Machu Picchu tour full day

MACHU PICCHU TOUR FULL DAY

Available every day!

(For overnight in Machu Picchu Hotel, only add the cost for the night's requested. Cost of Services are supported).

Are you ready to explore the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu? Join us on a full-day tour of the incredible and mysterious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Our experienced guides will lead you through the ruins and show you the unique architecture, history, and culture of the Inca Empire. We will also share stories from the past and answer any questions you may have about this fascinating site. Along the way, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains and the Urubamba River Valley, as well as the lush vegetation of the Peruvian jungle. Get ready for an unforgettable experience and join us on a Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour!

What is the difference between the 4 circuits of Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu offers 4 circuits designed for you to enjoy the experience without crowds at certain points of the archaeological site. 

Circuit 1 allows you to visit the Guardian's House, where you can take the iconic photo of Machu Picchu. Additionally, you'll be able to observe other places within the citadel, such as the Temple of the Sun viewpoint, the granite chaos, and the Pisonay Square.

Circuit 2 is the most comprehensive as it covers Circuit 1 and provides you with the opportunity to enjoy many more archaeological sites, such as the Temple Plaza, the Intiwatana Pyramid, and the Sacred Rock.

Circuit 3 explores the lower part of Machu Picchu, allowing you to enjoy the Inca citadel from a different perspective. You'll also be able to observe archaeological areas such as the Qolqas, the agricultural zone, and the Inca's House complex.

Circuit 4 is more comprehensive than Circuit 3, as it includes Circuit 3 and offers the opportunity to observe symbolic places such as the Ceremonial Fountains, the set of water mirrors, and the Temple of the Condor.

Is it better to enter Machu Picchu in the morning or in the afternoon?

There are 9 entrance times to Machu Picchu, which you can choose based on the time you arrive in Aguas Calientes. Below, we detail the schedules:

Entrances at 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the morning require you to leave Cusco very early and keep in mind that the car and train journey will take about 2 hours each. If you don't want to wake up so early, you can travel a day earlier and stay in Aguas Calientes to avoid the early morning rush. Keep in mind that the total travel time, including the bus and train ride, is approximately 4 hours. During these hours, the setting sun has a diagonal position relative to the sanctuary, offering a different perspective and the possibility of rainbows due to mist.

The 10, 11, 12, and 1 schedules are likely to have a higher influx of people, so if you planned to take the classic photo without many people around, it will be a bit more challenging. The sun will be at its highest point, directly illuminating the sanctuary with great intensity. However, it also has its charm as the sky will be clear, allowing you to better observe Machu Picchu.

In the afternoon, at 1 and 2 in the afternoon, some consider it

Day 1: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Machu Picchu

  • At 05:00 am, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the bus station to take you to the Ollantaytambo train station. We will board our train that will take us to the town of Machu picchu formerly known as Aguas Calientes.
    At the train station in Machupicchu town our guide will be waiting for us to take us to the sanctuary of Machupicchu, with our guide we will visit all the most important places of the Inca citadel. We recommend visiting the house of the chosen ones, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces.
    After the visit we will return to the village of Machupicchu where you will have time to enjoy lunch and have time to explore the colorful town. 
    Our return tourist train departs at 04:22 pm or 06:20 pm to Ollantaytambo station, and then take a bus back to the city of Cusco.

Types of train for the trip to Machu Picchu

TRAIN EXPEDITION:

PERU RAIL - TRAIN EXPEDITIONS

The passenger in the Expedition service will be comfortable and relax, and will be informed about the most important points that this ancient route has that every adventurer should know.

The EXPEDITON has fully covered wagons with panoramic windows to allow travelers to immerse in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience at Machu Picchu begins on the train.

Expedition service train

VISTADOME SERVICE:

PERU RAIL - VISTADOME SERVICE

Completely surrounded by glass, with wagons with large panoramic windows offering unparalleled scenic views and a number of spectacular photo opportunities. The traveler in the VISTADOME feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Peru Rail provides personalized attention and first class service to allow the passengers on board to have an unforgettable experience.

The VISTADOME also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust to the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

The VISTADOME has a different service on board, which allows travelers to immerse and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

Vistadome train


Notes

The train schedule is only confirmed a day before the start of the trip, if you joined a group day before the start of the excursion, we cannot guarantee that you travel on the same train as the rest of the group.

Train schedule subject to change depending on Peru Rail's schedule and availability.

To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid Visa of Student. scan and email us copy at the time of booking.

 

Altitude Sickness

Cuzco is at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet above sea level, and in many surrounding areas, including Machu Picchu, it is also at high altitudes, though not as high as Cuzco. Altitude sickness can happen to anyone, including healthy people. Symptoms are usually not severe.

Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory diseases) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of high-altitude illness. It may be a good idea to check with your doctor before traveling. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness through:

Drink plenty of water - at least 4 liters per day above other forms of liquids such as tea or soups
Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and substances that can interfere with a good supply of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration.
Frequent small meals high in carbohydrates.
Getting regular rest.

Includes:

  • Transfers from hotel in Cusco / Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Tourist train to Machu Picchu round trip
  • Entrance to the Machu Picchu Inca city.
  • Consettur Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Professional Guide.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Meals. “Not Mentioned”
  • Entrance to recreational sites, such as “Clubs” “Hot Springs, Theme Parks”
  • Others not specified in the program.

Equipment to be carried by passengers:

  • Small personal backpack.
  • Jacket for the cold.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Chocolates and candies.