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Ollantaytambo Train Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

1. Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

Experience a tour ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, one of the most magical places in the world. Get a guided tour of the archeological site and free time to discover it on your own Start your journey with pickup from hotels and hostels in the center of Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo to board the train to the city of Machu Picchu. The 2-hour train ride is without a guide. Upon arrival, the guide with the names of each traveler will be waiting. Follow your guide to the bus station to board the bus to the citadel. The trip will last approximately 25 minutes.  Begin a 2-hour guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. There are areas available that are not included in the tour, such as the Inca bridge, and you can always ask your guide for suggestions to explore more in your free time.  Later in the afternoon, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo to finally take your last bus trip to Cusco, lasting about 4 hours in total.

Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

2. Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

Embark on a full-day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco and experience the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history behind the complex and the Inca people from your guide. On this 1-day excursion, visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pickup at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum, and more. Have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer.  Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.

Machu Picchu: Expedition Train Round-trip Ticket

3. Machu Picchu: Expedition Train Round-trip Ticket

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need. Start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel in the perfect way aboard the PeruRail Expedition train, whose train cars are steeped in the designs of Incan culture. Marvel at the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures on a journey unlike any other. Enjoy being waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, stay refreshed with a food and beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top-quality products. Free WiFi available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy (Cusco), Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.

From Ollantaytambo: Aguas Calientes Round-Trip Train Ticket

4. From Ollantaytambo: Aguas Calientes Round-Trip Train Ticket

Leave in the morning from Ollantaytambo for a round-trip to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the train ride while checking out the scenery along the way. Upon arrival and you can visit Machu Picchu and discover the Temple of Sun or the Intihuatana stone.  You can choose between the following categories:  Economy Ticket  Your train leaves between 6:10 AM and 8:29 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, operated by Peru Rail Expedition Train or Inca Rail Voyager Train.   Superior Ticket Your train leaves between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, operated by Peru Rail Vistadome Train or Inca Rail 360 Train. This option includes panoramic windows and snacks.  Luxury Ticket Your train leaves at 11:15 AM and returns at 7:00 PM, operated by Inca Rail First Class Train.  This option includes a 3-course gourmet menu prepared with Andean ingredients from the Sacred Valley, an exclusive selection of drinks and live music. It also includes the bus ride between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.

Cusco to Ollantaytambo: One-Way Private Transfer

5. Cusco to Ollantaytambo: One-Way Private Transfer

Start your adventure to Machu Picchu with a private transfer from Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Skip crowded taxi lines and avoid navigating confusing public transport systems with a stress-free ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.   After being picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at the designated time by a professional driver, relax and enjoy the scenery for the two-hour drive to Ollantaytambo. This village is important for its train station, which serves as the starting point for many tourists en route to the incredible Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Take in the stunning landscape of the Andes Mountains as you drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and arrive safely at your destination 67 kilometers from Cusco.

Machu Picchu: Vistadome Train Round-trip Ticket

6. Machu Picchu: Vistadome Train Round-trip Ticket

Travel to one of the world's most famous archaeological sites on the Vistadome train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, near Machu Pichu. With panoramic windows in each carriage, take in the views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful countryside. Return trips on the Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Enjoy a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through local cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. Free WiFi is also available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.

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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo Train Station

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 83 reviews

A great experience from start to finish, Machu Picchu is a magical place. It is a very busy destination so when we arrived in Cuzco they told us that there would be no vacancies for two weeks! Quickly enter the Get your guide platform and I immediately found a super complete tour. Pick up at the hotel very punctual as well as the entire journey. Our guide, Americo, treated us very well and gave us all the information we needed and also told us native stories since he was born in an Andean town and his native language is Quechua; For me that was a luxury. We were very pleased with everything and I recommend it 100%

I picked this experience because I was able to get picked up in cusco and return to cusco the same day. The host was very communicative and I was easily directed from bus to the Inca rail train, onto another bus, and into Machu Picchu where my guide was waiting for me. They took care of all transport tickets and entry tickets I did not have to lift a finger! My guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and he knew the best photo spots!

The ride in the train was awesome. The views were amazing, the staff was very courteous and helpful, the seats were comfortable and overall ride was well worth it. Buying vistadome over expediton ticket was well worth it. On the return journey they had a dance and fashion show and you can buy the clothes that they displayed. They followed all protocols like double mask, santization etc. would definitely recommend this ride.

Really nice trip. Everything was great organized. Driver took as from the hotel to the train station and wait for us when we have came back. In the Machu Picchu Pueblo, there was a time for breakfast. Our guide gave us many interesting information about the place and helped with taking photos.

Everything was well organized, Jimmy the guide was awesome. The service provider is very responsive by message in case of questions etc.