Machupicchu was hidden from the world for centuries thanks to a remote and inaccessible location. Machu Picchu is located on a saddle between two peaks, while the closest city, Aguas Calientes, is located below it in the Vilcanota River Valley, just a few kilometers away in a straight line. It takes approximately 20 minutes ascending along a narrow, zigzagging road to reach the ruins from Aguas Calientes.
Summary travel plan
- Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Itinerary Tour to Machu Picchu full day
Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
This tour starts with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco between 3:00 and 3:40 am, we will board our private transport to Ollantaytambo, where we will take the train that will take us to the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes. In the journey of approximately 4 hour we will appreciate spectacular views of the imposing Vilcanota river and we will notice the gradual change of the vegetation from mountain to jungle.
Once we reach Machu Picchu town, we will immediately head to the bus station which is located a few minutes from the train station, the bus will take only half an hour to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where our guide will be waiting for us to take a tour of this wonderful place. We will learn from our guide about the Inca culture in a tour that will last 2 hours, then we will have free time to make a new tour on our own and take many photos.
Later and depending on the schedule of our return train, we will have to return to the town of Machu Picchu to have lunch on our own, to know a little more this small and cozy village and to be in time at the station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Once there our transfer will be waiting to make our last return trip to Cusco.
The transportation will leave us in Plaza San Francisco, located just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
This tour includes
- Roundtrip Transfer: Hotel – Ollantaytambo Train Station
- Roundtrip Bus: Cusco – Ollantaytambo
- Roundtrip Train: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Roundtrip Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Citadel
- Entrance to Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
- Professional Guide
This tour does NOT include
Lunch in Aguas Calientes
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain
Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain
- Extra expenses
Important tour information "Tour to Machu Picchu full day "
At the end of the tour we'll leave you at Plaza San Francisco in Cusco
What to bring for this tour?
- Water bottle
- Extra cash