Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met by your Travel Beyond guide and driver for your transfer to Ollantatambo to board the Vistadome train for your journey to Machu Picchu.
Your journey aboard the Vistadome train begins in Ollantaytambo and ends in Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu. As the name suggests, this train offers its passengers picturesque views though its panoramic windows, connecting you with nature like no other experience. Gaze at the bountiful scenery that surrounds you as you traverse the Sacred Valley. Whether you capture this experience mentally or by photo, this scenic adventure will leave a lasting and memorable impression.
Upon arrival to the village of Aguas Calientes, you will board the bus for a winding uphill journey to Machu Picchu. Here you will spend the afternoon with your guide, who will lead you through the mysterious maze of stone buildings at this magnificent site.
Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven new wonders of the world. Lose yourself in awe in the “lost city of the Incas” as you admire the ruins. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into a work of art as you marvel at the landscape of this iconic Inca civilization. Brought to world attention by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and believed to have been built to control the economies of neighboring communities, these ancient ruins evoke a time of innovation, artistry and expansion of one of Latin America’s most notable historic empires. Believed by some historians to be a sacred religious site due to its location, there is certainly a spiritual energy on this green mountaintop cloaked in clouds.
When you have finished your exploration, you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes and check in to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where you will spend one night in a Superior Deluxe room. Dinner and breakfast are included in your stay.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner