Machu Picchu Peru Tour

Machu Picchu Day Tour

Machu Picchu Day Tour

$380 per person

Experience an exclusive Machu Picchu day tour from Cusco, where you’ll journey from the majestic Andes to the lush jungle mountains, culminating in a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu. As part of this day tour, delve into the rich history and architecture of the Lost City of the Incas. You’ll be captivated by its intricate constructions, terraces, and temples, all set against a breathtaking natural backdrop.

This Machu Picchu tour is tailored just for you, ensuring you can immerse yourself in the ancient site at your own pace. For those on a tight schedule, this itinerary is a perfect match. However, if you have more flexibility, we recommend exploring “3 Day Machu Picchu tour” for a more comprehensive experience.


  • Round-trip train tickets for your day tour
  • A private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Option for entrance to either Huayna or Machu Picchu Mountain (Please contact us via chat or email before booking to confirm availability)
  • Shuttle bus for round trips between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Flexible airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Cusco’s city center with a professional driver
  • Pickup or drop-off service from hotels in Cusco or the Sacred Valley
  • Guided exploration by a professional, English-speaking licensed guide with expertise in Machu Picchu day tours


  • 1 person: 425 USD
  • 2 people: 380 USD each
  • 3 or more people: 370 USD each

Note: These rates cover tours led by local licensed guides, not photography experts. Should you desire a photography guide, please inquire separately.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Your hotel in Cusco
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • What to wear
    Comfortable seasonal clothing and shoes
  • Included
    Photo Assistance
  • Not Included
    Entrance Fees
    Local Flights

Tour Plan

Tour Itinerary
4.50 AM: Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco (We can also organize your pick-up in the Sacred Valley)
You will then board your train to Aguas Calientes in Ollantaytambo.
When you have arrived at Aguas Calientes Station, your private guide will be waiting for you.
From there you will catch the bus up to the archeological site of Machu Picchu.
A private 2h30 tour in the ancient Inca town by one of the highest rated specialized in Machu Picchu guide in town.
From there you will get back to Aguas Calientes. A bit of time for lunch or Shopping before jumping on your train back to Ollantaytambo.
Once in Ollantaytambo, you will get picked up by our driver that will take you back to your hotel in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley.

Tour Location

Discover Machu Picchu
More than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. A symbol of the Incan Empire and built around 1450AD, Machu Picchu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
10 Interesting Facts about Machu Picchu
10. In the Quechua Indian language, “Machu Picchu” means “Old Peak” or “Old Mountain.”
9. Machu Picchu is made up of more than 150 buildings ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries.
8. The compound contains more than 100 separate flights of stairs. Most of the individual staircases were carved from one slab of stone.
7. Although many of the stones that were used to build the city were more than 50 pounds, it is believed that no wheels were used to transport these rocks up the mountain. Rather, it is thought that hundreds of men pushed the heavy rocks up the steep mountain side.
6. Many different theories exist about Machu Picchu’s purpose—a royal estate and a secret ceremonial center among them.
5. The Incas were some of the best masons in the world. The structures were so well built with a technique called ashlar (stones that are cut to fit together without mortar) that not even a knife blade can fit in between stones.
4. Machu Picchu was only known locally until Yale Professor Hiram Bingham re-discovered the site in 1911. His book, The Lost City of the Incas, was based on his findings.
3. A long-standing dispute between Peru and Yale University has existed over the artifacts collected by Bingham during his exploration of the site. Yale maintains that they own the items while Peru insists they were given on loan.
2. Machu Picchu was an astronomical observatory, and its sacred Intihuatana stone accurately indicates the two equinoxes. Twice a year, the sun sits directly over the stone creating no shadow.
1. Unfortunately, most cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by the Spanish conquest. Machu Picchu was in a hidden location—invisible from below—and not found, making it one of the most well-preserved Inca cities and an archeological gem.