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Two-Day Machu Picchu Tour

2 Days / 1 Night


$605 - $705 USD per person

Peak Elevation :

3,400 m / 11,150 ft

Low Altitude:

2,040 m / 6,690 ft


Overall Difficulty:



Please note that all distances and elevations are approximate. Trek times are estimated; various factors -- such as weather conditions, individual fitness levels, and how each trekker manages at altitude -- may affect the time it takes to reach each point. 


Before Machu Picchu

- Pick-up from hotel in Cusco at 6:30 am (from Urubamba, 7:30 am)

- 1/2 hour drive to Ollantaytambo train station

- PeruRail train to Aguas Calientes (approx 1 hr 35 mins)

- Your guide will meet you at the Aguas Calientes train station

- You may leave luggage in hotel storage; passengers should only carry a small daypack/shoulder bag (less than 20 L) to Machu Picchu

- Head to the Bus Station for a 25-minute ride up to Machu Picchu 


At Machu Picchu

(approximately 4 hours)

- Pass control at noon with 2nd turno/2nd group tickets (12 noon to 5:30 pm)

- Ascend to Guardhouse for photos on the Agricultural Terraces -- slowly, for about 15 minutes up a steep, zig-zagged path. (This is where the 'classic' shots are taken with the citadel and Huayna Picchu in the background.)

- Head over to the Inca Bridge (Puente Inka) -- walking leisurely, about 1 hour and 15 minutes there and back

- Return to Guardhouse

- Begin the guided, walking tour of comprehensive Circuit 1 -- walking at a pace comfortable to the passenger/group -- up and down different levels, this could take about 2.5 hours to complete. 

- You may have time to explore on your own before you make your way to the exit


After Machu Picchu

- Take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes 

- Check-in at hotel

- Meet your guide at 6:30 pm in hotel lobby to head out for dinner

- Discuss passenger/group's preferences for the following day's visit to Machu Picchu

Templo del Condor


Before Machu Picchu

- Meet in hotel lobby, time to have been determined by passenger/group

- Head to Bus Station for  25-minute ride to Machu Picchu


At Machu Picchu

(Roughly 4 hours, but can vary)

- Pass control with 1st turno/1st group tickets (6 am to 12 noon)

- 15 minute walk up to Guardhouse 

- Head left toward the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) -- it's a gradual, uphill path on the Inca Trail with gorgeous views.

(Elevation at Machu Picchu = 2,400 m / Sun Gate = 2,700 m). There and back, 1.5 to 2 hours.

- Return to Guardhouse for more photos (this time, in the morning light)

- From here, passengers have options:

     - re-visit Circuit 1 with their guide -or- explore it on their own

     - if you had already pre-purchased a ticket, you may proceed to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain

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     - exit, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes


After Machu Picchu

- Have lunch on your own

- Retrieve luggage from hotel storage

- Meet at train station at designated time for PeruRail train back to Ollantaytambo

- Private transport back to your hotel



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Our prices include: a complimentary airport pick-up; dinner at a 'top' Aguas Calientes restaurant;

and a night in a highly-rated ★★★ hotel

What is Included

What is Included


- Experienced, Professional Tour Guide

- Responsive, U.S.-Style Customer Service


       - Safe, Responsible Drivers


- Machu Picchu Tickets for Days 1 and 2


Complimentary pick-up from Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to your hotel in Cusco     


From hotel pick-up on Day 1 to hotel drop-off on Day 2:

- Private transport from your hotel in Cusco or Urubamba to Ollantaytambo

- PeruRail train tickets

       - From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

       - From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

- Consettur bus tickets

       - Roundtrip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu on Days 1 and 2

- Private transport from Ollantaytambo back to your hotel in Cusco or Urubamba


Day 1:

- A boxed lunch

- Dinner will be at one of Aguas Calientes' top-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor (e.g., Indio Feliz or a comparable restaurant

Day 2:

- Breakfast will be provided by the hotel


- First Aid Kit

Day 1

       - Private room at a TripAdvisor top-rated ★★★ star hotel in Aguas Calientes (e.g., Panorama B&B, La Cabaña, El Quetzal or one on par with these hotels)


What is NOT IncludeD


- Ticket to climb either Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain on Day 2. It may be purchased through us for $20 USD. Please let us know as soon as you book if you wish to purchase a ticket as they are subject to availability.  

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- Trekking Poles (rubber-tipped, per pair) $5 USD


- Lunch on Day 2

(you will have many restaurants and cafes to choose from in Aguas Calientes)


Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains


During your visit to Machu Picchu Citadel, you'll have the option to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. We prefer that you decide upon booking your trek as entrance tickets are limited to 400 per day per mountain. Tickets for each mountain cost $20 USD. Both are moderately challenging hikes with stunning views from the top. Climbing and descending Huayna Picchu, on average, takes 2-3 hours; Machu Picchu can take 3-4 hours. Tickets to Huayna Picchu tend to sell out quickly, but don’t be discouraged if they’re sold out during your visit; Machu Picchu mountain may not be as popular to climb, but it is less crowded, and the views are just as beautiful, if not more. 

Huayna Picchu
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