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Machu Picchu Tours

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The lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in Peru and all of South America. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas was once the mountaintop citadel of the ancient Inca empire. It may now be world famous, but Machu Picchu still hasn't revealed the mysteries behind its construction, function, and eventual demise.

The Basics
As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu sits at the top of many bucket lists. Visitors are required to enter with an official tour guide in small groups of up to 16 people. Entry is permitted in hour-specific time slots and is limited to four hours.
 
Those pressed for time often visit the ancient ruins on a day trip by train from Cusco, but the four-day trek along the legendary Inca Trail is another popular option. Some multi-day tour options also visit other regional highlights, such as Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rain forest.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is a must-visit site for history buffs and adventure travelers.
  • Entry tickets sell out early, especially in the Peruvian winter (May to September). Book well ahead of time.
  • All travelers must visit with a licensed guide.
  • Selfie sticks, tripods, and strollers are not allowed at Machu Picchu.
  • The Incan ruins offer little shade, so remember to bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • One of the most iconic views of Machu Picchu is seen from the top of Huayna Picchu.
  • Expect a full-day tour from Cusco to last upwards of 13 hours.

How to Get There
The quickest way to Machu Picchu is by train (PeruRail or IncaRail) from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, followed by a short bus ride or steep hike from the town of Aguas Calientes. For some, hiking the Inca Trail is as much a part of the Machu Picchu experience as the ruins themselves. This busy trail isn't the only trekking route; others such as the Salkantay trek or Lares route provide off-the-beaten-path alternatives.

When to Get There
In high season between late May and early September, the Lost City of the Inca allows a maximum of 2,500 people to visit each day. June, July, and August are the busiest and driest months, while January is the wettest and February sees the closure of the Inca Trail. Spring and fall strike a nice balance between pleasant weather and manageable crowds.

Tips for the Inca Trail Hike
If your dream Machu Picchu experience includes hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley, book well ahead of time, as the number of hikers is limited to 500 per day (including guides and porters). This difficult trail requires a fair amount of physical fitness, particularly given the high altitude in the Andes mountains. Give yourself at least two days in Cusco to acclimatize, and buy some coca leaves to help with any altitude sickness. Pick up a pair of walking sticks—you'll be glad you did.
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from CuscoDay Trips

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

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Spend a day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip leaving from Cusco. Discover this renowned mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The trip’s relaxed, non-strenuous pace is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, and features three different train ride options. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu (via train and bus), and the site entrance fee.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas CalientesHalf-day Tours

Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour from Aguas Calientes

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There’s no better way to experience Machu Picchu, a New7Wonder of the World and iconic Inca citadel, than on a private tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide as you discover the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacrificial sites. Capture photographs from the best vantage points, come face-to-face with resident llamas, and absorb spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from your vertiginous perch. Round-trip bus transfers from Aguas Calientes are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with LunchDay Trips

Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu with Lunch

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One of the New7Wonders of the World, UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu ranks among Peru’s most impressive sites of interest. On this tour, reach Machu Picchu with ease from your Cusco hotel, with entry fees, lunch, and all travel tickets included. Visit Machu Picchu as your private guide brings the site’s Incan history to life, with free time to explore further at your leisure.
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  • 12 to 16 hours
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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by TrainOvernight Tours

2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

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Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Machu Picchu - Full Day from CuscoDay Trips

Machu Picchu - Full Day from Cusco

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We are one of the best Cusco agencies for a long time in the region, considering us one of the classic companies of Cusco. Time has allowed us to take thousands of tourists to Machu Picchu, they are our best recommendation letter, with all our support experience, you and your companions can enjoy a very pleasant travel experience.
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  • 18 to 20 hours
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  • 18 to 20 hours
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PeruRail Vistadome Panoramic Train to Machu PicchuNature and Wildlife

PeruRail Vistadome Panoramic Train to Machu Picchu

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The PeruRail Vistadome train offers a full panoramic view, connecting with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. On the return trips on the PeruRail Vistadome train, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes, with an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through our cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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PeruRail Expedition Train to Machu PicchuHalf-day Tours

PeruRail Expedition Train to Machu Picchu

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If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comfort, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need. The train cars of the PeruRail Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The PeruRail Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other. You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy a Food and Beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top quality products. You can find the catalogue here. Departures are scheduled everyday, with a variety of schedules and frequencies.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour from CuscoDay Trips

Private Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a private full-day tour from Cusco. Before sunrise, hop aboard the train to Aguas Calientes and then a shuttle to Machu Picchu. Follow your guide on a tour through the citadel visiting the Temple of the Sun, Royal Quarters, Main Square and more. After the tour, enjoy some free time to wander the ruins before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 1 day
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Machu Picchu Private Full-Day Tour from CuscoDay Trips

Machu Picchu Private Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Machu Picchu is Peru’s headline act, but you don’t have to trek the Inca Trail to visit the Lost City of the Incas. This private full-day tour from Cusco includes a spectacular train ride through the Sacred Valley, a tasty buffet lunch, and a private tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours
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Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full DayFull-day Tours

Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco Full Day

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Spend a full day exploring Peru’s star attraction, the UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, on a guided tour from Cusco. Climb up into the mountains on a dramatic train journey to Agua Calientes and continue by bus to the mountaintop citadel. Then, explore the fascinating ruins of the Lost City of the Incas or join a guided trek to the Sun Gate for an unforgettable view over Machu Picchu.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca TourNature and Wildlife

Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour

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See the best that Peru has to offer during this 6-day "best of" trip visiting highlights like Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley. Discover the indigenous and colonial history You Cusco, and tour the Inca markets in the Sacred Valley city of Pisac. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, and explore Lake Titicaca by boat, plus much more.
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  • 6 days
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Machu Picchu day trip from CuscoDay Trips

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Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco

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Our Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco is a wonderful way to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Happy Gringo offers you your best opportunity to see this marvel of South America and of the whole world. Machu Picchu Day Trip enables you to experience the spectacular Citadel of Machu Picchu in just one day with a local tour guide. On our comfort service Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco you’ll see the breathtaking Cloud City of MachuPicchu with roundtrip train tickets from Cusco. Also, you will have a guided tour of the citadel and enjoy a delicious complementary lunch on your own at Machu Picchu Pueblo. This Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary Day Trip lasts for 14 hours; everyday our Machu Picchu one day tour leaves at 7:45 am. When we take you to catch the Expedition train. Return to the city of Cusco is at 19:00 pm on the Number 504 Expedition train.
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  • 17 hours
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2-Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu from CuscoOvernight Tours

2-Day Private Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Enjoy a relaxed overnight visit to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu from Cusco, allowing you early access to this iconic archaeological site. Journey by train through the beautiful river valley to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you’ll have time relax and explore town before settling in for the evening. Then wake up early for a sunrise visit at Machu Picchu, including a 2-hour guided tour plus time to explore this amazing ancient marvel on your own. Your trip also includes round-trip train tickets and bus transfer to Machu Picchu, one night of accommodations at a three-star hotel, breakfast and site entrance fee.
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  • 2 days
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Explore Machu Picchu 1 day | Machu Picchu by train from CuscoDay Trips

Explore Machu Picchu 1 day | Machu Picchu by train from Cusco

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Join an exclusive small-group tour in Machu Picchu Citadel and experience one of the world's most visited sites in a very private way with a local and knowledgeable tour guide. Marvel at the beauty and mystery of this UNESCO listing.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from CuscoOvernight Tours

2-Day Machu Picchu Small-Group Tour from Cusco

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Spend two days exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounds from Cusco. Journey through the Sacred Valley and take the train to Aguas Calientes, staying overnight there to relax in the hot springs. All transportation from Cusco, guided tour of Machu Picchu, and overnight in a 3-star hotel included.
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  • 2 days
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4-Day Machu Picchu with Biking, Rafting, Ziplining from CuscoNature and Wildlife

4-Day Machu Picchu with Biking, Rafting, Ziplining from Cusco

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If you want add some exhilaration to the Inca Trail then opt for this 4-day jungle adventure from Cusco, which includes adventure sports such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and ziplining. Amid the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes Mountains, you’ll hike to mountain summits, observe native flora and fauna, and visit Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site and New7Wonder of the World, at sunrise. Most meals, accommodation, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco are included.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of CuscoNature and Wildlife

5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of Cusco

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Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is now popular for its Spanish flair and easy access to historical ruins. Tour the major attractions of this 2-mile high city on this 5-day tour of Cusco, which includes all lodging, meals, and transportation as per itinerary. This tour also includes a trip to Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu PicchuDay Trips

Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train, enjoying the ultimate in luxury train transportation on a day trip to the world-famous Machu Picchu. Climb aboard the train’s richly appointed 1920s Pullman cars to enjoy fabulous views of the Andes, white tablecloth dining, and high-end wine. Then explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, followed by afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This VIP Machu Picchu experience also includes welcome drink at the station, appetizers, lunch and dinner, full drink service, entrance fees at the site, live on-board entertainment, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 13 hours
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Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from CuscoFull-day Tours

Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Marvel at the mystical sights of Machu Picchu thanks to this full-day tour from Cusco. Make the most of your Peru visit as your experience this legendary Inca citadel, enjoying a two-hour guided tour of highlights like the Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, and more. Then spend some free time exploring this amazing complex on your own. Entrance tickets plus all transfers to and from Cusco are included.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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2 Days - All Inclusive - The Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu - Private Tour.Overnight Tours

2 Days - All Inclusive - The Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu - Private Tour.

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most beautiful and historically well visited places of Peru. In those times, the Valley was one of the bases of Incan empire, the river that winds its way through believed to be aligned with the cosmos. The valley is also home to many indigenous people living the same way they have been for centuries and it’s possible to visit local markets and communities. Explore the best places such as the land of the rainbow of Chinchero, Moray, the ancient salt mines of Maras and also discover the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu with our expert private guide who’ll make the ruins come alive with history.
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  • 2 days
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Machu Picchu by Train in 1-DayDay Trips

Machu Picchu by Train in 1-Day

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visit with us the tour to machupicchu by train for 1 day where you will have everything included, transportation, train tickets, bus ticket, entrance to machupicchu and professional tour guide , grupo de 15 personas en machupicchu
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  • 16 hours
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Small-Group Day Tour to Machu PicchuDay Trips

Small-Group Day Tour to Machu Picchu

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Make a one-day train trip to the wondrous mountaintop Inca city of Machu Picchu during this small-group excursion, limited to just 10 guests. Feel like an explorer of yesteryear on the winding train trip through the scenic river valley leading to this ancient settlement. Then enjoy early access to this unforgettable ‘Lost City of the Incas,’ spending the next 2-3 hours exploring the site with your guide plus some time to wander on your own. You’ll return to Cusco by train in the evening.
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  • 8 hours
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One Day Train Excursion to MachupicchuDay Trips

One Day Train Excursion to Machupicchu

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Surround yourself with nature and immerse yourself in the fascinating mysteries of this wonderful Inca citadel. Feel among the clouds, cross the Puerta del Sol wrapped in the mist and gradually discover the incredible panorama, while the fog fades. Give free rein to the imagination, trying to understand the extraordinary architecture at 2400 meters above sea level. Recharge energy in one of the most important spiritual enclaves in the world. Surrounded by the canyon of the Urubamba River and between mountain ranges belonging to the Cordillera de los Andes fair, to the limit of the Amazon. You will be able to know all this in a single day and we provide security not only at the time of payment but also throughout the excursion. Leave the details in our hands and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
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  • 14 hours
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The 360 ° Machu Picchu Train by Inca RailNature and Wildlife

The 360 ° Machu Picchu Train by Inca Rail

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Inca Rail offers unique travel experiences to and from the Citadel of Machu Picchu where you can experience the true spirit of Machu Picchu aboard its four services: The Private, The First Class, The 360 ° and The Voyager. Observe it all and live a unique experience in The 360 ° Machu Picchu Train, the most panoramic train that has an open-air observatory wagon and an information and entertainment system on board that will allow you to know more about each stage of the road to Machu Picchu with our interactive maps with audio guide and access books, movies, music and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Machu Picchu hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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