Private tour

From Cusco or Sacred Valley: Private Machu Picchu Day Tour

Activity provider: Exploorperu

From Cusco or Sacred Valley: Private Machu Picchu Day Tour

Activity provider: Exploorperu

From US$ 449 per person

Discover the beauty of Machu Pichu on an extended guided tour. Explore the ruins, see the architecture, and hear about the history from your local guide on this guided tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in your lobby at the arranged time.
Private group


  • Enjoy a fully guided trip to Peru's number one attraction
  • Relax with flexible entrance times
  • Feel the guide's passion while discovering Machu Picchu
  • Visit spots for beautiful pictures others don't get to see
Full description

Explore Machu Picchu on a private guided tour from Cusco or the Sacred Valley. Get in touch with the Peruvian soul and discover this magical place with a knowledgeable guide who'll teach you about the fascinating history of this site.

Finally, the day prior, we'll 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 travelers 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.

After leaving Machu Picchu (safety guards make it impossible to remain alone in Machu Picchu and walk around freely - the routes are defined), you'll take the bus back to the Machu Picchu village, Aguas Calientes, to have lunch before taking the train.

Back at the train station, our driver will await you to bring you safely back to your accommodation in Cusco, filled with memories that will remain for a lifetime.

  • Round-trip expedition train tickets
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Shuttle tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • English-speaking Machu Picchu expert
  • Private guided tour
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Walking sticks

Know before you go

  • Due to high demand and tickets being sold out weeks ahead, please contact the local partner prior to any booking, to ensure the ticket availability
  • After your reservation, you'll be contacted to coordinate details such as train preferences and preferred entrance times. All this will be organized within 48 hours after receiving your information necessary to coordinate the tickets
  • This tour offers a money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied with your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 1 reviews

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They were able to arrange our travel to Machu Picchu with less than 24 hour notice. Great job! Hirwin was our driver and drove safely. Percy was our MP guide and very knowledgeable and accommodating. He even gave me a muffin with candle since it was my birthday. Great experience overall.

February 7, 2020

Product ID: 344136