Our two day train tour to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Following the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the high Andes throughout the course of the journey. On arrival to Aguas Calientes you check in to your comfortable hotel for the night and get a good night's sleep so you can be up at the crack of dawn to visit Machu Picchu the following day.

By booking your train tour to Machu Picchu with Peru Luxe you are choosing the best.

Useful Information

  • Altitude at Machu Picchu - 2400m / 7873ft.
  • Train To Machu Picchu - Peru Rail Expedition Train
  • Distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu - 112km / 69.6 miles
  • Weather - dry from May to October, wet from November to April
  • To climb Huayna Picchu mountain you need to book in advance.

Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Leaving from Cusco in the morning (aprox. 08:45am) we'll travel by bus (2 hours)  to the village of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley where we'll board our train to Aguas Calientes (about 2 hours ride). With beautiful scenery throughout the journey the train journey itself is an experience. Following the course of the river down the Sacred Valley you'll arrive to Aguas Calientes by about lunchtime and after checking in to your hotel you'll have the afternoon free. If you want to take advantage of your free afternoon you can visit the Machu Picchu museum and orchid exhibition which is a 35 minute walk outside of the village or you can just relax in the hot springs that the village is named after.

Day 2: Machu Picchu!

Waking up early (04:00) we'll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens at 06:00. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon (aprox. 16:00 to 17:00) you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco (arrives between 8-9pm).

Please Note:
Exact times will be confirmed as it depends on the train`s availability and on your booking time.


  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo.
  • Return transportation by Expedition or Inca Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 Breakfast.
  • 1 night hostal (If you want Hotel of 5, 4, 3 and 2 stars Ask us pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and 2 hour guided tour of the site.
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

Does Not Include

  • Meals excluding breakfast in your hotel on day 2.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take

  • Original Passport.
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount).
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Insect repellant.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera and film.


 Price per Person with Hostal:

Expedition or Inca Rail Encanto, Sami or similars US$450.00
Vistadome Encanto, Sami or similars US$520.00
Hiran Bingham Encanto, Sami or similars US$950.00

Train Services click here...

If you want Hotel of 5, 4 and 3 stars ask us to pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com we have specials discounts in hotels.


Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Under 18's Discount: US$20

Extras (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 45.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 45.00
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired

Get in touch with us.

For reservations or further information please contact us, or complete the email contact form of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

844 Saphy Street Cusco - Peru Call us: +51 998037474 / WhatsApp: +51 998037474 or write us: pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com

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