Travel to the Inca kingdom by train and enjoy one of the most spectaculars rides of the world. This great program takes you to visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and also involves a fantastic short trek to one of the sacred mountains of the Incas. On our first day we take you to visit the impressive Putucusi Mountain, a sacred place where it is said the Incas performed ceremonies and religious rituals. At the top of Putucusi you will be rewarded by an amazing view of Machu Picchu, as well as the great natural scenery around, featuring giant mountains covered by lush vegetation, all within a mysterious atmosphere. On our second day we visit Machu Picchu by sunrise with our local guide. So this is another great way to visit the 7 new wonder of our planet.
Photo Gallery:Machu Piccchu & the Putucusi Trek.
Program: 2 days - 1 nights.
Day 1°: Travel by train to the village of Aguas Caliente - Trek to Putucusi Mountain.
Our clients are collected from their hotel in Cusco at 05:30 h, and then are transferred to the train station. The Train leaves at 06:30 h, towards Aguas Calientes, a small village close to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The train ride to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful journeys that visitors can experience in our country. The trip offers great natural sceneries, so many staggering views of the Andes and a jungle atmosphere after descending to 2000 metres. After approximately 4 hours we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, where a representative from our agency will welcome you and will take you (on foot, no taxis in this town) to your hotel. 14:00 h. you will be picked up by our local guide and then will start the trek to the Putucusi Mountain. This trek takes about 3 hours and will grant you amazing views of the citadel of Machu Picchu from a different angle, as well as the surroundings mountains. After our trek we will get back to the town of Aguas Calientes, and if you wish, you can go to relax in the thermal baths. The hot springs are located on the upper section of the village and offers outdoor pools. Overnight at the designated hotel in Aguas Calientes.
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Day 2°: Early visit to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
In order to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere in Machu Picchu, it is advisable to go there early in the morning; therefore we will leave at 05:30 h, after breakfast. Our guide will take you to the local bus station to catch the bus that goes up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 20 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Urubamba River.
Upon your arrival, our guide will show you the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others.
Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own, and if you wish, you might climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the huge mountain that appears on the background in every classic photo of Machu Picchu. It takes about one hour or so to get to the top, following very steep stairs, though is a little hard, at the top you will be rewarded with one of the most impressive views in your lifetime. Later on, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore the many craft shops in Aguas Calientes. At Aguas Calientes, if you wish, you can go to relax in the thermal baths. The hot springs are located on the upper section of the village; visitors may ask their local guide how to get there. Finally, at around 16:00 h, we take the train back to the city of Cusco, arriving there after nightfall. Upon your arrival you will be picked up from the train station and then transferred to your hotel in Cusco. End of the tour.
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