WHAT IS MACHU PICCHU ?
A plateau between two lush, green peaks in the Andes became a building site for the Incan Empire’s most famous citadel. Abandoned only 100 years after its construction and never found by the Spanish conquistadors, it was left to nature until 1911 when explorer Hiram Bingham rediscovered it for the outside world. A hidden city in the warm clouds of a nearby jungle, it remains bewitchingly inaccessible other than by foot or train.
While we don’t offer guided tours to Machu Picchu, we will be happy to give you recommendations as to the most efficient and cost-effective way to organize your visit. We will also discuss any inquiries that you may have regarding the best time to visit, the altitude and physical preparedness necessary.
We recommend you stay in Hotel Molino for the night prior to your visit. During the early morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will take you to Ollantaytambo train station where you will board your direct train to Aguas Clientes, and an onwards bus to Machu Picchu. You will have enough time to visit the main site and climb the mountains of Machu Picchu and / or Huayna Picchu.
You shall board your train back to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon and arrive to Hotel Molino for a well-deserved rest in the early evening.