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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour
- 14 - 16 hours
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Short on time? Not keen on sweating it out on the Inca Trail? Then join this Cusco tour to perform a major lifehack on your Peru travel plans by fitting a scenic train ride, picnic lunch, a soak in hot springs and a guided tour of Machu Picchu all into one day.
* Enjoy a scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes
* Unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu with an experienced guide
* Tuck into a tasty picnic lunch near the magnificent ruins
* Explore mystical Machu Picchu at your own pace
* Take the chance to dip into the hot springs of Aguas Calientes
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Cusco Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Join this full day Cusco Urban Adventure to unearth the mysteries of majestic Machu Picchu without having to hike the trail! Start the day by rising early and enjoying a four-hour scenic train tide to the Peruvian town of Aguas Calientes. Transfer to a bus for a brief journey to the much-visited archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
There’s a reason why this awesome complex is celebrated, loved and mused over by historians, travellers, stargazers and mystics – it is simply one of the most astounding places on earth! Built at the height of the Inca Empire, it is widely believed that this place was to serve as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Learn about the historical background of this impressive site from your guide while you spend the morning walking around the ruins.
Feast on a picnic lunch, then use free time to explore the complex at your own pace. Why not walk to the Sun Gate for sweeping views of the area below or wander the stone path of Inca Bridge? Don’t forget to capture the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as there are loads of photo-worthy moments waiting around every corner! Alternatively, choose to use the afternoon to relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. These thermal pools are known for their high mineral content and are reported to have therapeutic properties, so take a dip for some healing and rejuvenation.
By 4pm it’s time to make the return journey back to the bright lights of Cusco. Hop on the train and ride back to the city, away from the magnetic heritage of mighty Machu Picchu – a mesmerising place that will leave an imprint on your soul.