MACHUPICCHU 01 DAY
2018 DAILY DEPARTURES
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
Price per person: US$275 (By Expedition Train – group tour)
Price per person: US$310 (By Vistadome Train – group tour)
Price upon Request: (By Expedition Train – private tour)
Price upon Request: (By Vistadome Train – private tour)
The tour INCLUDES the round trip tourist transportation & escort guide from Cusco to Ollanta train station, round trip Expedition train ticket from Ollanta station to Machupicchu village US$125, round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu ruins, English-Spanish speaking guide for Machupicchu ruins, lunch in Machupicchu, entrance ticket to Machupicchu ruins (US$43 + US$7.7 sales tax 18%) which is about US$50.7. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Other local companies 2016 prices 01DAY TOUR MACHUPICCHU, by shared service & Expedition Class Train: US$300 (2016), US$250 (2016), US$275 (2016). For full details see below.
DAY 01: CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO: Land transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo a trip of 01:45 hours, to take the train to Aguas Calientes. Machupicchu Pueblo or Aguas Calientes town are forged from 1911 with the start of construction of the railway line which is 2000m. Railroad construction reached its first phase in 1928 until the campsite area Maquinachayoq (now Machupicchu pueblo) at the height of 110 km.
We take the bus from Machu Picchu Pueblo / Aguas Calientes to climb 400 m by a zigzag road a trip of 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City of the Incas. Upon arrival, guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the main square which was destined for rituals, the circular tower used for ceremonies related to the June solstice, the Sacred Sundial carved from a single rock which was used to determine the time and seasons, the cuartos reales were rooms of royalty, the Temple of Three Windows with walls of large blocks were assembled like a puzzle, and finally cemeteries which represents one of the best work of Inca architecture still survives. Machu Picchu Inca ancient town was built in stone in the middle of the XV century on the top of mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in the eastern slopes of the Andes, where its main square is 2490 masl. Machu Picchu would have been the residence of the Inca Pachacutec 1438 – 1470 first Inca emperor; also it was as a religious shrine, military, astronomical and residential. On July 7, 2007 Machu Picchu was declared one of the 7 new wonders of the world in an official ceremony held in Lisbon Portugal. Today the fortress of Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering Inca. Free time to stroll around the citadel. Then we take the bus to go down to Machu Picchu Pueblo / Aguas Calientes. Lunch in one of several restaurants in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Sanctuary Lodge.
Finally a return trip by train from Machu Picchu Pueblo/Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by bus.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDES the round trip private tourist transportation & escort guide from Cusco to Ollanta train station, round trip Expedition train ticket from Ollanta station to Machupicchu village US$125, round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu ruins, English-Spanish speaking guide for Machupicchu ruins, lunch in Machupicchu, entrance ticket to Machupicchu ruins (US$43 + US$7.7 sales tax 18%) which is about US$50.7. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance SOAT Transit, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign + comfortable seats, oxygen & first aid kit, panoramic windows + reclining seats.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours / shared services round trip transfer from hotel to Plaza San Francisco for the bus to Ollanta train station, lunch in Machupicchu village.
Note: Machupicchu village or Aguas Calientes is the same.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Cusco. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.