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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes provided by Viajes Pacifico

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes
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from ₱7,781.17 per adult (price varies by group size)
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Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes
We suggest arriving in Peru with antibacterial gel for personal use.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The Incan archaeological site of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranks as one of the world’s most famous, with history dating back to the 15th century. On this private guided tour with round-trip travel from Aguas Calientes, get the inside story on the Royal Tomb, Sacred Plaza, and Sun Gate—and learn more than if touring independently.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Explore UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with your private guide
Discover Inca history at the Royal Tomb, Sacred Plaza, and Sun Gate
Gain insight into the ways in which the historic sites were used by the Incas
Entrance fees and round-trip public bus travel from Aguas Calientes included
What to expect
Choose the departure time to suit your schedule—between early-morning and mid-afternoon—and meet your private guide at the public bus stop in Aguas Calientes. Then, hop aboard your bus and take the short journey up the hillside to the UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu. Enjoy sweeping views along the Urubamba River and its canyon, and head inside to explore Machu Picchu on foot. With your private guide to lead the way, admire the ceremonial shrines and terraced hills, and gain insight into the site’s rich Inca history. Discover key features such as the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and Sacred Plaza, and hear how the locations would have been used. As you explore the site, capture views of the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun on camera. When your time in Machu Picchu comes to an end, return by public bus to Aguas Calientes to conclude your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5243P102
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Bus Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes • Ticket to Machu Picchu • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
Lunch • Train tickets from/to Cusco • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
Inclusions
Professional guide • Bus Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes • Ticket to Machu Picchu • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
Lunch • Train tickets from/to Cusco • Gratuities
Departure details
Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service starts in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)
Bring comfortable shoes to walk and camera.
Not wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus to Machu Picchu
    Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru
    Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
    See address & details
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    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Taking this private tour means you’ll be able to choose a time, between the hours of 5:30am and 3:30pm, to greet your guide and depart by bus from Aguas Calientes. Following a 20-minute drive to Machu Picchu’s hilltop perch, you’ll enter the archaeological site and begin a 2.5-hour tour of the ancient Inca citadel, characterized by its terraced hills, resident llamas, and dramatically protruding mountains. Enrich your historical knowledge at archaeological highlights including the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and the Sacred Plaza, and capture spectacular photographs at vantage points on the way to the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun. A private guide means you'll be able to ask numerous questions and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Plus, your guide is more than happy to snap photographs of you and your party throughout the experience. After thorough exploration of South America’s most famous archaeological site, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
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  • You'll end at
    Bus to Machu Picchu
    Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru
    Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
    See address & details
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Jean R
Pittston, PA4 contributions
Not to be missed!
Mar 2020
The tour to Machu Picchu was fabulous. The trip of a lifetime. We were transported, first by van and then on Inca Rail. At Aguas Calientes we met our private guide who took us to Machu Picchu. It was a dream of a trip!
The scenery is spectacular every inch of the way. The van and train were very clean andcomfortable. The train service was great. The personnel were very accommodating and helpful every step of the way. Also, the weather was great this time of the year.
Written 14 July 2020
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gayle n
Great Ocean Road, Australia56 contributions
OUR LOVELY GUIDE MADE OUR DAY!
Jan 2020
Everything went smoothly just make sure when u arrive to ring the number supplied on skype or what ever u have available. They arrived with all our tickets for bus entry and the guide Luz picked us up from our hostel to go to the bus.

Over all very happy with the process.
Written 9 January 2020
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NickyA
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Best and easy
May 2019
It was a well organized tour. We didn't have to worry about bus tickets or entrance tickets. We have a private guide that is friendly yet professional and very passionate in telling you more about their culture and also taking photos of you and your group. The price is reasonable and way better than getting a group tour.
Written 10 December 2019
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Gill W
7 contributions
Brilliant tour of Machu Picchu
Dec 2019 • Friends
We would highly recommend this tour. Ana was wonderful, she met us at the train station, took us up in the bus and gave us a brilliant 3 hour tour. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and looked after us really well.
Written 9 December 2019
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nycvegas0512
Staten Island, NY9 contributions
Ruben, Samuel, Boris, Rolando, Ursula, and all the other drivers were fantastic!
Oct 2019 • Friends
10 days in Peru were wonderful. All of the guides were punctual, interesting, helpful and friendly.
There wasn’t anything they left out.
Full of knowledge. We definitely recommend this company if you’re looking for a private tour company.
Written 11 October 2019
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GSTim
San Francisco40 contributions
Knowledgeable and Professional Guide
Oct 2019
We decided to do a day trip to Machu Picchu, and opted for the guide package that included the MP ticket price.

Purchasing the package was very easy, and communication was very good - including where to meet our guide when we arrived at Aqua Calientes train station..

Due to an early morning accident, all trains leaving Cusco were late, including ours.
Although we were about an hour late arriving, our greeter was waiting for us at the meeting location with a clearly visible sign with our names.

Our guide then walked us to the bus and doublechecked our bus tickets. It looked like it might rain, so he offered to quickly run and find us some rain ponchos. The bus ride up the mountain was exhilarating, but uneventful.

At the top our guide took us through the entrance, and the tour began. The site is amazing, beyond description, and our guide knew a lot about the history of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area and was able to explain it in a very clear and concise manner.

After the tour was complete he guided us to the bus, we returned down the mountain and said goodbyes in Aqua Calientes

We were very happy with the whole process, and really felt that our guide was solicitous to our needs and interests.

Definitely recommend this service.
Written 10 October 2019
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amandaw13
London, UK13 contributions
Excellent Private guided half day tour of Machu Picchu
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had a private guide to take us around Machu Picchu and it was fabulous.
Cosme is an excellent guide, thoughtful and kind in how he approaches the tour.
His insights helped us understand the spirit of the Incas as well as the history and brought the ruins alive for us.
He is such an enthusiast he has even written a book about the history and culture of the Incas.
We highly recommend him as a private guide.
Written 3 October 2019
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Kristina
New York6 contributions
Awesome way to experience Machu Picchu!
Sep 2019
Wow! What an amazing experience! When we got off the train at Aguas Calientes the Viajes Pacifico coordinator was there to meet us. Since we were staying overnight in Aguas Calientes we agreed to meet our tour guide at the entrance of Machu Picchu, so the coordinator gave us our envelope that included our bus ticket and tour tickets (which is included in the price of this tour). Jaime our guide was there right as we arrived and brought us without wait into Machu Picchu. He brought us to all of the best spots to take photos (it looked like we were the only people there even though it is an extremely busy attraction). His knowledge of Machu Picchu was perfect and we learned so much about the amazing city. Great tour, great experience, great service.
Written 21 September 2019
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721gayatrin
Orlando, FL4 contributions
Great tour of Machu Picchu!
Aug 2019
Our guide, Hector, met us at the train station and made it very easy for us to grab a lunch before heading to the bus. My mother had some knee issues and Hector took it slow so she could catch up with us and not miss anything. We felt the tour was the right pace and our guide knew everything about Machu Picchu and also had passion for the subject. Would recommend this tour for anyone who needs an English speaking personal guide, but wants to buy their own train tickets. Everything else is taken care of!
Written 16 August 2019
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markr2306
Cambridge, UK392 contributions
fantastic way to see the astonishing Machu Picchu
Aug 2019
We booked a tour through trip advisor with Viajes Pacifico from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu including a guide, entrance tickets and bus tickets - we are so glad we did.
Johny, our guide, was the best we have had in travel to over 50 counties in past 10 years. He was helpful, informative, took the tour at a pace to suit us, showed us the best photo stops, took some great photos, and showed us everything to maximise what was a visit to a site that is so amazing it defies description. He was friendly, helpful and considerate.
The trip also saved any hassle in buying bus tickets or entrance tickets, and was really good value
Written 15 August 2019
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mzoerb1
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Awesome trip
Awesome trip. My guide was super informative and helpful. The pick up process, trains and bus were all flawless. Ma
HaitianSandra
HaitianSandra
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Breathtakingly Scary!
My tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history and took the best photos! Everything I wanted!!
BFGutch
BFGutch
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Be decision we made.
Booking through this company took the logistical chaos out of our travel plans. They made all the arrangements to i
120dane
120dane
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The Best Tour Available! Best Price! Best Tour Guide: Sylvia
This was the BEST use of our time and money in Cusco! Sylvia was our tour guide, and she was absolutely the most a
Sylvie L
Sylvie L
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Very relaxed and informative!
1/2 a day is perfect! Nice way to get used to the altitude while slowly walking through the ruins and learning abou
DLop55
DLop55
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Right spots?
The city is beautiful. Spent some time in cool places and then spent time in some places that didn't seem relevant,
Skost007
Skost007
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Country lock down
Under quarantine and no refund given. Government issued a 24 hour period to leave the country and none of us were a
927mathildap
927mathildap
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Afternoon full day tour
We booked the late full day tour of Machu Picchu, from Cusco. We really had a great day and an amazing experience.
Urbancitygirl64
Urbancitygirl64
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Very nice tour guide. A little too long for me...
Very informative. I think it could have gone faster and then gave the tourists a chance to revisit some of those t
Urbancitygirl64
Urbancitygirl64
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Worked out PERFECTLY!
Our driver greeted us with a sign. We were taken right to the destination. I am SO GLAD. We were in a very forei
lauraf737
lauraf737
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Machu Pichu
GREAT - I highly recommend this Grey Line Tour handled by a local tour agency. They were very professional and go
vpmtl14
vpmtl14
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Absolutely perfect day!!
Mother-daughter trip in early February. Very easy to contact the tour company, pick up right on time, bus very comf
JasminB007
JasminB007
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Machu picchu place
To go there we left from cusco, the train was very expansif, for just an hour and half, plus we stay overnight the
Vallo M
Vallo M
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A must when visiting Peru
The most known place in Peru easily, takes almost 2 hours in a bus, hour and 45 minutes more with a train plus a 2h
treverkreutzer
treverkreutzer
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Exceptional and would Recommend!
Excellent! I’ve been on several of these including Costco etc. and this was very smooth and easy. In fact, it was b
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