|Locations Visited||:||Sacred valley , Machupicchu|
|Type of Activity||:||easy walk|
|Time of Tour||:||2 days|
|Tranportation||:||by train and car|
When visiting Machu Picchu, the best option is to overnight in Aguas Calientes so that you will have enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. You can visit the village of Aguas Calientes, the thermal baths and the other attractions that this village has to offer.
The location of Machu Picchu, in the middle of the canyon of the Urubamba River, couldn’t have been chosen better. You can clearly see that Machu Picchu is a construction designed precisely to fit the landscape around it. This resulted in a beautiful sanctuary that is integrated in nature with great success. The natural topography was transformed in terraces with agricultural and urban aims which merge completely with their surroundings. Next to this, there are also at least two dozens of rocks which, as scale models, represent the surrounding topography.
In the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains, exist abundant flora and fauna, which attracts locals and strangers. The famous Inca city of Machu Picchu is the most important symbol of the Andean culture. It is difficult to find a comparable place to Machu Picchu anywhere in the world. This sanctuary is one of the most important archeological monuments in the world, and declared as cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, together with the city of Cusco.
Visiting Machu Picchu with a professional guide represents a unique experience. The mystic solemnity that comes off its’ imposing walls and the mysteries that those stones involve, inspire a deep respect to the constructors of the monumental work, who knew how to conjugate the art of their creation with the capricious and wild nature.
sacred valley + Machu Picchu with Overnight in Aguas Calientes Itinerary:
Altitude: 2000 - 2750 m. / 6561 - 9022 f.
High Season: whole year
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Level of Difficulty: Normal (Easy)
In order to give you enough time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, we will pick you up from your hotel AT 8:45 am to go to the sacred valley tour approximately 7 hours during which you can enjoy the stunning views of Peruvian landscapes. we will visit the village of Pisaq the market and the amazing arqueological complex, you will be able to enjoy the wondres of the valley, for the place of its archeological centre lies on the mountain in harmony with nature. The village of Pisaq has an enormous cultural attractiveness, because of its colonial streets and impressive hills around it, which form a charming landscape. Part of its´ attractiveness is also the handcraft market.
then we continue to urubamba valley, Once arrived you will have the time to enjoy your buffet lunch. After continuing our trip, we will be brought to magnificent scenery of mountains and snow-covered mountaintops. We arrive in the village Ollantaytambo and will visit the archeological complex, which type of constructing is as old as its´ great stones. The complex presents a collection of houses, temples, platforms, colcas (deposits) and several enclosures of which the function is not determined yet.
The village of Ollantaytambo is seen as the last Andean village because of the houses and narrow streets that shows us the Inca style of constructing.
After visited ollantaytambo in the afternoon we take our train direct to aguas calientes where we take our hotel with private bathrooms, hot water , wi - fi with Continental or American breakfast included, then we can go to relax to the hot springs in aguas calientes .
We advise you to go to bed early because day 2 will start very early.
To be able to enjoy the mind-blowing sunrise above the sanctuary of Machu Picchu we choose to take the earliest bus around 5:30am. Upon arrival we offer you a first class guided tour to discover more about the site and life and culture of its inhabitants. This tour will take approximately 2 hours and a half during which you will receive headphones in order to be able to hear every word of the guide’s explanation.
After the guided tour, the guide will explain you what time you should go back in order to get your train to Cusco. You will have plenty of time to visit Machu Picchu on your own after the tour. For those who are looking for the best pictures of the site we offer the possibility to climb up to machupicchu mountain or Huayna Picchu. It takes approximately 2 hours to go up and down. If you would like to do this, please inform us during the booking, places are limited and tickets must be bought in advance.
When arriving by train in Cusco we will pick you up to bring you to your hotel.
What do I need to bring?
After the guided tour in Machu Picchu you will have enough time to get into the mystic energy and peace of the sanctuary. There is also the possibility to ascent the mythical mountain or Huayna Picchu, a place where you will have the best view over Machu Picchu, and also you could head for tropical scenery leading through the Inca Trail network towards the temple of the moon, a sacred place with the function of cult of the moon, an important goddess during the Inca dynasty.
For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 10.00 USD and then we’ll guarantee you entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new law state began from the 18th of July, 2011).
For this tour we have two different options, the difference between both options is the type of train you choose to get to Aguas Calientes.
The expedition train offers all the comfort you need with four passengers seats located in front of each other, racks placed above the seats, panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip. The Vistadome has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients.
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Surname: Mancilla Muchari
Address: calle Suecia 380 C - Plaza de armas, Cusco City: CUSCO
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