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US$ 640.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
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Student price US$ 610.00 if ISIC student card is sent through at time of booking. ie at time of payment or before
if you are a student or child less than 17 years of age at start of trek you MUST send copy of passport photo page with reservation.
4 Nights for the price of 3 in 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 this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2013 to APRIL 15th 2013). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com
.... Before you enjoy , walk and explore Machu Picchu you come to Aguas Calientes located at 2000 meters of altitude. Known as Machu Picchu town, Aguas Calientes Pueblo is quite beautiful with the Urubamba river rushing through the lush jungle follage below Machu Picchu with the high mountains rising sharply from its banks on one side and the town on the other. The buildings of the town are actually many in a small area but the Inkaterra Hotel is on a property of hectares and from the moment you arrive you will realize you have entered an enchanting sanctuary. They have thought of everything and every moment is a real treat. You are welcomed with a refreshing herbal towel and after settling into your georgeous habitation you enjoy afternoon tea made with organic tea and coffee harvested and processed by hand from this same property..... Lounging in front of the fire place in the lobby, your most difficult moment is trying to decide among the numerous included excursions while you sip the complimentary Pisco sour.
The guided tour of the exquisit birds, or the extraordinary orchids garden
you start to realize you have entered a sanctuary that will be very hard to leave...
Transfer from hotel approx 06:00 am.
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. A SAS travel rep will meet you at the train station and accompany you to Inkaterra hotel just near the train station. From about 2.30pm you can enjoy free time wandering the local markets, the Botanical garden, new Machu Picchu museum or walk to Mandor waterfall. Or for the daring, climb Putucusi Mountain (3hrs, steep gradient including ladders up to 20m each, only recommended for the very fit with no vertigo). You may like to relax in the hot springs pools in the evening at the hotel with amazing surrounding areas.
After breakfast we take the bus at approx 05.45am and arrive at the ruins around 06.20am. For those who would like to walk up earlier from 4.30am this is also an option so please let us know of your interest and take torches. If you want to climb Huaynapicchu mountain please coordinate with your tour guide before leaving Aguas Calientes (Extra ticket need to be booked in advance). A guided tour of Machupicchu “The Old Sacred Mountain” takes approx 2 hrs and then you have plenty of free time for photos or optional hikes eg climb Huayna Picchu mountain (2700m, 90min, steep gradient)
Other optional walks to:
Temple of the Moon; (3-4 Hr)
Intipunku - the Sun Gate; (1.5 hr
Inca bridge; (1 hr)
All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find.
The bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes town is included
Return by Tourist Train to Cusco or train to Ollantaytambo then Private Bus to Cusco.