This tour is designed for travelers, who do not like a lot of hiking as you have to do on the Classic Inca Trail or on the other surrounding routes, but they want to go to Machu Picchu with a calm and easy train ride. You will have a restful night in a hotel before you will get to know the majestic Machu Picchu and you also have the possibility to climb “Huayna Picchu”, and to get the view over the complete extend of the beautiful archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a place full of culture, history, and a lot of mysticism – it forms the perfect reason to enjoy a day off with your family and friends.
2 – 10
Very early, around 10:00 hrs, we will pick you up at your hotel so that we can head to the train station and start the three-hours ride by train to “Machu Picchu Town” at 2000 m (formerly “Aguas Calientes”). After the arrival at the train station we will drop you off at your hotel, where you can check-in and have a rest. From this moment on you have free time to enjoy a lunch in one of the restaurants in town or to take the chance for a refreshing dip in the hot springs of “Machu Picchu Town” as long as you want. You spend the night in the hotel, waiting for the desired day to get to know Machu Picchu very early the next day.
After breakfast in the hotel, we will go by bus for about 30 minutes, passing a steep zigzag path, to reach the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu (also known as the Lost City of the Incas), today “a New Wonder of the Modern World”. The excursion includes a guided tour for about 2 hours in the citadel, visiting the most important sites like Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various cemeteries. Then we have free time to stroll around the complex, to take pictures or make a movie. Afterwards we return to “Machu Picchu Town” to take our lunch before boarding on the train back.
In the late afternoon, around 13:30 hrs, we are going on the train bringing us to Ollantaytambo. There a bus is waiting for us at the train station to transfer us back to the city of Cusco, where we are supposed to arrive approximately at 17:30 hrs.