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Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco

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1 Day (Full Day)
Availability : Jan - Dec
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 4+

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Our Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco is a wonderful way to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Travel 1 offers you your best opportunity to see this marvel of South America and of the whole world. Machu Picchu Day Trip enables you to experience the spectacular Citadel of Machu Picchu in just one day with a local tour guide. On our private, all-inclusive Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco you’ll see the breathtaking Cloud City of Machu Picchu with roundtrip train tickets from Cusco. Also, you will have a private guided tour of the site and enjoy a delicious complementary lunch at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

This Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary Day Trip lasts for 16 hours. Everyday our Machu Picchu 1-day tour leaves at 5:45 am. when we take you to catch the Number 83 Expedition, or we can pick you up at 5:05 am for the Number 301 Vistadome. Return to the City of Cusco is at 4:22 pm on the Number 504 Expedition train, or at 4:22 pm on the Number 504 Vistadome train. For this Machu Picchu day excursion, we have chosen these specific train departure hours so that you won’t have to get up real early or arrive back in Cusco very late.

When you explore Machu Picchu on our one-day excursion you will wonder how people without steel, or wheels, or a written language could have built this stairway to heaven, this pleasure palace for the ages. Machu Picchu is just one reason the Incas must have felt so proud and so secure in their amazing empire that stretched from the Andes to the Amazon jungle.

Make your Machu Picchu Private Tour reservations now for the absolutely Best Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco. It will be an unforgettable experience!

Summary

  • Type of Tourism: Cultural, Historical, Hiking and great natural scenes.
  • Lodging: Hotel lodging not included.
  • Duration: One Day, day trips from Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Type of Service: Private service – All inclusive with local tour guide and entrance fee paid. We do not offer small group service options.
  • Time of year: We recommend coming April through December. This is the best season. (Note: January, February, and March are the rainy season months).

Dear customer: If you want to take the Machu Picchu One Day Trip from the optional departure point of Poroy train station and back to the same train station, the itinerary is as follows: the N° 33 Expedition train leaves from Poroy at 6:40 am. You would return from Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes on the N° 604 Vistadome train at 5:43 pm. You’ll need to pay an adittional charge of $ 70.00 USD per person. Arrival time in the City of Cusco is around 9:30 pm. We have different train options and stations from which you can choose when you visit Machu Picchu. Check avalibility and book now.

For 2019 – 2020 it is recommended that you book your Machu Picchu 1 day tour as early as possible, especially if you are travelling during the high season or if you wish to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Included on our Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour

  • Private transportation in our Mercedes or Toyota van from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo station and back.
  • A local tour guide along in the van who speaks your language of choice, either English or Spanish.
  • Round trip Machu Picchu train tickets. From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back to Ollantaytambo (Your choice of the Expedition train or the Vistadome train with Perurail company or the Voyager train with Inca Rail company).
  • Bus tickets for the bus which takes you from Aguas Calientes up the mountain when visiting Machu Picchu and back to Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional local tour guide at Machu Picchu who speaks your language of choice, English or Spanish. If you prefer a different language, please let us know before you confirm your reservation. For a guide who speaks a language which is not English or Spanish, there will be an additional fee. The amount of this fee depends on which language you choose.
  • Private 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu Archeological Site.
  • Food included: One a la carte lunch at Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel by Inkaterra in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance Ticket in to South America’s premier tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.
  • First aid equipment and auxiliary oxygen if necessary, along the route from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.

Dear Customer, If you would like additional assistance before your Machu Picchu Day Trip, in the City of Cusco or in the Sacred Valleys of the Incas, please tell us and our team will be very happy to help you out in any way that they can.

Not Included in our Machu Picchu Day Tours

  • Meals which are not indicated on the tour itinerary.
  • Additional expenses due to bad weather or last minute flight cancelations. Additional charges for last minute Machu Picchu train service cancelations due to bad weather.
  • Extra purchases that the client makes during their journey.
  • Damages which the customer causes on the bus or the trains.
  • The Classic Inca Trail trek is not included on this day tour.
  • Tips for our team after the tour (Tips).

There are Seven Wonders in the World, but none of these is as beautiful as Machu Picchu. Set in a saddle between two mountains and surrounded by vertical cliffs that plunge thousands of feet to the Urubamba River, the site of Machu Picchu is awe-inspiring. In this fantastic location the Incan builders constructed their masterwork. Large, finely cut and polished stones were used in the grand temples and in the dwelling places of the nobility. These rocks were joined together like puzzle pieces without mortar, and they have withstood the test of time. Canals, water fountains, and an ingenious irrigation system bear witness to the Incas detailed knowledge of hydraulic engineering. We invite you to explore this famous Incan wonderland on our Machu Picchu 1 Day Tours from Cusco.

Travel 1 is a new, pioneering, adventure-based Peruvian Travel Agency which specializes in the very best Machu Picchu Private Tours from Cusco. All of our one-day Tours to Machu Picchu are all-inclusive. Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything, and we know Machu Picchu better than anyone.

If you would like more information concerning our Day Trip to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu from Cusco, please check our terms & conditions section at the bottom of our website.

Travel Recommendations

Carry with you:

  • Obligatory: Passport, ISIC Student ID, or DNI for Peruvians.
  • Personal travel insurance information.
  • Cash, credit card, or if you don’t have one, a debit card.
  • Waterproof clothing for use during the rainy season, and warm clothing for cool weather.
  • Clothing appropriate for the day tour from Cusco: long pants, long sleeved shirts or sweatshirts, and a good pair of hiking shoes.
  • Sun block, sun glasses and kangaroo belt pouch.
  • If you are taking medication, bring your prescription.
  • Waterproof backpack.
  • Camera with extra batteries and cards.
  • Rain pancho. You can buy one of these in Cusco.

For visiting Machu Picchu there are many different options. You will find that the easiest way is to travel by train. But there are many more adventurous journeys you could take. In the whole the most famous trek is right here in Cusco Peru. It is the Classic Inca Trail. Alternative treks to Machu Picchu include the Salkantay Trek, the Inca Jungle Trek, the Lares Trek and the Choquequirao Trek. At the same time there are packages available such us Machu Picchu Trips 4 days or Cusco Machu Picchu 5 days.

Prices of our day trip to Machu Picchu

Cost
Discounts
Optional Upgrades and Extras
  • 02 travelers: $ 375.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $ 363.75
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $ 352.50
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $ 341.25
  • 09+ travelers: $ 330.00

*Price in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card required): $ 15.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $ 15.00
  • Children from Ages 3 to 10: $ 80.00

During this trip there are several options for Upgrades available. Check out the options below and their prices.

  • Upgrade from the EXPEDITION train to the VISTADOME train: $ 45.00 one way extra per traveler, round trip Vistadome Tickets $ 97.00 USD extra per traveler.
  • Upgrade from the EXPEDITION train to the PERURAIL SACRED VALLEY train $ 135.00 one way extra per traveler, round trip PERURAIL SACRED VALLEY train tickets $ 240.00 USD extra per traveler.
  • Exclusive upgrade from the EXPEDITION train to the BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN: $ 465.00 one way extra per traveler. BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM train tickets $ 799.00 USD extra per traveler.
  • Huayna Picchu additional entrance ticket $ 25.00 USD per traveler.
  • Huayna Picchu additional entrance ticket plus private tour of Huayna Picchu $ 75.00 USD per traveler.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain additional entrance ticket $ 25.00 USD per traveler.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain additional entrance ticket plus private tour of Machu Picchu Mountain $ 90.00 USD per traveler.

Itinerary of our Machu Picchu day tours from Cusco

Day 1:Machu Picchu One Day Trip from Cusco

Make one day in your life an incredibly special one by taking this Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco. Experience this awesome Cusco Day Tours to Machu Picchu, the Seventh Wonder of the World.

Our team will pick you up early in the morning and take you to the Ollantaytambo train station or the Poroy train station. From here you will ride the Vistadome or Expedition train that will take you along the banks of the sacred Vilcanota River to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. On the way you will see ancient villages, pristine Mother Nature, snow-capped mountains, the beginning of the Inca Trail, and a vast variety of exotic plants and wildlife in their natural habitats. When you arrive at Machupicchu Pueblo our local guide will meet you at the train station and take you to the bus which you will ride up the mountain to the Citadel of Pachacutec.

Once you arrive at Machu Picchu you will be given a 3-hour private guided tour. You will explore the most important places in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. First you will visit the House of the Guardian. From there you can see Machu Picchu in all its splendor. You might as well take advantage of this opportunity to snap some amazing photos. You’ll continue on to the incredible Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the High Priest, the Sacred Plaza, and the Ushnu.

After your wonderful guided tour, you will have free time to explore on your own. Later in the afternoon you will return to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo for lunch at Cafe Inkaterra in the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Then you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. From there our private van will take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Map and Highlights of Machu Picchu 1 day tour

Map and Highlights of Machu of day trip

Photos from our Tours Cusco Machu Picchu in one day

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco

Where can I be picked up before my Day Trip? Don’t worry! We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. The location does not matter. If you’re staying in a private residence or on Airbnb, we will still pick you up. It doesn’t matter if you are not staying in a hotel.

Should I bring trekking shoes? Not necessarily. But is highly recommended that you wear strong, comfortable footwear, suitable for all weather conditions while hiking around Machu Picchu.

Is altitude sickness a problem at Machu Picchu? No, because Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley are quite a bit lower than Cusco. If you don’t have altitude sickness in Cusco, you will not get it at Machu Picchu.

Do I need to be very physically fit? In order to visit Machu Picchu, you don’t need to be in top physical condition. We guarantee that your trip to Machupicchu will be unforgettable. Our guides will be happy to walk with you at a pace with which you are comfortable.

Can I visit Machu Picchu and climb up Huaynapicchu Mountain on the same day? Yes, you can.

What should I pack for a day trip to Machu Picchu? Personal Hygiene Items and just your day pack with a warm sweater.

What is served for lunch? You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Inkaterra. For lunch you’ll have your choice of any dish that is on their menu.

Why book with us? Travel 1 is the new, friendly operator to this destination and we are committed to sustainable tourism on all our excursions. We guarantee you the finest service, and we are offering you an all-inclusive, private service One Day Machu Picchu Tour for the same price that other agencies are charging for their group service tours.

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Jennifer Ferguson

Couple Traveller

We did the Machu Picchu Private day tour and were not disappointed! Everything from pick up to drop off ran smoothly! Everyone from booking to the day of was helpful and professional! We opted to upgrade the train to the Vistadome and it was an awesome experience! Our tour guide at Machu Picchu, Beto, was amazing!! He was so knowledgeable and should pick up a second career as a tourist photographer! Our lunch in Aguas Calientes was delicious! If we ever come back to Peru, we will definitely be booking tours with Travel 1, and we are telling all our friends to do the same!!

August 23, 2019

Jerry Lucas

Family Traveller

This was certainly a FULL day tour, beginning before dawn and finishing up after dark. But the effort was certainly well-rewarded. Seeing Machu Picchu is an experience worth waiting a lifetime for. I feel like a different person than the one who started out this morning. Machu Picchu is that heavy.
The journey itself through the serene Peruvian countryside was very beaautiful. It was a long day, but thanks to Travel 1 everything went smoothly, without a hitch. I especially enjoyed the great lunch provided for us at Inkaterra Cafe.

May 1, 2019

Molly Ride

Couple Traveller

Machu Picchu! I will never forget this experience. The site itself is so mystical but at the same time it is so well engineered and so practical that its canals, fountains, and acequias enabled the farming part of the town to receive irrigation water. With Travel 1 all of the logistics of our trip worked out perfectly. Their team was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
If I had to do it again, I probably would stay overnight in Aguas Calientes and return to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on the second day as there is so much to explore, all of it amazingly interesting.

April 18, 2019

Jill Podubynski

Couple Traveller

Oh my God! Machu Picchu is beautiful beyond words. What a great experience!
The logistics of the trip were seamless. Not too much waiting around anywhere. Lunch was great. But the highlight of it all was Machu Picchu itself. How did they build this magnificent city? And the site that they chose to build it on would be mindblowing even if nothing was built there. I am about ready to go again,. Thank you, Travel 1!

March 15, 2019

linda zarnowski

Solo Traveller

If I could take this tour every day of my life, then my life would be perfect. Everything about it was really sweet. The ride through the Sacred Valley was like a dream. Then the train trip to Machu Picchu was more beautiful still. When we actually arrived at Machu Picchu, I had no more words left to describe it. Travel1 and Machu Picchu—- a winner of a combination.

February 3, 2019
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