1 DAY Private Tour to MACHU PICCHU price for 2012.2013:
Nº of People Price per person $USA
Private Service info: The price of ou (private) service (depends very much on the number of people in your group (more people, less price).In this service NO other people you don't know/want will be part of your group unlike the in which you can be a part of a group of up to 16 people from different countries, ages, gender, level of fitness, etc, etc.Private service is generally recommended for families traveling with children, honeymooners, older people, group of friends, etc, etc
What are the benefits of doing a private tour?- One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available…You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available… In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask a South Adventure Peru Tours Rep how you can arrange your own private tour.
A brief history of Machu Picchu.- Machu Picchu Imbued with a magical silence, 120km (74mi) from Cusco on the slopes above the Urubamba River, lies one of the worlds most extraordinary archaeological sites. Machu Picchu (2400m / 7872ft) is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It is thought that the city was built by the Sapaq Inca Pachacuti, starting in about 1440, and was inhabited until the Spanish conquest of Peru in 1532….Archaeological evidence (together with recent work on early colonial documents) shows that Machu Picchu was not a conventional city, but a country retreat town for Inca nobility. The site has a large palace and temples dedicated to Inca deities Inca deities around a courtyard, with other buildings for support staff. It is estimated that a maximum of only about 750 people resided in Machu Picchu at any one time, and probably only a small fraction of that number lived in the town during the rainy season and when none of the nobility were visiting.
Machu Picchu, its name comes from the ancient Quechua word that means “Old Mountain”. This site was built entirely of stone, using every space in harmony with function. Machu Picchu has been known as the “Lost City of the Incas”. The most common way is to take the train to Machu Picchu in the morning, explore the ruins and the afternoon return to Cusco. An other better option is stay overnight in Aguas calientes and the next day to get in earlier to the complex. Machu Picchu is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to eternal fusion with the cosmos; there we feel our own fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of South America. A resting place of butterflies at the epicenter of the great circle of life. One more miracle”. Pablo Neruda (poet).. South Adventure Peru Tours is independent recognized tour operator for Machu Picchu mystery ancient Inka town. We have daily guided tour to one of the 7 wonders in world.
Stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town.- Stay an extra night at Aguas Calientes? Yes, if you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes after the trek this can easily be arranged. We will purchase your train ticket to return to Cusco the following day. You need to let us know at the time of making the trek reservation so we can reserve your train tickets in advance. Obviously if you stay an extra night then you will have to pay for your accommodation which is US$ 70 per person at.
HOTEL LA CABAÑA ( the hotel is rated as 3stars with private bath and hot shower and next day breakfast )
Itinerary of 1 Day PRIVATE tour to Machu Picchu.-
At 5:30am pick up and transfer from your hotel to the railway station, four hours travel by train to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and from here continue traveling to Aguas Calientes village then, we aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and you will be the first visitors inside Machu Picchu archaeological site, there you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour includes walk through the different section such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According how you feel will be the coordination with the guide to try to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca city. At mentioned time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own.
Important: If you decide to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain you must need to know the limit number for visitors is not more than 400 tourist per day and must paid S/25 per person, the climbing depends of the weather conditions….At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town. Lunch and then we travel by train to Ollantaytambo and then we catch the van to drop us to hotel in Cusco (4 hours) en end of service (L).
Optional.- If time permit and according the train depart to Cusco you can visit the thermal pools located next of town, there are available towels to rent and the entrance to the pools cost $3 USD per person.If you decide to stay one extra night in Aguas Calientes let us know at booking time or one day before and we will be able to change your train ticket for the next day previous extra payment for change the train ticket.
Our PRIVATE Service Includes:
- Briefing night before in your hotel by your tour guide
- Private van from your Hotel in Cusco - station of Poroy - Back to your Hotel
- English-Speaking tour guide during 4 hours into the santuary of Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu (one day)
- Backpacker train ticket (Round trip) up grade cost to Vistadome US$70 round trip.
- Tourist bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Buffet Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
- Tour price includes government sales tax (19% as known IGV)
- First Aid Kit and Oxygen.
Our PRIVATE Service Not Included:
- Breakfast and dinner on the tour
- Tips for guide and camp staff
- Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes ($4USD or 10 Soles )
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes or Cusco
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes & Flight tickets
What you need to Bring/Carry:
- Small back pack 35Lt &Rain jacket or poncho
- Tennis Shoes or hiking boots &Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Bottle of water &Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream) &Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after Machu Pichu tour))
- You also need to bring your original passport to get stamp as souvenir.
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