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Activities in Cuzco

Machu Picchu Day Trip

204 reviews | 2,160 travellers
The organization was very good for all the points that are required to get to Machu Picchu. In the place, the explanation of the guide was complete, and the experience of being surrounded by that landscape is wonderful. However, I think that doing it in a single day was burdensome due to the time required for the transfer, perhaps it is better for a 2-day excursion.
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Free cancellation up to 3 days before
US$ 255
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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!

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.
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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.

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.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves 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.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

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

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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14 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.


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?

You can book up to 2 days before (Cuzco local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


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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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.

US$ 255

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.