Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Full Day Tour

Day trips

About this tour

  • Start: Between 4.40 and 5 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
  • Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu’.
  • Duration: 1 day (15 hours).
  • Type of transport: Spacious minivan full equipment.
  • Food (optional): Buffet lunch at a 5-star hotel next to Machu Picchu (additional payment).
  • Tour guide: Private tour guide service in English or Spanish.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • immediate confirmation.

Description

  • Without availability to visit Machu Picchu? Take the 1-day tour to Machu Picchu and the Huchuy Picchu mountain, which does offer you ample availability to visit the Inca citadel. The Huchuy Picchu mountain offers a good panoramic view of the archaeological site. It does not allow the classic postcard photo but a similar beautiful view from the lower part of the citadel. The tour includes: pick up from the hotel, private tour guide, transportation by train, bus, ‘Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu’ entrance and the option of buffet lunch. Recommended tour in high tourist season in Cusco!

This is the experience

  • The tour begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel between 4.40 and 5 in the morning. Next, the tourist will travel by tourist transport to the Wanchaq station. There begins the trip by Bimodal bus (1 hour 45 minutes) until arriving at the Ollantaytambo station. The train journey begins at this station for 1 hour 40 minutes to Aguas Calientes. Our assistant will lead you to the queue to board the buses that will take you to Machu Picchu in just 30 minutes. The tour is with a private tour guide and includes the hike to Huchuy Picchu. Finally it is time to return to Cusco following the same route for the outward journey. All utilities are included!

Prices



With guidance only on circuit 4

Tour to Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Full Day
Foreign
Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador)
Adult
Student
Child
Adult
Student
Child
With Expedition train300 USD275 USD265 USD270 USD255 USD255 USD
With Vistadome train380 USD355 USD345 USD350 USD335 USD335 USD


With guidance on circuit 4 and the Huchuy Picchu mountain

Tour to Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Full Day
Foreign
Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador)
Adult
Student
Child
Adult
Student
Child
With Expedition train340 USD315 USD305 USD310 USD295 USD295 USD
With Vistadome train420 USD395 USD385 USD390 USD375 USD375 USD


Machu Picchu Tour Map

Machu Picchu Full Day Map

Where is Machu Picchu? How to get?

Machu Picchu is located in the jungle part of the Cusco region. From the city of Cusco it is reached through a trip of almost 4 hours. The first section is by bus or minivan for 1 hour 40 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo. There you board the tourist train that also in 1 hour 40 minutes will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). Finally, in this town you take the tourist bus that in just 30 minutes will take you uphill to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. The TOUR INCLUDES ALL THESE TRANSPORTS!


Itinerary

  • The tour begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco between 4:40 am and 5:00 am. The visitor will be taken to the Wanchaq station where they wait for the Bimodal tourist transport that will take them to the town of Ollantaytambo.
  • The Bimodal tourist bus trip takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. The tourist will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley through the windows. In Ollantaytambo you will have free time to have breakfast (not included in the tour).
  • From Ollantaytambo departs the Expedition tourist train that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes. The trip is comfortable, with large windows, comfortable seats, tables and service on board.
  • At the Aguas Calientes train station, an attendant will lead you a few steps to the bus station. These transports are ecological and comfortable. In just 30 minutes it will take you to the entrance gate of Machupicchu.
  • At the entrance gate of Machu Picchu the private tour guide will wait for the tourist. Together they will enter the Inca citadel. The tour takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Includes the short hike to the top of the Huchuy Picchu mountain, as well as the opportunity to take beautiful photos of the place.
  • After visiting Machu Picchu, we will return by tourist bus (30 minute trip) to the town of Aguas Calientes. If we book the buffet lunch, we will first enjoy a wide variety of dishes in the restaurant of the 5-star Sanctuary Lodge hotel, the only one located next to the Inca archaeological site.
  • In Aguas Calientes we will have free time to have lunch (not included) and get to know the town better. At the time indicated by the tour guide, we will board the Expedition train to return to Ollantaytambo. In this town we will take the Bimodal bus that, finally, will take us to the Wanchaq station in Cusco.
  • The tour ends at an average of 8.45 pm with the final transfer to the tourist’s hotel in Cusco.

Includes

  • Pick up from the door of the tourist hotel in Cusco.
  • Transfer to the Wanchaq station in the city of Cusco.
  • Expedition Peru Rail train service (round trip).
  • Entrance ticket Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu.
  • Consettur bus tickets (round trip).
  • Private tour guide service in Machu Picchu (Spanish or English).
  • Buffet lunch option in a 5-star restaurant next to Machu Picchu.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Classic photo of Machu Picchu from the House of the Guardian.
  • Tips.

What to bring?

  • Identity document (or passport).
  • Cap.
  • Comfortable backpack.
  • Windbreaker jacket.
  • Light clothing for Machu Picchu (polo shirt, pants, light jacket).
  • Raincoat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Comfortable slippers.


Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins between 4:40 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco.
  • The tour ends at approximately 8:30 pm with the return of the tourist to the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness is frequent in Cusco because the city is 3,399 meters above sea level. Symptoms are usually headache, nausea, and fatigue. However, these are usually reduced to the first or second day of acclimatization of the tourist to the Cusco geography.
  • In any case, to reduce the symptoms it is advisable to drink hot water (like coca tea). It is also advised to avoid high-fat meals and excessive alcoholic beverages in the first two days of acclimatization.

Group or private services

  • The Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Full Day tour is carried out in a private service for the tourist, their partner, friends or family. The tour of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is accompanied by a professional tour guide in private service.

Frequent questions

Why choose the Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu tour?

The tour is an excellent option if you did not find availability for the classic ‘Machu Picchu Full Day’ tour or you simply did not find available tickets to the Inca citadel. This ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu’ has greater availability so there are more possibilities to visit the Inca llaqta. Hurry up!

Does the tour allow you to get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu?

No, the tour does not allow you to take the classic photo from the Guardian’s House sector. However, it allows you to get a similar photo, but from the lower sector of the Inca citadel. In addition, it allows you to take panoramic photos from the top of the Huchuy Picchu mountain.

Is there availability of income to Machu Picchu with this tour?

This tour allows greater availability of tickets. However, these also sell out so it is recommended to buy the tour as soon as possible. This especially in the high season months: June, July and August.

How is the train ride on the tour?

The tour includes a round trip tourist train trip on the Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo route. The journey is comfortable. It takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. It includes comfortable seats, tables, large windows and service on board.

How is the tour guide service on the tour?

The tour includes the service of a private professional tour guide (maximum 10 tourists per group) in Spanish or English. The guide will accompany you through circuit 4 of Machu Picchu (House of the Inka, agricultural sector, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Rock and more). In addition, for an additional cost, there is the option of guided tour of the Huchuy Picchu mountain. You choose the best option for your trip.

Is this tour suitable for tourists of all ages?

Yes, the tour is suitable for tourists of any age, from children to seniors. The hike to the top of Huchuy Picchu is not difficult and can be completed by any visitor.

Is it difficult to climb the Huchuy Picchu mountain?

No, the hike to the top of Huchuy Picchu (small mountain in Quechua) takes between 30 to 40 minutes. The route is through stone steps that are easy to overcome. Everyone can complete the route.

How is the optional lunch on the Machu Picchu tour?

The tour offers the option of a buffet lunch at the restaurant of the 5-star Sanctuary Lodge hotel, located next to Machu Picchu. The buffet is very varied and includes: soups, salads, breads, stews, pastas, pizzas, meats (alpaca, pork, chicken, beef), rice dishes, desserts, cold non-alcoholic drinks, hot drinks, of course, Peruvian ceviche and further.

Does the tour include breakfast?

No, the tour does not include breakfast. However, the tourist can take advantage of free time in the town of Ollantaytambo to have breakfast.

Is it possible to cancel the tour?

Yes, the tour can be canceled if it is done 5 days in advance at the latest. The simple request must be sent to info@machupicchuterra.com. The cancellation has a single penalty of 50% of the value of the tour (refund of 50% of the cost of the tour).



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