Of all the archeological sites located within the most hyped Historic Sanctuary is the Inca city of Machu Picchu. If the DRC Cusco expand the dissemination of archaeological sites and other investigations, could create alternative tourist circuits and reduce visitor pressure now falls on the citadel. One of the most important archaeological sites that exist in the place is Patallaqta, a ceremonial administrative center of 26,430 square meters, where you can appreciate the sacredness at the heart of the Inca society, agricultural techniques and platforms. There are also archaeological complexes Salapanku, Qhanabamba, Torontoy and Wayna’qente that are well preserved.
- •Transfer Hotel – Train station Poroy – Cusco
- •Train Poroy – Aguas Calientes
- •Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- •Guided group tour in Machu Picchu with a professional English-speaking guide
- •Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- •Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- •Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- • Expenses not mentioned
What you need to bring / carry:
- •warm clothing.
- •long sleeve/ waterproof clothing.
- •camera and extra batteries.
- •hat for the sun.
- •mosquito repellent 20 / DEET C.
- •treking shoes.
- •extra money.
- •Original passport.
- •Plastic bags.
We start our tour to Machu Picchu in the morning taking the bus to the train station Poroy outside of Cusco where you will start the train ride. It’s a 4-hour journey through the Andes with amazing views and landscapes along the way that you can enjoy through the huge panoramic windows of the train. You will for example pass the mountain Nevado Veronica, the starting point of the famous Inca Trail, the Inca Terraces of Patallacta. You will arrive in Aguas Calientes, the town closest to Machu Picchu, after approx. 3 hours and take up the bus to Machu Picchu, after 20 minute ride on a narrow track winding its way up the mountainside.
Arriving in Machu Picchu you will be given a private guided tour through the impressive archaeological complex (2 to 3 hours, you will meet your guide either at the train station in Aguas Calientes or at Machu Picchu). You will see the Intiwatana (Temple of the Sun), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, Andean terraces and other interesting places. Then you will have free time for your own explorations. Walk through narrow paths and impressive stone walls, capture these incredible moments on your camera and feel and enjoy the special atmosphere of this sacred place! In the afternoon you’ll take the bus or walk down to Aguas Calientes* and take the train to Ollantaytambo. There we will pick you up at the train station and transfer you back to Cusco.
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