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  • All-Inclusive (comfortable sleeping bags, foam roll Therm-A-Rest mattresses, hiking poles, etc.).
  • Highly experienced English speaking Tour Guides.
  • Mundo Mapi professional local staff such as Guides, Guide Assistants, Cooks, and Porters receive decent wages, unlike the staff of other tour companies!
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1 Day
Availability : Jan - Dec
Cusco
Machu Picchu

Tour Details

Visit the enigmatic lost city of the Incas by train on one of the best tours to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most visited 7 wonders of the world. It has beautiful stone-based constructions, which were carved with great precision and detail. It is the most important Inca construction due to it’s complexity and location.

On this trip, you will be able to enjoy the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the subtropical flora and fauna, as well as all the beautiful landscapes closer to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), a tourist bus will take you right to the entrance of this unique place. There, you will receive a guided tour of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”. You will also have free time to take some panoramic photos of the ancient citadel with all the splendid scenery that surrounds it. Afterwards you can explore this magical site on your own!

We have daily departures for the 1-day Tour to Machu Picchu. It is possible to book 1 month in advance in low season (Nov-Feb) and 2 or 3 months in advance in high season (Mar-Oct). Due to the high demand, we recommend making the reservation with as much anticipation as possible. You can check the availability of this tour before making the purchase.

Duration

Full Day

Departure Point

We pick you up from your hotel

Return Point

Cusco – Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department

Service Level

Comfortable private transport, activities and professional guided tour English or Spanish.

Physical Rating

Easy walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging

What to Expect

On the route, you can appreciate the landspaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, subtropical flora and fauna as well as lovely sceneries closer to Machu Picchu! Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), you get on a tourist shuttle bus taking you just in front of the entrance of this unique Incan citadel! There, you receive a guided tour of the so called “Lost City of the Incas”. Afterwards,  take some panoramic pictures of the antique Incan citadal with all the splendid landscape that surrounds it!! Then you can return to Machu Picchu and explore this overwhelming citadel on your own!

  • Comfortable and quick way on how to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Opportunity to view the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as subtropical nature on the way to the Inca citadel.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Time off to explore and discover Machu Picchu on your own.
  • An opportunity to take the panoramic picture
  • Explore the lost city of the Incas
  • Visit the temple of the Condor.
Itinerary

Day 1:Machu Picchu Day Tour

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In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer your to a railway station (either at Poroy, which is 30 minutes far away from Cusco or at Ollantaytambo which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Cusco). There you board a train and travel for about 1 hour 45 minutes experiencing spectacular changeable landscapes passing through lush fields and colourful villages placed on the foothill of the Andes. The highlight of the way are wonderful views of mountains and the marvellous Urubamba River that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the end, you reach Aguas Calientes, a town just below Machu Picchu, where our Representative welcomes you at the railway station to accompany you to a bus stop. There you get on a shuttle bus taking you up to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu following a zigzag path for about 25 minutes.

Once in Machu Picchu, your Tour Guide introduces you the most important attractions of this antique Incan site such as its main square, the Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Incas Cemetery. This guided tour takes about 2 and half an hour and then you are given time off to explore around the complex and to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) to take some amazing panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. So please do not forget your camera and enjoy the visit of the “One of the New 7 Wonders of the World” !!

When you have enjoy the site enough, you take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in the package) in one of many lovely restaurants offering traditional Andean as well as international cuisine. Afterwards, you can visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Museum of the Site (neither entrance of these is included in the package).

In the afternoon, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy) where our driver expects us in front of the railway station to transfer us to Cusco.

Included

Price Includes

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • A train round trip to Machu Picchu (to choose your class, please check the Prices section);
  • A shuttle bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - a round trip
  • Private transportation Cusco-Ollantaytambo-Cusco;.

Price Excludes

  • Pre & post tour accommodation,
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain ($25);
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory);
  • Meals nor beverages (excepting refreshment offered on trains),
  • Other extras not mentioned.

Complementaries

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a hotspring in Aguas Calientes),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
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Additional Items

We would love to take everyone on the Inca Trail and guide you to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits remain with the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.

Group Price:

$300 per person

Student Discount:

– $25 off per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.

Please send all to info@theincatrails.com.

As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.

  • The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.

  • This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train

All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.

  • This train is $75 per person.

Extra Day at Machu Picchu

You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.

  • The entrance ticket into Machu Picchu is $55 per person.
    The roundtrip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is $25 per person
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Paola E.

Family Traveller

Excellent service, they were very attentive to us, they included what they told us with the package, good transportation, good food and a unique experience.

1 December, 2020