The citadel of Machu Picchu harmonizes with the natural landscape, being a space of great scientific and cultural importance for the Incas, keeps in the deepest the sacred and enigmatic.
The citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful of the Inca empire because it was built to be the dwelling and refuge of the most select of the Inca aristocracy, the routes that led to Machu Picchu were prohibited for the common population, because its location was a military secret.
DAY 1: CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Machu Picchu4:00 a.m Transfer from Hostel to Train Station from Cusco or Ollataitabo to Aguas Calientes, arriving at this town we will then board a bus from Machupicchu town to Machupicchu Inca City, we will have a visit in the city with a professional bilingual guide, after 2 hours, we can visit the Inca city on our own.
Optional to ascend the Wayna Picchu mountain, La Puerta del Sol and Puente Inca or whatever you see fit to do at that time.
18:30 p.m. Return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco.
22:00 p.m. Arrival to Cusco. Transfer to the Hostel.
What passengers should bring
- Small personal backpack.
- Jacket for the cold.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses
- Insect Repellent.
- Video and photo camera.
- Chocolates and candies.
- Transfers from hotel/train station.
- Tourist train to Machupicchu round trip.
- Entrance to the Inca City.
- Bus Concetur of ascent and descent to Machupicchu
- Bilingual Professional Guide.
- Gourmet Lunch in Machupicchu.
- First aid kit.
- It does not include :
- Meals. “Not mentioned.
- Entrances to recreational sites, such as “Discotecas” “Aguas Termales, Parques de Diversión” (Hot Springs, Amusement Parks)
- Others not specified in the Program.
TRAIN TYPES FOR YOUR TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU
EXPEDITION TRAIN :
The traveler on the Expedition will feel comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points of this millenary route that every adventurer should know.
The Expedition has wagons totally covered by panoramic windows so that the traveler is immersed in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begin in the train.
Completely surrounded by glass, with carriages with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome connects and feels part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail offers personalized attention and first class in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip.
The Vistadome has a different service on board, which allows the traveler to submerge and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dances and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients.
The train schedule is only confirmed day before the start of the trip, if you joined a group day before the start of the tour, we can not guarantee that you travel on the same train as the rest of the group.
Train schedule subject to change depending on Peru Rail’s schedule and availability.
To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC-CARD. scan and send us an email copy at the time of booking.
Cuzco is at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet above sea level, and in many surrounding areas, including Machu Picchu, it is also at high altitudes, though not as high as Cuzco. Altitude sickness can happen to anyone, including healthy people. Symptoms are usually not severe.
Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory diseases) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of high-altitude illness. It may be a good idea to check with your doctor before traveling. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness through:
- Drink plenty of water – at least 4 liters per day above other forms of liquids such as tea or soups
- Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and substances that can interfere with a good supply of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration.
- Small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates.
- Getting regular rest.