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Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a private full-day tour from Cusco. Before sunrise, hop aboard the train to Aguas Calientes and then a shuttle to Machu Picchu. Follow your guide on a tour through the citadel visiting the Temple of the Sun, Royal Quarters, Main Square and more. After the tour, enjoy some free time to wander the ruins before heading back to Cusco.
Discover the famous citadel of Machu Picchu on a full-day private tour
Take the train to Aguas Calientes and admire the beautiful Peruvian scenery
Enjoy a guided tour through Machu Picchu as well as free time to wander
All transportation and private guide is included in the price of the tour
We booked this package last minute because everything was getting booked out quickly!! It was more expensive than what we wanted but better than missing out on the dates we had available to do the visit. I had never used this site Viator before and first thing I google was 'is Viator Legit?' It seemed to be but still had to cross our fingers because its a lot of money to hand over right! The confirmations came through eventually and then closer to the time a Peruvian lady contacted me through whats app, Tania was lovely, detailed and organised, Genuinely helpful. She organised dirt cheap taxis for our party to and from the airports. Everything she organised with Taxis, Trains, Buses and our Tour guide for Machu Picchu was flawless. Believe me the place is heaving with tourists so thats a miracle. We defiantly recommend having a private tour guide, so much better having the freedom and agility. You will understand when you see the slow big groups moving about. Our tour guide was awesome knowledgable beyond what was expected and had a sense of humour. When we got back to Cusco the day before we left Tania insisted on coming to visit us at our Airbnb to 'follow up on the tour' but just wanted to Thank us and give us some really cool we local gifts before we left. A nice touch. Tourism is really important to them and the don't take it for granted. All in all we felt it was value for money and nice to arrive to a busy place with everything sorted without having to get sucked into road side admin and just able to enjoy the place. Cheers Tania!!!
First of all, Macchu Picchu is nothing short of amazing and you should go immediately. Here is why you should book THIS tour:
Tania met with us nice & early on our trip to make sure we had everything we needed and were prepared. She kept in consistent contact making sure we had been picked up, were comfortable, knew what to expect, and made it back safely and were happy with our day. Later in the trip she dropped by our hotel with a thank you gift, which was absolutely above and beyond. She made us feel so welcome in Peru.
Now, the day of the tour.... Our guide Sandro met us at the shuttle stop just before the entrance of Macchu Picchu, and turned out to be not only one of the best tour guides I have ever had, but a little bit of my savior that day too... Sandro told us all about the Incas and the site and the history of the area in a clear concise way that was both interesting, and interjected with conversation and humor, making it seem almost as though we were checking out the site with an old friend. I had a "feminine emergency" once we reached the top, and Sandro was absolutely amazing in getting me rushed down, talked to the rangers to arrange me getting out of the site to use the restroom and back in (despite the "no reentry") and helped me get a new pair of shorts at the gift shop (yes it was THAT bad!) he was so super cool about it, even though I absolutely wanted to die of embarrassment, he was awesome and made me feel comfortable and even made a little joke about how much worse it could be. Super cool guy, and I am very grateful for his help.
All in all, I highly recommend this tour - request Sandro, he's awesome.
PS: we took the Vistadome option, which is very nice (albeit a weird and unnecessary show on the return trip)
They dropped off tickets the day before and explained everything. It was smooth, on time, and a great experience without stress of missing anything. Very informative guide and spoke good English. People waited hours to either get on train or bus to Machu Picchu and we didnt worry and jumped the line. Reservations.;)
The trip went very smoothly. The visit to Machu Picchu was amazing and was the experience we were looking for. The guide was very good in English and did a great job. This tour is a very long day when you start in Cusco so I would look for the Viator options from the Sacred Valley which would make a more compact day.
Very Organized. Private and convenient.
if you dont know anything about anything in peru, and you want to experience Machu Picchu as its fullest. then take this tour. they will pick you up to and from the train, and you will learn the facts and history of this amazing place.