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Few places offer magic and a special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.


Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found.


When planning your trip to Machu Picchu the first thing is to check if there is the availability of entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu, the maximum number of people who can enter is 2500 and these tickets can be purchased with your travel agency or directly at www.machupicchu.gob.pe


How much does it cost to go to Machu Picchu?



Travel From Cusco To Machu Picchu

By bus plus walk 344 soles which is the sum of 80 soles in public transport along the Santa Teresa route round trip, plus 152 soles of entry, plus 77 soles of the bus to Machu Picchu (round trip), more than 35 soles of accommodation for 1 night in Aguas Calientes (approximate price in bed in a shared room). If they go up and down on foot it is reduced to 267 soles. If they are from Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia their budget is reduced to 256 soles 


trip to Machu Picchu cost


By train: 659 soles: 400 soles round trip on the cheapest trains (leaving at 5:00 am and returning at 6:00 pm), plus 30 soles from Cusco- Ollantaytambo-Cusco, plus 77 soles of the bus to Machu Picchu, plus 152 soles of the entrance ticket. If they are from Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia their budget is reduced to 581 soles 


Peru Rail Round-Trip: Route Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu


Train Service Price
Luxury Hiram Bingham US$950
Vistadome US$190
Expedition US$140


Inca Rail Round-Trip: Route Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

Train Service Price
First Class US$ 398
Executive Class US$150
Economic Class US$140


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Places to eat in Machu Picchu 

The maximum savings and good food are found in the market: breakfasts from 4 to 6 soles (1.5 to 2 dollars), lunch from 8 to 10 soles (2.5 to 3.5 dollars). The fruit juices are very good and they serve you in jars, from 3 to 6 soles ($ 1 to $ 2). The further you move away from the main square, you will see several trolleys selling emollient, juices, and bread. On my last trip, I saved at breakfast because I had super nutritious quinoa with an apple that costs 1 to 1.5 soles and my bread with avocado or sweet potato (1 sun each). It is the breakfast that many Peruvians take, not only in Cusco but throughout Peru. 

Restaurants near the main square with menus from 10 to 25 soles (3.5 to 7 dollars). 


cost to visit machu picchu



Taxis airport - city: within the 15 soles apt, outside you can get 10 soles

Taxis within the city: 4 soles (1.5 dollars)

Cusco to Ollantaytambo: in van 12 soles ($ 4.00) per person 

Cusco to Pisac: 2 soles by bus 


Price to visit Machu Picchu

There are several types and prices of tickets to Machu Picchu. 


Macchu Picchu 

  • Adult: USD 70
  • Student: 41 USD 

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 

  • Adult: 86 USD 
  • Student: 57 USD 

Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain 

  • Adult: 86 USD 
  • Student: 57 USD 

Book Machu Picchu hike at www.machupicchu.gob.pe 


Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes train 

Foreigners, tourist train prices vary from the US $ 54 to more than the US $ 300 round trip, varies according to schedules and services. 

The cheapest service on Peru Rail is the Expedition. 


Buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

If you are in a savings plan you can go on foot. The road is well marked and steep. The final time will depend on your pace of walking. 


Round trip to Machu Picchu: the US $ 24 foreigners 


Machu Picchu tour guide cost 

The Machu Picchu tour price is approximately 30 soles per person if a guide is hired between 5 to 6 people. In the same Machu Picchu, you can hire guides and wait to form a group.


Machu Picchu tour guide cost


Cusco guide

If you do not go with a travel agency, you can hire guides at the same archaeological sites. I do not know if there are places everywhere, I think so. The prices vary.

  • In Tipón, cost $ 5 per guide per group of 3 people
  • In Quenko $7 for 2 people
  • In Qoricancha it cost $ 5 for 2. 

It depends on the group number and if many people are looking for a guide. 


Cusco Peru tourist attractions

  • Churches in Cusco: from $ 4 to $ 9
  • Inka Museum: $ 4
  • Qoricancha: $ 4

The Tourist Ticket includes entrances to the archaeological sites: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tipon, Moray, Pikillacta, and Chinchero. Tickets are only valid for 10 days. 

  • Foreigners Adults: $ 43
  • Foreigners Students: $ 23

Air or land flights to Cusco 

For flights to Cusco Peru for foreigners, the cheapest airlines are Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines. If you go by bus, it's like 20 to 21 hours on the way from Lima. Prices vary according to the type of service. I recommend Cruz del Sur and Oltursa for the best services they have to go more comfortable. 


Inca Trail Machu | Cusco and Machu Picchu Trips


Inca trail Machu Offers a large number of guided tours to Machu Picchu

You can take a 1-day tour or if you have more time to explore, a multi-day trip to see the best places. Prices start at $320.00 USD, however we have discounts for groups, students and children


Machu Picchu Full day Trips

Trips to Machu Picchu from Cusco, you can appreciate the land spaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sub-tropical flora and fauna as well as lovely sceneries closer to Machu Picchu! Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), you get on a tourist shuttle bus taking you just in front of the entrance of this unique Incan citadel!

The Machu Picchu day tour includes:

  • Pre-briefing (our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Transportation by a tourist bus Cusco-Ollantaytambo-Cusco;
  • A Machu Picchu train tour round trip (to choose your class, please check the Prices section); 
  • A shuttle bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - a round trip.

In addition, you can pick your train option, as well as choose to visit Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.


Machu Picchu Mountain


Machu Picchu Multi-Day Tour

Choose one of our multi-day tours to Machu Picchu, this package has several activities to do, such as visiting chincheros, walking through the rainbow mountain and discovering the best attractions of Cusco

The highlight of these tours is reaching the majestic view of Machu Picchu


2-Days Machu Picchu Trips


2 days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Trips


Highlights: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour


Price: USD$ 450.00


Day 01: After a free time we will continue our trip to the village of Urubamba, where we will have a delicious Buffet of varied dishes.

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour continues with a visit to the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo. tour to Machu Picchu


Day 02Finally the expected moment of the Machu Picchu two day tour arrived: You will visit the inca citadel of Machu Picchu


3-Days Machu Picchu Trips


Machu Picchu Trips 4 Days


Highlights: City Tour Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu


Price: USD$ 640.00


Day 01:The rest of the morning is free so you can relax, have some coca tea (a natural tea of coca leaves and the best tool against altitude sickness) or just walk around the city´s centre and visit some Colonial churches and ancient streets. 


Day 02:Today the guide picks you up from the hotel in the morning to visit Sacred Valley Peru that was an important source of food to the Incas. 


Day 03:Machu Picchu is both, the best and the least known site of the Incas as it is not mentioned in any Spanish conquistador´s chronicle so that contemporary archaeologists can not do anything more than just speculate on its functions


4-Days Machu Picchu Trips


4 days Machu Picchu Trips


Highlights: City Tour Cuzco, Rainbow Mountain, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu


Price: USD$ 570.00


Day 01:When you arrive in Cusco, one of our representatives will wait for you to take you to your hotel. Arriving at the hotel, after check-in, you will have the morning free to rest a little after the flight and drink a coca tea to prevent altitude sickness. 


Day 02:The tour starts picking you up from your hotel at 7:30 a.m. approximately to tour the Sacred Valley. First, we will visit Pisac town famous for its crafts, where we will also visit its archaeological center.


Day 03:The highlight of every Cusco Peru trip awaits you very early in the morning: Off to Machu Picchu! 


Day 04:Fantastic landscapes await hikers on Rainbow Mountain. But beware, trekking in Peru is not easy. The high altitudes can often make walking very difficult.



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