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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu – The world’s greatest travel destination, a Wonder of the Ancient World, South America’s top attraction, or purely a postcard-worthy ancient site that must be seen to be believed; no matter how you describe Machu Picchu, the magic of real existence is always the same. Board on the Scenic Train from Ollantaytambo train station and travel to Aguas Calientes. Learn about Incas on a complete Guided Tour of Machu Picchu with a Local Guide and meet the local residents – the Llamas

Machu Picchu

Best Machu Picchu Tours with Local Private Guides

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. 

Receive full attention from your personal local guide as you learn the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacred sites. Capture photographs from the best vantage points, come face-to-face with the local resident, the llamas, and absorb spectacular views of this UNESCO–listed site. 

 Machu Picchu Guided Tours 

If visiting Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, check out our exciting Machu Picchu guided day tours. Traveling to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable adventure to tick off any bucket list. 

Lima - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
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Experience our 7 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Lima with private local guides 7 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Lima - Explore the best of Peru in this guided adventur
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
7 Days from
$ 1450
Aguas Calientes Hotel - Machu Picchu Citadel - Aguas Calientes
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Get the best Guide for Machu Picchu and Learn the Rich History of this Iconic Inca Citadel on a private guided tour. Private Machu Picchu Tour Guide - Experie
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Scenic Vistas
4 Hours from
$ 35
Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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Experience our 5 Day Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain with a private local guide 5-Day Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain Package - Explore the best
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 990
Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
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4 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Tour Package by Local Guides Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley,  and the famed UNESCO site - Machupicchu on this
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
4 Days from
$ 820
Cusco Airport - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
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Leisurely 3-Day Machu Picchu Tour & Sacred Valley from Cusco Airport Explore all the highlights of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this amazing 3-day Pr
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
3 Days from
$ 740
Cusco Airport - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco city
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Relaxed 5 Day Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Experience with Local Guides Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the famed UNESCO site - Machupicchu on t
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1090
Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Sunset & Sunrise
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2 Day Machu Picchu Tour, An Absolute Experience Witnessing Sunset and Sunrise Embark on a 2-day guided tour to Machu Picchu, starting from Cusco or Urubamba, a
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Culinary
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 670
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 Americ
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 520
Ollanta Train Station - Km 104 - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
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Experience our Private Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu Embark on the Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu with a private tour guide - This is a perf
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 690
Cusco - Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarka - Machu Picchu
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Experience our exclusive private Inca Trail 5 days Trek to Machu Picchu Experience the ultimate Inca Trail 5-Day adventure with a personalized and private trek
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Archaeology
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1250

What to See & Do in Machu Picchu

Browse the top attractions and sites to explore on your trip to Machu Picchu.

Aguas Calientes 

The town may not be a destination in its own right, but is a bustling tourism hub. Aguas Calientes is the closest town to South America’s most famous Inca ruins. Just 5.5 miles (9 km) down the mountain from Machu Picchu, you’ll visit the town at some point in your journey either in transit or during an overnight stay. 

Huayna Picchu Mountain

Hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for extraordinary bird’s eye views of Machu Picchu as well as the chance to visit an extra set of ruins on the way. This is one of the most popular hiking options at Machu Picchu. Entrance tickets for Huayna Picchu are limited, so be sure to reserve yours in advance.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Another popular hiking option, Machu Picchu Mountain offers incredible panoramic views of the ruins and the surrounding Andes Mountains. Unlike Huayna Picchu, this mountain is higher. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu Mountain are limited so be sure to reserve yours in advance.

Machu Picchu Guardhouse

One of the first sites you’ll visit on your Machu Picchu tour, the Guardhouse (also known as the House of the Guardians) was once used by sentinels watching over the Sacred citadel, but nowadays it makes a great spot for sweeping panoramic photos of the ruins.

Sun Gate

The iconic Sun Gate, also known as Inti Punku, is the entrance through which Inca Trail hikers make their grand entrance to the Machu Picchu citadel on the final day of the trek. For those who visit Machu Picchu on a day trip, this attraction can also be visited as an extra hike.

Inca Bridge

A popular additional hiking destination inside Machu Picchu, The Inca Bridge (Puente Inca) is a thin wooden plank crossing a mile-high precipice found at the end of a narrow stone pathway. Designed as a secret exit, its precarious nature helped to limit access to the citadel. 

Machu Picchu FAQs

Browse the most Frequently Asked Questions we often receive from our traveling guests. If your questions are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Inquiry Form.

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