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

4.6 / 5

67 reviews

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

From US$ 155 per person

Book your transit, admission, and guide for the most important site in Peru: Machu Picchu. Avoid crazy crowds and long lines: simply rest and prepare for the trip ahead. Enjoy pickup in Aguas Calientes. Meet your guide upon entering Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, please provide your hotel’s name and address. If you arrive in Aguas Calientes on the same day of the tour, you will need to meet your guide at the Bus Station for Machupicchu. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Avoid lines for your bus and entrance ticket
  • Relax on your quick and easy pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Discover the history of the Lost Citadel from an expert guide
Full description
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.
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel morning or afternoon admission ticket
  • 2-hour guided small group tour in Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Your time slot will be confirmed along with the official ticket
  • Pickup and drop-off from private accommodations are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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The tour was excellent! Unfortunately we forgot our guides name but he was engaging, informative, funny, friendly and knew all the perfect areas for photos. He spoke great English & was very knowledgeable on the history of Machu Picchu. We were very impressed! FYI, you will not receive travel information and tickets until days prior to the trip but when you do they are on top of communications.

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October 15, 2021

Our guide Roni (I think that’s how it’s spelled) was more than phenomenal. He knew all his history about Machu Picchu and he also took some amazing photos of us. I highly recommend him!!! I can’t thank him enough for the time he spent with us and all the knowledge he gave us plus those pictures that he took of us I’m surprised he is not a professional photographer. Thank you so much for the amazing experience. It was more than what we expected! Adylene Figueroa

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October 15, 2021

Joel was very kind, helpful, accommodating & professional. I couldn't have asked for a better guide for one of the most spectacular & long awaited experiences to fufill a lifetime dream. I will remember this great experience for the rest of my life. I learned so much from Joel. With much gratitude, Angela Ducommun.

October 12, 2021

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