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Machu Picchu: Private Full-Day Tour with Afternoon Entrance

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12 reviews

Activity provider: Pie Experiences

Machu Picchu: Private Full-Day Tour with Afternoon Entrance

Activity provider: Pie Experiences

From US$ 449 per person

Experience Machu Picchu with a private tour guide, with departures from Cusco or the Sacred Valley. Explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in the afternoon. Avoid the crowds, and take an epic llama selfie without a group of people in the background.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group


  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu in the afternoon, as the morning rush is ending
  • Marvel at the Peruvian scenery on your train ride
  • Learn more about the history of this amazing ancient city
  • Walk amongst the highlights of the citadel in the company of a private guide
Full description
A private car and professional driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. On the 1.5-hour drive you will be mesmerized by the change in scenery. While descending in altitude, you will be surrounded by mountainous terrain and traditional Peruvian agricultural landscapes. The driver will drop you off at the Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes. Marvel at the lush surroundings that make up the area near Machu Picchu. Arriving in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of the famous Inca site, a member of staff will be waiting to lead you to the bus station. After boarding the bus for the short ride up to the sacred citadel, a private guide will meet you to begin your adventure. You will take a journey through the streets of the ancient city with your private guide. After the guided tour, take time to explore the complex at your own pace, snap some photos, and hang out with the resident llamas. When you are ready, you will board the bus once more and make your way back down to Aguas Calientes. After arriving, have lunch or stroll through the markets before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. Once in Ollantaytambo, your private car and driver will transport you back to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo
  • Round-trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel entrance fee
  • Private English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Plastic bottles

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant. This information is required in advance in order to confirm your admission ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bring a current valid passport on the day of travel
  • Please inform your hotel/accommodation address while checking out in order to organize your transfers
  • Please note that all visitors entering Machu Picchu must be accompanied by an official guide
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a sun hat, warm clothing (long sleeved shirt and a sweater), a waterproof jacket or raincoat, lip balm and, repellent
  • It's also recommended that you bring snacks and water with you
  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that don't accept credit cards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Reliable and punctual service

The course of the day trip worked out wonderfully, the guide in Machu Picchu was knowledgeable and friendly! The disadvantage was that we could take a train back to Ollantaytambo until 20.20 clock, although the ruins of Machu Picchu already closed at 17.30 clock. So you had to spend a lot of time in Aguas Calientes and was late back in Cusco. Unfavorable, too, that we only got an e-mail with the tickets shortly before the tour, which then had to be printed out, as we were already traveling at the time.

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October 7, 2019


Everything went very well, everything was very organized and timed, I was afraid because I did everything over the internet, on the way back from Machu Picchu, there was a train delay by an hour and a half, but still, there was a person waiting for us at the station even by the hour. late that was ... super recommend ....

November 6, 2018

Ein unbedingtes Muss auf einer Peru-Reise! Wir haben bereits die Fahrt von Cusco nach Aguas Calientes für Sightseeing im heiligen Tag genutzt. Machu Picchu selbst ist so faszinierend, wie auf den berühmten Bildern. Die Besteigung des gleichnamigen Berges ist zwar anstrengend, aber ein lohnenswertes Erlebnis. Eine sehr schöne private Tour!

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November 27, 2022


Product ID: 181322