Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu

  • Destination: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price per person: $300

Single passenger pays +US$ 30

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Machu Picchu is the best known of all the Inca ruins, as it is recognized as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World! The Inca Citadel was constructed around the mid-15th century and was rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911.

Itinerary

Day 1

DAILY DEPARTURES

Your adventure begins very early when we pick you up at 04:00 am from your hotel and then take you to Ollantaytambo in our private bus. Here you will take the train at 06:40 am.
(According to the train availability it may also be possible that we pick you up at 05:00 am and then bring you to the Proroy Train Station from where you take the train to Machu Picchu.)
You will then arrive to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) around 08:10 am to 08:48 am – it’s also possible to take a later train if you like to! Enjoy the incredible journey of 2 hours on the train with its panoramic windows where you can observe the Urubamba River descending from the high valley down to the cloud forest at 2000 meters. The landscapes changes drastically in front of your eyes! You will be amazed to see the tropical mountain ending in a snow carpet and the small waterfalls shimering on the hills, forming small rivers that flow down to converge at the Sacred River.

Our Green Peru Adventures tour guide will pick you up at the local train station and take you to the bus terminal from where your way to the majestic citadel continues.

Your bilingual tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 2.5 hours, comprehensively explaining the historical significance of Machu Picchu and its importance in the Inca Empire.

Machu Picchu is the best known of all the Inca Archaeological sites, as it is recognised worldwide as one of the new seven wonders, even though it’s not mentioned in any handwritten Chronicle of the Spanish Conquerors. Experts believe that Machu Picchu has been constructed around the mid-15th century by Inca Pachacuteq and was rediscovered in 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham.

The guided tour of this fascinating site will be an unforgettable experience, visiting the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, The Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Sun Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana) and the Burial Grounds.

After this, you will have some free time to wander around. Optional you can do some unguided walks to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, which is the traditional end of the Classic Inca Trail (1.30 hours hike both ways), or to the Inca Bridge (1 hour hike). Otherwise you can simply explore the ruins and enjoy the inspiring atmosphere and breathtaking views.

A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes (included) at any time. If you prefer, take a walk down through the jungle – it will take you roughly 45 minutes.

You will arrive to Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or to enjoy a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon late afternoon at 07:00 pm, you take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then a tourist transport to Cusco. If you want to return to Cusco in the early afternoon, please let us know so we can book an early train at 02:30 pm or 04:12 pm (according to the service, it will have an extra cost of US$ 30.00).

Included:
  • Pick-up and transfer from your hotel to the train station
  • Local cellphone
  • 24-hour-support from company owner
  • Train tickets Poroy/ Ollantaytambo Station – Aguas Caliente – Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in English (aprox. 2,5 hours)
  • Tourist transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Not Included:
  • Meals (we recommend you to bring a snack)
  • Drinks
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Original passport
  • Student card, if you book your tour as a student
  • Backpack
  • Water
  • Sun protection: sun cream, hat
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Money for lunch and souvenirs
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm clothing
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Scan copy of your student card (if you have one, it’s US$ 18 less)
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Price: US$ 300.00

Price based on two people.

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Single passenger pays +US$ 30

Private tour guide in Machu Picchu
1 person US$ 80
2 persons US$ 40 pp
3 persons US$ 27 PP
4 persons US$ 20 pp
over 4 persons US$ 18 pp

Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.

Terms and Conditions

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to create an unforgettable experience for you.