Machu Picchu Full Day Tour By Train - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    3:55am
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends at the hotels of the passengers
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

One of the archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is a highlight of any visit to Peru. This ancient citadel, discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, is the largest of the Peruvian Inca ruins, and it is believed to have been an important ceremonial site. On this tour, you will admire this place and appreciate the beauty of the site as well as the nature surrounding it. No trip to Peru is complete without a visit to this wonder.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

At 3:55am in the morning you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and driven to the train station at Ollantaytambo. Here, you will catch the train that will take you to Machu picchu. You will take the train at 6:40am to Aguas Calientes, arriving around 8am. Your guide will meet you at the train station in Aguas Calientes to take you to the bus up to Machu picchu. The bus ride is about 30 minutes. You should arrive at Machu picchu around 8:45am and enter the site.

During a guided tour of this magnificent site, your bilingual guide will explain all about the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit all the major sites within the lost city. The guided tour will take around 2:30-3 hours. You can climb the mountain of Huayna picchu (tickets need to be purchased in advance), which is a 1.5 to 2 hours round trip hike. The entrance time is 10am to 11am, so if you choose to take this tour, your guided tour will be faster in order to finish in time to enter Huayna picchu.

After the Machu Picchu guided tour, you can spend the rest of your time exploring the citadel on your own. If you would like, you can exit the park to eat a snack at the cafe and re-enter the park. Your ticket is good for the entire day. Afterwards, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, the town named for its hot springs. Buses leave from Aguas Calientes every 5 minutes (30 minute trip). Then, you will return by train to Cusco. You can choose the 4:12pm train to return to Cusco or the 7pm train to return to Ollantaytambo. The train ride is about 100 minutes. A car will be waiting in Ollantaytambo to take you to Cusco (approx. 90 min.).

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

Bilingual Tour Guide

Transfer from Cusco to Train Station in Ollantaytambo (round trip)

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)

Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Note: If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu, tickets need to be purchased at the time of your Machu Picchu booking. Please advise at time of booking so this can be arranged

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Jul-2016

    Highly Recommended

  • 10-Jan-2016

    I booked this tour under a misapprehension that it would have been difficult to have arranged for myself. In fact, it would have been a very simple matter to have gotten a taxi to the train station and gotten to Machu Picchu without needing to have used a formal tour company. I then wouldn't have had to have waited and wasted an hour after getting off the train on the return journey for the ride all the back to Cusco, and I would have saved myself a shoe full for money as well.Machu Picchu itself is an awesome sight. Every bit one of the wonders of the world.

  • 16-Oct-2015

    The guides were awesome and very helpful! They went out of their way to ensure everything was on schedule for timing and trains. Recommend using this company they work hard to make it flow right