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Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco provided by Happy Gringo Tours

Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10–15 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 176745P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Gratitudes
  • Meals
Duration
10–15 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up all travellers from their hotel from Cusco centre.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Gratitudes
  • Meals
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up all travellers from their hotel from Cusco centre.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–15 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Start the day with early morning pick-up from your hostel/hotels in Cusco and ride to the train station. Train options, which you can select when booking, include Expedition, The Voyager, Vistadome, and the newest 360 Train. The basic Expedition train is upholstered with traditional indigenous fabrics, while The Voyager features plush chairs with tables at each pair of seats. ▬ Traveling in Vistadome, you’ll have glass on all sides and above your head, great for taking in the full scale of the massive peaks. The newest option, the 360 Train, also has panoramic glass and updated, comfortable seats. On arrival at Machu Picchu, you'll continue to the citadel on a bus for a 2-hour walking tour that explores ancient stairways, delicate carvings, and spectacular views. Afterward, enjoy some independent time to snap pictures or just relax, finishing the day with the beautiful return journey to Cusco.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Michele P
2 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
As a solo traveler, I highly recommend this tour. The tour company made sure to pick myself and other solo travelers up at our hotels in the morning and they also dropped us off at night. The tour company ensured that the full day was perfectly scheduled.

Once the tour company picked me up, I was grouped together with other solo, English speaking travelers.

Wilbur, our English speaking tour guide at the Machu Picchu site, was very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had during our guided tour of the site. Wilbur was waiting for us as we exited the train and he assisted us with our bus tickets up to the entrance, as well as with our entrance tickets. Wilbur offered to take our photos in all of the classic locations on the site. I highly recommend this tour and Wilbur as a tour guide.
Written 15 May 2022
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Happygringo
Hi Michele, Thanks for your time to leave us this wonderful experience of your Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco! We are very happy that you had a great Machu Picchu tour with tour guide Wilbur. For sure, he is one of the good guides that Happy Gringo Tours has, he is very knowledgeable about the history of Machu Picchu, and he has many years working us. Thanks for recommending this Machu Picchu tour and our guide Wilbur! Warm regards,
Written 18 May 2022
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Bryan M
Worcester, MA3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Phenomenal experience. Our guide Ruben was exceptionally knowledgeable about Machu Picchu. Happy Gringo Tours were very accomodating when our flight to Cusco got delayed, and we were able to see all of Machu Picchu even though we had a later starting time. Ruben took us on the Machu Picchu route that was included all if the sights in Machu Picchu and was very amicable. He had answers for every question we had, and helped us make space through the crowd of tourists to take good pictures. I would recommend this for any English speakers that are in a time crunch and want to see all of Machu Picchu in a day!
Written 27 June 2022
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Claudia B
5 contributions
Oct 2021
Amazing experience! I would 100% recommend this tour guide service, because they had excellent customer service. Mauro was our tour guide and he made sure we were well informed about the history of Machu Picchu and that we felt safe throughout our travels in Cusco, because we were somewhere we've never been before. He was very kind and professional. If you are visiting Peru and Machu Picchu, I would definitely recommend Happy Gringo Tours and ask for Mauro :)
Written 6 November 2021
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Happygringo
Many thanks for your feedback! The team of Happy Gringo feels glad that you had an amazing time with your Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco. Mauro is one of our good tour guides who works with us. Definitely, we will send this good news to Mauro and we really appreciate your 5-star review. Warm regards, Happy Gringo Team!
Written 9 November 2021
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Mario Alberto Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA41 contributions
Dec 2020
Thank you Marko Andinauta for taking us on this amazing journey to Machu Picchu and for sharing your expert knowledge and passion about Inca/Peruvian history and culture.

The journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu was fascinating. We passed through remote villages by bus then took an enchanting train ride through the mountainous of "Valle Sagrado" to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes we visited a nice restaurant overlooking the Vilcanota River to enjoy some Pisco sour's - Peru's national drink. Finally, we boarded a large van on the way to our final destination.

Once in Machu Picchu the experience really starts to hit you. WOW. This place is an archeological marvel and one of the 7 wonders of the world. As we toured the site, we took lots of great pics and our tour guide stopped along the route to share information and perspective on key details.

Marko is a multilingual tour guide who speaks Quechua, Spanish, English and some Italian. We had both English and Spanish speakers on the tour and Marko switched between languages without missing a beat.

I highly recommend Marko Andinauta and Happy Gringo Tours!

Mario - One Happy Mexican from L.A.
Written 30 December 2020
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Happygringo
Hi Mario, Thanks so much for your feedback of 5* stars! We feel very happy you had amazing day tour to Machu Picchu with our guide Marko Andinauta. He has many years of experience leading groups to our wonder of the world. We are sure, this type of reviews will help many travelers who they can travel with. Thanks again for your review! Warm regards, Happy Gringo Team!
Written 13 January 2021
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maria h
1 contribution
Aug 2021
I had only one day to see Machu Picchu while staying in Cusco, so selected the one day tour organized by Happy Gringo Tours. It was excellent and so memorable! My tour guide was Marko. He was wonderful. So knowledgeable and passionate about the local history. I learned so much about the Quechua people and their Inca kings. Machu Picchu itself is incredible. Although I only booked it two days in advance, they were able to organize all aspects, including the bus, train and citadel ticket. I was thrilled with the tour and highly recommend Happy Gringo Tours!
Written 25 August 2021
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Happygringo
Hello Maria, Thanks so much for your five-star review. We really appreciate it. It is really important when customers take some time to leave us their experience. Marko is one of the best guides who give Machu Picchu guided tour and he is very well prepared. Thanks a lot! Happy Gringo Team!
Written 27 August 2021
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Andrea L
San Jose, CA3 contributions
Apr 2022
What an incredible experience on our first trip to Peru!

Thank you to Juan, our amazing tour guide Ruben, and the entire team for making this trip happen. Due to transportation strikes, the team was able to help make last minute bookings for us the day we arrived to Cusco to leave the same day. Otherwise, we wouldn't have been able to see Machu Picchu. We ended up taking a private car & train that same day, and stayed in Aguas Calientes for 2 nights.

Ruben was there with us every step of the way! He made sure we had all our tickets and was well rested for the next morning to the citadel. We had great pleasure meeting Ruben as he shared his passion for history and shared the history of Machu Picchu & the Incans with us. Ruben was extremely kind & thoughtful, and helped answer all of our questions. After the tour, we had a pleasant lunch at a local restaurant by the river. We loved getting to know Ruben, as he shared his past travel experiences with us and told us that he is working hard as a new dad! Thank you to Ruben for a fantastic tour & unforgettable experience!

The next day, the tour company helped us book a hike up the Machu Picchu mountain & the train/car back to Cusco. We can't thank you enough for helping make our trip happen!
Written 15 April 2022
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Happygringo
Hello Andrea, Many thanks for your time to leave us this amazing review of your Machu Picchu day trip experience! We did our best to change your Machu Picchu trip due to the strike. Finally, you had a wonderful time exploring the city of your dream with our tour guide Ruben. We really appreciate for sharing your Machu Picchu tour experience!
Written 28 April 2022
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Emma
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Not only was Juan organised, kind and thoughtful, he was also full of knowledge and wisdom that he abundantly shared while on the tour. I wouldn’t wish for or want any other tour guide to show me around such a sacred and beautiful place. Thank you again and I 1000% recommend to anyone who is wanting to or thinking about see this surreal wonder of the world :)
Written 21 June 2022
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Chuck O
Atlanta, GA16 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Mauro was incredible. He explained the history of Machu Picchu, took his time taking our photos, showed us how to pronounce the word “Picchu”, explained what it meant, how the Quechua people lived and so on. He made the entire experience worth while.

Big Ups to Mauro! Definitely recommending him from Gringo Tours next time I visit.

Aribba Peru!!! 🤘🏾❤️🇵🇪
Written 31 May 2022
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Happygringo
Hello dear Chuck, Many thanks for sharing your Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco experience! Our guide Mauro has years of experience. Therefore, he provides all his knowledge when you visit Machu Picchu with him. On the other hand, he dominates the ancient dialect of his ancestors which is Quechua. Happy Gringo team appreciates your recommendation for sharing your Machu Picchu day tour experience! Regards,
Written 5 June 2022
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Holla McGhee
2 contributions
Happy Gringo Tours was marvelous. We planned a trip to Machu Picchu and they handled everything during the process, ensuring we had a smooth trip and great time/tour. Mauro, our guide, was exceptional and was an absolute pleasure to be around and was very knowledgeable of the site/destination. All in all, our group was super happy that we booked with them and would advise others to do the same!
Written 9 January 2020
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Joe Mitchell
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Our tour was incredible from start to finish. Myself and 5 others from university had only 1 full day in Cusco and it is a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. Our tour guide was superb, he was very kind, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable when we arrived at Machu Picchu, talking us through every detail about the historical site. Happy Gringo Tours are very welcoming and easy to communicate with via WhatsApp. I recommend them so highly. 5/5 stars, it was the best.
Written 22 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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