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Visiting Machu Picchu means entering a different dimension. This place emits a certain magical power not even the biggest skeptic can deny. Built within a breathtaking natural backdrop, it lets us humans feel small and humble. The ninth leader of the Tawantinsuyo territory, the Inca Pachacútec, probably had Machu Picchu built as a retreat. It could also be a fortress against the tribes from the rain forest which were threatening to take over the empire. This is a place dedicated to the sun, located high up in between the mountain tops, where holy virgins lived. No matter which interpretation you hear, Machu Picchu has left visitors and archeologists stunned. Everyone wonders: what were the reasons for the Incas to built such a monument in this magical yet almost inaccessible place. Manu Tours Peru offers you an unforgettable experience of Machu Picchu.
|Best time to travel:
|| April - Nov December Jan - Mar
||Culture, History, Fauna, Flora, Hiking.
||Cusco, Poroy, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes.
||Private bus and Train Vistadome panoramic.
||(no more than 7 travelers)
|| From your Hotel in Cusco city
A 20 minute drive in our private transport will take you from Cusco to the train station of Poroy. Here you will begin your magical train ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Aguas Calientes (4 hours). Afterward you will head directly up to the entrance of Machu Picchu by bus. You will visit the sanctuary with a guide. After the 2-3 hour tour you can visit the compound by yourself. Afterward you will head back to Aguas Calientes by bus and from here take the train back to Poroy. Our private transport will expect you at the station and bring you back to your hotel in Cusco where you will arrive around 8 pm.
Luggage: we recommend to only take a small backpack of about 5-10 liters, since the train companies only allow a limited wight and size of luggage on the train. A small backpack will also allow you to move more easily through the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Passport: It is extremely important that you bring your original passport since it will be checked at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Please make sure you have your passport on you before you head out on this trip.
Train: This tour will be operated by the tourist train VISTADOME which offers large panoramic windows so you can appreciate the amazing landscape throughout the trip.
Times to Aguas Calientes: 6:00am – 9:00am
Return trip from Aguas Calientes: 17: 00pm – 20:00pm
Please note: you need to be at the train station 30 minutes before departure
Cash / ATM: Please bring a sufficient amount of cash with you to buy water, sodas, beer, snacks etc. along the way and in order to be able to give tips. There is an ATM in Aguas Calientes if you forgot to take enough cash.
Transport / Transfer: we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station. Of course we will also take you back to your hotel from the train station. Our personnel will be waiting on the platform, carrying a sign with the agency name on it so you can find us easily.