Tour to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Full Day

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About this tour

  • Start: At 2.30 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
  • Duration: 18 hours (between 2.30 am and 8.30 pm.
  • Group: 15 persons (maximum).
  • Type of transport: Large fully equipped minivan, train, bus.
  • Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ (Circuit 3 – Does not include classic postcard photo).
  • Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.

Description

  • Make one of the most famous adventures among tourists who travel to Machu Picchu. It is about the hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain, a route full of history, beautiful landscapes and adrenaline. A single-day trip that includes everything you need to just worry about enjoying yourself: complete transportation by minivan, train, and bus, as well as the tour guide service and entrance fees to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. After the tour you will understand why tourists say that visiting Machu Picchu and not knowing Huayna Picchu is like not having gone.

This is the experience

  • The tour begins in the city of Cusco where you will begin the long journey by minivan and train to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). There a short bus trip is made until finally arriving at Machu Picchu. You will tour the Inca city in approximately 2 hours with a professional tour guide. Then you will tour the famous Huayna Picchu mountain on your own. After two hours of walking, you will return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes and you will have free time to have lunch and get to know this magical town a little. Finally, at the scheduled time, you must board your train to make the return trip to the city of Cusco.

Prices

Tour to Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu
Foreign
Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador)
Adult
Student
Child
Adult
Student
Child
With Expedition train330 USD310 USD300 USD305 USD295 USD285 USD
With Vistadome train410 USD390 USD380 USD385 USD375 USD365 USD
*The prices are per person, this tour is carried out from 2 visitors to more.

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Itinerary

  • The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel between 2:20 a.m. and 2:40 a.m. Through a bus trip (Bimodal service) from the Wanchaq station in Cusco you will arrive at the Ollantaytambo station.
  • In Ollantaytambo we will board the ‘Expedition’ tourist train service in the direction of Aguas Calientes. The trip lasts almost 2 hours in which you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley.
  • Once in Aguas Calientes you must take one of the tourist buses that in just 30 minutes will take you to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu.
  • Then, your guide will direct you to the entrance gate to the Huayna Picchu mountain where you must show your ticket and tour the mountain for approximately 2 hours. At the top you will be able to take spectacular photos of the whole place.
  • The tour of Huayna Picchu is on your own through circuit 4 (does not include the classic postcard photo from the House of the Guardian ). This first route takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Then, you will meet your tour guide at the entrance gate to the Huayna Picchu mountain. After showing your ticket, you will tour the mountain for approximately 2 hours. At the top you will be able to take spectacular photos of the whole place.
  • At the time indicated by the guide, you must leave Machu Picchu and take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • In Aguas Calientes all tourists will have free time to have lunch (not included in the tour) and tour this magical place, famous for its streets without cars, its huge mountains, mighty rivers and hectic life full of tourism.
  • At the scheduled time, you must board your ‘Expedition’ tourist train to return to the town of Ollantaytambo. There, they must also board the minivan that will finally return them to the city of Cusco.
  • End of the tour at around 8:30 pm at the door of your hotel or in one of the central squares of the city (close to most hotels and tourist restaurants).

Includes

  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Transport by minivan from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation by tourist train ‘Expedition’.
  • Transportation by tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Entrance tickets ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’.
  • Private tour guide service for Huayna Picchu in English and Spanish.
  • Tour cancellation option (up to 3 days before the tour – penalty of 50% of the amount paid).
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Tips.

What to bring?

  • Passport (or identity document).
  • Hat or cap.
  • Comfortable clothes for walks.
  • A coat.
  • Raincoat.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Comfortable shoes for trekking.
  • Sunscreen.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour starts between 2:20 a.m. and 2:40 a.m. with the pick-up of the tourist at the door of his hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at some central place in the city, such as a square.
  • The tour ends at around 8:30 pm at the tourist’s hotel, a central square in the city (a few steps from most hotels and tourist restaurants).

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
  • To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.

Group or private services

  • The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at info@machupicchuterra.com.

Machu Picchu Gallery + Huayna Picchu Full Day


Frequent questions

Is Huayna Picchu inside Machu Picchu?

Yes. Huayna Picchu is the huge mountain that stands out in the classic postcard photo that tourists take at Machu Picchu. There are stone paths to its top that were built by the Incas. The entrance to this mountain is inside Machu Picchu, in the Sacred Rock sector.

Is Huayna Picchu dangerous?

Many people think that Huayna Picchu is dangerous. However, none of them have walked this mountain. The truth is that this short hiking trail is difficult. Go through ascending paths that require physical effort. Despite what many people think, no one has suffered a serious accident during this route.

Can children and older adults climb Huayna Picchu?

The entrance to Huayna Picchu is only allowed for people over 12 years of age. Those under 18 years of age must enter in the company of their parents or an older person. Older adults should consult their doctor before doing this route, which requires considerable physical effort.

Does the tour also include a visit to Machu Picchu?

Yes. The tour includes both the visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. The tour of Machu Picchu is through Circuit 4 (it does not include the classic photo from the House of the Guardian). Due to the short duration of the tour (1 day), both tours have to be with limited time.



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