Full Day Machu Picchu Tour

About this activity:

100 km / 63 miles
1 Complete Day
From Cusco
Machu Picchu
Cultural – Traditional

Tour details:

Embark on an unforgettable Full Day Machu Picchu tour, commencing and culminating in the heart of Cusco!

Indulge in a scenic car journey traversing the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley. Following this, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing train ride to Machu Picchu, where the afternoon awaits your exploration of the revered citadel. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of this historical marvel before boarding the return train to Cusco.

A train on the way to Machu Picchu, it goes parallell with the Urubamba's River.

Full Itinerary: Full Day Machu Picchu Tour

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco in the morning (at approximately 4:30 am) and will drive for about 2 hours through the Sacred Valley, passing by picturesque towns and extensive farms before we arrive to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo.

One of the many streets in Ollantaytambo that still preserve the design pattern that the Inca civilization implemented.

We will go to the train station and take the touristic train for about 1.5 hours, following a narrow valley next to the Urubamba River. When we arrive to Aguas Calientes, you will have time to have lunch on your own at one of the local restaurants.

Then with your guide you will take the 25-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu. You will have a 2-hour tour with your guide where you will see and learn about the most important sites.

A girl poses for her classical postcard picture of Machu Picchu.

After your tour, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, and in the evening you will take the Expedition train back Ollantaytambo, where we will pick you up from the train station and take you to your hotel in Cusco (at about 10:30 pm).

Additional Information

Please note that it is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain with this machu picchu one day tour: These mountains can only be climbed in the morning and on this tour we visit Machu Picchu in the afternoon. If you would like to climb one of these mountains, we recommend our 2-Day Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Package.

Additional Prices

Vistadome or upgrade Train: Our price for machu picchu 1 day tour includes a ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and a return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in the Expedition train. However, if you would like to upgrade your return train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco to the Vistadome train or have and upgrade the price is an additional $100 USD per person.

FAQs Full Day Machu Picchu Tour

Q: What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

A: The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from April to September.


Q: What should I wear for the tour?

A: We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as bringing a hat, sunscreen, and a rain jacket.


Q: Is the tour physically demanding?

A: The tour involves almost no amount of walking exceptuating the Machu Picchu’s citadel tour, however, preparation for the acclimation is recommended.


Q: Is the tour guided?

A: Yes, our experienced guides will provide a comprehensive and informative tour of the site.


Q: What is included in the tour price?

A: The tour price includes transportation, a guided tour, and entrance fees.


Q: Can I customize the tour?

A: Yes, we can customize the tour to fit your preferences and needs. Please contact us for more information.


  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Observation and participation in allowed activities
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the train station and back to your hotel at the end
  • Round trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes in the Expedition service
  • Round trip bus tickets to Machu Picchu and back to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Experienced private tour guide fluent in English

Not included

  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Meals
  • Tips

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