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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco - Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Arguably, Machu Picchu Tours One Day is the most popular tour in Peru. Our Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco offers a complete guided tour with a licensed local tour guide with no sacrifice in time or quality. 

Visiting Machu Picchu tops the bucket list of many travelers. This world wonder captivates its visitors with awe-inspiring architectural marvel and mystical powers. The Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu is also known for its prominent historic and cultural legacy. 

Our day trip to Machu Picchu is designed to cater to travelers who want to get the best and the most out of the emblematic Inca citadel in a short time. 

Our full-day tour begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station. On a guided tour of Machu Picchu, you will discover many interesting facts that only a handful know. 

After the guided tour you will have plenty of free time in the citadel. If you intend to hike Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain, then do let us know at the time of booking the tour. 

There is only limited access, each day to both these mountains. Permits are often sold out months in advance. 

Best time to visit Machu Picchu:

Although Machu Picchu is open round the year, the best time to visit is during the dry season – between March and November. It is often sunny and you can enjoy a clearer view of the citadel. During the rainy season, it often gets cloudy and slippery. 

Why choose us for Machu Picchu Tours One Day?

FLY CUSCO PERU Travel Agency is one of the main tour operators in Peru. We are trusted by our travelers, with comfortable, efficient, and friendly services. We have developed the optimal routes and services that are perfectly adapted to your needs. 

Our packages will challenge and inspire you as you bond with other like-minded travelers who share a love of exploring new places and cultures. We tailor unforgettable experiences.

We invite you to spare a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0400 AM

Price Includes

  • Transfer from Cusco to train station and back
  • Train Tickets: Peru Rail or Inca Rail from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Water Bottle

Price Excludes

  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • Any Private Expenses

Reccomended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Sugnlasses and Sunscreen
  • Extra Batteries
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash

To enhance your travel experience, you may choose any of the following options, if desired.

  • Vistadome Train 360° panoramic windows = USD 342 Per Person
  • Vistadome 360° Train Panoramic windows - Observatory with balcony = USD 345 Per Person
  • Hiram Bingham Luxury Train: USD 999 Per Person

Day 1Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Your journey to the world wonder begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco. We will be driving through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo train station. The journey takes about an hour and a half.

Our vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. You can sit back and wink a nap so you arrive fresh to board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes.

Once in Ollantaytambo, you will be embarking on an hour and a half train journey. This scenic journey offers awe-inspiring views of the Peruvian highland region. You will be captivated by the sight of the Urubamba river snaking through the villages and farmlands. 

The view changes from snow-capped peaks to the lush tropical jungle as you will be traveling from the Andes to the Amazon region.

At Aguas Calientes, our crew will be assisting you in boarding a 25 minutes bus for an uphill ride to the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. You will be going through a security screening and your entrance ticket will be verified against your original passport. 

Machu Picchu Tour:

Once inside the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you will be witnessing the glorious rays of the sun beaming its light on the walls of the Inca citadel. Our local expert will begin the tour with a brief introduction to the Inca civilization.

On this two hours guided tour, we will be visiting the strategic parts of the citadel. The main plaza remains the Inca temples and royal quarters, a ceremonial center, and more. After this immersive tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own.

If you have permits to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trailhead. Alternatively, you can hike to the Sungate. This is the point through which those hiking the esteemed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enter Machu Picchu from.

You won’t need any permits to visit the sun gate nor does it have any cost. It offers a panoramic view of the citadel.

After exploring Machu Picchu in one day, you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. You will have some free time here. You can stop for lunch at a local restaurant or take a quiet saunter through the narrow cobblestoned streets rimmed with markets selling souvenirs. 

Later in the evening, you will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco by 09:00 PM.