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The 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco is the best Machu Picchu tours from Cusco. This is exclusively designed for travellers with a short time in Cusco and want to experience the best of the lost city of Incas.
Accompanied by a local tour guide, on this full day tour, you will discover astonishing facts about the Inca citadel.
The experience begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station. This will be followed by a three hours train ride to Aguas Calientes.
We will then transfer you to the Machu Picchu citadel where our local expert will be giving you a two hours detailed tour of the archaeological site.
This is one of our signature tours. We aim to offer you the best and the most of the trip. We operate the tour both as a private tour and in small groups.
The tour to Machu Picchu includes train tickets in expedition or voyager class. If you want to upgrade to Vistadome train to get a panoramic view, do let us know while booking the tour.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes.
At Aguas Calientes, our representative will be meeting you and will be transferring you to the hotel in town. You will have the evening to yourself. You can visit the hot springs in the town after which the town Aguas Calientes gets its name.
Later in the evening, our tour guide will be meeting you at the hotel and will be briefing you on the following day’s itinerary.
Early in the morning, we will be taking a bus to Machu Picchu citadel. It will be a 30 minutes drive up the hill. Our guide will assist you in clearing the security control and entering the citadel.
Once inside the citadel, you will be rewarded with a spectacular sight of the citadel while the clouds clearing by and the golden rays of the sun shimmering on the walls of Machu Picchu.
We will be giving you a two hours guided tour. After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or hike to Machu Picchu mountains, our guide will be directing you to the trail head.
Alternatively, you can hike to Sun gate or Intipunku. This is the entrance to the citadel for those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
After exploring Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here we will be serving lunch at a local restaurant. At around 04:00 PM, we will be taking a train back to Ollantaytambo.
Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be returning to Cusco by 09:30 PM.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful trip with Happy Gringo Tours to Machu Picchu! Our tour guide Marko provided us with highly interesting facts and stories about Machu Picchu and the other several sides we visited during our 2 day tour! As Marko is a local he gives you a personal perspective on things which is just great! He also knows a lot about Peruvian history , was super motivated and wanted us to have the best trip, which we had! Thank you Marko! We highly recommend! The organisation was also perfect
My wife and I went to Peru in the rainy season, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Macchu Picchu. We booked this tour and ended up with a private tour. Our guide, Marco, was great! On the first day, he helped us navigate the trains and made sure we settled in well at the hotel. We weren’t sure what to expect with the hotel, but it was very nice. Our room faced the river and we had an incredible view (and natural white noise). The breakfast at the hotel was one of the best buffets we had experienced and it opened at 4:30 to ensure it served those up early. The morning of our hike, Marco walked us through everything to expect and was very knowledgeable about the history of the Incas. We opted to add the Huayna Picchu hike and are so glad we did! Marco joined us to ensure we were safe during the hike and even took some incredible photos of us along the way. Since he is familiar with the hike, he knew of great places to stop for photo ops. We would highly recommend this tour group to anyone!
We used them to book our trips to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley. They handles all our permits and tickets as well as a private tour guide and transport, including train tickets up to Aguas Calientes town and back.
Very responsive to emails and queries. Their office is very easy to find in Cusco. Very nice and reliable company
Machu Picchu undoubtedly topped our bucket list. We were keen on visiting the renowned world wonder but also wanted to make sure we had a good tour operator, we are very thankful to our guide Marko and whole Happy Gringo team for their effort. We had a very nice view of the citadel from different angle and the guide knew lot of spots to get a clear view. We highly appreciate him.
There are many tour companies in Cusco offering this tour. After reading reviews of Happy Gringo Tours we decided to settle with them. It was the best deciosion. They are super professionals and Marko the owner himself guided the group. Everything went as it was in the itinerary. Extremely convincing trip and highly recommended.