The service offered by a good tour guide can make the difference between a great visit to Machu Picchu, and a bad one. In addition, from July 2017, it is mandatory to enter the Inca City in the company of a tour guide. This person is in charge of explaining to the visitor the mysteries that each corner of the Wonder of the World hides.
- Guiding time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Shared guide service: in Spanish or English.
- Private guide service: in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.
- Pick up from the train station.
- Easy payment with Visa or MasterCard.
- Immediate confirmation.
The Tourist Guide Service in Machu Picchu is a cultural and fun experience in the Inca City. It offers the alternatives 'shared or private'. That is, the tourist can make his visit in a group made up of tourists from all over the world or he can do it in an exclusive group with his family or friends.
The shared service is an economic option that is made in a group of between 10 to 15 tourists of different nationalities. The tour guide is fluent in English and Spanish. The service is carried out in 3 different schedules and includes pick-up from the train station.
Pick up from the train station
An attendant will wait for you upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) to drive you to the bus station that will take you to the entrance gate to Machu Picchu.
Group of 10 to 15 tourists
The shared guide is an economic service for 10 to 15 tourists of different nationalities. Most visitors choose to visit Machu Picchu in shared service.
Group service in English or Spanish
The tour guide is a professional with many years of experience doing tours in Machu Picchu. The shared service is done in English or Spanish and lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
Guided in 3 different schedules
The shared guide service is performed at 3 different times: 7 am, 9.20 am or 10 am (may vary for a few minutes). The visitor can choose any of these schedules to make his tour of Machu Picchu.
The private service is an exclusive option recommended for family, groups of friends or couples. Includes guidance in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. It also offers pick up from the hotel. The schedule is set by the tourist according to their availability.
Pick up from the train station
The tourist guide in private service includes the pick up of the tourist from the train station in the town of Aguas Calientes (at the foot of Machu Picchu).
Group of 1 to 5 people
The private service is exclusive for families, groups of friends or couples. You can perform the service from 1 to 5 people but for an additional cost you can add up to 14 tourists.
Guided in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish
The tour guide is a professional with extensive experience and mastery of several languages. Guidance is done in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. It lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
Guided in schedule according to availability of the tourist
Guidance in private service is carried out at the time preferred by the tourist. Remember that Machu Picchu serves from 6 am to 4 pm
|SHARED SERVICE||PRIVATE SERVICE|
|Guided in Machu Picchu||Yes||Yes|
|Guided in Huayna Picchu||No||Optional|
|Guided in Machu Picchu Mountain||No||Optional|
|Pick up from the train station||Yes||Yes|
|Number of tourists per group||From 10 to 15 per group||From 1 to 5 with the option to add more tourists|
|Languages||English or Spanish||English, Spanish, French or Portuguese|
|Schedules||7 am, 9.20 am or 10 am||According to the tourist's choice|
The trip to Machu Picchu has personalized assistance before, during and after the service. It also offers the best discounts, cancellation option and other benefits. The tour is organized by an authorized agency with years of experience in the tourism sector.
Authorized tourism agency
The service is organized by Machu Picchu Terra, tourism agency with its own premises in Cusco. It has authorization from the Ministry of Culture of Peru (code MA0473).
We have assistants who will answer any questions about your trip to Machu Picchu. You can call 084 - 403077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour guides with extensive experience
Tour guides are authorized professionals with extensive experience making tours in Machu Picchu.
Tourist guides specialized in foreign languages
Guides in shared service offer the tour in English or Spanish. Private services, in French or Portuguese.
Why visit Machu Picchu with a tour guide?Machu Picchu is a place with great scenic beauty but also with historical buildings of great importance. The tour guide is trained to let the tourist know the value of the Inca City. Besides, he's in charge of teaching how to protect the place..
The tour guide service offers affordable prices. Tourists can choose the shared or private service. The prices are in American dollars.
|SHARED||PRICE / PERSON|
|Machu Picchu Only||USD 22|
|PRIVATE||PRICE / GROUP 1 TO 5 PEOPLE *|
|Machu Picchu Only||USD 85|
|Machu Picchu + Mountain||USD 180|
|Machu Picchu + Wayna Picchu||USD 180|
|Mountain Only||USD 100|
|Wayna Picchu Only||USD 110|
* Additional cost of $ 8 USD per person (Private Service)
The guided service in Machu Picchu is organized with the needs of the tourist in mind. From your arrival by train to your free time after the guided tour. In addition, visitors can choose the option of going up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with tour guide in private service.
Pick up from the train station
The tour guide service includes the tourist pick-up upon arrival in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
Tour of Machu Picchu
The tour of Machu Picchu lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes on average. Guidance can be shared or private service.
Free time for the tourist
After touring Machu Picchu with a tour guide, the visitor will still have free time to see the Inca City a bit more.
Option Huayna Picchu and Mountain
The visit to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain is not mandatory with a tour guide. However, you can request a guide in private service.
Together with the tour guide you will visit the most popular and not so well known attractions of Machu Picchu as: the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, the Main Square, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Main Temple, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Platforms, the Water Mirrors and more.
The shared service is designed for tourists who travel in a small group and like to know Machu Picchu without spending too much. Allows a maximum of 15 tourists per group (people of various nationalities). The guide is in English or Spanish.
Group of 10 to 15 visitors
The groups are organized from 10 tourists. Although it allows a maximum of 15 visitors per group.
Guided in English or Spanish
The shared service allows the guided in English or Spanish. The other languages are requested in private service.
Three visiting hours to choose
You can choose to start your visit to Machu Picchu at 7 am, 9.20 am or 10 am
The route in shared service takes the regular route: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of visit.
What to take to Machu Picchu?The day of your visit to Machu Picchu do not forget to bring your ticket. In addition, you should wear a hat, water, sunglasses, rain poncho, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, camera and a little extra money.
The private service is designed for tourists who travel to Machu Picchu as a family or as a group of friends. Guidance allows 1 to 5 tourists (or more) and is in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The route is more dynamic and personal.
Group of 1 to 5 tourists (option up to 14 people)
The private service can start from 1 tourist. From 5 people, $ 8 per person is added. A maximum of 14 visitors is allowed.
Guided in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese
Guidance in private service is in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The guides have command of these languages.
Free schedules according to the tourist's preference
The service starts at the moment the tourist wants. For this you need to know the arrival time of the train to Aguas Calientes.
Dynamic and personal travel
Being a smaller group, the guided tour in Machu Picchu is more dynamic and personal. The tour is also in 2 hours and 30 minutes on average.
These are the most recurrent questions that visitors ask about the tour guide service. Remember that you can send your question to email@example.com. You can also call 084 - 403077.
1) Are tipping given to the guides at the end of the guided tour of Machu Picchu?
Although it is not compulsory, there is usually a habit of tipping tourist guides at the end of their service. The amount depends on the quality of the service.
4) Is it necessary to be accompanied by a guide in Huayna Picchu?
No. The tour of Huayna Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain can be done without the company of a tour guide. This tour is optional.
2) What do I need to book the tour guide service?
Before booking the tour guide service you need to buy the Machu Picchu entrance and the train ride. According to the date and time of these, you can book the tourist guide service.
5) Are there discounts for children?
No. In the tourist guide service, children pay the same rate as adults.
3) Is guiding in Machu Picchu mandatory?
The shared service tour allows a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 20 tourists per group. The private tour allows a maximum of 6 tourists per group.
6) Can I buy bus tickets in Aguas Calientes before the guiding service?
Yes. The last section to reach Machu Picchu is a bus trip from Aguas Calientes (30 minutes). You can buy these tickets once in this place.