers. Then, we’ll continue toward picturesque village of Ollantaytambo; a site of another large Inca ruin. This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering.
Ollantaytambo Inca ruins is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. Overnight in this wonderful town of Ollantaytambo
- Private Vehicle:
Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo /Full Day 95km
Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley – the elevation descends the whole way.
Pisac Ruins Guided Tour /Pisac-1h
Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across “Chitamayo” Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.
Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour / Ollantaytambo -1h
Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas.
Hotel Tunupa Lodge (or similar)
- Meals included: Breakfast
Days 3-4: Experince the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is often known as “two-day Inca Trail”, “the Sacred Inca Trail” or “Camino Real de los Incas”. The trek starts at Km 104 (104 kilometers along the railway from Cusco to Machu Picchu); involves a four hour walk uphill to Wiñay Wayna and two hours further to Machu Picchu making it ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Inca Trail; but haven’t got the time (or energy) to complete the 4-day trek.
For this trek, we’ll take the train at 06:10 a.m from Ollantaytambo train station and travel by train for 1 hour and 45 min Km 104 (start of our trek). At Km 104 after submitting passport control, we’ll begin to walk softly around Vilcanota River. To few meters from the starting, we will see the ruins of Chachabamba: stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains , still revered by local people .
After visiting Chachabamba, we’ll continue on the path south and start a gradual climb to the mountain; before entering to the cloud forest.
Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing uphill in an open meadow. After walking 4 hours, we’ll arrive to the Inca ruins of Winay wayna. Here, we’ll have our lunch, then we’ll continue the trek for two hours to Inti Punku or “Sun Gate “.
From the sun gate you can see and observe Machu Picchu. Then, we’ll descend 45 minutes to get to the viewpoint of the famous place of Machu Picchu, from here you can watch the sunset. later we’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town and have acommodation inthe hotel.
The next day, we’ll board the first bus up to Machu Picchu at 05:20 a.m, the park opens at 06:00 a.m. We’ll have a guided tour of Machu Picchu for about 2-3 hours explained by your expert guide after which you’ll have free time to explore alone or optionaly you can climb the Huayna Picchu mountain (see availability). After we finish with Machu Picchu we’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants. In the afternoon, we’ll return by train to Ollantaytambo train station from where we’ll transfer you to Cusco.
Inca Trail details
Day1: Ollantaytambo – km 104 – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”
- Meals: L D
- Accommodation: Hotel accommodation
- Maximum Altitude: 2,680 masl/8,792 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 2,100 masl/6,888 ft
- Distance Travelled: 7 Km aprox.
- Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 Hours
Day 2: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes” – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Maximum Altitude: 2,400 masl/7,872 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 2,100 masl/6,888 ft
Machu Picchu Guided Tour / Machu Picchu -2h – 3h
Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).
Ollantaytambo – Chachabamba (km104) / 1:45 hours
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/ 1:45 hours 118km
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
- Private Vehicle:
Ollantaytambo – Cusco /2h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Hotel Presidente (or similar)
- Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner, during the trail
Day 5: Transfer out
Farewell and travel from Cusco to Lima. After having a good breakfast in the hoetl; we’ll pick you and drive you to the airport in Cusco, which is 20 minutes from downtown of Cusco, we must be 2 hours before at least to make arrangements for confirmation the flight. After check in at the airline to fly and pay the airport tax, we said goodbye and you’ll aboard the flight from Cusco to Lima.
MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE TOUR INCLUDES
- TRANSPORTATION: Transfer in/out Airport/Hotel/Airport, Private bus for Sacred Valley Tour; bus up and down from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu, round-trip train ticket tourist class from Ollantaytambo to km 104 or Chachabamba and from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo train station, transfer to your hotel.
- ENTRANCE FEE: For Sacred Valley tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- MEALS: All breakfast in the hotel, one lunchbox and one dinner.
- GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: Based on double occupancy: 3 nights in Cusco *** 1 night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
- OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance.
- Meals: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$15 to US$20 for each meal.
- Airport Taxes and tips.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING
You only need to carry a small daypack with water bottle, camera, rain jacket/poncho, change of clothes, basic toiletries, sun hat/sunscreen, insect repellent, torch, comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots, extra money.
Daily departure for group service and private service
|TYPE OF TRAIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Expedition Class||US$ 660|
|Vistadome class||US$ 690|
|Hiram Bimgham class||——|
Prices are per person travelling. ‘Twin/Double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The ‘Single supplement’ applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the ‘Twin/Double’ price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.
HOTELS FOR MACHU PICCHU ADVENTURE TOUR
HOTEL IN CUSCO – HOTEL GACILASO
Hotel Garcilaso is a small charming hotel, located just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, in the center of Cusco – the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and the Archaeological Capital of America. This historical city and its monumental landmarks beckon visitors from all over the world.
The Hotel Garcilaso is known for its unparalleled hospitality and friendly service. The hotel is open year-round and offers excellent accommodations in a quaint and comfortable environment. It provides highly personalized service and takes exquisite care of our guests.
Hotel Garcilaso offers the highest quality service and responsiveness to their guests’ every need. The talented and efficient staff is available 24 hours per day. See more Deatils here
HOTEL IN AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN
Located near the bus station, Hotel Presidente offers all the advantages of being located in the town center with access to all the major tourist activities. From here you can experience close contact with the cradle of the Incas, enjoy the relaxing hot springs, wander the paths overlooking beautiful rivers, and enjoy the exotic climate of the town. See more detail here
The following services are available to guests:
* Private Restrooms.
* 24-hr Hot Water.
* Safe-Deposit Box.
* Tourist Information.
* Cable Television.
* Currency Exchange
* Telephone Service
* Medical Service.
PLACES TO VISIT IT
Questions And Answers
It is an Inca archaeological site; Machu Picchu is an outstanding reminder of the power and ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Built in the 15th century, the ancient citadel was abandoned only 100 years later and many mysteries remain. Machu Picchu was Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1983 and announced as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007; it is the most important tourist destination in the world
At 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 2,400masl; is located overlooking the Urubamba River, the site of Machu Picchu sits above the Sacred Valley – located in the Cusco region of Peru.[/
To get to Machu Picchu you can walk along the Inca Trail for 2 days or 4 days; you also can take the train from the train station of Ollantaytambo (1:45 hours) or from Poroy (3 hours); or you can take bus for 6 -7 hours
The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time, and therefore the most crowded, is in June, July and august. Low cloud cover during the dry season from April to October also means cold nights on hiking trails – so make sure to bring some thermals for a good night’s sleep. The wet season takes place from November to March. This is when the temperature rises and the region receives heavy rainfall.
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