For your one day private adventure to Machu Picchu, you will start your day very early in the morning, when your driver will be picking you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley (we can also pick you up directly from the airport). Then, you will take a 2 hour drive (if starting from Cusco) to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where you will board the train -Expedition or Vistadome, the choice is yours- that will take you on a 1.5 hour journey to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, your private guide will be waiting for you at the train station with a sign and your name on it. Next, in the company of your guide, you will board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute drive from the town up to the entrance of the Citadel itself. You have finally reached your destination! You will then have your private guided tour of Machu Picchu, during which you will learn about the temples and buildings, such as the Temple of the Condor or the Temple of the Sun. Afterwards, you will have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, so you may choose to hike up to the Sun Gate, which affords a spectacular view of the Citadel, or visit the Incan Bridge, one of the ancient entrances to Machu Picchu. Additionally, if you choose, you may add the ticket to visit Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña for a longer but very rewarding hike, but please remember these tickets need to be reserved in advance since spaces are limited. Finally, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you will board an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo train station, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel, after a very intense day full of unforgettable experiences.
Lunch in Aguas Calientes is included, but you may request that it is left out.