4:00 a.m. at your accommodation in Cusco
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the city center of Cusco (depending on your train schedule)
This 1 day tour to Machu Picchu is ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss one of the most magical places on the planet.
We will arrive to Aguas Calientes from Cuzco, in a train that travels through unique places. Once in the Inca citadel, a professional guide will give us a guided tour. You will also have free time to enjoy the archaeological park of Machu Picchu before returning to Ollantaytambo by train. Once there, a minibus will be waiting for us to take us to Cuzco.
It will be an intense but unforgettable day. Want to know how it will be in detail? Read on:
The guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00 a.m. with a minibus to the train station in Ollantaytambo. From there, we will take the 6:10 a.m. train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
The journey takes about an hour and a half, passing through spectacular landscapes with views of the snow-capped mountains, the Vilcanota River and the semi-tropical and high jungle areas.
Once there, we will get on the bus that will take us to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu. A professional guide will tell us the history and secrets of the place in a two-hour guided tour. In addition, we will have free time until 1:00 p.m. to explore the citadel on our own.
We'll return to Aguas Calientes, where we'll eat and catch the train back to Ollantaytambo. The minibus will pick us up at the station and take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive at about 8:30 p.m.
Cusco is the main tourist city of Peru and is very well connected. If you plan to arrive from Lima, you can get to Cusco by bus (24 hour trip) or take a one hour flight. You can choose between low cost airlines like Peruvian Airlines, LCP or StarPeru or full-service airlines like Latam and Avian. If you plan to arrive from Arequipa, the bus ride to Cusco will take roughly ten hours. Alternatively you can also arrive by plane, in this case, however, the only airline that offers direct flights is Latam Airlines. If you plan to arrive from Puno, the best option is to take a bus on a six hour trip. We also offer the possibility to take a tourist bus route that stops in the most important places and landmarks along the way, leaving Puno at 7:00 AM and arriving at Cusco at 5:30 PM.