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Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour Details

The Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour of two days is one of our signature tours. This tour offers a complete overview of the Inca citadel. It gives you the opportunity of witnessing the beauty of Machu Picchu citadel from the top of the Huayna Picchu Mountain

Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu is one of the sacred peaks in the citadel. In Quechua, it means younger peak. Back in the days, Machu Picchu citadel was prone to attacks from other communities. The Incas guarded their sacred citadel from the top of the peak. 

Climbing Huayna Picchu mountain is a challenging experience. Just as the Inca Trail, the authorities restrict access to a limited number of people. The permit often tends to be sold out months in advance. 

This tour includes the same experience as the Machu Picchu 2 days tour. However, this includes a hike to Huayna Picchu mountain.

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

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0800 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking Tour Leader in Machu Picchu
  • Pick-up and drop off in your hotel in Cusco
  • Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo train station
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Round trip Expedition class train service
  • 01 Breakfast in Aguas Calientes
  • 01 Night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Permit to hike Huayna Picchu mountain

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended )
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport (Same as used at the time of booking for permits)
  • Cash (For water, snacks, tipping)
  • Day pack
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket/ fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts (Lightweight & protection from sun)
  • Pants (zip off pants are ideal in changing weather conditions)
  • Sun hat/ cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Protect & hydrate sunscreen lotion (factor 60 or 70+ is recommendable )
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Hand-sanitizer
  • Camera fully charged & extra batteries (batteries drain quicker in the cold)
Useful info
  • Distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu – 112km / 69.6 miles
  • Train to Machu Picchu – Expedition Service
  • Accommodation – 01 Night in Aguas Calientes
  • Consideration: Entrance fee required
  • Tour availability – Daily departures min 2 people
  • Weather – dry from May to October, wet from November to April

Day 1Cusco - Aguas Calientes

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 08:00 AM. We will drive you through Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo train station (2 hrs approx.) where we will take the 11:30 am train to Aguas Calientes arriving at 2pm. You will have the evening free to yourself.

What to do in Aguas Calientes?

If you love history then the Machu Picchu Museum is a great place to visit. The museum highlights pre-Inca times with a collection of Inca artefacts. The Orchid Gardens is another location to visit which is about a 30 minute walk from Aguas Calientes. 

The site has a rustic feel filled with a variety of beautiful orchids on display. Or enjoy the rest of the day relaxing to the thermal waters of the Hot Springs, in Aguas Calientes.

Day 2Machu Picchu and Back to Cusco

Today we hop on a bus for a 30 minutes drive to visit Machu Picchu, The Sacred Inca City. 

Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel. We will take you to the most important temples and enclosures Machu Picchu has to offer. After the tour, you will have free time for exploring Machu Picchu on your own.

We will then direct you to the trailhead of  Huayna Picchu mountain. 

After the full day trip of Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here you will board the train at 2:30pm (depending on availability) to Ollantaytambo train station. Here our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to Cusco. We will arrive at Cusco City at roughly 7:00 p.m.

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Couple Traveller

This was a very nice experience, we are extremely thankful to John and the entire crew of Machu Picchu Tours company.

February 19, 2020