Machu Picchu By Train



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This tour is designed for travelers, who do not like a lot of hiking as you have to do on the Classic Inca Trail or on the other surrounding routes, but they want to go to Machu Picchu with a calm and easy train ride. You will have a restful night in a hotel before you will get to know the majestic Machu Picchu and you also have the possibility to climb “Huayna Picchu”, and to get the view over the complete extend of the beautiful archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a place full of culture, history, and a lot of mysticism – it forms the perfect reason to enjoy a day off with your family and friends.



Very early, around 10:00 hrs, we will pick you up at your hotel so that we can head to the train station and start the three-hours ride by train to “Machu Picchu Town” at 2000 m (formerly “Aguas Calientes”). After the arrival at the train station we will drop you off at your hotel, where you can check-in and have a rest. From this moment on you have free time to enjoy a lunch in one of the restaurants in town or to take the chance for a refreshing dip in the hot springs of “Machu Picchu Town” as long as you want. You spend the night in the hotel, waiting for the desired day to get to know Machu Picchu very early the next day.

  • Departure at 10am Aprox. transfer to the train station.
  • Train to “Machu Picchu Town” (“Aguas Calientes”).
  • Arrival at the train station in “Machu Picchu Town” and accommodation in hotel.
  • Free lunch.
  • Free afternoon in Aguas Calientes.
  • Overnight at hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Not included: all meals.


After breakfast in the hotel, we will go by bus for about 30 minutes, passing a steep zigzag path, to reach the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu (also known as the Lost City of the Incas), today “a New Wonder of the Modern World”. The excursion includes a guided tour for about 2 hours in the citadel, visiting the most important sites like Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various cemeteries. Then we have free time to stroll around the complex, to take pictures or make a movie. Afterwards we return to “Machu Picchu Town” to take our lunch before boarding on the train back.
In the late afternoon, around 13:30 hrs, we are going on the train bringing us to Ollantaytambo. There a bus is waiting for us at the train station to transfer us back to the city of Cusco, where we are supposed to arrive approximately at 17:30 hrs.

  • Departure at 06am Aprox. transfer to the Bus station.
  • Bus connection to the majestic citadel of “Machu Picchu”.
  • Guided tour for approx. 2 ½ hours.
  • Return by bus to “Machu Picchu Town” (or “Aguas Calientes”).
  • Free lunch time.
  • Connection to the train at the train station.
  • Transport from train station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Not included: all meals.


  • Transfer hotel – train station and vice versa.
  • Bus tickets for Cusco – Ollantaytambo (Train station) – Cusco.
  • Train ticket for roundtrip Ollantaytambo – “Machu Picchu Town” (or “Aguas Calientes”) – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus ticket for going up and down to and from “Machu Picchu Town” – Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Entrance fee to the citadel of Machu Picchu (valid only for one day).
  • Official tour guide (Spanish and English).
  • 01 night at a hotel at “Aguas Calientes Town”, It depends on the hotel you choose, see list below.
  • Breakfast at the hotel the second day.


  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Others, not mentioned in the itinerary.


  • Entrance to “Huayna Picchu” Mountain US $ 10.00 (Check out this income at the time of reservation availability).
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, U.S. $ 40.00 per person.
  • Or Lunch in the village of Aguas Calientes from $ 15.00 per person.
  • Upgrade to train first Class roundtrip “VISTADOME tourist service”, add US $ 60.00 per person.
  • Money for extra services such as tips.


  • Original passport.
  • A personal backpack.
  • Sunscreen/sun blocker.
  • Rain coat (“poncho”).
  • Shirts with long sleeves.
  • Long pants.
  • Sneakers or lightweight shoes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hat.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sunglasses and plastic bag.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Water bottle or bottle of mineral water.
  • Medicines and personal belongings.
  • Carry small denominations in Soles or US Dollars.


Students: US $ 20.00
(Students require an international Identity Document accrediting him as such, ISIC (International Student Identity Card) for the student and must be less than 26 years of age.


  • Total Duration:2 Days
  • Destination:Machu Picchu
  • Departure Dates: Daily Departures
  • Difficulty Level:Easy
  • Max. Altitude:3,335 m
  • Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Trip Category:Tour