Day trip

Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

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Activity provider: Willka Travel
Day trip

Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Willka Travel
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Explore Machu Picchu Citadel, a UNESCO world heritage site on a guided tour from Cusco. Learn about Inca civilization and witness the beauty of the valleys on a train journey to Aguas Calientes.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 15 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. 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 8 participants


5 hours
  • Cusco

  • 2 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2.5 hours
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 30 minutes
  • Machu Picchu (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 2.5 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2 hours
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Andes as you travel by train to Aguas Calientes
  • Tour the sacred Machu Picchu complex with a local guide
  • Step back in time as you learn about the history of the world Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a highly personalized tour in a small-group of up to 8 people
Full description

Embark on a full-day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco and experience the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history behind the complex and the Inca people from your guide.

On this 1-day excursion, visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pickup at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. 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. 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.

  • Private hotel pickup at hotels in Cusco's historic center
  • Round-trip transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Personalized small-group tour of up to 8 people for circuit 1 - 2
  • Official English-speaking guide in Machu Picchu (2.5 hours)
  • Train ticket (round-trip between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu - When circuit 1 or 2 are not available, they will be replaced for circuit 3 or 4, according to availability
  • Bus ticket (round-trip between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
  • Drop-off in Cusco
  • Tips
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  •  You must bring a current valid passport on the day of travel.
  •  Please note that trains are scheduled according to availability and the guided tour of Machu Picchu lasts around 2-2.5 hours; there will be plenty of free time to enjoy Aguas Calientes before your return to Cusco.
  • Machu Picchu is regulated by Peru Government; visitors are permitted to stay in the Citadel only during the guided tour. Please be aware that by regulation you may not re-enter the Citadel.
  •  The local partner will provide all tickets required for your entrance in the site and transportation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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I didn’t do my proper research for my travel prior, but they really helped ensure I was able to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. My tour guide also was a champ and helped upgrade my ticket to the 1-2 circuits (best views by the way). My only gripe which isn’t much was that I wasn’t dropped off at my hostel at the end of the day like I thought was included.

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March 23, 2023

I picked this experience because I was able to get picked up in cusco and return to cusco the same day. The host was very communicative and I was easily directed from bus to the Inca rail train, onto another bus, and into Machu Picchu where my guide was waiting for me. They took care of all transport tickets and entry tickets I did not have to lift a finger! My guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and he knew the best photo spots!

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March 23, 2023

Really nice trip. Everything was great organized. Driver took as from the hotel to the train station and wait for us when we have came back. In the Machu Picchu Pueblo, there was a time for breakfast. Our guide gave us many interesting information about the place and helped with taking photos.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 146814