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Machu Picchu Express

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 982

With limited time, the Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu can be enjoyed with this tour which starts from and returns to Cusco. An overnight is included close to the site at Aguas Calientes.


Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres/50 miles northwest of Cuzco. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for an Incan Emperor around 1450 but abandoned a Century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. It is the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the Colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian, Hiram Bingham.

Your tour begins in Cusco where you will be transferred by road to the railway station at Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here you will board the Vistadome train for a ride through the Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes situated in the valley below the ruins. On arrival, you will be taken to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu in order to enjoy a guided tour. After lunch, you will return to Aguas Calientes for overnight.

Return the following morning via the Expedition train heading to Ollantaytambo for your road connection to Cusco.

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 982

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Day 1

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Today, you are met at Lima port and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco (flight not included unless purchased and shown as a separate item on the itinerary).

On arrival in Cusco you will be met at the airport and transferred by road to the train station at Ollyantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley where you board the Vistadome train for the ride through the Urubamba valley to Aguas Calientes and the 'Lost City of the Incas,' Machu Picchu.

On arrival at Aguas Calientes in the valley below the ruins you transfer to a small bus for your trip to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu.

Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, the ruins were hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca 'Virgins of the Sun' took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. With your guide you tour the ruins.

Lunch is at the Orient Express' Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel. Late afternoon you return by bus to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Mapi Hotel

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    El Mapi Hotel



    El Mapi is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cuzco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient ...

    El Mapi is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cuzco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient this hotel has all the modern comforts.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Aguas Calientes - Cusco - Lima

Return to Cusco in the early morning via the Expedition train and Ollantaytambo where you will once again take road transport back to Cusco Airport. With assistance from your guide you are checked in for your flight to Lima (flight not included unless purchased and shown as a separate item on the itinerary). On arrival in to Lima you are transferred back to the port to reconnect with your cruise and onward travels..

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night accommodation
  • All airport and port transfers
  • Return train to Aguas Calientes
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Coach transfers to Machu Picchu
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Vaccination costs
  • Meals not listed
  • Drinks
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees
  • Domestic flights Lima-Cusco-Lima

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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28 Dec 2018
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