- Type: Tour
- Duration: Full Day
- Distance: 120 km
- Season: All Year
- Departure: Daily
- Minimum of Passengers: 1 Person
Machu Picchu is the perfect destination for lovers of culture, ecotourism and adventure. The Machu Picchu Full Day Tour is the best way to get inside and feel the mystery, beauty and majesty of this great Inca city.
The Inca city of Machu Picchu is located in southern Peru, the department of Cusco, Urubamba Province and Machu Picchu district. It is located at a distance of 120 km from the city of Cusco, taking into account that to reach Machu Picchu in one day you need to take a car from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Station and then the train to Machu Picchu.
Anyone trip to Cusco can be considered complete without a visit to the famous "Inca City of Machu Picchu", the most popular tourist destination of Cusco and Peru and one of the wonders left by our ancestors.
It is impossible to be disappointed to take a look at the ruins of Machu Picchu that rise miraculously among the lush vegetation above the clouds, framed by the surrounding mountains. Machu Picchu is even more fascinating, when the visit is made as part of a tour after which you can walk, reflect and explore.
You can find breathtaking views, little recognizable views on postcards, for example from a sunny Inca terrace or hiking the trails to the nearby peaks such as Huaynapicchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain.
Just breathing the air of Machu Picchu allows us to imagine why the Incas probably used the city as a place of refuge that offers mystery, silence and splendor
We start with an early pick-up and transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train stations by bus and then by train to the town of Aguas Calientes, close to Machupicchu.
The train journey takes around two and a half hours, passing through picturesque landscapes including the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be met by our staff where you will be taken to the summit of Machupicchu mountain via a short bus journey.
Once there you will enjoy a guided tour for two hours where you will explore the most important and interesting places in Machupicchu. This ancient city is strategically situated at the top of the Machupicchu Mountain (Old Mountain in Quechua), at 2350 meters above sea level (7,710 ft).
Close by is the Huaynapicchu Mountain (Young Mountain), part of the western Vilcabamba mountain range, which are bordered by the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers. The Machupicchu sanctuary is located in the valley of the Urubamba river (also known as the Vilcanota) at the lower part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, close to the edge of the Peruvian rainforest.
In the afternoon we return Cusco by train and bus from Aguas Calientes, via Ollantaytambo (Machu picchu full day).
Location of Machu picchu:
The Inca city of Machu Picchu is located in the southern part of Peru, in the Department of Cusco, Province of Urubamba, District of Machu Picchu (popularly called Aguas Calientes), to the Northwest of the City of Cusco.
Distance to Machu Picchu from Cusco:
- Cusco - Ollantaytambo (En bus) ⇒ 71.9 km.
- Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (By train) ⇒ 43.00 km.
- Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (By bus) ⇒ 9.00 km.
How Long is Machu picchu Tour?
- Cusco - Ollantaytambo (By bus) ⇒ 1 hour 41 minutes.
- Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (By train) ⇒ 1 hour 45 minutes.
- Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu (By bus) ⇒ 23 minutes.
Maximum and minimum height in the route to Machu Picchu from Cusco:
- Maxima ⇒ Chinchero 3 762 m.s.n.m.
- Minima ⇒ Aguas Calientes 2 040 m.s.n.m.
- Height Machu picchu ⇒ 2 430 m.s.n.m.
Best Time to visit Machu picchu:
The city of Cusco has two well-defined seasons, the rainy season from December to February and the dry season from March to November, Machu Picchu can be visited all year round but the best season is from March to November.
Before arrival in Cusco
Please confirm the address of the hotel/hostel where you will be staying in order to organize your pick-up on the day of departure for Machu picchu full day.
- Train tickets Poroy/Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu round trip.
- Entrance fee to the ruins.
- Professional guide.
- Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo round trip.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
- Services not mentioned.
What to Bring
- A Day Pack for Machu Picchu Full Day.
- Good Shoes.
- A Rain Jacket or a Poncho.
- A Water Bottle.
- A Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold.
- Insect Repellent.
- Swimsuit (if you decide to stay the night in Aguas Calientes you can visit the hot springs)
- Original passport. Photocopies are not acceptable. If you change your passport after booking the train tour you must send us details of your new passport immediately, and you must bring both your new passport and old passport with you on the tour.