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Machu Picchu Day Trip
Activities in Cuzco

Machu Picchu Day Trip

  • English English
  • 16 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.

10% Discount for the Andean Community

Citizens of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will enjoy a 10% discount on this Machu Pichu tour. When making the reservations, citizens of these countries should indicate the number of their identity document, or should indicate their passport number should they be from a different country.

Important: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Pick up is between 4:30 and 6 am, depending on the location of the hotel and the availability of the panoramic trains.
  • Both on the outward and return journeys, the trains to Cusco may operate from different stations, depending on availability. We will send you an email once the reservation is confirmed, indicating the exact pick up time and the station the train will depart from.
  • If the train journey begins or ends in Poroy, the bus journey between the station and the hotels will be approximately 45 minutes.
  • If the journey begins or ends in Ollantaytambo, the journey between the hotels and the station will be approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Important

Please take into account that the tour does not include pick up at the following hotels:

  • Whindam
  • Balconcillo Boutique
  • Inkayra
  • San Francisco Cusco
  • Hostal Casa de Mamá
  • Hotel Polo Suites
  • Hotels on calle Tandapata and in the high part of San Blas.

 

If you're staying in any of these hotels, you must head to the meeting point in plaza Regocijoo.

Price

Andean Community Standard
Tourist Class
US$ 285
US$ 315
First Class
US$ 359
US$ 389

Tourist Class

  • Andean Community

    US$ 285
  • Standard

    US$ 315

First Class

  • Andean Community

    US$ 359
  • Standard

    US$ 389

More Information

Duration

16 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

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.

When to book?

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

You can book up to 3 days before (Cuzco local time) if there are still places available.

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.

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US$ 285
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 45 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 88%. If you cancel 31 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel 15 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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