Machu Picchu 1 day

Machu Picchu 1 day

What to expect and see:

A full one day excursion from Cusco to Machu Picchu, a round trip program. Enjoy the scenery from the train, ride from Andean Valleys, to a high plateau, to the mountain forest.

Enjoy World Wonder Machu Picchu, beautiful settings,   Inkas art, architecture, engineering, agriculture, astronomy and hydraulics perched at the heart of Peruvian Andes mountain cloud forest.

Machu Picchu is at 2430 m (7960 ft.) , 50 miles NW from Cusco city, built on a ridge between Machu Picchu  and Huayna Picchu Mountains above Urubamba River Valley.

Yale University, National Geographic Society and Peruvian government supported Hiram Bingham in 1911 Machu Picchu discovery that had been known only by local people until then.

In 1983 UNESCO designated Machu Picchu World Heritage Site, describing it as "absolute architectural masterpiece and unique Inca civilization testimony.

Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was Inca emperor Pachacuti estate (1438–1472) who had begun fabulous stone constructions in Cuzco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Machu Picchu was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as Spanish Conquest belated result.

It is possible most inhabitants died from smallpox introduced by travelers before Spanish conquistadors arrived in the area.

Spaniards had notes about Piccho, although there is no Spanish records having visited this remote city.

Many sacred rock types were defaced by Spanish conquistadors in other locations but untouched in Machu Picchu.

Its main sections are: Agricultural sector, Urban sector, Military sector, Cemetery, Sacred Rock, Sacred Plaza, Three window temple, Main temple, Main Plaza and Sun Temple

An extra night

Let us know if you want to stay overnight in Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) to see the sunrise at the ruins or do some extra hikes so we can make the arrangements for your return by train on the next day.

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Machu Picchu 1 day

Itinerary

08:00 AM Departure from hotel

– Board motorcoach to Ollantaytambo train station
– Scenic  car ride along road and along train ride  in Inka Rail Co.
– Arrive in Aguas Calientes
– Take a scenic shuttle bus ride
– Arrive in Machupicchu site
-  Private tour guide to visit the site
– Take shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes

19:00 PM Train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
20:30  PM Arrival in Ollantaytambo Train Station and Board motorcoach to Cusco
22:00 PM Arrival in Cusco City and transfer to Hotel

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