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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
$ 520
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
$ 490
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
$ 590
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
$ 990
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.

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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.

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!
SaltySunburns
SaltySunburns
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!
peacher2017
peacher2017
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 CuscoLocalFriend@gmail.com . 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!!
shama842018
shama842018
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!!!!
Bean
Bean
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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