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Private guide for a more personalized experience
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day 1: Cusco to Aguas Calientes (No meals) Depart your Cusco hotel at 6:00am and begin the scenic drive to Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area once you take a short 30-minute break. From there, continue down a long winding path to "Habra de Malaga", standing at an altitude of 4.316 meters. From that vantage point, see the one of the most amazing landscapes Peru has to offer. Afterwards, begin your descent into the jungle. Continue this route until you reach Alfamayo where you may rest once more. Head over to the small pueblo, Santa Teresa, where a delicious lunch will be awaiting you at approximately 12:30pm.
At around 1:45pm, you will return to the route in the direction of the train station at the nearby Hydroelectric Plant. Make a 2-3 hour hike along the rail tracks to Aguas Calientes. The option to take a train to Aguas Calientes as opposed to trekking is available as well. Once you arrive into Aguas Calientes you will be taken to the designated hostel or hotel. Enjoy a hearty dinner with the guide who will be taking you to the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu. They will go over the plan for the following day and answer any questions. Overnight: Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Aguas Calientes to Cusco (No meals) Choose to Machu Picchu by bus or by foot after a 5:00am breakfast. The guided tour of the site will begin at 6:00am and will last for at least 2 hours. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy some free time until approximately 11:30am, when you will return down the mountain to the train station. The train back to the hydroelectric plant will be leaving Aguas Calientes at 12:35 pm. Upon your arrival to the hydroelectric plant, you will transfer over from the train to a private van. There, you will have a one hour break for one last chance to get some food or use the restroom before undertaking the final leg of the ride. Proceed back to Cusco for a 9:30pm arrival.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Train tickets ($30USD/person)
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
The listed price does not include a $4USD parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 2 years
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Passport name, number, expiry - born and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.