Day 1 ■Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Pickup the local office at 8.30 AM approximately and we head towards the village of P’isaq (Písac) on a comfortable tourist bus.
In this colonial village you will have the chance to buy some souvenirs and get lost in the colorful local handmade market before moving up to the archeological site which still preserves the fascinating historical atmosphere of Incan times.
Back on the bus, you will go visit the picturesque villages of Calca and Urubamba where a delicious buffet lunch with traditional dishes is waiting for you (for only 10$). In the afternoon, the tour goes on to Ollantaytambo, where you will visit its unique archaeological site. From Ollantaytambo you will then take a late afternoon train (exact time depends on availability but usually between 6 and 8 PM) to Aguas Calientes arriving about 2 hours later.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes we will take you to your hostel and you will have the rest of the evening as free time to explore the area or visit the local hot springs.
Early in the morning we will take a 1 hour uphill hike to the site of Machu Picchu (or for an extra cost you can take the shuttle bus in 30 mins) where we will embark on a 2 hours guided tour of the site. We will see the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Temple of the Three Windows, amongst others.
Once the guided tour has finished you will have time to explore the site by yourself until later in the afternoon when you will start walking back down to Aguas Calientes in time to catch the 21.50 train back to Ollantaytambo (you can also choose to return on an earlier train – please see options below).
From there we will board a private bus back to Cusco (dropoff near the main square).
you need comfortable walking shoes. Your feet will appreciate.
Is this tour for me?
Of course if you want to travel. The perfect match if you’re planning to visit Bolivia’s most popular destination.
Don't get lost in the colorful market
Don't get lost in the colorful local handmade market before moving up to the archeological site which still preserves the fascinating historical atmosphere of Incan times
where you will visit its unique archaeological site.
1 hour uphill hike
to the site of Machu Picchu where we will see the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Temple of the Three Windows, amongst others.
Transportation – Bus to Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, train to/from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, bus from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco
1 night accomodation in hostel in Aguas Calientes
Visit to Pisaq and Ollantaytambo sites
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
Guide – English and Spanish Speaking
Accommodation pickup and dropoff
Entrance fee to Pisaq and Ollantaytambo (you can buy BTG tickets 130 soles/16 places lasting 10 days or 70 soles/4 places lasting 1 day)
huttle bus from/to Aguas Calientes to/from Machu Picchu
Entrance to hot springs
Tips for guide
Food, meals or snacks or drinks
Shuttle bus from/to Aguas Calientes to/from Machu Picchu
Sunglasses and sun cream
What to bring
A bottle of water
Rain gear – jacket + trousers or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
Personal medical kit / supplies
Cash for food and Sacred Valley entrance fees
Muy agradecido de haberme encontrado con William. Me dio una mano cuando la necesitaba.
Cálida y dedicada atención.
Un amigo en La Paz.
Saludos desde Argentina.
Si gustan de hacer Huayna Potosí, Uyuni o Copabana háganlo con South Treks!
Gerardo Nicolás D
I did Illimani with my guide Felix and it was a big adventure cause we were the only people on the mountain :)
Thank you William for organizing this great trip
michael kSolo travel
Super guide et organisation!!! Le camino de la muerte en toute sécurité. Equipement fourni, explication, histoire, photos et vidéos inclus :)
Juste l’almerzo à 17h30 😕
Laura FLa Seyne-sur-Mer, Francia
Mi experiencia al ir al Glaciar Italia fue ¡espectacular!!! E inolvidable. Yo recomiendo a las personas que quieran conocer este lugar que se animen a ir por que es un lugar mágico y sorprendente. Cargado de sorpresas y emociones.
Yolanda PMexico DF.
Fueron pacientes al esperarnos y podrían mejorar al enviarnos las fotos lo mas pronto posible, demoraron casi una semana
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