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Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour of the Lost City

4.7 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: TreXperience

Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour of the Lost City

Activity provider: TreXperience
Likely to sell out

From US$ 45 per person

Likely to sell out

Spend a beautiful day exploring the legendary "Lost City of the Incas" which is over 500 years old. Surrounded by mountains, and hidden in the dense vegetation of the forest you will learn about the history, engineering, and mysteries of this place.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Aguas Calientes
Private group


  • Explore Machu Picchu with a native Peruvian tour guide
  • Learn about Peruvian history and nature
  • Visit several archeological locations which are 500 years old
  • Listen to stories of the legendary Incas
Full description
Discover why Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world. Explore this ancient city with a local tour guide and learn of all the mysteries that the place has to offer. You will start the tour in Aguas Calientes where you will wait for the next bus to Machu Picchu. When arriving, you will walk for an hour to the upper part of Machu Picchu, with incredible views of the city along the way.  You will be taken on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour after this, and you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before making your way back to the city. Your tour guide will explain to you how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.
  • Private guide service in Machu Picchu
  • Pick up at your hotel or train station
  • 2-3 hours guided tour
  • Round-trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket
  • Meals
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant. This information is required in advance in order to confirm your booking
  • Bring a current valid passport on the day of travel
  • The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu must be purchased in advance since it tends to sell out
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a sun hat, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket or raincoat, lip balm, sunglasses and, repellent
  • It's also recommended that you bring snacks and water with you
  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that don't accept credit cards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Our guide was a very nice guy. He explained in details a lot of things and made magnificent photos and videos for us. He has also helped to visit the areas already closed to the public. The only problem was his level of English: it was very difficult to understand his explanations and he didn't understand our questions.

June 28, 2022

Marcelino was a great guide. He meet us at the machu picchu bus stop and helped us get our bus tickets then took us to machu picchu where he took his time to explain the history of the entire site. He answered all of our questions and took more time with us than allotted. He was very amicable and knowledgeable in addition to being our own private photographer. He was more than willing to take many pictures and recommend the best sites for pictures. He also gave us recommendations for food and information on Inti Raymi which was happening later that week. 100% recommend Marcelino. We had other tour guides for other sites that didn't even compare. And his English is perfect!

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June 24, 2022

Great Experience and Great Tour with Augustin. This was the afternoon tour. I was picked up from the hotel and guided to the bus station. This was fast and efficient. Augustin was already waiting for me. Once we reached Machu Picchu, he chose the best spots to void the crowds. Augustin is very knowledgeable, he knows a lot abut the place, history, customs and he chooses the best spots and he is also a wonderful photographer. I was very lucky to have Augustin with me. if you go to Machu Picchu , private guided tour is the best thing to do. I saw some people choosing wrong routes (they are different for the am and pm tour). Augustin made my day. Thank you!

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May 28, 2022

Product ID: 185312