1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco - Full Day Machu Picchu

1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco – Full Day Machu Picchu

The 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco is the most popular option to visit the lost city of the Incas. We have exclusively designed this Full Day Machu Picchu itinerary for travelers wanting to visit Machu Picchu and get the most of the site in a short time. 

Your Machu Picchu full-day trip begins with a transfer to Ollantaytambo train station from your hotel in Cusco. Here you will be boarding a tourist train (expedition train or Voyager Class). It will be a two hours journey to Aguas Calientes train station.

If you wish to enhance your experience, you can upgrade to the Vistadome Train. It offers a panoramic view. 

Here you will be boarding the tourist bus for a 25-minute drive to the citadel. Here, our certified local tour guide will be giving you a two and a half hours guided tour of the citadel of Machu Picchu. 

On this full-day Machu Picchu trip, you will have plenty of time to explore the Inca Citadel. 

The 1 Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco is one of our signature tours. Generally, we operate this in small groups. However, if you wish to opt for a private tour, simply contact us and we will be happy to organize one. 

We have dedicated English-speaking local tour guides for the 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco. They are licensed to offer their guide services inside the citadel of Incas.

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Want to experience the Rainbow Mountains of Peru? Check out our exclusive Rainbow Mountain ATV tour.

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Apu Vinicunca Cusco Day Trek – Full Day Vinicunca Tour

Experience the best of the iconic Rainbow Mountains of Apu Vinicunca Cusco on this locally guided full-day Vinicunca Tour. Popularly known as Vinicunca Cusco Day Trek, this is the second most visited tourist attraction, after Machu Picchu

The existence of the Rainbow Mountains of Cusco was unknown until 2016. It was when the snow started to melt the colors gradually started appearing. It soon got all the deserved attention and became one of the popular sites. 

The colors of the mountain are a result of the rich mineral deposits such as copper, iron, hematite, lime, sulfur, lead, and dolomite. 

The full-day Rainbow Mountain trek from Cusco takes you through Andean communities. People here are untouched by modernity and have maintained their traditions and customs. Accompanied by our local English-speaking tour guide, you will get an insight into their traditions and way of life. 

Most of the trek offers you a closer view of the snow-capped peak of the mighty Ausangate Mountain. This is a sacred peak. Our tour guide will be explaining how locals offer their gratitude to Ausagate. 

The full-day trip from Cusco begins with a two hours drive to Cusipata. It is a small Andean village. To enhance your local experience, we will be serving you a typical Andean breakfast here before we drive you to the base camp of the seven-colored mountain. 

Inka Explorer Viajes is a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of local tour guides who are born and raised in the region. They have in-depth knowledge about the Andean traditions and customs.

Please Note:

Apu Vinicunca Cusco Day Trek is a high-altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least three days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.

We offer the full-day tour both in private and in small groups.

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If you are looking for an adventurous yet easier option, then check out our Rainbow Mountain on ATV Tour.

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Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour – Full Day Tour

Embark on a great adventure from the city of Cusco on this full-day Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour. This is one of our signature tours. 

Rainbow Mountains are the most popular attractions in Cusco. In fact, it ranks just after Machu Picchu as one of the most visited places in Peru. 

The emblematic mountain of colors was under dense snow. It was discovered in 2016. It soon got all the deserved attraction. Today, the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca attract over 1500 daily visitors. 

The highest point of the Rainbow Mountain is at 5040 meters (16535 ft.) above sea level. We highly recommend you to spend a few days in Cusco and acclimate to avoid altitude sickness. 

Unlike the trek to Vinicunca which involves an arduous hike, this quad bike Rainbow Mountain tour is ideal for those wanting to see the seven colors in ATVs without any arduous hikes. 

Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour is one of the signature tours. We have a dedicated team of guides who are locals. They have extensive knowledge about the culture and traditions of the Andean communities who call this place their home for decades. 

Please note that due to the ongoing global pandemic, face masks are required in all public areas. 

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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Cusco Sacred Valley Tour

Cusco Sacred Valley Tour or Super Sacred Valley Tour is one of the most preferred full day trips from Cusco. It takes you to all archeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Maras Moray.

This full day Sacred Valley Tour starts with a visit to the archaeological site in Pisac and continues to different Inca sites in Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray and culminates with a visit to the ancient inca ruins in Chinchero.

This is one of our signature tours. To offer you the best of this full day experience, we include authentic Peruvian buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.

We recommend signing up for the Super Sacred Valley Tour while you acclimate in Cusco as the tour offers the best introduction to Inca civilization. This will be useful on your trip to Machu Picchu.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in the city of Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this Cusco Sacred Valley Tour.

We offer Cusco Sacred Valley Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour – Palccoyo Cusco

The full day Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour is the best alternative to those not keen on hiking the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Just as Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain tops the bucket list of many travellers while visiting Cusco.

This full day tour is an easier option. Unlike the trek to Vinicunca, the trip to Palccoyo begins at 0700 AM. We will be driving you closer to the summit. It just takes a 45 minutes of gradual hike through some picturesque highlands including the Stone Forest (Bosque de piedras).

This is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least two days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness. To offer you the best experience, we operate this in small groups. We also offer private tours to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.

The best time to visit Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains is during the dry season April to November. During the rainy season the trail gets slippery and often the colors of Palccoyo are covered in fog.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this full day trip to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.

We offer the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Warapukara Trek

Waqrapukra Acomayo Cusco or simply Waqrapukara is a lesser known archaeological complex in the south of Cusco. This horn shaped Inca fortress is a hidden treasure snuggled amidst mountain peaks. The full day Waqrapukara trek with a local expert is perfect for those wanting to experience something historic, off the touristic track.

The mountain top horn fortress nestles at 4150 metres above sea level. It houses eight farming terraces. The stairway that leads to the fortress is made entirely of stones.

In a recent excavation the Peruvian archaeologists found a triple jammed door. The Incas used such doors only on sites with a supreme religious power.

Although the full day hike is not as popular as a trip to Rainbow Mountain or Sacred Valley in Peru, you will surely be amazed to discover some astonishing facts about the complex. The trek to the complex starts at 3600 metres above sea level. It is just a 550 metres climb.

You will be hiking along the Apurimac river canyon through a ravine covered with forests. We will also be stopping at some natural formations of rocks and cave paintings.

Waqrapukara Trek is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least two days in Cusco and acclimate before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco – Sacred Valley day tour from Cusco

Our full day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco is a popular day trip, just as to Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake. This is the best tour to start with on your trip to Cusco before visiting Machu Picchu.

As the name suggests, the valley was sacred to Incas. It was here that they carried out most of their farming work. Having mentioned that, Sacred Valley generated the prime income to Incas, some sites in the valley still continue to.

This full day tour from the city of Cusco takes you to the prime sites of Sacred Valley of the Incas. Accompanied by our local English speaking professional guide, you will be visiting archaeological sites like Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisac.

The tour offers an insight to Inca history. You will be visiting some of the prominent Inca ruins and agricultural terraces.

To offer you the most, we will be serving a typical Peruvian buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this full day trip to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.

We offer the  Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip

Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip is a popular day tour from Cusco Peru as Rainbow Mountain. Locally known as Laguna Humantay Cusco, it is a turquoise lake nestled up in the Andes at 4,200 meters above sea level.

Humantay Lake gets its name from the snow capped Humantay Mountain. The lake nestles on its foothills. It is fed by the melting snow from the hill.

This is the first stop on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Humantay Lake Peru has been sacred to the Andean people since the Inca civilization. This is primarily because they worshipped the nature entities for a good yielding.

Even today Shamans (Andean priests) hike up to the lagoon to offer Apacheta. It is a process of piling stones each on top of the other to thank the Mother Earth (Pachamama) for accompanying them on their journey.

Humantay Lake Peru can only be reached by hiking for 1.5 hours from Soraypampa. If you are not keen on hiking, you can rent a horse at an additional cost.

Laguna Humantay Cusco is a high altitude trek, we highly recommend you to spend at least two days in Cusco before the full day hike and acclimate to avoid altitude sickness.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this full day trip to Humantay Lake Peru.

We offer the Laguna Humantay Cusco Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.