Machu Picchu Tour full day
- Duration: Full day
- Code: CT1701
Description Machu Picchu tour
This tour gives you the opportunity to appreciate Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, in just one day of travel.
The tour starts from the city of Cusco to Aguas Calientes by train, then visit the Inca Citadel, also the city of Aguas Calientes and in the evening we will return to your hotel in Cusco.
This tour is available every day of the year, but you must book in advance because the tickets for entrance to machu picchu and train tickets are sold out quickly.
Machu Picchu is the last Inca city and the most known of Peru. This city doesn't mentioned in any Spaniard chronicle, by the way, the information about this mythic city leaves in the air many hypothesis of the archaeologists that study this complex.
The villagers of the area, knew the existence of Machu Picchu, since immemorial times. But the citadel is unveiled by a child of eleven years, who led the American Hiram Hingham to Machu Picchu on July 24, 1911. Important date into our history, because the world was conscious of the most important Inca complex.
Within the brief reviews of Bingham and period photos, we can appreciate a Machu Picchu tour cover with full vegetation and stock the time. As a result the discoverer and his team returned in 1912 and 1915, to make a general cleaning Machu Picchu.
Over the years, have been made exploration, excavation and study the complex to determine its operation and despite all, Machu Picchu tours still continues to provoke questions about their correct activity, which demand interest for any visitor.
Morning, at 04:40 hrs, we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and start the bus trip to the train station in Ollantaytambo. We recommend not to carry a lot of luggage to Machu Picchu, just a small backpack. We arrive around 06:20 hrs and then we board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes. This whole trip takes about 4 hours.
During the trip the tourist will be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes like the traditional villages that are at the foot of the Andes, as well as the beautiful Urubamba River that crosses the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
You will arrive to Aguas Calientes around 08:30 hrs. There we will take the bus up (25 min) that will take us on a zigzag road to one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. At 9:00 a.m. begins the guided tour of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, which lasts approximately 2 hours. Here, we will visit the most important places of the Sanctuary, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Cemeteries and more. In afternoon from 11:00 hrs you will have free time to continue exploring, take your best photos and enjoy this wonder.
At the convenient time we will take the return bus to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch with peace of mind. If you have some time left, you can visit the thermal baths, walk around the village, the craft market, visit sungate, etc. At 7:00 hrs we will take the train that will take us back to the train station of Ollantaytambo. This trip takes about two hours. At 21:40 hrs we will take the bus that will take us back to the city of Cusco. We will arrive approximately at 10:30 p.m.
- Min 02 - Max 15
- Aguas Calientes
- Machu Picchu
- Pick up from Hotel and Bus to Ollantaytambo
- Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Return bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Roundtrip train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Professional bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
What recommended to bring
- Water bottle
- Sunblock, sunglasses
We also offer personalized machu picchu tour in private groups. If you are interested in taking a private tour with us, please clarify in form.
Price are per person and in USD (United States Dollar).