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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru

Don't have much time in Peru? No problem! This day trip from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is the ultimate way to experience this iconic site without sacrificing your schedule.
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Trip Length
Full Day
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3300 msnm
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Easy
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Private Service
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Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
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If you’re short on time but still want to experience the wonder of Machu Picchu, a day trip from Ollantaytambo is the perfect solution. This excursion will take you on a breathtaking journey through the Andes Mountains and allow you to explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, all in one day.

Our commitment to quality means that you’ll receive a world-class tour without sacrificing too much time. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Machu Picchu, where the past meets the present in a truly magical experience.

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Come See Peru has earned TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving 5-star reviews of our tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tours. This recognition highlights our exceptional service and dedicated attention to our clients.

Private tour of moray, Maras, ollaytamtambo and pisac Highly recommend this company - Carlos was a great guide, perfect English, passionate about his work and gave us many insights during our two days of guidance. We liked the first day so much that we booked another day with him. Cristobal the driver was lovely & friendly too and drove safely and well. The ruins were so much more interesting and rewarding with Carlos' knowledge. He took us to the less touristy parts of the ruins and provides architecture insights and history background as well. We also got lots of good food tips from him too and information about Peru and the Cusco region. We were initially hesitant in booking as it seems a bit expensive; however we would recommend that you just go ahead and book your tour! It's great and really worth it!
Henry from New Zealand
Henry from New Zealand
2023-09-15
Outstanding Private Tour with Come See Peru We did a half day tour of the Sacred Valley, Moray, and Maras Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo with Carlos and Mario and they were outstanding and knowledgeable. Booking the tour was easy and they were very responsive to answer all my questions. They were right on time to pick us up from the hotel and their planning was perfect as we missed most of the crowd when we visited Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Carlos is professional, kind, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Having both of them who knew all the ins and outs of the area also take care to make sure we enjoyed ourselves made the entire trip memorable.
Victor P
Victor P
2023-08-24
Wonderful and Productive Private Tour Wonderful tour by Carlos and superb driving by Mario. We were looking for transportation options from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, so figured why not get a tour out of it. No regrets. Enjoyed seeing Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins, Maras Salt Mines, and Pisac. They were very flexible with the start time. And not to mention, Carlos is an excellent storyteller and an amazing photographer. I highly recommend tours by this operator. Cheers!
Palak P
Palak P
2023-08-17
Amazing tri to Rainbow Mountain What an amazing experience! I decided last minute to go see Rainbow Mountain and wanted it to be a special experience. Juan Carlos organized everything, making sure I was comfortable with the hike, the trip and the food for the day. My guide Matt was very knowledgeable, told me so many stories, shared traditions, essential oils and made the experience unforgettable. The drive was long but very comfortable, the food was really good and the views are just magical. The kindness of all people involved made the trip even more special. Thank you!
Laure C
Laure C
2023-07-11
Best tour ever! Best tour ever!! ComeSeePeru brought us around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu over three days from Urubamba. Carlos, our guide, was excellent, informative and knowledgeable - he took care to plan our schedule so we visited each site at the least crowded times. Mario, our driver, was also very skilled, and the van was very spacious and comfortable. Carlos and Mario went above and beyond to make our Sacred Valley experience a great one. We were sadly down with food poisoning, and Carlos helped with altitude sickness medicine and tea and drove us to the nearest pharmacies to get medicine. When we were tired after having to walk to the Moray ruins due to a road closure, Mario also drove up by a separate route to meet us by the end point, so we wouldn’t have to walk back again. All in all, ComeSeePeru made our honeymoon experience in Peru an amazing one! 100% would recommend for anyone looking for a thoughtful, well planned and insightful tour in the Sacred Valley.
Sandra C
Sandra C
2023-07-08
Unforgettable experience with Come See Peru We had such a great time in Peru due to “Come See Peru”. Our guide Carlos and Driver Mario, took care of us like our family. We did 5 days tour with them from picking up from the airport till dropping us off it was just amazing! It was a very personalized experience.
Iman
Iman
2023-06-06
The perfect private tour experience The BEST way to tour is with a small private tour and the team at come see Peru made the experience absolutely incredible. Nothing was rushed and the whole experience was calm, fun and educational. I booked really last minute at 9pm the night before our tour, Julio was a great help and was able to accommodate all of our requests. He arranged a slightly later collection for us as we had just spent a day travelling by minibus. Carlitos our guide was superb, his English is great. He was full of knowledge and able to answer every question we had about the 2 sites we visited. We also made an extra stop in Moras at a local families store for products from the salt mines and an additional explanation of how the salt flats are used. Nothing was too much trouble for our driver Cristóbal who was glad to stop at additional view points along the way and even took us to a fantastic lunch spot before driving us back to Urumbamba. The whole team went above and beyond our expectations and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
2023-03-31
Maravillosa Nuestra experiencia fue magnifica... Ir por primera vez a Cusco y conocer de la mano de mi guia Carlos ,las Maravillas de Cusco. Porque ,no sólo es Machu Picchu. En sì, todo Cusco es historia. Una Maravilla que debes de experimentar en tu vida. Super recomendado. Quede enamorada. Tanto asì, que quisiera irme a vivir a Cusco por siempre. Gracias por la bella experiencia COME SEE PERÙ.
Kathy P
Kathy P
2023-01-13
Valle sagrado e Humantay Ho fatto una bellissima esperienza, tutto ben organizzato consiglio Ho fatto la laguna di humantay e tutto valle sagrado de los incas COME SEE PERÙ TOURS
Kati L
Kati L
2023-01-10
Day tour from Ollantaytambo Carlitos was excellent! We did a private day tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins. Cristobal was our driver and Carlitos was our tour guide. It was very informative and seamless throughout! Would highly recommend.
Anjali R
Anjali R
2022-11-13
Overview

Overview

Embark on a truly unforgettable journey with our Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo. Our expertly crafted tour is designed to provide you with the absolute best and most comprehensive experience possible.

Experience the magic of Machu Picchu with a tour from Ollantaytambo, Perú

Our guided tour of Machu Picchu will take you through the many temples, terraces, and structures that make up this ancient Incan city. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the Incas, and discover the secrets of this incredible wonder of the world. Our expert guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience, and leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this incredible site. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore one of the world’s most fascinating and awe-inspiring destinations.

To make the most of your day trip to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo, it’s important to start early and plan ahead. The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes about 1.5 hours, so we aim to catch one of the early morning trains to maximize your time at the site.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Explore the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu on day tripo from Ollantaytambo.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery on the train journey to Aguas Calientes from Ollantaytambo.
  • Uncover the rich history of this incredible Inca site.

What to expect

If you’re planning a tour of Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo, here’s what you can expect:

  • Scenic train ride: The tour will begin with a scenic train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu. The train journey will take you through the beautiful Sacred Valley, offering stunning views of the Andes Mountains from start to finish.
  • A knowledgeable guide: Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you’ll be met by a knowledgeable guide who will take you on a tour of Machu Picchu. The guided tour will be provided in private service, only for you and your family.
  • A memorable experience: Overall, a tour of Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget. You’ll get to explore one of the most incredible ancient sites in the world while learning about its rich history and culture.

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More information for: Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo

Learn more about our tour starting from Ollantaytambo, if you have any question contact us at info@comeseeperutours.com

Departure Point: Our tour to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo starts with a early pick up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba.
Ending Point: This day trip to Machu Picchu can culminate in Ollantaytambo or Cusco upon request
Pick-up Time: We start early to beat the crowds. However this information will be confirmed by you.
Duration: 11 Hours approx.
Difficulty: Easy, you don’t need to be fit or fully acclimatized to the altitude. However the walking tour includes climbing some steps.
Group Size: This is a private tour only for you and your group.
Customizable: Private, custom, add-ons are all available. Please contact us for more information.

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Itinerary

Experience the best of Machu Picchu with our detailed itinerary

Embark on a journey to one of the world’s most iconic destinations with this tour to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo. This itinerary takes you through the ancient ruins of the Inca civilization, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into the rich history of the region. Whether you’re a history buff or simply seeking adventure, this tour is sure to leave you in awe.

Highlight of the day: Discover the wonders of Machu Picchu with this comprehensive itinerary from Ollantaytambo. From ancient ruins to breathtaking views, this tour has it all!

Meet your representative of Come See Peru in Ollantaytambo, you will get all the tickets and board a scenic train to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. You will be enjoying breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains and the Sacred Valley during the train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, meet your knowledgeable guide who will take waiting for you at Machu Picchu train staion, you will then taking the bus up to the ruins. The guide will provide you with historical and cultural information about the site, giving you a deeper understanding of its significance.
Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu for about 2.5 hr and then enjoy a free time to visit the site on your own.
After the tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.
In the late afternoon you take the train back to Ollantaytambo, enjoying the beautiful views of the Sacred Valley once again. Finally we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our frequently asked questions from our customers who have already traveled with us

If you’re planning a trip to Machu Picchu, starting your journey in Ollantaytambo can offer some unique advantages. From avoiding crowds to experiencing local culture. Here we share with you the most frequently asked questions that will help you plan your trip.

The journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. From Ollantaytambo. This is followed by a 20-minute bus ride up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. So in total, the journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The best time to start the Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo is in the early morning, ideally leaving Ollantaytambo for Aguas Calientes around 6:00 am to 7:00 am. Starting your tour early allows you to arrive at Machu Picchu before the crowds, giving you more time at the site.

No, you cannot buy Machu Picchu tickets in Ollantaytambo. Machu Picchu tickets can only be purchased in advance online or in person at authorized ticket offices located in Cusco, or Aguas Caliente. However you can get the train tickets in Ollantaytambo.

The price for the Machu Picchu tour starting in Ollantaytambo varies according to the type of service requested and the number of people in the group. The more people in the group, the cheaper the price is for a private service.

The only difference between a Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo and Cusco is the starting point of the tour. Ollantaytambo is very close to Machu Picchu and is located at a lower elevation than Cusco. Many visitors prefer to start their Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo as it allows them to skip the longer journey from Cusco to the site, which can take up to 4 hours by train and bus.

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Reasons why Ollantaytambo is the best starting point for Machu Picchu Tour

There are several reasons why Ollantaytambo is considered the best starting point for a Machu Picchu tour. Here are we show some of the main reasons:

Proximity to Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo is located in the Sacred Valley, just 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Machu Picchu. This means that it is closer to Machu Picchu. You will also save a lot of time and avoid the altitude sickness.

Scenic train ride: The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, is one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. It takes 1.5 the longest, this will help you spend more time in Machu Picchu. The train passes through picturesque villages and stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the Urubamba River.

Acclimatization: Ollantaytambo is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters (9,160 feet), which is lower than Cusco’s altitude of 3,399 meters (11,152 feet). This means that starting your Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo can help you acclimate to the high altitude more gradually, this will reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Less crowded: Starting your Machu Picchu tour from Ollantaytambo means that you will arrive at the site earlier than those who start from Cusco. This can help you avoid the crowds and have a more peaceful experience exploring Machu Picchu.

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