Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

4.7 / 5

34 reviews

Cusco: Machu Picchu Small Group Tour with Tickets

From $328 per person

Join an exclusive small-group tour in Machu Picchu Citadel and experience one of the world's most visited sites in a very private way with a local and knowledgeable tour guide. Marvel at the beauty and mystery of this UNESCO listing.

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 apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 15 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. 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 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Cusco

  • 2 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2.5 hours
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 30 minutes
  • Machu Picchu (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Aguas Calientes

  • 2.5 hours
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • 2 hours
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Andes as you travel by train to Aguas Calientes
  • Tour the sacred Machu Picchu complex with a local guide
  • Step back in time as you learn about the history of the world Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a highly personalized tour in a small-group of up to 8 people
Full description
On this 1-day excursion you’ll visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pick-up at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum and more. You’ll have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.
Includes
  • Drop-off in Cusco
  • Round-trip transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Official English-speaking guide in Machu Picchu (2.5 hours)
  • Train ticket (round-trip between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket (round-trip between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu)
  • Bus to Cusco
  • Private hotel pickup at hotels in Cusco's historic center
  • Personalized small-group tour of up to 8 people
  • Tips
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket
  • Cash
  • Power bank

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You must bring a current valid passport on the day of travel.
  •  Please note that trains are scheduled according to availability and the guided tour of Machu Picchu lasts around 2-2.5 hours; there will be plenty of free time to enjoy Aguas Calientes before your return to Cusco.
  • Machu Picchu is regulated by Peru Government; visitors are permitted to stay in the Citadel only during the guided tour. Please be aware that by regulation you may not re-enter the Citadel.
  •  The local partner will provide all tickets required for your entrance in the site and transportation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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We had a fantastic day today on our Machu Picchu trip. The bus driver picked us up at a hotel on time. He was very friendly. Willka Travel had everything ready to go for us, including all of our bus, train, and Machu Picchu tickets. The guide at Machu Picchu was was fantastic. He spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable of the history there. Our return trip was just as good. I highly recommend this trip.

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March 10, 2020

Absolutely wonderful experience. Easy to book. Choice of train type not clear on the site, but through reviews the 360 train chosen, great experience already en route to MP. The view over the river and the mountains is worth it. So first pick up from hotel to company bus stop; Check in. About 2h by bus to Ollantaytambo. With train to Agua Calientes. Waited by person from the company and brought to bus stop for transport to MP with short wait. Upstairs at the entrance looking for a guide, they could have arranged this better, because it took a while before the right person was found. However, whole experience in MP with the guide is definitely worth it. Ullises was an animated storyteller.

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February 16, 2020

Wonderful time. Guide was great and the Vistadome train was my favorite experience in all of Peru. However, the communication from the local tour company wasn’t superb. They never sent us information on how to contact them to get our tickets even though they said they would email. We had to call and figure out how to find them during their office hours which was slightly difficult. Other than that the company was safe and professional. Definitely recommend.

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January 26, 2020

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