MACHU PICCHU TRAIN TOUR 2-DAYSTOUR 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
Pricing: $550.00/person –
(25% deposit required at time of booking) –
Travel Insurance Available through World Nomads –
Huayna Picchu of Machu Picchu Mountain Ticket (US$75) –
Entrance fees to Sacred Valley Sites (available on the tourist ticket) –
Solo fee – private hotel room($50.00) –
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
• Meals: Box lunch and snacks
• Accommodations: Hotel (standard), Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel at 9am 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 lunch, we will drive to Ollantaytambo where prior to boarding the tourist expedition train to Aguas Calientes, you will have time to shop and enjoy a drink in one of the many Ollantaytambo cafes. 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 our guide will lead you directly to your hotel and brief you about your next day in Machu Picchu. You will have the late afternoon on your own, allowing you time to visit the Machu Picchu museum and orchid exhibition which is a 35 minute walk outside of the village or you may choose to relax in the hot springs that the village is named after.
DAY 2: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
• Meals: Breakfast and deluxe snack bag
After an early breakfast, we begin the tour to Machu Picchu. 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 along the Inca trail that ends in Machu Picchu, one of the flat stones on the edge of cliffs in the highland jungle, that is well known as the Inca Bridge Trail. This is a fascinating walk where few people go and will take us about 35 minutes round trip. It is the best beginning we can offer for a tour around this magical complex. After the Inca Bridge, you will relax with at 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 that will be for 2-3 hours. Following the guided tour you you will be provided a light box snack and have plenty of free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or take the optional Huayna Picchu or Machu 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 train for Cusco at 4:30 pm where the Guiding Peru van and driver are waiting to transport you back to your Cusco hotel, arriving at approximately 8:00 pm.
• Professional English/Spanish Speaking Indigenous Tour Guide
• 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 lunch
• 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
• 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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