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Day Trip to Machu Picchu by Train

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Cusco, Peru
Day Trip to Machu Picchu by Train

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icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


While in Peru, don’t let time constraints hold you back from visiting the iconic archaeological site of Machu Picchu. This guided tour from Cusco includes all transportation logistics to safely take you to and from Machu Picchu in one day by train and car, plus entrance fees and a guided tour of Machu Picchu itself.
  • Machu Picchu tour from Cusco
  • Visit the iconic Inca ruins in just one day
  • Tour Machu Picchu with a guide to make the most of the trip
  • Door-to-door transportation from Cusco included with central Cusco pickup and drop-off
  • Travel by bus, train, and car for a scenic and efficient tour through the countryside
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Bus up and down Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
Professional English speaking guide
Transfer from your hotel to the train station and return
Drinks and water
Phone calls

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
we will pick you up from your hotel

Departure Time

4:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) student card if applicable) green card if you are student
  • Note: you have to bring your student card to Machu Picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machu Picchu control point
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking boots, Sandals or Flip Flops
  • Water proof jacket, Rain Poncho, T-shirts, Shorts pants, Comfortable trousers, Sun hat, Sun Block Sunglasses,Insect repellent 15 % of deet at least - no malaria risk reported, Toilet Paper, Personal Medication, flashlight (it is useful for early mornings), Plasters, Sandals, Bathing suit for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes
  • Emergency money at least 200- 300 extra soles (USD$120)
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips). They can also be hired from us (walking poles are not allowed into Machu Picchu city)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Machu Picchu by Train?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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The tour operator met us the night...
Bruce T
, Aug 2016
The tour operator met us the night before our day trip to Machu Picchu to give us the logistics of our day. It began at 3 AM with a 1.5 hr van ride to Ollantaytambe where we boarded a train for an additional 1.5 hr ride to Aguas Calientes aka Machu Picchu Village.We were met there by Javier, our tourguide, who led us to the end of the queue, which after 1 hour, twenty minutes, led us to the buses which would take us to the ruins of the citadel of Mach Picchu Javier left us at this point. It rained steadily the entire time we waited in line, and we all ended up buying cheap 5 Soles ponchos. Reaching the citadel, we climbed to the summit of Machu Picchu mountain, an arduous journey ending a bit over 10,000 ft above sea level, and 2000 feet above the citadel. It rained throughout the entire climb, an we were worried that there would be nothing to see from the top due to clouds obscuring the view. But about the time we reached the top about noon, the rain was tapering off, and the visibility improved. The trip down the mountain was much more enjoyable as we were no longer surrounded by fog and rain. Back at the citadel we met up with our guide again who gave a wonderful tour of the ruins. Javier is an experienced guide and is very well informed regarding the history of the citadel and of the Incan culture in general. I recommend asking for him by name if you take this trip. Afterwards we returned to Aguas Calientes, where we had a dinner before the train and van rides back to our hotel which we reached at about 9:30 PM. It was a very long tiring day, and unfortunately, the tour operator did not prepare us for the weather we encountered. It was colder and rainier than we expected oviously, the weather varies depending on the season, but our guide said our experience was not atypical for August,I suggest bringing a change of clothes for after the rain ends. Machu Picchu is something that should be on everyone's bucket list, and doesn't disappoint.

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