Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Condor Travel
Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Condor Travel

From US$ 374 per person

Explore Machu Picchu on a full-day guided tour from Cusco. Visit the Temple of the Sun, Room of the Three Windows, and more while admiring the scenic beauty of the surroundings.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Take a scenic train ride through the breathtaking Andean landscape
  • Explore Machu Picchu's intriguing and iconic mountaintop ruins
  • Learn about the Inca‘s history and culture from your expert guide
  • Enjoy the comforts of traveling in a small group with all transports included
Full description
Join a small-group tour and go on an unforgettable guided journey to Machu Picchu. Receive a guided tour of the awe-inspiring citadel from an official guide and benefit from a tour package that includes hotel pickup from Cusco, train tickets, and bus shuttles. After being picked up from your hotel, be driven to Cusco's train station and embark on a 2-hour scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas set against the stunning Andean landscape. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, hop on a small bus and travel past the town of Urubamba and up to the ruins of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Get dropped off at the main entrance to Machu Picchu where you will be met by your expert guide who will lead you around the sacred hilltop site and tell you about the fascinating history and culture of the Incas. Marvel at more than 600 terraces, 160 buildings, thousands of steps, several temples, and 16 fountains built by the Incan Emperor Pachacutec. Gaze up the restored buildings, like the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows, and take in the sweeping scenery of the surrounding valley.   Descend back down to Aguas Calientes where you will enjoy free time to walk around the city and look for a place to have lunch.  At a scheduled time, board the train back to Cusco and be picked up at the train station to be transported back to your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation to Cusco’s train station
  • Economy or premium class roundtrip train tickets to Aguas Calientes (depending on option selected)
  • Roundtrip bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Official Machu Picchu bilingual guide
  • Free time in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum of 2 persons required per booking
  • The entire full-day tour lasts approximately 13 hours. Once on the ruins, the tour with the guide lasts about 2.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Overall a great tour. There was some confusion as we couldn't find our guide at Machu Picchu entrance after we got off the bus from Agua Caliente but he was knowledgeable. My driver Daniel who picked me up from my hotel in Cuzco to the train station was very good and professional. He was also waiting for me at Ollyanyatambo after my return train ride.

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March 28, 2023

Condor Travel was top notch! The planning, always telling us where we were supposed to go next, the tour itself, the history, the food recommendations, everything was amazing1 You should not do this tour on your own. Go through a tour guide, it's so much better and what you learn you would never just come across on your own. Plus with how many different forms of transportation it takes to get to Machu Picchu you will save a lot of stress by going through a tour company. Thank you for everything!

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March 28, 2023

We had a great experience with the Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day tour! The company WhatsApp'ed me the day before with the tickets and all the information. We were picked up near our hotel in Cusco around 6am by a small van that also had another group of 2 people in it. The driver drove the four of us to the Ollantaytambo train station where we took the PeruRail to Aguas Calientes. There a tour guide was waiting for us when we got off the train. There was a little bit of down time before our entry time into Machu Picchu so we explored the town a bit before meeting up with the tour guide again. Once again, it was only 4 of us with the tour guide (me and my partner, and a different group of 2). The tour guide brought us up to Machu Picchu by the bus and gave about a 3 hour tour walking through the ruins. Afterwards, we had some more down time before taking the train back in the evening. A private driver drove my group back to Cusco around 10pm so it was a long day but worth it!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 393393