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Visit the enigmatic lost city of the Incas by train on one of the best tours to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most visited 7 wonders of the world. It has beautiful stone-based constructions, which were carved with great precision and detail. It is the most important Inca construction due to it’s complexity and location.
On this trip, you will be able to enjoy the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the subtropical flora and fauna, as well as all the beautiful landscapes closer to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), a tourist bus will take you right to the entrance of this unique place. There, you will receive a guided tour of the so-called “Lost City of the Incas”. You will also have free time to take some panoramic photos of the ancient citadel with all the splendid scenery that surrounds it. Afterwards you can explore this magical site on your own!
We have daily departures for the 1-day Tour to Machu Picchu. It is possible to book 1 month in advance in low season (Nov-Feb) and 2 or 3 months in advance in high season (Mar-Oct). Due to the high demand, we recommend making the reservation with as much anticipation as possible. You can check the availability of this tour before making the purchase.
We pick you up from your hotel
Cusco – Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department
Comfortable private transport, activities and professional guided tour English or Spanish.
Easy walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging
On the route, you can appreciate the landspaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, subtropical flora and fauna as well as lovely sceneries closer to Machu Picchu! Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), you get on a tourist shuttle bus taking you just in front of the entrance of this unique Incan citadel! There, you receive a guided tour of the so called “Lost City of the Incas”. Afterwards, take some panoramic pictures of the antique Incan citadal with all the splendid landscape that surrounds it!! Then you can return to Machu Picchu and explore this overwhelming citadel on your own!
In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer your to a railway station (either at Poroy, which is 30 minutes far away from Cusco or at Ollantaytambo which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Cusco). There you board a train and travel for about 1 hour 45 minutes experiencing spectacular changeable landscapes passing through lush fields and colourful villages placed on the foothill of the Andes. The highlight of the way are wonderful views of mountains and the marvellous Urubamba River that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the end, you reach Aguas Calientes, a town just below Machu Picchu, where our Representative welcomes you at the railway station to accompany you to a bus stop. There you get on a shuttle bus taking you up to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu following a zigzag path for about 25 minutes.
Once in Machu Picchu, your Tour Guide introduces you the most important attractions of this antique Incan site such as its main square, the Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Incas Cemetery. This guided tour takes about 2 and half an hour and then you are given time off to explore around the complex and to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) to take some amazing panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. So please do not forget your camera and enjoy the visit of the “One of the New 7 Wonders of the World” !!
When you have enjoy the site enough, you take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in the package) in one of many lovely restaurants offering traditional Andean as well as international cuisine. Afterwards, you can visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Museum of the Site (neither entrance of these is included in the package).
In the afternoon, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy) where our driver expects us in front of the railway station to transfer us to Cusco.
We would love to take everyone on the Inca Trail and guide you to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits remain with the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.
$300 per person
– $25 off per person
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.
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As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.
Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.
Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.
All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.
You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.
Excellent service, they were very attentive to us, they included what they told us with the package, good transportation, good food and a unique experience.