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Visit to Machu Picchu

Length of the Tour: Full day

Location: Province of Urubamba

Height: 2400 msnm – 7874 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy – Mild

Departures: Daily

Its name in Quechua means Old Mountain. Due to its majesty and beauty, the Llaqta or Citadel of Machu Picchu is the most famous legacy of the Inca Empire and represents a work of art, architecture and engineering in perfect harmony with nature. It was abandoned during the second half of the 16th century; however it was never lost as it was occasionally visited and inhabited. Since 1983 it has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, as well as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

We will pick you up at approximately 5:00 am (time may vary according to the availability of the trains) and will drive you to Ollantaytambo train station located 2 hours from the city of Cusco.

We will board the train to Machupicchu and after a 2-hour journey we will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, where the guide will be waiting for you to take you to the bus station.

After a 30-minute bus ride, we will arrive to the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu and our visit here will last about 2 hours. You will get to know the main and most important points of the citadel and you will also have free time to take photos and enjoy the landscape on your own (approximately 40 minutes).

You must then take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch on your own and afterwards go to the station to board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco.

-Pick up at the hotel

-Private round trip transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo

-Round trip train tickets to Aguas Calientes

-Round trip bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes

-Entrance ticket to Machupicchu

-Private guide


-Weather is usually sunny during the day, however we recommend wearing warm clothes for the afternoon and waterproof coats or poncho during the rainy season.

-Comfortable clothing and shoes.

-Bring water with you.

-Wear sunblock, and we recommend the use of hats, sunglasses and repellent.

-Do not forget your personal documents.

-Perurail allows to bring 1 bag or backpack (hand luggage) of 5 kg / 11 lb, 62 linear inches / 157 cm (height + length + width).

– Prices may vary and are subject to availability of the trains. Please click on “Contact us” for an updated quotation.

-If you with to include Huayna Picchu you must add $20 USD


– Carry backpacks or bags larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).

– Enter with food and utensils.

– Enter with any illegal substance or under its effects.

– Enter with any type of alcoholic beverage or under its effects.

– Carry poles, umbrellas, portable seats, tripods, supports or extensions for cameras, cell phones or any other stabilization or extension item for filming and / or photography.

– Enter with animals, with the exception of guiding dogs.

– Feed domestic and wild animals.

– Enter with any type of aerosols.

– Make any type of graffiti.

– Enter with any type of musical instrument, megaphone or speakers.

– Make loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others.

– Use virtual applications with cell phones or mobile devices in narrow paths.

– Enter with heels or hard-soled shoes.

– Access with baby strollers.

– Enter with sharp objects and / or weapons of any kind.

– Enter with banners, posters, clothing for advertising purposes, costumes, among other objects of this type. Take filming or photographs for advertising purposes.

– Cause turmoil, jump, lie down, run, undress or create chaos.

– Climb or lean on the walls and / or structures. Touch, move or extract lithic elements.

– Disturb, collect or extract flora or fauna.

– Carry out activities that distort the sacred character of Machupicchu; such as fashion shows, dances, social events, obscene acts against the moral and good manners or any type of activity that implies damage or deterioration of the monument, its natural environment and / or facilities.

– Smoking, vaping or making any type of fire.

– Throwing waste of any kind.

– Not respecting the established circuits and routes.

– The ambulatory trade in the monument and surrounding spaces up to the Puente Ruinas (Ruinas bridge).

– Paragliding or flying drones or any type of smaller plane.

Performing acts or entering with prohibited objects on this list will cause the immediate expulsion of the visitor without the right to reimbursement and the initiation of the corresponding legal actions. The park rangers of the Ministry of Culture and the agents of the National Police are the authorities inside the monument.