Witness the best of the lost city of Incas early in the morning on this exclusive Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour guided tour from the city of Cusco. To most visiting Machu Picchu is a lifetime experience. We make it the most by offering this exclusive tour where you will get to witness the golden rays of the morning sun beaming on the walls of the citadel as the clouds clear by.
Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour is the best option for families and for those wanting to indulge in the history and culture in Andes. We normally book in trains that depart during the day. This would offer you enough time in Aguas Calientes and also would offer you a scenic ride.
We are a fully locally owned tour operator. We have dedicated guides in Machu Picchu. They are tourism professionals with an extensive knowledge about the history of Incas and culture. You are certain to have a memorable experience on your trip of a lifetime at the renowned Inca citadel, Machu Picchu.
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Please Note: If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, do let us know at the time of booking.
We operate this tour both in private and as a small group tour. So if you are a solo traveller, you do have an option to experience the best of the Inca citadel with one of the reputed travel companies in Cusco.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will drive you along the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo. Here, you will be boarding the train to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes).
The train journey itself is interesting. It takes you through some Andean farms and villages along the Urubamba river. Once in Aguas Calientes, we will be accommodating you in an ensuite private hotel room.
You will have the evening to yourself. You can relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or visit the museum to know more about Machu Picchu. Later that evening, our local expert will be meeting you at the lobby of the hotel and will be briefing you on the following day’s itinerary.
You will need to wake up early in the morning. The hotel representative will be handing you over your snack box at the lobby of the hotel. Then you will be taking the bus to visit the Machu Picchu citadel. This will be a 25 minutes ride up the hill.
Our local expert will assist you in crossing the security control. Here, your entrance ticket will be verified with your original passport.
Once inside the citadel, our guide will give you a two hours guided tour of the citadel. On this tour, you will be visiting sites like the main plaza, farming terraces, ceremonial centre, remains of Inca temples and royal quarters among other sites.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the archaeological site on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, our guide will be directing you to the respective entrance.
Alternatively, you can hike to the Sun gate (Intipunku). It offers a panoramic view of the citadel. This is the point through which those on Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enter the citadel.
After the tour of the Incan ruins, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes town. You will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo train station. Our representative will be meeting you on your arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco.
The best sunrise I saw.