Your guide will meet you in your hotel for your guided tour of the archaeological site. Walk to the bus station to take your bus up to Machu Picchu.
Shared transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
Tour Machu Picchu (Half day)
Machu Picchu was only re-discovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham, this citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas one agricultural, formed mainly by mountains and food stores, and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs. The stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Entrance to Machu Picchu citadel included.
Voyager Train (Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo)
Train time: 19.00hrs.-20.41hrs.
Train schedule is subject to availability.
In the afternoon, take the Voyager Train down from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
Private transport from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco Hotel.