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Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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icon10 to 14 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Ideal for those who don't have the time to hike the Inca Trail or navigate public transport, this small-group tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu lets you see the lost city of the Incas in just one day. You'll get picked up from your Cusco accommodations then ride your choice of train to Aguas Calientes before a short bus ride to Machu Picchu, which you will explore with a guide.
  • One-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu: See as much as possible in one day
  • Choose which train you want to ride to Aguas Calientes: A range of price points
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight): A more personalized experience
  • Tour Machu Picchu with a guide who fills you in on all the fascinating history
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Transport Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Round-trip train tickets
Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Entrance fee
Gratitudes
Meals

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We have a meeting point if you are far from the city center (Plaza Regocijo close to our office).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Happy Gringo Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco.

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Reviews

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158 Reviews

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star-5
Machu Picchu
mark_f
, Aug 2022
Fabulous day out to Machu Picchu with the Happy Gringo Tours team. Big shout out to Mauro for looking after us from arrival to leaving Aguas Calientes. Thanks for a fabulous day.
star-5
happy gringo tours was...
Dipti_C
, Aug 2022
happy gringo tours was well organized and our tour guide was very informative. Though lunch was not part of the tour we took , the small group we were with got so friendly right from the bus and train ride from Cusco.
star-5
Lifetime experience!
HANSOL_L
, Jul 2022
The company guaranteed us the ticket to Machu Picchu even in the very last minute, which was not possible in other tour companies. The local tour guide Mauro was the best guide we could ask for! He was passionate, informative, and caring for my sore ankle. Also, he is the best photographer!
star-5
Trip was cordinated...
Divya_M
, Jul 2022
Trip was cordinated well.It was fun. and absolutely worth it. A Must visit place once in ur lifetime.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Magical
Matthew_B
, Jul 2022
Despite some difficulty communicating with the tour group they day before our trip, the entire experience was very smooth and enjoyable. The transportation from the hotel to the train was convenient, and our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly. We had a little time to explore aguas calientes after the tour, which was also nice. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Make a memory forever
Pam_S
, Jul 2022
Mauro Salas Quispe was an excellent guide. He was patient with us & was very knowledgeable. The trip was exactly as described. The driver was on time.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Stephanie_L
, Jul 2022
Very organized trip! It was wonderful that everything was taken care of with the price (train tickets, hotel transfers, Machu Picchu entrance fees). Our guide, Mauro Salas Alasquispe, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and very fun! Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
A great tour. Highly recommended!
Loremel_H
, Jul 2022
I was very anxious choosing a tour for this Machu Picchu trip because of a lot of bad stories out there in the net. This one is by Happy Gringo and they are very good. They message you a day before to arrange the meeting place. They pick everybody up on time and take you to Ollantaytambo. There, the driver walks you to the gate of the train station. All tickets are paid for with the deal I got. After the train ride, you meet up with two tour guides in Aguas Calientes. You eat for a while (you gotta pay for that on your own) then you take the bus as a team up Machu Picchu. My guides were brothers: Ruben and Mauro. They were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. They guided us there and made great time as we saw important sections of the place. Then they guide you to the train where at the end, the bus will take you back to the meeting place. It was a good experience. Highly recommended.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Worthwhile adventure
Sharlesque_G
, Jul 2022
The ride to the train was about 1.5 hours. Then the train ride was very nice. My guide was missing my ticket, but he made sure I got on the train. We arrived at MP and skipped the line. Everything was smooth. The guide was informative. We had time to go back to the town and enjoy drinks at one of the restaurants before heading back on the train. It’s an exhausting day but well worth the experience.
star-5
Great Day Trip
David_P
, Jul 2022
The day trip was great! The best part is looking around and thinking about the construction of the site. It sits on top a mountain and it is surround by mountains.
star-5
We had a great day. Our...
tinakerr100
, Jul 2022
We had a great day. Our tour guide was patient with us and explain everything and took pictures of us
star-3
Rushed Tour
Heidy_L
, Jul 2022
Machu Pichu is grandeur, it’s an amazing site. The tour operator was not that great and we felt rushed at all times.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi dear Heidy, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us, we highly regret to know our service didn’t match your expectations. We would like to look into the situation in-depth, this way we can do an investigation of your case and give you a proper response, for this reason, we would like to request some more information such as your personal details and your booking reservation code with us to info@happygringotours.com Once again, thank you for your valuable comments, these actions are critical to providing the best experience and service. We will be looking forward to your kind response and keep enjoying the rest of your vacation in Peru. Sincerely, Happy Gringo Team!
star-5
Excellent tour
Martha_M
, Jun 2022
The tour was organized and our tour guide Mauro was superb. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. A glitch arose when a protest in Aguascalientes caused us to miss our train back to Cuzco, but Marco from Happy Gringos and Viator did the right thing and did not charge us the extra train fare that resulted from us having to catch another train. Kudos to them both. Would definitely recommend them in the future.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Sheelaghalford
, Jun 2022
The whole experience was wonderful. Both Marco and our guide in Machu Pichi were exceptional and made it unforgettable experience. Marco went out of his way to rectify a delayed problem and paid for a taxi for us.
star-5
Nice
Kaj_K
, Jun 2022
Service was excellent. Whole tour was running smoothly. Machu Picchu is amazing experience above clouds.
star-5
Machu Picchu with Happy Gringo tours
Michael_T
, Jun 2022
Our guide was incredible - very attentive and taught us a ton. We loved our experience and would recommend to anyone!
star-5
Best Birthday Experience
Diana_M
, Jun 2022
This tour is amazing! From being picked up from our Airbnb to being brought back safely. There was great communication guiding us throughout all the steps to get us to our tour guide. Ruben was so sweet and knowledgeable! You could tell he really wanted all of us to have an amazing time. He very eagerly shared his knowledge with us and helped us better understand his culture. Also, he is an AMAZING photographer. All in all this tour exceeded our expectations. Thank you to everyone involved and thank you Ruben for making my 29th birthday so special!
star-5
Excellent
Daniel_K
, Jun 2022
Great trip, the guide was informative taught the group alot about the history. Obviously the scenery was worth everything. Had plenty of time to get in all the photos desired.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must see!!!
Charles_F
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour. Machu Picchu was breath taking. Ruben, who was my guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi dear Charles, Thanks for your time for leaving a 5-star review of your Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco experience! You make the team satisfied with this positive and genuine recommendation. Ruben is one of the good tour guides who will provide the experience at Machu Picchu ciatdel. Best wishes,
star-5
Cusco trip
Norman_N
, May 2022
Very good experience and the tour guide and shuttle driver very nice. Would love to come back The food is off the chain.

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