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BEST Machu Picchu Tours From Cusco Full Day Trip 2024

Embark on a Remarkable Journey: Experience the wonders of Machu Picchu with Go Treks Peru on our exclusive 1 Day Tour from Cusco in 2024. Travel hassle-free by train from Cusco City or Ollantaytambo train station and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and captivating walks of Machu Picchu, Peru. Our tour promises an all-inclusive private trip, ensuring personalized attention and a memorable experience.

Uncover Hidden Treasures: Delve into the secrets of Machu Picchu on a single day adventure with Go Treks Peru. Our expert guides will lead you through this ancient Inca site, revealing its mysteries and hidden treasures. It’s the perfect way to culminate your exploration of Cusco.

Book Early for Guaranteed Availability: Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. Secure your spot for our Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco by booking in advance. Availability is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Join us for an exciting full-day tour filled with knowledge, stunning vistas, and unforgettable stories, offering a fresh perspective on this iconic wonder.

 

Explore the iconic Machu Picchu in a single day on this action-packed tour from Cusco!

Highlights of the Machu Picchu Full Day Trip From Cusco:

  • Witness the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Andes Mountains.
  • Receive insightful guidance from a professional guide.
  • Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Inca city.
  • Capture breathtaking photos of Machu Picchu and its surroundings.

Quick Itinerary for the Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco:

  • Early Morning Pickup: We’ll pick you up conveniently from your Cusco hotel.
  • Scenic Train Journey: Relax and take in the beauty of the Andes as you travel by train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu: Embark on a comprehensive tour, exploring the main temples, plazas, and terraces. Learn about the fascinating Inca history and achievements.
  • Return to Cusco: After exploring Machu Picchu, descend back to Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Cusco. We’ll drop you off at your hotel in the evening.

Important Notes:

  • This tour offers a guided exploration of Machu Picchu with limited free time due to entrance restrictions.
  • Consider spending a few days in Cusco to acclimatize to the high altitude before the tour.
  • Pack warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and your camera!

Why Choose Us:

  • Experienced and knowledgeable local guides.
  • Exclusive small-group tours for a personalized experience.
  • Commitment to punctuality and exceptional service.

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Machu Picchu Tour - Full Day Experience

Unveiling Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco ITINERARY

Embark on a whirlwind adventure to the magnificent Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, on this action-packed day trip from Cusco!

1- CLASSIC TRAVEL BY TRAIN FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO TO MACHU PICCHU

Embark on an enchanting journey from Cusco to the iconic Machu Picchu ruins, experiencing the breathtaking beauty of Peru along the way. Here’s your detailed itinerary for an unforgettable adventure!

DESCRIPTION OF TOURIST ACTIVITIES

Begin your day at 5:10 a.m. as we depart from Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station in our private transport, enjoying a scenic journey of approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Board the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, a picturesque ride of the same duration. Upon arrival, we’ll hop on a bus to reach the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.

Train Schedule: Outbound Journey

  • Train Company: INCA RAIL or PERURAIL
  • Route: From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru
  • Train Class: Voyager Train Peru N° 61
  • Departure from Ollantaytambo: 7:22 a.m.
  • Arrival in Machu Picchu Pueblo: 8:48 a.m.
  • Note: Our local guide will meet you at Machu Picchu train station.

At 9:10 a.m., take the bus from Machu Picchu Pueblo to the ruins. The guided tour of Machu Picchu begins around 10:00 a.m., led by our expert local guide.

Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour (2 hours)

Machu Picchu Circuit Highlights:

  • Explore Circuit 1 or 2 for classic views, including the Inca Guard House and more.
  • Dive into Peruvian history and marvel at the architectural wonders of Machu Picchu.

A Note on the Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour:

Discover the five tourist circuits decreed by the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, optimizing visitor flow within the Inca ruins. Circuits 1 and 2 offer classic views of Machu Picchu from iconic locations like the Inca Guard House.

2- TRAVEL BY TRAIN FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU

After the guided tour, return to Aguas Calientes by bus around 2:00 p.m. Enjoy free time from 1:00 p.m. to 3:42 p.m. to explore Aguas Calientes, grab lunch, or take a leisurely stroll.

Train Schedule: Inbound Journey

  • Train Company: INCA-RAIL or PERURAIL
  • Route: From Aguas Calientes, Peru, to Cusco City
  • Train Class: Voyager Train Peru N° 0
  • Departure from Aguas Calientes: 4:12 p.m.
  • Arrival in Cusco: 6:50 p.m.

Upon arrival at the Cusco. We’ll then provide private transportation back to your hotel in Cusco, concluding this unforgettable Machu Picchu adventure.

What's Included

Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco:

  • Private and Personalized Tour: Explore Machu Picchu at your own pace with a dedicated guide.
  • Active Itinerary: Discover unique cultural features alongside breathtaking scenery.
  • Roundtrip Transportation: Relax in private transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo or Cusco to Aguas Calientes.
  • Scenic Train Journey: Enjoy the Andes Mountains on the Inca Rail Voyager train (both directions) or other PeruRail.
  • Machu Picchu Entrance: Secure your entry with a pre-booked ticket (10:00 AM or 11:00 AM).
  • Roundtrip Bus Tickets: Ascend and descend Machu Picchu comfortably.
  • Expert Guided Tour (2 hours): Learn about the Inca city with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
  • Local Taxes: All applicable taxes are covered.

Please Note on the 1 day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco.:

  • Hotel accommodation, meals, and gratuities are not included.
  • Baggage restrictions apply (check dimensions and weight).
  • Travel insurance is not included.

Trip Info

Machu Picchu Day Trip Packing Essentials (2024)

Must-Haves:

  • Original Passport
  • Comfortable Daypack (35L) with Rain Cover
  • Reusable Water Bottle (Large bottle for refilling)
  • Sturdy Walking/Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof Jacket (Poncho for rainy season: Dec-Mar)
  • Warm Clothing (Fleece or layers for cool mornings/evenings: Jun-Sep)
  • Sunscreen & Sun Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Small First-Aid Kit (basic supplies)
  • Medications (enough prescription meds)
  • Earplugs
  • Camera with Extra Battery & Memory

Additional Tips:

  • Plastic water bottles are prohibited in Machu Picchu.
  • Pack for changeable weather conditions.
  • Bring Peruvian Soles for purchases.

Machu Picchu Day Trip: Pricing and Options (2024)

Standard Package:

  • Includes Expedition or Voyager train journey (roundtrip)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome train available (see Upgrade Items)
  • Regular Prices (per person):
    • Adult: $310 USD
    • Student (with valid ID): $290 USD
    • Child (3-17 years): $265 USD

Private Tour Service:

Contact us via email: gotrekstoperu@gmail.com (between 9 AM and midnight EST/PET)

Upgrade Items:

  • Train Upgrades:
    • Vistadome Train (roundtrip): $99 per person
    • Roundtrip Vistadome Upgrade: $80 per person
    • Hiram Bingham Train (roundtrip): $999 per person

Guides:

  • Cusco Guide (one-way train): $60
  • Roundtrip Cusco Guide: $110

Transportation:

  • Roundtrip Cusco-Ollantaytambo transfer (English-speaking driver): $50

Accommodation:

  • Machu Picchu Overnight:
    • 3-star Hotel Jaya: $115
    • 2-star Hotel El Presidente (or similar): $80

Discounts:

  • College students: $20 off Machu Picchu entrance
  • Children (4-17): $20 off Machu Picchu entrance
  • Children (3-11): $50 off Vistadome train service

Please Note:

  • Prices are subject to change.

A Note on the Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour:

Machu Picchu Circuit Information:

  • In 2024, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu has implemented five tourist circuits to optimize visitor flow within the Inca ruins.
  • Circuits 1 and 2 offer the best views of Machu Picchu, including the classic view from the Inca Guard House.

Circuit Descriptions:

  1. Circuit 1: Classic view of Machu Picchu, lower and upper platforms, dry ditch, Temple of the Sun viewpoint, granite chaos, Water Mirrors Set, Pisonay Square, and archaeological reserve.
  2. Circuit 2: Similar to Circuit 1, with the addition of Temple Square, Sacred Rock, Twelve Spans, Eastern Barns, and Plaza el Pisonay.
  3. Circuits 3-5: Explore different areas of Machu Picchu, including the main barns, agricultural zone, waterways, Temple of the Sun Set, House of the Inca Set, and more.

Additional Information:

  • After the guided tour, you will have free time in Aguas Calientes (1:00 PM – 3:42 PM).
  • Return train departs from Aguas Calientes at 4:12 PM, arriving in Ollantaytambo at 5:50 PM.
  • Private transportation will take you back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at approximately 7:40 PM.

This informative note provides concise details about the Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour, including circuit descriptions, timings, and additional information.

Travel Guide: Machu Picchu Day Trip

Introduction: Welcome to Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world! This travel guide is designed to help you make the most of your day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Peru. With its breathtaking mountain scenery and ancient ruins, Machu Picchu promises an unforgettable experience steeped in history and culture.

Getting There:

  • Start your journey from Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire.
  • Take a train from the Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu.
  • From Aguas Calientes, board a bus that will take you up the winding road to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

Exploring Machu Picchu:

  • Begin your visit with a guided tour led by knowledgeable local guides who will bring the history of Machu Picchu to life.
  • Explore the various sectors of the site, including the agricultural terraces, urban areas, and ceremonial spaces.
  • Be sure to visit iconic landmarks such as the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana Stone, and the Temple of the Condor.
  • Take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from strategic vantage points within the citadel.

Important Tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes as you’ll be exploring uneven terrain and climbing stairs.
  • Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the awe-inspiring scenery and ancient ruins.
  • Respect the rules and regulations of the site, including not climbing on the ruins or removing any artifacts.
  • Be mindful of the high altitude and take it easy if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Time Management:

  • Plan to arrive early to make the most of your time at Machu Picchu and avoid the crowds.
  • Allocate at least 2-3 hours for your guided tour of the site, but feel free to explore further on your own.
  • Take advantage of the free time to soak in the atmosphere, meditate, or simply marvel at the wonder of Machu Picchu.

Conclusion: A Machu Picchu day trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that promises to leave you awe-struck and inspired by the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Follow this travel guide to ensure a smooth and memorable visit to one of the world’s most extraordinary archaeological sites. Enjoy your adventure!

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