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Cusco: Private Full-Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Train

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Activity provider: PVTravel

Cusco: Private Full-Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Train

Activity provider: PVTravel

From US$ 515 per person

Take a luxury train from Cusco to Machu Picchu on this full-day tour. Admire the views of the Sacred Valley on the observatory lounge.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cusco.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of the 'Lost City of the Incas' at your own pace with a private guide
  • Travel aboard an an exclusive train
  • Capture stunning views of the Andes mountains from the platform of the train’s observation car
Full description

Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cusco to take you to the train station. Upon arrival at the train station, you will board the train to start on this extraordinary train ride to Machu Picchu and enjoy beautiful views. If you have chosen the Premium Lounge train, you will enjoy the features of a luxurious Observatory-Lounge carriage offering panoramic windows to admire the most incredible scenery. Approximately four hours after departure from Cusco, you will arrive at the train station in Aguas Calientes, where you will take a bus to Machu Picchu.

The ride will last about 30 mins. Meet your tour guide at the main entrance and enter the site for a private tour of the famous City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. After approximately 2 hours of visiting Machu Picchu, have some free time to explore and take pictures of this sacred place. If you choose the Premium Lounge option, you will enjoy a buffet lunch at a 5 star hotel. Now it's time to get back to Aguas Calientes to enjoy and explore the village. Your train back will depart in the late afternoon; your driver will be waiting for you at the final stop of the train to take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

Includes
  • Private pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip train ticket by Inca Rail
  • Gourmet lunch at Sanctuary lodge (if Premium Lounge option chosen)
  • Round-trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu Lost Citadel entrance fee
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for approx. 2 hours (Spanish/English)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Drinks not specified in the itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, during the rainy season, from November to March, all trains have the bimodal service, which includes a bus from Cusco and a train from Ollantaytambo station
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was a "bucket list" trip for us and it was amazing! Our personal guide, Alex, just made the trip extraordinary - he was super informative on all facts / history of Machu Picchu and took such perfect care of us, from the hotel pickup to getting us to Ollentaytambo in the Sacred Valley, to catching the INCREDIBLE luxury first class train ride to Aguas Calientes along the rushing Urubamba River, to taking the bus up the VERY steep, winding road to Machu Picchu, to touring the site for over 2 hours (very few tourists re/ COVID so NOW is the time to go of you want to have MP all to yourself!), then having the most delicious lunch next door at the luxury Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, then back down the mountain to the awaiting train and from Ollentaytambo back to Cusco with a private vehicle / safe driver. THANK YOU ALEX!!! We will never forget the magic of this experience!!! Chris and Elissa, CANADA

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July 22, 2021

Best trip ever!

A lady called Luciano came to our hotel to meet us the day before our trip to give us our tickets and explain the pick up journey times which I thought was really professional, next day everything ran smoothly,the food on the the train was really nice, staff very friendly, we were giving unlimited drinks both coming and going,once the train arrived Karina escorted us on the bus to Machu Picchu where we met our guide who was brilliant, journey on the way back ran smoothly with live music and more wine, Brillian trip!

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September 4, 2019

Transfer to Urubamba by car then from there you take the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Agua Calientes). On the train you are treated with gloves, everything is well done from the aperitif to the meals. Once at the station, a boy takes us to the bus that leads to Machu Picchu. At destination, a guide welcomes us and accompanies us through the archaeological site. All beautiful and well organized. During the return journey, the breakdown of the locomotive will delay us by about 2 hours with fear of not finding the driver anymore (fortunately he has not abandoned us). I would pull my ears to the agency for the poor customer care, hurry to deliver tickets and they did not respond on whatsapp while we were in difficulty on the return journey.

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August 17, 2019

Product ID: 196972