Extra Day at Machu Picchu

Should You Spend an Extra Day

at Machu Picchu?

A visit to Machu Picchu makes the top of many people’s bucket list, and once they get here, they want to make sure they get the most out of the experience. For most people, one day at Machu Picchu, with a 2-3 hour guided tour is enough to see all the important archaeological features, take in the beautiful vistas and bask in the mystical vibe of this incredible place.

Top Reasons to Spend an Extra Day at Machu Picchu

  • You’re someone with a particular interest in history or archaeology;
  • You like to take extra time in reflection;
  • If you’re travelling during rainy season, Machu Picchu might be shrouded in cloud on your first visit, so you might want a second chance to visit the site;
  • You want to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain;
  • You have your heart set on hitting the hot springs for which Aguas Calientes is named.

All of these things could mean that a second visit to Machu Picchu might be right for you. 

Spending Time in Aguas Calientes

On the other hand, Aguas Calientes itself does not have much to offer in the way of beauty and charm so an extra night with the intention of exploring the village itself may not be recommendable. It is also a comparatively expensive city, with prices being as much as three times what they are elsewhere.

How it Works

Inca Trail:

Spend the night in Aguas Calientes after you visit Machu Picchu, and get a second visit at Machu Picchu the next day.

Any other trek:

Spend a second night in Aguas Calientes, and get a second visit at Machu Picchu the next day.

Add an Extra Day at Machu Picchu for just $275 per person

What is Included?

  • Lunch and dinner in some of Aguas Calientes’ finest restaurants
  • One night in a Standard hotel
  • Entry to Machu Picchu
  • Bus to Machu Picchu site from Aguas Calientes and back

What is Not Included?

  • Your second day at Machu Picchu is on your own. Note that you must retain your original entry ticket as well as your second entry ticket in order to enter Machu Picchu without a guide. This rule is subject to change; please inquire if you are in doubt!

  • Entry to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Important Information:

  • Hotels are subject to availability and cannot be confirmed until booking.
  • If you are joining a Trekkers Wanted group, you must select the same options as the rest of the group, including whether or not they have selected an Extra Day at Machu Picchu, or an Aguas Calientes Hotel Upgrade.
  • The price is based on a minimum group size of 2 people. If you are a solo traveller, a single supplement will apply.