TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

Journey Through the Andes: Cusco to Aguas Calientes via Ollantaytambo

Embark on a captivating journey as we begin with a 10:00 am pickup from your hotel, followed by a scenic 1 hour and 45-minute transfer to the historic Ollantaytambo train station. Board the 12:55 pm train and delight in a 1 hour and 30-minute ride through picturesque landscapes as you make your way to the charming town of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and later, at around 7:00 pm, meet with your knowledgeable guide to discuss the exciting details of the upcoming day’s adventure to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

On the second day, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Machu Picchu, weather permitting, and enjoy the site with fewer visitors. Start your day with a 5 am breakfast at the hotel before taking a 30-minute bus ride from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. The gates open at 6 am, and once you meet your guide, you’ll embark on a 2.5-hour guided tour, learning about the fascinating history and significance of this iconic Inca citadel.

After the guided tour, you may opt to hike either Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain for an elevated perspective, but remember to purchase tickets well in advance for these climbs. If you prefer, simply spend some more time exploring Machu Picchu before taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for a leisurely in town.

Afterwards, board the train at 14:30 or 14:55 pm for a 1.5-hour journey back to Ollantaytambo, where a car will be waiting to transport you back to Cusco. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel, bringing an unforgettable adventure to a close.

Inclusions

Included

This comprehensive tour package includes the following services to ensure a seamless and memorable experience:
  • Hotel transfer: We’ll provide a convenient pick-up service from your hotel in Cusco, transporting you directly to the Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Expedition or Voyager train: Departing at 12:36 or 12:55 for a comfortable and scenic journey from Ollantaytambo to the charming town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Accommodation: Spend a night at a hostel in Aguas Calientes, resting up for the next day’s adventure.
  • Round-trip bus tickets: We’ll arrange round-trip bus transportation between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu, ensuring a hassle-free journey to and from the ancient citadel.
  • Machu Picchu entry: Your tour package includes an entrance ticket to the iconic Machu Picchu site.
  • Guided tour: Benefit from the expertise of a professional guide who will accompany you during your visit to Machu Picchu, providing valuable insights and information.
  • Return bus: After your Machu Picchu exploration, the bus will take you back to Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition or Voyager: Train at either 14:30 or 14:55, as you journey back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. These train options offer a comfortable and enjoyable experience, allowing you to appreciate the stunning landscapes and beautiful scenery that surround you during your return trip. As you travel through the picturesque Andean countryside, take in the magnificent views and relive the unforgettable moments from your Machu Picchu adventure.
  • Final transfer: Conclude your adventure with a transfer service from Ollantaytambo back to your hotel in Cusco, ensuring a comfortable and convenient end to your trip.

Not Included

The tour package does not include the following items, which you should plan for separately:
  • Meals: Any meals during the tour, such as breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or snacks, are not covered in the package price. You’ll need to budget for meals and make your own arrangements at local restaurants or cafes in the towns you visit.
  • Extra expenses: Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, additional activities, or any incidental costs you may incur during the tour, are not included in the package. You should set aside funds to cover these additional expenses according to your personal preferences.

What to Pack

For a comfortable and enjoyable 2-day Machu Picchu tour by train, it’s essential to dress appropriately and pack the necessary items. Here’s a detailed packing list to help you prepare:

Dressing for the tour:

  • Wool hat or beanie: To keep your head warm during cooler temperatures or in the early mornings.
  • T-shirt: A breathable, moisture-wicking base layer for comfort during the day.
  • Layer: A lightweight, insulating layer to help regulate body temperature as conditions change.
  • Jacket: A waterproof or water-resistant jacket is ideal, but if not available, bring a rain poncho for protection against unexpected showers.
  • Pants: Comfortable, quick-drying hiking pants or trousers.
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers: Sturdy footwear with good traction for walking on varied terrain.
  • Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the sun and glare.
  • Gloves: To keep your hands warm during cooler weather or at higher elevations.

What to bring in your day pack:

  • Original Passport: Required for identification and entry to Machu Picchu.
  • Physical original student card: (if you applied for the student discount)
  • Day pack: A small backpack to carry your essentials during the tour.
  • Camera: To capture the breathtaking scenery and unforgettable memories.
  • Water: We recommend bringing at least 2 liters of water, but you can also purchase additional water along the way.
  • Snacks: Pack items like apples, cereal bars, sweets, and chocolates to keep your energy levels up.
  • Sun cream: Protect your skin from the sun’s rays during the day.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect against insect bites in the warmer, more humid areas.
  • Rain poncho: An essential item in case of unexpected rain showers.
  • Cash in soles: Bring enough local currency for extra expenses such as meals, additional water, and other personal needs.

Pricing

MACHU PICCHU 2-DAY, 1-NIGHT TOUR BY TRAIN (GROUP SERVICE) – SEASON 2023
  • Adult: $310.00 USD
  • Student: $290.00 USD
Additional Options to Enhance Your Machu Picchu Trip:
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: $60 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: $60 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • Upgrade to Vistadome – Panoramic Train: $35 USD (one-way upgrade)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome – Panoramic Train: $50 USD (round-trip upgrade)

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STUDENT PRICE:

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE:

The student price is available for all students around the world, provided that they meet the requirements set by the Peruvian government. This discount is applicable when purchasing Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Your student ID must be an original ID issued by your university, made of PVC material.
The student ID must have the following information printed on it.
  • University information.
  • Student name.
  • Student picture.
  1. The student ID must have a valid expiration date printed on it, which is only valid for one year. For instance, if you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the expiration date on your ID must be 2023 or 2024. If you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the maximum expiration date allowed is 2024.
  2. The student discount is available only for students who are not more than 25 years old.
  3. The International Student Identification Card (ISIC) is not valid for the discount, even if it meets the requirements mentioned above.
  4. The only valid document for the student price is the original student ID that meets the requirements set by the Peruvian government. No other documents such as certifications or virtual cards are accepted as proof of student status.
  5. To apply for the student price, send us a photo of both sides of your student ID to machupicchureservations@gmail.com when you book the tour. If you send it later, you will not be eligible for the student discount.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

TO BOOK THE MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN, a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2-DAY TRAIN tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
claireK6420PL
claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

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