Machu Picchu Tour – Overview
- Type of tour: Historical
- Duration: one day
We offer you a one day Machu Picchu Tour by train,
especially dissigned for those travellers have very tied time and the main place to visit Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. The magic and mystery of the sacred citadel has been on the List of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO since 1983 as the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Tour – Itinerary
One day before the Machu Picchu tour your guide will meet you in your hotel in Cusco to brief you and give you the last details about the tour, also he will collect the rest of the payment of the tour in cash, thank you.
On the morning of your Machu Picchu tour you will be transported to the train station in Cusco to catch the train to town of Aguas Calientes, which takes about three and half hours. The journey by train is stunning – the views change from highlands to cloud forest, and along the way you will be able to see snow capped mountains, villages, farms, etc.
Once you arrive to Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at the train station and then you will take the bus to Machu Picchu for a three hour tour. Be prepared for a flood of emotions and serious goosebumps at your very first picture of Machu Picchu.
Your guide will give you a detailed tour of the culture and history of Machu Picchu. You will visit the main temple, the Temple of the Condor, Inca king palace, the stone quarry and the sun observatory, terraces, etc.
After your Machu Picchu tour you will have time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure, eather to take more pictures or just seat in a quiet place to meditate, so be sure to bring your camera. The weather is very unpredictable too – it may be sunny and warm, while the next minute the rain clouds roll in, so be sure to come prepared for cold and rains, but don’t forget your sun cream eather.
In the afternoon you will take the bus down to the train station at Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train back to Cusco. At the Cusco train station one of our reprentatives of Peru by Locals will meet you and transport you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Inclusions & exclusions
Inclusions on the Machu Picchu Tour
- Transport from and to your hotel
- Train tickets from Cusco to Aguas Calientes – round trip (Expeditions service). If you would like to upgrade to Vistadome service, we can arrange it for you at additional cost of US$ 25 per person, per way
- Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu – round trip.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide
Exclusions on the Machu Picchu Tour
- Meals and drink, if you would like to arrange it for you we can do it at additional cost US$ 22 per person at INDIO FELIZ restaurant.
Prices per person for the Machu Picchu Tour
2 – 3 people US$ 390 per person
4 -6 people US$ 375 per person
7 – 10 people US$ 350 per person
Note: For one person contact us. Also if there are more menbers than 10 let us know for the best price.
NOTE: The price includes Expeditions train. If you would like to travel by Vistadome train, the price will increase by US$ 25 per person, per ticket
In order for us to reserve your spot on the tour, you need to send us the fullowing informations: Full names, passport number, nationality, age and gender of each memeber in the group. As the next step you are required to make the relevant deposit of US$ 50 using PAY PAL as indicated below: Once we have both, we will comfirm your booking with us. Thank you very much for choosing Peru by Locals,
we’ll make sure you will have the best experince.
What to bring
Original passport – Please, remember to bring your original passport and has to be current one, if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both the one you use for booking your trip and the new one, the information you provided us in time of your booking have to match with your tickets in the Inca trail, the reason we ask you for your personal information when you book the trip.
Sun hat – as some days can be hot and sunny, we recommend you to bring a sun hat that can keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen – SPF 35+ recommended
Rain gear – Rain jacket, or poncho, if you dont have any of those you can buy one in Cusco
For more questions and recomendations visit us on F.A.Qs