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Machu Picchu One Day Tour

Overview of the 1 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu

Our one 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 are met by your Guide and head straight up to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of the site.

Please NOTE: Pacha Peru recommends this tour ONLY if you are very short of time, otherwise You are highly recommend the 2 day 1 night train tour option.

Useful Information

  • Altitude at Machu Picchu – 2400m / 7873ft.
  • Train To Machu Picchu (please check the train Categories)
  • 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.
  • Departure time: 04:45am (to be confirmed).
  • Arrival time back in Cusco 21:00pmish (to be confirmed).

Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Leaving from your hotel very early in the morning (around 04:30am!) we’ll travel by bus (2 hours depend of location) to the village of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley where we’ll board our train (aproximately 06:15) to Aguas Calientes. 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 and head straight up to Machu Picchu for your guided tour. The tour lasts for about 2 hours 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. There are various areas that are not included in the tour such as the Inca bridge, you can ask your guide for suggestions. Later in the afternoon you take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (aprox. 2 hours) and then carry on by bus to your hotel (another 2 hours – depend of lacation of your hotel ).

Train back to Cusco time: 19:00pm (to be confirmed depending on season and on the availability).

Expected arrival time in Cusco: 22:15 hrs.

Please Note: November to April you must be prepared for rainy days.

Included

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Transportation service from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Station.
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and 2 hour guided tour of the site.
  • Transportation service from Ollantaytambo Station to Cusco (your hotel).

Not Included

  • Meals
  • 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.
  • November to April rainy season.

PRICES – MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY TOUR – TRAIN CATEGORIES

COMFORT
  • Transport
  • INCA RAIL Train
  • Bus Ticket
  • Guide Service
  • Entrance
  • Assistance
EXCLUSIVE
  • Transport
  • VISTADOME Train
  • Bus Ticket
  • Guide Service
  • Entrance
  • Assistance
LUXURY
  • Transport
  • BELMONT HIRAN BINGHAN Train
  • Bus Ticket
  • Guide Service
  • Entrance
  • Assistance

TRAIN SERVICES AND CATEGORIES

COMFORT: INCA RAIL TRAIN SERVICE

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Begin your journey by luxuriating in our comfortable seats and excellent service. Delight in the incredible landscape along the route to Machu Picchu, including towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, serpentine river, and the gradual change in vegetation to the point of entry to the magical rainforest that hosts the Inca citadel.
Enjoy a variety of natural drinks on the house, prepared using Andean essences representative of the region. The hospitality of our staff will assure you of a fantastic experience along the way to the Aguas Calientes train station.

EXCLUSIVE: VISTADOME TRAIN SERVICE

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The quickest and easiest way to visit Machu Picchu. On the trip, you can enjoy delicious snacks hot and cold drinks. Recently refurbished cars, which are equipped with panoramic windows completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel they are part of the stunning scenery of the trip that you can enjoy a spectacular view with unparalleled scenic views and a host of wonderful photo opportunities.

LUXURY: BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM  TRAIN SERVICE

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The train leaves from Cusco in the morning, starting a spectacular journey through changing landscapes while passengers enjoy a delicious brunch.After climbing a steep slope on the outskirts of Cusco, the train descends into the Sacred Valley, passing lush fields and colorful villages located at the foot of the Andes.It has 02 passenger cars, a bar car and a kitchen car. The car design is exquisite and luxurious, extra-wide tables of almost 3 meters long and comfortable seating 30 cm wider than others in the same way, these cars are among the most spacious and comfortable in the world.

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$ 350.00

USEFUL INFORMATION

Locations Visited: Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu


Trip Style: Traditional Tours


Length: Full Day


Frequency: Everyday


Group: 2 pax min, max 12 pax


Difficulty: Easy


 

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