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Machu Picchu Tour Briefing

Machu Picchu is named of the 7 new wonders of the world a UNESCO heritage site, is the main tourist attraction in Peru and considered one of the most important energy centers in the wold.
Full day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco is the perfect trip for travelers who are short on time but don’t want to miss the chance to visit the Inca citadel.
Many of the visitors do not have enough time to be able to know this impressive attraction, for this reason Inka´s Destination designed Machu Picchu tour in one day so that our visitors do not miss the opportunity to know and learn more about Machu Picchu and our ancient culture, so!, short on time? do not worry. join us on this one day tour by train to Machu Picchu that will your heart racing of emotion to see this marvelous place.
If you want to spend some more days you can do the sacred Valley tour to Machu Picchu or an Adventure tour.

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or whatsapp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 04:00 A.M.

🔚 Ends to the Hotel of Cuzco at about 7:00 P.M.

Cusco – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

🚗 Car time: 1h. 30min.

🚂 Train time: 1h. 45min.

🕗 Duration activities: 2 hours

📈 Maximum elevation: 2400m. – 7872ft.

📉 Minimum elevation: 1900m. – 6232ft.

🚂 Train back time: 1h. 45min.

🚗 Car return time: 1h. 30min.

Your day out begins very early morning, at 04:00 hrs, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco (3400m. – 11152ft.) and you will ahead to Ollantaytambo (2800m. – 9184ft.) train station an hour and half, here, you will board the train of 6:10am. to Machu Picchu town 1h. 45 min., you will start in the andes and will arrive to the mysterious cloud forest, once in Aguas Calientes  (1950m. –  6396ft.) (Machu Picchu town) our guide will wait for you and bring you to the bus station to board the bus up to Machu Picchu (2400m. – 7872ft.)  citadel 25 min.

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After register in the check point you will have the guided tour for about 2 hours where you will receive the detailed information of Machu Picchu, after the guided tour you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu by your own, after it you will return to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) and you will have the opportunity to have the lunch, and then will go to the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, here our car will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco hotel.

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💡 To keep in mind

– At the Machu Picchu train station our guide will wait for you with a sign with your name to take you to the bus station to go up to Machu Picchu.
– In Ollantaytambo train station our driver will wait for you with a sign with your name and he will return you to Cusco.

Included

 ✔  Informative briefing the day before we coordinate with you the time
 ✔  Pick up from your hotel in Cusco center, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo
 ✔  Transportation Cusco  – Ollantaytambo 
 ✔  Train tickers from Ollantaytambo  to Aguas Calientes
 ✔  Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
 ✔  Professional, experienced bilingüe guide (English – Spanish)
 ✔  Train ticket to Machu Picchu Town to Ollantaytambo 
 ✔  Private transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco hotel 

 👁 From 2021 onwards the government introduced new circuits and schedules for this reason in case of unavailability of Llaqta Machu Picchu tickets compatible with the tour schedule, the booking will be processed with an alternative route subject to availability

Not included

  ❌ Breakfast 
  ❌ Lunch

Group size

💡 Important to know

From 2021, the Ministerio de Cultura (Peruvian Ministry of Culture) has created 4 types of official entrances to visit Machu Picchu those circuits were created in order to better organize the traffic of travelers inside Machu Picchu, reduce the risk of infection by Covid 19, preserve and protect the constructions of the archaeological site for the future.

Machu Picchu Solo (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4)
This ticket includes the entrance Llaqta of Machu Picchu (all citadel) (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4) this ticket sellout fast.

Machu Picchu Circuit 3 + Machu Picchu Mountain (U$D. 20.00 extra)
This ticket is the only one that has re-entry and first the guiding tour to Machu Picchu from the bottom part and after the guiding tour you go up the Mountain.

Machu Picchu Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu Mountain (U$D. 20.00 extra)
Machu Picchu Circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu Mountain
With these tickets you will receive the guided through the lower part of Machu Picchu about 1hour 1/2 until the check point of Huayna Picchu or Huchuy Picchu where you walk up the mountain on your free time.

The availability of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu is very limited and it is recommended to book as far in advance as possible. Especially if you are traveling in high season.

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 96 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except 50 USD per person (cost of the entrance to Machu Picchu). The entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are nominative and non-transferable. After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Extras: Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu / Entrance Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu / Entrance Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain are non-refundable.

What to bring for the Salkantay Trek

   ➖  Passport.
   ➖  Confortable shoes or sneakers 
   ➖  Light clothes
   ➖  Mosquito repellent
   ➖  Water bottle
   ➖  Waterproof jacket
   ➖  Cap or hat
   ➖  Small backpack
   ➖  Sunblock
   ➖  Sunglasses
   ➖  Camera (optional).
   ➖  Extra money but in Nuevos Soles (Peruvian national currency)

Maps

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🙋🏻‍♂️ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How to go from Machu Picchu town  to Machu Picchu?

1) Our guide will wait for you at the Machu Picchu town train station and will take you to the bus station to go up to the archaeological remains of Machu Picchu,  ticket bus is  included in our package, the trip will take about 25 minutes approximately and this bus will leave you at the entrance of the Machu Picchu citadel.

2) If you like walking and enjoying nature. There is a route that ends with stairs properly signposted. The walk on average will take an hour and a half depend of you witch way would you like to take.

How much luggage can I take on the tour?

We recommend to bring a small backpack with some clothes for just one day it could be weight of 6 pounds (3 kg).

When should I reserve the tour?

For this 2022 the government changed the rules and created new circuits and entry times to Machu Picchu, for this reason the income are sellout quickly especially in high season, we recommend making the reservation several months in advance especially in high season that are the months from March to September.

I already have my ticket to Machu Picchu purchased, is it possible to reserve the Machu Picchu full Day Trip by discounting the entrance of Machu Picchu price?

Yes. just when you are making the reservation inform us that you already have purchased your Machu Picchu ticket and we will do automatically the discount of the ticket cost that is 152.00 soles (U$D. 38.00 ) per person.

How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is located between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest, having a warm and hot, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 25 ° C. From April to November is the dry season in the place, that is, during that period there is a lower probability of rain, while from December to March is the rainy season, that is, during that period there is a probability of rain.

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