Machu Picchu Cusco | Sumac Coca Travel
Machu Picchu Cusco: (Quechua: Machu Pikchu, “Old Peak”,) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machupicchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
The Incas started building it around AD 1430 but was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Although known locally, it was largely unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an American historian. Since then, Machupicchu has become an important tourist attraction.
In the morning, we will pick you up in your hotel in Cusco at 9:40 – 10:00 am to transport to train station in Ollantaytambo, to have the train Ollantaytambo – Aguas calientes machupucchu.
When you arrive to Aguas Calientes, the transfer will be waiting for you, with your name to transfer to your hotel.
In the night you will have a briefing in your hotel at: 19:00 hours. To coordinate about your tour in the second day.
In the Second day, you will star the tour aprox. 05:00 hours to go to Machupicchu , we begin the guided visit of the Citadel of Machupicchu, which will take us around 2h 30m approximately. During this time, you will visit Inca buildings, the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Clock of the Sun, the Kings Quarter, the Temple, the terraces, the irrigation canals and the surrounding area. and after you will be free , please control your time to be on time in the train station. Some people might decide to go down to Aguas Calientes by bus immediately. Others might prefer to freely walk around the citadel of Machupicchu and take the bus to go to Aguas Calientes to have lunch at restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will take the train to go back to Cusco. The journey has lasted of 4h 15m approximately. When you will arrive to the train station at night, A transfer is waiting for you to go to your hotel and end of our services, aprox. 21:00 hours.
Our service includes:
- Transfer from your hotel to the train station
- Train ticket Ollanta – Aguas Calientes- Cusco
- Bus transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machupicchu
- Profesional tour guide.
- Transfer from the train station to hotel.
Our Service Not Included are:
- Personal expenses
We suggest you bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Plastic poncho
- Insect repellent
- Sun block