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Price Information

US$ 310.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

Student rate with ISIC student card USD $ 290.00 per person. (Accommodation not necessary in this tour)

Is it for me?

If your time is limited and you don`t want to miss out this unique wonder in South America Machupicchu this is a great option too, with an early train departing from Cusco and the chance to take the train back around 17:27 or 19:00 so you have more time at Machupicchu.

Difficulty

Easy. If you are staying in Ollantaytambo rather than in Cusco see additional options section

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Briefing

Complete information will be provided at the time of booking the tour.

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Transport

Bus, Train and walk.

Recommended Hotels

We highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.

Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.

SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.

http://www.hotelmarqueses.com/

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Machupicchu with EXPEDITION train Guided Tour 1 Day.

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! but train tickets and entrances are limited,in high season May to Oct) so don´t delay in booking and paying your deposit so we can ensure the preferred train ticket options.
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- See Booking Information below

Special Offer

SPECIAL booking this tour: 4 Nights for the price of 3 at MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through our website, you must indicate you have a tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accommodation dates from JAN 1st 2014 to APRIL 15th 2014). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms, please contact Mariella at: reservas@hotelmarqueses.com

4 hours Tourist Expedition train ride approx into this spectacular land of the Incas, amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle near the low Jungle. Aguas Calientes is set in 2,000 mts, then a shuttle bus will transport you to the top 2,400 mts back into the fantastic history to this magic place, sacred and mysterious town without name known as Machu-Picchu. “ The Old Sacred Mountain ” And your expert tour guide will guide you and help you to understand better this magical 7th wonder place.

If you have time it is much nicer to do a 2 Day 1 Night tour called the 2 Day Sunrise/Classic Machupicchu or The Sacred Valley & Machu-picchu Tour.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Tour to Machu Picchu with a Expedition tourist train.

Transfer from hotel approx at 6.30 -6.45 am. reconfirmed by main office the day before the tour at your check-in. The train ride consists of spectacular views in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces on both sides of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Your guide will meet you at the train station and transfer you to the bus for 25 minutes to Machu Picchu. A guided tour of Machupicchu “The Old Sacred Mountain” takes approx 2 hrs and then you have some free time for photos.
Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards. Secret and mysterious citadel from the time of Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (IX-Inca`s Dinasty) emperor, his presumed constructor. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”. Machupicchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the magestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man. The bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes town is included. Return by Tourist Train to Poroy Cusco or train to Ollantaytambo then Private Bus to Cusco. arriving to Plaza Recocijo near Cusco`s main Plaza de Armas approximately at 9.15 pm

Not Included.

N/A

What is Included:

  • Early transfer at 06:30/ 06:45 am from your hotels to Poroy or Ollanta train station.
  • Expedition train ticket from Poroy or Ollanta to Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition train ticket return to Cusco or Ollanta and Private bus to Cusco.
  • Tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu picchu ( 25-30 minutes ).
  • Admission entrance ticket for Machu-picchu sanctuary.
  • Guided tour in English (2 hours approximately) (2 hrs free time to explore in your own).
  • Tourist bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Transfer from station to your hotel.

What is not Included:

  • Buffet lunch available US$ 10 per person in Hotel Viajeros –Aguas Calientes.
  • Sanctuary Hotel restaurant US$40 for a lunch, even snacks are expensive.
  • or bring a snacks and drinks with you.

We recommend that you bring

  • You only need to carry a small day pack, with water to drink, camera and rain jacket or poncho / or change of weather gear, basic toiletries, hat for the sun , sunscream, insect repelent for mosquitoes and comfortable shoes or runners, some extra money for lunch, snacks and souvenirs.
  • You must take your ISIC student card with you if applicable for the student discount.

Additional options

  • If you are staying in Ollantaytambo rather than in Cusco you can still do this tour with a slight change....
  • The best option to have lots of time in Machu Picchu and arrive early before crowds… is to use Expedition 81 that departs Ollantaytambo at 6.10am. This means you arrive to Aguas Calientes at 7.40 am and if you go directly to the buses ( which are an approx 25 min ride to Machu Picchu entrance) you should be entering Machu Picchu by 8.30am.
  • If you are wanting to include a climb of Huayna Picchu then this is the perfect option to give you plenty of time in Machu Picchu. If you are active and would like to also do the walk to the Inca bridge and also up the sun gate which are sites included in the cost of your Machu Picchu entrance then remember Machu Picchu is open till 5pm so you have enough time to enjoy it all at a leisurely pace.
  • You also have the option to use the later train Expedition 84 that departs Aguas Calientes at 6.45pm and arrives to Ollantaytambo at 8.15pm. You would have time to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes orif you only had a packed lunch during the day, then you have time to enjoy an early dinner in one of the many Aguas Calientes restaurants before boarding the train.
  • If you would prefer not to have to leave so early especially if staying in Urubamba then maybe these train options could be better
  • Inca rail 6.50 am Ollantaytambo
  • 7pm saliendo de Aguas Calientes
  • 2nd option 7.05 Peru rail Ollantaytambo
  • 6.45pm saliendo de Aguas Calientes

Recommendations

  • If you have time it is much nicer to do a 2 Day 1 Night tour called the 2 Day Sunrise/Classic Machupicchu or The Sacred Valley & Machu-picchu Tour.
  • Remember that a one day option spends at least 9 hours travelling so makes for a very long day.
  • We can also arrange an accommodation in Aguas Calientes and organize your train return on the second day,so you have a full day to enjoy at Machupicchu citadel.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please let us know. Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.
  • PRIVACY POLICY: All the information you provide us, full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, telephone number, and address or your credit card info will be used strictly to process your trip arrangements. This information will not be shared with anyone.

Please note

  • Please be ready for your transfer from your hotel 45 mins before the train departure so as not to delay the transfer of other passengers.
  • Remember you must take your bus down 1 hour before the departure time of your train.
  • PeruRail train Company remind to bring only a small day-pack ( 5-6 kls weight packs)
  • Please bring your original passport.
  • You can get a free classic stamp in Machupicchu if you want !!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Expedition trains are tourist trains and a economical way to travel on the route between Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) and Cusco (Poroy).
  • This service is ideal for our adventure passengers or for those seeking comfort and security, without all the frills.
  • These carriages offer travellers a true Peruvian experience. Seats are upholstered with indigenous fabrics, giving a touch of local flavour.
  • In this service drinks and snacks are served at an additional cost. We have room available to store your backpacks.
  • There are two Backpacker services, one which runs between Cusco (Poroy) and Machu Picchu, and the second one Backpacker Cerrojo service which runs between The Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) - Machu Picchu.
  • The service from Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) is the fastest way to reach Machu Picchu.
  • Vistadome Trains:
  • The Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities as you enter the Inca's territory in search for Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • With glass surrounding them on all sides, passengers feel as if they are part of Peru's remarkable landscape.
  • Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey .
  • There are two Vistadome trains:
  • The train then descends from the highest point of the journey into the Sacred Valley and the foothills of the Andes. Before reaching Machu Picchu, the train travels along the Urubamba River, with awe-inspiring views of the dramatic canyon.
  • The other service is called Vistadome Valley and runs between The Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) - Machu Picchu. This service has several departure schedules and it's a faster trip to Machu Picchu.

Booking Information

  • Thank you for choosing to book with SAS Travel.
  • Step 1.- CLICK:http://sastravel.online-booking.co/registration.php
  • Step 2.- Select Machupicchu with EXPEDITION train 1 Day Guided Tour and please fill it out with your own personal details, fill out details of your group in Traveling with: First Name and Surname, Passport Number, Age and Nationality contact email/skype address or phone. (Make sure your passports are valid for at least 6 months before you enter Peru). . Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a reservation code (eg: 120611001). Then you must pay your booking deposit as until we receive a payment your reservation is not confirmed. It is only so we can find the full reservation details at the exact time of payment. The last spaces in the group will be guaranteed in order of payments received so it is best to pay for all people in your group together with 1 reservation code, so that we can guarantee your permits, tickets for Machu Picchu, train tickets and tour together in the same group. Please also ensure you send scan of ISIC card if applicable at this time.
  • Step 3 .-HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION.
  • Please note if your are needing to pay urgently you can skype sas.travel with your credit card details for immediate payment and CONFIRMATION. Otherwise choose the option below that suits you best.
  • deposit option 1.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ 200.00 per person.
  • Western Union is the cheapest way to send money (up to USD$ 999.00 per transaction) if you are from the US. I understand you can do this via Western Union online service for only about $6 fee when it is indicated as a non immediate pickup and using a checking account. You make the payment to: Irwin POMA FLORES.
  • RECEIVER'S FIRST NAME: Irwin
  • RECEIVER'S PATERNAL NAME: POMA
  • RECEIVER'S MATERNAL NAME: FLORES
  • COUNTRY: (Peru)
  • (This is the only person authorized to receive Western Union Payments for SAS Travel -Peru so only use these details.)
  • However if you are going to send larger amounts it has to be done via a Western Union office. Upon transferring the money email us the email confirmation reciept from Western Union with your reservation code and amount paid to: robyn@sastravelperu.com, reservas@sastravelperu.com and caja@sastravelperu.com -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • deposit option 2.-http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 210.00 per person (USD$ 200.00 + 5% card charge) Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa)
  • deposit option 3.- ONLINE http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with PAY PAL .- USD$ 212.00 per person (USD$ 200.00 + 6% PAY PAL FEE) Payments by PAY PAL must include the additional 6% surcharge and the confirmation from Pay Pal needs to be emailed to robyn@sastravelperu.com and reservas@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel
  • deposit option 4.- bank transfer has large fees so best to pay as one FULL PAYMENT. ie $370 base price per person and only if you are 6 or more to make fees worth it. - Transferring money to a Bank in Peru Bank in Peru:
  • Banco Continental BBVA Peru. Swift Code: BCONPEPL
  • Branch: Cuenta de Ahorros USD$ Account Name: Marquez Viajes y Servicios EIRL.
  • Account Number: 0011 0200 0100098293 32 Address: Avenue el SOL 366 Cusco-Peru.
  • (Please add a USD$ 40.00 Bank fee that is taken from this end by the Peruvian bank.)
  • Best for group booking ie 5 person mínimum Please send us an email to receive bank details.
  • Or if you have an Australian bank account there are no extra fees for 2014 to transfer to our Australian Bank account. Please email robyn@sastravelperu.com or skype sas.travel to receive the Westpac bank details. This can only be for a domestic bank transfer within Australia. If done internationally a fee of $40 will be charged.
  • As soon as we receive your deposit we will proceed purchasing your Permits, tickets for Huaynapicchu if requested. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information within 12 working hours. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 18 hours please send an email to: robyn@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype: sas.travel or call us.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.

Terms & Conditions

  • CONDITIONS OF MACHUPICCHU WITH EXPEDITION TRAIN 1 DAY GUIDED TOUR
  • 1. FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.
  • 2.- Bring your Passport, Immigration card (and ISIC card if applicable ) to our office on arrival to Cusco
  • 3.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the site and INC itself, not SAS Travel. All student ISIC cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed. A Youth Travel card is not accepted by the control.
  • 4.- We strongly suggest you arrive to Cusco at least 2 days before the departure of this tour.
  • Please let us know your hotel contact details once you have confirmed this or if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Cusco let us know.
  • 5.- Depending on train ticket availlabilty the return to Cusco may be via the Poroy station or Ollantaytambo Station, both with bus transport through to Cusco.
  • 6.- You must carry a clear copy of your passport and valid ISIC card (if applicable) on the tour. You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not lose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your checkin.
  • 7.- Changes to schedules or dates can only be made if there is availability in the alternative date and when train tickets have been finalised this incurs a furhter administration charge of $10 per ticket. At times a change of date may only be possible with an upgrade and so the difference in price would also need to be paid.
  • 8.- CANCELATIONS by CLIENT:
  •  Cancelation of tour before bookings and train tickets finalised incurrs no fee in high season this is generally before 2 months in advance of departure.
  •  Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month before departure incurs a loss of 15% of total tour cost,
  •  Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 14 days before departure incurs a loss of 30% of total tour cost,
  •  Cancelation of tour within 14days and 48 hours before departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost,
  •  Cancelation of tour within 24 hours of departure incurs a loss of 100% of total tour cost,
  •  We can always provide you with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance
  • 9.- Travel insurance is strongly recommended..SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. SAS Travel cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • 10.- SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • I have read and accept the conditions.