Machupicchu Full Day Tour- Machu Picchu one Day Tour from Cusco

Machu Picchu Tour

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Up to 8 People Group Size
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2,410 m / 7,906 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

Journey to the World Wonder Along the Stunning Andean Railway

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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2,410 m / 7,906 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

The wonderful Inca site of Machu Picchu is one of the best shows and attractions in Peru. There is no denying that this complex surrounded by peaks and mountains is one of the most incredible views to appreciate. Not for nothing was it classified as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. And we know that words and photos cannot always sum up this incredible site. Every professional or amateur traveler has always wanted to set foot in the renowned Machu Picchu. And the Vidal Expeditions team knows that there are many reasons to visit Machu Picchu.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Faqs
  • Pricing
  • Enquire Now
  Overview

With the most outstanding views of a lost city of the Incas. All this added to the mysteries that surround this complex, it is understandable to want to explore and experience it. Thank to our many years of guiding private and personalized tour, we know how confusing it can be for tourists to discover the Wonder of the World. That why together with Vidal Expeditions, we have prepared this incredible day tour, to motivate you to visit and enjoy this Magical Inca site.

Highlights: Machu Picchu, Train ride
Considerations: Permit required
Season: Whole year
Max. Altitude: 2400masl /7874ft

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    : Cusco-Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Higlights of the tour

    • Enjoy a scenic train journey through the Andes Mountains
    • Discover Machu Picchu accompanied by an expert local guide
    • See the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, Sacred Sun Dial, and more points of interest
  Itinerary
Day 01

Cusco-Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu – Cusco

Highlight of the day: The Incredible Machu Picchu

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Our Machu Picchu day tour will tart with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and heading to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes. The train has ample seats with large windows allowing for grand views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.

Board a bus for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuteq as an important religious temple. Within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm.

Take a guided tour of the site which explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. After the tour, be returned to Aguas Calientes where you can take some free time to explore the city, or enjoy an optional lunch.

After some time in the town, return to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to the Ollantaytambo Station, from there you will be taken the bus back to your hotel.

Our Machu Picchu day tour will tart with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and heading to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes. The train has ample seats with large windows allowing for grand views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.

Board a bus for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuteq as an important religious temple. Within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm.

Take a guided tour of the site which explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. After the tour, be returned to Aguas Calientes where you can take some free time to explore the city, or enjoy an optional lunch.

After some time in the town, return to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to the Ollantaytambo Station, from there you will be taken the bus back to your hotel.

  Inclusions

At Vidal Expeditions we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your tour.

WE INCLUDE

Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your cultural guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Machu Picchu tour departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details of the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with tourism career from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English in a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure and proud to have been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore Machu Picchu.

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Machu Picchu, it will be for a specific date.

Transportations

  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportations during your tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the train stataion, the bus returning once you done with the Machu Picchu, the bus will drop off you at your hotel in Cusco.

Equipment

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They received training courses every 6 months how to assist to someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.

WE NOT INCLUDED

  • Water bottle

    Every customer need water during this tour, we will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks

  • Meals

    You will be available to take some breakfast or snacks and lunch in Aguas Calientes town, your tour guide will recommend a good restaurant

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team hard work.

  Recommendations
INFO

At Vidal Expeditions we focus to make your trip an unforgettable experience and we want to provide all details which you need to know before to leave your country and start your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good day backpack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking pant
  • Rain jacket and pant

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger try to bring it as lighter as possible.

  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Personal medication or Own first aid kit
  • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)
  Faqs

PREPARING FOR YOUR DAY TOUR!

Here some frequently asked question about our day tours in Cusco

BOOKING SYSTEM

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do some of our day tours, we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which we need to book your tickets, we need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. Once as soon as you paid it, we immediately book a spot for this tour once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation form that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

IS VIDAL EXPEDITIONS TEAM CONTACTING US BEFORE FLYING TO PERU?

Yes, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after have confirmed the reservation, please you ask to check constantly your e-mail, also if you have some issue let us know to solve as soon as possible.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO?

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off also a night before your tour you will meet with your tour guide who will tell you all the details about the tour. In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

ALONG THE TOUR

IS THERE BATHROOM OR PUBLIC TOILETS ALONG THE TOUR?

Yes, our car will stop in some places where you can use the restroom (toilets) also in the restaurants you will find these, if you will need it as emergency just let your tour guide knows to stop in the nearest bathroom.

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE TOUR?

Well along our day tour is particularly not very challenging however our tour of Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake are challenging specially for people who does not has experience hiking/climbing on the mountains, we recommend to training with some exercises a few times per week to don’t have problem, also is recommendable to spend a few days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude because part of the segment along this tour are located over 3500m/10859ft

WHAT HAPPEN IF I GOT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

No worry, our guide and team are professional and they know how to solve this kind of problem, your guide will have a first aid kit all the time with some medications for these and oxygen balloon in case you need it. Also, during our Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake will be there an extra emergency horse to take you to the best place where you can recovery. Our team always has radio.

DO YOU NEED HIKING BOOTS?

Definitely, it is always recommendable to wear a light hiking boots if possible. However, for our traditional day tours where does not need to hike for hours you can go with a sneakers. The Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake tour you need ones with ankle support are extra helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. Because you will be climbing and going down on slippery stairs and some of them could be muddy, now uneven and at varying heights, the extra support helps from twisting your ankles.

SHOULD I USE WALKING STICKS?

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portion of the trek. Plus they will help you get up the mountain as well.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

In case you have extra luggage which you not need to bring to the trail all the hotels in Cusco has storage where you can leave your luggage completely free, if you will change your hotel after the trek we have available our storage in Vidal Expeditions office, get more info with from our office team.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny we can’t trust in it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up you should be comfortable hiking in short sleeves. Long pants (yoga or hiking) are encouraged to help from the mosquitos which can be a nuisance in some part of the trail.

  Pricing

From: USD 275.00 per person

USD 270.00: from 4 people to more

Additional Items
* Options to upgrade your returning train to Vistadome service (with larger windows and more comfortable seat) $60US per person

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?


At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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