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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

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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. 

Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain - Humantay Lake
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5 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The best Tour to the Must-Dos of Cusco and Machu Picchu 5-Day Machu Picchu Tour--Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Rai
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5 days from
$ 790
Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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4 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Bundle Tour by Local Guides Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Rainbow Mountain, and the famed UNESCO site - M
  • Hiking
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4 Days from
$ 690
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 -
  • Hiking
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3 Days from
$ 590
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 Guid
  • Local Culture
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5 days from
$ 990
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 Machupicchu guided tour starting from Cusco or Urubamba. Board
  • Archaeology
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2 Days from
$ 700
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
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2 Days from
$ 490
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 bes
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$ 520
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
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5 days from
$ 1200
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
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Full Day from
$ 350
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 Ag
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4 Hours from
$ 160

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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