Putucusi

putucusi & machu picchu

This great visit to Machu Picchu, involves a fantastic short trek excursion to the Surroundings Mountains of Machu Picchu. On this tour you will 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. So this is another great way to visit the 7 new wonder of our planet!!!

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Machu Picchu & the putucusi trek

Program: 2 days / 1 night

1° Day

Our clients are collected from their hotel at 5:30 am, and then are transferred to the Train Station of Cusco. The Train leaves at 6:15am towards Aguas Calientes, a town 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 a great natural, so many staggering views of the Andes and a jungle atmosphere after descending to the 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. In the afternoon, you will be picked up by our local representative 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, 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.

2° Day

In order to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere in Mahcu Picchu, it is advisable to go there early in the morning; therefore we will leave at 7:00, 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.
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 picture 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 4:00 pm, we take the train back to the city of Cusco, arriving there after nightfall.

End of the tour.

Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Train ticket to Aguas Calientes.
  • Trek excursion to Putucusi.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus up/down to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Train tickets back to Cusco
  • Transfer to your hotel.

* Meals are not included.

Daily departures: 5:30 AM.

Additional information:

  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.

Travel voucher:

  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher for presentation at our office in Cusco.
  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you a complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination in Cusco.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Accommodation in Cusco:

In order to meet you easily in the city of Cusco, we might book also a hotel or hostel room for you depending on your budget. We have especial deals with hotels and hostels in Cusco. Do not hesitate in asking.

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