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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

Cusco, Perú


Enjoy the magic of Machu picchu full day tour in just a day, its for travelers who have limited time in Cusco, along the journey you will see the amazing views to the Sacred Valley mountains, Urubamba river, Aguas Calientes town and finally  Machu Picchu which  is located at 2400m, its beauty and historical significance. Given the rich cultural heritage of Machu Picchu and the stunning landscapes that surround it, Immerse yourself in the mystical charm of Machu Picchu, exploring its distinct sectors: urban, agricultural, and religious.

This Machu picchu full day tour is a fantastic way to experience the beauty and historical significance of Machu Picchu while making the most of your time. It's essential to plan and book your tickets in advance, as entrance to Machu Picchu and any additional permits (such as for hikes) can be limited and often sell out, especially during the peak tourist season. Additionally, ensure that you are adequately acclimatized to the high altitude of Cusco to avoid altitude sickness during your visit.

  • FREQUENCY: This tour is run during the whole year.
  • Type of Srvice: English speaking group with a max of 8 people.
  • Availability: everyday ( check at booking time the Machu picchu permits availability)
  • Difficulty: Easy. It located a lower elevation than Cusco.

Here is our Tour Summary:

  • Travel to Aguas Calientes: we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco by 4am, it will be almost 2h driving to Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes, the town located below Machu Picchu.
  • Meet with your Guide: Once in Aguas Calientes, you might meet with your tour guide who will take you to the Citadel and do the guided tour.
  • Travel to Machu Picchu: Once you are with your guide you will take a bus from Aguas Calientes up to Machu Picchu. The ride offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Entrance: After 30m bus ride you will be at Machu picchu main entry point, you will need to show your original passport and entry fees. welcome to Machu picchu citadel. it will be an Unique day and tour.
  • Guided Tour: Engage in a 2-3 hour guided tour to learn about the history, culture, and architecture of the Inca civilization. your guide will take you to the walking guided tour exploring the most popular sites in the citadel, you will have plenty time to enjoy the views, take pictures & videos , and deep explanation about this New wonder of the world. Top and Experienced guide makes difference in your Machu picchu tour.
  • Return to Aguas Calientes: Once you complete the guided tour you will say good bye Machu Picchu and take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes.
  • Leisure and Meal: Enjoy some free time to explore the town, shop for souvenirs, and have a meal, there are many restaurants, maybe the guide will suggest one or you can choose your preference one as well.
  • Return Journey: Begin your journey back to Cusco by taking a train to Ollantaytambo and then a bus to Cusco.
  • Arrive in Cusco: Return to your hotel in Cusco by 8pm and rest after a long, fulfilling day. we will drop you off in your hotel.

What ou need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at begining of jungle).
  • Sun hat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season).
  • Camara.
  • Water.


  • Expeditions round train tickets.
  • Machu picchu entry free.
  • Round trip bus to Machu picchu.
  • Round trip transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
  • An Experience guide for Machu picchu.


  • Meals: breakfast – Lunch – dinner.
  • Gratitudes: its optional but in case you want to do, you will have your driver and guide.
  • Insurance: no mandatory but is advisible.


Day 1 - Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Early Morning Departure: Your day will begin with an early morning pick up from your hotel at 4am, it will be 2h drive to Ollantaytambo train station from where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes town.

Train Ride to Aguas Calientes. The train journey to Aguas Calientes is a scenic ride through the Sacred Valley, offering picturesque views of the Andes Mountains, the Urubamba River, and the lush vegetation of the region.

Arrival in Aguas Calientes: Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, Our tour guide will be waiting for you at train station - waiting area, he will welcome you to the Machu Picchu town,  you'll have a bit of free time to have breakfast, or relax before your visit to Machu Picchu.

Bus Ride to Machu Picchu: You'll take a shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes approximately 30 minutes and includes a series of switchbacks up the mountain.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu: Once at Machu Picchu, your guide will take you to the upper part of the citadel from where you will enjoy and have the best views of Machu picchu, you will have plenty time to enjoy it,  Your guide will provide historical and cultural insights, explaining the significance of the various structures and the history of the Inca civilization. he will do the walking guided tour taking you to the most important sites in the citadel, he will be your fotografer as well taking you to the most popular spot for great pictures. the guided tour last around 2h, once you complete it, you will say good bye.

Return to Aguas Calientes: After your visit to Machu Picchu, you'll take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch and waiti for the return train.

Return to Cusco: In the late afternoon you'll take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver will be waiting for you and take you back to Cusco your hotel,  completing your full-day tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Accomodation: book on your own
  • Tickets. Include
  • Meals: Not Include


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