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Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

4.4 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Willka Travel

Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 328 per person

Explore Machu Picchu Citadel, a UNESCO world heritage site on a guided tour from Cusco. Learn about Inca civilization and witness the beauty of the valleys on a train journey to Aguas Calientes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 15 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Cusco

  • 2 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2.5 hours
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 30 minutes
  • Machu Picchu (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 2.5 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2 hours
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Andes as you travel by train to Aguas Calientes
  • Tour the sacred Machu Picchu complex with a local guide
  • Step back in time as you learn about the history of the world Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a highly personalized tour in a small-group of up to 8 people
Full description

Embark on a full-day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco and experience the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history behind the complex and the Inca people from your guide.

On this 1-day excursion, visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pickup at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum, and more. Have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer. 

Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.

Includes
  • Drop-off in Cusco
  • Round-trip transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Official English-speaking guide in Machu Picchu (2.5 hours)
  • Train ticket (round-trip between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket (round-trip between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
  • Bus to Cusco
  • Private hotel pickup at hotels in Cusco's historic center
  • Personalized small-group tour of up to 8 people
  • Tips
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket
  • Cash
  • Power bank

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You must bring a current valid passport on the day of travel.
  •  Please note that trains are scheduled according to availability and the guided tour of Machu Picchu lasts around 2-2.5 hours; there will be plenty of free time to enjoy Aguas Calientes before your return to Cusco.
  • Machu Picchu is regulated by Peru Government; visitors are permitted to stay in the Citadel only during the guided tour. Please be aware that by regulation you may not re-enter the Citadel.
  •  The local partner will provide all tickets required for your entrance in the site and transportation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I didn’t do my proper research for my travel prior, but they really helped ensure I was able to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. My tour guide also was a champ and helped upgrade my ticket to the 1-2 circuits (best views by the way). My only gripe which isn’t much was that I wasn’t dropped off at my hostel at the end of the day like I thought was included.

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August 31, 2022

The trip at first may seem very expensive, but it is really well organized from the start to the finish. The only thing to remember is to always listen to your guide who meets with you at the train station in Aguas Caliente. A driver collects you near the Plaza de Armas and takes you by bus to Ollayantambo. From there you take the train through the sacred valley, which offers you a beautiful landscape. After that the guide takes you up the mountain with the bus where the tour starts. The view up on the old city is truly breathtaking and worth every step. After the tour you can hike down (1.5h) or ride with the bus back to Aguas Caliente. Back to Cusco it is the other way round. Overall an awesome trip.

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July 30, 2022

A great experience from start to finish, Machu Picchu is a magical place. It is a very busy destination so when we arrived in Cuzco they told us that there would be no vacancies for two weeks! Quickly enter the Get your guide platform and I immediately found a super complete tour. Pick up at the hotel very punctual as well as the entire journey. Our guide, Americo, treated us very well and gave us all the information we needed and also told us native stories since he was born in an Andean town and his native language is Quechua; For me that was a luxury. We were very pleased with everything and I recommend it 100%

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July 25, 2022

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