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Machu Picchu Tours One Day is the most preferred option for visiting Machu Picchu. With no compromise in time or quality, you will experience the best of the lost city of the Incas on our Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco.
We have designed this itinerary perfectly to make every moment of your trip to the lost city of the Incas a cherishable one.
Machu Picchu Day Trip begins early in the morning with a transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. You will be embarking on the most fascinating train trip in the country. You will be witnessing the villages tucked under the immense snow-capped mountains.
The train follows the course of the Urubamba river that snakes through the villages to the cloud forest that snuggles the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel built during the XV century. It was abandoned during the Spanish conquest. The citadel was later rediscovered by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1913.
We have a wonderful team of passionate tour guides who have majors in history and Andean traditions. They will unveil the mystery of the citadel on this full-day tour to help you discover the reason why UNESCO recognises it as a world heritage site since 1983.
On a two hours guided tour, you will be visiting the prime sectors of the citadel before having some free time to soak in the views of this alluring place on earth.
Join us to discover the world wonder on our exclusive Machu Picchu Trips One Day with an English-speaking local tour guide. As local tour operators, we offer an authentic experience on this full-day trip to Machu Picchu.
Before going to Machu Picchu, we highly recommend spending some days in Cusco city to avoid suffering from altitude sickness.
Make the most of your trip by visiting both Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this two days tour.
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Your epic Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco between 0315 and 0330. We will be embarking on a two and half hour’s drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo (2792m / 9160ft.)
You will be boarding the tourist train operated by Peru Rail or Inca Rail to Aguas Calientes.
The two hours train ride offers captivating views of the Peruvian highland region. The views will change from snowcapped Andean peaks to lush tropical cloud forests as you will near the town of Aguas Calientes.
Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, our representative will meet you and will take you to the bus terminal. You will be boarding the tourist bus for a short 25-minute drive up the hill to Machu Picchu.
Our tour guide will help you in passing through the security checkpoint where your passport will be verified against your Machu Picchu entrance ticket. As you enter the citadel, you will witness the golden rays of the rising sun beaming on the walls of the Inca citadel.
Our tour begins with a brief introduction to the Inca civilization and what Machu Picchu meant for them. On this two hours guided tour, you will be visiting all the strategic areas of Machu Picchu including the main square, remains of the royal quarters and ceremonial sites, and more.
After the guided tour, you will have some free time to soak in the views and immerse yourself in the energy of the citadel.
If you have booked to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will be directing you to the respective trailhead.
Alternatively, you can hike to the sun gate. This is the entrance for those hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You won’t need any permit to visit the Sungate and it’s free of cost. You will be getting a panoramic view of the citadel from here.
Please note that the sun gate is closed in February, during the rainy season.
Once you have had your fill of this marvel, you will be taking a bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. You will have some free time to explore the town or have lunch before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo.
Our representative will be meeting you at the train station and will drive you back to Cusco city. You will be reaching by 10:00 PM.
It was great to enjoy the incredible scenery of Machu Picchu for 1 day!