Unbelievable views throughout this one in a lifetime trip
Guided tour through the Incan citadel
Operator with years of experience
Visit Machu Picchu for 2 days/1night and explore the most famous monument in Peru
All year round
Cusco Hotel and Hostel pickup
RASGOS DEL PERU
DAY 1: CUSCO-AGUAS CALIENTES (TOWN OF MACHUPICCHU)
Our program begins with the pick up of your Hostel at 10:00 am for your later transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo for an approximate 2 hours trip, where we board the 12:55 pm train that will take us on course To Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town), approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, during the route we will observe the spectacular beauty of nature and abundant flora of the area, crossing the captivating landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes at 2:30 pm where the hostel staff or the transfer will be waiting for you to arrive, at the train station who will transfer them and install it at the hostel and we will have the afternoon free to visit the village (optionally You can enjoy the thermal baths of this place or the site museum of Machu Picchu). Between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. the guide will go to your Hostel for a talk about the following day's tour in Machupicchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Town of Machupicchu)
Accomodation: Ecopackers ( 4-beds and 6-beds rooms with private toilets) or Super Tramp ( 8-beds, 10-beds or 12-beds rooms with shared toilets) - subject availability
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
The most important day of our trip is to get to know one of the 7 wonders of the world, the incredible Machu Picchu and we have two ways to get there:
The first: Walking up, this hike lasts 1 hour with 30 minutes of pure ascent.
The second: is by tourist bus, this short journey takes 30 minutes.
People wishing to climb the Inca Trail should leave the hostel very early at 4:30 am to reach the Inca citadel of Machupicchu very early and appreciate the sunrise.
And people wishing to climb by car will have to take the first bus at 5:30 am to arrive early to Machupicchu and be able to appreciate the sunrise which is a unique show, then we can visit the Inca citadel of Machupicchu for 2 hours accompanied by a specialist guide who will explain to us the historical legacy of the citadel of Machu Picchu and the complete description of this grandiose and imposing attraction.
After the excursion you will have free time to travel more places on your own, and if you have the ticket you can ascend the mountain of Huayna Picchu or the Mountain of Machupicchu, at the appropriate time you must descend from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes by bus or walking so that you can Lunch with tranquility and board the return train from 18:20 pm to Ollantaytambo where we are waiting for our tourist transport to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 22:30 pm at the Regocijo square.
Ticket CHILD (0 - 5 YRS OLD): Child must be under 6 years old on the day of visit to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary or the child will not be granted entry to the site.
Note 1: If the passengers visit only Machu Picchu, the guided tour is two hours, but if they go up to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, the passengers will only have an introduction for an hour at Machu Picchu.
Note 2: You must email us a scanned copy or photograph of your passport immediately after you have booked your tour. This is to enable the purchase of your Machu Picchu entrance ticket. It must be the passport you will use to enter Machu Picchu itself. This is a requirement when booking any tour of Machu Picchu from any operator.
Note 3: If you are staying at a different location than the one you select as your pick up location, it is explicitly your responsibility to be at the main entrance of the hotel or hostel selected as your pick up location for the duration of the pickup time range on your tour date. You must be in a visible place easy to see for the operator and be alert for their vehicle/guide when they go to pick you up for the tour.
- Pick up from the hostel in Cusco at 10:00 am. Transportation Cusco-Ollantaytambo Station
- Train Ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes 12:55 pm
- 1 night in a shared hostel (bunk beds) with breakfast in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu
- Guided 2 hours in Machu Picchu
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo 18:20 pm
- Transportation from Ollanta Station to Cusco (Regocijo Square)
- Bus tickets up and down Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (CONSETTUR) $ 24.00
- Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain $ 18.00 per person
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain $ 18.00 per person
- Travel insurance
- Entrance to the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes S/. 20.00 soles
Please note that these prices may vary if you decide to take part in any of these extra activities after the tour starts. We recommend booking prior to the departure of your tour to avoid the possibility of paying increased prices for these activities.
- ORIGINAL PASSPORT - very important!
- Hat to protect against the sun or rain
- Lightweight, warm clothing
- Water bottle
- Simple bag (Suns)
- Luggage Transport Conditions (by train): the luggage allowed must not exceed 5kg/11 lb and maximum measurements of 62 linear in/ 157 linear cm (height + length + width).
Note: You must email us a scanned copy or photograph of your passport immediately after you have booked your tour. This is to enable the purchase of your Machu Picchu entrance ticket. It must be the passport you will use to enter Machu Picchu itself. This is a requirement when booking any tour of Machu Picchu from any operator.
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: There are no changes to this tour allowed. Changes of date, names, times are not permitted under any circumstances. Please refer to the cancellation policy and re-book this tour should you require a change.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 30 days prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time), an 80% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
You must email email@example.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
I cannot find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations when making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation
How do I avoid altitude sickness?
Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatization is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.
Where is Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is near a town called Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Town. From there, it is a 1.5-hour hike up steps, or a 20-minute bus ride to the complex itself.
How can I add Huayna Picchu/ Machu Picchu Mountain to my booking?
Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are subject to availability as there are only a limited number of tickets per day. To add this extra to your reservation you need to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you've booked the tour. It has an extra cost of 18$ that will be paid directly to the operator at your briefing which is one day before your tour date.
Is the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu worth it?
The walk up to Machu Picchu can be seen as part of the experience. However, the bus is an option for those who are tired after a long trek, or who just want to save their energy for all the walking at the top. The tickets are purchased in Aguas Calientes, please ask your guide for assistance. The cost is 24 USD for roundtrip and 12 USD one way.
What kind of weather can we find in Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is at a lower altitude level than Cusco. It contains part of the jungle, and the rains are present during all seasons. During the hottest days, the temperature can reach approximately 26° Celsius (79ºF), and during the cool, early mornings, the temperature can drop to -2° C (-36ºF). The best months to visit Machu Picchu are May and June, since they are the mildest ones.
Can I have a private room ?
Yes, of course, but you will need to pay an extra 25 dollars ( single room) or 22 dollars ( double or twin room) in cash the day of your briefing (a day before the tour starts) and you are able to stay in Margaritas House or Inkas Land ( it is subject availability). You must inform by email email@example.com 48 hours before the tour starts.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia, and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.