Machu Picchu Full Day: A trip from Cusco
Our Machu Picchu day tour from Cusco is designed for those that are short on time or have their accommodations booked in Cusco. We begin our day early and make our way to the Sacred Valley to catch our train to Machu Picchu. Trust us, it will all be worth it once we make it to the top of the overlook and see the clouds begin to break over the City above the Clouds, Machu Picchu. It’s truly a magical and breathtaking experience! Explore the best options according to your budget, Expeditions and Hiram Bingham trains alternatives are available. Book now!
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- Duration15 Hrs
- Type TripCultural, Active
- Group SizePrivate
- LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
- SeasonYear around
3 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu
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Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.
Day 1: Cusco/Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Cusco
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Starts at: Cusco
Ends in: Cusco or Sacred Valley
Total Hiking: 3hr hiking
Altitude: 3400m- 2430m – 3400m (11,152ft)
Ollantaytambo Train Station
Views of the Peruvian jungle
Town of Aguas Calientes
1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
Panoramic views of Machu Picchu
Visit the Citadel: Inca Doors, Sacred Rock
Day 1 Cusco/Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu
Your VSA assistant and driver will be at your hotel at 3:30 am. Once in our private van, we head to Ollantaytambo to catch out train to the city tucked at the beginning of the amazon jungle, Aguas Calientes.
After a 1hr and 45-minute ride with stunning views in just about every direction, we reach the city. Once there, we head towards the bus station to take a 20min ride up to the entrance of One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! After a 3hr private guided tour, you have free time to solo explore until 11:30 am before making the bus line near the entrance gate to make your way back to Aguas Calientes.
Free time to eat, explore and enjoy Aguas Calientes, one of the most magical towns in Peru.
Train back to Ollantaytambo (1.5hr) on the way we will have the chance to see the colors of the sky changing. Arriving at the station, our driver (or bimodal) will be waiting for you with your names. Finally arrive in Cusco around 6 to 7pm.
Meals Included: No meals included
Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
Roundtrip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Roundtrip Touristic bus Aguas Calientes - Entrance Machu Picchu
Tickets & Entrances
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
Pillows / Blankets
Tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in South America)
Meals & Accommodations
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
Not wheelchair accessible
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket
Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our Machu Picchu day tour from Cusco, you should take into count the following information:
When is the best time for visit Machu Picchu?
The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season; this spans from May to September, with the months of June and July being the most ideal as tourism usually dips in August and September. As Machu Picchu experiences a temperate climate all year round, temperatures can become very hot during midday in May and very chilly in the evening during these months.
Are there any restrictions on what I can bring with me when I visit Machu Picchu?
No large bags or backpacks are allowed inside the ruins, only small items such as cameras and umbrellas are permitted.
What kind of clothing should I wear when visiting Machu Picchu?
It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, light layers, and a hat for protection against the sun's rays.
What can visitors experience when visiting Machu Picchu?
Visitors can experience immense natural beauty, explore the many terraces and agricultural sites, discover hidden temples, admire the incredible architecture and uncover stories of an ancient civilization when visiting Machu Picchu.
Are there any health risks associated with visiting Machu Piccu?
In general, no; however, visitors may experience altitude sickness if they ascend too quickly without proper acclimatization beforehand.
Keep your valuables safe and sound! Whether you're on the transport, or out camping, always be aware of where you leave your things and remember to take them with you when you leave. You're solely responsible for your belongings during the tour, please keep an eye out and don't let anything get left behind!
Customize this tour
This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to email@example.com, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915
How To Pay And Book?
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How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?
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What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?
99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.
Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?
No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.
How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.