This site will only work if javascript is enabled. instructions

LocalAventura Tour: Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Explore this wonder of the world with a local expert
Not ready? Free call with our experts CALL US +1 267-388-1740 WHATSAPP +1 215-964-8759

We're available Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 7 pm EST to answer your call


1 day

Cusco

2 ~ 10

High content


Description

On this day tour, you will discover the beauty and mystery of the world wonder of Machu Picchu in a unique and non-touristy way. With Local Guides born and raised in the region, you’ll learn about ancient Inca culture and modern Andean customs for a true understanding of Peru’s fascinating past and present. You will learn all you need to know about the Inca Citadel with a knowledgeable local guide who was born and raised in the region.

Through a private tour, you’ll discover the mystery and beauty of Machu Picchu like you’ve always dreamed. With enough time to explore and ask as many questions as you like, you will end this tour not only having checked Machu Picchu off your bucket list but also really appreciating the marvel itself. This tour is ideal for travelers who want to see Machu Picchu in an alternative and interesting way and will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Peruvian heritage.

Itinerary

  • Early morning pickup from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Take the train to Aguas Calientes
  • Board the 20 min bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu 
  • Private guided tour of the ruins, 2.5-3 hours
  • Bus back to Aguas Calientes then return train ride
  • Drop-off in your hotel in Cusco 

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

This tour can be modified based on your physical ability level.


What's Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Machu Picchu entrance tickets
  • Temple of the Sun visit 
  • Roundtrip train tickets
  • Roundtrip bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Private guided tour of the ruins, 2.5-3 hours
  • Transfers from Cusco hotel to the train station and back

Recommendations

  • Please book at least a month in advance, as train tickets are limited! 
  • Bring comfortable clothes, comfortable walking shoes, and plenty of warm layers, as the weather is likely to fluctuate.
  • Don't forget your passport! You'll need it to get into Machu Picchu.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and rain gear.

Tags

Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Family-Friendly

Gallery

Domingo, Huber, and Urbano

Domingo 
Born in the beautiful province of Acomayo, right in the Andes Mountains, my love of the great outdoors began at a young age. When I was just a kid, my family moved to Cusco, where I discovered my love of tourism. I first began working in tourism as a porter on the Inca Trail. It was really hard work, but working with the guides inspired me to become one as well. I went to school to study tourism. I remember the day I received my license as an official tour guide like it was yesterday! It was such an exciting moment to be able to lead people on the trail, and now 16 years later, I still get that same excitement every time I host a tour. A few years ago, I decided to take my passion and begin my own tour company. My hope that through my tours, I can show travelers not only the beauty and history of the region but also teach them about the rich Andean culture.

Huber
Growing up in a small town in the Sacred Valley, I was raised to always respect and love Mother Nature. As a kid, I always admired the tour guides passing through my town. Not only did they get to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but they got to meet people from all over the world. I became determined that I too would become a tour guide. As soon as I was old enough, I moved to Cusco to study tourism and become a certified Inca Trail guide. For about 14 years now, I have been leading tours, and discovered that, beyond taking my guests on the “typical” paths, I wanted to be a unique guide and take them to the unique interesting spots other guides weren’t going to. I also have studied medicinal plants and love teaching my travelers about the many fascinating benefits these plants can have.

Urbano
I was born in the Apurimac region of Peru in an indigenous community with rich agricultural land. As a kid, I learned from my parents how to work on the field and the importance of maintaining our culture’s age-old traditions. Although I left my small town at a very young age to go to elementary school in Cusco, I’ve carried this appreciation for ancient culture my whole life. Living in the magical city of Cusco, I was able to expand upon my knowledge of my ancestors even more and was inspired to take this knowledge and share it with others. After studying tourism in school, I became a tour guide, specializing in ancient cultures. Having been born in a village in an indigenous village and as a native speaker of the Quechua language, teaching travelers from all over the world about the history and land has been an absolute dream.

Questions & Answers

Ask a question
We are here for you. If you have any questions about this tour, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Other things to do in Peru

Planning a trip to Latin America? Get access to our comprehensive guides to each major city.