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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

  • Service type: Private
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Group size: Max: 16
  • Min age: 2+
  • Departure: Contact us
  • Duration: Full day
Overview:

This full day visit is ideal for people who are short on time but still want to visit Machu Picchu and appreciate the beauty and history from the comfort of a train coach. 4 hours train ride approx.  then a bus will take you up to the ruins to start a full-guided tour of the Inca city, then bus ride back to Aguas Calientes to board the train that will take us back to Cusco, with an estimated arrival time around 8.30-9.00pm.

Private Services: These tour are arranged just for you and your party and offer the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the tour. This not only has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying quieter tours, less travelers along the route and a private tour guide!

Detailed Itinerary:

Full Day: Itinerary

Early in the morning we pick you from your selected hotel in Cusco, time depends train departure and private transfer to the Poroy train station to board the train followed by 4 hours train ride, This train takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the Andes. Following the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the high Andes throughout the course of the journey. We also see the Veronica snowcapped mountain on the right side, and the famous Inca Trail trek starting point on the left side. From Pachar the Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m / 6692ft) then a 30 minutes bus will transport you up to 2,400 m / 7874ft into the fantastic, magic, sacred and mysterious place known as Machupicchu to start a full-guided tour of the Inca city between 2-2,5 hours visit this impressive archaeological site and leads you through all the most important areas, miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. Afterward we take the bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes to beon time to board the train back to Ollantaytambo followed by a private transport back to Cusco to your selected hotel.

Please note: In high season the train times may be slightly different due to availability also we recommend this tour ONLY if you are short of time, otherwise we highly recommend the 2 day 1 night train tour option to have more time and enjoy more these places.

What is Included:
  • Accommodation: 6 nights in Lima, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes hotel.
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.
What is not Included:
  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Your original Passport (ISIC student card if your book as student).
  • A small day pack with water to drink
  • Confortable shoes or runners
  • Camera and rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket, basic toiletries
  • Hat for the sun, sun scream, insect repellent for mosquitoes
  • Some extra money for lunch, drinks, snacks and souvenirs

Recommendations:

1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow
yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you
will enjoy the trek.
2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so
we can locate you if needed.