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US$ 460.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
USD$ 440 pp with ISIC student card
Single Supp US$ 25 for solo travelers
There is flexibility in this tour to allow the adventurous to climb Mt Putucusi but we are not convinced of the safety of this since the heavy rains. For those who want to stay closer to the ground to visit Mandor Waterfall. A wonderful option for those who want a few more interesting guided activities on their first day in Aguas Calientes.
The advantage of this tour over Sunrise or Combo is that it includes more opportunity for hiking to discover the area of Aguas Calientes specifically the Mandor Water fall on Day 1. If you really want to be active indicate your desire to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (for extra US$25 pp) For many high season dates June, July, Aug you need to book about 1-2 months in advance to guarantee the Huaynapicchu Ticket since there is limited availability. For people who book at last minute there may not be any Huaynapicchu permits left and so we can buy the Machu Picchu mountain permit instead if you still want. If you have a ISIC card you must scan it through at the time of booking otherwise expect the adult price. Otherwise there is plenty to see visiting the Inca Bridge. Make sure you trek there!
The most defining feature of Mt. Putucusi is the challenging 1.5 hour vertical trek up the mountain, with approximately 1700 wood and rock steps. The first half of the journey is jungle trail, but involves several vertical wooden ladders, the largest of which scales over 100 feet. not recommended in wet weather conditions.
Checkin at SAS office Cusco 2 days before your departure at any time for personal briefing with information prior your tour and last minute queries answered.
Bus and Train
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.
MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco 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.
Explore places not commonly visited by travellers, a walk to Huaynapicchu mountain, Inca Bridge and Sun gate -Intipinku and full Discovery of Machupicchu... This tour is just perfect for those who like to trek but missed out on the 2 Day Inca trek permits... offers a low jungle walk to picturesque Mandor Waterfall, the Botanical Garden with an array of orchids and native plants and the fascinating Machu Picchu Chavez Ballon Museum, or just relax in the hot springs pools at Aguas Calientes town.
On Day 2 a group tour of ancient Machu Picchu with opportunity to climb to the famous Huayna Picchu mountain (for extra of US$25 pp just let us know to reserve and purchase this extra Ticket for you) at the time of your booking or free hike to Inti Punku the Gate of the Sun where the Inca trail meets Machu Picchu. Also it is possible to walk to Inca bridge independently in your free time.
Transfer from hotel approx 06:45am. 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 or your tour guide will meet you at the train station and accompany you to Hostel Viajeros where you can settle and prepare for your hike and tour. Then enjoy your private guided walk to the Mandor waterfall (1.5hrs), botanical garden, old train station and Machu Picchu museum.
Before dinner you may like to relax in the hot springs to complete a full active journey.
Box Lunch, Dinner
Hostel Viajeros or similar.
Early breakfast at 05:00 am at the Hostel. Then we are ready to board the first bus to Machupicchu at approx 05.30am and arrive at the entrance at 06.00am when the gates of this Sanctuary is open (please have your passport on hand). Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel before the crowds arrive and the site is full of people, it takes approx 2 - 2.5 Hrs and leads you through all the most important areas ,miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. After our interesting tour you have plenty of time for more exploration in your own, time to get the best photos or also you will have time for optional hikes around. (Walk to the Sun`s Gate, Inca Bridge, or climbing to Huayna Picchu the young mountain.
Additional recommended walks after your tour:
Climbing to Huayna Picchu mountain (2 Hrs, and it need to book in advance, extra cost of $25 pp, please let us know when you book this tour because Tickets are limited also we recommend to request a ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am. (Montaña walk is offered when passes for Huaynapicchu are sold out). Or Walk to "Intipunku" the Sun`s Gate where end classic Inca Trail ( 1.5 hr ) Walk to the Inca bridge located at south from Machupicchu ( 1 hr )
All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find.
Your guide will advise you of where and when to use your bus ticket for the journey back down to Aguas Calientes to collect your luggage from the Viajeros Hostel. He will also provide you with the necessary details for the afternoon train return to Cusco,
At 16:40 pm return by Expedition train to Cusco Station (Poroy St). Arriving to Cusco at 9:30 pm approx. and transfer to your hotel in town.
Breakfast, Box Lunch