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Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Taking this private tour means you’ll be able to choose a time, between the hours of 5:30am and 3:30pm, to greet your guide and depart by bus from Aguas Calientes. Following a 20-minute drive to Machu Picchu’s hilltop perch, you’ll enter the archaeological site and begin a 2.5-hour tour of the ancient Inca citadel, characterized by its terraced hills, resident llamas, and dramatically protruding mountains. Enrich your historical knowledge at archaeological highlights including the Main Temple, Royal Tomb, and the Sacred Plaza, and capture spectacular photographs at vantage points on the way to the Sun Gate and Temple of the Sun. A private guide means you'll be able to ask numerous questions and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Plus, your guide is more than happy to snap photographs of you and your party throughout the experience. After thorough exploration of South America’s most famous archaeological site, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Service starts in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town).
Bring comfortable shoes to walk and camera..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
We were highly satisfied with this tour experience! Our guide Hamilton met us at our hotel the evening before to give us our bus and site entry tickets and explain how the tour would go. His directions were straightforward and perfectly set our expectations for how everything would go. Hamilton was highly knowledgeable about the history of the site and provided an entertaining and informative tour. We were absolutely delighted and would gladly recommend this tour and Hamilton in particular to anyone wanting to make the trek to this world heritage site!
We had a great tour guide Marco! One of the best days of our lives being able to see Machu Picchu with a private guide who was very knowledgeable and knew the perfect places to get our photos taken for great memories of our experience. We hope you get Marco when you book this tour!
Our guide Benny was incredible! You get to see so much of the country side and her customer service was amazing! She took us all over the place to all sorts of ruins and the horses were so well taken care of and were so easy to ride! This is a must if you come to Cusco!
Awesome guide Johnny, Explained the history of the ruins and wonders of it. Highly recommend to have a guide unless you read about it before going..
Fantastic! Loved our trip and our guide was great! Met with us the night before to answer questions, check to see if we had our passports, confirm our time to enter MP, etc. Met us at 5:15 am and got our trip started--its confusing for first-timers so having our guide with us made it so much easier!
Her knowledge was excellent and we loved the tour--just breathtaking! She gave us lots of time for pictures and rest if we needed. We took a bit different path so we avoided the backlogs of tourists, and our early entry kept the hordes out of our photos!
Tour guide was very thorough with information about Macchu Picchu .All in all a great tour.Definititly would do again.
Nellie met us the night before our tour at the train station in the pouring rain. Gave us our tickets and told us where to meet the next morning. We had perfect weather the next morning for the Solstice. Nellie was very well informed and made the ruins we were seeing become even more fascinating. I highly recommend Nellie and this tour.
The company and our guide were amazing. Yawar showed up to
Our hotel the night before, explained the process, picked us up at the hotel the next morning and did great with getting us to the most picturesque places before too many other tourists arrived. Couldn’t be happier with the experience
Outstanding guide, the best ever. In depth knowledge of Machu Picchu and the Inca history. Adopted to our pace, provided real information
My fiancé and I recently had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide Nelida exceeded all expectations! She met us at our hotel in Aguas Calientes on the evening prior to the tour to deliver our park passes, bus vouchers, and to discuss the itinerary for the following day. The morning of the tour she promptly met us back at our hotel at the agreed upon time to escort us to the busses. At the ruins site she was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging. She gave us an interesting overview of the history of ruins and the landscape, and was able to answer all of our questions along the way. Nelida truly helped to make our visit to Machu Picchu a once in a lifetime experience! We highly recommend this service:)
Our tour guide was Hector. He has a friendly personality. He provided information about the Incas as we go on the tour and we could tell he is very passionate about it. Not just, telling us infos to tick off his list. He is also very accommodating in our photo requests. We were very happy he was our tour guide. With regards to the tour company, it would be great if they also provided an email contact so we could confirm our trip details such as the meeting place. Viator only provided a peruvian phone number to call, which can be difficult since we are from a different country. When we reached machu picchu town, we had our hotel call the tour company to confirm the meeting time.
Our met us the evening before with our tickets and information about the tour. We met at the agreed time the following day and she provided us with additional information that we would not have received if we toured on our own.
Our tour guide, Nelida, was amazing! She met with us at our hotel in Aguas Calientes the night before our tour to go over everything and came to our hotel the next morning to begin the day. She was very knowledgable and when faced with a crowd she would take us aside and show us something off of the main path. She was very polite and offered to take pictures for us, as well. My husband and I highly recommend this tour and felt it was essential to our experience at Machu Picchu.
This was perfect for us. The tour guide Louis met us at our hotel the night before our tour and gave us our bus tickets and our tickets into Macchu Picchu. We arranged when to meet the next day. She escorted us on the bus and gave us a great deal of information through out our tour. The best thing was she was very accommodating and patient with us since my husband's bad knee makes it hard for him to walk very fast.
Johnny is the BEST tour guide we've ever had. He was extremely nice and patient. He knew all the best spots and took amazing pictures. He is very passionate about Incan history and would get so excited telling us about it, which made the whole experience that much better. Our entire group loved him and would love for him to be our tour guide everywhere we go. He made sure that we got to see every part of Machu Picchu. Also, the entire process of getting from the train to the bus to Machu Picchu and back was very smooth. Johnny had all the tickets organized and there were no issues.
If you've ever dreamed of going to Machu Picchu and have been putting it off, do it! I am still high from the experience and feel privileged to have gone. After an almost 4-hour train ride from Poroy (outside of Cuzco), we arrived in Aguas Calientes and our tour guide was waiting for us with our names on a sign, easy to spot. Lissette was amazing throughout the entire private tour of the ruins. She hustled to the bus line to get us a better position and faster to the top and entrance to the site. Once inside, she was patient with us climbing to get that famous overlook view that is soon after entering. I was immediately overwhelmed and couldn't believe that after all the efforts to get there, we were actually in Machu Picchu! The site is stunning, intriguing, mysterious, scientific, fortress-like and beautiful all in one. There is so much history and significance to almost every stone, and it is much larger than it looks at first glance. Our tour guide was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable as she answered all of our questions. We never felt rushed throughout the visit and we happened to arrive at a perfect time, at the tail end of the morning entry group and before the afternoon crowds entered. Many times we had areas completely to ourselves. The entire visit was a delight and I highly recommend it with Viator.
On a side note, when they speak of altitude sickness, they are not kidding. Cuzco is a beautiful city, but challenging by its thin air. We experienced headaches, shortness of breath and even insomnia! So go prepared to take it easy there. Thank goodness, Machu Picchu is actually 3000 feet LOWER and you can enjoy it easier.
We were very happy with our experience from booking online, to getting an email confirmation, then a personal phone call at the hotel the night before to touch base, and the guide meeting us in the lobby of our hotel on time. She spoke English well and was friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant to be around. She had everything organized and even offered several times to take pictures of us! :) It was very organized and we had a great time!
We had a great guide who gave us a terrific tour.Disappointed with Viator. No instructions on where/when to meet guide. Calling Viator was a waste of time. Finally had to ask hotel receptionist to do so. Viator needs to do a better job with directions for when/where/what time to meet up for tours.
We booked a private tour to Machu Picchu so we did not have to worry about the various pieces of the assent or miss the significance of all we were experiencing while there. Our guide Hamilton got it right on all points! He met us at the hotel to make it easy and took us to join a colleague who had been in line with his guests for already 30 minutes. The trip up was easy and swift. Once we were through the lines, Hamilton took us to a comfortable place to sit, listen and imagine Inca life. The pace of the stops was great, the information was rich, the stories were engaging, questions were answered well and humor was interjected nicely. We came to know of his life and his family. We had insights into his views as well as various
Fatema was an amazing tour guide who had so much knowledge and interesting information about Machu Picchu. She answered every one of our questions, was an excellent storyteller who kept our kids engaged, and reminded us to respect this amazing site. We wouldn't go back and change a thing, definitely worth the money!!! Thank you!
Our guide Hamilton, met us the night before to go over timings and what t bring for the next day. Having his expert knowledge in advance really helped prepare you for the day. He arrived promptly at the hotel the next day to take us to the buses, planning the day to avoid the queues. When we arrived, he took us around Machu Picchu and his knowledge and friendly attitude really helped you to enjoy the day. I can honestly say I would not have had such a good day without him!
Our guide came to our hotel to pick us up which I wasn't expecting but it was very helpful! He was very knowledgeable and professional. He told us a lot of history and very interesting things. We walked around different areas of Machu Picchu city and after we had free time to walk around too. Don't forget to bring your passport so you can get your nice stamp of Machu Picchu in it! :) Sandra C.
Our guide was amazing, if I remember correctly his name was Manuela. He even had a book with pictures, which included pictures of Machu Picchu over the years. He was the best.
This company arranged everything for us and it was simple. We had an amazing time. One thing, remember to get the Machu Picchu stamp in your passport, we didnt get it. Thank for a great experience.
Our guide, Hamilton, went beyond our expectations. He was waiting at the train station when we arrived, had tons of knowledge, was personable, and gave us the best tour we could have asked for. Then he recommended a phenomenal restaurant that everyone - adults and kids alike - enjoyed. Wonderful!
Our guide Luz was great! I highly recommend her!
The tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide Jonatan was waiting for my family once we walked off the train to Machu Picchu. Our family consisted of a 14 year old, two 45 year olds, a 72 year old and a 77 year old. Needless to say we each had different abilities and expectations out of this tour. I have to say Jonatan was absolutely wonderful and very accommodating for our groups needs. He was extremely helpful and patient with our parents. He was able to manage our time to ensure we did everything we wanted to do and he even went over the allotted time to make sure we did everything. He was very knowledgeable about the Incan culture and the Machu Picchu site. There were no language barriers whatsoever. Everything ran smoothly to go from the train, for the bus up to the citadel and entrance into ther park. Jonatan had everything prepared for us ahead of time and there was no waiting or delays. He even made sure we each had our passports stamped upon exiting Machu Picchu. We highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Amazing experience - nothing left to chance! Hector met us at the train station, provided us our bus and entrance tickets, got us to and on the bus, provided an extensive, informative, educational and entertaining tour of Machu Picchu, got us back to Aguas Calientes and deposited us in a great post tour restaurant in which we were able to relax and refuel. The entire experience exceeded out wildest expectations. Highly recommended.
I don't usually write reviews but I was so impressed with Viator, our guide John, and the experience at Machu Picchu I'm writing this! I highly recommend using Viator as a service. I booked online for a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. Viator followed up with the confirmation of service and inquired into the details of our train arrival and hotel accomodations so that our guide could meet us at the station upon arrival and ensure that our bags were delivered to our hotel...all of which was done without any problem. Machu Picchu was more amazing than I anticipated and John's knowledge and friendly personality and interest in ensuring our experience was a good one was well worth the price.
The tour was amazing, Johnny was an excellent tour guide, met us at the train station and was incredibly knowledgeable about everything. He took his time showing us around and took a ton of pictures of us. Nothing can match having a private guide and photographer for a trip like this.