The trip to Machu Picchu by train is one of the best experiences that you can enjoy on your trip to this thousand-year-old citadel. As you pass through the Vilcanota canyon on the right bank of the Urubamba River, you will see how the landscape ceases to have those typical characteristics of the mountains and is transformed into a semi-tropical jungle landscape.
Our round trip is designed for those travelers who need to visit the Inca city in the shortest possible time, for which it is necessary to leave Cusco very early and board the train to Aguas Calientes where our team will provide all the support and logistics. to make your trip the best experience.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
The train trip to Machu Picchu is perhaps one of the best experiences that one can have in life, our trip goes through different landscapes for 1 hour and a half, seeing how the nature of the place and the climate change, already in Machu Picchu our guide It will show you each of the sectors of this magical city.
**** The trip itinerary is based on the Expedition category train, however if what you want is to improve your experience and appreciate a live dance show in the middle of the train trip, you can ask about our travel option in the Vistadome category train.
Day 1: CUSCO - AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
To make our visit to Machu Picchu a reality, it is necessary to leave Cusco early, for this reason our driver will pass by your hotel at 5 in the morning to take you to the Ollantaytambo station, which is 1 hour and a half from Cusco to board the train. to take him to the town of Aguas Calientes.
Already at the Ollantaytambo station, the train will be boarded making a trip of 1 hour and 30 minutes, along this route you will see how the flora of the place changes and becomes a much more tropical landscape, in the same way you will be able to observe the beginning of the Inca trail and like many travelers start their trek to Machu Picchu.
As it is a tourist train, you will have the option of using the bathrooms almost as necessary or having a hot drink that the service on board offers.
Already in Aguas Calientes our guide will be waiting for you at the exit of the station to take you to the bus station to make the last journey until you reach the door of the Inca citadel, we recommend you use the bathrooms before entering the Inca city since internally there are none of these services and if you have to leave you will not have the option to re-enter.
Our guide will provide you with all the necessary information during a tour of approximately 2 hours and a half, depending on the type of income that the tour has, it can start in the upper part of the city or the middle or lower part of the city, we recommend you check the difference between each one of these options.
Once our tour of the Inca citadel is over, do not forget to stamp your passport with the Machu Picchu stamp and then board the bus down to the town of Aguas Clientes where you will have enough time to have lunch, in the town there are many restaurants for all tastes.
Already in the afternoon, you will board the return train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will be waiting for you to bring you back to Cusco arriving at approximately 8 pm depending on the selected schedules on the train. Our service ends at the door of your hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TOUR?
- Pick up from hotel
- Private tourist transport Cusco / Ollantaytambo / Cusco
- Train ticket Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
- Bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide English speeking guide
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN TOUR?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions).
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Warm jacket and mountain pants, or jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Fleece, gloves, scarf, wool cap
- Waterproof clothing and/or rain poncho
- Water bottles
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)