Short Machupicchu by Train Full Day
Short Machupicchu by Train Full Day
know Machu Picchu by Train (All Inclusive) is the quick way to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in one day. If you do not have the necessary time during your stay in the city of Cusco Peru, this option is ideal for you. You will visit the most important sectors of Machu Picchu, then you will have free time to visit and take some pictures of the great Inca city.
- Traveling by train to Machu Picchu is one of the options to reach one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, located very close to Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu village).
- The Inca city of Machu Picchu receives every day more than 5940 tourists from all over the world. Of these intrepid travelers, 80% arrive by train to Machu Picchu. Well, the easiest and safest way to get to Machu Picchu is traveling by train, you can get to Machu Picchu by train from the train station of Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Poroy or the train station of San Pedro in Cusco.
- However, although there are two railway companies that operate this impressive route: PERURAIL and INCA RAIL. It is not always possible to find availability of Train Tickets to Machu Picchu, because there is a high demand throughout the year, even more in high season between the months of May to August.
- 03: 30 / 04.10 hrs: Pick up from the hotel, then we will transfer you by tourist transport to the train station.
- 06: 10 hrs: Boarding from Ollantaytambo station to the town of Aguas Calientes.
- 07: 50 hrs: Arrival to Aguas Calientes station, where our transfer/guide will be waiting for you. Afterwards, you will board the bus, which will take you on a 30 minute ride up a zigzagging road to the incredible Machu Picchu, known as “The Lost City of the Incas”.
- 9: 00 hrs: Guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows. Approximately 2 hours and a half.
- 11:30 hrs: Free time to visit the citadel at your own pace, walk around and take pictures.
- 14:00 hrs: Recommended time to return to the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes.
- 14:45 hrs: Free time to have lunch (included), enjoy the town, visit the medicinal hot springs or visit the handicraft fair.
- 17:50 hrs: Time to be at the train station.
- 18:20 hrs: Departure of the train to the town of Ollantaytambo.
- 20:05 / 20: 20 hrs: Arrival at Ollantaytambo train station, where we will transfer you by bus to Cusco.
- 22:30 hrs: Arrival to Cusco city.
Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Tour vice versa.
This is the day you’ve been waiting for! We pick you up at your hotel 4:00am, and then drive in our private van to Ollantaytambo Train Station to leave on the 6:10am train. (If you prefer to begin in Ollentaytambo, we will pick you up at your hotel 5:20 – 5:30). Your train departs Ollantaytambo at 6:10 and immediately enters the narrow Vilcanota River canyon. The steep canyon walls on each side are covered with lush sub-tropical jungle. Look carefully for the Inca terraces across the river, some of which are still farmed today!
Arriving in Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at the train station, then you will have a little time to buy a snack before you take the shuttle up to Machu Picchu. Your guide will give you the full tour, which takes about two hours. You will see all of the most important parts of Machu Picchu, including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry and the House of the Inca. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.
When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing or a visit to the museum or hot springs. Your train will depart at 14:55 or 15:20.
The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel by 19:00.
- Informative talk one day before the trip to Machu Picchu (6:00 – 7:00 PM Machu Picchu Bus Packers Office).
- Tourist Transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo Train Station.
- Tourist Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
- Transfer briefing at Aguas Calientes Train Station.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Guided tour in Machu Picchu for 02 hours.
- Free time.
- Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- *Visit to the Museum of Machu Picchu (Optional).
- Lunch or dinner a la carte after your visit to Machu Picchu.
- Tourist Train back to Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- Tourist Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco (downtown).
- Travel Organization 100% Guaranteed, train reservation and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Meals before visiting Machu Picchu.
- Water or alcoholic beverages.
- Tips, personal appreciation (optional).
- Lodging or Hotel in the city of Cusco.
- Travel Insurance, recommended during your trip (hire it from your country).
- Requirements to travel to Peru
- Important: New provisions on the arrival of travelers to Peru.
What To Bring
- Original passport, with expiration date no less than 7 months. *Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the country, in order to start the tour.
- Valid also Identity Document for your entrance to Peru (Only tourists from South America). Important: You must receive the Andean Migration Card (TAM), it will be offered by Migration when you enter Peru. Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the country, in order to start the tour.
- Warm clothes for Cusco: Layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Such as: Thermals, gloves, scarves, socks and wool cap for cold nights.
- Light and fresh clothes for Machu Picchu: Windbreaker, polar fleece, T-shirts for the tour (polyester, nylon).
- Hat, cap and sunglasses.
- Camera and spare batteries.
- Personal medical kit.
- Insect repellent.
- Soroche Pills for altitude sickness.
- Trekking shoes or waterproof boots for your comfort, rubber or thick soled shoes are an excellent option.
- Rain gear: A good raincoat, rain pants (rainy season only).
- Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
- Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional).
- Above all positive attitude and good mood.
- Security measures in place
- Limit visitors to avoid crowds.
- We will avoid crowds and contact with tourist groups.
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