Experience Machu Picchu in a small group where the guide is present at all times
Visit great spots that touristy groups don't get to see, perfect for pictures
No rushing around during this tour
Make sure that your most important moment in Peru becomes the best possible. We, as travelers, know and care about that, be in the best hands possible, enjoying an unforgettable day on Machu Picchu.
All year round
Cusco hotel or hostel pickup
Cusco hotel or hostel dropoff
10 people maximum
You call it the most important moment, experience, of your trip to Peru. We agree to that, and thus developed this experience by, for travelers. It's very important that you spend an unforgettable time throughout the entire day, making it the best possible.
With the pickup from your hotel or hostel, comfortable transportation, more time (2.5 hours) with your guide than the usual tours of only 2 hours and some free time afterwards in case desired, you experience Machu Picchu as mostly private tours do. Further, enjoy the privilege to visit the left Machu Picchu wing, from where you can take beautiful couple-, family-, or friend pictures with Machu Picchu in the background. This spot is mainly not seen and visited by touristy groups, god knows why.
This day will be memorable, an experience of your lifetime, promised!
2:50 am:Hotel pickup by Exploor driver and head with shared transport from meetup spot where our driver brings you to Ollantaytambo train station (we leave Cusco at 3:15 am, 1h earlier than almost everyone else, to avoid the tourist crowds on Machu Picchu)
Take the train to Aguas Calientes from Ollantaytambo at 5:05 am approx.
Exploor team awaits you at the train station, then you head to the entrance by minibus
7:15 am: 2.5-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu (we enter before the majority of Cusco's tourist groups arrives, who start later than 8:00 am, taking the train 1h later)
9:45 am: End of the guided tour and back to Aguas Calientes by minibus
Take minibus back to Aguas Calientes and free time to have lunch
Take the train back to Ollantaytambo (the train schedule depends on the availability)* in the afternoon (be at train station min 30 minutes before departure time), pick up from the train station and shared transport to the main point in Cusco where our driver awaits and brings you to your hotel in Cusco where you'll arrive in the evening.
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (15:20 hr, 16:43 hr, 17:23 hr - the train schedule depends on the availability)
- Train back ends in Ollantaytambo until 30/04/2020. From 01/05/2020 onwards train heads back until Poroy train station.
02:50 - 03:15
Pickup at your hotel in Cusco
05:05 - 06:40
Train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
07:15 - 9:00
Guided Machu Picchu tour
09:45 - 10:20
Take minibus back to Aguas Calientes
DEPENDING ON THE RETURN TRAIN
Return to Cusco and drop-off at Hotel
All times are approximations
- Round trip Expedition train tickets (the train schedule depends on the availability)
- Small-group Machu Picchu tour with Exploor guide of max. 10 travelers
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu sanctuary
- Minibus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco
- Professional English-speaking guide specialized on Machu Picchu tours (only English or bilingual)
- Tips for guide
- Original passport - IMPORTANT!
- Luggage Transport Conditions (by train): the luggage allowed must not exceed 5kg/11 lb and maximum measurements of 62 linear in/ 157 linear cm (height + length + width).
- Bring light shoes
- Adequate clothing (light outfit like trekking pants and shirt as well as pullover)
- Original passport (to be able to enter and to add Machu Picchu stamp(optional) at exit)
- Sufficient water
- Insect repellent,
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: There are no changes to this tour allowed. Changes of date, names, times are not permitted under any circumstances. Please refer to the cancellation policy and re-book this tour should you require a change.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: There is no refund.
You must email firstname.lastname@example.org (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour.
I cannot find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations when making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
How do I avoid altitude sickness?
Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatization is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.
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