Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Full-Day Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Peru & U
Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru & U

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

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 1 day
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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.


  • 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

Embark on a trip to ancient Machu Picchu from Cusco and explore one of the world's best-known archaeological sites with your guide. Enjoy a day out in Peru that you won't forget in a hurry.

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.

  • 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

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Important information

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

4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

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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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March 29, 2023

Although we were already prept that it was going to be a long tour of an “all day tour” what fell short to our perception was the fact that all went as plan, or better until the scheduled train back to Cusco, that even spending time in a long lunch-dinner, we still had to wait around for 3 hours! This could have been scheduled to my opinion in better way from the professionals that do this for a living. As I mentioned before the pick up, transportation to Oyantaytamo to take the train, the train as expected, the guide at pick up in Aguascalientes went as planned. But the guide Jan was OUTSTANDING!!! KUDOS for him.!!! But waisting 3+ hours of vacación time is a killer. I think we could have been scheduled in a earlier train

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March 29, 2023

Two days before the trip a friendly stuffmember brought all the tickets (train, bus and entrance to ruins) to our hotel in Cusco. We started the tour in Ollantaytambo after an different tour through the secret valley. An other stuffmember walked with us from hotel to trainstation and leaded us into the train. In Aguas Caliente another person picked us up at the trainstation and leaded us to the hotel. We felt in good hands very much. After one night sleep we were picked up early and met in the office. From here the bus starts up to the ruins. The tour was around two hours, sadly with some rain. Our guide spoke English pretty fast, but not so loud. It was not so easy to follow up for us. After the tour we hiked alone on top of Wayna Picchu. The day was great, even with the rain! The Organisation was very flexible matching our plans, thank you!

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 28660