Machu Picchu is an Inca archaeological site located in the Cusco region of Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley and is one of the most iconic and well-known archaeological sites in the world.
Built in the 15th century, it was the last refuge of the Inca Empire and is now a popular tourist destination. Its terraced stone structures and terraced buildings, surrounded by lush vegetation and spectacular views, are a testament to the architectural and engineering skills of the Inca people. The site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Machu Picchu is known for its impressive stonework. The stones used to build the city were carefully cut and fitted together without the use of mortar. This “dry stone” method of construction was used to create strong, durable walls that could withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters. The stones were also carefully shaped to create a smooth, even surface.
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 6:00 am. Then, we will go to Ollantaytambo town, where we will board a train to Aguas Calientes. The train trip to Aguas Calientes takes around 2 hours to complete.
Once we arrive at Aguas Calientes, we will board a bus to Machu Picchu citadel. After passing the security checkpoint, we will enter the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Then, you will have a complete guided tour of the place.
The city of Machu Picchu is divided into two parts: the agricultural sector and the urban sector. The agricultural sector is located on the eastern side of the city and consists of terraces, irrigation systems, and aqueducts that were used to grow crops and provide water to the city. The urban sector is located on the western side of the city and includes the city’s temples, residences, and other buildings.
If you have purchased an entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu mountain, our staff will guide you to the respective trailhead. After the tour, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will be free to have lunch. The lunch is not included in the tour price.
Later in the afternoon, we will return by train to Ollantaytambo. After arriving there, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco city, where you will be arriving around 10:00 pm.