It is located 120 km northwest of Cusco above Urubamba River (in former times: Vilcanota River), in Vilcabamba Mountains. Its altitude is over 7810 feet above sea level. Machupicchu citadel is one of the most important archeological places in the entire world and it’s also the main destination of Peru.
Only few works made by man show so much harmony with nature as this citadel shows us and the further 33 archeological groups that are united through the Inca Trail.
The archaeological complex is located on the top of a mountain and means in Quechua “old sacred mountain or main mountain”.
In front of it, the amazing mountain of Wayna Picchu appears (“young mountain”) in which summit also some slopes and archaeological remains are located.
Both summits border on the plentiful Urubamba River, that runs to the eastern, 400 m underneath the citadel
We start from Cusco by car to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we go by train at 06.10 am. Then after 1.30 hours we will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, from where is needed a bus ride of about 25 minutes to our destiny MACHUPICCHU. Our professional English speaking tour guide will show as this city. The guided tour around the sanctuary of Machu Picchu takes about 2 hrs. After that you will have free time to walk around. Then we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes from where our train will leave at 4.20 pm. We will arrive in Cusco at around 8.30 pm.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes in a hotel for an extra price.