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1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru

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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu during this full-day trip from Cusco. Enjoy a scenic train ride through Andean valleys before enjoying a guided tour of this iconic Inca archaeological site. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore before returning to Cusco in the evening. Entrance fees, bus transport and train tickets are all included.
  • Experience the wondrous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on this full-day trip from Cusco
  • Take a guided tour of highlights like the solar clock, main plaza and Temple of Three Windows
  • Marvel at Andean valleys, rushing rivers and small villages during a train ride to Aguas Calientes
  • Free time in Aguas Calientes to get lunch, visit the hot springs, or shop for souvenirs
  • Includes all bus and train transport, plus site entrance fees
  • Great way to see Machu Picchu for those short on time
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Hotel pickup - Drop-off in Cusco
Private transportation Cuzco - Ollantaytambo
VISTADOME TRAIN Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (Inbound)
VISTADOME TRAIN Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Outbound)
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
Bus tickets up and down between Aguas Calientes town
Private Transportation Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cusco
Private Tour Guide in Machu Picchu
Meals During the trip, many facilities along
Hiram Bingham Train Deluxe - Upon Request
Extra night in Aguas Calientes town (category 4-star) Upon request
Additional tours in Cusco - Upon request

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel downtown, just let us know 2 day ahead to departure

Departure Time

3:45 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Get picked up in the early morning from your accommodations in Cusco. Transfer from there to Ollantaytambo, where you’ll board a train to Aguas Calientes, considered the gateway to this famous Inca site.

Ride the rails past towering Andean valleys, idyllic villages and the roaring Urubamba river below, eventually arriving in Aguas Calientes. You’ll transfer here to a bus for the short ride up the hill to Machu Picchu.

Spend the next couple of hours on a guided exploration of this ancient “wonder of the world,” discovering key city features including the royal quarters, sacred solar clock, the circular tower, the main plaza, temple of three windows and the cemetery for Inca royalty. You’ll have time after your guided tour to enjoy the site on your own and capture some great photos.

Finish your Machu Picchu visit and head back down to Aguas Calientes by bus. You’ll have time to get lunch in town (own expense), visit the city’s well-known hot springs, or shop at the market before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo and then back to Cusco by bus.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Machu Picchu
Today you will visit Machu Picchu. We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:50am, then drive for two hour to the train stations Ollantaytambo. At 7:05 am you will catch the Vistadome train with large windows for other two hour till Aguas Calientes town, then you will take the tourist buses up to Machu Picchu. 30 minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to the best Lookout point. Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: The Temple of the Sun, The Royal Tomb, The Intiwatana (sun dial rock), Main Plaza, Temple of the 3 Windows, The Artisan Sector, the Condor Temple and many others. After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. You will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. You will catch the Vistadome train at 6:10 pm rides two hours to Ollantaytambo,  then by us for another two hour drive back to Cusco ends 10:30pm.
Duration: 18 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Depending on the season, a waterproof jacket and raincoat are recommended (November to March)
  • Sunscreen and bottled water are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Machupicchu USA

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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 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru ?
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 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru ?
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 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco, Peru .

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  • "Private guides extremely helpful and knowledgeable even though the weather was sometimes not favourable, this is a memory for life." See review

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Private guides extremely helpful and knowledgeable even though the weather was sometimes not favourable, this is a memory for life.
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