MACHU PICCHU TRAIN TOUR 2-DAYS
TOUR MACHU PICCHU BEFORE THE CROWDS • ONE OF THE TOP 5 TRAIN JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD • TOUR THE SACRED VALLEY AND SHOP THE VILLAGE MARKETS
✓2 Day Adventure ✓Expedition train ✓Pisaq village market and ruins ✓Ollantaytambo shopping ✓Sacred Valley tour ✓Sunrise entry into Machu Picchu, hours before the crowds arrive ✓Private guided tour of Machu Picchu ✓Aguas Calientes shopping and hot springs(optional) ✓1 night Hotel accommodations included ✓Start any day
A beautiful guided overnight train tour. Explore the Sacred Valley and amazing Machu Picchu with plenty of time for local shopping and exploring in Aguas Calientes as you spend 1 night at the base of the mystical mountain.
This is a leisurely tour appropriate for all ages. Please come prepared with the items on the suggested packing list. Please read our booking policy before purchase.
Guiding Peru’s two-day Machu Picchu Train Tour takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. The Peru rail line follows the route of the Urubamba River. Along the way, through the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the high Andes as you tour the Sacred Valley. On arrival, our guide will lead you to your hotel, leaving you with free time to explore and shop, prior to getting a good night’s sleep for the next day’s early rise and guided tour of Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO TO AGUAS CALIENTES VIA SACRED VALLEY
• Meals: Box lunch and snacks
• Accommodations: Hotel (standard) – Agaus Calientes
We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel at 7am and travel by van to the village of Ollantaytambo for an extended Sacred Valley tour. Your first stop, the Awanacancha Alpaca Farm. Here, you will see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, viñuna, and guanaco. Following, we will visit the famous Pisaq Market, where women come down from the Andean villages to sell their textiles and vegetables. Next, your guide will take you to the most impressive spots of the Pisaq Incan Ruins. After your included box lunch, we will drive to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, your guide will tour you through the Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Prior to boarding the tourist expedition train to Aguas Calientes, you will have some free time to take pictures and to explore the town on your own. With beautiful scenery throughout the route, the train journey itself is a wonderful experience, descending into the Cloud Forest, where you will see orchids, bromeliads, many glaciers and snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys and Incan farming terraces on both sides of the valley. Following the course of the Urubamba River down into the Sacred Valley, you’ll arrive in Aguas Calientes where you will go to your hotel. You will have the evening on your own, allowing you time to stroll through this quaint village shopping and exploring or you may choose to relax in the hot springs that the village is named after.
DAY 2: AGAUS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
• Meals: Breakfast and deluxe snack bag
Your guide will insure you arrive at the ruins as soon as they open, to catch the magical mists on the ruins as the sun rises. We will start by waking early and taking one of the first buses from Agaus Calientes to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will be one of the first guests to enter, avoiding the crowds that arrive later in the day. After checkin in at the main gate, you will soon have the best view point of the Citadel and our guide will start explaining the mystery of Machu Picchu. Following his discussion, your guide will lead you on a tour of the total complex for 2 hours. Following the guided tour you you will be provided a light snack and have plenty of free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or take the optional Huayna Picchu Mountain climb. Following your visit to Machu Picchu, a bus will transport you back to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to shop, prior to your return train departing to Cusco. You board the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo, where the Guiding Peru van and driver are waiting to transport you back to your Cusco hotel, arriving at approximately 7:00 pm.
• Professional English/Spanish Speaking Indigenous Tour Guide(s) • Return transportation to your hotel in Cusco from Ollantaytambo • Return transportation by Tourist expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes • Entrance to Machu Picchu • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu • Sacred Valley Tour with box lunch • Sacred Valley entry fees • 1 Night lodging, Aguas Calientes • Return bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Suggested Packing List
• Original Passport • Waterproof jack / rain poncho • Sun hat • Sun protection cream • Camera • Insect repellent • Extra monies for souvenirs • Personal medication
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Our guides Reuben, Marco and Celia were great. They took care of everything. I enjoyed the conversation and learning about their country. I liked the food and think the meals were well rounded. The hotels were clean and accommodating. Good team. I’d book with them again."
SEAN S., DENVER CO
"Awesome leadership, great preparation, outstanding food, a new adventure at every turn and....the contrast from 14000 ft. peaks to jungle canopy was what brought it all together....two worlds, one civilization, new friendships, and lots of fun. We'll be back!"
LOUIS C., SCOTTSDALE AZ
"One final note - over the four days, one couldn't help looking over at the other groups of trekkers, observing and even chatting with along the trail. From groups of 2 to what looked like other groups of 30+ people, I don't think I found any group that was as well looked after as our group. You can stop looking now - go ahead and book with Guiding Peru."
RICHARD C., ALBERTA CALGARY CANADA
YOU SHOULD KNOW
When to Travel
- High Season (June – August): Dry season in the Andean highlands. Best time for dry conditions for hiking in the Sacred Valley and on Inca Trail.
- Shoulder Season (September-November and March-May): Occasional rain storms Trails are less crowded, making for ideal visits with more solitude.
- Low Season (December to February): Rainy season. Expect persistent daily rains. The Inca Trail is closed in February for trail maintenance and campsite clean up.
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