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Machu Picchu and Huchuy Picchu Tour

Visit Machu Picchu! This tour offers an alternative entrance that lets you explore Machu Picchu and provides a view of the archaeological center from the Huchuy Picchu mountain. This is especially if you couldn't secure your last-minute entry to Machu Picchu.

This circuit gives you the chance to enter Machu Picchu and visit the lower part of the citadel, including the Inca House, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Mirrors, the Industrial area, the agricultural sector, the eastern Qolqas, and the Sacred Rock. To access the Huchuy Picchu mountain, note that entry is from 7:00 hrs. until 12:00 hrs. and the Condor enclosure (Temple of the Condor) is open from 10:00 hrs. until 13:00 hrs. This tour is designed for travelers who couldn't plan their visit to Machu Picchu in advance.


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We will start our day early, picking you up from your hotel at 3:00 a.m. in Cusco to transport you to the train station in Ollantaytambo, emphasizing our personalized service in small groups. We will board a train that will take us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and along the Vilcanota River, arriving at Aguas Calientes, a journey of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Upon our arrival, a guide will lead us to the bus station for a 25-minute ride to the renowned Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Our expert guide will immerse us in the rich history and architecture of this ancient Inca City.

We explore Huchuy Picchu, a Sacred Waka, and other archaeological sites within the complex, surrounded by diverse flora and fauna. From this "Small Mountain", you will appreciate a panoramic view of the archaeological site, the Vilcanota river canyon, and the Vilcabamba mountain ranges, with the imposing APU PUMASILLO.

After the tour, we will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and explore its picturesque town. Then, we will embark on our return train journey to Ollantaytambo. There, a representative will be waiting to take us back to your hotel in Cusco, concluding our fascinating full-day tour to Machu Picchu and Huchuy Picchu.

Important: Please note that train schedules are approximate and may vary depending on departures and availability.

Templo De Espejos De Agua Machu PicchuGradas Machu Picchu

Important: Please note that train schedules are approximate and may vary depending on departures and availability.


  • Pre-tour information one day before the trip, in Cusco.
  • Personalized transfers from your hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo, round trip.
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes, round trip.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, round trip.
  • Admission to Machu Picchu circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu.
  • Professional guided tour in Machu Picchu, English – Spanish. (Ask for other languages with additional costs only in private service).


  • Hotel in Cusco, meals.
  • Other services not mentioned.

Map Circuit 4: Machu Picchu and Huchuy Picchu

Itinerary Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Tour last minute

Early in the morning, we will begin our journey by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 3:00 a.m. and driving to the train station in the charming town of Ollantaytambo. From there, you will board the train that travels through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, offering a magnificent journey from the majestic Andes mountains to the lush jungle in Aguas Calientes. This thrilling train journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, our representative will greet you and accompany you to the bus that will take you to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes about 25 minutes.

Finally, we will arrive at the historic sanctuary to start our tour of Machu Picchu. Take a moment to recharge, stretch out your arms, and immerse yourself in the magic of this ancient place. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Inca citadel, a moment you've undoubtedly been eagerly awaiting.

Huchuy Picchu, whose name in Quechua means "Small Mountain," is a Sacred Waka located within the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, in Cusco, Peru. Here, you will also find other archaeological sites surrounded by a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna. The mountain and its archaeological sites offer a magnificent view of the site itself, the canyon crossed by the Vilcanota river, and the majestic Vilcabamba mountain ranges, with the imposing APU PUMASILLO.

Just like the Huayna Picchu mountain, the Incas built stone steps leading to the top of Huchuy Picchu. Today, the hiking route to the top (which takes about 1 hour) is one of the new adventure attractions when visiting Machu Picchu, offering panoramic views of the entire site.

After this unforgettable moment, our guide will begin the tour to provide a deeper understanding of the history and architecture of this wonderful place. It's essential to note that the visiting time is currently limited to a maximum of 3 hours. Within the Machu Picchu citadel, we can explore the different areas it was divided into, its population distribution, and discover intriguing details, like the fact that, despite being isolated, the citadel was self-sufficient.

Once the tour concludes, we return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and explore the charming town. Here, you will find numerous restaurants and craft shops. Later, we will board the return train to Ollantaytambo, where our representative will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. From there, our transport will take you back to your hotel in Cusco, thus concluding our thrilling one-day tour to Machu Picchu and Huchuy Picchu.

Important: Train schedules are indicative and may vary based on departures and availability.

Visit points for the Machu Picchu and Huchuy Picchu tour

  • Qolqas.
  • Agricultural Zone.
  • Water Channel.
  • Dry Moat.
  • Sun enclosure complex.
  • Inca's House.
  • Sacred Rock.
  • Twelve openings.
  • Eastern Qolqas.
  • Water mirror complex.
  • Condor enclosure (Note: open from 10:00 hrs. to 13:00 hrs.).
  • Pisonay Square.
  • Archaeological Reserve.
  • Mountain entry times: 7-8-9-10-11-12 Hrs.
  • The mountain's summit is at 2497 m.a.s.l. / 8192 ft. in height, from where we will have a complete view of Machu Picchu.


  • Pre-tour information one day before the trip, in Cusco.
  • Personalized transfers from your hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo, round trip.
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes, round trip.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, round trip.
  • Admission to Machu Picchu circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu.
  • Professional guided tour in Machu Picchu, English – Spanish. (Ask for other languages with additional costs only in private service).


  • Hotel in Cusco, meals.
  • Other services not mentioned.


We have two options based on the type of train, the price is per person. Ask for our seasonal offers and promotions for last minute reservations. If the hotel of your preference is not in our offer request a quote and we will respond very quickly; if you have questions regarding prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you. Write to us at info@cuscoperu.com , you can also contact us by phone:
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  • For reservations made 3 months in advance, ask for a special discount.
  • For groups larger than 4 people, please contact us for a special price..


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PRICE PER PERSON - Minimum 2 people - Up to 08 passengers

Expedition or Voyager Train
Entrance to Machu Picchu Circuit 4 and Huchuy Picchu
Group guide

US$ 288.00

Vistadome or 360 ° Train
Entrance to Machu Picchu Circuit 4 and Huchuy Picchu
Group guide

US$ 328.00
PRICE PER PERSON - Minimum 2 persons
Expedition or Voyager Train
Entrance to Machu Picchu Circuit 4 and Huchuy Picchu
Private guide
US$ 315.00

Vistadome or 360 ° Train
Entrance to Machu Picchu Circuit 4 and Huchuy Picchu
Private guide

US$ 365.00


  • TRAINS: Our service includes the EXPEDITION or VOYAGER Train and can be upgraded to the VISTADOME Train category with an additional US$ 50.00 per person round trip.
  • HOTELS: You can choose packages based on the type of hotel, and you can also choose hotels for your tour that are not included in our offer. Before confirming, please let us know which hotel you prefer, and we will add it to the package.
  • PRIVATE: Please consult with one of our advisors if you want any of the services to be private.
The route is the same, only the wagons vary.
The traveler on the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points of this ancient route that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons fully covered by large windows so that the traveler can immerse himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begins on the train.
Tour A Huayna Picchu
Surrounded entirely by glass, with cars with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler on the Vistadome connects with and feels part of Peru's breathtaking landscape. Perurail provides a personalized and first class service in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating system, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip. Snacks and beverages are also available.
Tour A Huayna Picchu
The Vistadome Observatory train by Peru Rail takes you on a breathtaking journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Andean landscapes through its expansive windows and a space specially designed for observation. Every moment on this train is a celebration of Peru's rich heritage, expressed through traditional melodies and dances. During the journey, travelers have the freedom to move between the panoramic view carriage and the sophisticated observation space, ensuring an immersive and unique experience.
Tour A Huayna Picchu
Luxurious and exclusive train with all inclusive service decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s, each of them is decorated with polished wood and bronze details and have been equipped with large comfortable armchairs. It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalized service that takes care of even the smallest detail in the trip. In the Hiram Bingham you can enjoy the sophisticated dining car, the bar car and the observatory car, from where you can enjoy the open air, the wonderful route, in the company of a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; it will be an experience you will never forget.
Tour A Huayna Picchu

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We know you have many questions, traveling to Machu Picchu is easy, but you should consider certain important points to make your experience in Machu Picchu the best.

Machu Picchu has 4 New Circuits designed to enhance your experience without overcrowding certain areas of the archaeological site. We invite you to watch the following video where we explain more about these circuits.

Circuit 1 allows you to observe the Guardian's House, near the spot where you can take the classic photo of Machu Picchu. From here, you can also see other points of the citadel, including the Temple of the Sun viewpoint, the Granitic Chaos, and the Pisonay Square.

Circuit 2 is the most comprehensive and recommended, as it covers Circuit 1 and allows you to take the iconic photo that will immortalize your trip. Additionally, you get to enjoy many more archaeological sites such as the Temple Square, Intiwatana, and the Sacred Rock.

Circuit 3 goes through the lower part of Machu Picchu, offering a different view of the Inca citadel. It also allows you to observe archaeological areas such as the qolqas, the agricultural zone, and the Inca House complex.

Circuit 4 is more comprehensive than Circuit 3, as it covers Circuit 3 and gives you the opportunity to observe symbolic places such as the ceremonial fountains, the set of water mirrors, and the Temple of the Condor.

We invite you to watch the following video where we explain more about these circuits:


There are 9 entry times to Machu Picchu, which you can choose depending on the time you arrive in Aguas Calientes. Below are the details of the schedules:

Entry times at 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the morning to Machu Picchu
For these schedules, it's necessary to depart very early from the city of Cusco, considering that the vehicle journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to the train station in Ollantaytambo. From there, we will take the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes in a 1 hour and 50 minutes train ride.
If you don't like waking up very early, you can travel a day before and stay in Aguas Calientes to avoid getting up too early.

During these times, there are not many people, and the visit is calm and pleasant, offering a different perspective compared to other schedules. You will also be able to appreciate the Intiwatana at this time.

The schedules at 10, 11, 12, and 1: It is likely that the influx of people will be more abundant. If you were planning to take the classic photo without people around, it might be a bit more challenging. The sun will be at its highest point, shining directly on the sanctuary with great intensity. However, it also has its charm, as the sky will be clear, and you will have a better view of Machu Picchu.

In the afternoon, at 1 and 2 in the afternoon: Some consider this the best time to visit Machu Picchu due to the sunset between the mountains, covering the citadel of Machu Picchu with its last rays. It's a perfect panorama for photography, and the weather is cooler. You can travel on the same day; there's no need to be in Aguas Calientes the day before, but keep in mind that you will also arrive in Cusco a bit late, around 10 to 11 at night.

You are not allowed to carry luggage; you can only enter with a small backpack measuring 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches) to carry small personal items.

  • Identification document used to register for entry to Machu Picchu.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Windbreaker jacket.
  • Rain poncho (according to the season).
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Lightweight clothing.
  • Water.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat.
  • Carrying backpacks, bags, or purses larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Entering with food.
  • Entering with any type of alcoholic beverage or while intoxicated.
  • Carrying walking sticks, umbrellas, parasols, portable seats, tripods, camera or cellphone stabilizers, or any other extension or stabilization element for filming and/or photography.
  • Drones are prohibited in Machu Picchu.
  • Entering with animals, except for guide dogs.
  • Feeding domestic or wild animals.
  • Entering with any type of aerosols.
  • Engaging in any type of graffiti.

Learn more at www.machupicchu.gob.pe about the restrictions when visiting Machu Picchu.

The visit to Machu Picchu is available all year round, but many consider the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October as the perfect season to travel to Machu Picchu. During these months, the sun shines brightly in the mornings and evenings, with a refreshing breeze.

In November and December, the rainy season begins again, and the landscapes gradually turn lush green while the evenings become colder. Although some days may surprise you with rain, the tours continue as usual. Machu Picchu takes on a different appearance, with mist covering the sanctuary, adding a touch of mystery as it dissipates in the air. While exploring Machu Picchu, it might get very cloudy or even rain at some point, but you can still enjoy your tour with a poncho or waterproof jacket.
Many visitors actually enjoy visiting Machu Picchu in the rain more than on a sunny day because it offers a unique perspective of this wonder of the modern world. If you are not a fan of rain, it is more likely to clear up after 11 am, increasing your chances of finding Machu Picchu with clearer skies.

In January, February, and March, the rains are more frequent. During this period, it is considered the low tourist season, which has a significant advantage if you plan to travel during these months, as there will be fewer crowds. On the other hand, the advantage is that the landscapes are lush and the weather is cooler compared to other seasons.
If you have already decided to travel during this season, we advise you to buy your tickets to Machu Picchu for the time slots starting from 11 am, as this increases the probability of finding Machu Picchu with clearer skies. The average number of rainy days per week varies from 3 to 4 days, and some days the rain may be light but last the entire day, while other days it might only rain for a few hours but with greater intensity. In the early morning hours, Machu Picchu is usually cloudy during these months.

Keep in mind that we are in the Andes, and the weather here is very unpredictable. Nevertheless, the information provided aims to give you a close approximation of the climate during each season. We look forward to your visit, CuscoPeru.com will have everything organized for you, and we have many satisfied passengers who have enjoyed the experiences and services we provide all year round.

Although it is possible to reserve your ticket to Machu Picchu one day before your visit, the most recommended approach is to make your reservation at least one or two months in advance. The number of entries is limited, and it is advisable to book in advance. If you plan to visit Huayna Picchu (WAYNAPICCHU), consider reserving it three months before your visit.

These recommendations are essential to ensure that your experience at Machu Picchu is the best, especially considering that popular tickets, such as the Machu Picchu circuit 1-2 and Huayna Picchu, sell out very quickly.

In case you couldn't book in advance, the solution for travelers is to purchase tickets with alternative circuits, such as circuit 4 or 3. With these options, you will still get to know Machu Picchu, but you won't be able to take the classic photo or visit some specific spots. You will have the chance to explore the temples and see Machu Picchu from the lower areas.

During certain times of the year, it might be challenging to secure last-minute tickets due to high demand. It can be uncomfortable to try and reserve your entry, so our recommendation is to plan well in advance and get in touch with our agency to ensure your visit to Machu Picchu. Contact CuscoPeru.com, and we will be delighted to assist you.

The most recommended way to prevent altitude sickness is gradual acclimatization, which means ascending moderately to adapt to the decreasing oxygen levels as you gain altitude. We advise spending at least one day in Cusco without engaging in extreme physical exertion to acclimate to the high altitude.

Taking care of your diet is also important. Eating light, easily digestible foods will aid in the acclimatization process.

Staying hydrated is crucial; make sure to drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water while you're in Cusco. Get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep daily before your tours to keep your body rested and avoid excessive physical exertion. As a natural remedy, you can drink mate or herbal infusions that aid digestion during your stay.

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