Machu Picchu Express
Join this full day Cusco Urban Adventure to unearth the mysteries of majestic Machu Picchu without having to hike the trail! Start the day by rising early and enjoying a four-hour scenic train tide to the Peruvian town of Aguas Calientes. Transfer to a bus for a brief journey to the much-visited archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
There’s a reason why this awesome complex is celebrated, loved, and mused over by historians, travellers, stargazers, and mystics – it is simply one of the most astounding places on Earth! Built at the height of the Inca Empire, it is widely believed that this place was built to serve as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Learn about the historical background of this impressive site from your guide while you spend the morning walking around the ruins.
Feast on a picnic lunch, and then use free time to explore the complex at your own pace. Why not walk to the Sun Gate for sweeping views of the area below or wander the stone path of Inca Bridge? Don’t forget to capture the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as there are loads of photo-worthy moments waiting around every corner!
By 4pm it’s time to make the return journey back to the bright lights of Cusco. Hop on the train and ride back to the city, away from the magnetic heritage of mighty Machu Picchu – a mesmerizing place that will leave an imprint on your soul.
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Enjoy a scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes
Unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu with an experienced guide
Tuck into a tasty picnic lunch near the magnificent ruins
Explore mystical Machu Picchu at your own pace
Local English speaking guide, box lunch, train and bus tickets, Machu Picchu entrance fee, transfers to/from train station in Cusco.
Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for guides, water or any drinks.
Duration:14 - 16 hours
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Cusco .
IMPORTANT: Your passport details are required for Machu Picchu Full Day Tour (Full Name and Passport Number). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box when booking. In the event you do not provide your passport details we reserve the right to not confirm your arrangements.
Note: At 7:00pm the day before you will have a briefing with a guide about the tour to Machu Picchu in the lobby of your hotel (please provide hotel details).
Pickup Time: 5.15 AM
Drop off location:
Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cusco.
Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Cusco Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
IMPORTANT: Your passport detail is needed for Machu Picchu Full Day Tour (Full Name, Nationality, and Passport Number). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box when booking. In the event you do not provide your passport details, we reserve the right to not confirm your arrangements.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
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