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Machu Picchu - independant one day or two day trip

 
 INTRODUCTION:

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Perú Photo:Gunnar EngblomMachu Picchu in one or two days and time for birding. Machu Picchu must be seen even if you are on a birding trip. And there are birds that can be seen near the ruins. Even if you only have a day it is worth your time.



 DEPARTURES:
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 THE TOUR:

One day independent day trip to Machu Picchu.

Kolibri Expeditions provides plane tickets from Lima, train to Machu Picchu and private transport between Cusco and Ollantaytambo. You get pciked up at the airport and depending on time of the train to Machu Picchu (normally around 9 or 10) from Ollantaytambo, you may do a fast visit to the Cusco Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and Sacsayhuaman en route to Ollantaytambo. In some cases with very early flights from Lima it may be possible to do a fast visit to Huacarpay  for Bearded Mountaineer. The earliest flights from Lima usually arrive around 7 AM.

Two day independent day trip to Machu Picchu.

Green-and-White Hummingbird. Photo: Gunnar Engblom The two day program gives you a little more time. At arrival in Cusco, you go to Huacarpay to bird these wetlands with Puna and Andean Teal, Andean Duck, Andean Gull, Andean Coot, Puna Ibis, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant , Wren-like Rush-bird, Yellow-winged Blackbird and many more. Nearby, in the wild Tabacco bushes one can find Bearded Mountaineer and Green-tailed Trainbearer and the scrub holds the endemic Rusty-fronted Canastero and the localized Streak-fronted Thornbird.

Later you return to Cusco to see some of the town such as Plaza de Armas with the Cathedral and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman (entrance fees not included). The driver will take you to Ollantaytambo, where you can visit the Inca fortress on your own before taking the train to Machu Picchu for an overnight stay.

Next day you have a full day at Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes to explore the ruins and birdwatch. There is a good field guide over Machu Picchu which will help you ID the birds you see. In the afternoon you return to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.

 


 TRIP SUMMARY:
 
 PRICE :
Option: MACHU PICCHU - INDEPENDANT ONE DAY TRIP -- Days: 1
Price: US$ 538
 
includes airtickets, birding experienced driver to take you to Ollantaytambo. Short stops en route, train to Machu Picchu


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Option: MACHU PICCHU - INDEPENDANT ONE DAY TRIP without flights -- Days: 1
Price: US$ 178
 
includes birding experienced driver to take you to Ollantaytambo. Short stops en route, train to Machu Picchu. Does not include entrance fee to Machu Picchu (US$50), nor the bus to the citadel (around 12 dollars)


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Option: MACHU PICCHU - INDEPENDANT TWO DAY TRIP (independent) -- Days: 2
Price: US$ 318
 
include guide to Huacarpay, transfer to Ollantaytambo, Train tickets and lodging at Aguas Calientes. Does not include meals, entrance fees, bus-ticket to Machu Picchu.


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Option: MACHU PICCHU - INDEPENDANT TWO DAY TRIP including flight -- Days: 2
Price: US$ 658
 
include guide to Huacarpay, transfer to Ollantaytambo, Train tickets and lodging at Aguas Calientes and flight tickets return Lima-Cusco. Does not include meals, entrance fees, bus-ticket to Machu Picchu.


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