Machu Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Site (2 days / 1 night)


This program is one of the best ways to fully take advantage of your trip by exploring both the main ruin site and Machu Picchu Mountain, the southern peak that the site is named after. This 2 day tour allows you to explore every part of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu at your leisure without losing any time in Aguas Calientes. Our experienced guides take you to the less-traveled sites around Aguas Calientes (the nearest town to Machu Picchu) and Machu Picchu, the Wonder of the World. We take care of all the details, including your accommodations, train tickets and transfers.


Briefing and Andean blessing with Q’eros Shaman the day before the tour to Machu Picchu, walking to the botanical garden and the Mandor Waterfalls near Aguas Calientes, the special Andean coca leaf ceremony at the beginning of the guided tour, guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel with a knowledgeable guide, the challenge of climbing Machu Picchu Mountain and viewing the ruins from its sacred summit, having ample time for your visit to the Machu Picchu ruins.


Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

  • 08:30 Picked up from your hotel (approximately).
  • 08:45 Departure from Cusco City.
  • 10:45 Arrive to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • 11:15 Departure from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu town.
  • 12:45 Arrive to Machu Picchu train station.
  • 12:50 Picked up from the train station by our local staff.
  • 13:15 Check in.
  • 14:15 Free time to choose any optional activity or rest a bit.
  • Optionals (see below)Or Continue with our itinerary Walking to the Botanic Garden and Mandor waterfalls, where you relax and enjoy the beauty of the Cloud Forest nature Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • 18:00 Return to Machupicchu Town.
  • (The time can change depending on wether or your fitness).
  • Briefing at your Hotel by our local guide about your trip to Machu Picchu of the following day.
  • Free time to choose any optional activity or rest (see below).
  • The impressive museum of Machu Picchu, that is located at 20 minutes walking from the Aguas Calientes Town.
  • (Please see below the price for the entrance ticket) The Hot springs of Aguas Calientes where you can relax and take a special moment during the afternoon.
  • Walking to Mandor waterfalls, where you relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature close to Machu Picchu.
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    • Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco (D)

      • 04:30 Breakfast.
      • 05:00 Departure from your Hotel to the bus station.
      • 05:30 Depart from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu citadel by bus.
      • 06:00 Arrive to Machu Picchu main entrance gate.
      • 06:15.
      • Meeting with our local guide in the main gate of Machu Picchu.
      • 06:40 Picture from the Guardian house.
      • 07:15 Coca leaf ceremony by the guide.
      • 07:30 Guided tour in Machu Picchu.
      • 09:30 End of the tour.
      • 10:00 start the climbing to Machu Picchu.
      • 12:00 After the climbing of Machu Picchu free time to enjoy the Machu Picchu citadel.
      • 12:30 Depart from the Machu Picchu citadel to Aguas Calientes.
      • 13:15 Arrive to Aguas Calientes town and free time for lunch.
      • 14:25 Time to go to the train station of Machu Picchu.
      • 14.
      • 55 Depart to Ollantaytambo by train .
      • 16:30 Arrive to Ollantaytambo Train Station.
      • 16:45 Depart from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by car 18:15 Arrive to Cusco City.

        • Includes

          • Briefing day before, Andean Blessing with a Shaman, Coca leafs
          • Bus transportation Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
          • Train tickets Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
          • One night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes
          • Breakfast on the second day (D)
          • Bus Tickets (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes)
          • Entrances tickets to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain
          • Guided visit in Machu Picchu with an English-speaking professional guide

          Not Includes

          • Not mentioned meals
          • Water
          • Extra costs

          You should carry

          • Comfortable sneakers
          • Long trousers (to avoid bug bites)
          • A jumper and a jacket for the cold
          • Rainwear or rain poncho (never know when will rain even if its the dry season)
          • Photo camera
          • Insect repellent and sunblock
          • Personal first aid kit
          • Water bottle
          • Light backpack
          • Gloves, scarf, hat or cap and sunglasses


          **Please note that the times may vary. The time that you will be picked up from your hotel is dependent of the number of people travelling that day, and train schedules are always subject to change, as they are determined by Peru Rail/Inca Rail and are based on availability of spaces, the exact times of your trains will be given to you, once you reserve the service. (There is a discount ONLY if the students show the valid student card or ISIC) **Student pricing is only available upon presentation of an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) at the moment of the reservation; also you should show your ISIC (original) at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu. *** Please note that the Machu Picchu mountain tickets depend of the availability of spaces, only 800 spaces (at 7.00 am) per day. If you are planning to climb Machu Picchu Mountain we recommend booking at least 15 days in advance. If you are booking please let us know the date of the visit to Machu Picchu, and we can check and let you know availability.

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