Hop on the Peru Railway for a breathtaking journey to Aguas Calientes along the Urubamba River Valley. Enjoy free time upon arrival to fall into pace with the locals of this quaint mountain town and stretch your legs. At last, make your long-awaited visit to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and learn about the intriguing history of the site on a 2-hour tour with an English speaking guide.
Arrive to Cuzco anytime. Enjoy the rest of the day to walk around town and make last minute preparations for your trip ahead. Attend your pre-departure briefing at 7:00pm and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel.
Note: During your pre-departure briefing, we will give you all of your tickets for the buses, trains and entry to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. For the majority of this 2-day trip, you will not be accompanied by a guide. You will only have a guide during the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site tour.
*Note: On day 1, you will have a free day and 1 night`s accommodation included at Milhouse Hostel. You will start your actual trek on day 2*
Hostel pick-up and transfer by car 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 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.
Your English Speaking guide will meet you at the entrance of Machu Picchu 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 bus to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, you will need to make your own way to your hostel.
Take an OPTIONAL hike up the steep peak named Huayna Picchu, which is located inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site. This sometimes muddy peak takes about 45 - 60 minutes to hike up and awards you with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a coveted perspective. Keep in mind that if you want to take this optional hike, you must now purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance for an additional cost in order to get one of the 400 passes (200 people are allowed up at 7:00am and 200 more at 10:00am). Please send us an email directly to request this extra ticket.
Depending on the option you book you will be staying in a dorm, private single or private double room in Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco on Day 1 and in a private single or private double room at a 3* or 4* hotel in Aguascalientes on Day 2
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Trip Name: Small Group: Machu Picchu By Train
Duration: 3 Days
From Price: $786
Supplier Tour ID: CUZPBT/158892
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