Expedition to Machu Picchu Tour 1 Day
FULL DAY Day Trip
Expedition to Machu Picchu Tour 1 Day
FULL DAY Day Trip
We are a family more than a team or travel agency, of trained people of experienced professionals in the area of tourism happy to make you find your essence and to explain in a mystical way, to make your visit in this enigmatic and mysterious land of the Incas, the capital of the Inca state (Qosqo)
Cusco today called. we recommend you to enjoy and live the Machu Picchu Tour 1 day, so you can understand this ancient Inca city called (temple of wisdom), and today as Machu Picchu, do not wait any longer and come to know, know and feel in a mystical way Full Day Tour Machu Picchu.
Sullpayky Experiences family, will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley depending on where you are, to travel by bus for about 1 / 30 minutes to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo which is part of the Sacred Valley.
In this place, you will board the train to the town of Machu Picchu, during the train ride you will be able to observe the fantastic and beautiful landscapes of the jungle of this place and also appreciating the sacred river of the Incas Willcamayo (Quechua language).
This unforgettable train ride lasts about 2 hours. Once in the town of Machu Picchu, we will get off the train and then we will go with the guide to the bus station to board the bus and take a 30 minutes trip to Machu Picchu (the temple of wisdom).
Finally once in Machu Picchu, we will have to show the passports in the control, and already entering, take a deep breath, think, feel and extend your arms to feel the energy of peace, harmony, and happiness, open your arms and feel the magic of this millenary lug, enjoy the impressive view from the Inca citadel, surely it is a moment that you have been waiting for anxiously.
After the unforgettable moment, our guide will start the tour that will last 2 hours for you to know in a better way the history and architecture of this wonderful place, you will also know the zones in which the citadel was divided, that in spite of being isolated it could sustain itself.
After the visit to this incredible citadel, you can if I reserve a mountain (Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu) there are 2 options: 1 is with a guide and 2 is on your own and it is impossible to get lost since the path is well marked once in the part of the upper part of that mountain.
The tranquility is indescribable where you can meditate and do yoga because Machu Picchu was a temple dedicated to the 5 elements of power you can dissolve it and it is the reason that many Inca pilgrims came from different parts of South America to be able to heal and Today they are still doing them, then we will have to return to Machu Picchu Full Day and then take the bus to Aguas Calientes town and there you have the option of having lunch and trying Peruvian food, and in the afternoon board the train to Ollantaytambo and then leave it at your hotel
TIPS FOR THE GUIDE
Before you buy your ticket, you have to decide if you want to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu and also climb one of the nearby mountains (Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu, and Machu Picchu).
Huayna Picchu (or Waynapicchu) is the spiky mountain that appears in the background of the ruins in all the photos. The path is cobbled, unprotected, difficult, and slippery in case of rain. Many travelers and friends, noting its difficulty and danger, described scenes of panic and vertigo. It takes about 3 hours to climb up and down.
Mount Machu Picchu: although the name suggests that it is the closest mountain to the archaeological site, this is not the case. Mount Machu Picchu is somewhat remote, so the views of the site of the same name are quite distant. The walk is easier than Huayna Picchu and takes 3.5 to 4 hours.
Huchuy Picchu or «little mountain». A short climb (1 km and relatively little elevation gain) that leads to the top of the small mountain next to Huayna Picchu.
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ADDITIONAL THINGS TO UPGRADE
Instead of wasting «valuable time» waiting inside an office of the Ministry of Culture of Cusco, you could visit the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara among many other attractions that are within the city of Cusco, while our agency is responsible for booking tickets and organize all the details of your trip for you.
Machu Picchu is the icon of tourism in Peru, it is the most visited place by tourists from all over the world especially the months of June, July and August for this reason, you should know that both the tickets to Machu Picchu and the train tickets must be booked in advance.
Booking in advance gives you a better chance of getting train tickets, in the most convenient service and schedule you want. Although it makes no sense to have your trip to Machu Picchu interrupted by not finding train tickets, for booking train tickets there are two companies that provide the service; Peru Rail and Inca Rail.
his ticket is administered by the Regional Directorate of Culture – Cusco (DRC-C) which includes different activities within the same archaeological sanctuary of Machu Picchu. These tickets should be purchased well in advance, especially if you are planning to travel during the high season between June, July, and August, for which there are 2500 tickets available per day at the points of sale authorized by the Ministry of Culture in Cusco and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) or via internet (https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe.).
There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu from the most comfortable way (by train), to that of an adventure.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – This route is the best known by travelers around the world is a four-day hike in its classic version that starts at km 82 of the railway line Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes. There is also a short version of 2 days that starts at km 104 of the same railway line. Now the Inca Trail must be booked 5 to 6 months in advance. It is not possible to go on your own: it is mandatory to hire an authorized tourist agency.
Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu – The Salkantay Trail is a route that is currently in high demand as an alternative route to the traditional Inca Trail. It goes through the snowy Salkantay (6,271 m.a.s.l.), the Humantay lagoon and then descends to the jungle and later to Machu Picchu.
Inca Jungle Trail – This is a tour that has also been gaining popularity for being an adventure route where you can do sports such as cycling, canoeing, zipline, and a hike to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu by minivan – You can reach Machu Picchu by minivan in a 7-hour trip. It starts in Cusco passing through the Malaga pass at 4,350 meters above sea level and descends to the village of Santa Maria and continues to Santa Teresa and reaches the place called hydroelectric. Then you will hike for 2 to 3 hours depending on your physical condition and reach the town of Aguas Calientes.
Choquequirao to Machupicchu – This is another alternative route that people who love hiking in the mountains, is a tour that lasts 7 -8 -9 or 10 days depending on the availability of your time you can enjoy breathtaking views of the glaciers of the Cordillera Vilcabamba.
Machu Picchu can be visited all year round. However, you should keep in mind that if you decide to travel between the months of December to March you will find rain and not enjoy the best views of Machu Picchu, on the contrary, if you decide to travel from April to October, it is much safer to find sunny and clear days. Although the most important thing is to be there and see it up close and enjoy this wonder.
It is clear that in both situations whether it is the rainy season (summer) or dry (winter) depends on the things you will need. But it is important to remember that in Machu Picchu you will be walking on trails, for many hours each day, depending on the different options mentioned above, the level of difficulty and physical demand will be higher or lower. Therefore here are some tips:
The number of foreign and domestic visitors increases in the dry season (June, July, August), which is why there are months with a large number of visitors, months which are called high season and during these months Machu Picchu looks its best face illuminated by the sun with many people.
Remember that Peru is not only Machu Picchu. It is a great country with a great variety of natural, archaeological, and historical attractions. In Peru, you can discover beautiful cities like Arequipa and its deep canyons of Colca and Cotahuasi.
The answer to this question depends entirely on: How much do you like to hike?
Round trip train travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu in the high season can cost between 140 USD and 160 USD, in low season prices are lower.
The cost of doing the Alternative Trek would be around 20USD if you decide to organize the transport on your own and around 30USD if you decide to organize the transport from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica with an agency. The difference is HUGE compared to the train but remember that the alternative route is a full-day trip and you will have to walk 10kms.
Once in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) to get to the citadel or the archaeological site your options are even more limited.
You have to pay a bus fare of 12USD each way or walk up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu by stairs, a journey of over an hour.
If you really want to save money your best option would be to take the alternative route both there and back and walk up to Machu Picchu; however, my recommendation would be to combine the options.
For example, you can get to Aguas Calientes from Cusco using the Alternative Route. It will allow you to admire the landscapes of the area and as it is the beginning of your trip you will not be so tired.
From Aguas Calientes, we suggest you take the bus up to Full Day Tour Machu Picchu, It is true that this bus is also expensive but you will be thankful you took it as the stairs are not easy and you will prefer to have the energy to walk around the archaeological site.
At the end of your visit to Machu Picchu, depending on how you feel, you can choose to go back down the stairs. It saves you some money and going down is quicker and less demanding than going up.
Once in Aguas Calientes, I suggest you take the train back to Cusco. It will be faster and after several days of walking and stairs, you will appreciate it.
Your options for getting to Machu Picchu are limited and that means that wanting to save money means having to give up quite a few comforts but as I said at the beginning, regardless of the style of travel you decide to do, spend or walk, the effort will have been worth it.
you can get more information about these tickets in Boleto Turistico Oficial Page
In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.
We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.
We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.
All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.
We know you will be happy with our service, as evidenced by the hundreds of testimonials from our traveler clients from all over the world. See the recommendations and memories of travel experiences in various social networks such as TripAdvisor, which will explain why you should choose SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES for your next vacation in our country.
About our growth process
Continuous improvement is one of our commitments. One of our principles is that the work of each area is important to achieve the best final product. Therefore, throughout our history we have developed several projects with different areas, which have given us the following results:
We have completed the policy of our Integrated Management System as a sign of the guarantee of our organization.
Continuous training to tour guides, cooks, porters, drivers, people in charge of different areas such as Sales, Reservations, Operations, Administration, etc., in customer service, quality of service to tourists, knowledge of the route, and other topics concerning the tourism industry in Peru. Due to our progress in these areas, we have received the CALTUR 2021 Certification from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
About SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES Licenses and Authorizations
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES – Travel Agency and Tour Operator, complies with all the requirements and licenses necessary to operate and offer various services in the field of tourism throughout the Peruvian territory. The institutions mentioned below are in charge of regulating the tourism industry in Peru and we are subscribed to them:
We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.
We are subscribed to PROMPERU (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism), an institution belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of our country.
We are also subscribed to SERNANP, in order to operate in the Inca Trail Network. The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, which is a specialized technical public agency of the Peruvian government, under the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is in charge of directing and establishing the technical and administrative criteria for the conservation of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.
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