Machu Picchu: The Sanctuary is being reforest with one million of native trees

The project seeks to protect the enclosure and recover areas affected by fires and landslides.

Students and teachers of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco (UNSAAC) will reforest the natural areas of the Machu Picchu sanctuary with native species. This was reported by the head of the campus, Ernesto Escalante Valencia; who added the initiative was carried out in order to protect the sanctuary from climate change.

As part of the afforestation campaign “A million trees in 10 years for the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary”, some 640 alder plants have already been inserted in the Santa Rita-Chachabamba sector, and in buffer zones that increase 37,000 hectares. In addition, 24 native species and 8 bushes will be raised in times of rain. The work is carried out with the support of university students, schoolchildren, tourist guides, among others.

“It will exceed even one million native trees in areas affected by fires and landslides,” said Escalante Valencia, who also had to do with labor throughout the archaeological park and the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. “Everyone is involved in this work,” included in a dialogue with the Andean Agency.

In addition, it was learned that this campaign controlled last April and currently, the plantations were carried out with the support of the Deconcentrated Directorate of Culture of Cusco, the Regional Government, the Association of Tourism Guides, UNSAAC, the archbishopric of the city through Colleges at your command.
by: PORTALTURISMO

Trains to Machu Picchu stars operating from the San Pedro Station in downtown Cusco

From Thursday, June 20, national tourists and from around the world, can live a different travel experience starting their journey to the Inca Citadel from San Pedro station, located a few meters from the center of the city of Cusco.

The departures from San Pedro station will be for 2 PeruRail Vistadome service schedules (both round trip and return). These services will also continue with their scheduled stops at Poroy station, thus giving more options for the comfort of our travelers.
The San Pedro station also continues to be a boarding point for passengers who use the Local Train service, for schedules of frequencies 21 and 22.
by: PORTALTURISMO

City tour Cusco full day

VISIT:

Consists in a guided tour to visit one of the main arquelogic center of city (Koricancha or temple of the Sun) and to the main religious center (the cathedral), besides you´ll visit the other four ruins that are outside the city: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca-pucara and Tambomachay.

The tour begins at 2: 00 pm hours and ends at 6:30. The bus will pick you up from the hotel and ending the tour it will leave you at the main square of the city.
Included services:

Tourist Bus and professional tour guide (English or Spanish).

NOTE:

Additionally you must buy the following entrance tickets:

  • BTG or Tourist ticket. (it won´t be necessary if you had bought it for the Sacred Valley tour). Price S/130.00
  • Entrance to the Cathedral. Price S/25.00
  • Entrance to the KORICANCHA (Temple of the Sun). Price S/10.00

Tour price: S/ 

Inca Trail 4 days / 3 nights

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Inca Trail (Km 82 – Wayllabamba)

Very early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and then we’ll move by bus to the km 82 of the railway to Machu Picchu, where we will arrive at approximately 11:00 am At this place we’ll meet our team that will accompany us during the trek: porters, cookers, etc .; then we’ll start walking.

This first day is the easier at the first kilometers. We will have a beautiful view of the Veronica Mountain and we’ll walk alongside the Vilcanota River until the archaeological site of Patallacta, where we will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba where is the first camp.

Meals included: Lunch, dinner

begins toward the Pacaymayo valley, where we’ll have the second camp.

Day 2: Inca Trail (Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo)

After a hearty breakfast, we start our second day of trekking, perhaps the most difficult because we have to climb to the pass at 4,200 meters of Wuarmihuañusca. In this place we can enjoy a panoramic view of mountains of this region.

After lunch the descent

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Inca Trail (Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna)

Early in the morning, just 30 minutes walking we’ll find the archaeological complex of Runquracay. From there we will see that the Inca Trail is paved in full and in some places it reaches up to 2 meters wide. We’ll observe the Inca architecture at Sayacmarca; also we’ll pass through a tunnel to reach the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca.

We´ll begin to descend through an interesting way, with a dense vegetation of the jungle, rich in flora and fauna and, two hours later, we’ll arrive at Wiñayhuayna where we´ll spend our third night of camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Inca Trail (Wiñayhuayna) – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early we start trekking to reach the Intipunku (Sun Gate) where we can appreciate the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

At approximately 08:00, the beginning of a tour of the citadel (a duration of 02:30 approx.), Visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and the cemeteries.

Free time to stroll through the citadel. Descend by bus to Aguas Calientes town. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon or evening (depending on the time available and the train category), return by train and then by bus to Cusco and finally transfer to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Tour INCLUDES:

  • Shuttle Bus to Cusco Km.82
  • Bus : Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes town.
  • Return by train (Expedition class): Machu Picchu Pueblo – Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer: Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco – Hotel
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bilingual guide service.
  • Chef.
  • Kitchen assistant.
  • Porters (only for camping equipment and food).
  • Food for 03 days: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners.
  • Camping equipment: tents quadruple bedroom to use as doubles, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, tables, chairs, kitchenware, oxygen cylinder, first aid kit.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • 1st day breakfast, 4th day lunch.

Sacred Valley full day

VISIT:

It´s a guided tour to one of the most important tourist circuits of Cusco; The Sacred Valley, it has not only a rich history but also Sacred Valley offers infinite posibilities to enjoy the tourist, like:

  • Handicrafts fairs: Pisaq, Chinchero
  • Ruins: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero
  • Urubamba city.

The tour begins at 8:30 am and ends at 6:45 pm. The bus will pick you up from the hotel and at the end of tour it will leave you at San Francisco square.

Included services:

Tourist Bus and professional tour guide (English or Spanish).

NOTE:

Additionally you must buy the next entrance ticket:

  • BTG or Tourist ticket. (it won´t be necessary if you had bought it for the City tour). Ticket price S/130.00

Tour price:  S/ 

Machupicchu – Full day

Visit:

Consists in a guided tour to visit the most known and spectacular archeologic park of the continent, besides being an archeological wonder of the world, it has an exotic flora with more tan 180 species of orchids and also a rich fauna where lives the spectacled bear and the rocks rooster (national bird).

The sanctuary of Machupicchu is a natural and cultural patrimony; it counts 35 archeologic groups, being the most important of all of them The Citadel of Machupicchu.

Included services:

  • Train Tickets: round trip.
  • Tourist Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu- Aguas calientes
  • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu.
  • Professional tour guide (English or Spanish).
  • Transfers: Hotel- Train Station- Hotel.

The tour begins at 6:00 am when the bus pick you up at the hotel and ends when the bus pick you up from the train station and leaves you at the main plaza of the city.

Tour Price per person :  Train BACKPACKER         US$ 
                                   Train VISTADOME           US$                                       

*** Prices are subject to variations according to the season.