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Machu Picchu Day Trip

Cusco, Perú


1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people


English, Espanol

Tour Overview

Machu Picchu Day Tour is an enigmatic way how to reach Incas city!

On Machu Picchu day tours from Cusco, you can appreciate the land spaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sub-tropical flora and fauna as well as lovely sceneries closer to Machu Picchu! Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), you get on a tourist shuttle bus taking you just in front of the entrance of this unique Incan citadel!

There, you receive a guided tour of the so called “Lost City of the Incas”. Afterward, take some panoramic pictures of the antique Incan citadel with all the splendid landscape that surrounds it!! Then you can return to the citadel and explore this overwhelming citadel on your own!

To get to Machu Picchu, you just can choose one of the following train options: Expedition Class (standard), Vistadome Class (first class) or Hiram Bingham Class (Machu Picchu Luxury) operated by Peru Rail (a railway company), or Tourist Class (standard), Executive Class (more comfortable) or First Class (Luxury) operated by Inca Rail (another railway company).

The Machu Picchu day trip by Train is waiting for you so do not waver and join our group.

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  • Comfortable and quick way on how to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Opportunity to view the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Observation of the subtropical nature around Aguas Calientes town with its typical flora and fauna.
  • Spending a night in the warm climate just below the Inca city.
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu and its guided tour.
  • Time off to explore and discover the citadel on your own.

Packages Itinerary

05:30 am:
Our visit to Machu Picchu begins with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco to take you to Poroy station (30 min bus journey).
06:40 am:
We board the train to Aguas Calientes, along the way you will be able to see the beautiful landscapes, mountain ranges and all the incredible nature that surrounds the place. (Travel time by train 3 hours approx.)
10:45 am:
Once we get to Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting at the train station to take you to the entrance of Machu Picchu on a bus.
11:30 am
At an agreed time with the guide, we begin the guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel through the main parts of the site. Afterwards there will be time to take pictures and explore the place on your own. (You choose the time to return to Aguas Calientes)
02:00 pm
Once the tour is finished, we board the bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch.
06:20 pm:
you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and return to Cusco. (We finish at Plaza de Recijo or San Francisco)
Time in the Citadel
The tour around the citadel of Machu Picchu is 4 hours in total. These are divided in 2 hours of guided tour and the rest visiting the site on your own.

Tour Included/Excluded

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
  • Transfers from Cusco to Poroy Station
  • Expedition train round trip to Machu Picchu
  • Pick up in Aguas Calientes train station
  • Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket
  • Full day tour around Machu Picchu
  • Certified tour guide
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Lunch in Machu Picchu
  • Dinner
  • Phone calls
  • Snacks, water, tips
  • Local flights
  • Hotel in Cusco

Before you go

What to take on the Machu Picchu Day Tour

Important recommendations

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho – this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a hotspring in Aguas Calientes),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.

Machu Picchu Entrance Hours

  • During the validity of the health emergency, the daily schedule of tourist visits to Machu Picchu starts at 6:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
  • There are 9 time ranges for visitors to enter the Machu Picchu citadel, the first time range is from 6:00 am to 7:00 am and the last from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Visitors must board a shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, no later than 30 minutes before the time indicated on the relevant tickets.

Machu Picchu Tour Guide

The circuits for a tourist visit to the Inca Citadel are one-way and there are four defined circuits, the Machu Picchu guide will help you to give you more information:

1. Short High Circuit.
2. Long High
3. Short Low.
4. Long Low.

  • From reopening until further notice, visiting hours will not be held at the Inti Huatana (Solar Clock) and Templo del Cóndor (Condor Temple) complexes, while the Temple of the Sun will not be available at all for tourist visits.
  • Similarly, the alternative routes of the Machu Picchu citadel (Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains, Puente Inka and Inti Punku – Sun Gate) will not be available for tourists visits until further notice!


Price of the 1 day tour to Machu Picchu

Full day tour to Machu Picchu Full Day from Poroy
PRICE PER PERSON in different train companies to Machu Picchu- Mínimum 2 people
EXPEDITIONS train- Peru Rail USD$ 285.00
VISTADOME or PANORAMICO train- Peru Rail USD$ 365.00


Children: We have special rates for children:

  • Students between 13 and 17 (Discount of USD $ 25.00 per person)
  • Kids between 8 and 12 (Discount of USD $ 80.00 per person)
  • Kids between 4 and 7 (Discount of USD $ 90.00 per person)
  • University Students: To claim this discount it is mandatory to have a valid student card.(Discount of USD $ 10.00 per person)
  • For the Andean Community: You must be from any of the following countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia. (Discount of USD $ 25.00 per person)
  • For Peruvians: Have a Peruvian nationality (Discount of USD $ 50.00 per person)

Please write us directly to the email: info@machupicchutravel.org, you can also write to us at WhatsApp: +51 968 685 277, communication by this means is immediate.


Tour's Location

Cusco, Perú


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