Machu Picchu by train

2 Days

Overview

Machu Picchu is located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. The citadel was built around 1450 by the Inca Pachucutec and it has been discovered in 1911. Many things about this archeological village are still mysteries, for example about its real function. Why did the Inca’s build Machu Picchu on a top of a mountain? Some archeologists think if they look to the ruins, Machu Picchu was a summer stay for the richest families like. Some archeologists say Machu Picchu was a defending place. Due to its ideal location, the Incas had a great view over the whole valley. Others think that Machu Picchu was a repository of products out of the jungle, like coca. Only for last reason, they cannot explain why Machu Picchu was built so high. 

If you do a tour through Machu Picchu with 3 different guides, you will get 3 different stories why the Incas built Machu Picchu. That is the amazing thing about Machu Picchu, nobody knows exactly. It remains a big mystery. 

If you are going to Peru, the world wonder Machu Picchu is a must see of course. There are many different ways to visit Machu Picchu. You can go by hiking, by train or if you got a low budget, you can go by car. This trip may seem very long but if you are looking for savings in some trips, this is a perfect tour. All tours will be by new mini-busses Mercedes Benz with professional drivers.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Pickup from your stay for transfer to go to Ollantaytambo
Leave from Ollantaytambo by train to Aguas Calientes
Arrive in Aguas Calientes, pickup train station to your hotel
Free time
Briefing for next day

Day 2 :

Get up and have breakfast
Get up to Machu Picchu by buss. You can decide which time slot you want to visit Machu Picchu, dependent of availability of course.
Entrance Machu Picchu, guided tour of 2 hours
Get back to Aguas Calientes on your own by bus.
Free time to have lunch in Aguas Calientes.
Return to Ollantaytambo by train.
Arrival in Ollantaytambo, transfer back to Cusco.

Included

  • Transfers Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
  • TRAIN TICKETS, TIME AND TRAIN WILL BE CORDINATED DURING YOUR REQUEST
  • 1 NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES 3 star hotel
  • BUSTICKETS UP AND DOWN
  • ENTRANCETICKET TO MACHU PICCHU + GUIDED TOUR OF APPROX 2 HOURS

Excluded

  • Optional: the climb of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: US$ 25
  • Optional: vistadome train (more luxurious train with panoramic windows US$ 70)
What do you need to bring?

Faceshield and mask
Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
Trekking shoes.
Slippers or sandals (for shower).
A sweater.
Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
Rain poncho and a hat.
Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper.
Camera (wrapped in plastic bag).
Flash light and batteries (if you leave early)
World plug
Water and some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
Original passport and extra money in soles.
Train- and Machu Picchu tickets

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Machu Picchu by train
From $275
/ Adult
From $280
/ Child

Availability

Please contact us first to check the availability of your trip. Especially trips to Machu Picchu are restricted due to permits and maximum amount of visitors per day and availability of train tickets. So please ask us first to confirm and you can go ahead and book your tour with us!