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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

1. From Cusco: Full-Day Group Tour of Machu Picchu

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.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac and Ollantaytambo

2. From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac and Ollantaytambo

The first stop on this full-day tour from Cusco is the Mirador of Taray for spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market.. Visit the archaeological site and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. Continue to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant. Head to Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to Machu Picchu, and to protect the Incas from possible invasions. Visit the picturesque village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco, and see the remains of the royal estate of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. See also how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region.

Machu Picchu: Entry Ticket

3. Machu Picchu: Entry Ticket

Book your entry ticket to Machu Picchu with a convenient service that sends your ticket via email. Choose which circuit you want to follow upon your arrival at the site. Circuit 1 (Llaqta de Machupicchu): Hike to the upper and lower parts of the archaeological site, terraces, and agricultural. If you plan to explore Machu Picchu extensively, Circuit 1 is ideal. Circuit 2 (Llaqta de Machupicchu and Inca Bridge): Make your way to the upper and lower parts of the archaeological site with routes to Inti Punku and Inca Bridge. Circuit 3 (Machupicchu Mountain): Visit the lower part of the archaeological site, including the agricultural zone, the Temple of the Sun, and the House of the Inca. Circuit 4, Option 1 (Waynapicchu Mountain): Explore the lower part of the archaeological site, including the agricultural zone, the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, Sacred Rock, and water mirrors, and hike Waynapicchu Mountain. Circuit 4, Option 2 (Huchuypicchu Mountain): Explore the lower part of the archaeological site, including the agricultural zone, the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, Sacred Rock, and water mirrors, and hike Huchuypicchu Mountain.

Machu Picchu: Standard Admission Ticket

4. Machu Picchu: Standard Admission Ticket

Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu at your own pace with a standard entrance ticket to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reserve your entrance ticket to enter the site. You can independently organize transportation and tour guide for the visit.  Discover landmark attractions at your own pace, such as the Temple of the Sun, the terraced fields of the agricultural sector, and the Intihuatana stone, and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel behind.  For entering the Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu, it is mandatory that you are accompanied by an accredited guide. You are able to hire the tour guide directly at the entrance of the ruins.

Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

5. Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

Discover the magic of the Andes and Machu Picchu on a full-day trip from Cusco. Marvel at mountain views on a train to Aguas Calientes. Hop on a comfortable bus to Machu Picchu and begin a guided tour. Upgrade your experience with the option to include an authentic Peruvian lunch. Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes. The train has ample seats with large windows allowing for grand views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.  Board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat. Within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. Take a guided tour of the site which explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. After the tour, be returned to Aguas Calientes where you can take some free time to explore the city, or enjoy an optional lunch.  After some time in the town, return to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to the Ollantaytambo Station, from there you will be taken back to your hotel.

From Aguas Calientes: Round-Trip Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu

6. From Aguas Calientes: Round-Trip Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu

Benefit from the convenience of pre-booked round-trip transfers from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu. Soak in the peace and quiet whilst riding an air-conditioned bus and checking out the scenery along the way. Your professional driver will make sure your transfers are safe and relaxed. Avoid the crowds and enjoy a flexible schedule and reasonable prices.  

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu: Entrance Ticket

7. Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu: Entrance Ticket

Discover the landmarks of Machu Picchu Lost Citadel and be one of the 400 people allowed to climb Huayna Picchu per day. Explore the lost Inca citadel at your own pace, discover ancient buildings such as the temple of the sun, the water mirrors, and the terraced fields of the agricultural sector, and climb the famous Huayna Picchu mountain. Take in the stunning views at Huayna Picchu, and be amazed as you see this infamous, historical city in real life.

Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day Inca Trail Trek & Panoramic Train

8. Cusco: Machu Picchu 4-Day Inca Trail Trek & Panoramic Train

Tackle the unforgettable Inca Trail and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hike to Machu Picchu. Departing from Cusco, discover one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day trip and explore a cloud forest. Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Ayapata Depart from your Cusco hotel early in the morning, drive to Km 82, the starting point, and begin the Inca Trail hike visiting Llactapata, Tarayoc, and arrive after 6 hours to the first campsite in Ayapata, located 3300 (10826 feet) meters above sea level. Day 2: Ayapata - Dead Women´s Pass - Chaquicocha In the morning, make your way to the highest point of the Inca Trail, passing two mountains for a total of 10 hours of hiking. Traverse Dead Woman’s Pass is the highest point of the Inca Trail at 4215 meters (13829 feet). Then, cross the Runqurakay Pass, with 4000 meters (13123 feet), to Chaquicocha campsite. Day 3: Campsite - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna After a good night's rest at Chaquicocha, take on the 6-hour trek, visiting Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, and finally, the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna at 2600 meters (8530 feet). Pass through a number of ecological zones, home to a diversity of flora and fauna. Spot orchids, bromeliads, hummingbirds, foxes, and deer. Day 4: Sun Gate - Machu Picchu Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, and enjoy a unique view of Machu Picchu. After exploring Machu Picchu, board the Panoramic Vistadome train back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

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

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

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.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

10. From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

During this Sacred Valley day tour, go to the must-visit sites of Cusco and have a chance to try traditional Incan beer. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco's city center and head to your first stop, Mirador Taray.  Take in the spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley to prepare for your day of discovery.  Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market. See how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region. Visit the archaeological site and see its terraces, Incan cemeteries, and royal buildings.  Afterward, move on to Moray to learn about the history of the Incas and wonder at their mysterious circular terraces. Head to the nearby village of Maras and learn about its history as a center for salt production at the Maras Salt Mines. Admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. From here, go to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Continue with a drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo to visit the ruins. Marvel at the remarkable Incan architecture built during the Incan Empire's heyday. In addition to the ruins, see an amazing rock formation that represents the Incan god of Wiracocha. After your time at the ruins, choose to return to Cusco with your guide or to stay in Ollantaytambo so you can continue your personal travels to Machu Picchu.

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We really enjoyed our experience with Ricardo in Peru. He was very knowledgeable and always in a good mood. We chose the 3-days option with rafting and zip line. Both were really cool. Our stay in Bella Victoria Lodge was also a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The food was amazing. We will talk about these three days for a very long time. Highly recommended!

We had a great time with Lucas while doing the Dois Irmaos hike which was a true gem - views were absolutely incredible. He was very responsive, and knowledgeable, would highly recommend!

Everything, the train, the guide’s knowledge and we were so lucky with the weather!

Wonderful, very friendly and informative guide, must do it, amazing 🤩

The travel agency was super responsive and really helped me out