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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco – Cusco to Machu Picchu Day Trip

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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco Details

Embark on an unforgettable full day tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco. The seasoned experts at Machu Picchu Tours meticulously tailor this journey. Trust us, your local tour operator, to guide you through this remarkable experience. 

Imagine the thrill of visiting Machu Picchu, the iconic Inca citadel perched high in the Andes. Mystery and history shroud the citadel. As dawn creeps over the mountains, we will set off. 

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco:

Our day trip to Machu Picchu promises a journey through breathtaking landscapes. It also offers a step back into a storied past.

Our tour guide, a fount of knowledge, will lead the way. We will ensure every moment is enriching. You will spend 30 minutes at each significant site, including the Temple of the Sun and Sacred Rock. We will commence with a scenic train ride from Cusco, where the gentle clatter of the rails sets the rhythm for adventure. 

We’ll handle your train tickets, coordinating with the train schedule to ensure a seamless experience. As the train snakes through the Andean scenery, the anticipation will build. It will continue to grow until the first sight of the Inca citadel appears on the horizon.

Upon arrival, we will collect our entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and dive into the heart of the ruins. Our expert guide will unveil the secrets of the Inca as we traverse the stone pathways. Throughout the tour to Machu Picchu, we will indulge in moments of free time. This will allow for personal reflection or a quiet gaze over the verdant valleys.

Post-exploration, a brief train ride will whisk us back to the comfort of your hotel in Cusco. For those with a student card, discounts will beckon, adding yet another perk to this trip to Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu Tours, we are more than a travel agency; we are custodians of your journey to one of the world’s wonders. Join us, and let’s create memories that will echo through time.

Useful informations on Cusco to Machu Picchu day trip :

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.

Wondering the best way to travel to Machu Picchu from Lima? Check out our insider’s tips.

Check out 10 Interesting Facts about Machu Picchu. Also here are some tips on clicking the best photos in Machu Picchu from our local experts.

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

04:30 – 5:30 AM

Cusco to Machu Picchu day trip 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)

Cusco to Machu Picchu day trip 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 on Cusco to Machu Picchu day trip
  • 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
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

We will embark on a spellbinding full day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco. This expedition steeps in wonder and radiates rich history. Our tour begins with a picturesque drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, the gateway to the Inca trails. 

There, we will board a train. Eagerly, we will anticipate the awe-inspiring views that await us en route to Aguas Calientes.

Our arrival in Aguas Calientes marks the prelude to the pinnacle of our journey. We will step onto the round trip bus, included in your tour price, and ascend to Machu Picchu. This bus ride is a pathway to ancient times, offering breathtaking views of the Andean landscapes.

At Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will dive into a two-hour guided tour. We will explore the intricate stonework and marvel at the engineering prowess of the Inca civilization. We will stand in the presence of the Temple of the Sun and imagine the world through the eyes of the Incas.

Following our time at Machu Picchu, we will return to Aguas Calientes. Here, we may relish some leisure time before the train whisks us back to Ollantaytambo. Finally, we will journey back to Cusco. Here our tour will come to a close, leaving us with a trove of unforgettable memories.

The following statistics characterize the Machu Picchu Full Day Tour:

  • Total distance covered from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back is around 112 kilometers (70 miles).
  • We will ascend to the highest altitude of 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) at Machu Picchu.
  • The lowest altitude we’ll experience is in Aguas Calientes at 2,040 meters (6,692 feet).
  • The overall level of difficulty for the tour is moderate, accommodating a wide range of travelers.

As we prepare for this journey, we will take care of every logistical detail. Right from the train tickets to the guided exploration of the Inca citadel. With Machu Picchu Tours, your adventure to this ancient wonder will be nothing short of extraordinary.

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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


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