Posted on 11/06/2021
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Machu Picchu Tour: Full-Day Small-Group, Guided Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco

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Take a full-day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco and see the dramatic ruins of this Inca sanctuary standing at 2,430 m above sea level in the Andes mountains. Travel in comfort by Vistadome train and enjoy panoramic views of the mountain landscape through the train’s large windows. Listen to your guide and learn all about one of the world’s seven wonders

◾ Enjoy panoramic views of the mountain scenery through the train overhead windows
◾ Explore Machu Picchu accompanied by an expert local guide and all about its amazing history
◾ See the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, Sacred Sun Dial, and more

About this experience

DURATION: 18 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 5.00 am (pick-up starts 30 minutes earlier)
MEETING POINT: At your hotel
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
GROUP SIZE: Up to 10 people
OPENING SEASONS: All year round, daily
WHO CAN COME: Machu Picchu tour is suitable for anyone

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation available

Description - What to expect

Your Machu Picchu tour starts with an early pickup from your hotel in Cusco and a drive to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Your Enjoy a scenic train journey through the Andean mountains and enjoy the view from the large windows.

Meet your professional guide waiting for at the station and board the coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat. Take a guided tour of the famous site and learn the origins behind this impressive fortress and its most prominent monuments such as the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, and more.

After the Machu Picchu tour is over, you will return to Aguas Calientes where you can take some free time to explore the city or enjoy an optional lunch. Then, return to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to the Ollantaytambo Station. And your Machu Picchu tour with a drop-off at your hotel in Cusco.

What's included, what's not

✔ Cusco pick-up & drop-off service
✔ Professional bilingual (English/Spanish) tour guide
✔ Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station
✔ VISTADOME Train round trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas calientes - Ollantaytambo
✔ Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
✔ Entrance fee to Machupicchu
✖ Food and drinks
✖ Optional entrance fee to Huaynapicchu Mountain (It depends on the availability of spaces)

Bring with you

For your Machu Picchu tour please have with you your passport or ID card. Wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat during the summer months, a waterproof jacket or rain poncho for rainy and cold days

Prepare for the experience - Important information

◾ Have with you local currency in case you want to buy lunch or bottled water

About the place

On this Machu Picchu tour, you will visit one of the world’s seven wonders. This sanctuary stands at 2,430 m above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces, and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Embedded within a dramatic landscape at the meeting point between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural, and land use achievements anywhere and the most significant tangible legacy of the Inca civilization.

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ Safety measures
All areas that customers touch are regularly cleaned
Customers must keep their distance in vehicles
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
◾ Guest requirements
Travelers must bring and wear masks