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  • From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

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

    Join a small-group tour and go on an unforgettable guided journey to Machu Picchu. Receive a guided tour of the awe-inspiring citadel from an official guide and benefit from a tour package that includes hotel pickup from Cusco, train tickets, and bus shuttles. After being picked up from your hotel, be driven to Cusco's train station and embark on a 2-hour scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas set against the stunning Andean landscape. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, hop on a small bus and travel past the town of Urubamba and up to the ruins of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Get dropped off at the main entrance to Machu Picchu where you will be met by your expert guide who will lead you around the sacred hilltop site and ...

    Muy bien organizado, los horarios son muy puntuales y permiten que uno tenga suficiente tiempo durante los traslados. Muy buena experiencia!

  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

    2. Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

    Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu at your own pace with a standard entrance ticket to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover landmark attractions at your own pace, such as the Temple of the Sun, the terraced fields of the agricultural sector, the Intihuatana stone, and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel behind. This is the best option for those who would like to organize your own transportation and tour guide for the visit.  Very important: 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. Please make sure to carefully read all provided details sent by the local partner and those written in the Know Before You Go section of the tour.

    The tour was perfectly organized. We met our great guide Linder the night before. Linder was very fun and knowledgeable. Thanks so much.

  • Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

    3. Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

    Experience a tour ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, one of the most magical places in the world. Get a guided tour of the archeological site and you choose optional hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Start your journey with a pick up at 4:00 AM from hotels and hostels in the center of Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo to board the train to the city of Machu Picchu. The 2-hour train ride is without a guide. Upon arrival, the guide with the names of each traveler will be waiting. Follow your guide to the bus station to board the bus to the citadel. The trip will last approximately 25 minutes.  Begin a 2-hour guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. There are areas available that are not included in the tour, such as the Inca bridge, and you can alwa...

  • Machu Picchu Ruins + Machu Picchu Mountain Official Tickets

    4. Machu Picchu Ruins + Machu Picchu Mountain Official Tickets

    Explore the magical Lost City of the Incas high up in the Andes. This official ticket will allow you to walk among the ruins of Machu Picchu and hike through Machu Picchu Mountain at your own pace.  Be one of the 800 people allowed to enter the Machu Picchu Mountain per day, divided into 2 groups. The first group can access the Mountain from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second group from 09:00 am to 10:00 am.  The ascent time depends on the physical condition of the individual and can range from 2-3 hours. From the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, you will be able to enjoy impressive views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and winding Urubamba River.

    Great tour of the Macchu Pichu complex, one of the wonders of the world. Note that the main mountain and the smaller mountain in the complex (Huayna Picchu) are closed owing to Covid. It is still a superb 2.5- 3 hour tour. If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, you can buy a round-trip bus ticket to get to the site, which is a long walk otherwise.

  • Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

    5. Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

    On this 1-day excursion you’ll visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pick-up at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum and more. You’ll have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.

    Very good experience. They picked us up on time. Kathy our guide was very helpful and Machupicchu spectacular !!!

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

    6. Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional 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 monume...

    Door to door service. It was a great way to see Machu Picchu. There is a lot of travel but it is well organized. Great guide and drivers.

  • 4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

    7. 4-Day Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Biking and Rafting

    Experience the thrill of adventure, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Inca Trail, and the marvel of Machu Picchu on a 4-day tour from Cusco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Cusco – Santa Maria (Bike and Rafting) Travel by bus to the high mountain pass of Malaga, where you’ll start your descent on a mountain bike to the town Huamanmarca. The bus will take you to the town of Santa Maria, where you’ll have a short break before beginning a rafting adventure on class III and IV rapids. Overnight at a home stay in Santa Maria. Day 2: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Trekking) Begin your trek with an ascent, stopping along the way to learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a rest stop to resupply with water and taste regional tropical fruit. Cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machu Picchu with the city of Vilcabamba...

    Overall, my husband and myself had a fantastic experience. We were lucky to be the only ones at our group, so we had a guide just for us! This made it very personalised, specially made easier the hike, as we could take the photos we wanted and stop when needed, although for my husband, he would say that the guide was walking too fast. All the activities (cycling, rafting and the zip line) were very well organised, felt very safe and we really enjoyed them. Watch out for the mosquitos! We were eaten despite the repellent. The thermal baths are not included but definitely recommended. The places we stayed overnight were very comfy, clean, had hot showers and the food was also good. If you are a big eater, there are also opportunities to buy snacks and water. Our guide Jaime was brilliant, giving us tips, information, always looking after us, making sure that we were fine and that everything was running smoothly. It is a great four day journey to Machu Picchu!

  • From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

    8. From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

    DAY 1: Cusco - Abra Málaga - Huamanmarca - Santa María or Santa Teresa (overnight depending on option chosen) Pickup from your accommodation in Cusco between 6:00 - 6:30 AM. Transfer to the highest point, Abra Malaga, at an altitude of 4316 m, from where you will descend by bike for 3 hours, passing streams and vegetation until you reach Huamanmarca. Then, you will be transferred to the town of Santa María, to have a typical lunch and free time to explore coca and coffee plants with your guide. You can choose to add on a rafting adventure available at an additional cost (Level II, III and IV). If you choose the 3-day option, you will continue the route until you reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which are medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue in a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lo...

  • From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

    9. From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

    You will be picked up from your hotel between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM. Then, travel approximately 2-hours to Mollepata village, located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. After breakfast in Mollepata, continue your journey towards Soraypampa, where you will begin your trek to Humantay Lake. After walking for 1.5-hours, see the wonderful Humantay Lake, considered as a sacred mountain in Incan mythology. For this part of your trek, you can rent a horse to get to the lake. After, return to Mollepata where you will have lunch. Once you have finished lunch, travel back to Poroy. On arrival, your private transportation will be waiting for you to continue to Ollantaytambo, where you will board a train to Aguas Calientes. After the 2-hour train journey, you will stay overnight in a selected hotel. The second day is the most important day, as you will be visiting Machu Picchu. Wake up early t...

  • Cusco: Full-Day Tour of Machu Picchu

    10. Cusco: Full-Day Tour of Machu Picchu

    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.

    Definitely book this package as there are so many steps of getting to Machu Picchu. So easy to just book the full day tour and have the ticketing, guiding in someone else’s hands

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What people are saying about Machu Picchu

Everything was very well organized. Pick-up from the hotel lobby. 1h40 journey by minibus, then 1h30 by train. Then you will arrive in Aguas Calientes where your lovely guide will be waiting for you. You will then go by bus to Machu Pichu. You will take a 2h30 / 3h guided tour of the citadel, or you will be amazed. At the end of the visit, you will descend to the station, where you will have approximately 1 hour of free time. Ideal for a bite to eat or a drink. Then you will board the train for the return trip. The only downside is not being next door on the train. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 8 p.m. A magical day.

Amazing!!! I was left speechless with the beauty of the Wonder of the World! It started with an on time pick up. The trip to the train station was great. The train ride with the panoramic views was perfect. The guides were great from start to finish and Edgar was amazing in explaining the history of this amazing place and setting us up for some great pictures

The trip was excellent, the company was incredible because I decided to travel alone and on the tour I met some nice friends. Simply spectacular. Highly recommended

Door to door service. It was a great way to see Machu Picchu. There is a lot of travel but it is well organized. Great guide and drivers.

Very good experience. They picked us up on time. Kathy our guide was very helpful and Machupicchu spectacular !!!