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LocalAventura Tour: Guided Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Guided Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Discover the secrets of Machu Picchu in one day with a local history expert
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12 hrs

Cusco

2 ~ 8

High content


Description

The perfect way to check Machu Picchu off your bucket list, join Local Guide Carlos, an ancient history aficionado with over 10 years of guiding experience, on this full-day trip. In just one day, you can experience the full beauty, mystery, and intrigue of one of the seven world wonders. Your adventure starts early as you drive through the impressive Sacred Valley and take a train into the cloud forest, all part of the magnificent journey to the marvel that is Machu Picchu. With a private group tour in Machu Picchu, you can ensure you make the most of your experience and have any questions you may have answered. Carlos will be there the entire way as a local expert, ready and excited to help you enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Itinerary

  • Your local guide will pick you up around 5 am.
  • Drive about two hours to Ollantaytambo, where you will board the train to Aguas Callientes.
  • The train to Aguas Calientes takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Once you reach this small town at the foot of Machu Picchu, you will take a 20 minute bus ride to the ruins.
  • At Machu Picchu, your expert Local Guide will host a private two-hour tour, highlighting the most fascinating aspects of the archeological wonder, and ensuring that all your questions have answers!
  • After the tour, you will have time to explore on your own, take photos, and soak in the beauty of this world wonder.
  • After, you can enjoy lunch at the Machu Picchu restaurant or, if you prefer, you can bring your own.
  • Afterwards, you will return to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo.
  • In the city, your private transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is suited for all ages and physical ability levels, but requires plenty of walking.


What's Included

  • English speaking guide accompanying you the whole way 
  • Private transportation to and from Ollaytantambo 
  • Private guided tour through Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets to and from Aguas Calientes
  • Bus to and from Machu Picchu
  • Entrance into Machu Picchu

What's not included

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Tickets to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain - must be booked in advance

Additional Pricing Information (*)


Recommendations

  • Please book at least a month in advance.
  • In order to book, we need the full name, passport number, age, and nationality of each traveler. Each traveler must also bring the same passport on the day of the tour that was used for booking.
  • Wear layers as the weather tends to fluctuate.
  • Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a rain poncho, and bug spray.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you will be walking quite a bit.
  • Bring food, water, snacks, and a lunch if you don't want to eat at the restaurant.

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Carlos

Born and raised in the city Cusco, Peru, I grew up learning about traditional Andean customs, like how to speak Quechua, from my grandparents. Spending time with them taught me to cherish my culture and jumpstarted my love for ancient history. After high school, I decided to turn this passion into my career and went on to study tourism.  I started out by helping lead treks on the Inca Trail. I loved being outside every day and sharing my love of history with people from all over the world. I quickly became a lead guide on the Inca Trail and even started leading other treks and tours around the area. 

I’ve been guiding now for about 18 years and have led well over 500 treks in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, yet it never gets old. Join me, and I can show you the secrets and wonders of my ancestors. Let me take you off the beaten path, away from the typical tourist track, and show you what it really means to connect with nature. Through my tours, I want to take you back in time to the days of the Incan Empire. Step into my time machine and let’s explore!

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