The most important place to visit on your trip to Peru or South America is Machu Picchu, which was discovered in 1911 after lying abandoned for centuries. We catch the early morning train on one of the world’s great railway journeys. The track slowly climbs out of Cusco passing through small communities on the high plains. The view is magnificent with beautiful landscapes of the mountains and snow peaks of the Andes. As the train trips into the beautiful Urubamba Valley, we will notice that nature becomes frequently tropical. It is here in amongst this lush vegetation that we find the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu.
Transportation Cusco- Ollantaytambo â€“ Cusco Train tickets from Ollantaytambo â€“ Aguas Calientes â€“Ollantaytambo Bus Tickets to and from ruins â€“ Aguas Calientes â€“ Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes Professional English/Spanish guided tour of Machu Pic
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We Recommend: Comfortable shoes such as trainers Long trousers or slacks to fend off mosquitos A jumper and a jacket for the evenings Rain wear (you never know when will rain even if itâ€™s the dry season). Camera Insect Repellent and Sun block (Sun is a
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Pick up from the hostel at 4 am and transfer to Ollantaytambo (1 hour 30 mins). Upon arrival you will be transported to Ollantaytambo train station (approx 1 Â½ hours from Cusco) We will arrive at Aguas Calientes around 8:15 am. From here you will be met by your transfer with a White flag called Grupo Pedro.
You will then take the bus up to the ruins ( duration 20 mins) where we visit this beautiful Inca Sanctuary also known as â€œThe Lost City of the Incasâ€ one of the best- known examples of surviving Inca architecture. Here you can see the central plaza, the circular tower, the sacred sundial (the largest preserved Intihuatana) the royal quarters and more. You will have a guided tour starting approx 1.30pm which will last for 1 hour 45 mins (approx).
After the visit, you will have some spare time to take photos and enjoy the ruins at your leisure before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. You need to return to Aguas Calientes at least 30 mins before the 19:25 pm departure to Ollantaytambo (INCA RAIL). From the train station, there will be private transport waiting for you for your return to Cusco (approx 11-11.30pm).