Machu Picchu by Train – Full Day

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$ 259 USD

  • The fastest way to visit this Wonder of the World
  • Witness the most astonishing sceneries from the Expedition train all along the way
  • Perfect for those short in time but still wanting to experience an unforgettable day at Machu Picchu
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1 Day


2 to 8 people

Start / Finish

Cusco / Cusco




Train & mini-van





Walking Distance

Just the guided tour

Max. Altitude

9,007 ft /
2,730 m


This adventure will take you in one day through the finest gems the Andes has to offer. From the scenic views along the Expedition train ride to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes, and finally the jewel-in-our-crown, the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Our team will make sure this becomes an unforgettable tour that you’ll cherish all your life.

Detailed Itinerary

Full day: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

We’ll start the day early at 3:30am, picking you up from your hotel/hostel and taking you to Ollantaytambo station. Once there, you’ll take to train to Aguas Calientes arriving at 8:20am, where our staff will be waiting for you to take you up on bus to Machu Picchu.

From there your 2-hour guided tour begins. You’ll visit the important places such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Inca Cemeteries. After the Machu Picchu tour is over, you’ll have some free time to explore the Inca citadel by yourself and take pictures, walk around or just relax and enjoy the mystical views. At 14:00pm it’s time to start making your way back down to Aguas Calientes.

You’ll have some time to visit some shops or get some food in Aguas Calientes, until the train time back to Ollantaytambo (either 18:20pm or 21:55pm). Our staff will be waiting for you to arrive to take you back to your hotel/hostel in Cusco.

What’s Included

  • Professional, experienced, bilingual tour guide

  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket

  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu

  • Hotel/hostel pick-up

  • Drop-off in Plaza San Francisco - center of Cusco

  • Transportation by mini-van to Ollantaytambo

  • Transportation by train to Aguas Calientes

  • Transportation by train and mini-van back to Cusco

  • Briefing at our office (this will be done the night before your tour)

  • Food

  • Tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Optional: bus tickets up and down from Aguas Calientes village to the Machu Picchu site entrance - $24 USD

What To Bring

  • Original passport

  • Original Student ID (if you booked as a student)

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Aluminum/reusable water bottle

  • Personal medication

  • Tripods are not allowed at the historical site (you can leave yours in the lockers outside)

  • Plastic bottles are not allowed in the citadel or any of the roads

  • Walking sticks are not allowed unless the person needs them (they must have rubber tips)

  • Big backpacks as they are not allowed into the citadel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the group size?

Our tour departs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people.

If looking to book a private group tour or solo tour, contact us and we’ll organize one for you.

Do you arrange trips for solo travelers?

There’s nothing like that feeling of discovering a new place all by yourself and we can help you with that. Whether looking to travel alone part of a journey or the whole trip, simply contact us and we’ll create the perfect plan.