2 Day Classic Tour by Train to Machu Picchu

  • Destination: Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $350
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Looking for an unforgettable experience and enjoy the culture and the amazing landscapes and snow capped mountains plus ride one of the most amazing train lines and having quite limited time, to really see that is about Cusco and Machu Picchu, this classic tour to Machu Picchu by train is made for you.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am (or 8:00 am) and transfer you to Ollantaytambo train station.
Passing by a few small, colourful towns like Chinchero, Urubamba, Calca, etc. we finally arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will have a few minutes to have a coffee before boarding the train, at 6.40 am (or 11:15). Then experience an incredible 2 hour journey on a train with panoramic windows which will take you along the Sacred River of the Incas descending from high valley down to the cloud forest, at 2000 m. You will notice the landscape changing drastically in front of your eyes, where you will be able to see the tropical mountain ending in snow capped and the small waterfalls shimmering on the hills, forming small rivers that flow down to converge at the Sacred River. After these spectacular natural views you will arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where the warm atmosphere will welcome you with a few typical jungle sounds.

Green Peru adventures staff and a tour guide will be waiting with your name at the gate of the train station in Aguas Calientes and take you to your Hostel. In the afternoon you will have plenty of free time, the guide will give you a few tips about what to do or visit, but we do recommend, the Botanical garden, new Machu Picchu museum or taking a walk along the train line to Mandor waterfall where there is also a botanic garden with native plants of the area (10 soles entrance fee).

If you are looking for extreme adventure and you do not suffer from vertigo, climb Putucusi Mountain and you will have an alternative view of Machu Picchu (aprox. 3hrs, with a steep gradient including ladders up to 20 m. each, not recommended in rainy season). Please be at 7:00 pm at your hotel, the tour guide will come to give you a briefing for the next day’s tour.

Accommodation: Hotel Hatun inti Classic

Day 2

Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

The day you were waiting for!

Optional wake up early for breakfast starting our day by climbing or taking the bus up to the entrance of the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. At 5:30 am. Avoiding the crowds, you will be one of the first visitors of the day. At 7:45 am your bilingual tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 2.5 hrs, in case you don’t want to wake up early, please take the bus at 7 am.

Comprehensively explaining its historical significance and place in the Inca Empire. After this, you have some free time to wander around. Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca Archaeological sites, as it is recognise worldwide, even not mentioned in any of the writings or Chronicles of the Spanish Conquistadors. Experts believe that has been constructed around the mid-15th century by Inca Pacahcuteq and was rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an unforgettable experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion, you can hike up the mountain behind Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu where you will have stunning views over the whole complex! However, there are only 400 persons per day allowed; therefore, you must let us know in advance. This, we have to book it when we reserve your tour and has a cost of US$ 15.00 plus.

Due Huayna Picchu is very fast oversold; we are offering Machu Picchu Mountain as a second optional climbing. The advantage of this hike is that it has less crowed, but not lest beautiful. The cost for this climb are also US$ 15.00 per person.

Optional unguided walks include Inti Punku, the SUN GATE the traditional end of the Inca Trail, duration 1.30min both ways. and the Inca Bridge, duration 1 hr. Otherwise simply relax and take in the awe inspiring atmosphere. After your free time you can walk down to the town of Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon, you take the train back. (At 7 pm please be there 30 minutes before the departure) and then private transport to Cusco.

A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes (included) at any time, if you do not prefer to walk down through the jungle it will take you roughly 45 minutes. The train to return to Ollantaytambo is in the late afternoon at 19:00 pm and we recommend you to do that, so you can have more time to enjoy diner. If you want to comeback early afternoon, please let us know we can book the early train at 2:30 or 4:12 pm. Therefore, we can coordinate the early transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast.

Included:
  • Local cellphone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
  • Priviate transfer from your hotel to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Entrance fee for Machu Picchu (US$ 18.00 discount with valid ISIC ID, please bring the original)
  • Tourist train tickets both way with reserved seats
  • Bus both ways to Machu Picchu and down to Aguas Calientes
  • Guided Tour 2.5 hours in Machu Picchu
  • Accommodation at 3 star hostel (single persons pay US$ 40 plus for accommodation).
  • 1 breakfast on the second day
  • Private transfer back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Not Included:
  • Guided tour on Day 1
  • Climbing to Huayna Picchu US$ 15.00 (if you book it two weeks in advance)
  • Hot Springs 10 soles (US$4.00)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Climb to Putucusi Mountain or walk to Mandor (any activity on the day 1)
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes US$ 40.00 per person (on double occupancy, you will have to book it in advance to organise your train ticket for the following day.)
We recommend that you bring the following::
  • Your original passport (for your train ticket and entrance fee
    to Machu Picchu)
  • Original ISIC ID if you book your tour as a student.
  • Day back pack
  • Warm clothes for the early morning and evening.
  • Water
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Rainjacket or poncho (being close to the jungle the weather is unpredictable)
  • Change of clothes
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sun protection (sun cream, hat)
  • Insect repellent
    (must be number one in your list)
  • Torch or heat light (if you decide to walk on the morning to Machu Picchu)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Extra money (prices in Aguas Calientes can be higher than anywhere
    else in Peru)

Note:

At the entrance gate of Machu Picchu on your way out, you can stamp you passport with a Machu Picchu stamp which is totally legal.

Bring money in case you want use the toilet.
You can have a snack at the entrance of Machu Picchu (the cost is 10 times more than anywhere else).

What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Scan copy of your ISIC student card (if you have one its $18 US less)
  • Departure date for the tour
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Price per person US$ 350 (Group price) Hotel Hatun inti Classic
Price is based on two people.

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Private tour guide in Machu Picchu
1 person US$ 80
2 persons US$ 40 pp
3 persons US$ 27 PP
4 persons US$ 20 pp
over 4 persons US$ 18 pp

Upgrade hotel

Price per person US$ 395 (Group price) hotel la Cabañana
Price per person US$ 420 (Group price) Hotel Hatin inti Boutique
Price per person US$ 520 (Group price) Hotel Casa del Sol
Price per person US$ 590 (Group price) Hotel Sumaq

Upgraded hotel is reserved with the base price, and then the rest of the price is added to the remaining balance.

Exclusive international transaction fees The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further informations please don’t hesitate to ask.

Term and Condition

With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We look forward to an unforgettable experience of your trip.