1: OLLANTAYTAMBO / MACHU PICCHU: At 07:00pm o’clock, you will go
to the Ollantaytambo train station,
where we will depart by train to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us to the
hotel. You will have a briefing at 09:00pm in your hotel.
Located in the province of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu
Picchu is within an intangible zone of the National System of Protected
Areas of the State. The Machu Picchu altitude is 2438 M.A.S.L., and the weather
is warm and humid during the day, and cool during the night. This magic place
has forests with native trees such as cedar, and has more than 400 species of Orchids, and other flowers as begonias.
Amazing wildlife like The Gallito de las
Rocas, the national bird of Peru, lives in this area.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes on your own.
2: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO: Early in the morning, you will board the
bus to go up the winding road to Machu
Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its
canyon. The Lost City of the Incas,
Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain”, will astonish us with its terraces,
ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us.
This archaeological complex is divided by
two areas: the first one is the agriculture zone with terraces and platforms,
and the other one is the urban zone where the main civil and religious activities
were developed. The Inca Empire
emerged from the Peruvian highlands in the early thirteenth century, and
culminates with the death of Inca Atahualpa
The Citadel of Machu Picchu was built in
1450 A.D. under the dominion of Inca Pachacutec,
and it was an important urban and religious center for the Incan Empire, the biggest civilization during pre-Columbian era.
The population was mainly dedicated to agriculture,
and they built platforms in order to cultivate their food.
After a guided visit, you will have time
enough to stay for more time or take the bus to back to Aguas Calientes Town,
and have lunch (Optional). At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco from
Ollantaytambo train station by tourist bus, and the last stop is at El Regocijo
Square, one block away from the main square.
From this point, you should walk
or take a transport to your hotel.