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SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU
Type of tour : Cultural, Archeologycal
Duration : 2 Days - 1 Night
Starting Point : Cusco
Ending Point : Cusco
Price : $399.00
GROUP SERVICE: Our most popular Machu Picchu Tours. It is recommended for everybody who like the adventure, Families, Honeymooners and Couples
PRIVATE SERVICE: All inclusive for Families with children, Honeymooners and Couples. Special tour program just for you, and you can depart any day you wish and choose the group size, we don´t add any people, is arranged just for you. All private groups include additional services, such as: extra porters, horses to ride and to carry your personal gear (for alternate treks), First class Vistadome train, luxury hotels if you required.
Normal Price $399.00
SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU
The sanctuary of Machu Picchu covers an area of about one square mile, and stands in a region that the Incas considered to be magical, due to the meeting of the Andes mountains with the mysterious Peruvian jungle. Seeing Peru's Machu Picchu is quite an epic experience even when it's teeming with people. Our Machu Picchu program will allow you also time for hiking and climbing.
Day.1: Cusco – Sacred Valley Tour – Machu Picchu Town
On this tour at 08:30 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco by our local representative. Our excursion is done on a tourist bus, which is shared with other travelers. Afterwards we will take a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco. On the way we will stop at a point known as El Mirador, from where we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the Inca history.
The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will suggest you the best points for pictures.Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At the ruins you will see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You can see a great fine art of stone works and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around we will get back to the car and will drive back to the modern town of Pisac, where there is a peculiar market that deserve to be visited.At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping. Afterwards we will meet for lunch in a nice local restaurant to enjoy good Andean food. After lunch we will continue our tour. We will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we get there we will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing Valley. The train leaves at 19:00 h, towards to Aguas Calientes, the train starts to descend gradually along the edge of the Urubamba River, till finally reach the cloud forest. After approximately 1 hours and 45 min. we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, where a transfer will welcome you and then will escort you to the hotel,where you have time for to enjoy the hot springs ,in the evening our tour guide will visit to your hotel for our briefing time during the evening.
Day 2: Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco City
After our delicious breakfast we will continue by bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 25 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival, we will get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others. Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary.
Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own. At around 14:00hrs, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore this colorful town that utterly filled with souvenirs shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafes etc. Finally, at around 16:43 hrs, we take the train back to Poroy train station , where our transfer is waiting for you. and then transferred to your hotel.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE
Entrances Tickets to Machu Picchu - Huayna Picchu mountain and Machu Picchu –Machu Picchu mountain are limited, check the spaces in this site www.machupicchu.gob.pe
Please you must book and pay well in advance, so we can secure your spots. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) (Low season (November to April, 3-2 months in advance.)
Student price for people under the age of 24 without ISIC card you need to indicate in the comments section of the booking
Frequently Asked Questions-(FAQ)
Is altitude sickness common? And how high is the Machu Picchu?It's impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. A full 1 day spent in Cusco (3399m), taking it very easy and drinking plenty of water is enough for some people but if you can arrange to have minimum 2 days in case of any travel disruptions as well then this is what we recommend as there is also so much to do here!. The highest point you will reaches 2500 m on the 2nd day in Machu Picchu.Will I need to bring water?We recommend that you purchase a 1.5 – 2 liter bottle of water to take with you on the day, Also, you will be able to buy water along the way and of course at Machu Picchu.Is the Machu Picchu Tour good during the rainy season?Some people actually like to go during the rainy season because there are fewer tourists but we say please be prepared for wet weather and have suitable clothes or rain jackets. Will I be able to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain?As long as you book and pay well in advance for certain dates in high season it may be necessary to pay 3 -4 months in advance, Last minute bookings of this tour will possibly miss out on permits in high season so we can include the Machu Picchu Mountain permit instead, The trail to Huayna Picchu is safe, very steep with use of chains and not recommended for those with vertigo. It is about an hour and a half round trip. and there are only 2 times during the day it can be climbed with a sign in and out security systemWhat is an ISIC card? How can I use it to get a discount?This card means International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and is the internationally accepted form of student identification. The government accepts ISIC for discounts for the entrance to Machu Picchu. You must scan your ISIC card to you at the time of your booking and carry your ISIC card on the trek. Will I need any extra money?It is indispensable such as the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles), and tips for your staff, souvenirs, snacks in Machu Picchu, bottled water, drinks, etc. You should take cash in soles. Do Tour guides speak English?Completely fluent in English . Our guides are also one of the most popular aspects of our tours some of them being historians and archaeologists and all demonstrate a great passion for their culture and heritage.
It Is Included:
• Transfer in / out from your Hotel
• Sacred Valley Tour
• Tourist transportation
• English and Spanish Tour guide
• Train Tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Train Station
• Train Tickets Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo Train Station
• 01 night of Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Matrimonial or Double room accommodation)
• Bus Tickets To Machu Picchu round trip
• Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu
• Guided Visit in Machu Picchu – English and Spanish Tour guide
• Transfer Ollantaytambo Train Station - Cusco - Hotel
It Is Not Included:
• Hotel accommodation in Cusco
• Partial Tourist Ticket (Sacred Valley) US$ 25
• Extra Night at Aguas Calientes US$50 per person.
• Vistadome Train Service US$80
• Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance fee US$10
• Machu Picchu Mountain Entrance fee US$10
• Soft drinks,snacks
• Buffet lunch Urubamba $ 20
• Buffet lunch Machu Picchu $ 27
• Tips for the staff
We recommend to take:
• Original Passport
• Extra Money in Soles
• Long pants or slacks
• Long-sleeved shirts.
• Sweaters , jacket ,Rain wear
• Camera or Video camera
• Insect Repellent and sun block.
• Aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, bandages, rubbing alcohol, Aspirin).
• Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
Before booking the Machu Picchu Tours, please read the following information carefully:
BE sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date that you enter Peru.
Fill out the booking information. We will contact you as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to confirm your Machu Picchu Tours booking, accommodation and assist you in customizing a unique package.
Please specify if you would require the services of an extra night in Aguas Calientes.
Payment Proceed: You must to pay the total amount online by Pay Pal sistem with credit card or direct deposits by wenstern union or bank money transfers.
Student discounts: If you are claiming a student discount you must email us a scanned copy of your ISIC Student card immediately after proceeding with the booking form. Only a valid ISIC card is acceptable. If you cannot provide us with a scanned copy of your ISIC card we will charge you the standard adult price. You must take the ISIC card with you on the Machu Picchu Sanctuary as it will be checked. Unfortunately no other forms of student id are acceptable. Children under 16 years old receive a US$20 discount. If you are claiming a child discount you must email us a scanned copy of your child's passport (page containing photo and date of birth) after proceeding with the booking form. If you cannot provide us with a scan of your child's passport we will charge .
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