Tour Machu Picchu – Full Day

Type of Service
Customized Private Tour
Difficulty
Easy
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Unforgettable Machu Picchu tour by car and train from Cusco

Get to know the sanctuary of Machu Picchu on a 1-day tour from the city of Cusco. Designed for those who’s time in Peru is limited, your private tour will take you door to door to the Inca city and back to your hotel in Cusco in just one day.

Your private tour to Machu Picchu includes a round trip private car journey through the Sacred Valley to the town of Ollantaytambo. Followed by a train ride to Aguas Calientes and a bus ride up the mountain to Machu Picchu. Every step accompanied by your own personal tour guide and their local knowledge of the region and its history.

Your 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu will take you on a journey through the history of the Incas and the most important archaeological sites inside the citadel. These include the panoramic viewpoint, temple of the sun, central plaza, solar observatory (Intiwatana), palace of the Inca, temple of the condor and the iconic stepped terraces.

An unforgettable day packed full of bucket list moments that will surely leave you amazed!

Places to visit :

  • Sacred Valley
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu
  • Inca Ruins
  • Temple of the Sun
  • Solar Clock
  • Royal Quarters
  • Condor Temple
From $351 / per person
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Itinerary

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 6am
  • 1-hour 30 minute drive to the train station in Ollantaytambo
  • Depart Ollantaytambo train station at 7.45am
  • Travel 1-hour 45 mins by train to Aguas Calientes
  • 30 minute tourist bus, accompanied by your guide, to the entrance of Macchu Picchu
  • 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, including panoramic viewpoint, central plaza and temple of the sun
  • After your tour, your guide will grant you free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own
  • 30 minute descent by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Take lunch (optional extra) in Machu Picchu town
  • Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco
  • 8pm : Approx arrival time at hotel in Cusco

Itinerary Machu Picchu 01 Day Tour

CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

The Machu Picchu 1-day tour begins with pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 6am.

After a 1-hour 30 minute drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you’ll arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo ready to board your train at 7.45am. The 1-hour 45 minute journey to Aguas Calientes will treat you to breathtaking scenes of snow capped mountains, Inka farming terraces and of course remarkable Inka ruins. After which you will be greeted by your tour guide, and escorted to the bus station in Machu Picchu town.

After accompanying your guide on the 30 minute bus ride up the mountain, you will arrive at the main gate to Macchu Picchu. Here you will present your passports and entrance tickets and begin your 3-hour guided tour of the Inca citadel.

Throughout the tour, your guide will take you on a journey through the rich history of the Inca sanctuary, leading you along its famous sites to the legendary panoramic viewpoint. From there you will be best poised for the perfect view of Macchu Picchu and the iconic bucket list photos you have been waiting for.

With a camera full of pictures, you will continue on with your guide through the ancient Inca streets to such landmarks as the temple of the sun, the central plaza and the iconic stepped terraces. And before boarding the bus back down the mountain, your guide will also allow you time to explore the mysteries of the sanctuary alone.

Once you have regrouped with your guide and taken the bus back to Aguas Calientes, there will be time to take lunch in one of Machu Picchu towns’ many restaurants (optional extra), before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. There you will be greeted by your guide and your private transportation, who will take you on the 2-hour drive back to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco is approximatley 8pm.

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Included

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Private transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Round trip train ticket : Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Round trip bus ticket : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Not Included

  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Optional buffet lunch in the town of Machu Picchu $ 27 USD (upon client request)

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Walking shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the tour
  • Raincoat or long poncho during the rainy season
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicines and / or personal effects
  • A light backpack or briefcase
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars
  • Face mask and face shield (if preferred)

Price and Options

OPTION 1
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
$351 REGULAR PRICE 390 PER PERSON
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 2 to 3 people)

OPTION 2
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
$324 REGULAR PRICE 360 PER PERSON
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 4 to 5 people)

OPTION 3
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
$306 REGULAR PRICE 340 PER PERSON
EXPEDITION TRAIN OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 6 to 8 people)

Packing List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

  • Original Passport
  • VALID STUDENT ID CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good quality backpack (medium sized)
  • Water storage bottle or canteen: Camelbak bottles are recommended, but all need to be sufficient to hold 1-2 litres
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably light with good soles (waterproof goretex for rainy seasons)

FOR YOUR BAGGAGE:

The train has a luggage limit of 7-8 kilograms per person. We therefore recommend bringing only important and necessary items to Aguas Calientes.

  • Fleece or Jumper
  • Raincoat and rainpants (for rainy seasons)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Portable battery charger for your phone and cameras

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

ITEMS TO TAKE INSIDE MACHU PICCHU:

We recommend taking a backpack into the citadel, however please be aware that bags of more than 25 liters will not be allowed. Larger backpacks will need be stored outside the gates of the citadel.

  • Water bottle/canteen
  • Sun hat
  • Rain clothes
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper & small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra cash for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Additional Information

VISTADOME TRAIN FIRST CLASS: For an additional payment of $50 USD per person, we can include the round-trip Vistadome train in your tour package.

VISTADOME TRAIN

EXPEDITION TRAIN

DISCOUNTS:
* Peruvian Tourists with their valid DNI, Tourists with a passport from the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia), get a discount. “Does not apply to the Inca Trail tour”
* Foreign tourists with a student card, under 25 years old, current expiration date of the same year, get a discount.
For more information write to us by email: machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com o al WhatsApp +51 995050803

  • The hotel reservation is subject to space availability.
  • The cost of the tour packages is based on a double or matrimonial room. For an individual room, an additional payment must be made.
  • We can also organize a travel itinerary according to your requirements and the places you want to visit. These can be with category 3, * 4 *, and 5 * hotels.
  • For more queries and information write to us by email:​machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com

WHY CHOOSE MACHU PICCHU VIAJES PERU?

  • We are a local tour operator based in Cusco with 15 years of experience as a Tour operator 100% Cusquenian Company.
  • We have all the Authorizations and licensed by the Peruvian government as proof that we are an official tour operator.
  • We have the Best Tour guides (Fluent in English and Spanish): We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional, licensed and degrees by the Peruvian government and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about Incan heritage and history.  Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurately and recognized theories in Incan and Andean cultures.
  • Small groups & Personalized and High-quality service (Customized Private Tour), This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons (Departure of tours is 100% guaranteed).
  • We never share services with other companies as most travel agencies do here to Minimize cost
  • We are a Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company, Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we socially support and employ these communities.
  • We are committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru.
  • Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering to Personalized and High-quality service.
  • We treat our team of porters the best with a HOUSE for them to sleep in and proper equipment, wages, and health insurance for everyone
  • Master Chefs The best in the Cusco region
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet Style and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment for the Inca Trail and alternative treks (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable mattresses, and more…)
  • Our tourist transports are exclusively for our services, which are completely reliable, comfortable, safe and with all the necessary authorizations.

“Machu Picchu Viajes Perú” We know how important it is to trust a trustworthy honest operator to create the adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Take a look at our reviews and certificates of excellence in Tripadvisor

Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

What will you live in the Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour

  • Enjoy Machu Picchu in an all-inclusive small group.
  • Explore the most important places of the most famous archaeological site in the Andes.
  • Take your time getting to know Machu Picchu at your own pace.
  • You will have the fastest and most comfortable way to visit Machu Picchu on a round trip train trip.
  • The tour includes everything you need so that you only worry about enjoying the trip to Machu Picchu.

What Our Clients Say In Tripadvisor

At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú our goal is to create the best possible experience for all our clients. Proof of our effort are our recommendations.

Cameron C
Cameron C
25/04/2023
Lovely trip Absolutely amazing trip with this group... and I suggest Sandro with everything, he was beyond knowledgeable and helpful past where he had to or most would, if you are booking tours in peru for any type of trip use this
Sergio F
Sergio F
20/04/2023
Machu Picchu 2023 El tour con la guía Tatiana estuvo excelente, Tatiana se supo adaptar al grupo, sus explicaciones fueron muy claras y didácticas.Muy recomendable!!
Fabian L
Fabian L
20/04/2023
Hermosa visita. Didactica y amena Muy amable, paciente y didáctica. Una hermosa experiencia. Hermoso paseo.Fuimos con amigos y disfrutamos mucho todas las explicaciones historicas
Mariano L
Mariano L
20/04/2023
60's group-birthday celebration at Machu Picchu We were a group of 7 friend celebrating our 60th's in Cusco. Tatiana, the appointed guide, approached us the day before the visit to brief us about the tour and to align expectations. Tatiana showed a deep knowledge, big patience and a great sense of humor in dealing with 7 big boys. She is the main responsible in makung our visit to Machu Picchu a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Chuangyi L
Chuangyi L
23/03/2023
Meaningful and fantastic experience The tour guide is bravo and patient, and yet knowledgeable. He will answer all the questions related to the local culture if you do that. And the schedule is not tired at all but overall it is satisfying. Great memory and meaningful experience at Peru.
Gordon
Gordon
23/03/2023
Great experience with Sandro Sandro is the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He can explain every question you ask and he is passionate at his work. Gorgeous experience!
Stella Z
Stella Z
17/03/2023
Beichen Zhai This is a very very very gooooood and amazing trip with Domingo and Benjamin. They are professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They care about us everyday . If I have chance to be with my parents come Cusco again I will definitely choose this agency! I really hope that one day we will meet!!!
Regina M
Regina M
14/03/2023
Tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu Contrate con la agencia el tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu y el servicio fue excelente, me brindaron un tour privado y estuvo genial. La atención que me brindaron por WhatsApp fue muy buena resolvieron mis dudas y estuvieron al pendiente de todo.El transporte en excelentes condicones, limpio y el chofer Edwin muy amable.El guía Saul nos brindó una excelente atención e información, nos explico con detalle cada punto del recorrido, aprendimos mucho de los lugares que visitamos.Nos sentimos muy seguras en todo el recorrido.Recomiendo la agencia ya que cumplen con lo que solicitas y ofrecen.
Papla
Papla
10/03/2023
¡Increíble experiencia en el tren! Tuvimos la increíble oportunidad de viajar en el tren Expedition con show de canto y baile en vivo.Nuestro guía Juan Carlos fue muy amable y paciente en Machu picchu.Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Patricia B
Patricia B
23/01/2023
Empresa y guías súper, súper, súper recomendables!!!! Fue una experiencia única!!!! En estos dos días hemos conocido muchísimos restos arqueológicos de la civilización Inca y sobre su historia. Los guías Sandro y Benjamin son dos genios!!!! Todo el tiempo estuvieron a nuestro lado, atentos a nuestros requerimientos y siempre dispuestos a dar un poco más. Nos fuimos con la sensación de haber aprendido muchísimo y de haber conocido a full el Cusco. Son 1000% recomendables!!!!

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