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Cusco: Private Full-Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Train

1. Cusco: Private Full-Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Train

Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cusco to take you to the train station. Upon arrival at the train station, you will board the train to start on this extraordinary train ride to Machu Picchu and enjoy beautiful views. If you have chosen the first class train, you will enjoy features a luxurious Observatory-Lounge carriage offering panoramic windows to admire the most incredible scenery. Approximately four hours after departure from Cusco, you will arrive at the train station in Aguas Calientes (the town located at the bottom of Machu Picchu) from where you will take a bus to Machu Picchu. The ride will last around 30 mins. Meet your tour guide at the main entrance and enter the site for a private tour of the famous City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. After approximately 2 hours visiting Machu Picchu, you will have some free time to explore and take more pictures of this sacred place. Now it's time to get back to Aguas Calientes to enjoy and explore the village. Your train back will depart in the late afternoon; you will be welcomed with a cocktail, and a gourmet menu dinner accompanied by the best wines and entertainment on board. Your driver will be waiting for you at the final stop of the train to take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

Machu Picchu Small-Group Combo: Entrance Ticket, Bus & Guide

2. Machu Picchu Small-Group Combo: Entrance Ticket, Bus & Guide

After arriving in Aguas Calientes, head to Consettur Bus Station to start your Machu Picchu adventure. Easily hand over your printed ticket, hop on, and enjoy the breathtaking drive up through the clouds to Machu Picchu. Ignore the long lines with your pre-purchased entrance ticket in hand, and join your tour group. Be led through the front gates and follow your guide on a 2-hour journey through the ancient citadel. Listen as your guide answers every and any question you might have. After your tour, you will have free time to explore, take photographs, and maybe even make friends with a llama.

Machu Picchu: 2-Hour Small Group Guided Tour

3. Machu Picchu: 2-Hour Small Group Guided Tour

Book an expert guide and explore the "Lost City of the Incas" on a small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people. Set off on a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and be amazed by the fascinating history of this ancient place. Wake early to catch the first shuttle to Machu Picchu and experience the first rays of the sun as they sweep through the "Lost City of the Incas." Follow your guide to a perfect lookout location for the best views of the ruins and panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. Benefit from personalized attention and assistance to find your way around the legendary site before returning to Aguas Calientes at the end of the day. Very important : Is mandatory have the entrance fee to machu picchu circuit 1 or 2 if you have other circuit the tour will be in private only and will have to add more.

Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour of the Lost City

4. Machu Picchu: Private Guided Tour of the Lost City

Discover why Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world. Explore this ancient city with a local tour guide and learn of all the mysteries that the place has to offer. You will start the tour in Aguas Calientes where you will wait for the next bus to Machu Picchu. When arriving, you will walk for an hour to the upper part of Machu Picchu, with incredible views of the city along the way.  You will be taken on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour after this, and you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before making your way back to the city. Your tour guide will explain to you how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

5. From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Enjoy Machu Picchu on this amazing 2-hour guided tour and discover why the Lost Citadel of the Incas is considered one of the wonders of the world. Visit the most important places inside the Lost Citadel of the Incas and learn more about the Inca culture and history. Your tour will start in Aguas Calientes, where you will get the next bus to Machu Picchu. Arriving in Machu Picchu with the group, you will meet the expert tour guide who will take you on a journey to this world-famous site. You’ll have the chance to see amazing views and take stunning pictures to keep the best memories from this amazing day. After visiting the most important places and finishing your tour, your tour guide will assist you on how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

6. From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

Join a local guide and travel from Cusco to the infamous Machu Picchu on this private day trip. Marvel at a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and visit the most remarkable attractions at the ancient Inca site. After being picked up from your hotel, board the train and sit back and relax as you enjoy a 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. Admire the spectacular views over the mountain and pass by towns like Ollantaytambo. If you opt for the Vistadome Panoramic train, you also get to taste an Andean snack and drink. Next, arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes and set off with your guide on a bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the citadel’s magnificent architecture and attractions like the Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon. Then, you will be given free time to explore the site on your own before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In the late afternoon, ride the train for your return journey to Cusco. If you chose the Vistadome Panoramic train option, end your experience by immersing yourself in Andean culture though music and entertainment on board.

From Cusco or Sacred Valley: Private Machu Picchu Day Tour

7. From Cusco or Sacred Valley: Private Machu Picchu Day Tour

After the booking has been made, your guide will coordinate your preferred entrance time and organize everything necessary to make sure your experience is personalised and special. The day prior, the local partner will include you in a Whatsapp group with your guide and driver, to ensure you have a point of contact throughout your experience. On the day of your tour, your driver will pick you up at the time coordinated as per the prior communication and bring you safely and comfortably to the train station. From here, you'll check-in and enjoy your ride on the train to the Machu Picchu village, Aguas Calientes. Outside of the train station, your guide will wait and accompany you to the bus stop, from which, you'll head to the Machu Picchu entrance. Now, it's time to say "hello" to the most beautiful and interesting place in Peru, Machu Picchu. Thanks to the privacy, you have full flexibility on breaks and where you'd like to go. Most travellers prefer to first head to the left terrace from where postcard-like pictures can be shot by your guide (who loves to take pictures). From here it's time to head on and explore the fascinating ruins and their characteristics. Let the guide take you back in time, learn about the architecture as well as the history, the kind of details groups won't experience due to time restrictions as they rush through the archeological site. At the end of your tour, you will have the chance to stay for a little longer at the final part of the archeological round-trip (Machu Picchu can only be visited by following one route, there is no chance of heading back, only forward), until you'd reach the exit. In this moment, it's time to say farewell to your guide. Keep your train time in mind and head to the bus back to Aguas Calientes on time. Here you can enjoy lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Your driver will await you here again at the same spot where he dropped you off in the morning. In Cusco in the evening, you'll be dropped off at your hotel, filled with memories that will remain for a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Aguas Calientes

Great Experience and Great Tour with Augustin. The previous day we did the afternoon tour and a day after the sunrise at 6am. Augustin picked me up from the hotel, and guided to the bus station. This was fast and efficient. Once we reached Machu Picchu we were one of the first and we had all view for us. Augustin is very knowledgeable, he knows a lot abut the place, history, customs and he chooses the best spots and he is also a wonderful photographer. I was very lucky to have Augustin with me. if you go to Machu Picchu , private guided tour is the best thing to do. I saw some people choosing wrong routes (they are different for the am and pm tour). The 6am tour was very spiritual ...you can see the sun waking up :-) Augustin chose the best spots and really made my day. Thank you!

Marcelino was a great guide. He meet us at the machu picchu bus stop and helped us get our bus tickets then took us to machu picchu where he took his time to explain the history of the entire site. He answered all of our questions and took more time with us than allotted. He was very amicable and knowledgeable in addition to being our own private photographer. He was more than willing to take many pictures and recommend the best sites for pictures. He also gave us recommendations for food and information on Inti Raymi which was happening later that week. 100% recommend Marcelino. We had other tour guides for other sites that didn't even compare. And his English is perfect!

Great Experience and Great Tour with Augustin. This was the afternoon tour. I was picked up from the hotel and guided to the bus station. This was fast and efficient. Augustin was already waiting for me. Once we reached Machu Picchu, he chose the best spots to void the crowds. Augustin is very knowledgeable, he knows a lot abut the place, history, customs and he chooses the best spots and he is also a wonderful photographer. I was very lucky to have Augustin with me. if you go to Machu Picchu , private guided tour is the best thing to do. I saw some people choosing wrong routes (they are different for the am and pm tour). Augustin made my day. Thank you!

Joel was an amazing guide!!! He was so friendly, knowledge, and helped my entire family through the citadel's steps. The tour was so informative, and I was so impressed with Joel. This would be a no brainer to book again if we come back to Peru and Machu Picchu. Do not overlook this and Joel!

Our guide Watner was fantastic polite, and really enhance the whole experience for us. He had lots of interesting stories and lessons to share along the way, too.