Alexa
machu picchu
Walking and Trekking Tour Duration FULL Day

Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu Tour

MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY

If your time is limited, this program offers a visit to the most important archaeological site in South America, Machu Picchu. In one day you can visit the main sites of this sanctuary and fill you up with the energy and the strength that this place possesses. The service we provide starts and ends at your hotel. In this program our team is in charge of providing all the necessary facilities and requirements to ensure a safe and pleasant trip.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • It is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Heritage of Humanity, Historical Sanctuary of Peru and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
  • Its majestic architecture comprises 140 structures throughout the citadel.
  • It was built by the Inca Pachacutec around the year 1460.
  • After being forgotten, it was only in 1911 that the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the site worldwide.
  • Its main buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Three Windows.
  • In 1913 it received worldwide attention when the National Geographic Society dedicated its entire print run in April to the newly rediscovered city.

IT INCLUDES:

  • Transfers from Hotel - Train Station - Hotel.
  • Train tickets back and forth Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo.
  • Guide service with a professional licensed in Tourism (Spanish and English).
  • Bus service up and down the town from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Ticket reservations.
  • Taxes.

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Meals.
  • Drinks such as water, Soda.
  • Phone calls on your trip.
  • Snacks.
  • Tips.
  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport, back from the tour to Cusco.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRIP TO THE CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU:

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco 2 hours before the departure of your train, and take you to the train station, located in the town of Ollantaytambo, where we’ll board the train of the company "PERURAIL" or "INCARAIL"and begin the journey from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes in this town our guide will be waiting for us, then we will go to the bus station, where we’ll board the bus that will take us to the wonderful citadel of" Machu Picchu ". When you reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, we will begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, cemeteries, the Intihuatana (sundial), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows etc. over approximately two hours. Then you will be given free time to stroll around the citadel, then we’ll descend to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus, where you can have lunch at one of the various restaurants in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Sanctuary Lodge (lunch is on you). 
At 18:30 h we’ll take the train that will take us back to the train station of Ollantaytambo; This trip takes about two hours; therefore, at 20:30 h we will get the bus which will take us back to Cusco. We arrive in Cusco at approximately 22:30 hrs.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Use sneakers or jogging shoes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids during your excursions.
  • Wear waterproof clothing during the rainy season.
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Medication and / or personal items.
  • A light backpack per person.
  • Camera or camcorder.
  • Have on hand checks in small denominations and coins dollars, euros or soles.



Book Now Trek           Contact Us

WHY BOOK TRIP WITH US?

Salkantay Trekking pioneered ship-based adventures over 10 years ago and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.


Expert Guides
Expert Guides
Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry – they are our secret to success. More info...
Our Experience
Our Experience
With 10 years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.
Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure
We’ve pioneered new routes, offered exclusive firsts and offer a range of optional activities for the ultimate adventure.
Environmental Sensitivity
Environmental Sensitivity
Education and conservation are our passion. Our aim is to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.
Small Groups & Big Adventures
Small Groups & Big Adventures
Travelling with us will always feel like travelling among friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour. More info
Fixed Departures
Fixed Departures
If you are considering joining us for a group tour, please note that our groups are small (typically 12 people or fewer) and frequently sell out More info...
Fantastic meals
Fantastic meals
The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail, more than of our meals are buffet with More info...
Camping Equipment
Camping Equipment
When renting a camping tent or renting a backpack from Salkantay Trekking Company, you are renting camping gear and backpacking More info...

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Whether you have a single question or a special request, we`re here for you.

Edgar - Salkantay
Saiber - Salkantay
Flor - Salkantay
Graciela - Salkantay
Yubitza - Salkantay
Yuri - Salkantay
Jose - Salkantay