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From Cusco: Machu Picchu Full-Day Guided Tour

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57 reviews

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru & U
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From US$ 296 per person

Explore the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu with a full-day excursion of the once forgotten Incan sanctuary. Investigate its individual sectors and enjoy breathtaking landscapes and fascinating history of this Inca heritage.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
If access to your accommodation is impossible due to narrow streets, the local partner will escort you to the pickup point. If you are staying outside of the pickup areas, you will be provided with the closest possible meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Admire the stunning scenery on the train journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Learn the history of this sacred and ancient city
Full description
Discover one of the New Seven Wonders of the World with a magnificent guided expedition to the forgotten Inca city of Machu Picchu. Catch an early train to Aguas Calientes before venturing onward to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This icon of Inca civilization went unnoticed by the 16th-century Spanish conquistadors and consequently remains significant as Peru's best-preserved site of Inca heritage. Take the opportunity to discover landmark attractions such as the Temple of the Sun and the terraced fields of the agricultural sector. Take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel behind. At the end of the tour the bus will take you back to Aguas Calientes where you can explore the city before boarding your train back to Ollantaytambo. A complimentary transfer will take you back to Cusco in the evening.
Includes
  • Pickup from hotels in Cusco and suburbs (only available between May and December)
  • Round-trip bus transport between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip standard train tickets between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
  • Professional tour guide (English/Spanish)
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel entrance fee
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • 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
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Plastic bottles

Know before you go

  • The standard train category is subject to availability. The tour operator will assign the best possible options, however they cannot guarantee specific times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My experience about the visit to the archeological zone of Machu Picho was great, to the extent that I was thrilled and could not speak. As for Get Your Guide they were always attentive, before and in the activity, explaining the process of the visit in detail, providing help phones that give you security in the enjoyment of the activity.

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January 9, 2020

Hi! The bus trip to the train and the train journey to Machu Picchu (enjoyed the train!) were good but sadly the return journey on both were not. The return train compartment had a constant movement which stopped even tea or coffee being offered and the return journey in the van was very cramped. I believe that there is an option to take the train right back to Cusco? If we had known about this we would definitely have opted for this. Our guide was great, he was very informative and a nice chap. We really enjoyed our experience and have recommended to all (who have listened!) that they need to follow in our footsteps. Thank you!

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November 6, 2019

Fantastic experience

Admittedly, it starts damn early. Long time. you have to get used to arriving in South America. But the train ride through primary forests in narrow gorges at the foot of the Andean giants is unique. And just the beginning of an indescribable day tour up to the Inca city. Our guide Franco explained a lot and would like to have answered more questions, but after two and a half hours we were just "bottled". Franco also showed us the best positions for photos that others apparently left behind. In any case, there were fewer people there. We were able to move freely in the lower part after the end of the tour, as far as the income & path allowed. There is some gastronomy down in the valley in the Pueblo. The only weak point: According to a personal briefing, we were supposed to be picked up between 3.30 a.m. and 3.50 a.m. the previous evening, but the bus did not arrive until 4.15 a.m. We could have slept 30 minutes longer.

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June 30, 2019

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