Machu Picchu Adventure Tours

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO VISIT MACHUPICCHU FAMED FOR ITS DISTINCT BEAUTY, AND INTRIGUINGLY MYSTERIOUS BACKGROUND.

Tour starting point: Cuzco Peru / Ending point: Cuzco Peru

THE MAGNIFICENT CITY OF MACHUPICCHU, PERU

A perfect overview of the Andes, and travelling along the Northern of Cuzco up, to the highlands; from your first day in Qosqo “the capitol of the Inkas” we grant you, the most amazing travel experience visiting the highlight areas of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu , Machupicchu Pueblo and the famous Waynapicchu mountain.

Tourist Information of Machu Picchu

It is located northwest of Cusco, 129 kilometers above the Urubamba River (hence the name of the Vilcanota River), in the mountains of Vilcabamba. Its altitude is about 2380 m.s.n.m. The citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and is the main destination of Peru. Few works done by man show as much harmony with nature as the citadel of Machu Picchu shows us and the 33 archaeological groups that are united by the Inka trail.

The archaeological complex is located at the top of the mountain, Machu Picchu (in Quechua means old mountain or important mountain) which gives the name to the citadel and the impressive landscape that we have all seen. In front of this, the incredible mountain of Wayna Picchu appears (“young mountain”) in whose top and slopes some archaeological remains are located. Both summits limit with the mighty Urubamba River that runs towards the east, 400 meters below the citadel.

PASSIONS: INKA HISTORY

Summary of Machu Picchu Travel

Day 1: Cuzco Arrival & the Sacred Valley Connection by Car

  • Avoid heights on the first day Cusco
  • Welcome and transfer from Cuzco airport to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit Chinchero, the Colonial and the Incan site
  • Total distance 1 Hour and 20 Minutes by Transport
  • Estimated duration Half Day
  • Accommodation; the Sacred Valley of the Incas Overnight
  • Difficulty, First Day of Acclimatizing

Day 2: The Sacred Valley of the Incas “another route”

  • A day tour from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • This Tour covers, Ollantaytambo Incan site during the morning
  • Excursion during the afternoon Moray “unique Inca terraces in round shapes” & Salineras “the Inca salt mines”
  • Meals, at Urubamba Village
  • Accommodation at the Sacred Valley of the Incas Overnight
  • Difficulty, Easy

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

  • Very early in the morning a transfer service from your hotel towards the Train station of Ollantaytambo
  • AM a train service from Ollanta to Machu Picchu Pueblo (1 hour and 40 min. by train)
  • Stay as long as you want it in Machu Picchu
  • AM visit Machu Picchu
  • Professional guided tour by a local guide
  • 2 hours tour for exploring Machu Picchu with your guide, and then a free time for you
  • PM bus service back to Aguas Calientes village
  • At Aguas Calientes village you will recover and gather strength for the second day in Machu Picchu
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain – A Hike Experience

  • 7 AM or 10 AM experience for climbing Waynapicchu or Montaña (according to availability, book this 3 month in advance with us)
  • Estimated duration, 3 hours trek
  • PM train back service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
  • PM or night transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco city by car
  • Accommodation, Cuzco Overnight
  • Difficulty: Mountain Spirit you can do it for sure

Day 5: Last Day Cuzco

  • Transfer Out

Itinerary of Machu Picchu Travel

Day 1: CUZCO ARRIVAL & THE SACRED VALLEY CONNECTION

The gorgeous circular terraced bowl of Moray are thought to be an experimental agricultural nursery for the Incas, with different micro-climates allowing for different varieties of corn to be planted at deeper levels of the circular bowl.

On your arrival at the Velasco Astete Airport Cuzco, a representative from our tour Agency and our Native Guide are going to meet you and then you will be taken towards your Hotel (located at Yanahuara village) ideal place to be acclimatized to the altitude (Coca Tea it is ideal against the Altitude Sickness called Soroche). Today we have a first glimpse to the Sacred valley of the Incas, during the trip we will appreciate some snow-capped mountain range of the Andes (Vilcabamba mountain range) at Chinchero we will visit the picturesque Andean village, place where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui(10th Inca ruler). Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations with interesting frescoes on the portico.

  • Accommodation: Yanahuara Overnight
  • Total distance: 1 hour and 20 Minutes by Transport
  • Estimated duration: Half Day Tour
  • Difficulty: First Day of Acclimatizing

Day 2: OLLANTAYTAMBO & MORAY TO SALINERAS

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

We do our tour at 9:30 am, we start visiting and exploring Ollantaytambo; , the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the Andes valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles, consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases. We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural center during the Inca Empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions. Also we can observe an amazing rock shape formation representing to an Inca God “Viracocha “(a giant figure on Pinkuylluna mountain ) another important sites around Ollantaytambo are the sun temple, the Andean terracing system, the Inca fountain that it is still running fresh water and the nice Inca Princess fountain shaped with the Andean holy Cross Called Chakana.

From Ollantaytambo we headed to Moray (45 minutes by transport), this place it is a unique place for its stunning round terracing system adapted to the topography. These circular platforms were used as a biological experiment station to acclimatize plants of different heights; Peru produces 65% of plant products than the 100% of our planet. Andean people consume different varieties of potatoes, corn, among others were adapted to the extreme temperatures of the Andes. Optional a walk half-hour up and down towards the area and a good opportunity to use the flouting steps called Sarunas. In the way back to Yanahuara Hotel we have the Inca Salt Mine that it is located northwest of Maras, the salt mines are constituted by 3030 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season every 3 days are filled with salty water that comes from mountain. The salt content gradually solidifies when exposed to sunlight. Later granulated salt undergoes a traditional process of iodization for bagging and send to the markets of the region.

  • Meals: At Urubamba Village
  • Accommodation: Yanahuara Overnight
  • Estimated duration: A Day Tour
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 3: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Early in the morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for one hour and forty minutes train ride to the famous Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu; one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture known as “The Lost City of the Incas”, once being in Aguas Calientes village we have to board the Tourist shared bus towards Machu Picchu (a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road).

The Guide tour begins at the natural viewpoint of the Casa del Vigilante (Inca Guard house). Place where you will be having the best views of Machu Picchu in all its glory. The guided tour takes three hours visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds, after all the explanation you have a free time to stroll around some Inca places at your leisure.

Then back to Aguas Calientes towards the Hotel to recover and gather strength for the second day in Machu Picchu.

  • Accommodation: Aguas Calientes Village Overnight
  • Estimated duration: Almost A Day Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: WAYNAPICCHU OR MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN – A HIKE EXPERIENCE

In this choice program you have twice times for visiting Machu Picchu.

Waynapicchu Mountain are allowed per day 400 people to climb this famous Inca Trail next to Machupicchu, the hike takes one hour to climb the top; on the highest point you can appreciate stunning panoramic views. After you can take a bus to Aguas Calientes and then we catch the train back to Ollantaytambo Village, then by transport to Cuzco City (1 hour and half by train & 1 hour and forty minutes by transport).

  • Accommodation: Cuzco City Overnight
  • Estimated duration: 3 Hours Hike
  • Difficulty: Mountain Spirit you can do it for sure

Day 5: LAST DAY CUZCO

TRANSFER OUT

During the morning you will be free to continue your Andean explores walk through Cuzco center: According your flight time you will be transfer it, to Cuzco airport.

Machu Picchu Travel Included

  • Note please: than the tour is personalized, how it is stipulated in our programs, we do not share with large groups of 20 or 30 passenger in big buses. “For your best stay in Machu Picchu and have an unforgettable vacation”.
  • Cuzco and Machu Picchu sightseeing tour 5 D
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Services of Native English speaking tour
  • Comprehensive Guided sightseeing (personalized service)
  • All entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Machupicchu Ticket
  • Waynapicchu and Machu Picchu Ticket (Second day Mapi)
  • All pick ups
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern Inka motor coach
  • 1 lunch, the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour, at Urubamba village
  • 2 train Ticket Service Machu Picchu (Expedition Tourist Train “round trip”)
  • 4 bus Tickets Machupicchu Pueblo to Machupicchu (round trip)
  • All Local taxes

Machu Picchu Travel Does Not Included

  • All accommodation HOTELS in, and around CUZCO for the excursion s is not included, but we get special rates at Hotels according to everyone’s desires (5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Star, or Hostel),so we offer you, the lowest prices, than listed on their Web. Sites “we are happy to make your reservations”
  • International flights / Domestic flights (Airport Taxes or visa fees)
  • Meals where not stated
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or Snacks
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls / Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips

For the Machu Picchu Travel and the trip Bring

  • Original passport (and International Student Identity Card “ISIC” it is applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Comfortable day backpack (to carry your personal belongings)
  • Lighter shoes (with good ankle support)
  • Plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu Park, bring: Aluminum bottle, Camel back, Nalgene bottle or other.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain Poncho (depends on weather conditions)
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts / Comfortable trousers / Sun hat
  • Wind breaker (depends on weather conditions).
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended), Sun hat, sun glasses
  • Personal medication
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Additional Notes

Machu Picchu Travel; Private Service Prices

  • 2 people: US$730 price per person
  • 3 people: US$615 price per person
  • 4 people: US$545 price per person
  • 5 people: US$530 price per person
  • 6 people: US$495 price per person
  • 7+ people: US$470 price per person

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)

Optional Extras:

  • Walking Pole US$7

Hotel Not Included: book by yourselves Hotels and follow the Itinerary Hotel to this tour, or (We can book for you)

Itinerary Hotel Not Included:

Day 1: Cuzco Arrival & the Sacred Valley Connection by Car
the Sacred Valley of the Incas Overnight (book at Urubamba, or Yanahuara, or near Calca) AVOID HEIGHTS
Day 2: The Sacred Valley of the Incas “another route”
the Sacred Valley of the Incas Overnight (book at Urubamba, or Yanahuara, or near Calca)
AVOID HEIGHTS
Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour
Aguas Calientes village Overnight
Day 4: Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain – A Hike Experience
Cuzco Overnight
Day 5: Last Day Cuzco
Transfer Out

Thank you for choosing Trek 2 Machu Picchu as your favorite travel agency in Peru

All tours WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED without a completed booking form and deposit sent to Trek 2 Machu Picchu. All deposits are $200 per person and are non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal and should be sent to treks2machupicchu@gmail.com We will email you, your booking invoice and confirmation once your details and deposit are received.

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