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Machu Picchu by train
Machu Picchu Tour by Train

MACHU PICCHU TOUR FULL DAY BY TRAIN – Door to Door Service

Description

Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist attraction in South America, and many people from different countries are looking for the best option to know one of the world’s wonders. If you have one day only to visit this majestic Inca city nestled on top of the amazon mountains, we offer you the best plan. Our Machu Picchu tour full day by train is a door-to-door service. We pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb in Cusco, and we include all tickets and transportation services needed for this tour and Machu Picchu guided tour. Of course, while you are travelling on the train, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Andean and amazon landscapes because we provide trains during the daylight.

  • STARTING POINT: Cusco at your hotel
  • ENDING POINT: Cusco at your hotel
  • DURATION: Full day from 4:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily departures
  • PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: Available also in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, etc.)
  • HIGH SEASON: From April to October

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Private transportation service from your hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo – 1:45 hours trip
  • EXPEDITION or VOGAYER train at 6:10 or 6:40 from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes town or Machu Picchu Pueblo – 1:30 hours trip
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu – 30 minutes trip
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu at 10 am
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu – 2 hours tour approximately
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas – 30 minutes trip
  • EXPEDITION or VOGAYER train at 14:30 or 14:55 from Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo – 1:30 hours trip
  • Private transportation service from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco – 1:45 hours trip

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Meals
  • Tips

Highlights

from $ 250.00
FULL DAY TOUR
If you book the Machu Picchu tour with us, you get the PROMO PRICE for RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, HUMANTAY LAKE and SACRED VALLEY TOURS if you are planning to do those tours as well
Trip Style:
Classic
Dificulty Level:
Easy
Group Size:
MAX: 10 PP for Machu Picchu Guided tour
Total Hiking Distance:
Meals:
0 B, 0 D, 0 L
Departures:
Daily Departures
Trip Starts in:
Cusco at your hotel
Places to Visit:
Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

TRIP ITINERARY

TRIP SCHEDULE
  • PICK UP TIME FROM YOUR HOTEL IN CUSCO: 4:00 AM
  • TRAIN TIME FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN: 6:10 AM or 6:40 AM 
  • MACHU PICCHU ENTRANCER TIME:  9:00 AM or 10:00 AM
  • TRAIN BACK FROM AGUAS CALIENTES TO OLLANTAYTAMBO: 14:30 or 14:55 
  • BACK IN CUSCO IN THE HOTEL AROUND: 7:00 PM 

One transfer from the Machu Picchu reservations company will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 AM (you need to wait at the reception of your hotel or Airbnb, ready to go). Once you get in the car will drive you for approximately 1.45 hours to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where our driver will drop you off to take the train at 6:10 or 6:40 am to Aguas Calientes town; the journey in the train last 1.5 hours once you arrive in the train station of Aguas Calientes town which is the base town of Machu Picchu You meet our guide who is going wait for you in the train station with MACHU PICCHU RESERVATIONS SIGN or with YOUR NAMES. After you meet the guide and some indication, you have 20 to 40 minutes of free time (to have coffee, buy some snacks, water or for the restroom). Afterwards, you will go in the line to take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, which takes 30 minutes drive. Once you arrive at the main gate of Machu Picchu around 9 to 10 am, you go into Machu Picchu with the tour guide.

Machu Picchu Guided tour: We included a Machu Picchu ticket in the program, and the type of circuit for Machu Picchu that we included as the first choice is circuit 02 or 01, but if there are no spaces for the first option, we included circuit 04 or 03 as second options, This will depend on the Machu Picchu tickets availability and if you like to get the first option is better to book in advance. (check more details here)

Once in Machu Picchu, our tour guide will take you into the Inca city for the guided tour along the circuit you get included. The tour guide will explain to you all about Machu Picchu and will give you time to take pictures and enjoy the views of the Inca city. also, the guide will take you to visit the most important places of Machu Picchu. Included in your Machu Picchu Circuit, the tour last around 2.5 hours in Machu Picchu. After the tour in Machu Picchu, you go out to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes Town for 30 minutes. Once back in Aguas Calientes, you have some time to buy lunch or to explore the little bit the Aguas Calientes town then you need to go to the train station to take the train back to Cusco around 14:30 or 14:55 pm from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo for 1.5 hours. The train takes you back to Ollantaytambo train station, where our transfer waits for you with your names to board you in the car to drive you back to Cusco for 1.45 hours and drop you off in your hotel Cusco.

 

Inclusions

PRICING

TOUR PRICES: MACHU PICCHU TOUR FULL DAY BY TRAIN SEASON 2022 – 2023

The prices for the tour to Machu Picchu vary a little because we buy the Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government. They have different rates depending on whether you are an adult, student, Peruvian and for the countries that belong to the Andean community.

  • ADULT: 270.00 US Dollars
  • STUDENT: 250.00 US Dollars
  • CHILDREN: 250 US Dollars
PRICE FOR PERUVIANS and ANDEAN COMMUNITY COUNTRIES – CAN (COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, BOLIVIA, PERU)
  • ADULT: 250.00 US Dollars
  • STUDENT: 240.00 US Dollars
  • CHILDREN: 240.00 US Dollars

EXTRA OPTION TO ADD ON: If you upgrade to one way VISTADOME TRAIN usually is for the way back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

  • UP-GRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN ONE WAY: 35 US Dollars
  • UP-GRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN ROUND TRIP: 50 US Dollars
What is the difference between the vistadome train and the expdetion or vogayer train

EXPEDITION / VOGAYER TRAIN: They are tourist service trains that have all the comforts on board and with decoration inspired by the Inca culture also they have large windows to enjoy the views of the landscapes while you travel in the train

VISTADOME TRAIN: Vistadome train offers a unique and different way to travel to Machu Picchu. Each car has panoramic windows and a crystal dome, enabling you to feel part of your surroundings with panoramic views. Also, on the Vistadome train, they provide small snacks and entertain you with shows as dance, and music, also featuring an authentic baby alpaca wool collection with the exclusive trends in alpaca apparel

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE:

The student price applies to all students from over the world. You just need to meet the requirements that the Peruvian government has for students since we get a discount when we buy Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government.

FOR STUDENT PRICE YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUEREMENTS:

  • The student card must be an original student ID given from your university in PVC material.
  • In the student card must be ptinted (University Information, Student name, Student Picture)
  • The student card must have printed a valid expiration date /  valid only for one year if you visit Machu Picchu in 2022 the expiration date must be 2022 or 2023 or visiting Machu Picchu in 2023 the maximun expitation date is 2024.
  • Discount for students, not more than 25 years old
  • ISIC (international student identification card) is not valid for the discount even if they complete the requirements
  • The only valid document for the student price is the actual student card that meets the requirements of the Peruvian government. It is not valid any other documents, such as certifications, and virtual cards are not valid as proof of student
  • IF YOU MEET all the requirements, send us a photo of both sides of your student ID to machupícchureservations@gmail.com by the time you book the tour. If you send us later does not work to apply for the student price

CHILDREN PRICE: Children from 03 years to 17 years old are considered for the Children’s price, and children younger than 03 years old do not pay for the trip but do not have access to any inclusions of the tour.

TRIP DETAILS

BOOKING NOTES

Machu Picchu by Train

Visit Machu Picchu through the most comfortable and fastest way to get there. The train ride goes through the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas until arriving at the Aguas Calientes station, at the foot of Machu Picchu. Today, most tourists arrive at the Inca City this way. The trains are equipped with comfortable seats, large windows, on-board service, snacks, drinks and much more.

WHAT TO PACK

How you have to dress:

  • Wool hat or beanie
  • T-shirt
  • Layer
  • A jacket, if it is not waterproof take also rain poncho
  • Pants on
  • Hiking shoes, also you can do on sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Small Backpack to carry water, some snacks, camera ,ect.

What to bring:

  • Original Passport
  • Day pack
  • Camera
  • Water, we recommend you 2 liters of water but you can also buy on the way
  • Snacks like, apple, cereal bar, sweets and chocolates.
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain poncho
  • Cash in soles for your extra expenses such meals, water, etc

Frequently Asked Questions MACHU PICCHU TOUR FULL DAY BY TRAIN – Door to Door Service

How long does it take the hike for the rainbow mountain?

The way up takes between 1.5 to 2 hours on a gradual trail, If you take the same way to return akes like 1.5 hours and if I return through the red valley it takes about 2 hours.

When is the best time to go?

This is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a huge variety of conditions. Best time is ! Dry season runs from May to November and this is typically the time that is most recommended.

Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?

For the Rainbow Mountain you do not need to carry any documents, only for emergencies or some unexpected control you can take a copy of your passport.

What type of transportation is used?

All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibuses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the vehicles are maintained daily to keep them in good conditions and clean and each vehicle has been properly logged.

Will the altitude affect me?

When travelling throughout the Andes in Peru some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the rainbow mountain we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before the start to acclimate and rest or you can do it on the last day of your time in cusco since that the rainbow mountain is at 5000m.

What can I do in order to prevent the altitude sickness?

We recommend to be in Cusco at least 2 days and drink as much water as you can and drink coca tea that can be ordered anywhere you want, you can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food and if you have any medication prescribed by your doctor you can take it and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.

How do I reserve a space for the rainbow mountain?

Just click on the BOOK NOW button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by whatsApp with a specialist you can contact to this number. +51974217700

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. We require a booking deposit of 20 dollars for the Rainbow Mountain, if you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, you will have the 100% refund, if you do not do it within 24 hours you will lose the money deposited.

What happens after I make my deposit?

Once we receive the deposit we confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.

Can I go by horse to the Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, you can go by horse to the mountain of colors, you can rent horses directly from the local people that cost between 60 and 80 soles per person.

How long will I stay in the rainbow mountain?

The time that we usually spend at the rainbow mountain viewpoint is about an hour, depends on the group pace and the weather conditions.

Type Persons Price per person Total US $
Adults 1 $ $ 8911.00
TOTAL $
Deposit (30%) $ 0.00
PayPal Commission (6%) $ 0.00
Deposit Amount $ 0.00
UP-GRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN - ONE WAY (+35) x 0 $ 0.00
UP-GRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN - ROUND TRIP (+50) x 0 $ 0.00
Balance $ 0.00

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