Guided tour

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

Activity provider: Willka Travel

Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Official Ticket, Bus, & Guide

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 155 per person

Book your transit, admission, and guide for the most important site in Peru: Machu Picchu. Avoid crazy crowds and long lines: simply rest and prepare for the trip ahead. Enjoy pickup in Aguas Calientes. Meet your guide upon entering Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, please provide your hotel’s name and address. If you arrive in Aguas Calientes on the same day of the tour, you will need to meet your guide at the Bus Station for Machupicchu. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Avoid lines for your bus and entrance ticket
  • Relax on your quick and easy pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Discover the history of the Lost Citadel from an expert guide
Full description
Meet your driver at your hotel or the train statin in Aguas Calientes. Embark on the beautiful 30-minute drive to Machu Picchu, where you’ll show your passport and pass through security. Walk 20 minutes to the upper part of Machu Picchu, following your guide to the perfect lookout location. Your guide will lead you through the legendary site on a 2-hour tour, on which you'll delve into the history of the Lost Citadel and Machu Picchu. Relish in panoramic vistas of the ruins and the surrounding mountains. Get lost in the maze-like stone constructions. Return to Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel morning or afternoon admission ticket
  • 2-hour guided small group tour in Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Your time slot will be confirmed along with the official ticket
  • Pickup and drop-off from private accommodations are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 139 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Joel was a fantastic guide! We had an issue with retrieving our luggage from Ollantaytambo, and Joel & Ronnie went above and beyond to meet us the night before our tour to help us get our luggage. Joel picked us up at our hotel the next morning and took the bus with us to Machu Picchu. Once we arrived, Joel helped us navigate the entrance and then lead us on a 4-hour tour of the main circuit. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and provided a lot of additional context and color. Joel also helped us get great photos and we felt safe and comfortable the entire time. Our group was very small (the two of us + one other couple) and we loved the intimacy of the small group. We asked Joel a lot of questions and he was able to answer them all and more. We really enjoyed our tour and visit to Machu Picchu!

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September 17, 2022

Dès la veille un guide de l’agence vient à votre hôtel vous expliquer comment la journée du lendemain va se dérouler. Ensuite, rendez vous avec une dame de l’agence le lendemain qui nous a place dans un bus pour le Machu Picchu. Rencontre avec le guide. Mais quel talent et quelle connaissance ! Tous ses commentaires éteint fondés et avec transmits avec tellement de passion et de bienveillance. De plus. Il n’hésite pas à se prêter au jeu de photographe pour avoir vos plus beaux clichés d’une des 7 merveilles du monde. J’ai vraiment aimé ce tour, c’était un tel délice pour les yeux et intellectuel. Merci beaucoup pour cette expérience d’une vie ! Tout simplement inoubliable !

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August 31, 2022

Best experience! It was flawless. I received my tickets the day before my tour. Upon arrival at Aguas Caliente, the day before my tour, I met with the guide briefly so as to confirm the meeting time/location the following day. On the day of the tour, they met us at the agreed time/location, took us to the bus and the guide met us when we arrived in Machu Picchu. Ulysses, who was our guide, was EXCELLENT!!

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August 11, 2022

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