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Machu Picchu Private Tours

Machu Picchu Private Tours

At Cusco Local Friend, we burst with pride every time we plan a trip to Machu Picchu for one of our traveling guests. Whether that’s walking the Inca Trail or an alternative such as Salkantay or Lares, booking the luxury Hiram Bingham Train to get there, or discovering the Lost City’s secrets with an expert guide; Machu Picchu never disappoints. Once you step into this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will discover its exquisite architecture, spiritual significance and astronomical importance.

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Machu Picchu Private Tours

Machu Picchu Private Tours with a Local Tour Guides

Cusco is without a doubt the most beautiful city in Peru and possibly South America. Once the heart of the Inca Empire, It was considered the navel of the earth, the capital of Tahuantinsuyo or the Inca Empire, an empire that at its peak stretched north to the south of Colombia, South to northern Chile and Argentina, and West across the Andes to the Amazon basin. Cusco’s city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today Cusco is the modern-day starting point for visits to Peru’s most famous site, Machu Picchu.

The Incas were outstanding stonemasons and town planners. In Cusco, you will be able to observe the skill and exquisiteness of this work on the many walls that serve as foundations to colonial buildings. The colonial buildings themselves are among the finest in the Americas. The crisp air, the surrounding mountains and the clear Andean sky provide the perfect backdrop to Cusco’s cobbled narrow streets, its lovely buildings and plazas, its many hidden treasures and churches. It is not only culturally fascinating and beautiful to look at, but also extremely pleasant to wander around and be in the city itself.

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo & Urubamba

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo & Urubamba

Sacred Valley - Urubamba - Machu Picchu
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Embark on a Private Machu Picchu day tour from Ollantaytambo & Urubamba Join us for this amazing day trip to one of the seven wonders of the World  - Machu Picchu, One of the most important historical sites in the Americas. The site i
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 340
Short Inca Trail Tour to Machupicchu

Short Inca Trail Tour to Machupicchu

Inca Trail - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
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Embark on a 2-Day Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - This is a perfect Experience for those willing to explore the best of the Sacred Valley and take the 7-hour Inka Trail hike which will bring you to Inka r
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife
  • Train journeys
2 Days from
$ 450
per person
Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour From Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour From Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Citadel
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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour From Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour - Enjoy our Exclusive Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour starting from Aguas Calientes with a knowledgeable Tour Guide and let us take care of your Admis
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Scenic Vistas
4 Hours from
$ 160
per person
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Cusco - Soraypampa - Salkantay Mountain - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days Experience The 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is an alternative to the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu and is considered by most to be the best alternative route (and maybe even better!). This ma
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 Days from
$ 780
per person
Machupicchu Private Tour from Cusco

Machupicchu Private Tour from Cusco

Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu Private Tour from Cusco with a Local Guide Enjoy a Machu Picchu private tour from Cusco - There’s no better way to experience Machu Picchu, the New7Wonder of the World than on a private tour. Receive full attention from your
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 350
Inca Trail 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Cusco - Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarka - Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail 5 days Trek to Machu Picchu This Inca trail to Machu Picchu is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and history. Trek Peru's most famous trek, also the best-known and most popular hiking trail in South America--perhaps the world
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Archaeology
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1200
per person
Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 Days

Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 Days

Cusco - Lares Hot Springs - Pumahuanca - Ollantaytambo - Short Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
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Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 Days Journey off the beaten track through Cusco’s most magnificent landscapes and arrive in Machu Picchu via the Gate of the Sun on this five-day Cusco Local Friend Signature Camping adventure. If Cus
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1250
per person
Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Ollanta Train Station - Km 104 - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
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Embark on a Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu - This is a perfect Experience for those willing to explore the best of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu on an amazing 2-day adventure, take the 7-h
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 525
per person
Sacred Valley and Machupicchu Tour from Cusco

Sacred Valley and Machupicchu Tour from Cusco

Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Explore the best of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Explore the best of the Sacred Valley and the most famed archaeological site in South America – Machupicchu; Complete this adventure with the amazing Hike to the famous H
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 450
per person
Sacred Valley Hike on Hidden Inca Trail

Sacred Valley Hike on Hidden Inca Trail

Cusco - Chinchero - Urquillos hike
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Sacred Valley Hike, Hidden Inca Trail, Urquillos 1 Day Hike This is a picturesque and charming trail with impressive ancient Inca ruins, some remains of Inca Trail along cascades, with dazzling mountains and sweeping views of tall peaks of
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 160
per person
3 Day Machu Picchu Tour

3 Day Machu Picchu Tour

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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3-Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Bundle Tour by Local Guides Explore the best of Sacred Valley, the Rainbow Mountain, and the famed new7wonder of the world - Machu Picchu on this amazing 3-Day Bundle Guided Tour starting from Cusco. O
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
3 Days from
$ 640
per person
5 Day Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Epic Adventure

5 Day Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Epic Adventure

Cusco Airport - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco city
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5 Day Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Epic Adventure Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the famed UNESCO site - Machupicchu on this amazing 5-Day Guided Adventure starting from Cusco Airport. Start your adventure upon your arri
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1090
per person

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!

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.

Kathy C
Kathy C
August 29, 2022.
Most Amazing Guided Tour EVER! I very highly recommend this amazing tour company. We worked closely with Percy and customized a 4 day trip with the incredible Juan Carlos. We had the best time and felt like family since the very beginning of our time. Hats off to our fabulous driver as well. I have already told several friends that THIS is the tour company you want. I have hired many in different countries and this was the best experience. Fell in love with Peru, I'll be back. Thank you Percy, Juan Carlos and Team for making this the best trip ever! Kathy C
Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
August 4, 2022.
Best tour guides ever! We had Edgar and Abraham as our drivers/guides on a full day tour of the Sacred Valley and they were phenomenal! They were already outside at 7am when we walked out. Both were friendly and held meaningful conversations along the way, in addition to Abraham explaining the historical significance of each site. We loved the unexpected, fun stops we made along the way. They even took us to the train station at the end of the tour and showed us how to get there from the plaza so that we could spend time exploring the area instead of waiting 2 hours at the train station. We highly recommend them!
jason p
jason p
July 24, 2022.
A great service provider Excellent trip arrangements by Hugo to for airport transfer, and visit to Humantay lake and rainbow mountain. He took extra effort to arrange us to get visa in Bolivia consulate in Cusco and bought us SIM card in advanced which is so useful. The tour guide, Smith is also a very nice person and we enjoyed the trip very much even though it was tiring. Thumbs up to Cusco Local Friends !
Dee P
Dee P
July 22, 2022.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo made pain-free Used this service to go from Cusco Airport to Ollantaytambo and then Ollantaytambo to Cusco city. Can't say enough good things about how easy it was to book service with them and I highly recommend using a private taxi vs a bus. I was forced to use a taxi due to the bimodal service via PeruRail having issues with a bus driver strike. This meant that the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo was canceled. Cusco Local Friend emailed me within minutes of requesting taxi service and charged $35 USD which was such a good deal that I used them to return to Cusco even though the bus driver strike was over. Drivers Daniel and Rafael were safe and efficient on the roads. Recommend that you speak a little bit of Spanish but not necessary.
baron s
baron s
July 12, 2022.
7 day Journey through Cusco, sacred valley, macchu Picchu, rainbow mountain We planed a honeymoon 7 day adventure with local Cusco friends and my wife and I had a 5 star experience. First off the communication between Hugo and Percy were amazing in helping plan this once in a lifetime experience. A lot goes into planning a Trip to Peru including admission tickets, transportation, train tickets etc and everything was orchestrated flawlessly. Ferdinand was out tour guide and he went above and beyond in teaching us about the Incan/ preincan/ modern culture. As well as show us many local spots. Alex was our driver and he was extremely professional and was prompt at making our itinerary move smoothly. I can honestly say that by the end of the trip we were sad to leave Alex and Ferdinand as we have all become good friends. I have already referred this company to two couples that are visiting in the next few months. Go ahead and book with this company you won’t regret it.
demi
demi
July 6, 2022.
Yes - They are locals and they are friends! I had a terrific experience with Cusco Local Friend and wouldn’t hesitate to tell any of my friends to use them. I started working with them back in 2019 to plan my dream trip to Machu Picchu. My private tour all arranged with Cusco Local Friend included hiking the short Inca Trail, a day visit at MP with an additional hike up Huayna Picchu, another day around Aguas Calientes, and then the Belmond Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. My trip was originally scheduled for April 2020, and the world shut down. I worked with Cusco Local Friend to postpone my trip until further notice, and they did not hesitate to make that accommodation on our arrangements. Then, a year later, I finally rescheduled the trip for September of 2021, but the Delta variant was high and Huayna Picchu was still not open, so I decided to postpone indefinitely again. Again, no issues with this from our Cusco Local Friends! I FINALLY was able to get the trip successfully completed at the beginning of June this year. When we arrived in Cusco, Hugo and a driver were there waiting for us. We went into town for coffee and talk about the details of our planned MP experience. Afterwards, the driver took us to our hotel in the Sacred Valley where we were staying to acclimate for 4 days prior to our trek. On the morning of our trek, we were greeted by our guide, Juan Carlos and a guide in training at the time, Smick. We had an incredible day! The trek was hard, but Juan Carlos kept us on pace and even brought some wine for us to have during lunch, which was a fabulous touch. Note: It was raining most of our trek, so a nice glass of red wine warmed up, and prepared us for the final push, along with our coco leaves, of course. The next day when we toured MP and climbed Huayna Picchu, we had both Smick and Juan Carlos along for the ride. They took amazing pictures for us and answered all our questions. The following day, we had not planned anything, but to relax, but Hugo at Cusco Local Friend said that Smick could hang out with us that day and take us to the butterfly place and do a hike to a waterfall that was close to town. Since Smick was in training and needed the experience, they just threw that time in for us! So generous! We had a great day with Smick! When we finished up our day, Smick got us to the train station, and we said our farewells. Back in Cusco, we planned to see Hugo again and give him our feedback on our trip. He came and met us at our hotel and even brought us a little gift. He also arranged for a transport to the airport for us in a couple days, no extra charge. I had an excellent experience with Cusco Local Friend! They are all LOCALS to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and that is always what is important to me when deciding on what tour company to use. Plus, the communication and number of times we had to change plans, was all smooth and easy. We learned so much on our MP trek, and it will be an adventure that I will never forget. Thank you, Cusco Local Friend!
Aubry A
Aubry A
June 23, 2022.
We Loved Rumi For Helping Our Different Abilities Wonderful experience. My family and I loved Rumi our guide. Unfortunately for Rumi, we got confused about when and where we were supposed to meet Rumi, but he did really well tracking us down in no time even though we were like herding cats. The confusion was our fault not his. On the tour Rumi was wonderful. He had brought a binder full of pictures and references to show us Machu Picchu at different times in history and different references about the area. He was also very sensitive to my family members that had ability differences. He even held my mother-in-laws hands while she walked up and down the more precarious areas of Machu Picchu. Be aware that this isn't an easy hike. My father-in-law had a knee replacement a year prior to our trip and he struggled with the ups and downs and the length of the hike. If you are determined, like he is, you can do it but just be aware its not like an American National Park with rails and flattened walk ways. It was 100% worth it for all of us though. Thank you Rumi and Cusco Local Friend.
Timo W
Timo W
May 15, 2022.
Perfectly organised, great and knowledgeable guide. Unforgettable experience! From start to finish our tour was perfectly organised. During the planning of this trip Percy was our contact person. He replied quickly, proposed ideas and he felt really engaging en determined to create the best experience in and around Cusco for us. During our stay Abraham was our guide and we had a variety of drivers. Abraham was super knowledgeable and found the perfect balance between explaining but not overloading us with knowledge. All of the drivers were super punctual and drove us around very comfortable. We had some challenges as there was a strike in the region that we visited however we never noticed a thing about it. Percy contacted us in advance and was super flexible in changing our itinerary. When the train back from Aquas Calientes was fully booked due to the strike Percy upgraded us to make sure that we didn’t have to change our itinerary. If you are to plan your trip to Cusco make sure to use Cusco Local Friend as they will make sure that you will get an unforgettable journey.
E2WorldTraveler
E2WorldTraveler
May 14, 2022.
Remarkable World Wonder From the pre-booking, to booking, to post-booking, the information given and provided is spot on. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable, gave an in-depth insight into the area and provided "theorized" answers to questions asked. Would rebook hands down without hesitation! September was a great month. Cool weather, slight rain encountered, which made the experience even better as the climate shifting throughout the day could be easily felt.
pandbburleigh
pandbburleigh
May 7, 2022.
Sacred valley tour Our guide Abraham was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible allowing stops for photos. Edgar our driver had the van so clean and windows clear for taking pictures. He cleaned windows after each stop. We were a small group but had a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend these fine men. We did the Sacred VALLEY. Thank you so much. PAUL AND BARBARA BURLEIGH, CANADA








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