Tours to Machu Picchu

Many people decide to visit Machu Picchu through an all-inclusive tour. These services offer the advantage of not having to organize the trip step by step. It is not necessary to buy entrance tickets, train tickets, bus, tourist guide, etc. Everything is already included in the tour. However, which tour to choose among the many that are offered online or in the city of Cusco itself? Learn about the tours preferred by visitors.

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Tourists in Machu Picchu

The Machu Picchu 1 day tour

This service is the preferred tour for tourists visiting Machu Picchu. As its name suggests, it lasts only approximately 15 hours. It allows you to get to know the Inca city and return to Cusco on that same day.

The route begins in the city of Cusco with the tourist pick up. Then a minivan trip followed by a train trip until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. There you immediately take the final bus to Machu Picchu. The tour of the Inca city with a tour guide is 2 hours or more.

That same day you must return to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included in the tour) and return by train and minivan to the city of Cusco. This tour is preferred by tourists who do not have several days of travel.

  • Includes: Entrance to Machu Picchu Only, official tourist guide, transportation by minivan, train and bus.
  • Does not include: Food.
  • Tour price: 240 USD. (210 USD for Peruvians).

The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 1 day tour

The 1-day tour to Machu Picchu that includes the Huayna Picchu mountain is an intense but memorable experience. It is that walking the difficult trails of this mountain is perhaps the best adventure within the Inca citadel.

The tour begins with the visitor’s pick-up in the city of Cusco. Then the journey by minivan and train to the town of Aguas Calientes begins. There the bus that finally arrives at Machu Picchu is approached. The tour of the archaeological site is in the company of a tour guide. Then continue the walk through Huayna Picchu.

At the agreed time, you return to Aguas Calientes where there is time to have lunch (not included in the tour) and board the train back to Cusco. Due to the high demand for tickets to Huayna Picchu, it is recommended to buy the tour months in advance. There are discounts for Peruvians as well as citizens of Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

  • Includes: Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, official tourist guide, transportation by minivan, train and bus.
  • Does not include: Food.
  • Tour price: 260 USD. (230 USD for Peruvians).

The Machu Picchu 2 day tour

This tour is highly recommended because it allows you to visit Machu Picchu with patience, without the intensity of the 1-day tour. The service begins with the pick up of the tourist in the city of Cusco. Then the trip by minivan and train to the town of Aguas Calientes begins. There the tourist can tour the place or relax in the thermal baths of the town (not included in the tour). That night he rests in a tourist hotel.

On the second day, very early, we ascend by bus to Machu Picchu. The tour is with a professional tour guide. With more time available, the tourist will be able to go through each construction with patience. At the time agreed by the guide, you must return to Aguas Calientes by bus. There is free time for lunch (not included in the tour) and last minute shopping.

Finally, at the agreed time you return by train to the city of Cusco. The 2-day tour is ideal for older adults or people with children. Standard accommodation is a 2-star service. If visitors wish, they can request a better service for an additional cost.

  • Includes: Entrance to Machu Picchu Only, 2-star accommodation in Aguas Calientes, dinner on day 1 in Aguas Calientes, breakfast on day 2 at the hotel, official tour guide, transportation by minivan, train and bus.
  • Does not include: Lunch.
  • Tour price: 350 USD. (320 USD for Peruvians).

The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 2 day tour

This service is the most recommended if you plan to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain in addition to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The route begins with the visitor’s pick-up from their hotel in the city of Cusco. Then the journey by minivan and train is undertaken to the town of Aguas Calientes. There the visitor will have the afternoon free to explore the place or relax in the local thermal baths. Finally, you will spend the night in a tourist accommodation.

The next day is entirely dedicated to enjoying Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Very early you travel by bus (only 30 minutes) to the Inca city. There a tour guide will accompany the visitor through the archaeological site. Then the visitor will enter and tour only the Huayna Picchu. At the agreed time you will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included in the tour) and return by train to Cusco.

Because the tour lasts 2 days, there is enough time to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu on the second day. It is recommended to buy the tour in advance. If the visitor wishes, they can upgrade the hotel or the train service (all for an additional cost).

  • Includes: Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, 2-star accommodation in Aguas Calientes, breakfast on day 2 at the hotel, dinner on day 1 in Aguas Calientes, official tourist guide, transportation by minivan, train and bus.
  • Does not include: Lunch.
  • Tour price: 370 USD. (340 USD for Peruvians).

The Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu 2 day tour

This tour is one of the favorites for visitors as it combines two of the most famous destinations in Cusco: the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. The first day you will visit the archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo with a stop in Urubamba to enjoy a buffet lunch. That same day you travel by train to the town of Aguas Calientes where you spend the night in a tourist accommodation.

The second day of the tour is dedicated to touring the buildings of Machu Picchu always in the company of a tour guide. The day also provides time to visit the town of Aguas Calientes, famous for its artisan market and its hundreds of tourist services (restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.).

The tour offers the opportunity to know the most important Inca cities in all of Cusco (Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu). The tour guide will accompany the visitors on the two days. The tour includes entry to all these archaeological sites. The train service is Expedition and the hotel is 2 stars.

  • Includes: Sacred Valley Tour day 1 (Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo), buffet lunch in Urubamba day 1, entrance to Machu Picchu Only, 2-star accommodation in Aguas Calientes, dinner day 1 in Aguas Calientes, breakfast day 2 at hotel, Official tour guide, complete transportation (by train and minivan).
  • Does not include: Lunch day 2.
  • Tour price: 430 USD. (400 USD for Peruvians).

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 day tour

The 2-day Inca Trail is a reduced route from the classic 4-day trek. It owes its name to the fact that it travels part of the Inca trails, the Qhapac ñan. This route is only 11 kilometers long. The tour begins with the tourist pick up in the city of Cusco. Then you travel by tourist transport to Ollantaytambo where you board the train to kilometer 104. The walk begins there.

The first section on foot is uphill. On the way we visit the Inca site of Chachabamba. Then you ascend for almost 10 kilometers (4 hours of walking) until you arrive at the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna. After a lunch (box lunch) the route is completed until entering Machu Picchu through the Intipunku (Sun Gate). That day you will descend by bus to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a tourist lodge.

The second day Machu Picchu is visited early. After the tour of the archaeological site, always in the company of a tour guide, you will return to Cusco by train. Tours must be purchased weeks in advance.

  • Includes: Permit for the Inca Trail, entrance to Machu Picchu Only, transportation (train, minivan, bus), 2-star accommodation in Aguas Calientes, box lunch day 1, dinner day 1, breakfast day 2 at the hotel and official tourist guide complete.
  • Does not include: Lunch and dinner day 2.
  • Tour price: 500 USD. (480 USD for Peruvians).

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 day tour

The 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is recognized as one of the best hiking trails on the planet. Travel 39 kilometers through the royal roads of the Incas, the Qhapac ñan. On the fourth day, visitors will arrive at Machu Picchu just as the Incas did, that is, through the Intipunku (the Sun Gate).

The tour begins with the tourist picking up from their hotel in the city of Cusco. Then you travel by minivan to kilometer 82 of the railway that goes to Aguas Calientes. There the walk begins. The first day we travel 13 kilometers to the Huayllabamba camp. On the second day, 11 kilometers are traveled to the Pacaymayo camp. On the third day, 16 kilometers are traveled to the Wiñayhuayna camp. The last day you only travel 3 kilometers until you reach Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is a hiking route that runs through high mountain landscapes and high jungle areas of Cusco. The only way to do this route is with an all-inclusive tour. It is not possible to travel these trails without authorization. Due to the high demand for tours, these must be purchased online through a tourism agency 6 or 7 months in advance.

  • Includes: Permit for Inca Trail, porters, cooks, camping equipment, complete transportation (train, minivan, bus), entrance to Machu Picchu Only, complete official tour guide and accessories for trekking.
  • Does not include: Breakfast day 1, lunch day 4, dinner day 4 and sleeping bag.
  • Tour price: 620 USD (590 USD for Peruvians).

The 4 day Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu tour

The Inca Jungle is an adventure tour for 4 days that ends in Machu Picchu. Cycling and hiking are practiced on the route. Also, optionally, you can practice canoeing and zipline. The route to follow is the jungle of Cusco, a place full of green landscapes.

The tour begins with the tourist picking up at their hotel in the city of Cusco. Next, you will travel by minivan to the Malaga pass from where you begin the descent by bicycle to the town of Santa María where you will spend the night in a tourist accommodation. The second day a hiking route is made to the town of Santa Teresa where the night is spent in another tourist accommodation. Optionally that afternoon tourists can relax in the thermal baths of Cocalmayo (not included in the tour).

On the third day, the famous walk through the Hidroeléctrica station takes place until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. There he spends the night in a hotel to, the next day, enjoy Machu Picchu. The tour is preferred by young people around the world. The service can be purchased weeks or days in advance. It is not recommended to do this adventure in the rainy months (January, February or March).

  • Includes: Entrance Machu Picchu Only, complete transportation (by minivan), cycling equipment, complete official tour guide, lodging in Santa María day 1, lodging in Santa Teresa day 2, lodging in Aguas Calientes day 3, 3 breakfasts , 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Does not include: Canoeing (optional), zipline (optional), breakfast day 1, lunch day 4, dinner day 4, entrance to Cocalmayo thermal baths and train to Machu Picchu by Hydroelectric.
  • Tour price: 450 USD (420 USD for Peruvians).

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 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!