Amazing Machu Picchu

From Cusco: Day Trip to Machu Picchu by Train

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What You'll Do
  • Experience one of the most beautiful historical sites in the world
  • Learn about the lost city and the history of Machu Picchu
  • Climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (optional) and visit Aguas Calientes, named for its hot spings
One of the archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is a highlight of any visit to Peru. Explore this ancient citadel, discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, and learn why it is an important ceremonial site.
What to Expect
Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

At 3:55am in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the train station at Ollantaytambo, where the train will take you to Machu Picchu (approx. 100 min.). You will take the train at 6:40am to Aguas Calientes, arriving around 8:00am. Your guide will meet you at the train station in Aguas Calientes to take you to the bus up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride is about 30 minutes. You should arrive at Machu Picchu around 8:45am and enter the site.

During a tour through this magnificent site, your bilingual guide will explain all about the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit all the major sites within the lost city. The guided tour will take around 2.5-3 hours.

Optional: You can climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (tickets need to be purchased at the time of your Machu Picchu purchase), which is a 1.5 to 2 hours round trip. This trip is without a guide. The entrance time is 10:00-11:00am, so if you choose to take this tour, your guided tour will be faster in order to finish in time to enter Huayna Picchu.

After the guided tour, you can spend the rest of your time exploring Machu Picchu on your own. If you would like, you can exit the park to eat a snack at the cafe and re-enter the park. Your ticket is valid for the entire day.

Afterwards, descend to Aguas Calientes, the town named for its hot springs. Buses leave from Aguas Calientes every 5 minutes (30 minute trip). Then return by train to Cusco. You can choose the 4:12pm train to return to Cusco or the 7:00pm train to return to Ollantaytambo. The train ride is about 100 minutes. A car will be waiting in Ollantaytambo to take you to Cusco (approx. 90 min.).
What's Included
  • Professional bilingual (English/Spanish) tour guide
  • Car from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station and return (round trip)
  • Train Inca Rail panoramic view from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and return (round trip)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • All entrance fees (except hot springs)
What's Not Included
  • Hot springs
What to Remember
The following items are recommended:
• Sun hat
• Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or +)
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Water
• Snacks
• Camera

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