ᐈ Best Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco 2024 + Itinerary

Reading : 4 min February 15 2024

From ancient trails to panoramic train rides, join us in exploring the diverse routes that lead to the iconic Inca citadel. Whether you seek adventure or a leisurely experience, our guide will navigate you through the enchanting landscapes and rich history, ensuring every step is a discovery.

Get ready to witness the magic of Machu Picchu like never before with our curated selection of tours that promise a blend of culture, history, and breathtaking views.

What you will find here?

Immerse yourself in the allure of a Cusco to Machu Picchu tour

Departing from the ancient heart of the Inca Empire, Cusco, this adventure unfolds along historic pathways and awe-inspiring landscapes. Travelers can choose from various modes of transportation, including scenic train rides that carve through picturesque valleys or classic trekking routes like the renowned Inca Trail.

The tour not only showcases the engineering marvels of Machu Picchu but also unveils the significance of each step on the way. From the vibrant energy of Cusco to the mystical aura of Machu Picchu, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Peruvian history and breathtaking views. 

Embarking on a Cusco to Machu Picchu tour allows travelers to delve into the intricacies of Inca civilization. The journey provides insights into the ancient rituals, architectural marvels, and cultural nuances that shaped the empire.

Each twist and turn of the journey narrates a story, connecting the dots between Cusco's imperial grandeur and the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. Brace yourself for a transformative experience as you traverse the paths once tread by the Incas, creating memories that resonate with the echoes of history.

 Immerse yourself in the allure of a Cusco to Machu Picchu tour

1-Day Machu Picchu tour

Embark on a whirlwind adventure with our 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour, designed for busy explorers craving a magical experience in the soft glow of the sunset. Opt for tranquility in the afternoon, attracting fewer visitors than in the morning hours, and capture the best photos during the 'Golden Hour'. 

We pick you up from your Cusco hotel, offering a seamless journey to Machu Picchu. Board The Voyager Machu Picchu Train for a scenic ride to Aguas Calientes, followed by an ascent to the Citadel on the Consettur bus. Your 4-hour visit includes a guided tour of Machu Picchu, taking advantage of the sunset's soft light for stunning photographs. Conclude your adventure with a descent, dinner in Machu Picchu Pueblo (not included), and a return journey to Cusco. 

What is included in this tour? 

  • The Voyager Machu Picchu Train Tickets, frequency 43 (Departure from Ollantaytambo station 11:15 hours) and 46 (Departure Machu Picchu station 19:00 hours). 
  • Transportation to and from the hotel in Cusco ( Included only for hotels located in the historic center). 
  • Professional bilingual guide in Machu Picchu. 
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu and Consettur bus ticket. 

1-Day Machu Picchu tour

3 day /2 nights Machu Picchu and Cusco

This tour begins the moment you step off the plane in Cusco. Our airport shuttle will pick you up from the airport and take you to your Cusco hotel to drop off your luggage.

Day 1:

The immersive Day 1 begins in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, where travelers acclimate to the Andean altitude:  

  • The tour begins by visiting the Koricancha Temple, a preserved Inca palace and worship center in Cusco’s Historic Center.  
  • From there, the tour visits Plaza de Armas (the main square) and the Cathedral Basilica (a historic catholic temple) before heading on to the Sacsayhuamán Fortress (15th century Inca ruins and Qenko archeological site). 
  • After the tour, you will return to your hotel in Cusco. 

Day 2:

The second day begins with a 2-hour, mid-morning (8:45 -10:30 AM) commute from Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station. 

  • A scenic train ride on Inca Rail Frequency 43 via The Voyager Machu Picchu Train leads to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu.  
  • Our staff will be awaiting your arrival in the Machu Picchu Pueblo. After the 5-minute walk to the bus station, your guide will show you recommendations for where to eat and how to find them from the bus station.  
  • After arriving at the bus station, you will board a Consettur tour bus for a 30-40-minute ride to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The well-appointed buses offer a very comfortable riding experience. The spacious, soft seats offer the perfect place to enjoy views of the Andean mountainside through the large, panoramic windows.

Day 3:

The third day, after you check out from your Cusco hotel, we will pick you up and take you to the Cusco Airport! 

What is included in this tour? 

  • Round-trip Tickets on The Voyager Machu Picchu Train (Day 2 on frequency 43 with departure from Ollantaytambo Station at 11:15 AM and returning on frequency 46 from Machu Picchu Station at 7:00 PM). 
  • Transportation to/from the airport and your Cusco hotel 
  • Consettur bus ticket from the Machu Picchu Pueblo to the Machu Picchu Citadel 
  • Entrance tickets for Machu Picchu 
  • Entrance tickets for Cusco sites 
  • Professional English-speaking guide for all tours 
  • Day 2: lunch 

3 day /2 nights Machu Picchu and Cusco

3-Day Machu Picchu Tour

Indulge in a luxurious 3-day experience with our Machu Picchu Tour, designed for those craving a premium getaway. Immerse yourself in the opulence of Palacio del Inka, one of the finest hotels in the area, and embark on a journey that seamlessly blends relaxation and exploration. Take advantage of incredible prices for an unforgettable stay. Disconnect for three days while connecting with Cusco's main tourist sites, including the iconic Machu Picchu. Travel to the Citadel in style aboard The Voyager Machu Picchu Train, savoring breathtaking views of the valley along the way. 


Day 1 - Visit Cusco:

Your experience begins with a transfer from the airport to the luxurious Palacio del Inka (Check-in 14:00). At 13:00, embark on a city tour of Cusco, exploring its historic sites such as the Koricancha Temple, Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, and the majestic Sacsayhuaman Fortress. The day concludes with a return to your luxury haven at Palacio del Inka. 

Day 2 - Machu Picchu:

Start the day with a pick-up between 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for your transfer to Ollantaytambo station, where you'll board The Voyager Machu Picchu Train at 11:15 a.m. Arriving in Machu Picchu Pueblo, enjoy free time for lunch before ascending to the Citadel by bus at 1:30 p.m. The guided tour, starting around 2:00 p.m., provides expert insights and recommendations for the best photos. After a fulfilling visit, return to Machu Picchu Pueblo, board The Voyager Machu Picchu Train at 7:10 p.m., and be back in Ollantaytambo around 20:41 hours. 

Day 3 – Return:

Relax with breakfast at Palacio del Inka and make the most of the hotel's facilities until your check-out at 12:00 noon. We'll ensure a smooth transfer to the airport, allowing you to conclude your luxury escape seamlessly." 

Throughout the 3-day Machu Picchu tour, visitors not only witness the awe-inspiring landscapes but also delve into the spiritual and cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey is designed to offer a profound connection with the Inca heritage, from the intricate stonework of Machu Picchu to the vibrant traditions of local communities. As each day unfolds, travelers are immersed in a tapestry of history, natural wonders, and the timeless allure of the Andes, ensuring a transformative experience that lingers in memory. 

3-Day Machu Picchu Tour



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