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What to Do During a One-Day Machu Picchu Tour?

Author: Jimmy Barker
by Jimmy Barker
Posted: Mar 28, 2015
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Travellers have been taking Machu Picchu tours since soon after Hiram Bingham made the "Old Peak" well-known in 1911.The most toured site in Peru, and 1 of the top traveller destinations in South America. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Sanctuary and 1 of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s well-known for its outstanding architecture, ancient religion and splendid panorama. The ruins are a must see while travelling Peru.

One-day Machu Picchu tour:

There’re many agencies in the city of Cusco that provide day tours to Machu Picchu. Approximately all of them pursue the same essential structure. In the morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken towards the Ollantaytamabo railway station. The train carries commuters up into the Andes Mountains over approximately 1.45 minutes hours to the mountain city Aguas Calientes.

The city provides some wonderful sights of the Andes Mountains that enclose it, generally with low-hanging clouds that add to the mystical feel of the town. There’re paved streets that run uphill, somewhat challenging your physical fitness. Many inhabitants still wear vibrant traditional outfit.

After a short stop in Aguas Calientes your tour guide will then take you towards a shuttle-bus that works its way up the road to Machu Picchu. The gateway to Machu Picchu ignores the site. Your tour guide will carry you through the ruins, describing the importance of each part. Most tour guides speak both Spanish and English extremely well.

After being briefed on the different parts of Machu Picchu you’ll be given the possibility to travel around it on your own. Some travellers that are up to the challenge will take the vertical steps up to a high peak known as Huayna Picchu. This’s a challenging climb, but one well worth the effort as you will have a 360 degree sight of the Department of Cuzco below.

After spending few hours at Machu Picchu you’ll be taken back to Aguas Calientes through shuttle bus where you will have lunch. You’ll also be given some leisure time to glance through the handicraft stores before coming back to Cusco via train, then taken back to your lodge.

A trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without touring Machu Picchu. While deciding on what kind of tour is perfect for you, take into account your budget, time and what you’d most like to perform during your Adventure tours.

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