This full-day excursion to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Follow the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu. Tour the ancient citadel with a guide.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Enjoy a small-group excursion to Machu Picchu from Cusco
Learn about the history behind the sacred city on a guided tour
Admire the stunning scenery on the train journey to Aguas Calientes
Your 15-hour excursion begins with an early morning pick-up at your Cusco hotel. Travel by private bus to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, where you'll board the train to Aguas Calientes.
Admire the stunning scenery throughout the train journey, following the course of the river through the Sacred Valley before arriving in Aguas Calientes.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes town your tour guide will greet you and escort you to the bus station for the ride up to Machu Picchu. You’ll have a 2.5-hour tour of the site, during which time you'll learn about the Incas and visit the most important areas of the citadel.
After the guided tour you'll have free time to explore the site on your own. There are various areas that are not included in the tour such as the Inca Bridge and you can ask your guide for suggestions about what to see.
Later in the afternoon, you’ll take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll board the train back to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will transfer you to Cusco. The program ends at your hotel.
Round-trip train journey to Machu Pichhu (Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Expedition)
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Pick-up at your hotel
Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo
Entrance to Machu Picchu and guided tour of the site
Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
What’s Not Included
Admission to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Vistadome train upgrade
Travel Insurance (you are strongly encouraged to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip)
What to wear/bring:
• Your original passport
• Your ISIC card if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount
• Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
• Warm jacket
• Comfortable trousers
• Sun hat
• Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
• Insect repellent
• Personal medication
• Camera and film