1 Day Classic tour to Machu Picchu with guided tour into the santuary
Machu Picchu – Tour to one of the 7 Wonders in the World
The Lost City Of The Incas - World Heritage Site UNESCO - Full day Guided Tour
Price per person:
Cost of tour by Expedition train = US$ 280 Per Person as Adult
Upgrade to Vistadome train US$80 for the ROUND TRIP
Special discount for anyone who has ISIC Card : US$ 15 less, if aplicable
More than 4 peple in your group , private service with english speaking guide during 4 H.
Introduction.Machu Picchu Imbued with a magical silence, 120km (74mi) from Cusco on the slopes above the Urubamba River, lays one of the world’s 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 Inca town.
Itinerary of trip :At 6:30am pick up and transfer from your hotel to the railway station of Poroy, four hours travel by train to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and from here continue traveling to Aguas Calientes village. At 10:30am 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 during 2 hours then you will have free time to explore by yourself.
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 tourists per day, the climbing depends of the weather conditions. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town. Then we travel by train to Ollantaytambo and then we catch the van to drop us to hotel in Cusco ( 2 Hours by train and 2 Hours by Van ) end of service.
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.
This tour includes Tours to Machupicchu:
- Private VAN from Cusco to the Train station of Poroy and from Poroy to your Hotel in Cusco.
- English-Speaking tour guide during 3 Hours in Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to the Santuary of Machu Picchu (one day)
- Backpacker train ticket (Round trip)
- Tourist bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Tour price includes government sales tax (19% as known IGV)
It does not Included:
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack.
- Tips for guide.
- Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes ($3 USD)
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes or Cusco
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes
- Water or any other Drink
- Phone Calls
We recommend to Bring Tours to Machupicchu:
- Small Day Backpack 35Lt
- Rain jacket or poncho for the rain reason (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco/Peru)
- 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
- Personal First aid kit.
- 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
- Extra Money for Souvenirs in Aguas Calientes