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1 Day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco

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1 Day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco

1 Day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco is for those keen on visiting Machu Picchu in one day. With no sacrifice in quality of tour, we offer you this with an excellent value for time and money. You will be visiting all the sites of the citadel that is included in the two days trip. 

Machu Picchu, tops the bucket list of many travellers. It is one of wonders of the world. At Treks in Cusco we offer an optimum quality service. As tourism professionals, from Cusco, our tour guides have an extensive knowledge and fluent in English. 

Join us on this one day trip to allure the lost city of Incas, Machu Picchu. 

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0400 AM

Tour Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Round Trip Transport to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Bi-Lingual Local Guide
  • First Aid

Does Not Include

  • Meals
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Entrance fees to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (Optional)
  • Optional upgrade to Vistadome train

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses and Hat
  • Snacks and Water
  • Peruvian Soles

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

At 0400 AM, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then, in our private transport we will drive you to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes.

There are two train operators, Peru Rail and Inca Rail on this route. We normally book an expedition class service with Peru Rail. However, this is subject to availability. 

It will be a three hours train ride. The journey offers enchanting views of the tropical jungle, Andean farms and snow capped peaks. 

As you will arrive in Aguas Calientes train station, our guide will pick you up and will transfer you to the bus terminal. Here, you will be boarding the bus and will be visiting Machu Picchu citadel. 

Tour of Machu Picchu:

After clearing the control point, where the officials will verify your ticket with your passport, we will enter Machu Picchu. 

As the blanket of clouds would clear you will be rewarded with a sight of the golden rays of sun shimmering on the mortar Andean walls. 

We will start the two hours detailed tour of the citadel. On this tour, you will be visiting the ceremonial place, the main plaza, Incan temples, farming terraces among others. After this tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel. 

If you have booked your hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will direct you to the entrance. 

Alternatively, you can walk to the Sun Gate. It offers a spectacular view of the citadel. This is where the trekkers on Inca Trail enter from. 

After the tour, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes. From here you will be taking a train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will meet you at the train station and will transfer you back to city of Cusco. 

We will arrive in Cusco at around 10:00 PM.


How to get to Machu Picchu by train?

Machu Picchu has scheduled train services from San Pedro (within Cusco city), Poroy (a small town between Cusco and Chinchero) and Ollantaytambo in Sacred Valley.

How high is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is 7,972 feet (2,430 metres) above sea level. 

How to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco?

If you are not keen of trekking to Machu Picchu, you can reach Machu Picchu by train which is a comfortable option. If you are looking for a cheaper option, you can take a tourist transport from Cusco to Hidro Electrica and trek to Aguas Calientes. 

Who lived in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu was built during the reign of Incan emperor Pachacutec. Around 750 people lived there while it was used as a royal estate. Most of them worked for the royal family.

Why was Machu Picchu abandoned?

Machu Picchu was primarily abandoned on Spanish conquest in the other regions of Inca empire. There are also speculations that most of its residents died because of small pox before the Spanish conquest. 

Can I use my credit card in Aguas Calientes?

No, seldom establishments accept credit card in Aguas Calientes town. 

4 Reviews
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Milly B

Family Traveller

Carlos and his team were very quick and efficient on this trip. I did this tour to machu Picchu in a day from Cusco which was sufficient to see the site. The guide explained every bit in detail. The transport was ontime and was comfortable and the train ride specially was fantastic.

April 8, 2020

Rehana Nicoleman

Family Traveller

Certainly it was trip of a lifetime. Machu Picchu is an amazing place and the culture is well preserved. It has a different vibe altogether. My guide, Carlos was very nice and explained many things about the place, people and culture. I am very thankful to him and Treks in Cusco company for such an unforgettable trip.

March 18, 2020

Melissa Wedyer

Couple Traveller

I can totally recommend this tour company. They were just amazing. The guide service was very nice and the guide was very informative and helpful. Carlos from Treks in Cisco went above and beyond to help me. I can very much recommend them.

March 12, 2020


Solo Traveller

Excellent day trip option from Cusco. It was time saving and provided a good value for money. Carlos is a very good guide and knows a lot about the place and history. Although we did this in a day, we never felt rushed or tiring. Certainly a good option.

March 3, 2020