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Day Trip To Machu Picchu From Cusco
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, Sightseeing, Story Telling

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, Portuguese, Spanish


Go back in time to the great Incan Empire and visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, home to the Main Square, Circular Tower, Sacred Solar Clock, Royal Rooms, Temple of the Three Windows, and cemeteries. Pass by the stunning countryside on the train journey and revel in the historical ruins of a magnificent empire.

  • Explore Aguas Calientes, known for its thermal baths
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, located in the province of Urubamba
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    • At 5 am, leave the hotel in Cusco 30 minutes before the departure time of Cusco.
    • Go to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo (1 hour 30 minutes by car) and board the train to Aguas Calientes.

    • Upon arrival at the train station, a Peru guide will be waiting for you.

    • Explore Aguas Calientes, known as a gateway to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu

    • Next, head to the bus station to ascend a 400-m high zigzag path, for 30 minutes, and reach the incredible wonderworld the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City of the Incas.

    • Upon arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu, visit the city's main venues such as the Main Square, Circular Tower, Sacred Solar Clock, Royal Rooms, Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries. The guided tour will extend for two hours.

    • In the end, take a walk around the Citadel and visit Machu Picchu on your own.

    • Return to the town of Aguas Calientes and have lunch in one of the restaurants.
    • In the afternoon, take a train back to Cusco. 
    • After arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo, go to the hotel in Cusco. 

What's Included
  • Information one day before for the trip to Machu Picchu

  • Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station round trip

  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo: One way

  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes: round trip

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

  • Professional Peru Guide in Machu Picchu 

What's Excluded
  • Food

What to bring


  • Original passport

  • Light shoes or tennis shoes

  • Plenty of fluids for excursions

  • Waterproof in the rainy season

  • Long sleeve shirts

  • Long pants

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days

  • Sunglasses, plastic bags

  • A light backpack or briefcase

  • Camera or camcorder and movies

  • Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations soles

  • Bath clothes for the thermal baths (optional)

Know before you go
  • Duration of the tour to Machu Picchu: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • The return trip will follow the same route as the outward journey.
  • Cusco - Ollantaytambo Station - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo Station - Cusco.
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From


USD 250.00 / person

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