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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes
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About
The Incan archaeological site of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranks as one of the world’s most famous, with history dating back to the 15th century. On this private guided tour with round-trip travel from Aguas Calientes, get the inside story on the Royal Tomb, Sacred Plaza, and Sun Gate—and learn more than if touring independently.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with your private guide
  • Discover Inca history at the Royal Tomb, Sacred Plaza, and Sun Gate
  • Gain insight into the ways in which the historic sites were used by the Incas
  • Entrance fees and round-trip public bus travel from Aguas Calientes included
What to expect
  • Choose the departure time to suit your schedule—between early-morning and mid-afternoon—and meet your private guide at the public bus stop in Aguas Calientes. Then, hop aboard your bus and take the short journey up the hillside to the UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu. Enjoy sweeping views along the Urubamba River and its canyon, and head inside to explore Machu Picchu on foot. With your private guide to lead the way, admire the ceremonial shrines and terraced hills, and gain insight into the site’s rich Inca history. Discover key features such as the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and Sacred Plaza, and hear how the locations would have been used. As you explore the site, capture views of the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun on camera. When your time in Machu Picchu comes to an end, return by public bus to Aguas Calientes to conclude your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Explore UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with your private guide
  • Discover Inca history at the Royal Tomb, Sacred Plaza, and Sun Gate
  • Gain insight into the ways in which the historic sites were used by the Incas
  • Entrance fees and round-trip public bus travel from Aguas Calientes included
What to expect
  • Choose the departure time to suit your schedule—between early-morning and mid-afternoon—and meet your private guide at the public bus stop in Aguas Calientes. Then, hop aboard your bus and take the short journey up the hillside to the UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu. Enjoy sweeping views along the Urubamba River and its canyon, and head inside to explore Machu Picchu on foot. With your private guide to lead the way, admire the ceremonial shrines and terraced hills, and gain insight into the site’s rich Inca history. Discover key features such as the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and Sacred Plaza, and hear how the locations would have been used. As you explore the site, capture views of the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun on camera. When your time in Machu Picchu comes to an end, return by public bus to Aguas Calientes to conclude your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5243P102
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Bus Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
  • Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Train tickets from/to Cusco
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service starts in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)
  • Bring comfortable shoes to walk and camera.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Bus Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
  • Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Train tickets from/to Cusco
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service starts in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)
  • Bring comfortable shoes to walk and camera.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul. 2020
A note from Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes
We suggest arriving in Peru with antibacterial gel for personal use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bus to Machu Picchu
    Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru
    Departure Point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station Dates: Daily Return point: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) bus station
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    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Taking this private tour means you’ll be able to choose a time, between the hours of 5:30am and 3:30pm, to greet your guide and depart by bus from Aguas Calientes. Following a 20-minute drive to Machu Picchu’s hilltop perch, you’ll enter the archaeological site and begin a 2.5-hour tour of the ancient Inca citadel, characterized by its terraced hills, resident llamas, and dramatically protruding mountains. Enrich your historical knowledge at archaeological highlights including the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and the Sacred Plaza, and capture spectacular photographs at vantage points on the way to the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun. A private guide means you'll be able to ask numerous questions and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Plus, your guide is more than happy to snap photographs of you and your party throughout the experience. After thorough exploration of South America’s most famous archaeological site, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
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Kmacdona
Clarence Center, NY111 contributions
Great private tour!
Jul. 2021
Ana was waiting for us at the train station with a sign with our name on it and then got on the bus that took us to Machu Picchu. There are many local merchants in Aquas Calientes to purchase gifts there as well as restaurants to get a bit to eat. They will not let you in to the citadel earlier than what your ticket time is for so when we arrived at Machu Picchu at 12:50pm, but with a 1pm ticket time, we had to wait until 1pm before they would admit us. There are no bathrooms in the citadel, so you must go before you enter. Our tour of the citadel took 2 hours and I thought it would be cold given the altitude but it was not. I would definitely recommend applying bug spray as we ended the tour with a bunch of what are likely mosquito bites, yet I didn't notice any bugs. You get the great view of the citadel from afar, as well as the opportunity to walk through it. A must see activity...
Written 20 July 2021
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roxg3
Compton, CA154 contributions
Wow! What an amazing tour!
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was Ana and she was amazing. Not only was she knowledgeable but she took the most amazing photos. Our tour was private and started at 6:00am. Thank you Ana for an unforgettable tour.
Written 8 July 2021
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Kaitie Czuchaj
4 contributions
A great Machu Picchu option!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
To be clear, you need a tour guide at Machu Picchu to get the most out of your experience. This was a great option for us since we had already bought our train tickets. It was actually cheaper to buy this tour and the train separately versus buying one of the all inclusive packages.

Our tour guide Jamie was personable, knowledgeable, and kind.. everything you need in a tour guide. He knew the paths to go, had the bus and entry tickets, gave us a recommendation for a great lunch, and had a sign waiting for us as we got off the train - all in all, great!

As a side note, Peru is still in the thick of the pandemic. Be prepared to respect all of their COVID restrictions as park rangers will enforce them. Please do not put everyone in an awkward position because you insist on getting a picture without a mask... if that is what you want, then come post-pandemic.
Written 15 June 2021
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Jean R
Pittston, PA4 contributions
Not to be missed!
Mar. 2020
The tour to Machu Picchu was fabulous. The trip of a lifetime. We were transported, first by van and then on Inca Rail. At Aguas Calientes we met our private guide who took us to Machu Picchu. It was a dream of a trip!
The scenery is spectacular every inch of the way. The van and train were very clean andcomfortable. The train service was great. The personnel were very accommodating and helpful every step of the way. Also, the weather was great this time of the year.
Written 14 July 2020
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gayle n
Great Ocean Road, Australia57 contributions
OUR LOVELY GUIDE MADE OUR DAY!
Jan. 2020
Everything went smoothly just make sure when u arrive to ring the number supplied on skype or what ever u have available. They arrived with all our tickets for bus entry and the guide Luz picked us up from our hostel to go to the bus.

Over all very happy with the process.
Written 9 January 2020
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NickyA
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Best and easy
May 2019
It was a well organized tour. We didn't have to worry about bus tickets or entrance tickets. We have a private guide that is friendly yet professional and very passionate in telling you more about their culture and also taking photos of you and your group. The price is reasonable and way better than getting a group tour.
Written 10 December 2019
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Gill W
7 contributions
Brilliant tour of Machu Picchu
Dec. 2019 • Friends
We would highly recommend this tour. Ana was wonderful, she met us at the train station, took us up in the bus and gave us a brilliant 3 hour tour. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and looked after us really well.
Written 9 December 2019
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nycvegas0512
Staten Island, NY10 contributions
Ruben, Samuel, Boris, Rolando, Ursula, and all the other drivers were fantastic!
Oct. 2019 • Friends
10 days in Peru were wonderful. All of the guides were punctual, interesting, helpful and friendly.
There wasn’t anything they left out.
Full of knowledge. We definitely recommend this company if you’re looking for a private tour company.
Written 11 October 2019
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GSTim
San Francisco40 contributions
Knowledgeable and Professional Guide
Oct. 2019
We decided to do a day trip to Machu Picchu, and opted for the guide package that included the MP ticket price.

Purchasing the package was very easy, and communication was very good - including where to meet our guide when we arrived at Aqua Calientes train station..

Due to an early morning accident, all trains leaving Cusco were late, including ours.
Although we were about an hour late arriving, our greeter was waiting for us at the meeting location with a clearly visible sign with our names.

Our guide then walked us to the bus and doublechecked our bus tickets. It looked like it might rain, so he offered to quickly run and find us some rain ponchos. The bus ride up the mountain was exhilarating, but uneventful.

At the top our guide took us through the entrance, and the tour began. The site is amazing, beyond description, and our guide knew a lot about the history of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area and was able to explain it in a very clear and concise manner.

After the tour was complete he guided us to the bus, we returned down the mountain and said goodbyes in Aqua Calientes

We were very happy with the whole process, and really felt that our guide was solicitous to our needs and interests.

Definitely recommend this service.
Written 10 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amandaw13
London, UK13 contributions
Excellent Private guided half day tour of Machu Picchu
Oct. 2019 • Friends
We had a private guide to take us around Machu Picchu and it was fabulous.
Cosme is an excellent guide, thoughtful and kind in how he approaches the tour.
His insights helped us understand the spirit of the Incas as well as the history and brought the ruins alive for us.
He is such an enthusiast he has even written a book about the history and culture of the Incas.
We highly recommend him as a private guide.
Written 3 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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carsonjfbruno
carsonjfbruno
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A must see if in Peru
If you are going to Peru, you MUST make the trip to Machu Picchu. We took the train from Ollyantamba to Aguas Calie
dominicjpd
dominicjpd
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Great experience to Machu Picchu
Great experience to Machu Picchu from Cusco! Trip was well organized and tour company was communicative with regard
Gerrock80
Gerrock80
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The Apus rule the tour!
If you have condition go by walking if not go by horse. Manage your expectations, remember almost photos use filter
WilliS166
WilliS166
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Amazing
Paying a visit to Machu Picchu is a must if you are in Cusco. Can’t describe in words how beautiful and amazing is
in_ss108
in_ss108
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The best experience!!
Absolutely wonderful experience. Teo was the most kind and most informative. We learned a lot about Peru and the mo
Curious32410096322
Curious32410096322
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Incredible views seem to be from another planet.
I recommend this tour, a wonderful experience, incredible views seem to be from another planet. I made the trip wit
Dasha C
Dasha C
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Just Breathtaking!
I am impressed how smooth everything went considering it takes a van, a bus, and a train to get to Machu Picchu and
Thiltz
Thiltz
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Helpful with our cancellation
We unfortunately had to cancel our trip to Peru as a result of last minute entry requirements changes. Really appre
Nelly_Gallardo14
Nelly_Gallardo14
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Amazing Mountain
The experiencie was amazing!!!!! Is a wonderfoul place, is a beautiful and espectacular mountain!! !!
T315ZYmichaell
T315ZYmichaell
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Avoid this tour.
Horrible experience. The guide was a nice enough guy but didn't show us any hidden gems...we happened across an in
karlamW4082JU
karlamW4082JU
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The best experiencia of my life
The best part was the view in the top of the mountain, the travelers should have a good condition to walk the last
opentino
opentino
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Shortened trip during corona
We had a 7 hours (not 10) trip to the sacred valley from Cusco and back. We visited the stunning Temple of Ollantay
460kendallk
460kendallk
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Go at 6am and be first to the top.
It was such a great experience to see Machu Picchu first hand after so many years of seeing it in books, tv and mov
Arthur B
Arthur B
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Tour of a lifetime
Great experience. Al the individual processes rewuired for entry was taken care of. The quite was extremely knowle
A9857WLmargaritar
A9857WLmargaritar
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Excellent
David was an exceptional person He was always answering our questions and always helping us with everything, even
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