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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

By VIPAC Travel
Visit Machu Picchu by train on a full-day trip from Cusco that takes the hassle out of exploring the spectacular Inca site. Pre-booking a tour ensures you have a ticket for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where daily visitor numbers are capped, and you explore the sprawling site with a guide. When booking, choose from a variety of train options, from budget-friendly to more modern.
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₱19,641.02
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₱19,641.02
per adult

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Ages 2-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 14h
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English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train in just one day
  • Entrance fees included so your ticket is guaranteed
  • Views of the towering Andes Mountains from the train windows
  • Tour includes a guided tour of the ancient Inca site
  • Convenient round-trip transport from select Cusco hotels 
  • Great choice for families and first-time visitors

  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Local Expert English- or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop-off from your lodging in Cusco.
  • Admission ticket to Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Selected round trip train ticket or bimodal bus&train service from Cusco.
  • Round trip shuttle bus ticket to go up & down to the citadel from Machu Picchu town.
  • VIPAC Special Cancellation Policy (20 day before tour departure 80% refund)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Start the day with early morning pickup from select hotels in Cusco and ride to the train station. Train options, which you can select when booking, include Expedition, Vistadome, and Executive Class. The basic Expedition train is upholstered with traditional indigenous fabrics, while The Executive Class features plush chairs with tables at each pair of seats. Traveling in Vistadome, you have glass on all sides and above your head, great for taking in the full scale of the massive peaks. The newest option, the 360 Train, also has panoramic glass and updated, comfortable seats. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, continue to the ruins on a small bus for a guided tour of Machu Picchu that explores ancient stairways, temples, and sweeping views. Finish the day with the beautiful return trip to Cusco.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or your house.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5243MP1DAY

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • MANDATORY: The Authority of Machu Picchu asks full name, passport number, date of birth, nationality details to issue the admission ticket.
  • From January to March, for weather reasons, all excursions departs on bimodal service bus&train. Bus Cusco/Ollantaytambo & train departs from Ollantaytambo.
  • The admission ticket of Machu Picchu is not refundable and travel date amendments are not accepted.
  • The guided tour inside Machu Picchu takes around 2h 30m following a delimited route.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Machu Picchu Admission ticket and train tickets are included in this tour. Our representatives will give you at the pick up tour.
  • A notification reconfirming the meeting or pick up time will be sent through viator or tripadvisor experiences extranet a day before the service.
  • Shifts entry by hours from 6 am to 2 pm. Our shared tour considers 9 am, 10 am and 11 am shifts. If the shifts are not available, we will open a new shared tour in the next hour available. Our staff will inform you for acceptance.
  • Machu Picchu has two seasons. Rainy season from December to March. Dry season, the rest of the year.
  • What to bring: sunglasses, comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, repelent, sunscreen, water bottle, energy power bank, coat, small backpack, raincoat on rainy season from December to March.
  • VIPAC Special Cancellation Policy: if you cancel your booking before 20 days of the tour departure, we will refund 80% of the total amount. Cancellations with less than 20 days prior of the tour departure are non refundable in 100%.
  • Passengers must arrive in Cusco one day before the tour since the day of the tour the pick-up is provided early in the morning.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This service is confirmed in shared, so arriving at the Aguas Calientes station, there could be a waiting time of up to 40 minutes to start the tour to Machu Picchu.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco?
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco price starts from ₱19,012.86. Discover and book Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco on Tripadvisor
What is the Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco cancellation policy?
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5243MP1DAY

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 14 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Aguas Calientes
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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atisb
atisb
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A day to wonder at Cuzco
The plaza de Armus Cuzco is not like other town Centre’s of Peruvian cities. But it is different as it is more full
Carlos D
Carlos D
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Reliable service
The reservation system for Machu Picchu is being overhauled, making it quite difficult to make bookings in advance.
U7830FVmichaels
U7830FVmichaels
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Great transportation company.
Couldn’t have had a better experience with this group. They were waiting for us at the airport when we landed. Easy
Mayra R
Mayra R
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Machu Picchu - Simply Amazing!
If I could do it again, I would make this an overnight trip so I could go up and watch the sunrise on top of the mo
ryanmP3853NX
ryanmP3853NX
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Great experience and guide
Jamie was a knowledgeable tour guide for just my partner and I. He answered all of our questions and took many pict
Michael B
Michael B
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Beautiful Train ride
My wife and I really enjoyed this experience traveling back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu. The cover band pl
Michael E
Michael E
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Could not have been better!
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. I can't think of a better way to see Machu Picchu in a day. Ev
RosiEscapes
RosiEscapes
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Great tour
Vanessa was kind and encouraged us to take our time. She checked on us to make sure we were OK during the hike. Gr
nataliamF7211HD
nataliamF7211HD
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Amazing And interesting arqueologist places!
5 It was an amazing experience ! The guide Guillermo very nice person and with good knowledge. The lunch was the be
kahmim
kahmim
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If you're up for adventure..
Very much enjoyed myself! Our guide Fernando was extremely well versed in anthropology and cultural history, all th
rutht14
rutht14
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Great experience
Had an amazing experience with our tour guide Jamie. He was very knowledgeable and took several photos for us. I’d
Danielle P
Danielle P
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Great guide. Good Introduction
Our guide Robinson was great at showing us around and telling us the stories, myths and histories of come great loc
sarahnV9421CT
sarahnV9421CT
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I really liked the food
I really liked the food, excellent service, the mosos very attentive and ready to help, the atmosphere was nice and
Jeanne S
Jeanne S
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Unforgettable and unique
The Skylodge Sacred Valley Overnight was a unique adventure - part awe, part thrill, part luxury experience. Even
nicolevals
nicolevals
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Excellent tour
The tour was 10 hours, but it did not feel like it. The bus was super comfortable, large seats and big leg room. Th
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Steve C
Rio Rancho, NM225 contributions
This was a phenomenal experience. My dad and I left our hotel in Cusco bright and early and took a train to Aguas Calientes. Our travel agency gave us a 10am slot and we arrived around 11am. I strongly recommend that you stay near Machu Picchu the night before and purchase a 6am or 8am ticket to see everything. Anyways, our tour guide was awesome and took great pictures of us. The ruins are broken up into an urban side and an agricultural side. Definitely, go once in your lifetime! Too bad, our train broke down and to wait about 2 hours for temporary repairs.
Written 26 July 2022
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TopTurista
London, UK220 contributions
We used viajes pacifico for our tour to Machu Pichu . We were very pleased with the whole experience !! , a very friendly service, highly professional and stress free.
Our guide Manuel was excellent !! He explain everything and answered every single question. We highly recommend its services, they picked us up from our hotel on time , left a reminder at reception and email the day before regarding the pick up time and they were waiting for us at the station and made us feel well looked after.
Again , highly recommend it if you are looking for a tour company during your holidays in Cusco.
Written 15 September 2022
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Simy
10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The organisation was excellent, sharp on time and great in assistance. The tour guide was medium, he was passionate but I felt we could spend more time on the site rather than on the city after and may be we could have more details in certain things.
We choose the 360 train option, highly recommend it for the view.
Written 31 March 2022
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Anna P
8 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This review rating reflects as close to an average of two aspects of the trip: one, the communication by the company (1/5), two, the actual tour of Machu Picchu (5/5).

The communication by the company receives a 1/5 due to confusing and inconsistent messaging and conflicting instructions. We were told to be ready for pickup in the morning at 9:54 AM, via email the day before the tour. We operated under that assumption only to be awakened at 5 AM by the first tour guide that we had less than 10 minutes to get ready and leave. We didn’t receive ANY notifications that we were going to receive additional instructions via WhatsApp nor did we even receive those WhatsApp messages until past 9 PM when we had already gone to bed. I do understand that the staff operating the buses and transportation are not to blame, but to the operational team in charge, my critical feedback is that they need more consistent and clear communication and if the expectation is to do messaging via WhatsApp they need to make that clear right from the start and also to send the information earlier. And not give out conflicting information about pickup and drop off times. We left in such a rush and feeling very overwhelmed and panicked that it did impact our overall experience in a very negative way.

On a positive note, the actual tour and our guide, Marco, throughout Machu Picchu itself was stellar, an incredibly educational and breathtaking experience. Our guide was wonderful and so gracious and taught us so much. He absolutely elevated our experience and made it so enriching and immersive with all the inside knowledge he shared with our group. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone because of him! Give Marco a raise!!!
Written 22 August 2022
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Valerie L
4 contributions
our tour guide, franklin, was super knowledgeable about incan history, culture, and traditions. he led us through a great tour of machu picchu, sharing many stories and answering lots of questions. he also helped us find all the best photo spots and took great photos for us. he did not make the experience feel rushed at all, despite being on a time crunch because of the tour company’s poor planning (see below).

however this day started off terribly when the travel company booked 4 different groups with the same tour guide, all of us arriving into aguas calientes at different times. this ended up making us wait in the town for over 2 hours before boarding the bus to machu picchu, which heavily cut into our time to see the attraction because we had to make a train back 2 hours earlier than everyone else in our group. the company did not help at all with trying to book a later train and it was incredibly frustrating, with no communication about why we were delayed 2 hours (when they booked all of our travel so they knew other groups would be that much later). 1 star for the company.
Written 27 May 2022
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enriquequinonesp
Dear Valerie, we appreciate your recognition for knowledge and attention of our guide Franklin. We were auditing our operation on your day trip, and our operations department took some wrong decisions that affected your experience. Your train arrived on time and you have had the entrance to Machu Picchu according the arrival time, all was arranging to have a great day, but we did a mistake losing time to wait and join more travelers to start your tour inside Machu Picchu. In behalf VIPAC, we would like to give you our big apology. We are taking your important feedback to improve our service for next customers. Thank you for your time and again my sincerely apology. I will write you by email.
Written 31 May 2022
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bon
Shelbyville, TN14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We loved our trip to Machu Pichu. We stayed overnight in town to try to get acclimated to the altitude. But I still had a bit of trouble breathing during our walk up Machu Picchu. You must reserve your tickets for a set time, and you need a local guide. The line to catch the bus up to the site gets long very fast. It’s up a hill, so that means more climbing in low oxygen. The site is very controlled. There are only 3 different trails you can take. There were other trails in the past, but they’ve been closed . You can only take one, so choose carefully. It was crowded, people were rude and disobeyed the instructions to not sit on the ledges or climb the rocks. There are also officials watching for those people. If you’re caught, you will be escorted out of the site.

Our tour guide said there’s talk of closing more of the site to visitors. Over 1.5 million annually, visit Machu Picchu. This tourist flow has strained available resources in Aguas Calientes, and the cloud forest ecosystem is adversely impacted by the daily deluge of visitors. The amount of money incoming from visitors isn’t enough to sustain the infrastructure needed to ensure that the site remains healthy.

The local people are friendly. The exchange rate for US dollars to Peruvian Soles is very favorable. The scenery is beautiful. There are many other sites to visit and all of them are amazing.
Written 15 December 2022
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Dan J
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
First I'll start by saying that overall the experience was amazing and I happily give the company a raring of 4 out of 5. We originally had reservations for July 14 but somehow ministry of culture was slow reporting our passports...this lead to us having to change days to the 15th but I commend paulo for getting us all set up with necessary tickets at last minute. Our tour guide for Machu Pichu was named Johnny and somehow we ended up getting a private tour which was cool. Johnny was very knowledgeable and gave us a great 2 hour tour which was just right. Note...pretty hot ..bring a hat and wear cool clothing. The 4am start time was early but necessary to take the 10am slot for the park. Seems like the afternoon was way more crowded so do the morning shift if you can handle it.
Written 16 July 2022
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Willi
Zacatecas, Mexico142 contributions
Paying a visit to Machu Picchu is a must if you are in Cusco. Can’t describe in words how beautiful and amazing is this place… even mystical. Pictures and being there are the best way to understand.
Make sure to get well informed in advance about health protocols and if possible plan to stay one night in Aguascalientes (Machu Picchu town). A day trip is possible but the trains schedule and current restrictions (COVID-19) could make the day trip a bit hectic. It will depend on the way you like to travel. Routes inside the sanctuary are quite restricted and with strict opening hours so depending if you would like to climb the Huayna Picchu or make a special route is better to get all this information in advance and plan accordingly.
Written 25 October 2021
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cjfbruno
West Hollywood, CA183 contributions
If you are going to Peru, you MUST make the trip to Machu Picchu. We took the train from Ollyantamba to Aguas Calientes (also know as Machu Picchu Pueblo) and then the bus from the town up to the citadel (note: we used Venturia to plan our Machu Picchu excursion and they took care of all reservations, tickets and planning for us including the tour guide). We spent about 3 hours exploring the Machu Picchu citadel and it was truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Afterward, we had a lovely lunch at Inkaterra and wandered around the cute backpacker town of Aguas Calientes.
Written 26 November 2021
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Domasz
Warsaw, Poland16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
All that this agency does is book the tickets from different vendors to move you from point A to point B. This is not a real tour. Macchu Picchu was amazing and I had a great time but this has nothing to do with the agency. In fact they did not send me any confirmation or details of my trip until I got worried and started calling them. Then multiple different vendors were engaged with different quality just moving people from us to train to bus etc. They did nothing more, no added value you can do the same with anyone else or by buying separate parts on you’re own which is actually way awaited than it looks (if you book the train on time).
Written 12 July 2022
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enriquequinonesp
Thank you for your comment, it can help us to improve our services and online information. Our Day trip uses many suppliers to do a great experience. VIPAC put all neccesary information online for our customers. Machu Picchu is a remote place, and the logistic is a bit complex. The great value that we offer are our expert and professional guides, and to avoid the wasting time that you need to buy the tickets in each supplier. And you are covered with a liability insurance in your experience. Thank yp again and we hope you have a good time in Peru.
Written 14 July 2022
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