Located 120 km northwest of Cusco, the Inca city of Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world in dense jungle covered mountains until 1911. This ‘Lost City’ is one of the world’s archaeological jewels and is one of South America’s major travel destinations.
The well preserved ruins of Machu Picchu seem to almost cling to the steep hillside, surrounded by towering green mountains overlooking the Vilcanota River Valley. Even after having seen the classic photos of Machu Picchu in guide books & web sites you still cannot fail but to be impressed by the awe-inspiring location of the ruins.
When you read about its discovery and the unsolved mystery of its purpose and how it came to become ‘lost to the world’ you will realize why so many people make the pilgrimage to visit this fascinating and spiritual site.
To the train station, located in the town of Poroy or Ollantaytambo, then board the train and begin the journey to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 m) which has a duration of four or two hours, in Aguas Calientes our guide will be waiting, we go to the bus station to 400 m up along a path zigzag for 30 minutes to reach the incredible wonder of the world “The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu”, known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Upon arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu, we pass the control, where our tickets will deliver revenue and where we will begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, around for more than two hours. Then you will be given free time to stroll around the citadel and take their food in one of several restaurants in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Santuary Lodge (lunch is on your own). In the afternoon take the train back to Cusco (depending on departure time of your train), the return will follow the same route as the outward journey and on arrival at the train station in Poroy – Ollantaytambo, we will be waiting for take you to your hotel. The quickest and easiest way to visit Machu Picchu. On the trip, you can enjoy delicious snacks hot and cold drinks. Recently refurbished cars, which are equipped with panoramic windows completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel they are part of the stunning scenery of the trip that you can enjoy a spectacular view with unparalleled scenic views and a host of wonderful photo opportunities.