Day trip

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

4.7 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Condor Travel

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Condor Travel
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From US$ 317 per person

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Discover the iconic Machu Picchu on a small group guided day trip. Enjoy the comforts of a tour package that includes hotel pickup, train tickets, and bus shuttles.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
If you wish to be dropped off at a different location, please notify the local tour operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the activity.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Take a scenic train ride through the breathtaking Andean landscape
  • Explore Machu Picchu's intriguing and iconic mountaintop ruins
  • Learn about the Inca‘s history and culture from your expert guide
  • Enjoy the comforts of traveling in a small group with all transports included
Full description
Join a small-group tour and go on an unforgettable guided journey to Machu Picchu. Receive a guided tour of the awe-inspiring citadel from an official guide and benefit from a tour package that includes hotel pickup from Cusco, train tickets, and bus shuttles. After being picked up from your hotel, be driven to Cusco's train station and embark on a 2-hour scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas set against the stunning Andean landscape. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, hop on a small bus and travel past the town of Urubamba and up to the ruins of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Get dropped off at the main entrance to Machu Picchu where you will be met by your expert guide who will lead you around the sacred hilltop site and tell you about the fascinating history and culture of the Incas. Marvel at more than 600 terraces, 160 buildings, thousands of steps, several temples, and 16 fountains built by the Incan Emperor Pachacutec. Gaze up the restored buildings, like the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows, and take in the sweeping scenery of the surrounding valley.   Descend back down to Aguas Calientes where you will enjoy free time to walk around the city and look for a place to have lunch.  At a scheduled time, board the train back to Cusco and be picked up at the train station to be transported back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation to Cusco’s train station
  • Economy or premium class roundtrip train tickets to Aguas Calientes
  • Roundtrip bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Official Machu Picchu English-speaking guide
  • Audio-enhancing earphones
  • Free time in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart 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 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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum of 2 persons required per booking
  • The entire full-day tour lasts approximately 13 hours. Once on the ruins, the tour with the guide lasts about 2.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Amazing experience. The van was a little late in arriving at the hostel, but it didn't affect the tour, as we arrived well ahead of the train's time. Our guide, Hugo, was very helpful and gave us several historical explanations as well as tips on good restaurants around the city of Aguas Calientes. I highly recommend! The only point of attention is that when buying our tickets for the return of the train, they took separate seats, but as the train was not full I was able to sit next to my partner.

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June 16, 2022

Very good experience. I received the train, bus and entry tickets via WhatsApp the day before the activity, and at the time of departure we were guided in the lobby of our hotel by a representative of the agency, who gave us printed copies of these same tickets and waited for the driver to arrive, who took us to the train station in a minivan. We took the train and upon arrival we were greeted by our guide, who guided us to have lunch and wait for the other members of our group to arrive. After lunch we went by bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu and the guide Natalí accompanied us throughout the tour, with precious information about what we were seeing. At the end, we went down to the train station, had time for small purchases and made the way back, by train and minivan, to the door of our hotel. Highly recommended activity, with a fair price compared to other similar tour offers.

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June 14, 2022

Condor Travel was top notch! The planning, always telling us where we were supposed to go next, the tour itself, the history, the food recommendations, everything was amazing1 You should not do this tour on your own. Go through a tour guide, it's so much better and what you learn you would never just come across on your own. Plus with how many different forms of transportation it takes to get to Machu Picchu you will save a lot of stress by going through a tour company. Thank you for everything!

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June 6, 2022

Product ID: 393393