Machu Picchu Day Trip
Machu Picchu Day Trip is exploring the Icon of the Incas by train, where you’ll walk on the footsteps of an ancient Inca citadel. The Machu Picchu Day Trip runs by confortable first class train, through the Urubamba canyon with spectacular views of the mountains and valleys; the Inca farming terraces in the zone of Ollantaytambo on both sides of the River; snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle.
During the trip, you’ll see “La Veronica s” (5,750m) snowcapped mountain on the right side; and the starting point on the Inca Trail on the left side; at Pisqhakuchu community. In addition, at Machu Picchu Day Trip you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu for 2 hours and then you’ll have free time for photos and further exploration.
Because one of the most popular tours in Cusco is Machu Picchu Day Trip that allures adventurists across the National park of Machu Picchu. Our Machu Picchu Day Trip bring you to enjoy the most important Inca religious building with different landscapes. The Machu Picchu Day Trip will give you the opportunity to witness different species of animals in their natural habitat; if you are fortunate enough you might encounter an Andean bear and Andean condor, Among others.
So, Machu Picchu is the home of several species of flora and fauna; many of them endemic species. The iconic Machu Picchu is a precious jewel of Peru, well known for its incredible architecture and natural splendor.
MACHU PICCHU THE INCA CITADEL
Since Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the “Intihuatana” (Hitching Post of the Sun), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.
Nowadays it is a Historic National Sanctuary, protected by the Peruvian Government by means of Law Nº 001.81.AA of 1981 which tries to conserve the geological formations and archaeological remains inside the Sanctuary, besides protecting its flora, fauna and landscape’s beauty. The whole park has an extension of 32,592 has; that is 80,535 acres.
Historians believe Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire, which dominated western South America in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was abandoned an estimated 100 years after its construction, probably around the time the Spanish began their conquest of the mighty pre-Columbian civilization in the 1530s. There is no evidence that the conquistadors ever attacked or even reached the mountaintop citadel, however; for this reason, some have suggested that the residents’ desertion occurred because of a smallpox epidemic.
Optional climb the Huana Picchu Mountain. See here more details for the mountain of Huanapicchu: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Machu-Picchu-Peru/2-3
PRICE OF THE TOUR
group service and private service
|TYPE OF TRAIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Expediton class||US$ 330 Group Service|
|Vistadome Class||US$ 360 Group Service|
|Hiram Bimgham Class|
- Discount for students with ISIC student card US$ 20 (Accommodation is not necessary in this tour.)
DITAILED TOUR ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP
Machu Picchu Day Trip begins early in the morning (05:30 a.m); once we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to train station in Ollantaytambo or Poroy. The train takes approximately 2 or 3 hours to get to the town of “Aguas Calientes”. From here, we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu with our guide who will give you the tour of this ancient Inca site.
The Machu Picchu Day Trip includes a guided tour of the most important sectors of the Inca Citadel; some of the places that you´ll visit are: the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, The cemeteries around. After the tour you will be given free time to stroll around the citadel.
The lunch at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Santuary Lodge Hotel (lunch is on your own). In the afternoon, we’ll return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy; from where you’ll be transferred by van to your hotel in Cusco.
- Explore the vibrant Machu Picchu on a day tour.
- Visit Inca temples of the nature at Machu Picchu.
- Experience the beauty of nature of the National park of Machu Picchu
- Walk through the narrow stress and holy sites of Machu Picchu.
- Experience the train ride through the Urubamba Canyon
TOUR DETAILSTRANSPORTATION: All transfers; round-trip tourist train from Cusco to Machu Picchu; bus up and down from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
ENTRANCE FEE: to Machu Picchu.
GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance.
EXCLUDEDMEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$30 for each meal.
Train options to visit Machu Picchu
1.- Expedition Train:
Designed exclusively for passengers with an adventurous spirit who in turn seek comfort and safety. The Expedition service has remodeled its seats with tapestries with Inca motifs, giving them a very local and indigenous touch, as well as the comfort of having ample space for their backpacks and the necessary to enjoy Machu Picchu. there is space to store the backpacks. See more details here: Expedition Train
2.- Vistadome train:
The fastest and most comfortable way to visit Machu Picchu. On the trip, you can enjoy delicious sandwiches and drinks both hot and cold. Recently renovated cars, which are equipped with panoramic windows completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel that they are part of the impressive landscape of the trip that will allow you to enjoy a spectacular view with unparalleled scenic views and a number of opportunities to take wonderful photographs. See nore details here: Vistadome Train