Day 15 : Aguas Calientes - Macchu Pichu - Cusco
You will take a direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the iconic site of Machu Picchu.
Departures, for the ascent and as well as the descent, run every 5 minutes.
- 1st shuttle to the citadel: 05:30am / Duration: 30 minutes
- Last Shuttle to the citadel: 3:30pm /
- Last Shuttle to Aguas Calientes: 4:45pm
Your guide takes you on the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Arrival on the sacred city of Machu Picchu, wonder of the world.
Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca empire, the sacred city of the Incas, was forgotten for centuries. It is considered as a masterpiece of the architecture of this civilization. It was unveiled by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911.
In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared UNESCO World Heritage List. On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World by the New Open World Foundation, an unofficial and commercial organization. Finally the site is part of a entire cultural and natural complex known as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
**Note 1: 1st access to the site 6h, last access: 14h.
Entrance to Machu Picchu is regulated by a 4-hour slot on the site. We will communicate the entry schedule to the site that we recommend according to your program. Once confirmed, your official time for entering the site cannot be changed.
***Note 2: Option to include the ascent of Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu (these two climbs are subject to quotas and require early booking).
In mid afternoon you take the train to Ollantaytambo.
***Note 3: The train company allows passengers to carry a cabin bag of up to 8kg maximum per person. It will be necessary to leave your checked luggage at the deposit of the hotel in the Sacred Valley and Cusco.
Meet and greet at Ollantaytambo’s train station and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.
Night at the hotel El Retablo.