Machu Picchu & Huaynapicchu Tour 2 days
Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is the best alternative trip to discover the Legendary Inca City of Machu Picchu. This option is clearly the most popular as it allows you to have plenty of time in Machu Picchu; and the most important is that you will visit early in the morning before the crowds arrive at midday from Cusco. You will also have the option to see the Sunrise at Machu Picchu (if the weather allows you).
Notice that visitors who take the One Day Tour unfortunately will spend more hours inside the train travelling than exploring Machu Picchu; We highly recommend this two-day tour of Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour.
In Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour package you will travel by train to Machu Picchu on the first day and the second day very early, you will visit Machu Picchu; after the tour you will climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain that takes you 45-minute walk up and 30 minutes return. It is challenging walk and for customers interested in awe-inspiring views.
Our Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is one of the most popular tours in Cusco. The city of Cusco was the capital of the Incas and now is known as the archaeological capital of the world; it’s listed in the UNESCO as a world heritage.
For Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is included Hotel of 3-stars category in the town of Aguas Calientes near the Santuary of Machu Picchu. In this town there is a natural hot springs where you can go optionally and relax; to get there takes you 15 minute walk from the hotel.
TIMING: 2 days and 1 night.
STARTING POINT: Cusco Hotel
ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT: Bus and train.
This 2-day Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour begins in the city of Cusco; we travel in our private car to the train station of Ollantaytambo then we board the train for 1:45 hrs. To the town of Aguas Calietes, spent the night here in a 3-stars category hotel with buffet breakfast included; the next day very early we take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and explore it with our best Guide.
Once in Machu Picchu, our guide will explain you the Incas history and will show you all important sites of Machu Picchu Inca sanctuary. After the tour within Machu Picchu for 2 -3 hours, you’ll climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain. For Huayna Picchu Mt. is not necessary the Guide since the trail is well market. Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is suited for all type of customers except for thus with vertigo, because the climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain is very high; The Mountain of Huayna Picchu is lactated at 300m higher that the proper Machu Picchu.
See here more details for the mountain of Huanapicchu: Huayanapicchu Mountain
Departures for Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
- Travel by train through the Urubamba valley
- Spent a night in the town of Aguas Calientes
- Explore Machu Picchu with our best Guide
- Enjoy free time within Machu Picchu
- Climb the Huayanapicchu Mountain
BRIEF TOUR ITINERARY
Day 01: Aguas Calientes
- We’ll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the train station of Ollantaytambo.
- Free day at the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
- Optionally you can climb the Putucusi Mountain or explore the waterfall of Mardor.
Day 02: Machu Picchu
- Early breakfast in the hotel
- 25-minute bus up to Machu Picchu.
- 2 -3 hour guided tour within Machu Picchu.
- At 10:00 a.m climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain.
- Return to Cusco by train
- Transfer to your hotel.
DETAILED ITINERARY – MACHU PICCHU HUAYNAPICCHU TOUR
Day 01: Cusco – “Aguas Calientes”
For Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour we’ll pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 a.m and transfer you to Ollantaytambo train station; here you will board the tourist train for two hours to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
Upon our arrival in the town of “Aguas Calientes” you’ll be taking to the hotel and have accommodation; rest of the day is free you can climb the Putucusi mountain located just 100 meters from the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
Climb to the mountain of “Putucisi” will be very step but wonderful, from the top you can see Machu Picchu and the mountains around; the climb takes approximately 1 hour and 20min up and 1 hour down. Other option is explore the waterfall of Mandor which is located to one hour following the railway. Late in the afternoon, you can go to relax in the natural hot springs.
The town of “Aguas Calientes” is also known as Machu Picchu Village, this town lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. A virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Despite its gorgeous location.
“Aguas Calientes” has always been a bit of a no-man’s land, with a large itinerant population, slack services that count on one-time customers and an architectural tradition of rebar and unfinished cement. With merchants pushing the hard sell, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Your best bet is to go without expectations.
Day 02: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu – Cusco
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll take the bus at 05:30 a.m and arrive at 06:00 a.m to the entrance of the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
At 7:00am will start the tour, we’ll visit the most Important places like: the agricultural area. In the urban area, we will visit the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Mother Earth, the Royal Inca palace, The Stone Quarry, the Sacred Square, the Temple of the Andean cosmology, the temple of Wiracocha’s God , the Sundial or Intiwatanaa, the Temple of the Condor, etc.
Then we continue with the hike up to Huayna Picchu Mountain, on top of which we´ll have a chance to contemplate all of the wonderful Inca City of Machu Picchu; you’ll visit the Inca constructions on top of the mountain and take splendid pictures of the place and of the whole surrounding areas. You will walk back down from the mountain and you will have free time to rest or exploring the city on your own and take more pictures. Finally, we’ll board the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, where we’ll have lunch.
In the afternoon, at the time indicated on our train ticket, we’ll go to the railway station; board the train that will take you back to the train station of Ollantaytambo; from here we’ll transfer you to Cusco.
MACHU PICCHU: THE ICON OF THE INCAS
Machu Picchu is Quechua word that means “Old Peak or Old Mountain”; it’s located in the region of Cusco at 112 km at northeast of the city of Cusco; at 2,400 masl; Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian XV century Inca site. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacitec (1438–1472).
The Incas started building the Machu Picchu around 1400, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.
Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site.
MACHU PICCHU CLIMATE
The annual temperature averages 16°C and annual rainfall is between 1,500 mm and 3,000 mm at low altitudes. At 2,500 masl altitude the average temperature drops to 10.2°C, and annual rainfall is 2170mm. The dry season lasts from May to September and the wet season from October to April.
MACHU PICCHU DISCOVERY
Hiram Bingham arrived to Peru in 1909 to do research about Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin, liberators of Peru, once in Peru he heard history of the Incas, since them Mr. Bingham was interested in the Inca settlements; And then, he started to read the chronicles of XV and XVII century and he found information about Vilcabamba other Inca site located at 100 km beyond Machu Picchu; Mr. Bingham was looking for that place.
In the summer of 1911 the American Historian Hiram Bingham returned in Peru with a small team of explorers hoping to find Vilcabamba, the last Inca stronghold to fall to the Spaniards. Travelling on foot and by mule, Bingham and his team made their way from Cusco into the Urubamba Valley, where a local farmer told them of some ruins located at the top of a nearby mountain.
The farmer called the mountain Machu Picchu, which translates to “Old Peak” in the native Quechua language. On July 24, after a tough climb to the mountain’s ridge in cold and drizzly weather, Bingham met a small group of peasants who showed him the rest of the way. Led by an 11-year-old boy, Bingham got his first glimpse of the intricate network of stone terraces marking the entrance to Machu Picchu.
THE TOUR INCLUDESTransfer from your Hotel to the Train Station
Expedition Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to the town of “Aguas Calientes” with reserved seats.
Meals: Dinner on Day 1 and 1 Breakfast on Day 2 in the Hotel.
Hotel accommodation in the town of “Aguas Calientes” (double occupancy, bathroom & hot shower)
Bus Ticket up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu Sanctuary on Day 2.
Guided tour on Day 2 with an expert tour guide
Admission fee for Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary on the Day 2.
Admission fee for Huayna Picchu Mountain on day 2
Expedition Train ticket from “Aguas Calientes” to Poroy / or Ollantaytambo.
EXCLUDEDBreakfast on Day 1
Lunch and Dinner on Day 2nd
Drinks or snacks
Hot Springs 10 soles Optional (US$3)
Single Supplement for single travellers US$25 per room
Tips for your guide.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING
You only need to carry a small daypack with water bottle, camera, rain jacket/poncho, change of clothes, basic toiletries, sun hat/sunscreen, insect repellent, torch, comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots, extra money.
For Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour, you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and, although you won’t be required to walk long distances with your luggage, We strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg. If your itinerary includes a flight, please keep in mind that some domestic airlines have checked luggage limits of 15kg.
- In order to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain, it is necessary to book at least one month ahead of time, given the fact that the access to
- Because the entrance to the mountain of Huayna Picchu are limited so, it is important to reserve in advance
- Always take your original passport along.
- The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is only valid on the second day.
- “Peru Rail” (Railway Company) only allows a personal backpack weighing no more than 5 or 6 kilos per individual, on board its trains.
- Your guide will give you an information briefing at your hotel, the evening before your tour.
PRICE OF THE TOUR
Daily departure in group service and private service
|TYPE OF TRAIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Expeditions class||US$ 420|
|Vistadome class||US$ 450|