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The Best Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco

The 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco is one of the best Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco. In just one day you will get a complete tour of the lost city of Incas with our local English speaking tour guide.

This mesmerizing journey is unmatched and full of majestic splendor. You’ll travel in comfort through the ancient towns and villages of the Incas. You’ll pass through alpine meadows that rest within the white, green, and brown peaks. 

Take your camera as you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views of valleys and layers of Inca handmade farming terraces, ridged snow capped mountains, and even sub-tropical jungles from Aguas Calientes to the Amazon.

What to Expect?

Your day will start early in the morning for an adventure that will lead to the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your 1 day train tour to Machu Picchu begins at Ollantaytambo Train Station on a train to Aguas Calientes. On your journey, the sacred Urubamba River will be your companion for your trip to Aguas Calientes.

Once you get to the train station in Aguas Calientes, you’ll meet your tour guide and where you’ll catch a bus to Machu Picchu. From there, you’ll take your first steps into the ancient and enchanting lost city of the Incas. 

The guided tour will last two and a half hours, where you’ll learn about the cultural history of Machu Picchu. You’ll explore these enigmatic ruins like the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor and the temple of the three windows .

After your trip to Machu Picchu, at Aguas Calientes, you can catch a quick lunch before taking a comfortable train ride back to Ollantaytambo and then a final trip back to your hotel. The 1 day train tour to Machu Picchu is the perfect adventure if you’re short on time and don’t want to miss the wonder that is Machu Picchu.

It is highly recommended to spend at least 3 days in the city of Cusco before visiting Machu Picchu to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness in Machu Picchu.

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0300 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking Tour Leader in Machu Picchu
  • Pick-up and drop off in your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo train station
  • Round trip Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes town
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu site to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu pueblo)

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
  • Travel Insurance

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport (Same as used at time of booking for Machu Picchu and train tickets)
  • Walking boots and Walking Sticks
  • Sun glasses and Sun hat or cap
  • Protect & hydrate sunscreen lotion (factor 60 or 70+ is recommendable )
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film, fully charged & extra batteries (batteries drain quicker in the cold)
Useful Information
  • Highest Altitude: 3762 m/ 12342 ft /(Chinchero town )
  • Distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu – 112km / 69.6 miles
  • Train To Machu Picchu – Peru Rail Expedition Train
  • Consideration – Entrance tickets required
Itinerary

Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

We will depart from your hotel in Cusco early (depending on the train schedule between 4 to 5am) travelling 2 hours by bus to Ollantaytambo and then board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. 

To get to Aguas Calientes from Cusco is 4 hours. Once we arrive at Aguas Calientes, we will make our way to the bus to the citadel, Machu Picchu. Our guide will provide a guided tour of approximately 2 hours. 

You will then have some free time to explore this extraordinary site. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, our guide will direct you to the entrance. 

Alternatively, you can hike to Sun Gate. It is the point of entrance to the citadel for those on Inca Trail

Once you have had your fill of the alluring site, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here you will be boarding the train to Ollantaytambo at 02:30 PM. Our representative will be picking you up from the train station and will be driving you back to Cusco. You will be reaching at around 07:00 PM.

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Dalia

Solo Traveller

We did this tour after our Lake Titicaca Trip and this was the best experience we had in South America. The travel company was very well organised and attentive. The guide knew a lot about the archaeological site too. Highly recommended.

December 11, 2019

Dalia

Couple Traveller

We did this tour after our Lake Titicaca Trip and this was the best experience we had in South America. The travel company was very well organised and attentive. The guide knew a lot about the archaeological site too. Highly recommended.

December 11, 2019

Jack H

Solo Traveller

Had an amazing journey with John. He showed us the major tourist attractions and then took us to places you’d only know if you’re a true local. John’s has superior knowledge on the history of the region and is also a fantastic translator. Definitely will be choosing John and Machu Picchu Tours for my next trip to Peru

September 12, 2019