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Machu Picchu full day

Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

Cusco
Transfers included
Tourist train
Tour
Daily departures

FromUS$ 340
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Incredible Machu Picchu 2 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 420
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Machu Picchu Express 3 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 475
Trip to Machu Picchu for 4 days
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Machu Picchu Moderate 4 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 490
Machu Picchu Classic 5 days
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Classic Machu Picchu 5 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 580
Machu Picchu Packages 6 days - Cusco Peru
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Machu Picchu + Humantay Lake 6 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 660
Incredible experience Machu Picchu 7 days

Incredible Experience Machu Picchu 7 days

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Departures: Daily

Group of tourists on an tour to unforgettable Machu Picchu 8 days
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Unforgettable Machu Picchu 8 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 755
Machu Picchu Challenge 8 days
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Machu Picchu Challenge 8 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 790
Rainbow Mountain ATV Package

Machu Picchu Extreme Challenge 8 days

Cusco
Accommodation included
Transfers included
Tourist train
Activities and excursions
Breakfast included
Daily departures

FromUS$ 815
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  1. Location: The archaeological sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located on the left bank of the Vilcanota River, at the Jusi Chaka pass, in the Machu Picchu district, Urubamba province, and the department of Cusco, 112 km from the city of Cusco.
  2. Altitude: The Inca city of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,490 meters.
  3. Climate: Machu Picchu is located in the subtropical zone, between the mountains of Machu and Huayna Picchu, protected by the snowy Salkantay to the south and the Veronica to the north, providing a very distinctive climate, with cool and warm temperatures, and rainy days depending on the season.
  4. Best Time to Travel: The best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to October. It doesn’t rain, and you can enjoy the best sunrise at its ruins without any problem.

First, you need to go to Cusco or Ollantaytambo and/or the Poroy train station and take the train to Aguas Calientes. You can also take the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes does not have an airport, and there are no roads from Cusco to Aguas Calientes.

  1. Via Inca Trail: One of the most popular alternatives to reach Machu Picchu is the Inca Trail. Undertaking this hike means being able to visit various archaeological sites and appreciate the beauty of its landscapes. This route is preferred by many tourists. On average, 15,000 people take this path each year, so tickets are limited to 500 people per day. If you are willing to take this route, you need to make your reservation well in advance.
  2. By Train: The most traditional way is to travel by train from Poroy and/or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. There are regular services at various daily schedules. The first leg departs from Cuzco. As it enters the Sacred Valley, it runs parallel to the Urubamba River with beautiful landscapes.

It is simply spectacular, every space in it is fascinating no matter where you look. Within the Inca City, there are attractions that stand out from the rest:

  1. Terraces: The terraces are representative structures of the Inca Empire, representing a significant advancement in the agriculture practiced by this people. They created microclimates on the different levels of the mountain slopes where they were built. The citadel was likely self-sufficient.
  2. Temple of the Condor: It is one of the most attractive and surprising features of Machu Picchu. The Incas arranged it in a natural rock formation carved in the shape of wings alongside another rock carved like the head and neck of a condor. This construction is a three-dimensional representation of the Inca’s sacred bird, a symbol of power.
  3. Royal Palace and Acllahusi: In the residential sector of Machu Picchu, two enclosures can be observed. The Royal Palace, the largest building, was constructed with fine masonry and had a special place. The Acllahusi was possibly where the virgins dedicated to religious practices lived, a finely constructed building made up of various blocks.
  4. Machu Picchu Mountain: It is a mountain within the citadel. Climbing it allows you to contemplate unparalleled views of the entire sanctuary, as from its summit, you can see the Inca city and its surroundings in a unique way.
  5. Temple of the Sun: This structure with a semicircular tower is located in the religious sector. Inside the temple, there is a ceremonial altar carved in rock. Its walls have windows from which you can accurately observe the sunrise during the summer and winter solstices.
  6. Sacred Plaza: In this place, there are two prominent structures. The Main Temple, a precinct with three walls made of finely carved blocks. It is believed to have been the most important temple in the city. The Temple of the Three Windows, a beautiful stone structure with three walls, built and assembled with great skill. Three beautiful trapezoidal windows stand out, placed there for magical and religious reasons.
  7. Intihuatana: It is the most famous and enigmatic site in Machu Picchu. It is a carved one-piece sundial that casts shadows on its different faces in relation to the position of the sun and the different seasons of the year.
  8. Huayna Picchu Mountain: The mountain is one of the most attractive and popular places in Machu Picchu. Classic photos are taken from there. Climbing this mountain is an incredible adventure. When seen from below, due to its steepness, it feels quite dizzying, but when you reach the top, it’s the most unforgettable moment. However, it’s not the only one, as this mountain is also the Temple of the Moon.

Below, we will mention some important recommendations for traveling to Machu Picchu:

  • Weather is an important factor since the climate in this region is unstable. From May to October is the dry season when it is recommended to wear light clothing and a light raincoat in case of rain. From November to April is the rainy season when it is best to bring waterproof clothing.
  • Leave your luggage at your hotel in Cusco because there is no need to bring everything to Aguas Calientes, and the train only allows 5kg per suitcase per person (for a one-night stay, a lightweight backpack will suffice).
  • It is important to carry only what is necessary in a backpack. Machu Picchu is a place for walking, so it’s better not to carry too much weight. It is recommended to bring a lightweight jacket, insect repellent, sunscreen, and snacks.
  • Rest is a very important detail. Upon arriving in Cusco, it is advisable to rest for at least the first two days so that the body can acclimatize to the altitude and avoid nausea and discomfort. Drink plenty of water and avoid heavy meals.
  • Always carry the document with which you made the reservation and/or purchased your Machu Picchu ticket, whether it’s a passport or ID. Without them, you will not be able to enter any tourist attraction, especially Machu Picchu.

Frequently Asked Questions about Machu Picchu

Here you will find the most frequently asked questions about our Machu Picchu vacation packages.

How long does a Machu Picchu tour last?

The typical duration of a Machu Picchu tour is one day. However, there are also options for multi-day tours that include visits to other archaeological sites and additional activities in the Cusco region.

Do I need to make an advance reservation for the Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, it is highly recommended to make an advance reservation for the Machu Picchu tour. Demand is high, especially during the peak tourist months, and tickets sell out quickly. Booking in advance ensures your spot and avoids any setbacks.

Is it necessary to hire a guide to visit Machu Picchu?

It is not mandatory, but having a tour guide can enhance your experience at Machu Picchu. An expert guide will provide detailed information about the history and cultural aspects of this amazing site, making your visit more meaningful.

How can I prevent altitude sickness?

To prevent altitude sickness, it is recommended to acclimatize in Cusco for at least a couple of days before visiting Machu Picchu. It is also important to stay hydrated, drink coca tea, avoid excessive physical exertion, and consult a doctor before the trip.

What are the options to get to Machu Picchu?

The most common way to reach Machu Picchu is by taking a train from Cusco or the town of Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes. From there, you can take a bus or hike to the entrance of Machu Picchu. There is also the option of hiking the Inca Trail, which is a more challenging but rewarding experience.

What circuits can I choose within Machu Picchu?

  • Circuit 1 allows you to get the classic photo and explore both the upper and lower parts of the citadel.
  • Circuit 2 is highly recommended, as it also allows you to get the classic photo and explore both the upper and lower parts of the citadel.
  • Circuit 3 can be explored with the Machu Picchu Mountain ticket and covers the lower part of the citadel.
  • Circuit 4 can be explored with the Huayna Picchu Mountain ticket and covers the lower part of the citadel.

What is the difference between a self-guided tour of Machu Picchu and a guided tour?

The main difference between a self-guided tour of Machu Picchu and a guided tour lies in the experience and convenience. If you opt for a self-guided tour, you will be responsible for arranging your transportation, entrance tickets, and exploring the site on your own. On the other hand, a guided tour provides you with the assistance of an experienced guide who will accompany you throughout the tour, providing detailed historical and cultural information, ensuring you don’t miss any important details, and maximizing your Machu Picchu experience.

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What accommodation options are available in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu, you will find a wide range of accommodation options to suit your needs and preferences. You can choose from luxury hotels to stays in local houses. Accommodations are located in Aguas Calientes, where the entrance to Machu Picchu is located.

What can't I bring to Machu Picchu, and what are the prohibitions?

There are certain restrictions and prohibitions in Machu Picchu to preserve and protect this unique archaeological site. Some items that are not allowed include large backpacks or bulky luggage, tripods, selfie sticks, unsealed food and drinks, pets, weapons, drones, and sharp objects. Smoking and damaging or extracting any part of the structures or flora of the site are also prohibited. It is important to follow these rules to contribute to the conservation of Machu Picchu and enjoy a safe and respectful visit.

Where is Huayna Picchu located and how can I book the climb?

Huayna Picchu is a mountain located within the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu in Peru. It is one of the most popular attractions in the area, as it offers an impressive panoramic view of the archaeological site and the Peruvian Andes.

To climb Huayna Picchu, it is necessary to reserve a special permit in advance, since access is limited to a maximum of 400 visitors per day. These tickets can be purchased online through the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru or through local travel agencies.

It is important to take into account that the climb to Huayna Picchu is considered a hike of moderate to high difficulty, with steep sections and narrow steps. Therefore, it is recommended to be in good physical shape and wear suitable footwear to carry out the activity safely.

What things to take in the backpack to Machu Picchu?

To visit Machu Picchu, it is important to carry the essentials for a day of hiking and sightseeing in your backpack. Some items that are recommended to include are:

  • Documents: Passport, credit card, cash, entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and any other document you may need.
  • Clothing: comfortable and light clothing for hiking, preferably quick-drying. It is also recommended to bring a windbreaker or rain jacket, as the weather can change quickly.
  • Footwear: It is important to wear comfortable, sturdy trekking shoes that fit well and that you have worn before to avoid blisters.
  • Sunscreen and hat: the sun can be intense in Machu Picchu, so it is important to protect yourself from the unforgiving rays.
  • Water and snacks: it is important to bring enough water to stay hydrated throughout the tour. It is also recommended to bring some snacks such as granola bars, dried fruits, nuts, etc.
  • Camera: to capture the impressive moments and views of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to bring a camera or mobile phone with good photography quality.
  • Insect repellent: to avoid insect bites, especially during the summer months.

It is important to carry a comfortable and light backpack to explore the site without any difficulties. In addition, it is recommended not to bring unnecessary items as the journey can be long and tiring.

What are the benefits of choosing a Machu Picchu Vacation package?

Tour packages to Machu Picchu offer numerous benefits. By opting for a package, you free yourself from the task of planning every detail of the trip. Packages include transportation, accommodation, entrance tickets, tour guides, and, in some cases, meals. Additionally, packages are often more economical due to discounts and preferential rates.

What additional activities can be included in Machu Picchu Vacation packages?

In addition to the visit to Machu Picchu, tour packages can include additional activities to enrich your experience. Some popular options include hikes to Humantay Lake or the Rainbow Mountain, visits to other archaeological sites like the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a city tour in Cusco, and explorations of the local culture.

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