Machu Picchu Day Tour is an enigmatic way on how to reach Incas city!
On the route, you can appreciate the landspaces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sub-tropical flora and fauna as well as lovely sceneries closer to Machu Picchu! Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes (a small town just below Machu Picchu), you get on a tourist shuttle bus taking you just in front of the entrance of this unique Incan citadel!
There, you receive a guided tour of the so called "Lost City of the Incas". Afterwards, take some panoramic pictures of the antique Incan citadal with all the splendid landscape that surrounds it!! Then you can return to citadel and explore this overwhelming citadel on your own!
Get to Machu Picchu, you just can choose one of the following train options: Expedition Class (standard), Vistadome Class (first class) or Hiram Bingham Class (Machu Picchu Luxury) operated by Peru Rail (a railway company) or Tourist Class (standard), Executive Class (more comfortable) or First Class (Luxury) operated by Inca Rail (another railway company).
The Machu Picchu by Train is waiting for you so do not waver and join our group.
Crew: A Inca Trail Machu Representative in Cusco and a professional bilingual Tour Guide in whole tour
Accommodation: In case of the 2 day tour, please visit the page of Prices.
Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, a train round trip.
In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer your to a railway station (either at Poroy, which is 30 minutes far away from Cusco or at Ollantaytambo which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Cusco). There you board a train and travel for about 1 hour 45 minutes experiencing spectacular changeable landscapes passing through lush fields and colourful villages placed on the foothill of the Andes. The highlight of the way are wonderful views of mountains and the marvellous Urubamba River that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the end, you reach Aguas Calientes, a town just below Machu Picchu, where our Representative welcomes you at the railway station to accompany you to a bus stop. There you get on a shuttle bus taking you up to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu following a zigzag path for about 25 minutes.
Once in Machu Picchu, your Tour Guide introduces you the most important attractions of this antique Incan site such as its main square, the Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Incas Cemetery. This guided tour takes about 2 and half an hour and then you are given time off to explore around the complex and take some amazing panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. So please do not forget your camera and enjoy the visit of the "One of the New 7 Wonders of the World" !!
When you have enjoy the site enough, you take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in the package) in one of many lovely restaurants offering traditional Andean as well as international cuisine. Afterwards, you can visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Museum of the Site (neither entrance of these is included in the package).
In the afternoon, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy) where our driver expects us in front of the railway station to transfer us to Cusco.
Meals budget: Please allow USD 20 - 30 for meals not included.
Local flights: No local flight is included in the cost of the tours.