August 5, 2016
Machupicchu by Car
Written By Axel Tippe
Day 01: Ollantaytambo / Santa Teresa the journey out will be 07:30 am in the main square of your hotel. We continue the journey along a winding ascent toward the Abra Malaga and the snowy veronica is located at an altitude of 4,316 meters where we can enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Cusco geography. After a short break of 15 minutes in the Abra Malaga, the descent into the jungle of the Inca trail through the different climates that combine the paradisiacal landscapes of majestic snow to the hot jungle of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undertaken. To the height of Alfamayó find an Inca trail in admirable condition fully paved. Place where begins the process of asphalt road, continue towards the district of Santa Maria; Located at an altitude of 1,575 meters, after a brief stop of the trip, continue to the town of Santa Teresa arriving at approximately 1:30 pm
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 02: Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu Town ) This day we will take a car to Machupicchu Hydroelectric Station it’s take us 30’ drive to continue the journey of adventure, those who wish to walk are three hours of Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes “ town of Machu Picchu ”; where we will place in our respective assigned hotels in this itinerary tours to Machu Picchu will have some free time, Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 03: Aguas Calientes / Huaynapícchu Machu Picchu / Sun Gate / Aguas Calientes / Cusco
The day starts with an early morning rise to Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as ” The Lost City of the Incas “. bus drive, climbing 6 km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua ” Young Peak ” Optional The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machupicchu, the so – called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 meters ( 8,920 ft ) above sea level, or about 360 meters ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins.
Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, ” Unfinished Temple “, and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon.
Then we’ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. Meals Included: Breakfast
ve sea level, or about 360 meters ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins.
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