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Activities in Cuzco

Machu Picchu Day Trip

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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 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!

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we'll take a 25 to 30-minute bus journey to the highest point on the mountain, where the Machu Picchu citadel can be found. Your first glimpse of this ancient Inca settlement are sure to stay with you forever.

In Machu Picchu, we'll take a guided tour lasting 2 hours 30 minutes so you can immerse yourself 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 down to the village of Aguas Calientes. Here, you'll have about 5 hours of free time to have lunch and continue admiring the scenery before taking the train back up.

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. You have the option to travel in economy class (Expedition or Voyager train) or first class (Vistadome The 360º train).

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. 

Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

Pick up is between 6 and 6:30 am from hotels in Cusco's historic centre. If you aren't staying in the centre, we'll meet you at 8 am at the cathedral in front of the Plaza de Armas.

Departure stations and duration

Trains to and from Cusco can operate from either Poroy station (30 minutes from Cusco) or Ollantaytambo station (1 hour and 30 minutes from Cusco), depending on availability. During the rainy season (December to March) the Poroy station is closed, so we'll go to Ollantaytambo by bus. We'll send you an email once the booking is confirmed that includes the exact hotel pick up time and the station from which you'll take the train. 

The duration of the transfers will vary depending on the boarding station. The journey between Poroy and Aguas Calientes takes around 4 hours, and the journey between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

14 hours - 18 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off

Return tickets for the panoramic sightseeing train Vistadome/The 360º or Expedition/Voyager

Bus to Machu Piccu from Aguascalientes

English speaking guide to Machu Picchu

Admission ticket to the Machu Picchu archaeological site

Not included

Food and Drink.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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.
From
US$ 255