Day trip

From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Peru Andes Top

From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Peru Andes Top

From US$ 305 per person

Experience Machu Picchu a local guide on this group tour from Cusco. Discover the mysticism and magic of this world wonder.

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.
Duration 14 - 15 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Wait in the lobby of your hotel or at the agreed meeting point 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Pickups are available from hotels within the historic center of Cusco. Drivers will not wait more than 5 minutes after the scheduled collection time.
Small group available

Experience

Itinerary
14 - 15 hours
  • Cusco

  • Inca (panoramic train)

    • Optional
  • Aguas Calientes

  • Machu Picchu (visit)

  • Aguas Calientes (lunch, free time)

  • Inca (panoramic train)

    • Optional
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the Incan people that once lived in Machu Picchu
  • Take a guided tour with a certified local guide
  • View the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes while traveling by train
  • Snap pictures of your experience at Machu Picchu
Full description

Travel from Cusco to learn about the majestic Inca city: Machu Picchu and the ancient civilization living there. Discover the secrets that are hidden in it. Go back in time as you explore the streets of these ruins located in the Peruvian Andes. 

Begin with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cusco for transfer to the train station. Get on board and enjoy the comforts offered by the train during the journey to Machu Picchu.

Choose from the option of a standard train or a Vistadome train that offers panoramic views. Enjoy the dynamic landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Arrive in Aguas Calientes and take a bus to the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn about the history of this wonderful place.

Depending on the option you select, enjoy a guided visit of Circuit 5. Visit Qolqas, the Agricultural Zone, the waterway, dry pit, Temple of the Sun, Inka House, water sources, set three covers, Pisonay Square, and the archaeological reserve.

Take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and get recommendations for lunch. Board the train back to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station where transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

Includes
  • Transport from your hotel to the train station
  • Round trip train from Ollantaytambo/Poroy to Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Local guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • 24-hour assistance in Spanish and English
  • Guided visit of Circuit 5 (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Please carry a valid passport on the day of your trip
  • Trains are organized according to availability
  • Hotel pickup is available to hotels in the center of Cusco
  • The guided tour of Machu Picchu lasts approximately 2-2.5 hours and there will be free time to enjoy Aguas Calientes before returning to Cuzco
  • Machu Picchu is regulated by the government of Peru, so visitors can only stay in the citadel during the guided tour
  • Please note that in compliance with the rules, you will not be able to re-enter the citadel
  • Due to the new provisions in the purchase of entrances to Machu Picchu, the provider will inform all passengers that in case of canceling their reservation, the percentage corresponding to the entrance ticket cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 200 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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A wonderful excursion, very long, yes, you have to get up early and spend all morning between buses and trains to get to Machu Picchu but it is worth it, it is true that it is one of the wonders of the world, beautiful. I have a very good opinion about the guides and the company, we had the tour on January 4 but it was canceled due to the strikes in the country, they notified us and we had to cancel it although the tour is non-refundable but because of the protests as they were cut off the roads there were no ways to go up, they returned our money, which is what a company would be. We had to take it out for another day before because the protests were just beginning on the 4th, we took it out another day for the 3rd. They fulfilled their promise, they returned the money for the tour on the 4th and on the 3rd they took us without any problem. I am very grateful for Lee, good organization, good guide who explained the entire history of Machu Picchu in Spanish and English. Everything is g

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January 8, 2023

Excellent tour to know the wonder of the world in one day. The day before, a boy named Ángel visited me at my hotel and gave me general instructions and gave me the transportation tickets and the entrance to Machu Picchu. The tour left on time. Ruth the guide at Machu Picchu was excellent. Take into account that circuit #3 is carried out on this tour, I personally liked it a lot and I don't feel that it was missing anything important to see. The train is super cute and they recommended a good restaurant to eat in Aguas Calientes (not included in the tour) it was delicious. In general I recommend it.

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November 24, 2022

The whole experience was great! A guide came to our Airbnb the night before to give us all the tickets we need and explained how the following day was going to go. The means for transportation were all very smooth and worked great. The tour of Machu Picchu was very informative and allowed us to see the most in the amount of time we had. Would absolutely recommend.

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November 22, 2022

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