Guided tour

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

Activity provider: Willka Travel

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 155 per person

Immerse yourself in Inca history a the historic citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy transportation from Aguas Calientes and benefit from the skip-the-line admission to take a tour of the historic site.

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. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, please provide your hotel’s name and address. If you arrive in Aguas Calientes on the same day of the tour, you will need to meet your guide at the Bus Station for Machupicchu. 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 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Avoid lines for your bus and entrance ticket
  • Relax on your quick and easy pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Discover the history of the Lost Citadel from an expert guide
Full description

Explore the historic citadel of Machu Picchu with a skip-the-line ticket and return transfer from Aguas Calientes. Experience panoramic views of the ruins and surrounding mountains before discovering the archaeological site with a guided tour.

After meeting your guide embark on the beautiful 30-minute drive to Machu Picchu. Take a 20-minute walk to the upper part of Machu Picchu, following your guide to the perfect lookout location. 

Spend 2-hour on the legendary site and delve into the history of the Lost Citadel and Machu Picchu. You will get lost in the maze-like stone constructions of the site. 

Soak in the beautiful panoramic views of the ruins and the mountains. You will get lost in the maze-like stone constructions before returning to Aguas Calientes.

Includes
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel morning or afternoon admission ticket
  • Guide
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Your time slot will be confirmed along with the official ticket
  • Pickup and drop-off from private accommodations are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 152 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Wow! Travel now ,and dont wait to go to Matcu Picchu. The Mountain was I expected. Amazing fascinating. Place . We did travel from Cuzco from 4 am and catch the bus to train to ollaytumbo for a 7 am departure . We Arrive at Aqua before noon , and went to Matchu Picchu following meet up with the private guide to take the 8am bus to Mach Picchu and was back by noon at AQUA C . We had lunch, and took the train before 2 pm and arrive at OLLAYtumbo at 4 , and rented a taxi back to Cuzco , which we find it much better than sharing a shuttle , or bus . Something to consider.. -Peru Rail with Bus from Cuzco to OLLay . -Dont need to bus back from OLLay to Cuzco, Consider taking a private taxi for 20 US. Buy a Bus ticket with MP entrance and with a Private guide . Aways rent a newer car with air-con. Its make the travel easier on hot long drive . The tour guide will make your tour easier. be nice to them at all d time , and pls TIP them well. Read Peru guide on how to tip.

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October 31, 2022

I had to go with a group of Spanish speakers because of time restrictions and I asked if I could perhaps pose questions in English in case I did not understand anything. The guide, Juan Carlos, was not only super nice but very competent in his job. His knowledge of the Incas and the site is impressive and his approach to archeology and the way he conveys his presentation to the audience are not only professional but exceptional. I wish I had him for other sites. Willka Travel were also very professional in handling my requests. I paid a visit to their office in Cusco. Surely this was a very important highlight in my journey and the guide made it shine.

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October 27, 2022

I really wanted to lessen my stress and book the bus tickets, entrance ticket, and guide all together. It should’ve been cheaper but it saved some anxiety so I’m not complaining. We loved our tour guide and learned so much. He was funny and great with the camera. I don’t think it’s necessary for the other guide to come to our hotel the night before and walk us to the bus stop as everything is pretty self explanatory, an email would do. I was confused I booked 12-4PM but my final ticket said 2PM and we were there till 5 PM, which was enough time but I’m not sure what the discrepancy was. Tip: You might want to bring Dramamine as the bus ride is very nauseating

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October 21, 2022

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