This 2-day train tour to Machupicchu will take you on one of the most incredible train trips in the world. Start in the living Inca town of Ollantaytambo and continue on the Urubamba river route for an approximate time of 1 hour and a half where you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the high Andes until you reach the cloud forest that surrounds Machupicchu. Once you arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, you will register it at your hotel and you will have free time to enjoy the town. If you want to take advantage of the time you have tonight, you can visit the Machu Picchu museum, the orchid exhibition or the butterfly garden, located 40 minutes from the village, or just relax in the hot springs of town, to spend the night and sleeps well to get up at dawn to visit Machu Picchu the next day.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION:||Your hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN TIME:||2 days/1 night|
|ELEVATION:||3400m (11,155ft) / 2400m (7873ft.)|
|WEATHER:||Dry (May to October) and wet (November to April)|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Train ride to Machupicchu, Ollantaytambo last Inca town, Aguas Calientes town, georgous scenary in Machupicchu.|
|CONSIDERATIONS:||To climb Huayna Picchu mountain you need to book in advance.|
Small Groups: Receive a personalized service, full attention of our guides and staff throughout your trip.
Best guides: Knowledgeable certified guides with fluency in English.
Confortable Transportation: Private and comfortable transport by van with air-conditioning.
Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location.
Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes
You will leave Cusco around 9am for a trip to the village of Ollantaytambo which is located in the Sacred Valley. This is where you will catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The train journey itself is filled with stunning views and will take about 1 hour. Once you arrive to Aguas Calientes we will check you into your hotel and you will have free time to enjoy the village. If you would like to take advantage of the time you have this evening, you can visit the Machu Picchu museum, the orchid exhibition, or the butterfly garden- located 40 minutes outside the village (walking), or simply relax in the hot springs in town.
Day 2: Machupicchu guided tour - Return to Cusco
Today is the most magical day of your journey. Depending on your entrance time to Machu Picchu your guide will help you determine the best time to wake up for your tour. If you have the early entrance you will wake up around 4am to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu and see the sun rise over the ruins. If you have a later entrance you will be able to enjoy a it more sleep before taking the bus up to the ruins (entrance times will be assigned to you depending on how far in advance you book). Your guide will take about 2 hours explaining the highlights of Machu Picchu and the beautiful sites. Afterwards, if you have booked the option to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain you will have time for your hike and have free time to walk the ruins on your own. In the afternoon, you will get back on the bus and head to Aguas Calientes town. You will then board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where a private van will be waiting for your ride back to Cusco arriving between 6-8pm.
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICES 2023
|2 – 4 people||$299 USD per person|
|5- 8 + people||Contact us for a custom pricing|
Daily departures with 2 or more people.
Max. Group Size 16 people with 2 Guides.
There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip:
Huayna Picchu: $35 per person
Vistadome train (one way): $75 per person
Vistadome train (round trip): $125 per person