Important information of Machu Picchu | Sanctuary of Machupicchu
- Machu Picchu altitude feet: 7.972 ft
- Machu Picchu definition: Means Old Mountain.
- Best time to go to Machu Picchu: It is recommended to visit Machu Picchu in the months of May, June, July, August, September and october.
- Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world
- History of Machu Picchu
Inca Trail Permits:
Permits and spaces available for the Inca Trail
2017 Inca Trail Machu Picchu There are only 500 spaces available per day, approximately 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks and guides.
If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another date. If the permits are exhausted on a particular date, no travel agency will be able to offer a space. Permits can only be purchased with the visitor’s name and passport number.
One thing to consider is the following: once the reservation is confirmed, there is no option to change the date, name. (more information)
DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM
DAY 1 CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Our journey begins early in the morning with the travel to the kilometer 104 by train. The Inca Trail starts with a walk to Chachabamba (2270 meters), where our guide will give us information about the former function of this archaeological site. Later we will arrive in Wiñayhuayna (2650 meters), the most important archaeological site besides Machupicchu. Afterwards we will walk to the Sun Gate “Inti Punku”, a great lookout, from where we can enjoy the sunset in Machupicchu (2400 meters). Because we have to keep walking to reach our hotel in Aguas Calientes we will only stay for a short time in the Sanctuary of Machupicchu.
DAY 2 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
After breakfast at around 5:30 in the morning we will leave our hotel, heading towards Machupicchu by bus and arriving at approximately at 6:00 am. Our guide will give us detailed information about Machupicchu, the history and the culture of the Incas. After this you will have enough time to enjoy and explore the site on your own. At your desired time we will return to the village. We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon, returning to Ollantaytambo by train and then to Cusco by bus.
- Transport and transfer Hotel – train station – Hotel.
- Train tickets both ways in the Expedition service.
- Food (1x breakfast, 1x lunch box, 1x dinner).
- Snack for the two days.
- Professional, bilingual guide.
- Entry ticket to the Inca Trail.
- Overnight in Aguas Calientes in a basic hostel.
- 01 bus ticket up to/down from
- Permanent assistance 24/7.
- Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.
- Entry to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (price USD 4.00).
- Bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes on the second day.
WE RECOMMAND TO BRING:
• Personal medicational kit (bandaids, cotton, bandages, alcohol, aspirina, tablets for stomach problems, medicines to avoid stomach sickness).
• Hiking shoes.
• Sleeping bag.
• Walking stick with rubber rounded tip.
• Hat or cap.
• Long-sleeved shirt.
• Water bottle.
• Lamp and batteries.
• Long pants.
• Insecr repellent, Off verde advisable.
• Backpack (aprox. 50 to 70 liters) for treks.
• Toilet paper and towel.
• Swimwear, should you plan on visiting the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
• Extra money for tips (optional).