Machu Picchu Full Day

Operative tour

The express version, if you only have one day to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back.

The tour has daily departures confirmed and it is possible to book it until 48 hours in advance. Anyway, due to the high demand, our recommendation is to make the booking as far in advance as possible.


  • Price for Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Full Day:
  • Price non-residente in Andean Community: US$ 355 per person.
  • Price resident in Andean Community: US$ 335 per person.

If you select a program without entrance fee to Machu Picchu, you must have a ticket at the latest with entrance from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ingreso de 13:00 a 14:00), and a discount will be applied as follows:

  • Adult non-resident in the Andean Community: US$ 40 off.
  • Minor non-resident in the Andean Community (age 3 to 17): US$ 20 off.
  • Adult resident in Andean Community: US$ 20 off.

In this case, remember to buy your entrance fee starting at noon.


*Andean Community: resident citizens in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

*Discount for minors: you can access to the prices for minors (age 14 to 17) directly in the passengers’ number selector.


  • Pickup at the hotel in Cusco.
  • Drop off in Cusco's downtown.
  • Roundtrip shared transformation by vehicle between Cusco and Ollantaytambo.
  • Roundtrip shared transportation by train between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes.
  • Roundtrip shared transportation by bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish or English).

Not included

  • Meals.
  • Health insurance.

How to book

  1. Choose the departure date in the calendar.
  2. Choose the number of people.
  3. Click in "Add to cart".
  4. Pay online an advance of the total price.
  • Once payed, the booking is subject to confirmation according to availability. If you want to check the availability before paying, write us at reservas@denomades.com.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water.


Start: 5:00 am in your hotel in Cusco.

End: around midnight at Cusco's downtown.

We will pick you up at your hotel to go by vehicle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo's train station. There we will take the train towards Aguas Calientes, place where we will have breakfast (not included) and we can buy water and snacks before boarding the bus that will take us to the Machu Picchu cidatel. Here we will begin a 1-hour tour with our guide, in which we will receive information about the construction and what the places that form this archaeological site were used for. After that, we will have free time to take the last picturesand go over the citadel, before beginning the return to the Aguas Calientes' train station to be there half an hour before the departure of our train.We will reach Ollantaytambo, from where we will board a vehicle to go back to the Cusco’s historical downtown.

*It is not possible to climb a mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain nor Huayna Picchu, due to the citadel visit is made from the second turn on, in which it is not allowed a climb to neither mountain.

Visit to the archaeological site


To enter to Machu Picchu archaeological site, you must have the so-called Llaqta Machu Picchu entrance ticket. Remember that, in case you select a program without entrance fee, you can buy it in the Ministerio de Cultura website.

The entrance will give you access to the archaeological site following one of its 4 circuits, which you will have to choose once you are in the citadel entrance:


  • Circuit 1: high and low part of the archaeological site, as well as the platforms and terraces area for 3 hours.
  • Circuit 2: high and low part of the archaeological site, as well as the routes to the Inti Punku and the Inca’s Bridge for 4 hours.
  • Circuit 3: low part of the archeological site including the agricultural area, Temple of the Sun, Inka House, Sacred Rock, and Archaeological Reserve for 1 and a half hours.
  • Circuit 4: low part of the archeological site including the agricultural area, Temple of the Sun, Inka House, Sacred Rock, and water mirrors for 2 hours.


  • Our recommendation for you to tour the citadel is choosing the circuit 2, because it will allow you to visit a bigger number of attractions inside Machu Picchu and taking the classic pictures.


Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel or reschedule this tour, you will not receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel or reschedule more than 46 days in advance, you will only receive a refund of 88% per person from the advance deposit made at the time of the booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

    Machu Picchu is located between the Andes Mountain Range and the Amazonas Jungle, having a warm and mild weather, with a minimum average temperature of 12°C and a maximum average temperature of 24°C. From April to October is the dry season in the place, that is to say, during this period there is a lower possibility of having rain, while from November to March is the rain season, that is to say, during this period there is a higher possibility of having rain. Nevertheless, during the whole year there is possibility of rain, because we are talking about a subtropical area.

  • How long does it take the visit to Machu Picchu?

    The visita has a duration of three hours. The first hour, we will make the guided tour by the citadel. Then, you will have the rest of the time to go over freely by the citadel.

  • I have already bought my entry ticket to Machu Picchu, is it possible to book the program without the entry ticket added to the total price?

    Yes. To make the booking in this way, you have to write us at reservas@denomades.com, indicating the number of people travelling and the date you want to begin the program, and we will send to you the corresponding quotation along with the instructions to make the booking.

  • How far in advance should I book the activity?

    We receive bookings with minimum 48 hours in advance. However, the places are limited and are always subject to availability. The entry tickets to the Machu Picchu citadel have a high demand, running out of tickets, in some cases, with months in advance. Because of that, our recommendation is to make the booking as far in advance as possible.

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