Tours to Machu Picchu by train are a mysterious way to reach the lost citadel of the Incas. Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world most visited by tourists. This tour trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco is the cheapest option to see the Machu Picchu that has beautiful stone-based constructions carved with great precision and detail; it is the most important work for the Incas for having been built on a rugged and inaccessible mountain.
In the Machu Picchu 1 day Tour, you will be able to appreciate the land spaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the subtropical flora and fauna, as well as the beautiful landscapes closest to Machu Picchu.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00 am – 4:30 am).
Early in the morning, a representative from the Huaynas Expeditions agency will pick you up at your hotel. After complying with the established protocols, we will take a tourist bus to go to the Ollantaytambo train station and board the Expedition train that will take us in 1 hour and 45 minutes to the town of Machu Picchu.
Once there we go to the bus station to go up in about 40 minutes to the Sacred Inca City of Machu Picchu that awaits us with its imposing and stony peace, which can only be experienced because there are no words that can describe this place and the impressive landscape that surrounds it. During the guided tour, our guide will tell you about the history and myths of Machu Picchu, revealing the secrets that surround this architectural marvel that is one of the most magical and mysterious places in the world.
The tour will last about two hours with enough time for photos, and for you to enjoy our Wonder, then we will leave Machu Picchu, to go to the town waiting for our return train.
The Inca City of Machu Picchu is located 2,430 meters above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, and a natural environment of extraordinary beauty. Furthermore, it is probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height.
The natural environment of Machu Picchu, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the Upper Amazon River Basin, with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Due to its location and type of climate, this area is frequently shrouded in clouds of fog crossed by the light of the equatorial sun.
In the afternoon/evening, we will board the train to return to Cusco. Arriving in Ollantaytambo, we will ensure your reception and transfer to the city of Cusco.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Machu Picchu by Train Full Day private service, includes additional items such as:
Our prices for the Machu Picchu by Train Full Day are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.
We want your vacation to Peru to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. This section contains answers to any inquiries regarding going with Huaynas Expeditions. Please read the following information; it will assist you if you have any queries regarding our services.
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You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.
Of course! During the tour to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.
Usually, it is not accepted since the permits, and the train tickets are not allowed to change the date or transfer to another name.
But if you need it, we’ll need to buy new permits and train tickets and the cost you’ll pay for it.
Yes! You must bring your original passport, which must be the same one you sent us at the booking time. Your passport will be checked at Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
Updating passport numbers: If you are renewing your passport, go ahead and email us a copy of your old passport to book your Machu Picchu ticket. If you no longer have your old passport, any government issue ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you receive your new passport, please email us a copy of your new passport ASAP to change the information about your permits and train tickets.
We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, seats are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the permits for Machu Picchu and the train ticket and permits for the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are in high demand, sometimes selling out months in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance recommendable 2 or 3 months in advance.
The Expedition and Vistadome categories offer comfortable leather seats and include a snack and hot or cold drink per person. The first and main difference between both categories is that the Vistadome train has windows on the roof of the cars, which allows a panoramic view of the outside. The second difference is that the Vistadome train offers entertainment services on board, such as typical dances and parades.
If you want to get the student discount, the following requirements must be met:
The university card must meet the following requirements:
If you meet the requirements above, you will get the following discount:
All students have to send a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking to get the student discount.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.
Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.
Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.
When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.