Enjoy a Full-Day in Machu Picchu!
Some historical facts:
Machu Picchu is in anyone’s bucket list. No matter the route you take to get there, it is the icing on the cake, a reward for traveling so long.
Machu Picchu is located in the high Mountains in the Peruvian Andes. It stands 2,430 m.a.s.l. It is located about 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Cusco, Peru, in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba along the Urubamba River.
Machu Picchu was built in the XV century, but it was suddenly abandoned. There is no evidence that the conquistadors ever attacked or even reached the mountaintop citadel. For this reason, some have suggested that the residents’ desertion occurred because of a smallpox epidemic.
The site’s finely crafted stonework, terraced fields and sophisticated irrigation system bear witness to the Inca civilization’s architectural, agricultural and engineering prowess. Its central buildings are prime examples of a masonry technique mastered by the Incas in which stones were cut to fit together without mortar.
Why Machu Picchu was built is still a mystery. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and was designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 in recognition of its political, religious and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.
- The average temperature ranges between 12ºC and 24ºC (54ºF and 75ºF). On the hottest days, it is possible to reach 26°C (79ºF). The rainy season is from November to March, and the dry season is from April to November.
- Machu Picchu means Old Mountain, taking its name from the location of the Inca citadel.
- The max altitude is 2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above the sea level.
- Although Hiram Bingham was not the true discoverer of Machu Picchu, he promoted the site through his connections with Yale University, the National Geographic Society, and the Peruvian government, and made it known to the world.
- It was declared a “Historical Sanctuary” of Peru in 1981.
- Machu Picchu has about 200 buildings that are considered architectural wonders.
We recommend booking in advance to avoid any inconvenience. We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off there.
- The Inkayni team will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning and head to Ollantaytambo. We will take you on our private bus.
- Once we arrive in Ollantaytambo, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. This is a wonderful ride in which you will appreciate a variety of flora and fauna along the Urubamba River.
- After a 2-hour ride, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes. One Inkayni representative will be waiting for you and welcome you. He will take you to the bus station and there you will board the bus to Machu Picchu.
- You will have a 2-hour guided tour inside the Machu Picchu citadel. You will love every second staying there. This very informative tour will let you understand the Inca culture.
- After the Machu Picchu visit, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here we will take the train to Ollantaytambo and there we will come back to Cusco in our private van. Our Full day Machu Picchu tour will end in Cusco at your hotel.
How much does the Full Day Machu Picchu tour cost?
The price of the tour depends on the number of people in the group. The price also varies according to age. If you are a university student and have a valid student card you have a special offer.
Visit our website to check our special offers: www.inkayniperutours.com
What does a Full Day Machu Picchu Tour include?
- Train to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- All transfers (from and to the hotel)
- English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
- Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee: Extra US$35
- Upgrade train to the Vistadome: Extra US$ 55
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes.
Inkayni Peru Tours recommends to bring:
- Original Passport
- Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
Don’t forget to bring a good backpack
How difficult is the Full Day Machu Picchu tour?
The level of this tour is easy. However, we recommend acclimatizing to the altitude for a couple of days before you start the tour.
How often does the Full Day Machu Picchu tour depart?
We have daily departures. To open a group or departure we require a minimum of 2 trekkers.
What time does it start?
Inkayni Peru Tours team will pick you up from your hotel from 4:30 to 5:00 am approx, depending on the time of the train departure.
Duration of the tour:
The duration of the Machu Picchu full-day tour is of 16 hours approximately.
Why should you choose Inkayni Tours?
- Inkayni Peru tours values the importance of revealing the truly historic, cultural and spiritual legacy left by our ancestors.
- We guarantee personal attention for our clients through the elaboration of innovative services and products, tailored for each customer using the latest technologies. We are a well-trained team, highly motivated and fully identified with our company.
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell