"Full Day Machu Picchu Express" we offer a guided tour of the most important archaeological centres in South America. One of the most visited seven wonders of the world. The tour starts from your hotel in Cusco and you will return in the evening. Machu Picchu in Quechua (machu = old), and (picchu = top) "old top" is the contemporary name of the old Inca stone built mainly in the middle of the fifteenth century on the rocky slope that joins the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains on the eastern part of the Central Andes, South of Peru. Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. It’s peculiar architectural and landscape features, along with the veil of mystery that surrounds it, have turned it into one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet.
You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning around 4.30am and we will head to the train station at Ollantaytambo for our train departure at 6.35am. We board the Vistadome train and go to the town of Aguas Calientes and arrive at 8.30am.
Here on arrival your professional English/Spanish-speaking guide will be waiting for you to drive to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
We will take a short bus ride to the Machu Picchu complex, where we visit the incredible architecture and the mysterious temples left by the Incas. Your guide will help you to understand the sophisticated ideas and technology of this highly advanced culture.
If you still have energy, you can also climb the mountain of Machu Picchu (which means Old Mountain) at 3000m. It takes about one hour and a half to get to the top, the other option to visit the Huayna Picchu Mountain takes around one hour depending on your fitness.
The Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu ticket reservation is 3 months in advance and is only for over 12 years of age ($60.00 USD - optional)
Once the official tour is over, we will have enough time to visit the Puerta del Sol - Sun Gate, or explore the Sanctuary on our own before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
The suggested time to descend from Machu Picchu to the city of Aguas Calientes is 2.00pm. It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the departure of train. Upon arrival at the station one of our members of staff will take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Tour in Machu Picchu – Private Tour Guide speaking English/Spanish
Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Citadel
Return bus ticket
Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Águas Calientes
Vistadome train from Águas Calientes to Poroy
Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station - Private service
Transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy train station to Cusco – Private service
PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 DAYS FOR ACCLIMATIZATION