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Experience a train ride through the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Aguas Calientes. Explore the most spectacular archaeological site in South America world famous for its stunning location.
Destinations > Peru > Discover Machu Picchu by Rail
Five nights accommodation based on 4 & 5-star hotels, meals as indicated, sightseeing with local English speaking guides, return Vistadome rail journey as specified.
We recommend the first two nights of your stay in Cuzco in order to acclimatise to the high altitude and have a full day exploring the wonders of this charming city before making your way to Machu Picchu.
Experience the magical ancient empire of the Incas as you explore the colonial city of Cuzco which was built on the foundations of former Inca palaces; discover the best of the Sacred Valley in Yucay; uncover the monumental architectural complexes of Ollantaytambo and travel to Machu Picchu by rail.
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Enjoy the striking scenery of the Sacred Valley
Explore spectacular Machu Picchu
Meander through the narrow stone cobbled streets of Cuzco
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to acclimatise to the high altitude.
Today discover the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. Visit the popular San Pedro Market, a must-see in Cuzco; Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral with its carved woodworks, altars and paintings. Drive to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas starting on the Inca’s Balcony, offering impressive views of Chinchero ruins and the city. Spend time with a local community before visiting Ollantaytambo, a fortress that also served as a temple. Ollantaytambo, with its narrow cobble stone streets, has been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. (B)(L)(D)
Transfer to Ollanta station to board the Vistadome train service to Aguas Calientes. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from the panoramic windows. Disembark at Aguas Calientes station and then board a bus for the ride to Machu Picchu and your guided visit. (B)(L)(D)
A morning at leisure to explore the town of Aguas Calientes. or venture, on your own, to the citadel for further explorations. Alternatively hike up the impressive Huyna Picchu mountain for a bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu. This afternoon board the train for the return journey to Cuzco. (B)
Transfer to Cuzco Airport. (B)
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