Machu Picchu by train 2 days 1 night
About Machupicchu By Train
Machu Picchu by train is another amazing tour, that we have for you, where you will have beautiful views along the sacred valley of the incas and one unique experience with New Land Expeditions Travel Agency & Tour Operator.
Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive archeological sites of the Inca culture, which was built in the mid sigle xv, is an elevation of 2500 meters above sea level, located in the Andes mountain range on the left flank of the river vilcanota.
according to history, it opened its original name lost because the name comes from the mountain named Machu Picchu (Quechua name) meaning (Old Mountain).
According to archaeological research Machu Picchu was built by the Inca ninth Pachacutec between 1438 and 1470 of which its function would have been the ceremonial character and some experts say it was of military character.
Machu Picchu is the result of great intellectual knowledge and unique style of architecture and engineering have become one of the most famous tourist places in the world.
Machu Picchu was considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and at the same time, denominated as Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu on July 7, 2007 was declared one of the new seven wonders of the modern world in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, which was attended by one hundred million voters worldwide.
DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Between 9.30 and 10AM. we will pick you up at your hotel and then you’ll head towards Ollantaytambo to get the train to the town of Aguas Calientes 2,000 m, the departure is at 12.58 pm. and lasts around 2 hours. Along the way you will enjoy of beautiful landscapes. Upon the arrival, we will transfer you to the hostel. In the afternoon you will have some free time to go to the hot springs or just to wander around town which is located next to the Urubamba river.
As well as you can visit the Machu Picchu ‘Manuel Chávez Ballón’ museum and orchid exhibition ($5 or 20 soles). This is open from 9am to 4.30pm and is a 35 minute walk down the road to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu. (It’s worth it!)
DAY 2: AGUAS
CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
Early in the morning after breakfast we will start a nice trek of approx. 1 hr. way up through the high forest to reach Machu Picchu or as an option we could take the bus at an extra fee (USD$ 24 up and down).
Once at the entrance we have to show our passport and the entrance fee, after that our guide will lead us for aprox. 2. hrs. Showing us the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun clock, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Condor and many more. Later you will have some free time to explore the area on your own.
As long as that you had booked your ticket for Huayna Picchu (the mountain behind Machu Picchu). you can climb. It takes 45 minutes to reach the top and the view from the top over Machu Picchu is worth it. (There is a limit of 400 people who are permitted to climb this, so if you want to do it, it is good to go immediately after your tour.) From the top of this mountain you can also walk down to the Moon Temple (a cave). It takes 45 more minutes to get there and from there, a further hour walk to get back to Machu Picchu itself.
Later in the afternoon you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, having in mind that the train back to Ollantaytambo departurs at 9.50 pm. Remember to be at the train station at least 30 min. before departure. In Ollantaytambo our private bus will pick you up to take you back to Cusco. Our journey will end at Plaza de Armas in Cusco
- bilingual guide
- Pick up from hotel to the train station to Ollamtaytambo (private car) ( Round Trip)
- Round trip train transportation ( Backpacker Train)
- Accommodation* in Aguas Calientes (includes private bathroom, 24-hour hot water and breakfast)
- Entrance fee to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu
- Dinner in Aguas Calientes
- Bus ticket up and down to Machu Picchu Citadel.
- hot spring in Aguas Calientes Town.
- Huayna Picchu.
- Machu Picchu Mountain.
What you need to take:
- Warm clothes/waterproof jacket (depending on season)
- Sun protection cream (depends on season)
- Insect repellent
- Original passport