From Cuzco: day at Machu Picchu, optional lunch

A city that has remained intact, mysterious and inspiring
The Machu Picchu site is divided into two main areas. The first, located to the north, is urban. One can still find there the dwellings reserved for the nobility and some religious buildings (temple of the Sun, mausoleum of the Inca ...). The second, facing south, is rural. It is made up of a set of cultivated terraces - giving the appearance of gigantic stairs carved into the side of the mountain - and irrigation canals.

You benefit from an exceptional experience on board the tourist train. Then head to the Sacred Valley, its typical villages and legendary sites. You spend an exciting day in an Andean community. And you will end this stay in style with a visit to the mythical site of Machu Picchu, from which you will leave on board the sumptuous Tourist Train. Magical moments in perspective!

per adult from

$725

NZD

Duration

10 to 14 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • WiFi on board
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region

    Enjoy a scenic train journey through the Andes
    Discover Machu Picchu with an experienced guide.
    Admire the noble quarters, the temple of the three windows, the sacred sundial and even more interesting places
    Explore the treasures of the Inca Empire on a fascinating tour.

    Full description
    Start with pick-up from your hotel in Cuzco and go to Ollantaytambo station to take the train towards Aguas Calientes. Go to the closest city to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through the stunning landscapes of the Andes. Admire the views of the jungle and mountains around you from the large windows of the train, which also has large seats.

    Board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. Discover the city of Machu Picchu, built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacutiq as a holiday residence. The city was abandoned after a century, following the Spanish conquest. It was never found by the Spanish and therefore avoided the destruction suffered by the other Inca sites. Instead, it was gradually covered by the jungle and thus hidden.

    Take a guided tour of the site and learn more about the origins of this exceptional citadel and its most important monuments, such as the main square, the quarters of the nobles, the temple of the three windows, the circular towers, the sacred sundial and the cemetery. After the tour, return to Aguas Calientes and enjoy free time to explore the city or enjoy an optional lunch.

    After spending some time in the city, return to Aguas Calientes station and board the train for Ollantaytambo station, then return to your hotel.

    Included
    Round-trip transportation from Cuzco hotels to Ollantaytambo station
    Round-trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    Entrance to Machu Picchu
    2.5-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
    Professional guide French, English and Spanish speaking, according to your understanding
    Use of local operator's equipment in Aguas Calientes for assistance and tourist information
    Contemporary Peruvian lunch at Cafe Inkaterra restaurant (depending on option selected)
    Not included
    Other visits or places not mentioned in the itinerary
    gratuities

    Activity not recommended for the following people:
    Disabled
    People in wheelchairs
    Before the activity
    Important information
    To take away
    Passport or ID
    Comfortable shoes
    Sunglasses
    Hat
    Sun screen
    Insect repellant
    Prohibited on site
    Pets
    Strollers
    Large suitcases or bags
    drones
    Selfie stick

    Good to know
    • After confirmation, please indicate to the local operator your date of arrival in Cuzco and the coordinates of your hotel for pick-up.
    • Train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu are scheduled according to availability


    Duration: 12 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travel comfortably from Cuzco, with the Tourist or Superior train category, for a full day at Machu Picchu. Admire the stunning landscapes of the Andes and enjoy a guided tour of one of the most emblematic sites in the world in French or in English
    Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Travel Rubio

Activity ID: V-213350P6

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