Day trip

From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

Activity provider:Peru Andes Top
Day trip

From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

Activity provider:Peru Andes Top

From US$ 325 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


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    Panoramic train ride


  • Aguas Calientes

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    Machu Picchu


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    Aguas Calientes

    Lunch, Free time


    Panoramic train ride


  • Arrive back at:


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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • 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.

  • 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

4.8 /5

based on 241 reviews

Review summary

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The tour itself was flawless. A person came over to my place the previous evening to hand over the tickets and explain how the next day would go. The pick up was on time. Machu Picchu was just awesome, nothing really to say that has already not been said. Its a must visit place. Pack in layers as the day will start cold, but Machu Picchu is almost always very warm. My only gripe with this tour was how the description on GYG did not match my experience. On GYG platform they are selling an upgraded option (approx extra 35 EUR) for the Circuit 5 trail. There is no extra Circuit 5 trail done. The general trail covers pretty much everything. I complained about it to GYG and they reimbursed half of the amount.

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May 31, 2023

Great day trip to Machu Picchu, only thing was that the entry time on our ticket was one hour later than everyone else on the tour so we had to wait for the next bus. Met up with them once inside Machu Picchu but felt a bit rushed at the beginning! Otherwise fantastic experience.

May 25, 2023

A perfect way to explore Machu Picchu! The transportation and organisation was pretty much seamless. We were met by a member of the company or an associate at every checkpoint, making It really easy to get to Machu Picchu. It was great to have been met by a guide the day before to receive the tickets. Only issues were the fact we didn’t get bus tickets printed and someone had to send them to us via WhatsApp at the bus. We also selected the 4am start and received the 6am start without explanation. The tour guide was a little eccentric and kept saying we could stay to take pictures but he would go ahead. Eventually towards the end we got stuck behind another group and he went ahead without us and left Machu Picchu without waiting for us. We then had to assume the next steps of our trip back to Cusco. Overall though it was an exceptional trip and I highly recommend this company for value for money and ease of organisation.

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April 22, 2023

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