TRADITIONAL TOURS IN CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU
Visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu is the dream of many people who want to know the capital and the main icon of the Inca Empire.
Getting to the city of Cusco is quite simple, but not so cheap. Several air and land transportation companies connect the city of Cusco with the other cities of Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
In case of choosing air transport, the Cusco airport receives direct flights from Lima, Trujillo, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado and Juliaca in Peru and from the cities of La Paz (Bolivia) and Bogotá (Colombia). The route most used by travelers from all over the world to get to Cusco is the Lima - Cusco - Lima route.
Once in the city of Cusco there are many places that can be visited, but it is more advisable to do so through a specialized travel agency to explore the attractions of the city and its surroundings. The first thing you can do when arriving to the city of Cusco is to do the City Tour to know the Cathedral of Cusco, the Qoricancha and the park of Sacsayhuaman and all its main archaeological centers within the park.
If you have already visited the main attractions of the city of Cusco, it is highly recommended to visit the archaeological centers that are outside the city of Cusco. One of the most requested by thousands of visitors to the city is the visit to the archaeological site of Moray and the salt mines of Maras, another highly recommended alternative is to visit the south valley of Cusco and visit its archaeological gems and enjoy its extraordinary landscapes.
Another favorite place for many visitors is to visit and visit the archaeological centers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Usually start with pick-up from your hotel in the city of Cusco to drive to the archaeological center of Pisac, lunch in the province of Urubamba and finish the tour visiting the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo. This visit is a full day full and beautiful because not only you visit impressive Inca buildings, but also, you can see beautiful Andean landscapes, visit ancestral villages and colorful markets.
Finally, to close with a flourish, the visit to the land of the Incas; the most awaited day, the visit to the archaeological center of Machu Picchu (It is recommended to reserve a hotel in Cusco while visiting all its attractions and a hotel in Aguas Calientes to be able to visit with calm and tranquility the archaeological center of Machu Picchu).
After traveling by train from the station of Ollantaytambo (Urubamba) or from the station of Poroy (Cusco) and appreciate beautiful landscapes you will arrive at the Aguas Calientes train station from where you start the visits to the archaeological center of Machu Picchu.
Most of the travel packages that take you to know this wonderful Inca construction include in your visits bus tickets round trip from the town of Aguas Calientes to the archaeological center.
Once in the entrance door to the archaeological center of Machu Picchu you will have to present your entry ticket and your original identity document (DNI, Passport). It is also important to indicate that if you want to enter the archaeological center of Machu Picchu you must have the services of a tourist guide in a mandatory manner.
The guided tours inside the archaeological center of Machu Picchu usually last two hours, and then you will have enough time to visit this wonderful construction and admire its unique and incomparable beauty. You will also have enough time to climb to the top of its two most representative mountains; the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
Finally, you must return to the town of Aguas Calientes to wait for the train that will bring you back to the train station of Ollantaytambo or Poroy and then take the transport that will bring you back to the city of Cusco.
I do not exaggerate when I say that, visiting Cusco and touring its streets; knowing its culture, its people, its buildings, its architecture, its parties, its food and its customs is something that will simply leave you amazed and eager to return again and again to This beautiful city. That is why I recommend, if you are going to do it for the first time, hire the services of a reliable travelagency with experience in organizing tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.