Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

From US$ 281 per person

Discover the iconic Machu Picchu on a small group guided day trip. Enjoy the comforts of a tour package that includes hotel pickup, train tickets, and bus shuttles.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
If you wish to be dropped off at a different location, please notify the local tour operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the activity.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Take a scenic train ride through the breathtaking Andean landscape
  • Explore Machu Picchu's intriguing and iconic mountaintop ruins
  • Learn about the Inca‘s history and culture from your expert guide
  • Enjoy the comforts of traveling in a small group with all transports included
Full description
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 tell you about the fascinating history and culture of the Incas. Marvel at more than 600 terraces, 160 buildings, thousands of steps, several temples, and 16 fountains built by the Incan Emperor Pachacutec. Gaze up the restored buildings, like the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows, and take in the sweeping scenery of the surrounding valley.   Descend back down to Aguas Calientes where you will enjoy free time to walk around the city and look for a place to have lunch.  At a scheduled time, board the train back to Cusco and be picked up at the train station to be transported back to your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation to Cusco’s train station
  • Economy or premium class roundtrip train tickets to Aguas Calientes
  • Roundtrip bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Official Machu Picchu English-speaking guide
  • Audio-enhancing earphones
  • Free time in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart 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 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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum of 2 persons required per booking
  • The entire full-day tour lasts approximately 13 hours. Once on the ruins, the tour with the guide lasts about 2.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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The sight is breathtakingly beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgable and had a very pleasant personality. After the tour, she took us to the Towhall in Aguas Caliente to get our passports stamped. However, afterwards she led us directly inside a "recommended" restaurant, which made it difficult to leave the restaurant. I would appreciate the recommondation, but I consider leading the clients inside and leaving them there a little manipulative. Otherwise it was a great trip, it was very well organized and there were only 3 people in our group.

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December 7, 2021

GetYourGuide was great! I only ranked it 4 stars because our adventure happened to fall on a day when strikes were scheduled to take place in Cusco. We had to leave at 4 am to get out of the city. We were just a little afraid and the person I normally talked to hopped out of the van as soon as we hopped in. Things were just very uncertain, we didn’t really know what to expect. Everything worked out perfectly I just wish they would have sort of talked us through it before leaving. But Machu Picchu was amazing, I was thankful to have GetYourGuide because it was a long journey to get there.

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November 16, 2021

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.

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September 20, 2021

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