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Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan citadel located in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 meters (7,972 ft) above sea level, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site was built around 1450 and is believed to have been used as a royal estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. The citadel was abandoned following the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire in the 16th century. The site has become an iconic symbol of the Inca civilization and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.
Peru Vive Travel is an experienced tour operator that specializes in customizing unique and memorable trips to the region of Cusco, Peru. We offer a wide range of services, from planning personalized itineraries and providing knowledgeable guides to arranging transportation and accommodation. Our experienced team of travel experts are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and creating unforgettable journeys.
Cusco hotel transfer
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am. Then, we will go to Ollantaytambo town, where we will board a train to Aguas Calientes. The train trip will take around 2 hours. We will be traveling along the course of the Urubamba river.
Once we arrive at Aguas Calientes, we will transfer you to your hotel room. Then, you will have free time to explore the town and its famous hot springs.
After having breakfast early in the morning, we will board a bus to Machu Picchu citadel. The bus trip is short. It just takes between 30 and 40 minutes to arrive at Machu Picchu. After passing the security checkpoint, we will enter the citadel.
Machu Picchu is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, in a region known as the high jungles. The ruins feature terraced hillsides, intricate stone structures, and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The site is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Machu Picchu features numerous buildings, which are made of finely carved stone blocks, and are believed to have been used for religious ceremonies and rituals. Most structures are surrounded by terraces and plazas, and are connected by a network of trails and stairways.
If you have booked an entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain, our staff will transfer you to the respective trailhead. After the tour, we will return to Aguas Calientes to have lunch. The cost of the lunch is not included in the tour price.
In the afternoon, we will board a train to Ollantaytambo. Once there, our staff will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco city, where you will be arriving around 10:00 pm.