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There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.  

Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found. 

Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world most visited by tourists, has beautiful stone-based buildings, which were carved with much precision and detail, is the most important work for the Incas for having been built on a rugged mountain and inaccessible, divided into two large sectors, urban and agricultural separated by a large wall that descends the slope of the hill to reach the banks of the river Vilcanota. 

The town of Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Town), is the starting point of ascent to Machu Picchu, can not be reached by car. Machu Picchu is located on a ledge of the mountain, a thousand meters above the bottom of the valley from below. There is no direct way to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco, it is necessary to use a combination of transportation methods to get there, unless you go on foot all the way. There is a road to Ollantaytambo from Cusco, and a train from there to Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu is located at the top of the mountain above Aguas Calientes.

 

Machu Picchu tours hiking the inca trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most spectacular trekking routes on the planet and is the best known of the Inca trails.  
One of the main attractions along the route is the ancient network of settlements built in granite rock by the Incas such as Wiñay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca immersed in an overwhelming natural scenery. Hundreds of varieties of orchids, multicolored birds, and dreamy landscapes provide the ideal setting for a route that the walker should walk at least once.  
The Inka Trail that leads to the famous Inka citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, is one of the most popular and well-known excursions in Peru. The walk from Kilometer 43 groups a series of Inkas archaeological remains incredibly preserved. Along the route the natural landscape is impressive, with incredible views of snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest.  
Visitors from all over the world come to Peru, not only to see Machu Picchu, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, but also to do the Inca Trail. Permits for the Inca Trail are in high demand, due to the limited number of entries per day. Many times these permits are difficult to obtain as availability decreases as the high season approaches (June-August), which is not surprising since this route is one of the best in its kind. 
The Inca Trail starts from a point in the Sacred Valley, called "Kilometer 88". To begin the journey, cross a narrow bridge in Kusicancha, and then go to the left side of a eucalyptus forest. This trip is not suitable for people with heart disease, since it goes above 4600 masl. The path winds up, down and around the mountains on the ancient stone carved stairs, and then follows three steps of high Andean mountains, one of them with a disturbing name, "Paso de la Mujer Muerta". Once at the top, when it is possible to catch your breath, you will surely be amazed again by the truly spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera del Vilcanota. On the way visitors can experience a series of microclimates and observe the changes in flora and fauna, typical of the high Andes and the cloud forest as well as the enormous biological diversity of the Amazon.  
Four days later, hikers will arrive in the magnificent city of Machu Picchu, discovered more than 100 years ago by an American professor by the name of Hiram Bingham. Arriving at Machu Picchu in the morning and seeing the sunrise is a worthy sight to be appreciated and completing the Camino del Inca is one of the best sensations in the world! Once in Machu Picchu you will climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for an incomparable view of the Historical Sanctuary, the neighboring town of Aguas Calientes and the Urubamba Valley.

Machu Picchu vacation tour

Machu Picchu offers incredible ways to get to it; however, the simplest, fastest and most comfortable way is to travel to Machu Picchu by train. Every day more than 2,000 people choose to enter Machu Picchu in this way.

 

Spend two days in the wonder of the world: The Vistadome Train 

As a lover of trains you demand the best in rail services. The best option to visit Machu Picchu is the Vistadome train of Peru Rail. This train is taken from the Ollantaytambo station (approximately one hour by car from Cusco) and will travel through the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas towards the town of Aguas Calientes. 

The Vistadome train has comfortable seats for everyone, special to relax while enjoying the trip. While talking with your partner, family or friends, you can comment and contemplate the landscapes that you will see in the panoramic windows of the train. Then you can enjoy the entertainment service on board: a folk dance show with typical costumes and a fashion show made of vicuña and alpaca wool. Machu Picchu Luxury Tour  


One or two day tours by train to Machu Picchu 

Enjoy beautiful landscapes on your train trip The Vistadome train will take you from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. The frequency of the train goes from early morning to afternoon. In case you want a one day tour to the Inca citadel, that is, leave and arrive in Cusco on the same day, you must take the first Vistadome train. Contact our team of travel experts to help you with the reservation of trains. 

On the other hand, we recommend a two-day tour to Machu Picchu. During the first day, you will depart from Cusco to the Ollantaytambo station and then take the train to Aguas Calientes. Rest in the village, relax in the hot springs, find souvenirs at the craft market, enjoy local restaurants and sleep peacefully at the hotel. The next day, early, you will have the guided tour of Machu Picchu with the explanation of our professional guides. 


Delight in the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Why not make your visit to Machu Picchu a five-star experience? The Hiram Bingham Luxury Train offers a service comparable to that of any resort or boutique restaurant in the city. 

The train departs from the Poroy station where you will receive a group of folk dances and a glass of our national drink, the pisco sour, to encourage the start of the trip. Upon entering the car you will find out why many tourists recommend this train: a delicate and elegant environment created by the details of exquisite design, natural lighting and the colors of its architecture. Take your place and enjoy the trip with the beautiful landscapes of the valley.

As if that were not enough, the kitchen team has a gourmet food service for your palate and you can also enjoy the drinks service on board. At the end of the train, it has a panoramic section in which you can enjoy the landscape in a 180 degree view. Before arriving in Aguas Calientes, a live Peruvian music show will accompany you. To move has been said! 

 

An extra destination: Puno in the Andean Explorer 

Peru Train Travel to Puno, the Andean Explorer with a view of the Altiplano is one of the most visited destinations in Peru. After knowing Machu Picchu, a visit to Lake Titicaca is the experience that is needed to complete the land of the Incas. And why not take a train for the visit? Peru Rail has the Andean Explorer service. A luxury train that will take you on a journey through the Peruvian Andes from the city of Cusco to Puno in ten hours of travel. During the trip you will enjoy the artistic shows with musical presentations, dances of the altiplano, and delicious food for your palate. Relax in an experience that will take you over four thousand meters above the sea.

 

Machu Picchu zipline

Another alternative to the Inca Trail Trek is this amazing Inca Jungle, which offers the possibility of high-altitude mountain biking, rafting, trekking and zip-lining to reach Machu Picchu.

First we go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting point of our bike tour, descending towards the high jungle, passing through small villages, fruit fields and rivers 

After we start walking along the river bank, we can witness along the way, animals of the region such as birds (parrots, hummingbirds, eagles, wild cats, centipedes, lizards) medicinal plants and fruit trees (banana, mango, orange, tangerines, cocoa, pacay and coca crops, coffee, etc.), to end the day at the thermal baths of Santa Teresa (medicinal) and relax with a good dip. 

The next day we can enjoy the canopy. The Canopy or Zip Line is an adventure activity that consists of cables anchored from one mountain to another, where a person slides by means of a pulley hooked to a waist harness. 

This Canopy is the first designed and built in Peru and the highest in South America. There are 2500 meters of cable distributed in 6 sections, where the longest is more than 400 meters away and the highest is more than 150 meters high. 

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the departure and arrival points are ground or aerial platforms installed in rock. The maximum speed of a sliding cable is 60 km / h.  

Each day will be a discovery, accompanied by our professional guide who will give us unique and personalized attention throughout our tour, this day we will have splendid views of many waterfalls from the glaciers, we will also see coca and coffee plantations of local people, arriving in the afternoon to the place of Machu Picchu town which is popularly known as "aguas calientes", that is where we will spend our last night at the foot of the great Machu Picchu.


Peru tours Machu Picchu

Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Your best option to visit Peru and one of the most important circuits in less than a week. This tour includes a visit to the city of Lima and the historic city of Cusco. City that mixes culture, history and mysticism in one. The tour also allows you to get to know Machu Picchu for a longer period, which will allow you to get to know the small town of Aguas Calientes, the Ciudadela and for the adventurers, go up to Huayna Picchu, from where you will have a wonderful view of the Inca citadel. Inca Trail Trek

 

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 

Due to its ecological diversity, the charm of its landscapes mixed with its Andean spirituality and the harmony of its buildings, it makes many travelers and adventurers consider the best trek in the world. The route covers approximately 43 kilometers and the highest climbing altitude is the Warmiwañusca pass with 4200 m.s. and we will also visit Inca archaeological complexes like: Runcuracay, Puyupatamarca, Wiñaywayna and of course as a central dish we will have almost a full day in the ancient city of Machu Picchu and we will also have time to climb the Wayna Picchu mountain. 

 

Luxury cruise on the Amazon River

Embark on the trip of your dreams, navigating the largest river in the world: the Amazon. The cruise begins in the colonial city of Iquitos, and transports its guests in exceptional comfort in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest along the Ucayali River, the longest tributary river of the Amazon River and the other 4 rivers, each rich in wildlife with a blossoming tropical forest. Go fishing for piranhas, go through the dense jungle in search of jungle monkeys, sloth bears, visit local communities and learn about wildlife preservation efforts in the Peruvian Amazon. Travelers will have the opportunity to see hundreds of species, including those in danger of extinction, such as the Amazonian pink dolphin, the black crocodile and the giant river otter. Inca Trail & The Amazon Rainforest  


Mystical experience in southern Peru

Peru is one of the bioenergetic centers of great magnetic power. I know that nature and spirituality are also reflected in the divine nature of Peru. From generation to generation, a series of ancient knowledge has been used in various parts of the Peruvian territory to achieve harmony of body and spirit. Those responsible for these activities are the shamans or healers, who have inherited a rich wisdom that complements the elemental energies of nature and the spiritual forces of the Apus. Essential Peru

 

Peru stands out

This is the best alternative to enjoy and know all of southern Peru. Visit Paracas and the Ballestas Islands, known as "The small Galapagos", fly over the Nazca lines, get to know Arequipa and the Colca Canyon. Then visit Puno and travel to the islands of Lake Titicaca in a fast boat, visiting the floating islands of the Uros. Finally, you will visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. They will have the opportunity to stay in cozy hotels that will make the trip an unforgettable experience. Peru Explorer

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