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Machu Picchu

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  • We pick you up early in the morning to take a train to Machu Picchu, the hidden Inca citadel, this can be a 3h and 40m train since the train station of Cusco or a 1h and 50m since the Ollantaytambo train station wich is 2 hours by car from Cusco, the train station and schedules depends on the seasoo and availability.
  • This journey is one of the finest in the world. Much of the path winds along the rushing Vilcanota river and snakes through gorges cut into the bases of massive mountainsides, offering passengers dramatic views of the Andean landscape as the train descends from high altitude plains down through the cloud forest. The foliage dramatically changes as the train approaches the meeting point of the Andes and the Upper Amazon rainforest, providing visitors an intimate view of one of the most spectacular transitions in the world.
  • The train arrives in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, which is surrounded by tall granite cliffs and a cloud forest inhabited by orchids and hummingbirds, our transfer will meet you at the train station gates and walk with you for less tham 10 min to the bus station for a 20-minute ride up to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu.
  • Next, meet your expert, English-speaking guide for a 2-hour tour of the most important sites in Machu Picchu, including the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the Sun Temple, and the Room of 3 Windows. Machu Picchu is ranked as one of the “must see” archaeological sites in the world. Royal palaces, temples and astronomical observatories cling to a granite spur some 2,000 feet above the valley floor, affording spectacular views of the cloud-wreathed Andes and the Urubamba River far below.
  • After your tour, you have free time (2 hours aprox)to explore more of the ruins on your own and capture some final photos.
  • In the late afternoon, take the train back to Cusco and then meet our driver for a transfer to your Cusco hotel for the evening.
  • Would you like to stay an extra night in Machu Picchu? Customize this package to include an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. The next morning, make a second visit to get your fill of the enigmatic citadel and then return to Cusco in the evening.
  • Optional: Hike up Huayna Picchu, the peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip to complete, but affords spectacular views of the surrounding Andes and views over the Machu Picchu citadel from above. Numerous Inca burials have been found in cavities on this mountain. Please let us know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary

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