Machu Picchu is considered one of the seven wonders of the world by UNESCO as well as the navel of the world. Dare to know this beautiful destination.
If you do not have much time our Cusco to Machu Picchu Day Trip is perfect for you to enjoy the best tourist destination in Peru.
Explore the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu in One Day. Research each of its sectors and enjoy the spectacular landscapes and the fascinating history of this Inca heritage.
Start of the tour to Machu Picchu by Train in 1 day: 05:00 at your hotel in Cusco.
Dinish of the tour to Machu Picchu by Train in 1 day: around midnight in the center of Cusco.
To start our Machu Picchu one day Tour from Cusco, we will pick you up to go by vehicle from Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station. There, we will take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes, where we will have breakfast (not included) and take advantage of buying water and a snack before boarding the bus that will take us to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, we will begin a 1-hour tour with our guide, in which we will have information about the construction and what each of the spaces that make up this archaeological site were used for today. Then we will have free time to take the last photographs and tour the citadel, before starting the return to be half an hour before the train leaves at Aguas Calientes station. We will arrive at Ollantaytambo, from where we will board a vehicle that will leave us back in the historic center of Cusco. End of Machu Picchu one day Tour from Cusco.
* It is not possible to climb any mountain, Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu, because the visit to Machu Picchu in One Day is made during the second turn, which does not support climbing the mountains.
We have several options based on the type of train and the guided, the options accommodate all budgets and the price is per person.
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We are able to develop customized programs for groups with different interests, include additional nights, additional excursions and reservation of flights that are organized by agreement.
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It is 72 kilometers. In a car it's 1 hour and 45 minutes.
It will depend on your preferred weather. The dry season runs from April to October and the rainy season runs from November to March.
Dry season. In the city of Cusco (mandatory stop for almost all visitors), the weather is rather cool throughout the period and quite cold between June and the end of August. However, Machu Picchu belongs to a subtropical climate, the days are warm to hot, sometimes some cold at night. In the city of Cusco it does not rain during this time, while in Machu Picchu there may be very fast and light showers some days.
Rainy season. On the other hand, in the city of Cusco it rains a lot in these months, but in short periods and 2 or 3 times a week, the same can be observed in Machu Picchu. It is then advisable to wear a waterproof jacket or rain poncho. Also, dress in layers, light clothes below and a little thicker above, so you will be ready for any type of weather.
Prohibited items It is very important to keep this aspect in mind as well, to avoid preventing the entry of any (s) of your belongings to the sanctuary and that you must rent a deposit or locker, whose cost is somewhat high.
The train services, whether Peru Rail or Inca Rail, only allow carrying a carry-on luggage, weighing a maximum of 5 kilos. Both companies offer free storage for this luggage. The other option is to leave it at the hotel in Aguas Calientes. For the tour of Machu Picchu, a small backpack is enough.
It will depend on your plans. If you want to know only the citadel of Machu Picchu, 2 months in advance is recommended. But if you also want to include the Huayna Picchu mountain hike, the reservation must be made about 5 or 6 months in advance, as this attraction runs out very quickly.
They are in Aguas Calientes (town near the complex). Specifically in the final part of Pachacuteq Avenue, about 20 minutes from its Plaza de Armas. The springs sprout from the rocks with different warmth. The water temperature is between 35ºC and 43ºC.
These fountains are taken to swimming pools. The hot springs in Aguas Calientes have different healing properties, such as: rheumatism treatment, anti-stress therapy, eliminate toxins, lower blood pressure and improve metabolism.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 05:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
There are 2 train companies: Peru Rail and Inca Rail, which have several types of services and schedules that depart from Poroy station and Ollantaytambo.
They are 45 kilometers away and 1 hour and 45 minutes by train.
In both train companies there are several departure times from 05:00 am to 9:00 pm.
If there are, for children under 11, the rates are 50% of the adult rate.
There are two ways.
Walking: It is possible to walk to Machu Picchu itself, it takes 2 hours to reach the entrance door to Machu Picchu. This hike is very heavy.
By bus: It is the easiest, safest and fastest way to get from the town of Machu Picchu to the same entrance gate to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The bus takes 25 minutes to climb.
The buses leave from 05:30 in the town of Machu Picchu, the last bus leaves at 17:30
They leave the town of Machu Picchu from its station, it is the only bus station in the town. In the sanctuary of Machu Picchu he leaves and leaves the same entrance door to the sanctuary to Machu Picchu.
They can be purchased in the City of Cusco and also in the town of Machu Picchu.
If there is a special rate for children.
The entrance to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is from 06:00 to 16:00. Inside Machu Picchu it can be until 17:00.
If there are several routes of entry to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, which are:
Machu Picchu Only: This entry only allows you to visit Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu plus Huaynapicchu: It is an entrance that allows you apart from entering the sanctuary to climb this mountain from where you have a privileged view of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu plus Mountain: It is an income that you can enter Machu Picchu and also allows you to climb the mountain of Machu Picchu. Which is the highest mountain.
If there is a limit which are:
Machu Picchu Only: 2500 people can enter daily.
Machu Picchu plus Huaynapicchu: For this entry there are two groups of 200 people each, first group from 07:00 to 08:00 and a second group from 10:00 to 11:00.
Machu Picchu plus Mountain: There are also 2 groups of 400 people each, a first group from 07:00 to 08:00 and a second group from 09:00 to 10:00.
If for the Andean Community (Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia), there are also rates for students with an international ISIC student card under 24 years old.
The entrance ticket gives you the possibility to enter only once.
You can stay from 06:00 to 12:00 or from 12:00 to 17:30.
You can make the purchase with your passport or your identity document (documents with which you have entered Peru.
Bus tickets do not have a bus number or seat number, which means that you can get on any bus according to the bus line and sit in any bus seat.
You can take and enter the sanctuary of Machu Picchu with sanguche, cookies, snack and you can eat inside these inside Machu Picchu. There is also a restaurant at the same entrance door to Machu Picchu (tinku restaurant of the Santuary Lodge hotel) in this restaurant they offer buffet lunch and it is luxurious.
The best alternative to eat is in the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), where you will find many alternatives in prices and varieties.
The sanctuary of Machu Picchu to be on the top of a mountain and made of stone, the accesses are by bleachers and stone paths. Wear appropriate clothing for the walk.
You will have to always be 30 minutes before the train leaves.
At what time do you take the bus that takes you to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary?
It will depend a lot on your schedules of the trains you buy, in the case of the bus down (Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes) it is recommended to take the bus down 1 hour and 30 minutes before your train leaves.
To Ollantaytambo station: It's 1 hour and 45 minutes.
To Poroy station: It's 3 hours and 30 minutes of travel.
You can eat, blood, cookies, chocolates (snacks) and bring a bottle of water.
These services will depend a lot on the type of train service you buy. But nevertheless the most basic they offer are hot or cold drinks and also a small snack.
It is located 2 430 meters above sea level.
They only exist at the main entrance door, where the bus leaves, it has a cost of 1.00 Sun. Within the same Sanctuary there are no toilets or toilets.
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