1-DAY MACHU PICCHU TRAIN TOUR
ONE OF THE TOP 5 TRAIN JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD • PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF MACHU PICCHU
✓Single Day Adventure
✓Tourist Expedition train
✓Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
✓Aguas Calientes shopping
✓Tour available daily
An incredible 1-day guided train tour to Machu Picchu. Visit the village of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, shop in Aguas Calientes, and enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu. Travel through alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, brown and white peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of Inca farming terraces, ridgid snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle to Aguas Calientes.
On this tour you can expect a moderate amount of walking around Machu Picchu. Please bring the items on our suggested packing list so that you will be prepared for the journey. Please read our booking policy before purchase. This 1 day tour allows a short visit (2 -3 hours) of the Citadel of Machu Picchu and the total time inside the Citadel may vary based on conditions that are outside of Guiding Peru’s control. Guests looking for an extended time in Machu Picchu should consider Guiding Peru’s 2 or 3 day train tour which allows for more time within the Inca site of Machu Picchu.
1-Day Machu Picchu Train Tour With Guiding Peru
For those travelers that are short on time, our 1-Day Machu Picchu Train Tour is the best way to explore everything that Machu Picchu has to offer. Guiding Peru’s Machu Picchu Train Tour will take you on a journey that you’ve never experienced before, traveling along the Urubamba River, relishing the magnificent terrain of the High Andes.
Our 1-Day Machu Picchu Train Tour itinerary
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning (4:00 to 4:30a.m) and will be driven to the village of Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley. Before boarding the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes, you will have some spare time to shop around and savor a snack in any of the cafes available. With magnificent scenery throughout the route, the train trip is a fascinating experience in itself.
Following the trail of the Urubamba River down into the Sacred Valley, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes where one of our experienced guides will lead you directly to Machu Picchu for a guided tour experience. The duration of the tour will be two hours, where you will learn about the famous Incas and explore each important area the citadel has to offer. Following the trip, you will have spare time to self-explore the site on your own.
In the afternoon, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll board the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo. Here one of our drivers will meet you and drive you back to your Cusco hotel.
What is included in our Machu Picchu train tour package?
• Return transportation to Ollantaytambo from your Cusco hotel
• English & Spanish speaking tour guide
• Return transportation via Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
• Machu Picchu entrance ticket and private two hour guided tour of the ruins
• Return bus to Aguas Calientes from Machu Picchu
• Optional hiking to the Sun Gate & Inca Bridge
Suggested Packing List
• Original passport
• If you’re a student and looking for special discount, don’t forget to take your ISIC card
• Rain coat and waterproof jacket
• Sunscreen lotion & sun hat
• Insect repellent
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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