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Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full Day

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Peru, Peru
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Spend a full day exploring Peru’s star attraction, the UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, on a guided tour from Cusco. Climb up into the mountains on a dramatic train journey to Agua Calientes and continue by bus to the mountaintop citadel. Then, explore the fascinating ruins of the Lost City of the Incas or join a guided trek to the Sun Gate for an unforgettable view over Machu Picchu.
  • Full-day tour of Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Explore the fascinating ruins of the Lost City of the Incas
  • Enjoy free time to see the sights independently or join a guided trek
  • Travel by scenic train from Cusco to Agua Calientes
  • Includes entrance fees and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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What is the maximum group size during Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full Day?
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Untrustful travel agency
mariaarcigamorales
, Feb 2020
Visiting Cusco and Machu-Picchu was a unique life experience. Unfortunately, the tours agency (Misterios Peru Travel) coordinating the trip with us was a fiasco and caused a lot of distress to the Machu-Picchu tour. First place, when Anibal dropped off the tickets at our hotel a day before the tour, he notified us that we had booked a "360 bimodal" trip (bus and train) from Cusco to Aguascalientes which was not true. I had booked the 360 train-only from Cusco to Aguascalientes. He told me that during winter the train does not go to Aguascalientes directly because of the rain, and it is dangerous. Nobody told me this when I booked the trip with Viator. He explained that they would pick us up from the hotel at 4:20 AM to take us to the Inka trail bus station (same company of the train) that would take us to Ollantaytambo's train station (about 2 hours). From there we would take the 360 train to Aguascalientes (another 2 hours) and then the short bus trip (about 20 min) to the base of Machu-Picchu. He gave me the name and phone number of the person in Misterios Peru Travel (Lenin Roman) in case we had a question. When Anibal left, I tried calling Lenin to verify price of a bimodal trip since the train's ticket was very expensive. A recorder replied that the number was disconnected. Then I called the phone number of the travel agency's office and nobody replied. We were ready at 4:20 AM and by 4:45 they hadn't showed up. The JW Marriott's hotel personnel (always taking care of us) called Lenin's phone number and the agency number and no reply. They then recommended calling a taxi or else we may missed the bus leaving at 4:50 AM. So we did and barely made it! The bus was about to leave and was waiting just for us as they couldn't contact anyone to check on us. So we left without knowing who would pick us up in Aguascalientes. When we arrived, I saw a lady with a sign with my first name but wrong last name. I still asked her if she had the right name as everyone had left. She confirmed my name and apologized because of the confusion. Her name was Rosa and re-assured us that our tickets were correct and the guide (Jorge) was going to be waiting for us in Machu-Picchu at 9:45AM. She even showed us a picture of him. She was very kind. We were able to meet with Jorge and he looked upset when I told him that nobody had picked us up at the hotel and we couldn't communicate with the agency. He was very empathetic and outstanding on his presentation during the tour. I would strongly recommend that Trip Advisor and Aviator check the background of travel companies they partner with. I still don't know if Misterios Peru Travel even exists. I could have coordinated this trip myself in a more efficient manner without using this service. Hope you make sure this doesn't happen again to anyone else. Especially if they come from other countries for the first time and don't speak Spanish. Because I was able to communicate in Spanish I was able to navigate this situation and saved my trip of a life time to Machu-Picchu. I am giving you one star just because the great service of Rosa and Jorge. Otherwise I would give you none.
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Not Impressed
wehrhanca
, Oct 2019
The subcontractor handling my account, put me on a lesser quality train than I paid for. When I arrived at Machu Picchu I was delayed getting off the train and my group went on without me. I never did find them the rest of the excursion. Beside providing a longer and inferior form of transportation, I was left to my own devices. Then when complaints were made about the experience, the manager was only willing to provide and apology and $10 refund.
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Great experience
Wanderer52000106348
, Jun 2019
The English speaking tour guide could have had better English. He was knowledgeable, but hard to understand at times. He was patient even though one of our members had a hard time keeping up with the group. Mach Picchu was beautiful, I hope the site continues to be maintained and preserved.
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Awesome
CaroleR678
, Jun 2019
It was everything it said it would be.. To see such an amazing sight.The guide was phenomenal. The accompanying people on the tour as tolerable..It was hot and tons of people, but I truly learned a lot and made new friends.My sole issue was getting the train at a decent time on the return to Cusco.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Carole, it was nice to organize your tour around to Machupicchu, thanks for your comments, Regards,
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I only had a day, but this tour made...
Bob B
, Feb 2018
I only had a day, but this tour made the most of it. I had a great time and youll have plenty of time to explore on your own as well.
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Machu Picchu was great, and the...
Margret H
, Jul 2017
Machu Picchu was great, and the guide was informative. But the guide only met us at the train. No guide or explanation on the bus to the train. Plus we were sent on the bus to Agua Calientes and told to enter Machu Picchu on our own, then come back out to meet the guide in an hour. The bus from Cusco to the train was freezing. We took a tour to Sacred Valley where there was a guide from hotel pickup to return and explanations of what to expect. The tour operator for Machu Picchu was different and very disappointing.
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Awful trip planning left us with...
Samantha Z
, May 2017
Awful trip planning left us with only 2.5 hours at Machu Pichu. Tour guide was an hour and half late. The didn't have room for us on the bus back and we had to wait another hour and half to depart train station. Tour guide was difficult to schedule a meet up in Cusco and interfered with our plans. There was ZERO communication with me on planning the trip and booking. Originally they booked us on the lower class train and I had to call and have it changed to what I paid for. Would not recommend.
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The trip was great!! The tour...
Jack C
, Mar 2017
The trip was great!! The tour manager in Cusco came to our hotel and explained what would happen the following morning. The train ride up to Agua Caliente was gorgeous. We were fortunate to get a wonderful sunny and warm day. The ruins were fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed up all the important highlights. There were only 9 people in our group so that made it easy to ask questions. The only worrisome part of the trip was trying to find the bus to take us back to Cusco. We were sweating bullets for a while. No bus in sight. We had to walk all over the town looking for the correct bus. The bus company needed better signage telling us where the bus would be.
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It tooks 5.5 hours each way from...
Biagio A
, Feb 2017
It tooks 5.5 hours each way from Cusco to stay there 5 hours only. The level of English of the guide was poor and he was not enough informative from my point of view. Machu Picchu is amazing, but if it is not well explained, it is hard to understand Inca's way of life. Finally, the last transfer didn't show up at the expected time, so I had to call the agency and wait for it for about 45 minutes.
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0430 pick up on time. Some 40...
Stephen B
, Feb 2017
0430 pick up on time. Some 40 minutes later we left Cusco. Without explanation friends and/or Staff were picked up and dropped off in addition to genuine customers. The driver then sought to make up the time by fast and erratic driving even by the standards of Peru. Cursory hand over at train station. Train journey excellent both ways,particularly the Staff fashion show and interaction on the return. Handover and admin entry tickets etc all very efficient. Guide was average at best,with superficial knowledge of English and seemingly the history of the sight. It seemed at times he was reading from a script. Machu Picchu of course extraordinary,best appreciated in our case at a slower pace after the frenetic guide had left us. Return journey from train to Cuzco much better with a competent driver arriving after 7.00 pm. All in all, a well organised if very long day.

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