Highlights

Machu Picchu is unique and this day will be memorable for you. Built in stone (with Inca engineering techniques that are still an admirable mystery to the world today) it represents the greatness of the Empire of the Incas and constitutes a world heritage site that will amaze you not only for its imposing beauty but also for its positive and powerful energy that all its visitors say they experience.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

MACHU PICCHU TOUR FULL DAY

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the train station in Poroy or Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes.

Throughout the trip we will be able to appreciate impressive views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its landscapes of snow-covered mountains, impressive landscapes of other Andean valleys, and en route we will be accompanied by the sacred river of the Incas, the Vilcanota river or “Urubamba”.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes we will go to the bus station to take the bus to this legendary “Lost City of the Incas”.

Our tour will start here; We will visit the most important places of the Sanctuary such as: the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Cemeteries and much more.

Then they will have free time to continue exploring, take breath-taking pictures and enjoy the landscape that surrounds us.

At a convenient time we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and you will have time to have a relaxed lunch.

In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco and transfer you back toyour hotel.

Inclusions

Not Included

  • Transfer Hotel / Train Station / Hotel
  • Round trip train ticket Vistadome
  • Official guide
  • Bus ticket Aguas calientes /Maachupicchu / Aguas calientes
  • Lunch at Machupicchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 330.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Carry your passport for foreigners, student ID for students, and national ID for Peruvians.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • If you bought your ticket for the Sacred Valley tour using a student ID, carry your ID with you at all times.
  • During the tour wear light clothing, but bring a jacket just in case.
  • In the rainy season bring rain gear.
  • Bring your personal medication if you are taking prescription medications.
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Bring camera and spare batteries as needed.
  • Bring extra money in small bills for your personal purchases

Frequently Asked Questions Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel in Peru, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Visitors come from all over the globe to explore its ruins and marvel at its stunning mountain setting. Here are some frequently asked questions about visiting Machu Picchu:

Where is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, approximately 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco.

How do I get to Machu Picchu?

The most popular way to get to Machu Picchu is by taking the scenic train ride from Cusco to the town of Aguas Calientes, followed by a short bus ride to the site. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a multi-day trek along the Inca Trail.

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition. However, Machu Picchu can be visited year-round, as the site offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

What should I bring to Machu Picchu?

Visitors to Machu Picchu should bring comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen, plenty of water, and a light jacket or sweater. Visitors should also bring their passport and Machu Picchu ticket, as well as a small backpack to carry essentials.

How much time should I allow for a visit to Machu Picchu?

Most visitors allow at least one full day to explore Machu Picchu and its surrounding trails. Visitors can also opt to spend several days in the region, exploring the site at a more leisurely pace and visiting nearby attractions such as the Sacred Valley.

These are just a few of the many frequently asked questions about visiting Machu Picchu. By answering these questions, we hope to provide useful information and help make your visit to this fascinating site a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Travel Guide about Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking adventure, history, and culture in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Here are some recommendations for traveling to Cusco:

  1. Acclimate to the altitude: Cusco is located at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, which can cause altitude sickness for some visitors. To acclimate, it is recommended to take it easy for the first few days and drink plenty of water. Visitors can also help acclimate by avoiding alcohol and caffeine and eating light, high-carb meals.
  2. Explore the historic center: Cusco’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a wealth of stunning colonial-era architecture and well-preserved Inca ruins. Visitors should make sure to visit the Cusco Cathedral and the Qorikancha Temple, among others.
  3. Visit nearby attractions: Cusco is the starting point for many popular attractions, such as Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Visitors should take advantage of their time in the city and explore these nearby destinations.
  4. Experience local culture: Cusco is a city with a rich cultural heritage and vibrant local traditions. Visitors should attend a traditional dance performance, explore the bustling local markets, and sample the delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  5. Respect the local community: Cusco is home to a vibrant local community, and visitors should respect their customs and traditions. This includes dressing appropriately for visits to religious sites, being mindful of environmental impact, and avoiding behavior that may offend local residents.

By following these recommendations, travelers can make the most of their visit to Cusco and experience the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of the Andes Mountains. Whether you are an experienced traveler or visiting for the first time, Cusco is sure to be a memorable and unforgettable destination.

Reviews about Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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