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  • Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

    1. Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

    Meet your driver at your hotel or the train statin in Aguas Calientes. Embark on the beautiful 30-minute drive to Machu Picchu, where you’ll show your passport and pass through security. Walk 20 minutes to the upper part of Machu Picchu, following your guide to the perfect lookout location. Your guide will lead you through the legendary site on a 2-hour tour, on which you'll delve into the history of the Lost Citadel and Machu Picchu. Relish in panoramic vistas of the ruins and the surrounding mountains. Get lost in the maze-like stone constructions. Return to Aguas Calientes.

    Face shield and mask mandatory on bus ride. Forget sunblock, expect rain, wear a hat and rain poncho.

  • From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

    2. From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

    Join a small-group tour and go on an unforgettable guided journey to Machu Picchu. Receive a guided tour of the awe-inspiring citadel from an official guide and benefit from a tour package that includes hotel pickup from Cusco, train tickets, and bus shuttles. After being picked up from your hotel, be driven to Cusco's train station and embark on a 2-hour scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas set against the stunning Andean landscape. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, hop on a small bus and travel past the town of Urubamba and up to the ruins of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Get dropped off at the main entrance to Machu Picchu where you will be met by your expert guide who will lead you around the sacred hilltop site and ...

    Muy bien organizado, los horarios son muy puntuales y permiten que uno tenga suficiente tiempo durante los traslados. Muy buena experiencia!

  • Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

    3. Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

    Experience a tour ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, one of the most magical places in the world. Get a guided tour of the archeological site and you choose optional hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Start your journey with a pick up at 4:00 AM from hotels and hostels in the center of Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo to board the train to the city of Machu Picchu. The 2-hour train ride is without a guide. Upon arrival, the guide with the names of each traveler will be waiting. Follow your guide to the bus station to board the bus to the citadel. The trip will last approximately 25 minutes.  Begin a 2-hour guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. There are areas available that are not included in the tour, such as the Inca bridge, and you can alwa...

  • Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

    4. Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

    On this 1-day excursion you’ll visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pick-up at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum and more. You’ll have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.

    Very good experience. They picked us up on time. Kathy our guide was very helpful and Machupicchu spectacular !!!

  • From Cusco: Luxury Machu Picchu Tour in First-Class Train

    5. From Cusco: Luxury Machu Picchu Tour in First-Class Train

    Step into a world of luxury on this first-class train to Machu Picchu. Admire stunning views of the Cusco countryside while enjoying gourmet food and live music on board. Start your day with a private transfer to the station and be welcomed aboard the first-class train to Machu Picchu. Step into the observatory, lounge, or balcony to admire sweeping views of the Andes and Urubamba river. After 4-hours of travel from Cusco, arrive in Aguas Calientes and drive for 30 minutes to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, meet your private guide and begin the afternoon tour of the citadel. See the most spectacular archeological sites in Machu Picchu. Explore the fortress, temples, plazas, and palaces while your guide explains the fascinating history of the Incas’ lost city. After, enjoy free time to wander the city at your own pace and capture stunning photos. Depart for Cusco in the lat...

  • Machu Picchu: Round-Trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes

    6. Machu Picchu: Round-Trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes

    Enjoy the peace and quiet whilst riding the bus and checking out the scenery along the way. The buses are comfortable and equipped with air-conditioning.  Your professional driver will make sure your transfers are safe and relaxed. Benefit from a flexible schedule and reasonable prices, and enjoy a wonderful trip.  

    Bus pick up was a couple of blocks from hotel so it was very easy to catch the bus. Tickets were sent via email for printing and communication/instructions were very clear.

  • From Cusco: 2-Day Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

    7. From Cusco: 2-Day Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

    Enjoy morning pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Cusco and be transferred to the train station in the town of Ollantaytambo. Enjoy breathtaking views of the natural landscape as you travel by train to Aguas Calientes. Arrive at Aguas Calientes, stop by at your accommodation, and explore the small town in the afternoon. Learn about your trip to Machu Picchu during a meeting with your guide in the evening. Rest for the night and get ready for your morning bus trip up in to the mountains. Discover the ancient site of Machu Picchu with a 2-hour tour, led by your expert, local guide. View the gardens, shrines, and water channels of the lost civilization and make the most of your own free time as you have the chance to wander round the ruins on your own. Indulge with some lunch before returning to Cusco. 

    We would recommend this tour to especially older folks because nothing was left to chance. We had all our entry tickets given to us at the beginning of our tour and all drivers and guides very kind and super knowledgeable on the way. Excellent service and we enjoyed our group of two and the convenience. Many thanks!

  • Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

    8. Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

    Discover why Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world. Explore this ancient city with a local tour guide and learn of all the mysteries that the place has to offer. You will start the tour in Aguas Calientes where you will wait for the next bus to Machu Picchu. When arriving, you will walk for an hour to the upper part of Machu Picchu, with incredible views of the city along the way.  You will be taken on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour after this, and you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before making your way back to the city. Your tour guide will explain to you how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

    Machu Picchu is the lost city of Incas. There is lot of buildings and background of the place that need to be discovered. My guide was a great guy , he helped me navigate the places , took my pictures and directed me back to Huyana Picchu. He lacked a bit of English knowledge it made it a bit difficult for him to explain the background. He did his best with whatever his capability was

  • Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Short Version

    9. Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Short Version

    Day 1: Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo Start your adventure bright and early and meet your guide at your accomodation at 4:00 AM. After a short drive to Ollantaytambo, you will set off on a 1.5-hour train ride to Chachabamba, taking in the scenery of the Urubamba river along the way. From the checkpoint at Chachabamba you will start your trekking experience. Visit the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñay Huayna and take in the variety of flora and fauna. Enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, and from here you can take in one of the most spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. Arrive in Machu Picchu late in the afternoon and have the unique opportunity to see the city almost empty. After a short bus ride to your hotel you can enjoy a relaxed end to the day with dinner and a comfortable sleep.   Day 2: Machu Picchu to Cusco After anoth...

    Amazing experience from end-to-end. The first day was all about hiking the Inca trail with magnificent views and historic ruins along the route. After 7 hours of hiking we step into the Machi Picchu through the Sun Gate which is the very first gateway to the city. This is a very special entry which huge crowds can not make. The second day is more relaxing in the town below and Machi Picchu. The tour was very well organized, our guide was very knowledgable and a good english speaker.

  • Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

    10. Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes. The train has ample seats with large windows allowing for grand views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.  Board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat. Within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. Take a guided tour of the site which explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monume...

    Door to door service. It was a great way to see Machu Picchu. There is a lot of travel but it is well organized. Great guide and drivers.

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4.6 / 5

based on 627 reviews

Everything was very well organized. Pick-up from the hotel lobby. 1h40 journey by minibus, then 1h30 by train. Then you will arrive in Aguas Calientes where your lovely guide will be waiting for you. You will then go by bus to Machu Pichu. You will take a 2h30 / 3h guided tour of the citadel, or you will be amazed. At the end of the visit, you will descend to the station, where you will have approximately 1 hour of free time. Ideal for a bite to eat or a drink. Then you will board the train for the return trip. The only downside is not being next door on the train. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 8 p.m. A magical day.

The trip was excellent, the company was incredible because I decided to travel alone and on the tour I met some nice friends. Simply spectacular. Highly recommended

Door to door service. It was a great way to see Machu Picchu. There is a lot of travel but it is well organized. Great guide and drivers.

Very good experience. They picked us up on time. Kathy our guide was very helpful and Machupicchu spectacular !!!

Face shield and mask mandatory on bus ride. Forget sunblock, expect rain, wear a hat and rain poncho.