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From Cusco: Full-Day Guided Tour with Train to Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Trek The Colca

From Cusco: Full-Day Guided Tour with Train to Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Trek The Colca

From US$ 482 per person

On this full-day tour take one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Experience breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and enjoy free time to explore the famous UNESCO site.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco.


  • Have a great view of the landscape from the train
  • Travel comfortable in the expedition train
  • Get to know Machu Picchu with an expert tour guide
Full description

You will leave Cusco at 3:30 in the morning. You will travel 2 hours by bus to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley where you will board the train at approximately 06:15 hrs to Aguas Calientes. Throughout the journey you will see beautiful landscapes, the train trip is quite an experience. Following the course of the river through the Sacred Valley you will arrive at Aguas Calientes and will go directly to Machu Picchu for your guided tour. The guided tour lasts about 2 hours and during the tour you will learn more about the Inca culture and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After the visit, you will have free time to explore the site on your own. In the afternoon you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo (approx. 2 hours) and then continue by bus to Cusco (another 2 hours) in the train Expedition class. You will leave to Cusco around 4:55 PM and will arrive around 9:00 PM.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Round trip by bus between Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Round trip in the Expedition train between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip by bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • Gratuities for the tour guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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Excellent attention .. the purchase of tickets for Machu Picchu is not well organized

September 21, 2022

Product ID: 429257