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2 Day Machu Picchu Tour, Sunset and Sunrise Experience

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Sunset & Sunrise
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Activity type:
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Culinary
  • Scenic Vistas
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Trip Type:
Private Tour
Trip Length
2 Days
Starting from
$ 700
per person

2 Day Machu Picchu Tour, An Absolute Experience Witnessing Sunset and Sunrise

Embark on a 2-day Machupicchu guided tour starting from Cusco or Urubamba. Board on the Scenic Train to the Town Aguas Calientes and learn about Inkas on a complete Guided Tour of Machu Picchu for 2 Days. Avoid most of the crowds for a personal and private experience both in the afternoon and morning times.

The journey is easy and effortless and it is on every traveler’s bucket list. Receive full attention from your personal local guide as you learn about its architecture, the history of the ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacred sites. Capture great photos from the best viewpoints both in the afternoon and morning times; meet the local residents – the llamas, and absorb spectacular views of this iconic UNESCO–listed site.

Many visitors to Machu Picchu opt to take only a day trip from Cusco or Sacred Valley, but you traveled a long way to explore an iconic site and you need to explore it in-depth as it is the main reason most travelers to Peru. Even better, you have the chance to visit Machu Picchu at 02 different times during the day. Let us plan every detail of this exciting adventure so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the experience.

Why you will love this tour

  • Explore this new7wonder of the world in a leisure visit for 2 days
  • Enjoy the scenic Sacred Valley by train on the way to Machu Picchu
  • Get the best vantage views and photos both in the Morning and Afternoon at this iconic marvel.
  • We believe that, since you came a long way from home willing to visit this New7Wonder of the world, you need to explore it in-depth as it is the main reason most travelers to Peru.
  • You want a peaceful Machu Picchu experience with fewer crowds in the afternoon
  • You are staying in Cusco and don’t want to take an early morning train to make a day trip to Machu Picchu
  • Is capturing beautiful photos is essential to you? and you’d like to visit Machu Picchu during the golden hours? This tour is perfect for you
  • You hope to catch the best weather of the day, then visiting for 2 Days gives a better chance
  • This tour is perfect for those who are not in a hurry and want to rest and connect with the place as well as for those who like to enjoy every moment

Trip Details

  • Tour Type: Semi-private & Private 
  • Start:  Hotels in Cusco and Urubamba
  • Finish: Hotels in Cusco and Urubamba
  • Pick-up Time: Morning time – To be Confirmed based on the Tour option
  • Duration: 02 Days 
  • Mode: Train, Walking as well as the Public shuttle bus
  • Difficulty: EASY TO MODERATE, you don’t need to be super-fit, although there is quite a lot of walking, there will be many stone-made steps up and down.
  • Group Size: Private and occasionally Semi-Private Service (2 – 4 Participants
  • Customizable: Yes! Go Private and customize this tour, add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any alternative Trek or day tour in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.


Day 1 - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Afternoon Tour

Private transfer in the morning to Ollantaytambo Train station. Board the upgraded Class Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes (A.K.A. Machu Picchu Town)  – Upon arrival, we have time for lunch in Aguas Calientes Town (Included)

Get ready for your private guided tour of Machu Picchu in the AFTERNOON! Your private guide will lead you the way to the bus station and hop on the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu citadel.

At Machu Picchu, your guide will lead you the way to the Guard House at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best afternoon views of this World Wonder, as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend of Machu Picchu. 

Following your private tour, we return to Aguas Calientes town where we stay the night

MEALS: Lunch is included 

Get ready for your second visit to Machu Picchu! We will explore this iconic citadel for a full morning on a private tour with your Guide. We’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu early in the morning, your private guide will lead you to the Guard House at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best view of this World Wonder, as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend of Machu Picchu.  After the tour, optionally you can hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain (Tickets need to be booked way in advance as spaces are very limited) This hike might be unguided. 

After a great time at the Incan citadel, we’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town), where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, here, our driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley or Cusco city. End of the adventure.

MEALS: Breakfast at your Hotel is included 


  • Professional English-Spanish speaking local guide for 2 Days
  • Inbound Glassroof Vistadome Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Outbound Glassroof Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo/Cusco
  • Round Trip Private Transport from your Hotel to the Train station
  • Admission Tickets to Machu Picchu Inka Citadel for 2 Days
  • Shuttle Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes for 2 Days
  • Complimentary water and Snacks
  • Accommodations on a 3-Star Hotel, we can upgrade the hotel upon request
  • Meals as described on the itinerary

Not Included

  • Meals unless the ones mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Hike to Huaynapicchu OR Machupicchu Montaña – (Need to be booked in advance as spaces are LIMITED) – $75 USD per person

Prices per person

# Price / Person Book Now
1 People We have special rates for SOLO travelers. Get started by filling out the information below. Enquire Now
2 People $ 800.00 Enquire Now
3 People $ 760.00 Enquire Now
4 People $ 730.00 Enquire Now
5 People $ 700.00 Enquire Now
6+ People We have special rates for groups over 6ppl. Get started by filling out the information below. Enquire Now

What to Expect

Mind-bending views with hues of the sunrise and sunset, mild to hot temperatures although kind of windy at some places in the afternoons; mostly sunny days during the months of May, June, July, and August; An absolute exploration of Machu Picchu for 2 days; Friendly English speaking tour guide; Your journey your way!

Why Travel with us

Local Knowledge & Expertise

It's great to travel with professional experts from the same destination you are going, that's how you get first-hand information. With deep in-country knowledge, We know the ins and outs of all the logistics, we will ensure you can make the most of your time away.

Personalized Experiences

Your time is precious - we know that. Your experience is our top priority. No big bus groups, No flags to follow! Traveling with a private guide and driver you’ll do what you want, when you want with the freedom to change your plans on the fly.

Friendly Local Guides

Great sights don’t make an amazing tour. Great guides do! Our guides don’t read from a script, we give them the freedom to make each tour their own, and your experience unique. We love what we do and it shows. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the buzz and excitement that Cusco Local Friend to offer.

Exclusive Itineraries

It’s not all about the destination, it’s also about the journey. We offer only the best itineraries and tours. As local experts, we know first-hand what tours or experiences are the ones that most travelers enjoy and request. Escape the crowds! Never waste any minute, never miss any highlight!

Trip Reviews

Cusco Local Friend has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence due to the most consistent 5-star reviews in Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu for exceptional levels of service and care.

Cat Z
Cat Z
January 26, 2022.
We love Cusco Local Friend! Lovely tour of Sacred Valley! We visited Chinchero, Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo. Percy was extremely helpful and communicative, going above and beyond to make the best suggestions and be flexible with our travel situation. Our tour guide Hugo was super friendly, talkative and informative. He introduced us to a few unique and off the beaten path options like a stop to drink some homemade chicha, a casual 1-hour hike down the Maras Salt Mines that ended up in a small village near the Urubamba River, and many pit stops to see additional sites, photo ops and interesting history lessons. Our driver Edison was also very polite. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a private, detailed tour of anywhere in Cusco!
January 10, 2022.
A wonderful Sacred Valley day tour! Percy helped design a tour for us during the day including our transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. The price was very fair and we had an amazing day, including a memorable lunch at a little spot with llamas everywhere! Our guide Carlos was super knowledgeable, friendly and professional and I'd recommend Cusco Local Friend to anyone!
Scotty W
Scotty W
December 31, 2021.
Peru’s Sacred Valley Tour These guys are amazing! They were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and made sure I was always well taken care of. They were also reasonable on prices. Highly recommended!
December 6, 2021.
3rd trip with Cusco Local Friend exceeded expectations ! Last July / August I took my 3rd trip with Hugo from Cusco Local Friend. Just like my two previous trips with them, it completely exceeded all expectations. And I’m already planning a 4th trip with them this coming summer! Hugo and Cusco Local Friend are the reason we fell in love with Peru. Hugo is professional, flexible, very knowledgeable and most of all FUN! The first two trips ( 2017 and 2018) I traveled with my two very food allergic daughters (allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood and sesame). Hugo and Mario asked a lot of questions, took the allergies very seriously, and found us some great restaurants. We even ate a pachamanca lunch with Hugo’s parents on their farm. So delicious. This time, I traveled alone. I texted Hugo my list of places I wanted to visit, things I wanted to do, and how long I wanted to spend in each location. He created the perfect itinerary and made the most of my time in Peru. We hiked for three days - Rainbow Mountain ( Vinicunca ), Seven Lakes ( Siete Lagunas ), and the alternative Rainbow Mountain - Palccoyo. The hikes were so stunningly beautiful. Hugo planned the hikes perfectly. He paid attention to health and safety and carried supplemental oxygen, snacks and water for me. And, he made them fun! We also visited the Potato Park ( Parque de la Papa ) , spent the night with a host family, and visited Pisac. We were supposed to do a food tour on my last day in Cusco, my my stomach was a bit upset. So he planned some alternative things to do. He also arranged my COVID test prior to my flight home. I can’t wait for my next trip with Cusco Local Friend! Call or text them with WhatsApp at +51 984 585 909 or +51 996 550 700. Email at . Have a great trip!
Ferhat D
Ferhat D
November 2, 2021.
Perfect 👍🏻 Hugo was a great and knowledgeable person. He was so friendly and very patient with our questions. As a group, we really enjoyed our trip. I highly recommend him!! Thank you very much for the great experience, Hugo!!
November 2, 2021.
nice Everything went well. The tour was organised as individually as possible and all our wishes were taken into account immediately. Good guys, I recommend them.
Ahram A
Ahram A
October 26, 2021.
Thank you Hugo! I want anyone to know that you can trust Hugo from Cusco Local Friends. My wife and I spent 4 different days with Hugo hiking into Machu Picho, Rainbow Mountain, and on a beautiful, secluded hike to the Sun Gate above Ollantayambo. Hugo made everything easy with private car pick ups from the airport, and he is very knowledgable about the history of every place. I would hire Hugo again anytime when I go back to Peru. Thank you my brother! Ahram + Jennie
Andrew De Donato
Andrew De Donato
October 14, 2021.
Fantastic Tour on Short Notice Hugo was a fantastic guide to spend the day with. He met us in the morning at our hostel in Aguas Calientes and helped us get set up for the day as we picked up some last minute items like snacks, water, and insect repellant. We took the bus to Machu Picchu together and once we got to the site, he provided a really in-depth and interesting tour. He had great answers to every follow up question we had, took fantastic photos throughout the day, and was generally just a really nice and helpful person! I learned so much and will definitely use Cusco Local Friend again next time I visit. I should also add that I originally reached out to him only two days before we were slated to be in Aguas Calientes and he was easy to work with on such short notice and able to source some hard-to-find entry tickets for the time we wanted to visit.
Jessica K
Jessica K
August 17, 2021.
MAGICAL TOUR DURING OUR AMAZING HONEYMOON!! Hugo was truly our Local Friend! We had an amazing tour of Machu Picchu that made our Honeymoon even more fantastic than it already was. He gave us some very interesting and amazing details about the ruins and Incan culture. We would love to return to Peru to learn more and hop on another one of his tours. On top of everything, he even met up with us the next day to help us in Cusco get our Covid Antigen tests so we could fly home (We originally didn't know we needed them to return). Absolutely fun and professional man. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
July 15, 2021.
Best tour experience ever! The best thing I can say about our 3 days touring with Hugo is that we left having made a great friend and look very forward to seeing him again. He led us on sensational tours of Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras, Chinchero, Pisca, Rainbow Mountains and gave us valuable advice, counsel, and information for our self guided tour of Machu Picchu. Every day seemed to exceed the grandeur and historical significance of the previous day. Each day, with Hugo's terrific guiding, we found ourselves more captivated with Peru and it's history. Hugo is incredibly well versed in the history and lore of the Cusco region and is thoughtful and engaging in sharing his knowledge. He adjusted our tours to meet our needs, interests, age and fitness levels. He was always gracious, thoughtful, kind and understanding. If we were ahead of schedule Hugo always had an additional archeological site or worthwhile additional "something" to see. Sarah and I have travelled throughout the US, Scandinavia, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This was the single greatest travel experience we've shared. And a great deal of the credit is due to Hugo's thoughtful, caring personality and his singular interest in making each of his participants have a fully developed, well organized, educational, and enjoyable experience. I can't make a stronger recommendation than to say using any other tour service in the Cusco region would diminish your experience compared to what Hugo and Cusco Local Friends would give you.

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