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Small-Group Day Tour to Machu Picchu provided by Inkayni Peru Tours

Small-Group Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Small-Group Day Tour to Machu Picchu
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Private, professional, bilingual tour guide
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel, hotels must be located around Cusco downtown.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Small group, limited to a maximum of 8 people
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Private, professional, bilingual tour guide
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel, hotels must be located around Cusco downtown.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Small group, limited to a maximum of 8 people
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 6, 2020
A note from Small-Group Day Tour to Machu Picchu
The activities in each trip are monitored continuously, with particular emphasis on compliance with the rules of prevention, control, and response to any possible eventuality. Both the public and private sectors are implementing all the necessary biosecurity protocols for our visitors.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    To start our Machu Picchu Tour we will pick you up from your hotel and leave from Cusco very early in the morning, we’ll travel by turistic private van to the living town of “Ollantaytambo” in the Sacred Valley where we’ll board our train to Aguas Calientes. With beautiful scenery throughout the journey the train journey itself is an experience. Following the course of the river down the Sacred Valley you’ll arrive to Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrived to Aguas Calientes town, our tour guide will be there to greet you and take you to the bus station to head straight up to Machu Picchu “one of the seven wonder” for your guided tour. The tour lasts for about 2½ hours during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. Later in the afternoon you take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then carry on by turistic private bus to Cusco. (The tour ends in your hotel)
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Deann05
Palo Alto, CA168 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Firstly, we wanted to give kudos to our wonderful tour guide, Herlin. He spoke excellent English, gave a lot of great history about Machu Picchu, was very patient with our group, and shared interesting information on what things are like in Cusco and Peru in the present. We enjoyed having him with us and highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this private tour. However, we wanted to note some areas of improvement that Inkayni can work on in the future with this particular one day tour, (and want to also clarify the following suggestions have nothing to do with Herlin - he was amazing).

1. Morning Meeting Time Changed: When we first booked and paid for the tour 2 months earlier, the van pickup was scheduled for 5:15am from our hotel in Cusco. We later found out via email it had changed to 4am one day before the actual tour.

2. 5pm Meeting the evening before tour: We were given no updates on our tour until about 11am the day before - only after we had emailed Inkayni for more information and confirmation. They had requested a last minute 5pm meeting the same day, which we would have easily missed if we didn’t have internet connection. In this meeting, they told us what to expect and bring, but this meeting should have been scheduled much further in advance. To make travel plans easier, we suggest Inkayni skip the evening office meeting and instead send a detailed email to customers a week ahead (in case of internet issues) with pick up info, contact info, and tour details.

3. Transit Issues: We were ready by 4:05am (5 minutes late), but had to walk several long blocks and stand outside for an additional 20+ minutes (while freezing at under 0 degrees Celsius) waiting for our late van driver. He then took a shortcut to gain back time, without letting us know, on an extremely dark, narrow, windy, and bumpy dirt road under construction, which was VERY stressful on our stomachs. Until the shortcut road construction is completed, we do not recommend this for customers unless it is an emergency.

4. Train rides: Inkayni reserved seats on the riverside of the Peru Rail train in the morning, giving us amazing views. At night, however, we were upgraded to the 6:10pm Vista Dome train (known for their amazing day time views) to Ollantaytambo, which made for an extra long day with an estimated return time of well after 10pm. We felt the return Vista Dome trip, 4 hours later in the dark, was not worth the long wait in Aguas Calientes (despite the fashion show and snacks). It would be wise to check with customers ahead of time if they want a longer day in Aguas Calientes and time to hike for the additional views of Machu Picchu, or to return back on an earlier train. In our case, we wanted the earlier train because the extra time was too tiring (and the additional hike way too challenging for us) and we had already been in the Cusco area for the previous 4 days.
***On another note - to make your life easier, consider spending the night before at Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes instead of traveling by van in the early morning from Cusco. It would solve much of the transportation issues we experienced on this tour.
Written July 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ann, We are grateful with your commentary. Our guide Herlin is happy to know that he did a good job with you during your tour in Machu Picchu, also for your recommendation. We will improve the inconvenient about the time of the briefing to avoid futures problems with our passengers, we will try to communicate in advance about schedule changes, too. We hope you have learned about our culture and have a nice memory of us. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
Written July 9, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley C
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Guido was the best guide! He was super knowledgeable, patient (but firm when necessary haha), and so kind! He really felt into the energy of our group and personalized our experience in a way we will never forget!
Written March 17, 2022
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Peggy F
14 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We (myself and my two children ages 14 and 10) have just returned from an exceptional day with tour guide Jonathan from the Inkayni Peru Tours. I could not ask for a more perfect day. Everything went precisely how we were told it would go. After our beautiful 1h40m train ride Jonathan was waiting for us as soon as we disembarked. From there he led us on an exceptional historical tour of Machu Picchu. His knowledge was incredible and he was able to answer any questions that we had. I could not ask for a better experience in having only 1 day to explore Machu Picchu. Thank you!!!
Written March 29, 2019
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Dear Peggy, thank you so much for your commentary. For us is important to know that you had a enjoyable tour with the company of our staff and guide Jonathan, he thanks your review because it helps him to continue improving. We hope you have the best memories of us. King regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
Written March 30, 2019
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jvl-nyc
2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Our tour guide, Franco Pillco, was kind enough to trek to the top of Huayna Picchu with us before starting the Machu Picchu tour. He showed us where to buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu and spent the whole morning teaching us about the ruins (he carries around photos/guides to show so he's not just talking the whole time). During the hike, he took us to the best places to take photos. Overall, it was a great experience!
Written September 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Many thanks for your commentary. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed in your visit to Machupicchu with the company of our guide Franco, He thanks you your review, it helps him to continue improving, Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS
Written September 13, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David W
6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
These folks were early to pick us up before 4:30 AM at our Cusco hotel. This was just my wife and me so a ride to the train in a private car was the mode of transport. They had a packet with all our tickets and our tour guide Juan to meet us in Aguas Calientes when we arrived.

Juan took care of us the entire time and gave us a one on one tour of Machu Picchu. Juan, a 23 year old college grad and a native to the regeion was spirtually connected to the traditions and history of his culture. He was so much more than informational as he spoke of Machu Picchu's history and culture with personal passion and connection. We love every minute.

After our tour we treated Juan to lunch and had a short tour of Aguas Calientes before returning to Cusco by train and personal car to the door of our hotel.

This one day tour from Cusco is a very LONG day but worth it if that's all the time you have. If you have more time, the multi day tour would be more relaxing for sure.

Overall we were very impressed and please with INKAYNI PERU TOURS and our persoal guide, Juan (who goes by John)
Written July 15, 2018
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Dear David, thanks a lot for your commentary. We are happy to know you really enjoyed of your Inca Jungle Tour in Cusco. Our guide Juan thanks you your review, because it motivates him to continue improving. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
Written July 18, 2018
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Tatiannah C
4 contributions
Our had the best day ever thanks to Jonathan. He was very patient with us and I know our group was a handful for many reasons. He was very organize and extremely knowledgeable. I learned more about the Incas and how they lived and did things. He really knows his stuff.I hope we get to see Jonathan again this week for our upcoming tours! Thanks again!!
Written July 2, 2018
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Dear Tatiannah, many thanks for your commentary. We are happy to know that our guide Jonathan has been helpful and knowledgeable person with you. Now, you know more about the incas. We would be happy to help you with organise your tour again. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
Written July 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ravi M
2 contributions
Booking with Inkayni was an excellent decision. They really take care of you every bit of the way from start to finish, including the picturesque ride from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo in a comfortable SUV with a very friendly driver (Alcides is the man!), train tickets, boxed lunch (make sure to keep extra space in your backpack because they give you a lot of food and snacks for the journey), dinner included and comfortable modern hotel in gorgeous Aguas Calientes, etc. Our hiking guide Saul was fantastic, informative, and very patient with us during the difficult uphill parts of the hike. Support local Peruvian companies like Inkayni! Highly recommend for the affordable price and first-class service.
Written May 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ravi, Thanks a lot for your commentary. We are really happy that you had enjoyed of your travel in the Inca Trail and Machu Pichu. We are grateful with you because you trusted in us, thanks so much! Your review helps to our guide and driver to continue improving. Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.
Written May 10, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan K
1 contribution
Had an awesome day with Jonathan. He picked us up at our hotel and took us a long every step of the way. Very personal and let us do what ever we pleased and accommodated all of our needs. Showed us around everywhere and even took us around the town at night after the tours.
Written January 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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