“Suddenly we found ourselves in the midst of a jungle-covered maze of small and large walls, the ruins of buildings made of blocks of white granite, most carefully cut and beautifully fitted together without cement. Surprise followed surprise until there came the realization that we were in the midst of as wonderful ruins as any ever found in Peru.”
Hiram Bingham, ” The Discovery of Machu Picchu.” 1913.
Explore the ancient citadel of the Incas, on a time budget. This day trip packs a punch and allows visitors to experience the true beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel without wasting a single day. Ideal for travelers on a time budget.
If you are short of time but would still like to visit the legendary “Lost City of the Incas”, it is possible to visit this amazing archaeological site in one day.
A bus transfer takes you to the train station where you take the early morning train to Machu Picchu. The journey follows the impressive Urubamba river down through the cloud forest to the base of Machu Picchu mountain itself.
Your private English-speaking guide escorts you for the short bus ride direct to the ruins. Once there, you can enjoy an extensive walking tour of the ruins and a full explanation of this fascinating site.
Note: exact entrance times are purchased beforehand and limited to four hours on the site. If time permits you can explore further to the Inca Bridge, Watchman’s hut, or try the strenuous climb to the sun gate – Inti Punku. Alternatively, you may prefer to just relax and take it all in.
After time to explore the site, you descend to the waiting train to enjoy one of the great train journeys of the world back along the Sacred Valley.
Machu Picchu Entrance from 1100 to 1500.
Included: transport, English-speaking guide, Train ticket return, guide’s train ticket down, guide’s train ticket return, Train ticket down, bus ticket, Machu Picchu entrance, lunch at Indio Feliz
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