In CuscoPeru.com we have a team of experienced professionals in tourism ready to offer all their knowledge and the best service to the passenger, to make your visit to Cusco an unforgettable experience. We invite you to enjoy the 1 day Machu Picchu Tour and recharge your energies in this magical city of the Incas, rest assured that we will have everything organized for you, on this trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu FULL DAY.
Very early in the morning, we will transfer you from your hotel to the train station in Ollantaytambo, providing you with personalized service as we handle small groups.
This is where we will board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by train. During this route, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes until you reach the town of Aguas Calientes.
Once in Aguas Calientes, we can take the bus that will take us to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The journey takes 30 minutes, and we will finally arrive at Machu Picchu, where you will be amazed by this monument considered one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World. Immediately, our tourism professional will begin the guided tour so that you can better understand the history and architecture of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
After the tour, you will board the return bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to have your meals and then go to the train station at the appropriate time. From there, you will return to the Ollantaytambo station and then board the train company bus for your return to Cusco.
Our private transportation will be waiting for you at the train station or company office to finally take you to your hotel.
Important: The train schedules indicated are for reference only and may vary based on train departures and availability.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Hotel in Cusco, meals, admission to Huayna Picchu, and other services not mentioned.
Very early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, to travel approximately 1h 45min by car to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo. Here, you will board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a fantastic journey that goes from the Andes to the cloud forest in Aguas Calientes. This fantastic train journey lasts approximately 1h 45min. Upon arrival in this small town, our representative will be waiting for you to assist you in taking the bus that will transfer you to the Machu Picchu Archaeological Sanctuary. The bus ride takes 30 minutes.
Finally, we will arrive at the historic sanctuary to carry out our Machu Picchu tour. Recharge your energy, open your arms, and feel the magic of this ancient place. Enjoy the impressive view from the Inca citadel, surely a moment that you have been waiting for eagerly. After the unforgettable moment, our guide will start the tour that will last approximately 2 hours so that you can better understand the history and architecture of this wonderful place. You should know that currently, the visit time is limited to a maximum of 3 hours. Within the Machu Picchu citadel, we can learn about the areas in which it was divided, its population distribution, and know some important details, such as knowing that despite being isolated, it could self-sustain.
After the tour, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to have lunch and explore the town of Aguas Calientes, which has many restaurants and craft shops. Here, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our representative will be waiting for you with a sign and your name written on it. Our transportation will take you to your hotel in Cusco, and thus, we will finish our full day tour to Machu Picchu in one day.
Train schedules to Machu Picchu may vary based on train departure availability.
Tickets to Machu Picchu often sell out quickly, so book your trip in advance.
Train THE VOYAGER - IncaRail oder Tren EXPEDITION - PeruRail
GROUP GUIDING in Machu Picchu
Vistadome or 360° train
GROUP GUIDING in Machu Picchu
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MACHU PICCHU, A PLACE FOR GREAT EXPERIENCES.
We know that you have many questions, traveling to Machu Picchu is easy but you must consider certain important points so that your experience in Machu Picchu will be the best.
Machu Picchu has 4 circuits designed so that your experience is profitable without having a lot of agglomeration at certain points of the archaeological center. We will explain you the 4 circuits:
Circuit 1: allows you to observe the guardian's house, near the place where you can take the iconic photo of Machupichu. Additionally, you will be able to observe other places in the citadel, among which are the viewpoint of the temple of the sun, granitic chaos, and the pisonay square.
Circuit 2: is the most complete since it runs through Circuit 1, and also gives you the opportunity to enjoy many more archaeological sites such as the Temple Square, the Intiwatana pyramid, and the sacred rock.
Circuit 3: goes through the lower part of Machupichu and also allows you to enjoy the Inka citadel from another view. In addition, it allows you to observe archaeological zones such as the “qolqas”, the agricultural zone and the set of the house of the inka.
Circuit 4: is more complete than 3, since it goes through Circuit 3 and gives you the opportunity to observe symbolic places such as the ceremonial fountains, the set of water mirrors and the temple of the condor.
There are 9 entrance times to Machu Picchu, which you can choose depending on the time you arrive in Aguas Calientes. We Will detail the Hours:
The entrances at 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the morning it is necessary to leave the city of Cusco very early, keep in mind that the trip is long of almost 2 hours by car and another 2 hours by train.
Also, if you don't like waking up very early, you can travel a day earlier and stay in Aguas Calientes, and avoid getting up very early. Take into account the travel time of 4 hours between the bus trip and the train trip. At these times, the sunset is diagonally with respect to the sanctuary, offering us a different panorama compared to other times, you will also be able to appreciate the INTIWATANA at this time and it is possible that some rainbows form due to the mist.
The hours of 10, 11, 12 and 1 are likely to be more agglomeration, if you were planning to take the classic photo without people around, it will cost you a little more. The sun will be at the top giving direct light to the sanctuary with great intensity. It also has its charm because the sky will be clear and you will be able to better observe Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon, 1 and 2, some consider that it is the best time to visit Machu Picchu due to the fall of the sun between the mountains, covering the citadel of Machu Picchu with its last rays. Perfect panorama for photography, the weather is cooler and you will not feel very hot compared to entering in the morning. You can travel the same day, there is no need to be in Aguas Calientes a day before, but remember that you will also arrive in Cusco a little late between 10 and 11 at night.
It is important to always carry the identity document with which the entrance to Machu Picchu was registered.
It is possible to visit Machu Picchu all year, the month of April and the end of May is considered by many to be the best month to visit Machu Picchu, due to the good weather. April is the month in which the rains culminate, the landscapes are green and the sky is clear, giving us a sense of peace.
The months of May, June, July and August are also perfect for you to travel to Machu Picchu, although it is a bit cold, there will be no problem as long as you wear a good coat (The cold is felt more in the afternoon) Usually the sun is radiant in the mornings and in the evenings from 5 p.m. there is a little wind.
September, October, November and December the rains begin again, the landscapes gradually turn green and the cold is less intense. Although on some days the rains could surprise you, however, the tours are given normally, Machu Picchu has a different panorama, the fog that covers the sanctuary gives it a touch of mystery as it dissipates into the air. It is possible that while you are touring Machu Picchu, and it is very cloudy at some point it will rain, you can continue enjoying your tour with a poncho or waterproof coat.
We have many visitors who like to visit Machu Picchu in the rain more than on a good sunny day, for the very reason that it is a different look at this wonder of the modern world. If you do not like the rain, it is more likely that it will be clear after 11 am, so your chance of finding Machu Picchu clear will be greater.
In the months of January, February and March, the rains are more frequent. In the tourism sector it is considered that it is low season, which has a great advantage, if you are thinking of traveling during those months, as there will be less affluence of people. On the other hand, the advantage is that the landscapes are green and the weather is cooler compared to other seasons.
If you have already decided to travel this season, we advise you to buy your tickets to Machu Picchu for the times starting at 11 a.m., so you will have a better chance that Machu Picchu is clear. The average rainfall per week varies from 3 to 4 days of rain, additionally some days the rain can be light but with a duration of the whole day and others the duration of rain can be only a few hours but with stronger intensity. Machu Picchu in the early hours of the morning is usually cloudy in these months.
Remember that we are in the Andes and here the weather is very unpredictable, however the information we provide tries to get as close as possible to the weather in each season. We look forward to your visit CuscoPeru.com will have everything organized for you, we have passengers who are very happy with the experiences and this is all year long.
Although you can reserve your ticket to Machu Picchu a day in advance, it is best to make the reservation at least one or two months before your visit. Income is limited and it is advisable to book in advance. In the event that you want to visit Huayna Picchu (WAYNAPICCHU), consider your reservation time 4 months before your visit.
These recommendations are important so that your experience in Machu Picchu is the best, given that the most popular tickets such as the circuit 1-2 Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (WAYNAPICCHU) sell out too quickly.
The solution for those travelers who could not book in advance, is to buy tickets with alternative income circuit 4 or 3 where you will see Machu Picchu but you will not get to have the classic photo, you will be able to see the temples and see Machu Picchu from the lower part.
There are some dates of the year in which you will not be able to get a last-minute ticket or alternative tickets due to demand, some dates you will not find alternative tickets, so if you could not book in time, you will be disappointed.
It can be cumbersome for you to book your ticket, so our recommendation would be to anticipate with a good margin of time or contact a safe agency to guarantee your visit to Machu Picchu.
Contact CuscoPeru.com who will gladly assist you.
The most recommended way to prevent altitude sickness is progressive adaptation, that is, ascend moderately to adapt to the decrease in oxygen as you gain height. We recommend spending at least one day in Cusco without extreme physical effort to adapt to the altitude.
Taking care of the diet is also important, eating light foods that are easy to digest will help in the acclimatization process.
Be hydrated, at least drink 4 to 5 liters of water while in Cusco. Sleep at least 8 hours a day before your tours, keep your body rested without much physical effort. As a natural remedy, you can drink coca tea or chew it during your stay. The coca leaf will help you oxygenate at altitude more efficiently.
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