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  • Machu Picchu Ruins + Machu Picchu Mountain Official Tickets

    1. Machu Picchu Ruins + Machu Picchu Mountain Official Tickets

    Explore the magical Lost City of the Incas high up in the Andes. This official ticket will allow you to walk among the ruins of Machu Picchu and hike through Machu Picchu Mountain at your own pace.  Be one of the 800 people allowed to enter the Machu Picchu Mountain per day, divided into 2 groups. The first group can access the Mountain from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second group from 09:00 am to 10:00 am.  The ascent time depends on the physical condition of the individual and can range from 2-3 hours. From the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, you will be able to enjoy impressive views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and winding Urubamba River.

    Great tour of the Macchu Pichu complex, one of the wonders of the world. Note that the main mountain and the smaller mountain in the complex (Huayna Picchu) are closed owing to Covid. It is still a superb 2.5- 3 hour tour. If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, you can buy a round-trip bus ticket to get to the site, which is a long walk otherwise.

  • 4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

    2. 4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

    Experience the thrill of adventure, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Inca Trail, and the marvel of Machu Picchu on a 4-day tour from Cusco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Cusco – Santa Maria (Bike and Rafting) Travel by bus to the high mountain pass of Malaga, where you’ll start your descent on a mountain bike to the town Huamanmarca. The bus will take you to the town of Santa Maria, where you’ll have a short break before beginning a rafting adventure on class III and IV rapids. Overnight at a home stay in Santa Maria. Day 2: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Trekking) Begin your trek with an ascent, stopping along the way to learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a rest stop to resupply with water and taste regional tropical fruit. Cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machu Picchu with the city of Vilcabamba...

    Overall, my husband and myself had a fantastic experience. We were lucky to be the only ones at our group, so we had a guide just for us! This made it very personalised, specially made easier the hike, as we could take the photos we wanted and stop when needed, although for my husband, he would say that the guide was walking too fast. All the activities (cycling, rafting and the zip line) were very well organised, felt very safe and we really enjoyed them. Watch out for the mosquitos! We were eaten despite the repellent. The thermal baths are not included but definitely recommended. The places we stayed overnight were very comfy, clean, had hot showers and the food was also good. If you are a big eater, there are also opportunities to buy snacks and water. Our guide Jaime was brilliant, giving us tips, information, always looking after us, making sure that we were fine and that everything was running smoothly. It is a great four day journey to Machu Picchu!

  • From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

    3. From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

    DAY 1: Cusco - Abra Málaga - Huamanmarca - Santa María or Santa Teresa (overnight depending on option chosen) Pickup from your accommodation in Cusco between 6:00 - 6:30 AM. Transfer to the highest point, Abra Malaga, at an altitude of 4316 m, from where you will descend by bike for 3 hours, passing streams and vegetation until you reach Huamanmarca. Then, you will be transferred to the town of Santa María, to have a typical lunch and free time to explore coca and coffee plants with your guide. You can choose to add on a rafting adventure available at an additional cost (Level II, III and IV). If you choose the 3-day option, you will continue the route until you reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which are medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue in a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lo...

  • From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

    4. From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

    You will be picked up from your hotel between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM. Then, travel approximately 2-hours to Mollepata village, located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. After breakfast in Mollepata, continue your journey towards Soraypampa, where you will begin your trek to Humantay Lake. After walking for 1.5-hours, see the wonderful Humantay Lake, considered as a sacred mountain in Incan mythology. For this part of your trek, you can rent a horse to get to the lake. After, return to Mollepata where you will have lunch. Once you have finished lunch, travel back to Poroy. On arrival, your private transportation will be waiting for you to continue to Ollantaytambo, where you will board a train to Aguas Calientes. After the 2-hour train journey, you will stay overnight in a selected hotel. The second day is the most important day, as you will be visiting Machu Picchu. Wake up early t...

  • Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

    5. Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

    Day 1: Arrival to Lima and City Tour Upon your arrival to Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check-in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Day 2 begins with pickup from your hotel between 4:30AM to 5:00AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditiona...

  • From Cusco: City Tour, Maras, and Machu Picchu 3-Day Tour

    6. From Cusco: City Tour, Maras, and Machu Picchu 3-Day Tour

    Day 1: Cusco City Tour   Following a pickup from your hotel between 1:10 PM and 1:25 PM, visit the Cusco Cathedral followed by the the most important temple in the Inca Empire, Qorikancha. Then, board the transport and discover ancient ruins at Saqsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay, enjoying stories and explanations at each point. Return to Cusco around 7:30 PM and make your own way back to your accommodation. Day 2: Maras and Salineras Depart with a pickup from your hotel between 8:25 AM and 8:55 AM and then be on your way to Maras in the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru, famous for its salt mines and marshes. Situated an hour from Cusco, enjoy an explanation of the town before going to a salt marsh where you'll also have views of the snowy and sacred mountains. Return to Cusco around 3 PM when you will be dropped off at or nearby your...

  • Cusco: 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Small Group Trek

    7. Cusco: 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Small Group Trek

    Day 1: Cusco to Wayllabamba After pick-up Cusco, drive for 1.5 hours by bus to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where the trek begins. The walking on the first day is relatively easy. Along the way you will visit the ruined city of Patallacta, and Willkarakay, a military post located above Patallacta. Then enter the lush valley of Wayllabamba, walking along the banks of the Cusichaca River. The trail continues gradually upward through dense Andean forest, to the first campsite in Wayllabamba. Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu You will start early, as the walking is physically intense for those who are not accustomed to high altitudes. Trek through the densely vegetated Andean forest until you arrive at a campsite, where you will take a short rest. Continuing your ascent in the afternoon, the habitat will begin to change. After another rest, with snacks a...

  • From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

    8. From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

    Enjoy Machu Picchu on this amazing 2-hour guided tour and discover why the Lost Citadel of the Incas is considered one of the wonders of the world. Your tour will start in Aguas Calientes, where you will get the next bus to Machu Picchu. Arriving in Machu Picchu with the group, you will meet the expert tour guide who will take you on a journey of this world-famous site. Visit the most important places inside the Lost Citadel of the Incas and learn more about the Inca culture and history. You’ll have the chance to see amazing views and take stunning pictures to keep the best memories from this amazing day. After visiting the most important places and finishing your tour, your tour guide will assist you on how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

  • From Cusco: Short or Classic Inca Trail Tour

    9. From Cusco: Short or Classic Inca Trail Tour

    Hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, considered to be one of the best walks in the world and perfect for visitors to Peru who are in search of a good adventure. Follow the ancient path that was traced by the Incas used to connect different cities and temple of the Inca Empire. Choose from 2 options of the tour depending on how much time you have.  Classic Option (4 Days, 3 Nights) Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning and take a bus to the town of Chilca. Begin your hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After approximately 3 hours of walking arrive at a beautiful Inca building known as Llactapata in the base of the mountains, where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, continue walking towards the first campsite at 3,000 meters, called Wayllabamba. Enjoy dinner at the camp.  Day 2: Wake...

  • From Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day 1-Night Trip

    10. From Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day 1-Night Trip

    Day 1 Be picked up at your accommodation between 1:15 PM - 1:25 PM and take a tour through the city. Visit the cathedral of Cusco, Qorikancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. The tour will end around 7:00 PM in the main square. Walk to your accommodation from the main square. Day 2 Be picked up at your accommodation between 8:15 AM - 8:35 AM and head to the Sacred Valley. Spend the day exploring the valley and visit Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros. Return to Cusco at around 7:30 PM. Day 3 Be picked up at your accommodation between 6:45 AM - 7:10 AM and travel to Hydroelectric. Arrive at Hydroelectric at around 2:00 PM. Relax with a short break for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a 3-hour walk to the hot waters, where your accommodation is. Listen to a short briefing about the itinerary for the next day. Afterward, you can have dinner and relax ...

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What people are saying about Machu Picchu

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 212 reviews

We picked up the train tickets at Ollantaytambo and were able to rescedule the return trip; got a privat guide at Aguas Calientes (we also speak the language.). In the morning we left our travel bag at the Hotel, but there are also lockers at the Park Entrance. The size of back packs does not seem to be stricly enforced. Having all the vouchers before the trip makes the experience so much smoother. The town does a great job of getting the visitors up and down the mountain.

Your guide met us right at the train station. A little confusion because some of our group already had bus tickets up but this tour does not include that, but our tour guide was very helpful and made buying the bus tickets very easy. Very knowledgeable tour guide, and he stopped to let us take lots of pictures! Don’t forget to apply sunscreen even if it is cloudy/rainy and bug repellent is great to have too. Overall great tour!

If you book the tour with mountain you should be fit. Because you run uphill for about 2 hours and overcome about 600 vertical meters (mostly steps). You should take a guide on site but you can also get in without (so no must).

All perfect, I recommend to travelers goes with waterproof (backpack, jacket & hat), trike shoes also waterproof but even tough an extra sandals and s-shirt would be ok.

Exciting and impressive ascent to the Machu Picchu mountain with an incredibly beautiful view. We recommend.