Booking for : Machu Picchu- Private Tour

Machu Picchu- Private Tour

Tour Details

Our amazing tour guides will lead you throughout the ancient city, wonder by wonder – special for your own private group! You will learn about ceremonies, how people lived, and how they connected with the Pacha Mama – or “Mother Earth”. Our local guide will give you inside information passed down so that you will get the real story of what happened here.

Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and achievement—a citadel of cut stone fit together without mortar so tightly that its cracks still can’t be penetrated by a knife blade. It stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

The complex of palaces and plazas, temples and homes may have been built as a ceremonial site, a military stronghold, or a retreat for ruling elites—its dramatic location is certainly well suited for any of those purposes. The ruins lie on a high ridge, surrounded on three sides by the windy, turbulent Urubamba River some 2,000 feet (610 meters) below.

The Inca’s achievements and skills are all the more impressive in light of the knowledge they lacked. When Machu Picchu was built some 500 years ago the Inca had no iron, no steel, and no wheels. Their tremendous effort apparently benefited relatively few people—some experts maintain that fewer than a thousand individuals lived here.

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows, of which your tour will visit all three – and plenty more!

You will have a full guided tour by your English speaking guide. After that you will have plenty of time on your own to explore and enjoy Machu Picchu, and discover the wonders of the ancient city yourself!

This Machu Picchu Tour is booked with an Expedition Tourist train, reserved seats.
Transfer from hotel approx at 6:30 -6:45 am. This will be reconfirmed by main office the day before the tour at your check-in.

Macchu Picchu information:

Machu Picchu is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to the eternal fusion with the cosmos; where we feel our fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of south america. A resting place of butterflies in the epicenter of the great circle of life.

Located 120 km northwest of cusco, the Inca city of Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world in dense jungle covered mountains until 1911. This ‘lost city’ is one of the world’s archaeological jewels and is one of South America’s major travel destinations.

The well preserved archaeological place of Machu picchu seem to almost cling to the steep hillside, surrounded by towering green mountains overlooking the Huillca Mayu river. Even after having seen the classic photos of Machu picchu in guide books, web sites and postcards you still cannot fail but to be impressed by the awe-inspiring location of the archaeological place.

As you can see in the map above, the main way of getting to Machu picchu is by bus along a steep, narrow zigzagging dirt track from Aguas Calientes. Regular buses run this route throughout the day with a journey time of about 25-30 minutes. For the really fit and adventurous, the only other way of getting to Machu picchu is on foot either along the classic 4-day inca trail starting at km82, Salkantay optional trail 5 days, or along the shorter 2-day inca trail starting at km104.

Aguas Calientes to the outside world and there is no airport. Aguas Calientes can only be reached by train from Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

So if you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu then the best place to start your journey is from the city of Cusco, the Historic Capital of the incas located about 120km to the south-east. Cusco is a beautiful and fascinating city and a great place to base yourself for a few days the other better choice to start your journey is also from the Sacred valley of the incas (Urubamba – Ollantaytambo) very nice places to stay and short trip to Machupicchu.

The most popular optionow to get to Machupicchu from Cusco or Sacred Valley of the Incas to Aguas Calientes is by train.

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 – Aguas Calientes.
  • Sanctuary Hotel restaurant US$40 for a lunch, even snacks are expensive.
  • or bring a snacks and drinks with you.

At PUMAPATH, your comfort and safety are of our utmost concern. Therefore, we provide all necessary camping equipment for your trek. Included in prices are: sleeping tent,  rollmat and pillow for your comfort. Please feel free to bring your own sleeping bag if you prefer.

5 Day Inca Trail Including Personal Porter (7kg)

  • 2 people   : US$985 per person.
  • 3 people   : US$895 per person.
  • 4 people   : US$845 per person.
  • 5 people   : US$795 per person.
  • 6 people   : US$765 per person.
  • 7+ people : US$735 per person.

Discounts:

  • Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) – $35.

Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag (4 season) – $30. (Maximum size 1.95m / 6´4″)
  • Pair of Walking poles – $25.
  • Air matresses – $30.
  • Single Tent Supplement US$75.
  • Personal Porter (half) to carry 7kg of personal items US$90.
  • Full Porter to carry 14kg of personal items US$180.

*****IMPORTANT NOTES *****

NEED A PERMIT: In order to book your Inca Trail treks, the Peruvian authorities cap the number of Inca Trail trekking permits to 500 per day. Everyone entering the trail needs a permit including the trekker, guide, porters and other support staff. Permits often sell out several months in advance and you must book well ahead to secure your place.

When you fill in our booking form you must fill in alternative start dates that are possible for you to begin the trek and these have to be validated. If your preferred date is sold out we will use one of these alternative dates for your permit. Once we purchase your permit from the National Park office, you are 100% confirmed to start this day; this date cannot be changed. Permits are completely non-refundable or transferable, so please make sure the date you booked is a good date to start this adventure.

Your permit is linked to your name and passport number. If you change your passport after booking your Inca Trail trek permit or you plan to travel with a different passport, you MUST also bring the passport you used to book your permit, or you will not be able to trek the Inca Trail trek.

STUDENTS: If you booked your trek with your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) you must have this card and it must be valid for you to enter the trail. If you purchased a permit with the student discount and you do not bring your ISIC card or it is not valid at the time of your trek start they will not allow you to enter the trail. These are National Park rules.

HUAYNA PICCHU: Only 400 people can climb this mountain per day, so this ticket also needs to be booked in advanced. The price is $65 per person (read our Huaynapicchu sidebar about this cost). It is recommended to climb Huayna Picchu in the 10-11am time slot as otherwise you miss your guided tour. It is recommended to have this booked about 2 months in advance to secure your permit.

EXTRA NIGHT: If you want to stay longer at Machu Picchu then you can book an extra night at Aguas Calientes village. Just let us know that you plan to stay an extra night so we can organize your return train for the next day. You can either organize your accommodation by yourself or we can assist with making bookings. If you were thinking of going back to Machu Picchu the next day then you will have to buy a new entrance fee to Machu Picchu and the bus tickets for about $70.

RETURN TRAIN TO CUSCO: The return train is the Expedition train which departs either at 2:55, 4:20, 4:42 or 6:40 pm. The train that is booked depends on availability and is confirmed at your briefing. There is an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train, which is an extra $65 per person. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking. None of the trains go straight to Cusco, they run either to Ollantaytambo or Poroy but in either case we will transfer you back by bus to your hotel.

FOOD ON THE TREK: Definitely one of the highlights of the tour is the food. It is always fresh and most of it is organic. There is always a lot to eat and lots of options including vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and other types of protein and carbohydrates. Everyone sits down to eat together and we go out of our way to accommodate all dietary requirements including vegetarian options and any food allergies. We do not provide any alcoholic drinks on the trek but if you would like you can bring your own.

OUR EQUIPMENT: We provide 4 person tents for every 2 people, sleeping bags and foam mattresses for everyone. Our dining equipment includes a spacious dining tent, tables and chairs, plates and utensils. We do NOT supply walking sticks, but they can be rented from PumaPath. We bring an extra blanket for all our hikers for those especially cold nights. Just ask and your guide will provide you with this.

OUR GUIDES, COOK AND PORTERS: All of them are amazing, helpful, caring and great people to be around. Our guides speak excellent English and are patient and very informative. Our cooks provide amazing family-style food for you and our porters and you will be impressed with what they can whip up in the middle of the mountains! Your porters will carry everything for you which makes your trek as easy and comfortable as possible. Thanks to them you will finish your trek and have a great time. Our porters are called ´WE ARE PUMAS…´ on the Inca Trail.

We make sure that all our team are well looked after and we provide all the equipment that they need so that they can do the trek in as much comfort as possible.

FITNESS: The Inca Trail is certainly not easy but you do not need to be an athlete or a trekking expert to complete it. Fitness is naturally important but the Inca Trail is the kind of trek that anyone with a positive attitude and determination can do. Obviously the more fit you are the more you will enjoy the trail and the more chance you will have to take in the scenery and appreciate the Inca ruins dotted along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to do some extra walking or some kind of aerobic activity in the months leading up to your trip.

Many people worry whether or not they will be able to cope physically, but complete failure is rare and would usually only result from severe altitude sickness or a person lacking even a basic level of fitness. People of all ages (from teenagers to pensioners) complete the trek, and age itself is no barrier if you are positive minded and live an active lifestyle. Before departing for your tour, we recommend visiting your doctor who will be able to provide you with more information.

STORAGE DURING YOUR TREK: During the Inca Trail trek your main luggage will be stored in Cuzco and you will receive a small duffle bag at your Inca Trail briefing (briefings are normally set for the evening before you start the trek) to pack your clothes in for 3-4 days. Your team of porters will carry these bags together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you will not have access to these items until the end of each day as the porters will always be ahead of the group. You should therefore bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc. By Peruvian law the duffle bag carried by the porters must not weigh more than 7kg (14pounds). You can either store the rest of your luggage at your hotel or you can leave it with us.

Day 1,traslado de Aguas Calientes a Machu Picchu.

El autobús desde Aguas Calientes hasta Machu Picchu toma alrededor de 25-30 minutos y cuesta $ 10 por trayecto ($ 20 ida y vuelta). El paseo en sí es espectacular, ya que la estrecha pista serpentea por la ladera de la montaña. Compre su boleto de autobús con anticipación, ya sea en la oficina de boletos en Aguas Calientes la noche anterior o en las oficinas de la ciudad de Cusco (ubicadas en la avenida de la infancia “Parque Marianito Ferro”; está a un corto paseo de la oficina principal de la estación de trenes o simplemente solicite un taxi. Conductor para llevarlo allí, que costará 3-4 soles / us $ 2). Los últimos autobuses salen de Machu Picchu aproximadamente a las 5:30 pm, asegúrese de verificar la hora del último autobús, ya que puede ser una larga caminata de regreso a aguas calientes si la pierde (aproximadamente 1 hora si sigue la ruta más directa en lugar de que seguir el camino).

Desde mayo de 2007, el gobierno ha puesto un límite de 400 en el número de personas que pueden escalar Huayna Picchu, la montaña que se ve detrás de Machu Picchu. Esto significa que durante la temporada alta .. Tan pronto como entres en Machu Picchu, se recomienda que te dirijas a la base de Huayna Picchu, donde encontrarás una pequeña cabaña para dar cabañas. Las primeras 200 personas pueden escalar Huayna Picchu 7 Soy enseguida, sin embargo, todos tienen que volver a bajar a las 10 am cuando el segundo grupo de 200 puede hacer el ascenso a las 10 am. Se tarda aproximadamente una hora en llegar a la cima, subiendo lentamente, no se recomienda para quienes sufren de vértigo. El sendero estrecho puede ser bastante peligroso a veces después del clima húmedo. Desafortunadamente, si llega por el camino inca o en tren el mismo día, es cada vez más difícil (de hecho, casi imposible en los meses pico) escalar Huayna Picchu el mismo día. Tendrá que pasar la noche en Aguas Calientes y regresar temprano a la mañana siguiente. Pero tenemos otras opciones para usted: sendero opcional para caminatas por el sol o sendero del puente Inka, le ofrece diferentes puntos de vista, una opción maravillosa para la foto de una tarjeta postal (menos concurrida, gratis).

02: Boleto de entrada a Machu Picchu Nota importante: Boletos para ingresar a Machu Picchu Compre sus boletos de entrada a Machupicchu con más de un par de meses de anticipación si hace el recorrido por su cuenta: www.machupicchu.gob.pe Si viaja en Machupicchu con nuestra compañía Organizaremos y cuidaremos con tus tickets de machupicchu.

Opciones de entradas para Machupicchu:


1.-Ciudad inka mapi (incluido solo el sitio arqueológico de machupicchu)
2.-Mapi-huyna (incluido la caminata huyna pichu mountain 7:00 am -10: 00am, sitio arqueológico de Machupicchu)
3.-Machupicchu sitio arqueológico: caminata Inti punku o sol portón.
4.-sitio arqueológico de machupicchu - caminata montaña machupicchu.
Las entradas de Machu picchu solo son válidas para ese día. ¡Si quieres volver a Machu Picchu al día siguiente y caminar por cualquier montaña al día siguiente, entonces tienes que comprar otro boleto!

Machu Picchu abre a las 6 am y permanece abierto hasta las 5:00 pm. Puede llevar bolsas pequeñas a las ruinas, pero cualquier cosa más grande debe dejarse en la bodega cerca de la entrada por $ 3 por pieza. Machu Picchu es mucho más tranquilo antes de las 11 am y después de las 2:00 pm. El lunes es el día más activo, ya que muchas personas se dirigen a Machu Picchu después de visitar el mercado de Pisac el domingo. El domingo es uno de los días más tranquilos. Mayo junio, julio, agosto y septiembre son los meses más ocupados en que hasta 3000 personas visitan el lugar arqueológico todos los días. Incluso durante la temporada baja, puede esperar entre 1500 y 2000 visitantes por día.

03: Visita guiada de Machu Picchu. Le ofrecemos guías profesionales para el tour en machupicchu. El guía habla inglés. La información será más detallada e informativa. Los tours en Machu picchu son tours privados, para grupos pequeños de personas solo para algunos amigos, grupos pequeños de familia para disfrutar de cada parte agradable de Machu picchu.

El guía profesional lo recogerá de su hotel o de la estación de tren en aguas calientes y luego hará el recorrido o visita a Machu picchu.

Después de terminar el recorrido en Machu Picchu, debe estar en la estación de trenes de aguas calientes 30 minutos antes para regresar si ese es el caso.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 2 days / 1 night
  • Price : $
  • Location : Machu Picchu, Peru

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