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Machu Picchu Day Tour

Machu Picchu Day Tour

$380 per person

On this full-day private tour from Cusco, we will travel from the Andes to the jungle mountains and arrive at Machu Picchu, where you will explore and learn the history and architecture of the Lost City of the Incas. You will be surprised by the constructions, terraces, temples and the natural.

More than that, this tour will be organized privately for you to be able to enjoy the site at your pace.

If you are short on time, this tour is a perfect fit for you.

If you aren’t we would definitely suggest Our Way to Machu Picchu.

 

Included:
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Private Machu Picchu tour
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna or Machu Picchu Mountain (contact us via chat or email prior to booking to check availability)
  • Shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Cusco’s city center by professional driver (can be scheduled flexibly)
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off in Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • Professional English-speaking licensed guide specialized on Machu Picchu tours
Prices :

Private Tour for 1 person: 425 USD

Private Tour for 2 person: 380 USD

Private Tour for 3 people or more : 370 USD

Those rates do not include a Photography guide but a local licensed guide.

Ask for a Photography guide if needed.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Your hotel in Cusco
  • Departure Time
    4:50
  • Return Time
    20:00
  • What to wear
    Comfortable seasonal clothing and shoes
  • Included
    Guide
    Photo Assistance
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Accommodation
    Entrance Fees
    Extras
    Insurance
    Local Flights
    Lunch
    Meals

Tour Plan

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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.