Small Group: Machu Picchu by Train

If you are short on time, this is a trip you cannot miss! Make an express visit to Machu Picchu in a one-day tour departing Cuzco and passing through the Andes into the rainforest, reaching Aguas Calientes town by tourist class train on the Peru Railway. Discover the legendary Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, with a local guide and have free time to have lunch on your own before returning to Cuzco where you will end the day in the comfort of your hotel.

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  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CUZMAC/158880
  • Starts: Cusco, Peru
  • Finishes: Cusco, Peru
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  • Cusco



Day 1

Hostel pick-up in Cuzco and transfer to Ollantaytambo for the journey to Aguas Calientes by train on the Peru Railway, with amazing views of the Andean mountains on the way. Wander through the quaint town of Aguas Calientes on your own and have a fulfilling lunch at a touristic restaurant. You then have the opportunity to go for a relaxing walk around town before having dinner at a local restaurant on your own. Between 6:30-7:00pm, your guide will meet you at your hotel for a quick briefing where you will be specified the next day`s meeting time at the entrance of the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site.


Day 2

Machu Picchu Visit - Return to Cuzco
Make your own way to the entrance of the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site where your English Speaking guide will be waiting for you for a guided visit to the archaeological site (approximately 2 hours). After your tour, your guide will return to Aguas Calientes and you will be on your own with plenty of free time to explore the hidden corners of this ancient Inca city. Choose from the optional treks to climb Huayna Picchu (at an additional cost) or walking to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for panoramic views of the site. The rest of your trip will be on your own to return to Aguas Calientes by bus, have lunch, take the return train back to Ollantaytambo and mini van to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, you will need to make your own way to your hostel.

    • Pre-departure briefing
    • Cuzco Hotel Pick-Up
    • 1-night 3* hotel accommodation at Aguas Calientes
    • Professional Bilingual Guide only in Machu Picchu Archaeological Site
    • Round Trip Mini Van Transfer Cuzco - Ollantaytambo
    • Tourist Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
    • Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
    • Machu Picchu Entrance Fee
    • Day 1 Lunch & Dinner, Day 2 Breakfast

      You will stay in hotel accommodation overnight in Aguas Calientes. Rooms have private bathroom facilities

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Tour Highlights:
    • Highlights of this tour are the delightful train ride via Ollantaytambo to the beautiful Agua Calientes for a literally breataking hike around the stunning surrounding areas. Clients will also enjoy a front-row experience of the mystical Machu Picchu Incan site with an in-depth guide through the area.