5. Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Ticket, Bus, & Guide Private
See Machu Picchu, a new wonder of the world and iconic Inca citadel, on a private tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide as you discover the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacrificial sites. Capture photos from the best vantage points with a knowledgeable guide, come face-to-face with resident llamas, and soak up spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from your dizzying perch. Itinerary: Taking this private tour means that you will be able to choose a time, between 5:30 am and 3:30 pm, to meet your guide and depart by bus from Aguas Calientes. After a 20-minute drive to the top of Machu Picchu hill, you will enter the archaeological site and begin a 2.5-hour tour of the ancient Inca citadel, characterized by its tiered hills, resident llamas, and mountains that jut out dramatically. Enrich your historical knowledge at archeological highlights such as the Main Temple, the Royal Tomb, and the Sacred Plaza, and capture spectacular photos at vantage points along the way to the Puerta del Sol and the Temple of the Sun. A private guide means you'll be able to ask plenty of questions and customize your itinerary to suit your interests. Plus, your guide will be more than happy to take photos of you and your group during the experience. After a thorough exploration of the most famous archaeological site in South America, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus.