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Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour (Two Days)

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Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour Details

Witness the sunrise in Machu Picchu Citadel on our exclusive two day Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour from Cusco. 

Machu Picchu, the lost city of Incas tops the bucket list of many travellers in South America. This two day tour is designed to offer you the best experience and make it a memorable trip. 

Witnessing the sunrise in the citadel is truly a rewarding experience that only a few get to enjoy. Accompanied by a local tour guide you will be getting a deeper insight to the history of this sacred Inca citadel. 

If you wish to hike Huayna Picchu Mountain, do let us know at the time of booking the tour. Only 200 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu mountain in a day in two different time slots. This is to prevent the narrow path of the trail from getting crowded. 

We are a fully locally owned travel company based in Cusco city. Our guides are born and raised in Cusco and have an extensive knowledge about the life and culture of Incas. 

Although Machu Picchu is open round the year, it is best to visit the citadel during the dry season, between March and November. During the rainy season the trails get slippery.

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0700 AM

Price Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Round Trip Transport To Train Station
  • Round Trip Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • 01 Night's Accommodation
  • Bi-Lingual Guide (Spanish and English)
  • Roundtrip Bus Tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle and Sacks
  • Peruvian Soles in Cash

Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

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.

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

The Machu Picchu tour starts with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Aguas Calientes 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


How to arrive at Machu Picchu at Sunrise?

It is mandatory to have a guide to enter Machu Picchu citadel. So the best option will be signing up for a tour. We as a local tour operator do operate an exclusive Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour that lets you enter the citadel at sunrise. 

You will be taking a bus from Aguas Calientes at around 0500 AM so you can reach the citadel before sunrise. The tour typically begins early in the morning as the doors of Machu Picchu opens to visitors. 

Where to see sunrise at Machu Picchu?

Although you will get an excellent view of Sunrise both from Sungate (Intipunu) and Huayna Picchu, on a regular tour you will get to see te sunrise from the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel. You will get a nice view from the top of the terraces. 

To see sunrise from Intipunku you will need to signup for Inca Trail and you won’t be able to make it to the summit of Huayna Picchu mountain that early. 

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Irwine Shaun

Couple Traveller

We booked this tour after we did city tour with them, barely 24 hours before It was organised exceptionally well in such a short notice. Marko the tour guide was beyond the best.

December 11, 2019