How to hire tour guide?

The first thing you should know is that according to the rules of Machu Picchu, the tour guide service is mandatory. However, in practice this is not done and tourists can tour the archaeological site without the company of a guide. In any case, getting to know Machu Picchu with a guide is highly recommended.

If you travel with a tour to Machu Picchu, the tour guide service is already included. If you are traveling on your own, you can choose one of these options:

  • 1) Hire a guide with an online agency

    On the internet there are dozens of tourism agencies that offer tour guide services in Machu Picchu. On the web it is possible to find guides fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and even Japanese. This differentiates her from the guides located at the gate of Machu Picchu who, for the most part, only speak Spanish, English and Portuguese. The guides carry out their tour in private service. The average cost of the service is between 40 to 60 dollars per group.

  • 2) Hire a guide at the door of Machu Picchu

    At the entrance gate to Machu Picchu there are tour guides who offer their services. Most speak Spanish, English and Portuguese. Prices vary according to the type of service: shared or private. The first has an approximate cost of 5 dollars per tourist. The second has an average cost of 30 dollars per group. Tours of Machu Picchu take 2 to 3 hours.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 5 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!