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Machu Picchu Day Trip
Activities in Cuzco

Machu Picchu Day Trip

  • English and Spanish
  • 14 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Machu Picchu is one of the 7 New Seven Wonders of the World, and an unmissable sight for anyone visiting Peru. On this day trip from Cusco, you'll discover its majesty and mystical power...

Machu Picchu Day Trip

Having picked you up from your hotel we'll make our way to the train station, from where we'll make our way to Machu Picchu.

This train journey is sure to be one of the biggest surprises you'll encounter in Peru: the 112 kilometres and 3.5 hours fly by, as the glass-roofed train cuts a swathe through the unforgettable landscapes of rural Peru. Green topped mountains, babbling brooks, and perhaps the occasional llama!

Then, once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, the town closest to the Machu Picchu archaeological site, just 6 km away. Here we'll take a bus up to the highest point on the mountain, where the Machu Picchu citadel can be found. Your first glimpse of the terraced slopes of the ancient Inca settlement, rising through the mist, are sure to stay with you forever.

Once in Machu Picchu, we'll take a 2.5 hour guided tour, immersing you in the history, legends, and secrets of the Inca citadel. We'll tour the narrow streets of the settlement, and take you back in time to the glory of the Incan empire.

With your camera full of photos, we'll take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you'll have free time to eat before taking the train back to Cusco.

Then once back in the capital, we'll take your back to your hotel by bus.

Panoramic Train

The excursion takes place on panoramic trains with enormous windows and a glass roof. Travelling on these trains makes you feel almost as though you're flying, and we offer the option to travel in tourist or first class.

Discount for the Andean Community

Citizens of the Andean Community​ (that means born in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) will enjoy a discount on this Machu Pichu tour. When making the reservations, citizens of these countries should indicate the number of their identity document. If you're from another country, you must pay the regular price. 

Important: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Pick up is between 4:30 and 6 am, from hotels in Cuzco's historic centre. Should you not be in the centre, you should meet the tour at 8 am at the cathedral in front of the Plaza de Armas
  • Both the trains leaving and returning to Cuzco may operate from one of two different stations, depending on availability. We'll send you an email once the reservation is confirmed, to indicate the exact pick up time from your hotel, and your train station.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Tourist class

  • Adults Andean community

    US$ 275
  • Standard Adult

    US$ 310
  • Students Andean community

    US$ 265
  • Other Students

    US$ 295
  • Andean Community Children 3-8

    US$ 175
  • Other Children 3-8

    US$ 190
  • Children under 3

    Free

First class

  • Adults Andean community

    US$ 340
  • Standard Adult

    US$ 365
  • Students Andean community

    US$ 330
  • Other Students

    US$ 325
  • Andean Community Children 3-8

    US$ 194
  • Other Children 3-8

    US$ 205
  • Children under 3

    Free

More Information

Duration

14 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Return tickets for the panoramic sightseeing train.

Bus to Machu Piccu from Aguascalientes.

English speaking guide to Machu Picchu.

Entry to the Machu Picchu archaeological site.

Not included

Food and Drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can Huayna Picchu be visited during the free time?

    A - No. It's necessary to reserve well ahead of time and in certain time slots, therefore it's not possible to visit in the free time.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

from
US$ 275
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.