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MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY

INTRODUCTION

The Town of Machu Picchu is connected to the city of Cusco ("the world's navel") by a railway system that joins both tourist resorts. The trip takes three hours approximately, through paradise-like landscapes, covering a distance of 110 kilometers, with daily frequencies and numerous options regarding timetables, categories and fare.

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary is strategically situated at the top of the Machu Picchu Mountain, at 2,350 meters above sea level (7,710 ft) in Vilcabamba Mountain Range's western slope. The Vilcabamba Mountain Range is bordered by the Apurimac and Urubamba Rivers. The Historic Sanctuary is specifically located in the Valley of the Urubamba River (Also known as Vilcanota) at the lower part of the Holy Valley of the Incas, where you can access the high forest.

Duration of the trek: 01 full Day
Distance of the train ride: 110 kilometers (one way)
Season: From January to December
The maximum height: 2,350 m.a.s.l (7,710 feet

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: CUSCO/ MACHUPICCHU TOWN

We start with an early transfer from your hotel to the Cusco train station to take a train with direction to Machupcchu or Aguas Calientes town. The journey by train takes from 3 to 4 hours passing through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and picturesque landscapes. On arrival to Aguas Calientes town we take a short bus trip to Machu Picchu citadel for around 20 minutes. Once there you will enloy a guided tour for two hours where you will explore the most important and interesting places. On afternoon we take again a train back from Aguas Calientes town to Cusco city.

THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Hotel pick up in Cusco
  • Transfer from hotel to the train station
  • Professional Bilingual tour leader
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machupicchu (round trip)
  • Entrance fees to Machupicchu
  • Train ticket from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (round trip)

SERVICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

  • Meals
  • Tips for stuff
  • Vistadome train service (U$ 50 plus)

RECOMMENDATIONS THINGS TO BRING:

  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes or tennis
  • Rain coat and poncho or umbrella
  • Warmth clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies, etc)
  • Personal health Kit
  • Extra national currency (soles; Peruvian currency)
  • Original passport
  • ISIC Card for students

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