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1. 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...
2. 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 !!!
3. Cusco: 2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tours
The journey starts with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:40am. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the picturesque towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Lunch will be provided in the town of Urubamba (included). After the tour in the sacred valley, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day. Wake up early for a 7:00am transfer from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a two hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. With your expert guide, learn all about the ancient Inca city and visit its various sites, including gardens, shrines, water channels, prisons, and more. After the gu...
4. Machu Picchu: Vistadome Train Round-trip Ticket
Travel to one of the world's most famous archaeological sites on the Vistadome train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, near Machu Pichu. With panoramic windows in each carriage, take in the views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful countryside. Return trips on the Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Enjoy a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through local cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. Free WiFi is also available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.
5. From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Maras & Moray Day Trip
During this Sacred Valley day tour, go to the must-visit sites of Cusco and have a chance to try traditional Incan beer. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco's city center and head to your first stop, Mirador Taray. Take in the spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley to prepare for your day of discovery. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market. See how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region. Visit the archaeological site and see its terraces, Incan cemeteries, and royal buildings. Afterward, move on to Moray to learn about the history of the Incas and wonder at their mysterious circular terraces. Head to the nearby village of Maras and learn about its history as a center for salt production at the Maras Salt Mines. Admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. From here, go to Urubamba and to...
Guide Algredo was awesome. He reinforces his eloquent speeches eith repeats that allowd u to retain all the information he dissipates. He showed us around on a busy day that covers Maras salt mines, Moray ruins, Chincherro ruins, a visit to a authentic Incan handicraft place, and the highlight being the Sacred calley at Ollantaytambo. Alfredo went above and beyond every single time you have questions and concerns. At the end of the tour, Alfredo helped us find the office of the next tour we had scheduled by walking with us around the Plaza de Armas at Cusco because of police blockade. Lunch at Taki wasi was an exotic buffet spread, it was sumptuous. Driver of the van was great, drove safely and never made any rough maneuvers. I highly recommend this tour with Alfredo and his driver Tinto.
6. Machu Picchu: Expedition Train Round-trip Ticket
If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need. Start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel in the perfect way aboard the PeruRail Expedition train, whose train cars are steeped in the designs of Incan culture. Marvel at the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures on a journey unlike any other. Enjoy being waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, stay refreshed with a food and beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top-quality products. Free WiFi available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy (Cusco), Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.
7. From Ollantaytambo: Aguas Calientes Round-Trip Train Ticket
Leave in the morning from Ollantaytambo for a round-trip to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the train ride while checking out the scenery along the way. Upon arrival and you can visit Machu Picchu and discover the Temple of Sun or the Intihuatana stone. You can choose between the following categories: Economy Ticket Your train leaves between 6:10 AM and 8:29 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, operated by Peru Rail Expedition Train or Inca Rail Voyager Train. Superior Ticket Your train leaves between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, operated by Peru Rail Vistadome Train or Inca Rail 360 Train. This option includes panoramic windows and snacks. Luxury Ticket Your train leaves at 11:15 AM and returns at 7:00 PM, operated by Inca Rail First Class Train. This option includes a 3-course gourmet menu prepared with Andean ingredients from the Sacred Valley, an ex...
8. From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
Join a local guide and travel from Cusco to the infamous Machu Picchu on this private day trip. Marvel at a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and visit the most remarkable attractions at the ancient Inca site. After being picked up from your hotel, board the train and sit back and relax as you enjoy a 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. Admire the spectacular views over the mountain and pass by towns like Ollantaytambo. If you opt for the Vistadome Panoramic train, you also get to taste an Andean snack and drink. Next, arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes and set off with your guide on a bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the citadel’s magnificent architecture and attractions like the Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon. Then, you will be given free time to explore the site on your own before taking the bus ba...
9. Cusco Tourist Ticket and Sacred Valley Site Pass
The Cusco Tourist Ticket is a must-have when you visit Cusco and Cusco Region in Sacred Valley. Choose between different circuits for either 1, 2 or 10 days admission to the most important tourist attractions, divided between: Circuit I, 1-Day Pass: Ticket includes entrance in the following archeological sites inside Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara. Ticket valid for usage for 1 day in which you can visit all 4 attractions. Circuit II, 2-Day Pass: Ticket includes entrance in the following archeological sites inside Sacred Valley: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, and Moray. Ticket valid for usage for 2 days in which you can visit all 4 attractions mentioned. Circuit III, 10-Day Pass: Entrance to the 16 most important archaeological sites and museums of Cusco. With this ticket, enjoy ent...
10. From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Buffet Lunch
Relax after pickup on a 1-hour trip to the city of Pisac in the Sacred Valley, making some stops along the way at scenic viewpoints. Take a break in a busy, local market, selling handmade crafts and clothes. Enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and explore nearby archeological sites. Wander the colonial town of Pisac town and purchase unique, handmade souvenirs and gifts. After visiting the market the bus will bring you to the hills above the town of Pisac to visit the famous archaeological sites. Journey through the Sacred Valley and stop for a buffet lunch in the town of Urubamba Continue along the valley to Ollantaytambo, founded by the Inca Ollantay on the banks of the Urubamba River. Visit the Sun Temple, constructed of large blocks that have remained intact for centuries. Heading on from Ollantaytambo the bus will return via Urubamba and then head up and out of the valley to the highla...
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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo
This experience couldn´t have been any better. Cusco and Machu Pichu are open and pretty close to back to normal. You are expected to still wear a mask, but other than that, really enjoyable. Our van to Ollantaytambo arrived right on time and the driver was very friendly and accommodating. We had a member of the group who was struggling with altitude sickness and he stopped a couple of times to let her get some air and make sure that she was good to continue. Get your guide sends all of the train tickets, bus ticket and park entrance tickets to your phone, which made travel super simple and quick. The train ride was beautiful and more than we had imagined. When we got off the train in Machu Pichu town (Aguas Calientes) our guide was waiting for us and pretty much stayed with us the entire day until we got back on the train. He had some good food recommendations for us and helped us every step of the tour. He was knowledgeab and friendly and we would definitely use get your guide again.
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
Very good experience. They picked us up on time. Kathy our guide was very helpful and Machupicchu spectacular !!!
We had such a good time! Everything was well organized and informative
Everything was excellent!!!!! The guide Lindor was amazing!!!!