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Machu Picchu 2 days NO TRAIN-ON

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Machu Picchu 2 days with train ON

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Machu Picchu in 1 day

MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS NO TRAIN

An easy way to visit Machu Picchu

 

Instead of travelling up and down all the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu in only 1 day, having to rush from A to B to Z, you can leave for Aguas Calientes the day before your visit to Machu Picchu, thus taking out the stress of too much kilometres in one day, leaving you a good night's rest before you actually visit Machu Picchu the next day. The same as the one day trip, but spread over more time and thus a lot less stressful and including a hotel in Aguas Calientes.

 

This deal DOES NOT included train tickets!

 

Full Description

 

Day 1

 

This day starts somewhere in the afternoon and is only meant as a travelling day. We get you from your hotel to

Aguas Calientes where you'll be spending the night in a comfy hostel, basic but adequate.

Here you're guide will give you a briefing about the next day, how it's going to go, where you'll meet etc. so you are fully prepared for the next day's visit.

 

Day 2

 

From early in the morning you can take the bus to the “Sanctuary of Machu Picchu” having both a guided tour in either English or Spanish and afterwards do you have enough free time to discover more (or all the rest) of the site.

You'll have ample time to dine and visit the small town of Aguas Calientes before taking the train back to Cusco.

 

Extra Information

 

For the visit of Huayna Picchu (the mountain behind the Sanctuary) an extra fee is required. Mind you that only two visits per day, each of 200 persons, are allowed and the extra fee has to be paid with your entrance ticket. It can't be bought on the spot. Ask us before making a reservation!

Some people prefer to walk up (and down) to (and from) the site. This is a "hard" walk and far from pleasant, as during your hike busses will rush by throwing up a lot of dust or mud. The hike up may take up to 2 hours and you'll arrive on the site pretty tired. This is why the busses up/down in Aguas Calientes are so expensive.

 

Starting Place: Your Hotel

End Place:        Bus stop in the centre of Cusco

Difficulty:            Very Easy

Travelling Style: Economy

Duration:           Overnight

 

 

 

Understand the price

The price for this tour is a 'basic' price and depends upon availability of train tickets. If some prices change: bus in Machu Picchu, entrance of Machu Picchu or train tickets (for price changes or availabilities) an extra fee may be involved for the passenger. We will however communicate this as soon as we get the news ourselves.

 

Starts

This tour goes every day.

 

Included in the price

* Transportation:

** Collectivo or Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.

** Bus Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu archaeological site.

** Bus back to Aguas Calientes.

** Collectivo or Bus to Cusco.

* Bilingual (English/Spanish) guide on Machu Picchu.

* A night in a basic but adequate hotel in Aguas Calientes.

* Pickup at the train station in Aguas Calientes.

 

NOT Included in the price

* Train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.

* Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

* Transportation: a taxi from the bus stop in Cusco to your hotel after returning from the tour.

* Any meals.

* Tip for the guide.

* Entrance fee for Huayna Picchu.

 

Tourist Information

Machu Picchu, Quechua: “Old Peak" is a pre-Columbian15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuteq (1438–1472). Often referred to as the "City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

 

The Incas started building the "estate" around 1400, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored. The restoration work continues to this day.

 

Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

 

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana (Hitching post of the Sun), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu. In September 2007, Peru and Yale University almost reached an agreement regarding the return of artefacts which Yale has held since Hiram Bingham removed them from Machu Picchu in the early 20th century. In November 2010, a Yale University representative agreed to return the artefacts to a Peruvian university.

 

To Bring

* Sunscreen.

* Hat or cap.

* Insect repellent.

* Camera and batteries.

* A light raincoat

* Original passport (access to the train or the sanctuary may be refused without it)

 

Stuff you don’t need

* Computers, radios and other electronic gear.

* A day pack of more than 20 litres will not be allowed on the site.

* Food and drinks may be (but this happens seldom) confiscated at the entrance of the site.

 

What can you do before or after this tour

Things to do BEFORE this tour

 The complete Sacred Valley in a private car

From Cusco you set out in a private car with a driver to take you to Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras and Chinchero. During this full day you'll be amazed by the wonders, both natural and archaeological, of this region of Peru.

Western Sacred Valley in a private car

With a private car you visit Chinchero, Moray, Maras (town and saltpans) and Ollantaytambo.

Eastern Sacred Valley in a private car

In a private car, you can visit Pisaq ruins and market, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara Q'enqo and Saqsayhuaman.

 

Possible Options                                                                                               Extra Price in SOLES

 

Huayna Picchu – 1st  Group     

Ascend Huayna Picchu with the second group.

 

Huayna Picchu – 2nd Group        

Ascend Huayna Picchu with the second group

 

Important: The Small Print

Using an ISIC Student Discount Card

Conditions of use of the ISIC card may vary. ISIC Discounts are usually only given by government bodies and not by commercial organizations. Discount levels vary and in some locations an upper age limit of 25 years is imposed. When buying tickets you must present your ID document as well as the ISIC card the names must match exactly. When using your ISIC discount tickets you must present both your ORIGINAL ID document (never a copy!) and ISIC card. ISIC discount tickets are not refundable in case of error.

About your train tickets

Once purchased tickets cannot be changed and are non-transferable and non-refundable. You may under certain circumstances be able to alter a return train time for a higher priced alternative if you pay the difference. In the event of cancellation of service or delay you will be offered a seat on the next available equivalent service. You may be asked to present your passport to confirm your identity before travelling. We apologise for these restrictions they are imposed by Peru Rail and are outside our control.

The price of this tour is made up with a certain time table for train tickets in mind, under the explicit condition that should this train be booked full, we can buy you tickets on another mostly more expensive train. Although changing the schedule of the tour, this will not interfere with the presented program but may involve an extra fee and you will have to agree to pay the difference.

Machu-Picchu Entry Tickets

Machu-Picchu tickets are valid only for the date and visitor name printed on the ticket; they cannot be changed, transferred or refunded. In the event of train delay or cancellation visitors may be admitted using their previously bought ticket on the next day of opening at the sole discretion of the site authorities. Passports may be inspected to validate the name on the ticket. Huayna-Picchu, Machu-Picchu mountain and the Machu-Picchu museum are extra cost items. Food drinks and large backpacks are not permitted entry to the site. A day (back) pack of more than 20 litres will not be allowed past the entrance gate.

Having/buying your own Machu Picchu entrance tickets

Sometimes our customers have already bought their own Machu Picchu tickets, most of the time bought weeks before arrival in Peru because they want to be sure to be able to visit Huayna Picchu. Should you have done so too, we'll take the exact price of your ticket out of our price. In that case, we can't of course take any responsibility about you entering Machu Picchu.

Visiting (and climbing) Huayna Picchu

Only 2 groups of 200 people are allowed to climb Huayna Picchu daily. If you want to do so, you need to ask us while buying the tour to get you this access. This access is personal, printed on your entrance ticket to the site and can't be bought nor obtained anywhere else. If the 400 are sold out, it is absolutely impossible to visit this part of the site.

About Pool tours

A pool tour means that you are being put together with people from other hotels to make a visit somewhere together.

What you should know is that guides on these tours are not paid so well. This has two consequences. First, the good guides find work somewhere else, second, the 'lesser' guides who do work the circuit will try to compensate for their (low) wages by begging for tips and most of all, by taking you to souvenir markets and restaurants where they get a high commission. How you react to this situation is up to you, but we'd like you to be informed well before buying.

 

 

 

       "Kusi Ñan Travel Agency"
      Pasaje Quillichapata 310
      Santa Ana.  Cusco
 Perú

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