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Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

1. Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

Discover the magic of the Andes and Machu Picchu on a full-day trip from Cusco. Marvel at mountain views on a train to Aguas Calientes. Hop on a comfortable bus to Machu Picchu and begin a guided tour. Upgrade your experience with the option to include an authentic Peruvian lunch. Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel 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 coach 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 Pachacuti as a holiday retreat. 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 back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Aguas Calientes

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

It went very well. Hotel pick-up, use of the train, pick-up at the train station at the valley station. Transport by bus to Machu Picchu and the actual guided tour were great! The guide took very good care of us and gave us a lot of information and showed us the places for beautiful photos. Not pushy but always friendly and with good English we had a great day with him.

Honestly the best experience of my life. I was the only person in my group so had a personal guide who was amazing, I learnt so much about the site and he was also an amazing photographer! The transfers were all very smooth, the resin was a beautiful experience and I loved having time to explore Machu Picchu town too. 12/10 would recommend.

A very well organised tour which we both thoroughly enjoyed. Communication was great and all worked like a well oiled machine. Our guide at Machu Picchu was very knowledgeable and gave us a great experience. Thank you

Incredible food! Very good organization! Everything went well. They sent us all the bus, train and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on time. The visit was amazing!

Todo fue excelente, los choferes, los guías, puntuales y muy profesionales.