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Machu Picchu Day Trip

  • 353 reviews | 4,774 travellers
    Everything perfect, the agency contacted us the day before to inform us of everything. Juan, our driver, took us to the train to Machupichu on time. There they picked us up and took us to the hotel located in the center, and the next day Daniel made us travel back in time visiting Machupichu
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Machu Picchu is one of the 7 New Seven Wonders of the World, and an unmissable sight for anyone visiting Peru. On this day trip from Cusco, you'll discover its majesty and mystical power...

Machu Picchu is one of the 7 New Seven Wonders of the World, and an unmissable sight for anyone visiting Peru. On this day trip from Cusco, you'll discover its majesty and mystical power...

Machu Picchu Day Trip

Having picked you up from your hotel we'll make our way to the train station, from where we'll make our way to Machu Picchu.

This train journey is sure to be one of the biggest surprises you'll encounter in Peru: the 112 kilometres and 3.5 hours fly by, as the glass-roofed train cuts a swathe through the unforgettable landscapes of rural Peru. Green topped mountains, babbling brooks, and perhaps the occasional llama!

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we'll take a 25 to 30-minute bus journey to the highest point on the mountain, where the Machu Picchu citadel can be found. Your first glimpse of this ancient Inca settlement are sure to stay with you forever.

In Machu Picchu, we'll take a guided tour lasting 2 hours 30 minutes so you can immerse yourself in the history, legends and secrets of the Inca citadel. We'll tour the narrow streets of the settlement, and take you back in time to the glory of the Incan empire.

With your camera full of photos, we'll take the bus back down to the village of Aguas Calientes. Here, you'll have about 5 hours of free time to have lunch and continue admiring the scenery before taking the train back up.

Then once back in the capital, we'll take your back to your hotel by bus.

Panoramic Train

The excursion takes place on panoramic trains with enormous windows and a glass roof. Travelling on these trains makes you feel almost as though you're flying. You have the option to travel in economy class (Expedition or Voyager train) or first class (Vistadome The 360º train).

Discount for the Andean Community

Citizens of the Andean Community​ (that means born in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) will enjoy a discount on this Machu Pichu tour. If you're from the Andean Community and want to book your ticket with this discount, you'll need to provide proof that you were born in one of these countries when making your reservation.If you don't have the relevant documentation, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged or you'll be required to pay the regular rate.


Pickup is between 4 and 4:30 am from hotels in Cusco's historic centre. If you aren't staying in the centre, we'll meet you at the cathedral in front of the Plaza de Armas.

Departure stations and duration

Trains to and from Cusco can operate from either Poroy station (30 minutes from Cusco) or Ollantaytambo station (1 hour and 30 minutes from Cusco), depending on availability. During the rainy season (December to March) the Poroy station is closed, so we'll go to Ollantaytambo by bus. We'll send you an email once the booking is confirmed that includes the exact hotel pickup time and the station from which you'll take the train. 

The duration of the transfers will vary depending on the boarding station. The journey between Poroy and Aguas Calientes takes around 4 hours, and the journey between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Children under 18

Reduced rates are available for children from 2 to 8 years old and students from 9 to 17 years old. However, to benefit from these rates you should contact the Civitatis Customer Service Department.

Important to note

Please note that no refund will be made if the tour is canceled due to strikes or in the event of unfavorable weather conditions. In these cases, we'll offer you an alternative date for the tour.

Occasionally, due to high demand, tickets to Machu Picchu may be sold out. In this case, we would offer you an alternative route. Using the following links, you can consult the map of the regular route and the alternative route that we would follow in the event of not finding availability:

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14 hours - 18 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


Hotel pickup and drop–off

Return tickets for the panoramic sightseeing train Vistadome/The 360º or Expedition/Voyager

Transport by bus from Aguascalientes to Machu Picchu

English–speaking guide to Machu Picchu

Ticket to the Machu Picchu archaeological site

Not included

Food and drinks

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Corporate name: Maria Antonieta Salazar Tica

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can Huayna Picchu be visited during the free time?

    A - No. It's necessary to reserve well ahead of time and in certain time slots, therefore it's not possible to visit in the free time.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .


If you cancel 30 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 82%. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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