The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers north-west of Cusco. In the province of Urubamba, on the crest of Machu Picchu. If you are planning to travel to this magical citadel, I recommend you to see Machu Picchu 2 day Hike, the highly sell tourist package.
This is a perfect tour for a tourist who wants to explore Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes in peace. During the first day of the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes and also and the best new, you will visit the interesting Sacred Valley of the Incas. In Aguas Calientes you can relax in the hot springs before exploring Machu Picchu. You will spend the night in Aguas Calientes. The next day you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of Machu Picchu. A professional guide who will guide you through the Inca ruins and explain the history behind this incredible location.
First day: Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
This day you will start your day with the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour that will start early in the morning, when probably your tour operator pick you up at your hotel, the first place to visit is Pisaq with its typical craft market. You will also visit the archaeological site of Pisaq with its picturesque terraces cultivated in the mountains. Then you will go to Urubamba , believe me the view is fantastic, you will see the real beauty of the flora and fauna along the path. Continuing with the tour we will go to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo also known as the living Inca city. Finally you will go to the train station of Ollantaytambo, to board the train to Aguas Calientes, where you will arrive and you can relax at the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes. Finally you will overnight in a hotel of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town).
Second day: Tour to Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Incas”
After getting up very early and having breakfast, you will go up to your dreamed trip. Ready to discover the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu?. So at first you will take a bus up to the inca citadel. Once there you will be able to appreciate the spectacular sunrise of this wonder. Followed by an excursion with a guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu. For 2 hours, on the way, you will visit the most important precincts of this city such as:
- the Main Square,
- the Circular Tower,
- the Sacred Solar Clock,
- the Royal Rooms,
- the Temple of the Three Windows
Concluded in tour of the citadel of Machupicchu optionally you can do the trekking to the summit of Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountains. This will take you a few hours, in which you can enjoy the scenery and take some breathtaking views. Then you will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Finally you will take a bus to Cusco.
What to take?
Bring a personal backpack with drinking water, comfortable walking shoes, sun cream, hat, umbrella (if you decide to go on the rainy season). mosquito repellent, personal hygiene supplies, waterproof jacket, extra money for food, gifts, tips etc.