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Machu Picchu: Full-Day Tour from Cusco with Optional Lunch

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Travel in comfort from Cusco, on either Tourist or Superior category train options, for a full-day tour of Machu Picchu. Take in the landscape of the Andes and enjoy a guided tour.


  • Enjoy a scenic train journey through the Andes Mountains
  • Discover Machu Picchu accompanied by an expert local guide
  • See the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, Sacred Sun Dial, and more points of interest
  • Unearth the riches of the Inca Empire with a fascinating and thought-provoking tour


Discover the magic of the Andes and Machu Picchu on a full-day trip from Cusco. Marvel at mountain views on a train to Aguas Calientes. Hop on a comfortable bus to Machu Picchu and begin a guided tour. Upgrade your experience with the option to include an authentic Peruvian lunch. Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. This is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes. The train has ample seats with large windows allowing for grand views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.  Board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The city of Machu Pichu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by the Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat. Within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. Take a guided tour of the site which explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. After the tour, be returned to Aguas Calientes where you can take some free time to explore the city, or enjoy an optional lunch.  After some time in the town, return to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to the Ollantaytambo Station, from there you will be taken back to your hotel.


Round-trip transportation from Cusco hotels to Ollantaytambo station Round-trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Round-trip bus ticket from Agua Calientes to Machu Picchu Admission to Machu Picchu (LLaqta Machu Picchu) 2.5-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu Professional bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish) Lima Tours office facilities at Aguas Calientes for tourist information and support Peruvian lunch (depending on the option chosen)

Important Information

  • Tickets to Machu Picchu are subject to availability. It is recommended that you immediately send your data (name & surname as it appears on your passport, document number, date of birth and nationality) to issue the tickets. Once the information is obtained, your reservation will be approved. Please note that, after your entry is issued, changes to personal data or date of entry are not allowed
  • For preservation reasons, the Ministry of Culture has established different circuits to visit Machu Picchu. You may be assigned either Circuit 1 or Circuit 4 depending on availability
  • The activity is done in a shared group
  • The guided tour lasts about 2.5 hours
  • Pickup at hotels in the Historic Center of Cusco starts at 5:30 AM. The exact time will be confirmed a day before and will depend on the train departure time. The activity may be subject to changes and rescheduling due to natural or social events

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This activity is non-refundable


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