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Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

4.5 / 5

58 reviews

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

From $155 per person

Book your transit, admission, and guide for the most important site in Peru: Machu Picchu. Avoid crazy crowds and long lines: simply rest and prepare for the trip ahead. Enjoy pickup in Aguas Calientes. Meet your guide upon entering Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, please provide your hotel’s name and address. If you arrive in Aguas Calientes on the same day of the tour, you will need to meet your guide at the Bus Station for Machupicchu. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Avoid lines for your bus and entrance ticket
  • Relax on your quick and easy pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Discover the history of the Lost Citadel from an expert guide
Full description
Meet your driver at your hotel or the train statin in Aguas Calientes. Embark on the beautiful 30-minute drive to Machu Picchu, where you’ll show your passport and pass through security. Walk 20 minutes to the upper part of Machu Picchu, following your guide to the perfect lookout location. Your guide will lead you through the legendary site on a 2-hour tour, on which you'll delve into the history of the Lost Citadel and Machu Picchu. Relish in panoramic vistas of the ruins and the surrounding mountains. Get lost in the maze-like stone constructions. Return to Aguas Calientes.
Includes
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel morning or afternoon admission ticket
  • 2-hour guided small group tour in Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Your time slot will be confirmed along with the official ticket
  • Pickup and drop-off from private accommodations are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The guide came right to our hotel entrance and double checked we had our tickets on hand for the bus and entrance, as well as passport and face mask and face shield. He brought us to the bus with a group and we went up the mountain. Our guide did a particularly good job taking pictures for everyone and mentioning the best locations for pictures. It did seem like some of the other guides shared a bit more info than ours. Also, it is a bit of a hike even with the bus, because the entire tour is going up and down rocky steps for over 2 hours non-stop. Something to keep in mind if you are a little out of shape. Overall, incredible experience.

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September 12, 2021

Roni was AMAZING! We were the only 2 on the tour so it was essentially a private tour to us! Roni was super patient when it came to us walking around and taking photos (he actually took 90% of them!) Roni was super knowledgeable and explained to us everything to be known about Machu Picchu! The entire tour was awesome from start to finish! I will say, you will not get any emails or information until the day prior to your tour so don’t be worried like we were! I highly recommend everyone book your tour here! Thank you again Roni!!

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June 29, 2021

Super easy experience, from start to finish. The agency took care of our tickets for both the entrance and the bus to MP, and the guide met us at hotel in the morning and went with us on the bus, it was all laid out perfect for us, even though we booked short term (I think 4 days prior to arrival, as we were unsure if we were going to be able to go w/the ever changing covid restrictions). Everything can be done electronically (tickets), either through email or Whatsapp, and communication from the agency was great, the guide was awesome!

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January 16, 2021

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