Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco

Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco

  • Inka Altitude 1 Day
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 260,00 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: Low
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 8,038 FT / 2,450 M
  • Inka Altitude 1 km

If you do not have much time to stay in Cusco, this Tour to Machu Picchu is the best option for you. Explore the magical citadel of Machu Picchu from Cusco; during your journey, enjoy the Urubamba canyon, river, and the snow-capped peaks of Veronica Mountain. 

Arriving in Aguas Calientes, you will visit Machu Picchu with a tour guide and enjoy taking pictures and learning about the history.

Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco
Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco
Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco
Machu Picchu Day trip From Cusco


Expedition train

Expedition train

Take a comfortable train from Ollantaytambo and enjoy the views of the Urubamba river.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu in just one day from Cusco with the comfort of train and bus.

Guided tour

Guided tour

Enjoy a guided tour during your stay in Machu Picchu and explore the most significant areas.

From Cusco: Ollantaytambo, Aguas calientes and Machu Picchu

You will be picked up early morning from your hotel and then transferred to the train station in Ollantaytambo; then, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes and enjoy the train and the landscapes. After, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes, where a representative from the agency will welcome you and escort you to the local bus station to catch the bus that goes up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride to Machu Picchu lasts approximately thirty minutes, and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Upon arrival, you will get into Machu Picchu’s archaeological zone; your tour guide will show you the most important sectors of this incredible Inca city, such as the great Intiwatana, The Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector, among others. The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterward, you will have free time to explore the area on your own.

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, a very popular climb with spectacular views, it’s recommended to book preferably one month beforehand. (There is a daily limit of 200 persons per day allowed to climb, so pre-book if you don’t want to miss out. Cost: $65) The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half. It is worth it for the stunning views from the top! As an alternative to the Huayna Picchu climb, you can visit Machu Picchu mountain, which gives the old Inka townsite its name. This new option lets you see Machu Picchu archeological site from the highest peak. It is less crowded, so you don’t have to book early. Cost: $65)

After finishing your visit to Machu Picchu, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and explore this colorful town that is utterly filled with souvenirs, shops, restaurants, and bars. Finally, according to the time on your tickets, you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and at Ollantaytambo. Then, the transfer will pick you up at the bus to return to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

  • Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Tickets are subject to availability, and schedules may vary)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee for Machupicchu (Tickets are subject to availability, and schedules may vary)
  • Professional Tour Guide in Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Tickets are subject to availability, and schedules may vary)
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Drop-off in Cusco center

Not Included

  • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu or Montaña (if you take this entrance, it will be charged 65 USD to the original price)
  • Breakfast / Lunches /Dinners

Shared service price: $.260.00.

Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 08 – 14 People approx.)

Private service price: $.300.00. (based on two people)

Included all mentioned before

Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service

Departure day is according to passenger request

Price for bigger groups are according to group size

Do you need to book a Private tour? Book here.

What you should bring

  • Original Passport or ID
  • Small backpack
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Rain poncho (or rain jacket)
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses, and a hat
  • Personal Medicine

Important to know before you go

  • The guide service is only for Machu Picchu. For most of the trip you will be rather independent; feel free to contact the agency if there are doubts about the tour before departure.
  • The local partner is not responsible for weather conditions during the tour, so please choose the best day for departure based on research.
  • Entry tickets to Machu Picchu are booked according to availability. It is recommended to inquire about availability before booking.
  • The tour is not refundable, transferable, or rescheduled.

Not appropriate for

  • People afraid of highs
  • People with respiratory  problems
  • People with mobility issues
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