Tour to Machu Picchu by Train 2 Days/ 1 Night

  • Destination: Machu Picchu
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $390

A single person pays $ 60 extra

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Looking for an unforgettable experience? Enjoy the culture, the amazing landscapes and snow capped mountains plus the ride of one of the most amazing train lines and finally discover the sanctuary Machu Picchu! With this classic tour to Machu Picchu by train you enjoy it all and use your time in an ideal way.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will pick you up at 04:00 am (or 08:00 am) from your hotel and transfer you to the Ollantaytambo Train Station. Passing some small, colourful towns like Chinchero, Urubamba, and Calca we will finally arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will have a few minutes to have a coffee before boarding the train at 06.40 am (or 11:15 am).

From here, you will enjoy the incredible journey of 2 hours on the train with its panoramic windows where you can observe the Urubamba River descending from the high valley down to the cloud forest at 2000 meters. The landscape changes drastically in front of your eyes! You will be amazed to see the tropical mountain ending in a snow carpet and the small waterfalls shimmering on the hills, forming small rivers flowing to converge at the Sacred River. After these spectacular natural views, you arrive at Aguas Calientes where the warm atmosphere welcomes you with typical jungle sounds.

Our staff will be waiting for you at the gate of the train station in Aguas Calientes and bring 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 to visit in Aguas Calientes – we recommend you visit the botanical garden, the new Machu Picchu museum or take a walk along the train line to the Mandor waterfall where you can also find a beautiful botanical garden with native plants (10 Soles entrance fee).

If you are looking for an extreme adventure and don’t suffer from dizziness, we suggest you climb Putucusi Mountain. From the very top, you will have a great alternative view of Machu Picchu! The hike takes about 3 hours and has a steep gradient including ladders up to 20 meters – preferably don’t do the hike during rainy season!

At 07:00 pm you will receive a short briefing from your tour guide for the next day’s excursion, so please make sure you will be in the hotel at that time.

Accommodation: Hotel Hatun Inti Classic

Day 2

Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

The day you were waiting for!

Wake up very early in the morning to have your breakfast (at 04:00 am) and then take the bus uphill to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The first bus leaves at 05:30 am and takes a 25-minute ride.

Optional take the path which is winding up the mountain to reach Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu gate opens at 06:00, so arriving early you will be one of the first visitors of the day, avoiding the crowds. If you don’t want to wake up early, please take the bus at 7 am.

At 07:45 am your bilingual tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 2.5 hours, comprehensively explaining the historical significance of Machu Picchu and its importance in the Inca Empire.

Machu Picchu is the best known of all the Inca Archaeological sites, as it is recognized worldwide as one of the new seven wonders, even though it’s not mentioned in any handwritten Chronicle of the Spanish Conquerors. Experts believe that Machu Picchu was constructed around the mid-15th century by Inca Pachacuteq and was rediscovered in 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham.

The guided tour of this fascinating site will be an unforgettable experience, visiting the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, The Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Sun Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana), and the Burial Grounds.

After the excursion, you can climb up the mountain Huayna Picchu from which you will have stunning views over the whole complex! However, there are only 400 entrance tickets per day. Therefore, please let us know in advance if you would like to do the hike when you do your tour reservation (extra cost of US$ 20.00).

Due to Huayna Picchu being very fast oversold, we are offering Machu Picchu Mountain as a second climbing option. The advantage of this hike is that it is less crowded, but not less beautiful. The cost of this climb is also US$ 20.00 per entrance.

A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes (included) at any time. If you prefer, take a walk down through the jungle – it will take you roughly 45 minutes.

You will arrive at Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or to enjoy a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon late afternoon at 2:30 pm, you take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then a tourist transport to Cusco. , please let us know so we can book an alte train at 04:12 pm (according to the service, it may have an extra cost).

Meals: Breakfast

Included:
  • 24-hour-support from the company owner
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train tickets both ways with reserved seats
  • Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Guided Tour 2.5 hours in Machu Picchu
  • Accommodation at a 3-star hostel (single persons pays +US$ 60)
  • Breakfast on the second day
  • Private transfer back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Not Included:
  • Guided tour on day 1
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu US$ 20.00 (book it in advance!)
  • Entrance to hot springs (10 Soles)
  • Meals
  • Climb to Putucusi Mountain or walk to Mandor (any activity on day 1)
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes US$ 60.00 per person (on double occupancy, you will have to book it in advance to organize your train ticket for the following day)
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Your original passport (for your train ticket and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu)
  • Original student card if you book your tour as a student
  • Backpack
  • Warm clothing 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 on your list!)
  • Torch or headlight (if you decide to walk in the morning to Machu Picchu)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Extra money (prices in Aguas Calientes can be higher than anywhere
    else in Peru)

Notes:

While leaving Machu Picchu, you can stamp your passport with an elegant Machu Picchu logo at the entrance gate (this is legal!).
Bring money in case you want to use the toilet.

What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scanned copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Tour departure date
  • 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

Price per person US$ 390 (Group price)
Price is based on two people.

A single person pays $60.00 extra

Children under 12 years get a discount of 100 US$ on the Tour.

Upgrade your Hotel:
(double room, the addition of price is based on 2 persons)

Hotel la Cabaña:                    +  US$ 20 per person.
Hotel Hatun Inti Boutique:   + US$ 40 per person.
Hotel Sumaq:                         + US$ 85 per person.
Hotel Casa del Sol:                + US$ 135 per person.

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

Please send us a email with the official request for the Hotel Upgrade or private Tour guide, and we will organize it for you. The upgraded hotel or private tour guide is reserved with the basic price, and then the price difference is added to your remaining balance.

Exclusive international transaction fees: The extra transaction fees depend on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.

Terms and Conditions

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to creating an unforgettable experience for you.