Tour code: 5243MP1DAY
Spend a day exploring the jaw-dropping Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip leaving from Cusco. Discover this renowned mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history and what daily life was like for its residents. The trip’s relaxed, non-strenuous pace is a great option for first-time visitors, families and solo travelers alike, and features three different train ride options. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu (via train and bus) and the site entrance fee.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Enjoy a scenic rail tour with two distinct options
  • Learn the history behind the sacred city with a guided tour
  • Relax with all entrance fees, train and bus tickets and hotel transportation included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour spends more time at Machu Picchu than any other day trip. All the transportation is included, making it easy to cross this wonder of the world off your bucket list.

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What You Can Expect

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Experience an incredible visit to the world-famous Inca city of Machu Picchu, as you explore its ingenious architecture, history and what daily life was like for residents, during this day trip from Cusco. It’s the perfect opportunity for first-time visitors, families and individual travelers to make an in-depth exploration of this amazing archaeological site.

Depart from Cusco in the morning, with pickup from your hotel and a transfer from the city center to your chosen train station. Your departure location and travel experience will depend on the seating option you’ve selected (see the Itinerary below). Then enjoy a scenic, 2-hour train ride, offering stunning views of the mountainous terrain that makes up the area near Machu Picchu.

Arrive in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of this famous Inca site, and board a bus for the short ride to this sacred citadel. Completed around 1450, when the Inca Empire was at the peak of its power and influence, the site was left vacant within 100 years of its creation, thanks to the conquest of the Inca people by the Spanish. Though the site today remains abandoned, many believe Machu Picchu to be a key center of spiritual energy.

Follow your guide through the main streets of this marvel of ancient engineering. Learn about the site’s history and design as you meander through its town square, key religious sites, elaborate network of agricultural terraces and intricately-designed stone staircases. After completing your guided tour, you’ll have time to explore on your own, taking some time for photos and to absorb the mystic energy of this one-of-a-kind site.

After spending a few hours at the site, you’ll return by bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes and then to your chosen train for the trip back to Cusco.

IMPORTANT: Your passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour will not be confirmed.

Itinerary

Expedition option
Those that select the Expedition option will depart from Cusco’s Poroy station in a train car upholstered with tasteful indigenous-style fabrics. There’s also ample storage for any backpacks you might bring along for your visit. If you get hungry, snacks are available on board (at your own expense).

Vistadome option
Those who upgrade to the Vistadome option will also leave from Poroy station and be able to take advantage of their car’s extra-large panoramic windows, affording excellent views of the region’s beautiful mountain and river scenery along the way. Tasty snacks, plus hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase along the way.

Executive Class option
For the Executive Class option, receive a transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station, where you’ll board your high-end luxury train for the trip to Machu Picchu. Grab a seat in one of the comfy padded chairs, complete with fold-out tables, and enjoy stunning views from your trains panoramic-size windows. Snacks and beverages are also available on board for purchase.

Customer Reviews

Pierina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great service !! Our tour guide was excellent !!

Ron D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Our tour guide, Hector, was great.

Andrea C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The schedule of the tour was great. They picked me up from my hotel on time. Everything was set: all the tickets necessary (train, bus, and park entrance tickets). I didn and #39;t have to plan anything other than the date and the level of comfort for the train.

I highly suggest bringing a snack with you.

Renee N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour!

RoseAnn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

lraines42

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide Hector was great and this was the perfect tour for me, as I was traveling alone and only had a day to visit Machu Picchu. Would highly recommend this tour.

Eric L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Breathtaking experiencie. I highly recommend Abelardo Cabrera from Viajes Pacifico as your Guide Tour in spanish.

Carlos D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful service.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Machu Pichu itself is incredible.

The tour operated by Viajes Pacifico through Viator made the day extremely enjoyable and comfortable.
The vistodome option is definitely the way to go. The train journey is 3.5 hours and this option puts you in extreme comfort. The tour guide was also fantastic.

Maria Do Carmo B Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour is wonderful and the office team is very attencious, mainly the tourguide.

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