2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco
  • 2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

    Machu Picchu is the greatest Inca civilization in South America! We will start our journey in Cusco and drive you along the Sacred Valley passing by Chinchero, Urubamba and arriving in Ollantaytambo where the train station is located. From here we will take the train to Aguas Calientes and the Machu Picchu Inca citadel. Swim in the hot springs and overnight at Aguas Calientes town before you visit the mysterious Machu Picchu.


    Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
    After breakfast in your hotel, you'll be picked up at 8:30 a.m. and travel to the Sacred Valley train station located in Ollantaytambo.

    After a 1.5-hour train trip through the magnificent Vilcanota canyon, arrive in Aguas Calientes (hot springs) around 12:30 p.m. We will take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore the town or visit the hot springs.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Moray, Maras 08655 Peru
    Optional on Day 1:

    Maras - Moray and Salt Mines tour is available before taking the train for Aguas Calientes. Pick up from the hotel will be at 8:00 a.m. to visit Maras-Moray and the Salt mines in your private transport with private guide as well. Later, take the train from Ollantaytambo for Aguas Calientes for the regular itinerary to begin.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight: at a 3-star hotel either Casa Andina, Waman Hotel, Gringo Bill´s Intipunku& suites or Hatun Samay hotels.

    Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    After breakfast, head to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

    We will take in the sunrise, then you can head for Huayna Picchu (Need to be requested in advance for an extra cost) on your own without guide.

    It will take about 2 hours round trip, then return to Machu Picchu where the guide will be waiting for you to start the guided tour in Machu Picchu for about 2 hours. Visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries around. Then you will have free time to relax, take pictures and enjoy the last views to. After that you will take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes for Lunch (not included) and take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where transportation will be waiting for you to transfer to your Cusco hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Passport name, number, country, age, and gender is required at time of booking for all participants"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "A minimum of 1 pperson per booking is required"
    "Pre and post-accommodation can be arranged, ask local tour operator after booking"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"

    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

    • Duration: 2 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Included

    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 1 Night accommodation at 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes
    • Round trip train tickets (The Voyager or Expedition) Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
    • Round trip bus tickets for Machupicchu
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
    • English or Spanish speaking guide
    • Machupicchu Admission ticket
    • Transfers Hotel - train station - Hotel
    • Free Airport pick up (up to request with full flight information)
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

    Not Included

    • Lunches and Dinners
    • Waynapicchu Mountain climb entrance fee US$ 30 (Needs to be requested months in advance)
    • Maras-Moray and Salt Mines Admission tickets (If you chose this tour option on day 1)
    • Hot springs entrance fees (You can get the ticket only once in Aguas Calientes)
    • Vistadome Train upgrade (US$95)
    • Hotel upgrades to 4 OR 5 star
    • Gratuity (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
  • 9/10

    Recommendation passengers 90%
    Rating based on 13 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Lauren M
      Posted on Lunes, 26 de agosto del 2019

      We opted for the 2-day tour with the Maras and Moray add-on and the Waynapicchu add-on. The company took care of arranging all of the transportation and guides for the different places, and it was an easy way to see a lot without booking multiple tours. Our tour guides, Guido for Maras and Moray and Maria for Machupicchu, provided excellent information and offered to take lots of pictures to remember our trip. Most of the time it was just the two of us, and only one additional person at Machupicchu, which made logistics super easy. Our driver, Jordi, also did a great job.

        General rating: 10/10
    • nickellac
      Posted on Lunes, 16 de julio del 2018

      My tour guides had this trip down to a fine science. The tours were wonderful, as I opted to see Moras and Maray before heading to Machu Picchu. Both guides each day gave us a wonderful sense of history and fascinating information and made sure we had no problems with hotels and travel. Machu Picchu was all I hoped it would be!! And in the end, my train was severely delayed on the return but they had a driver waiting for me to take me back to Cusco and he was lovely! I cant say enough good things about the experience! Would highly recommend them to anyone!!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • marypat
      Posted on Miércoles, 11 de julio del 2018

      This tour is awesome. Definitely a must do on your bucket list. However, this is a very active tour, lots of steps and hills. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Tour guides were great very informative. I would highly recommend.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Lauren S
      Posted on Domingo, 18 de febrero del 2018

      This was a great, comprehensive tour of the Salt Mines, Maras-Moray, and Machu Picchu. The guides were very friendly and helpful, the transportation logistics were clear and easy to follow, and it was a great way to do the trip over two days.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Burman
      Posted on Domingo, 21 de enero del 2018

      perfect and recommedable tour

        General rating: 10/10
    • Monica C
      Posted on Viernes, 17 de noviembre del 2017

      The tour agency was very thorough. Their driver and tour guide were very professional. We believe we received excellent service at a good value and we had an excellent tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Larryclarkephd
      Posted on Martes, 03 de octubre del 2017

      Freddi and all the associates were punctual, friendly, and eager to help. Our driver to Oluntantambo train station pointed out local sights and stopped to let us get photos. Would use their services again without hesitation.

        General rating: 10/10
    • careed33
      Posted on Sábado, 22 de julio del 2017

      What a great experience from before the tour began until well after. Freddi, the organizer in Cusco, came to my hotel and explained the entire process including times, places, transportation, accommodations, his mobile number, etc. On the way to the train station there was a protest and the taxi driver could not pass so the driver called Freddi and handed me the phone. Freddi explained everything that he was doing to ensure that I make it to Machu Picchu and all was clear and true. Our tour guide was very flexible and patient with the group and seemed to really like his job a reflection of the company.

      On the way back from the train to Cusco I lost my purse! After tracking the person who found it in the street Freddi offered to go to the town 90 minutes away, pick up my purse, and shipped it to me in Lima. No question, no complaints, no schooling, he was very focused on doing what needed to be done! in a nutshell FREDDI IS AMAZING and Viator is lucky to have him!!!

      Being a single traveler I was nervous about possibly missing details and Viator's process made it easy with multiple email notifications the included tips and must-haves. The staff at the Machu Picchu office was very helpful identifying good restaurants and giving clear instructions. Thank you for the memories!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Lynn B
      Posted on Lunes, 09 de enero del 2017

      Truly an amazing adventure! Other than horseback, the trip to Machu Picchu included travel by just about every other mode of transportation -- plane, car, train, bus, and strenuous walking. The tour coordinator provided through Aviator, Fredi Llamacponcca Huanca, did a fantastic job. He met us and had everything prepared. Didn't have to worry about a single detail. Because I spoke some Spanish, our drivers who spoke almost no English shared much about the area, including history and the people. Hotel in Aguas Calientes was clean, modern, and folks were professional, but room was small and had no closet or even a hook to hang anything. On the other hand, hotel staff delivered our luggage to the train station so we didn't have to go back after the trek to Machu Picchu. Our tour guide at Machu Picchu was Wilfredo, and he was extremely knowledgeable about the site, as well as the history, etc. We have traveled extensively, and this is a place that everyone should have on their bucket list!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Sunil B
      Posted on Domingo, 19 de marzo del 2017

      Extremely well arranged tour, nowhere was i concerned about being picked up by my tour operator. i got picked up at the airport and taken to Ollantaytambo and then onwards to Aguas Caliente and after the trip to Machu Picchu safely delivered to my hotel in Cusco. Everything worked with great precision.
      Minor issues related to drivers great guys not able to speak English and lack of guide for the drive to Ollantaytambo/ Sacred Valley. The hotel in Agua Caliente was acceptable i.e. clean, functional and quite - being away from the river but I do wonder how it managed to get a 3-star rating. Otherwise strongly recommend it.

        General rating: 8/10
    • rathjen.kim
      Posted on Miércoles, 11 de julio del 2018

      I was a single traveler who decided to take this tour to meet my husband who hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. While all of the arrangements were in order, I felt like none of the guides cared if I was there or not. Having travelled quite a bit, I was not afraid the ask questions and seek out my guide, but should not have had to do that. The person greeting me at the train who took me to my accommodation talked on her cell phone the whole time and hardly even greeted me when I identified myself to her. I did not hear from the next day’s guide until after 7pm for a 4:30am meeting time the following morning. It felt like the Machu Picchu guide didn’t care about the small group and certainly didn’t go out of his way to communicate plans or expectations. For the cost of this tour, I was extremely disappointed - it was the low point of my time in Peru.

        General rating: 6/10
    • Dave G
      Posted on Miércoles, 11 de julio del 2018

      I chose this company because of good Viator reviews. Perhaps it was once ok, but our experience was less than stellar. The drivers couldn't speak English. On way there, driver was late

        General rating: 4/10

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