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Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Cusco, Peru

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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Marvel at the mystical sights of Machu Picchu thanks to this full-day tour from Cusco. Make the most of your Peru visit as your experience this legendary Inca citadel, enjoying a two-hour guided tour of highlights like the Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, and more. Then spend some free time exploring this amazing complex on your own. Entrance tickets plus all transfers to and from Cusco are included.
  • Enjoy a full-day exploration of Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Includes entrance fees and round-trip transport from Cusco
  • Discover Machu Picchu highlights like the Sacred Sun Dial and Temple of Three Windows
  • Take an included two-hour guided to add extra context to the visit
  • Great way to see this UNESCO World Heritage site for those short on time

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This express day trip grants you easy access to Machu Picchu without having to undergo a 4-day trek.
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Briefing the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details
Transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and vice versa
Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Macchu Picchu
Professional guide
Taxes
Meals
Drinks
Phone calls
Tips
Transfer from trainstation- hotel – trainstation
Entrance to Huayna Picchu

Departure Point

Plaza Kusipata, Cusco 08002, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

3:30 AM

Return Details

Plaza San Francisco, Cusco 08002, Peru
Receive an early morning pickup from your Cusco hotel, after which you’ll be transferred to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where you’ll travel by train to the city of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. From there you’ll proceed on a final bus ride up the hill to this famous UNESCO World Heritage site.

Spend the next two hours discovering this sacred Inca city with the help of a guide, stopping to check out key landmarks including the Circular Tower, Main Plaza, Royal Quarters, Temple of Three Windows, Sacred Sun Dial, and much more. After your guided exploration you’ll enjoy plenty of free time wander around this extraordinary destination on your own, returning by bus in the late afternoon back down to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, you’ll proceed back to Ollantaytambo by train, after which you’ll be transferred back to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas in the late evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Armas
Around 3:30am we will pick you up at your hotel after which we´ll head towards Ollantaytambo to get the train to Aguas Calientes. The departure is at 6:10am. and we will arrive at 9am.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Upon the arrival, we will take the bus up for 30 minutes to Machu Picchu where the guide will lead us for aprox. 2hrs. showing us the most important monuments like the Royal Quarters, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Temple of the Three Windows among others. Later you will have some free time to explore the area on your own and late in the afternoon you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, having in mind that the train back to Ollantaytambo leaves at 9:30pm. Remember to be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure. In Ollantaytambo our private bus will pick you up to take you back to Cusco. Remember to be there at least 30 minutes before departure. The end of our journey is on the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We suggest to bring: strong walking shoes or tennis shoes, sweater and thick jacket, hat or cap, just one bottle of water, a good rain coat, long sleeve shirts, long and short pants, insect repellent, a sunblock with a UV factor of at least 40, toilet paper, lantern, sunglasses, plastic bags, medical or personal items, a lightweight backpack per person, camera and charger, some cash in change
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Condetravel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.

Traveler Tips


  • "Again, not that big a deal but be prepared to wonder some time waiting on train." See review

Reviews

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Stay15686117278
, Dec 2018
We were told that our pick-up would be at 0345 am. It was, but by a local on foot who proceeded to throw her candy wrappers on the street as we followed her on foot for 20 minutes into town in the freezing cold where we got on the first bus. When we arrived at Aguas Calientes our greeter Wilbert informed us that they didn't have any English tour guides, so we had to go with a Spanish guide. Then when we got to the bus we were informed that Wilbert forgot to acquire our bus tickets .So we had to wait an hour for him to come back. Once we arrived at the entrance of Macchu Picchu we were on our own to find a tour guide for which we had to pay for out of our own pockets. He was actually a very good local Peruvian who spoke decent English. He was the best part of the trip .I think his name was Linder but he told us to call him Leader ha .Great guy. Once we got back to the town after the train ride we were supposed to be greeted by a host to drive us by bus back to Cusco (1.5 hours). Well there was no one there for us so we had to get on a different tours bus which proceeded to stop in a small town and pick up random locals and bring them back to Cusco for money. They sat On the floor of the bus. The driver then took a mountainous dirt road home at night swerving around cars and almost crashing many times. We got home at 8 pm. Not fun
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Tour was excellent only thing I...
Humberto F
, Nov 2017
Tour was excellent only thing I would change and not that big a deal is that tour itself takes half day but then are left 4 or 5 hrs to wonder around and see things or shop. I can understand 2 hrs or so but 4 or 5 was just too much. Again, not that big a deal but be prepared to wonder some time waiting on train.
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Long ride to and from Cusco, but it was...
Ramon Herrera
, Jul 2017
Long ride to and from Cusco, but it was an amazing site.
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Overall this was a very nice tour...
kedwards01
, Dec 2016
Overall this was a very nice tour for the price. I was not impressed with the guide for the guided tour but the package itself was a great value and an amazing experience.
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To start I didn't receive...
Sheena T
, Sep 2016
To start I didn't receive confirmation, and the night before I was starting to worry. After wasting 7 on a call to customer service I was told the debrief was at 6pm and I would get all the details. 9pm rolls around and the guy just arrived after I was already in the bed. They said 3:45am pickup. 3:15 the guy shows up and i barely had time to put on clothes before getting left. Long waits for an english guide after arrival, almost an hour. The tour was really good though. You dont need 12 hours at Maccu Piccu though, I had to pay extra for an earlier train ride to leave at 6 because leaving at 10pm after being there since 8am was just silly. Then I had to pay again to get the taxi back to my hotel, otherwise I wouldnt have arrives until 2am. I think they should offer earlier trains no one wanted to wait around until 10pm to leave when Maccu Piccu closes at 5pm.
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The timing of this tour is terrible...
JESSICA TAI D
, Sep 2016
The timing of this tour is terrible! Machu Picchu is advertised to be 4 hours away from Cusco. Accounting for the round trip and a 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, that should be a 10 hour day. The schedule of this tour makes it a 22 hour day! The problem is that they reserve you on the train leaving at 9:50 pm. Machu Picchu closes at 5 pm! If you can walk around Machu Picchu for 4 hours after the tour ends and then hang around Aguas Calientes for another 4 hours, this tour is for you! Don't forget that the train ride back to Ollantaytambo is 2 hours long and then there's another 1.5 hour bus ride to Cusco. We paid extra to get an earlier train back to Ollantaytambo and then paid for a taxi to Cusco. You're much better off booking the whole trip on your own and hiring a guide at the entrance to Machu Picchu than taking this tour take a train from Poroy which saves you the 1.5 hour bus ride to Ollantaytambo.
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The tour was very good with the...
David M
, Jun 2016
The tour was very good with the guide English fluent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Guided tour was approx two hours then you had rest of day to wander which was great. Recommended!
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To change my trip date they charged...
Audrey C
, Jun 2016
To change my trip date they charged me $70 and said they would meet me in 0.5 hour to get the money -- waited for 2.5 hours. My return train was also at 9pm -- who wants to stay at Machu Picchu for 12 hours? I had to swap my ticket to earlier and found my own way back to Cusco in a random taxi.
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This tour group was very...
Samuel P
, Jun 2016
This tour group was very disorganized. We were left alone mutilple times during the trip and even had to find a taxi back to Cusco. Definitely not worth the money.
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excellent trip english speaking...
DHANANJAY P
, Jun 2016
excellent trip english speaking guide Mr Peter was amazing full credit to guide who gave detail information tranfer by Mrs Janet from train station to machu pichu was good
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