Skip to content

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour From Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Citadel
(58)
Service Level:
Premium
Activity type:
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Scenic Vistas
Physical Rating:
Trip Type:
Private Tour
Trip Length
4 Hours
Starting from
$ 160
per person

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 Admission and bus tickets to Machu Picchu!

There’s no better way to experience Machu Picchu, an iconic Inca citadel than on a private guided tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive full attention from a personal guide as you learn the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacred sites. Capture photos from the best vantage points, meet the local residents – the Llamas and absorb spectacular views of this UNESCO–listed site.

Our private guided tour to Machu Picchu with round-trip travel from Aguas Calientes is perfect for those who travel independently and do not want an organized tour from Cusco, instead they choose how to arrive in Aguas Calientes but are willing to absorb the history behind this Inca citadel on a guided tour of this citadel.

Why you will love this tour

  • Enjoy a personalized guided tour of one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Explore Machu Picchu on a private tour from Aguas Calientes and have your Tour Guide meet you at your hotel or the train station.
  • Discover the ancient history of the site’s temples, terraced hills, and plazas
  • Capture photos from prime vantage points and meet the local resident – the Llamas
  • This is perfect for those who love to travel independently but are still willing to absorb the history of Machu Picchu on a guided visit
  • Enjoy a personal and flexible private guided tour conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable Local Tour Guide
  • All our tour experiences are private and semi-private so you enjoy a personal experience, go at your own pace and will be able to talk to your guide and ask questions and be involved during the tour

Trip Details

  • Tour Type: PRIVATE SERVICE ONLY
  • Meeting Point: Your Hotel or the Train Station in Aguas Calientes Town.
  • Meeting Time: (1)Upon Client’s request OR (2)Upon your train arrival time (If you are on a day trip from Ollantaytambo / Cusco
  • Machu Picchu Entry time: Upon Client’s request (From 6 AM to 2 PM) as well as based on your Train arrival time in Aguas Calientes (If you are on a day trip)
  • Tour duration: From Hotel or Train Station takes about 4 – 5 Hours. The actual guiding time at the site is 3 Hours approx.
  • Mode: 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 a couple of uphills (Inca steps).

ITINERARY

Machu Picchu Guided Tour starting from Aguas Calientes

  • Choose the departure time to suit your schedule – between early morning to early afternoon entry time – and meet your private guide at your Hotel or the Train Station in Aguas Calientes. Then, hop aboard your bus and take the short 25 min. journey up the hillside to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Machu Picchu.
  • Once there, head inside along with your Guide to explore the Inka Citadel of Machu Picchu on foot and enjoy a complete guided tour of this amazing site (Guided Tour is about 3 hours approx)
  • Explore the key features such as the Main Temple, the Royal Tomb, the Sacred Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and hear how the locations would have been used by the Incans themselves. As you explore the site, capture great views of the Sun Gate and the Temple of the Sun on camera.
  • When your time in Machu Picchu comes to an end, return by shuttle Bus to Aguas Calientes to conclude your tour.

Included

  • Complimentary greet and meet at your hotel or the train station
  • Professional English-Spanish speaking local guide
  • Admission Ticket to Machu Picchu Inca Citadel
  • Shuttle Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Train tickets from/to Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • Optional Hike to the Sun Gate
  • Optional Hike to Huaynapicchu OR Machupicchu Montaña
  • Gratuities (optional)

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 $ 175.00 Enquire Now
3 People $ 170.00 Enquire Now
4 People $ 165.00 Enquire Now
5 People $ 160.00 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

Breathtaking views, 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, although some mornings would be a little foggy (some days very foggy in the rainy season); Mosquito area; Lots of history about the Inca Empire; 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!
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.

Similar Tours

Ollanta Train Station - Km 104 - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
63
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
  • Hiking
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 520
Cusco city - Sacsayhuaman - Llama Farm - Sun Temple - Local Market
23
Best of Cusco City Tour is the Starting Point for your Adventure in Cusco Explore the real Cusco City up close and personal on a private tour with a friendly L
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Culinary
5 Hours from
$ 90
Sacred Valley - Urubamba - Machu Picchu
24
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  - Mach
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 340

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.








    Waynapicchu MountainMachupicchu Mountain

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.








      Waynapicchu MountainMachupicchu Mountain

      Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour From Aguas Calientes

      Main Contact Details
      Please provide a valid Full Name.
      Please provide a valid Email.
      Please provide a Valid Whatsapp.
      Please provide a Valid Country.
      Please Select a Number of Participants.
      Please provide a valid travel date.
      Participants Price per person Total US $
      1 $ 0.00$ 8911.00
      TOTAL $
      Deposit (30%) $ 0.00
      Transation Fee (3%) $ 0.00
      Total to Pay $ 0.00
      Due final Balance $
      # PASSPORT NUMBER Full Name Date of Birth Gender Meal Preference
      1
      Select a type
      Document id
      Write a Valid Name
      Write a Valid Birth date
      Select a gender
      Select a dietary option








        Interested places or tours

        Places that you definitely want to visit in Cusco

        Machu PicchuSacred Valley sites (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras Salt Pans, Moray)Classic Rainbow Mountain HikeHumantay Lake HikeAlternative Palcoyoc Rainbow Mountain HikeCusco CityRuins nearby CuscoWayna Picchu or Machu Picchu MountainAusangate 7 Lakes HikeShort Inca Trail HikeClassic 4 Day Inca Trail HikeClassic 4 Day Inca Trail HikeChoquequirao TrekAusangate Trek

        Places that you definitely want to visit in other destinations in Peru

        Lima CityNazca LinesParacas and Ballestas IslandArequipa City & Colca CanyonLake Titicaca (Uros floating island)Amazon Jungle: Tambopata National ReserveAmazon Jungle: Manu National ParkAmazon Jungle: Iquitos River CruiseHuaraz & Cordillera Huayhuash TrekkingGocta WaterfallsKuelap Lost CityTop beaches of Peru




        Phone

        Start Planning Here

        Thank you very much for stopping by and considering Cusco Local Friend for your visit to Cusco! Please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you promptlyWe guarantee that your emails will be replied to within 24hrs.









          Please provide at least two alternative tour start dates in order of preference. Write none if there are no other dates available for you.


          Consider only if your tour includes or finishes at Machu Picchu
          Waynapicchu MountainMachupicchu Mountain

          Prefer to speak with a local Expert?

          CALL US TODAY
          Call us today until 8:00 pm

          OFFICE HOURS
          Monday - Sunday | 8am - 8pm GMT
          (excluding national holidays)
          EMAIL
          ADDRESS
          Urb. Luis Vallejo Santoni D - 5, Santiago
          Award-winning Tour Operator

          Cusco Local Friend has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past five years in a row.