5. From Cusco: Full Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu
Spend a whole day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip from Cusco. Discover this famous mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The relaxed, non-strenuous pace of the journey is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, with three different train travel options available. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transportation, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu, and the entrance fee to the site. Choose among three train options for the best experience, train with panoramic windows, train with panoramic windows plus balcony and normal train.
After having breakfast at your hotel in Cusco, we will drive you on our private transport to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo, this is where you will board the selected train that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a fantastic that goes from the Andes to the edge of the jungle in Aguas Calientes, this beautiful train trip lasts 1h 45min. Upon arrival in this small town, our guide will be waiting to assist you and take the bus that will run up to the door of the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the trip takes 30 minutes.
We will arrive at the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, open wide your arms and feel the magic of this ancient place, enjoy the impressive view from the Inca citadel, walk with your guide through the main altars, streets. Take the classic photo from the highest part, surely it is a moment that you have been looking forward to, learn more about the history and architecture of this wonderful place.
After the guided tour you can enjoy Machu Picchu on your own, you can take photos and explore the place freely. In the afternoon you will have time to have lunch and explore the town of Aguas Calientes, which has many restaurants and craft shops. At the indicated time according to your choice we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait for you with an ad and your name written, he will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.