Best of the Inca's Legacy One Day Tour
We depart Cusco very early and drive for about 1. 5 hours to the town of Ollantaytambo (or we can pick you up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley). We travel by train through the valley to the town of Aguas Calientes, from there we take the bus up to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. You will receive a comprehensive guided tour of this impressive and mysterious site before taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included). We then catch the train back to Ollantaytambo, before returning to Cusco (or your hotel in the valley) in our private transport.
Includes private return transport to Ollantaytambo, return train tickets, return bus tickets, professional guide, and the entry fee to Machu Picchu. Please note, it is important to purchase the train tickets in advance to get our preferred train time and class.
Our standard itinerary is summarised below:
5:00 am - Departure from Cusco (6am from Urubamba) to Ollantaytambo by car
7:00 am - Depart from Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes by train
8:45 am - Depart from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu on the bus
9:00 am - Tour of Machu Picchu begins
12:00 pm - Depart Machu Picchu by bus to Aguas Calientes
12:30 pm - Lunch in Aguas Calientes
3:30pm - Depart Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo by train
5:30pm - Depart Ollantaytambo to Cusco (or your hotel in the Sacred Valley) by car
7:30pm - Arrive back to Cusco (or around 6:15pm to Urubamba)
Adjustments to this can be made by mutual agreement and subject to train availability.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 14 hours
Tour duration can be affected by the pace of the group, traffic or weather conditions.
- Private transport in a Toyota Hilux for up to 3 people, or contact me if your group size is larger as we also have a Renaut Master and access to larger vehicles, (Cusco/Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo return).
- Train (Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes return)
- Public bus (Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu return)
- Walk around the Machu Picchu site which is 2,430 metres (8,000 feet) above sea level.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
125 Peruvian Soles - Optional: Lunch, snacks or water.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks