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Machu Picchu Day Trip: Travel by Train to Machupicchu

FULL DAY TOUR

From Hotel to hotel
$ 340 Per Person
  • All Required Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance fees

EXPLORE THE INCA CITADEL OF MACHUPICCHU!... OUR “MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP” WILL TAKE YOU TO SEE THE NEW WONDER OF THE WORLD, WITH PROFESSIONAL GUIDE!…

Machu Picchu Day Trip is the shortest trip to the lost city of the Incas, where you’ll explore the Icon of the Incas; visit its temples, holly sites, gardens, astronomical observatories, agricultural areas and walk on the footsteps of an ancient Inca citadel. Our Machu Picchu Day Trip runs by confortable first class train, through the Urubamba canyon with spectacular views of the mountains and valleys; Inca farming terraces in the zone of Ollantaytambo on both sides of the River; snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle.

One of the most popular tour in Cusco is “Machu Picchu Day Trip” that allures adventurists across the National park of Machu Picchu. The Trip bring you to enjoy the most important Inca religious building with different landscapes. Machu Picchu Day Trip will give you the opportunity to witness different species of animals in their natural habitat; if you are fortunate enough you might encounter an Andean bear and Andean condor, Among others.

TIMING

15 hours aprox.

TRADITIONAL

Trup styles

LIVE TOUR GUIDE

Spanish, English

PICKUP INCLUDED

Pickup from select hotels

Trip Information

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the vibrant Machu Picchu on a day tour.
  • Visit Inca temples of the nature at Machu Picchu.
  • Experience the beauty of nature of the National park of Machu Picchu
  • Walk through the narrow stress and holy sites of Machu Picchu.
  • Experience the train ride through the Urubamba Canyon

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • 05:30 – 07:30: Transfer from your hotel in tourist transport to the Ollantaytambo train station.

  • 07:45 – 09:15: Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Expedition Service)

  • 09:30 – 10:30: Uphill bus trip to Machu Picchu.

  • 11:00 – 13:30: Guided tour inside the Archaeological Center of Machu Picchu.
    At the end of the tour, you return by bus to Aguas Calientes and have free time for lunch at a tourist restaurant (courtesy of the company), then you can visit the town or the thermal baths (own expense).

  • 18:20 – 20:05: Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. (Expedition Service)

  • 20:10 – 22:00: Travel by private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.

DEPARTURE DAY: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

(At fixed time) Transfer from the hotel to the Airport in Cusco (courtesy of the company)

Cusco | Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu | Cusco

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco 2 hours before the departure of your train and take you to the station of Ollantaytambo, from where we’ll board the train. We will start the journey from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes. The views from your train windows will be absolutely spectacular as we travel along the Urubamba River/valley and the towering mountains that surround it!

1:45 hours after we’ll arrive to the town of In Aguas Calientes; our guide will be waiting for us and will accompany us to the bus station where we will board the bus to take us to the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu; There we will have our 2-hour guided tour, visiting the main square, the circular tower, the cemeteries, the “Intihuatana” or the  sundial, the royal neighborhoods, the temple of the sun, the temple of the three windows, etc. Be amazed at the Inca ingenuity that was so far ahead of its time and is still partly a mystery today.

After the tour, you can go up to Huayna Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu (be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Each mountain takes approximately 3 hours to ascend and descend. After all, we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus, where you can have lunch in one of the restaurants in the town of Aguas Calientes.

At 4:22 pm (subject to availability), we will take the train to Ollantaytambo. This trip lasts approximately two hours. At 6.30 p.m., we will board a private bus that will take us back to Cusco. We arrive in Cusco around 8:30 p.m.

Machu Picchu day trip includes

  • TRANSPORTATION: All transfers; round-trip tourist train from Cusco to Machu Picchu; bus up and down from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: to Machu Picchu.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • OTHER: Local guide for permanent assistance.

Excluded

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$30 for each meal.

PRICE FOR MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP

Daily departure
group service and private service

TYPE OF TRAIN

PRICE PER PERSON

Expediton class

US$ 330 Group Service

 Vistadome Class

 US$ 360 Group Service

 Hiram Bimgham Class

 

  • Discount for students with ISIC student card US$ 20 (Accommodation is not necessary in this tour).

Train options For Machu Picchu day Trip

1.- Expedition Train:

Designed exclusively for passengers with an adventurous spirit who in turn seek comfort and safety. The Expedition service has remodeled its seats with tapestries with Inca motifs, giving them a very local and indigenous touch, as well as the comfort of having ample space for their backpacks and the necessary to enjoy Machu Picchu. there is space to store the backpacks. See more details here: Expedition Train

2.- Vistadome train:

The fastest and most comfortable way to visit Machu Picchu. On the trip, you can enjoy delicious sandwiches and drinks both hot and cold. Recently renovated cars, which are equipped with panoramic windows completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel that they are part of the impressive landscape of the trip that will allow you to enjoy a spectacular view with unparalleled scenic views and a number of opportunities to take wonderful photographs. See nore details here: Vistadome Train

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Questions And Answers

It is an Inca archaeological site; Machu Picchu is an outstanding reminder of the power and ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Built in the 15th century, the ancient citadel was abandoned only 100 years later and many mysteries remain. Machu Picchu was Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1983 and announced as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007; it is the most important tourist destination in the world

At 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 2,400masl; is located overlooking the Urubamba River, the site of Machu Picchu sits above the Sacred Valley – located in the Cusco region of Peru.[/

To get to Machu Picchu you can walk along the Inca Trail for 2 days or 4 days; you also can take the train from the train station of Ollantaytambo (1:45 hours) or from Poroy (3 hours); or you can take bus for 6 -7 hours

The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time, and therefore the most crowded, is in June, July and august. Low cloud cover during the dry season from April to October also means cold nights on hiking trails – so make sure to bring some thermals for a good night’s sleep. The wet season takes place from November to March. This is when the temperature rises and the region receives heavy rainfall.

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