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Full-Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Product ID: 146814
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Machu Picchu, at 2,360 meters above sea level, is one of the world's most-visited sites. Marvel at the beauty and mystery of this UNESCO listing.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

At your Cusco hotel
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
On this 1-day excursion you’ll visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pick-up at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu.

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. You’ll 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Drop off in Cusco
  • Round trip transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Official English-speaking guide in Machu Picchu (2.5 hours)
  • Train ticket (round-trip between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket (round-trip between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
  • Bus to Cusco
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Meals

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Please bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Please be sure to bring:
Original passport or identity card
Small bag for accessories (maximum 6 kg)
Daypack for personal items
Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
Extra money for souvenirs and handicrafts
Camera and charger
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Water
Sunglasses
Scarf or hat to protect against the intense sun
Warm jacket for the evening
Personal medication (as required)