Machu Picchu Full Day Trip from Cusco – Machu Picchu 1 Day


Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco, carefully crafted by Machu Picchu Luna Tours. This Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour provides you with the unique opportunity to explore the magnificent Inca citadel within a day.

The journey begins early in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the Ollantaytambo train station. From here, you will enjoy a scenic train ride through the lush Peruvian countryside to Aguas Calientes. It is locally known as Machu Picchu Pueblo (Machu Picchu Town).

Machu Picchu 1 Day Tour

Upon arrival, our experienced tour guides will meet you for a 30-minute bus ride up the winding road to Machu Picchu. As you reach the entrance, your guide will take you on a detailed exploration of the citadel. They will be unveiling the mysteries of the Inca civilization, and enriching your visit with historical anecdotes.

Following the guided tour, you will have free time to independently explore the site. You might choose to climb Huayna Picchu for stunning panoramic views. We highly recommend booking these tickets in advance due to limited availability.

After a comprehensive visit to Machu Picchu, you will descend back to Aguas Calientes. Here, you have the opportunity to rest or visit the local markets. If desired, you can also have lunch at one of the local restaurants before embarking on your return train ride. The full-day tour concludes with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving by approximately 9:00 PM.

Immerse yourself in the ancient history of the Incas with our well-curated Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco. We invite you to optimize your Peruvian journey by entrusting your experiences to Machu Picchu Luna Tours. Let our certified local expert guide you through the trip of a lifetime.

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Machu Picchu Day Tour Schedule:

  • 05:10 hrs. Pick up from your hotel.
  • 06:40 hrs. Take the train from the train station.
  • 09:54 hrs. Arrival to Machupicchu.
  • 11:00 hrs. Guided tour in Machupicchu.
  • 16:43 hrs. Train back to Cusco.
  • 21:00 hrs. Arrival in Cusco.

***We also have other schedules to do this tour, just let us know what time you want.


  • Your unforgettable Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco commences with an early morning pickup from your hotel. At around 5:30 am, we will depart for Ollantaytambo train station on a scenic drive. The journey spans approximately 1.5 hours (94 km or 58 miles). From here, you will embark on a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu.

    Arriving at Aguas Calientes around 9:30 am, a 30 minute bus journey awaits. The winding ascent takes you up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, standing 2,430 meters (or 7,972 feet) above sea level. 

    Here, your guided tour begins, delving deep into the history of this incredible Inca site. The guided tour to Machu Picchu is estimated to last about two hours. It allows you ample time to understand the mystic charm of this ancient wonder.

    Following the guided exploration, you will have some free time to wander the site independently. Perhaps you may wish to ascend Huayna Picchu, which offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscape. Do bear in mind the requirement for a separate ticket for this climb.

    Your return to Aguas Calientes is scheduled around 2:30 pm. This provides you the opportunity to refuel at a local eatery before the train ride back to Ollantaytambo. Here, a vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco approximately at 9:00 pm.

    Tour Statistics:

    • Distance covered: Approximately 130 km (or about 80 miles) from Cusco to Machu Picchu
    • Highest altitude: Machu Picchu at 2,430 meters above sea level (or about 7,972 feet)
    • Lowest altitude: Aguas Calientes at 2,040 meters above sea level (or about 6,693 feet)
    • Level of difficulty: Moderate, due to some steep sections and high altitude

    This Machu Picchu Day Trip originates from Cusco. It offers an incredible opportunity to experience the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site in a single day.

     With tickets to Machu Picchu and a scenic train service included, you’ll be well-prepared for your journey. An enriching guided tour is also part of the package. This ensures you have everything you need for an unforgettable trip to Machu Picchu.

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Included / Not Included


  • Pick up from your hotel.
    Tourist Train to go and to back.
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus in Aguas Calientes up and down.


  • Meals in Machupicchu.


  • Bring warm clothes.
  • Money for your foods.
  • Bring passports.
  • Just a small backpack with necessary things.
  • Water, snacks.


¿How many people are in the guided tour of machu picchu full day?

we have small groups from 4 to 7 people in the guided tour of Machupicchu.

¿what months is recommended to do the tour?

you can do this tour all the year, but the sunny season in Cusco is from May to November.


*** We have an exclusive group in the guided tour to Machupicchu.

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