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From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Day Trip on Panoramic Train

1. From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Day Trip on Panoramic Train

Meet our chauffeur at your Cusco Hotel for a scenic road transfer to the train station. Board the train, then sit back and relax as you enjoy the 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. During the trip you will admire the spectacular views over the mountain scenery and pass by some important towns such as Ollantaytambo. The views get even better if you go for the Panoramic Vistadome train, which features wider windows on the ceiling and more comfortable seats. It also includes an Andean ingredients-based snack and drink as well as souvenirs you can buy on board. Arrive in Aguas Calientes town and set off with your guide to embark on a 30 min bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu main entrance. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the Citadel’s magnificent arquitecture by visiting the most remarkable landmark attractions such as the Temple of the Sun, The Temple of the Moon. See the impressive terraced fields of the agricultural sector and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel and the Huayna Picchu Mountain behind you. After finishing the guided part, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Then take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. If time is propitious, you can explore the town and have some lunch with excellent recommendations from your guide, before heading back to the station. In the late afternoon head back to the train station for your return journey to Cusco. End your experience the best on board, with a glance of the Andean culture though music and entertainment which will assure you much fun. On your arrival at the train station, a private chauffeur will transfer back to your accommodation in Cusco.

From Cusco: Full Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu

2. From Cusco: Full Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu

Spend a whole day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip from Cusco. Discover this famous mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The relaxed, non-strenuous pace of the journey is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, with three different train travel options available. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transportation, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu, and the entrance fee to the site. Choose among three train options for the best experience, train with panoramic windows, train with panoramic windows plus balcony and normal train. Itinerary: After having breakfast at your hotel in Cusco, we will drive you on our private transport to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo, this is where you will board the selected train that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a fantastic that goes from the Andes to the edge of the jungle in Aguas Calientes, this beautiful train trip lasts 1h 45min. Upon arrival in this small town, our guide will be waiting to assist you and take the bus that will run up to the door of the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the trip takes 30 minutes. We will arrive at the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, open wide your arms and feel the magic of this ancient place, enjoy the impressive view from the Inca citadel, walk with your guide through the main altars, streets. Take the classic photo from the highest part, surely it is a moment that you have been looking forward to, learn more about the history and architecture of this wonderful place. After the guided tour you can enjoy Machu Picchu on your own, you can take photos and explore the place freely. In the afternoon you will have time to have lunch and explore the town of Aguas Calientes, which has many restaurants and craft shops. At the indicated time according to your choice we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait for you with an ad and your name written, he will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley of the Incas Private Tour

3. Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley of the Incas Private Tour

The tour begins at 7:30 AM, where a professional driver and tour guide will pick you up. Start your adventure through the mountains in direction of Pisac and stop to take photos of the picturesque landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once in Pisac, visit the archaeological center and its artisan market. Admire the impressive terraces and temples that encircle the mountain and discover a large variety of indigenous handicrafts at the market. Continue the tour by private transportation to the town on Urubamba and enjoy a local buffet lunch and taste the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Following lunch, you will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo and learn about its history and culture. On the last stop of the tour in the village of Chinchero, you will see how natural dyes are made for artisanal textiles, with this town’s inhabitants living in dwellings and conditions nearly the same as their ancestors. After you have finished gazing at the majestic archaeological sites of the valley, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Ticket, Bus, & Guide Private

4. Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Ticket, Bus, & Guide Private

See Machu Picchu, a new wonder of the world and iconic Inca citadel, on a private tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide as you discover the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacrificial sites. Capture photos from the best vantage points with a knowledgeable guide, come face-to-face with resident llamas, and soak up spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from your dizzying perch. Itinerary: Taking this private tour means that you will be able to choose a time, between 5:30 am and 3:30 pm, to meet your guide and depart by bus from Aguas Calientes. After a 20-minute drive to the top of Machu Picchu hill, you will enter the archaeological site and begin a 2.5-hour tour of the ancient Inca citadel, characterized by its tiered hills, resident llamas, and mountains that jut out dramatically. Enrich your historical knowledge at archeological highlights such as the Main Temple, the Royal Tomb, and the Sacred Plaza, and capture spectacular photos at vantage points along the way to the Puerta del Sol and the Temple of the Sun. A private guide means you'll be able to ask plenty of questions and customize your itinerary to suit your interests. Plus, your guide will be more than happy to take photos of you and your group during the experience. After a thorough exploration of the most famous archaeological site in South America, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus.

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