Machu Picchu Day Tours & Tickets

Machu Picchu Full Day Tours

Cusco Machu Picchu

Duration: Full Day

Max Size: Min 2

Physical rating: Easy

Overview

Experience a Machu Picchu full day tour with the Bistadone Train with stunning scenery on a 1.5-hour train journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Explore the Peruvian countryside, ancient Quechua towns, and sub-tropical jungle. Enjoy a private tour of the Inca ruins with an experienced guide and onboard cultural displays. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.

Summary

  • Type of Tourism: Cultural, Historical, Hiking and great natural scenes.
  • Lodging: Hotel lodging not included.
  • Duration: One Day, day trips from Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Type of Service: Private service – All-inclusive with local tour guide and entrance fee paid. We do not offer small group service options.
  • Time of year: We recommend coming April through December. This is the best season. (Note: January, February, and March are the rainy season months).

For 2024– 2025 it is recommended that you book your ticket Machu Picchu full day tour as early as possible, especially if you are travelling during the peak season or if you wish to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain after the guided tour.

Itinerary

Note: Most of our Machu Picchu by train 1-day trips leave Cusco at 3:00 am in the morning. But if you want to leave on a later schedule, we can arrange it too.

We will pick you up at 4:30 am, then drive for an hour and a half to the village of Ollantaytambo, which is located in the Sacred Valley, where we’ll take our train to Aguas Calientes. With unparalleled landscape throughout the journey, the train journey itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Following the Urubamba River downstream of the Sacred Valley You’ll get to Aguas Calientes at 6:40 a.m., then take the bus up to Machu Picchu for about 30 minutes. Once you pass the Mapi checkpoint, your guide will take you to the guardhouse, where you will take a postcard shot of Machu Picchu. Then you will have a 2-hour Machu Picchu guided tour, during which you’ll learn about the Inca civilization and visit all the highlights of Machu Picchu. You will visit the Sun Temple, the Temple of Three Windows, the Inca House, Main Plaza, Wayrana, Sacred Rock, etc.

After visiting the citadel, you’ll catch the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch, then board the train at 2:55 pm back to Ollantaytambo, then go on by private van to Cusco. We will drop you off at 7:00 p.m. at your hotel.

Included/Excluded

Included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu.
  • The hotel picks up and drops off.
  • Round-trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Private van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Private van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Machu Picchu Ticket
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Excluded

  • Meals which are not indicated on the tour itinerary.
  • Extra purchases that the client makes during their journey.
  • Tips for our team after the tour (Tips).

WHAT TO BRING TO MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN

  • Original passport (you will not be let into Machu Picchu if you do not have your passport).
  • valid Student Card (if you booked as a student).
  • Backpack/Day Pack (the smaller, the better)
  • Nice shirt and pants for Machu Picchu. Remember, you will always treasure these photos. Wear something you love.
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen.
  • Refillable water bottle.
  • Rain jacket or poncho.
  • Some money for a passport stamp (S/1), the toilet (S/2), and for souvenirs you want to buy or for lunch at the restaurant (expensive).
  • A camera.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal medications.
  • Small first aid
$ 320.00

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WHY BOOK WITH US?

EXPERT GUIDES

Our local bilingual tour guides are fully trained and experienced in many different hikes to Machu Picchu. They are among the best in the industry!

SMALL GROUPS & BIG ADVENTURES

Travelling with us will always feel like being with friends - we ensure our passengers leave with lifelong unforgettable memories of exciting experiences!

OUR EXPERIENCE

With over fifteen years experience in a range of tours to Machu Picchu, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition that’s right for you.

FANTASTIC MEALS

We cater for all diets (eg. Vegetarian, gluten free etc.) and provide nutritious and balanced food on the trail that leaves you satisfied and ready to hike.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

We use top quality equipment from well known brands that specialize in hiking and mountain expeditions for your comfort to facilitate enjoyable hiking and good sleep.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

We are a sustainable tour operator that protects our land and environment to preserve it for future generations. In addition, we work with the local communities on various social projects.