Machu Picchu Sunset Tour
Do you wonder if you can visit twice Machu Picchu the new wonder of the world explore this enigmatic place in the afternoon when the sun is going down and in the morning to see the sunrise this can be combined with some extra hikes like hiking to the sun gate to see from above Machu Picchu or to the Inca bridge to admire this incredible work.
Embark on a unique Machu Picchu experience with our Sunset Tour!
On Day 1, immerse yourself in the afternoon charm of Machu Picchu. Discover its ancient wonders as the sun begins to set, casting a golden hue over this iconic site.
But the magic doesn’t end there! Rise early on Day 2 for a sunrise visit to Machu Picchu. Witness the breathtaking transition from night to day, unveiling the beauty of this wonder once again.
Two visits, two perspectives – make your Machu Picchu journey unforgettable!
Day 01 Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Day 2 Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo Cusco
what's it like
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transportation from Cusco Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- train ticket round trip from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (expeditions class)
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and 2 hours guided tour of the site
- Round trip bus to Machu Picchu Inca site
What to Bring?
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- November to April rainy season
440 USD per person
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What transportation is used during the tour?
We use a combination of private transportation, train rides (Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu town and back), and bus transportation to and from Machu Picchu Citadel.
Is the Machu Picchu entrance fee included?
Yes, the Machu Picchu entrance fee is included in the tour package for both days.
Can I explore Machu Picchu town on my own during my free time?
Absolutely! After the guided tour, you have free time to explore Machu Picchu town on your own or visit the hot pools in the town.
What time is the sunrise visit at Machu Picchu?
We take the first bus for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu, aiming to catch the sunrise. The exact time may vary, so it’s recommended to check the local schedule.
How do I get back to Cusco on the second day?
After exploring Machu Picchu and having lunch, we take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting to transport you back to Cusco.
When is the best time to enjoy the sunrise at Machu Picchu?
Late April to September is considered the best month to enjoy the sunrise at Machu Picchu and the sunset where you will have clear sky weather.
Is Machu Picchu better at sunrise or sunset?
both times are unique for the sunrise you need to be one of the first to enter Machu Picchu and you can get photos of Machu Picchu without people or few people but you will have less time so you need to be quick walking to the upper part and taking the photos.
I could say that sunset is better you have to have one of the last tickets to get to Machu Picchu and stay until the last moment the later the fewer people are in Machu Picchu so you can have Machu Picchu for yourself with no rush.
Useful Travel Tips for Machu Picchu Sunset Tour:
Wear comfortable and breathable clothing as you’ll be exploring Machu Picchu for an extended period. Layers are advisable due to varying temperatures.
Choose sturdy, comfortable walking shoes with good traction, especially if you plan to climb any of the mountains like Machu Picchu mountain or Wayna Picchu Mountain.
Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated, especially at high altitudes. There are water refill stations in Machu Picchu.
Pack some energy-boosting snacks for the hike and exploration. However, be mindful of the regulations and avoid littering.
Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and bring sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun, which can be intense at higher altitudes.
Carry a small backpack with essentials like your passport, camera, extra layers, snacks, and water bigger backpacks are not allowed at Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Regulations:
Respect the rules and regulations of Machu Picchu, including not climbing on structures and following designated paths.
If arriving from lower altitudes, take it easy on the first day to acclimatize to the higher elevation in Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Take advantage of guided tours for insightful information about Machu Picchu’s history and significance.
Check the weather forecast for Machu Picchu and be prepared for changes in weather, including rain showers.
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