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2 Day Train Tour To Machu Picchu

2 Day Train Tour To Machu Picchu

2 Day train tour to Machu Picchu is one of the most stress-free trips available. Transportation and lodging are completely taken care of, and travelers on the Machu Picchu overnight get to experience the beautiful, ancient Incan city without several days of hiking. 

While this more demanding option appeals to some, the ease of the train ride (with beautiful views of the landscape) to Aguas Calientes, a night in a comfortable hotel, a tour of the city, and transportation home sound more appealing to many tourists. 

Machu Picchu 2 day tour is an especially good travel option for seeing the historical location if pressed for time, for anyone who missed the chance to reserve a spot on the Inca Trail but still wants to see the city, for families with small children, or for those who are less physically able. Machu Picchu is a Wonder of the World and should be available to all people who want to visit, not just those who can hike long distances.

In the lost citadel we can explore the area, seeing the markets and crafting houses around the site. Interacting with people of the area while learn the custom of each one.

Already climbing to the lost city of the Incas where is the principal attraction, we have to up among the beautiful trees, exploring the ruins and take the pictures we can estimate the magnificence of monuments and the panoramic views from Huayna Picchu mountain to the lost citadel.


Tour Overview

Sustainable TourismInca Trail Machu is very keen and happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities

Service level: Comfortable service and accommodation private

Machu Picchu Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu

Crew: Inca Trail Machu Representative in Cusco and a professional tour guide at Machu Picchu.

Age Requirements: 2+ (All travelers under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult!).

Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x snack bag

Accommodation: Hotel in Machu Picchu (Double, Matrimonial or single room with private bathroom)

Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, a train round trip.


Quick Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes town

  • 09:00 - Transfer from your hotel to Ollantaytambo.
  • 11:15 - Train from Ollantaytambo to Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes).
  • 12:55 - Arrival at Aguas Calientes, accommodation in your hotel.
  • 16:00 - Briefing with your tour guide.

Day 02: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • 05:30 - Pick up from your hotel then transfer to the bus station.
  • 05:50 - Bus ride to Machu Picchu entrance gate.
  • 06:30 - Arrival at the gateway of Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • 07:00 - Machu Picchu tour (2 hrs approx.).
  • 09:00 - Optional Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (3 hrs approx.).
  • 12:30 - Bus ride back to Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes).
  • 14:30 - Return train to Ollantaytambo.
  • 16:00 - Private transportation to Cusco, drop-off at your hotel. 

2 Day Machu Picchu Tour From Lima

Did you think that Machu Picchu was at the Lima and you are surprised that it's not there? "Inca Trail Machu tour operator" have the best trip option to Machu Picchu for you. We can offer you the 2 day Machu Picchu tour from Lima. We provide local flight tickets from Lima to Cusco. Once you arrived at Cusco. Our driver will be waiting in the airport and will take you to the train station to Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes) where you'll spend the nigth.


The second day. Wake up early and take the bus up to Machu Picchu then you'll start the citadel visit itadel with a professoinal tour guide. In the afternoon you will take the train from Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes) back to Ollantaytambo train station. Upon the arrival you'll be transfer from the train station to the Cusco airport. Finally catch a night flight from Cusco to Lima. Here you have the best itinerary for your holidays, please let us know if we can help you to organize it. If you have questions, you can contact by WhatsApp: +51997434941, our staff will reply ASAP. or you can send us by emiail your doublt: info@incatrailmachu.com


Machu Picchu tours from Lima


Quick Itinerary:


Day 01: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu
06:40 - Flight from Lima to Cusco.
08:00 - Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the train station.
09:30 - Ollantaytambo train station.
11:15 - Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes).
12:55 - Arrival and transfer your hotel Susana Inn 3* (Single room with private bath).
13:10 - Free time, you can explore the small town and have a lunch (not included).
16:00 - Our guide will be visiting your hotel for your briefing (20 min approx).


Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lima
05:30 - Wake up and transfer to the bus station.
06:00 - Tourist bus to Machu Picchu.
07:00 - Enter to Machu Picchu.
07:30 - Guided Tour in Machu Picchu (2 hrs).
12:30 - Bus down to Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes).
13:00 - Arrival and have a lunch (not included).
14:30 - Train return to Ollantaytambo.
16:10 - Arrival to the train station and transfer from Ollantaytambo to the airport.
19:45 - Flight from Cusco to Lima.


Highlight of Machu Picchu Day Tours:

  • A comfortable and quick way to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Opportunity to view the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as subtropical nature on the way to the Inca citadel.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Time off to explore and discover Machu Picchu on your own.
  • An opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Extra Optional Activities in Machu Picchu Tour


Mandor Botanical Garden and Water Fall 

This is an extra option for those who are looking for a peacefull, light walk to one of the least known tourist destinations.

From Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes) you'll walk for about 1hr throug a landscape of abundant vegetation crowned by a 30-meter waterfall you are welcome to get into the cool, crisp pool this waterfall makes, but be forewarned — it’s quite chilly!

Our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you back once the excursion is over.


Walk to the water fall of Aguas Calientes

Did you know there is a magic waterfall just minutes from Machupicchu Town? a local guide will take you through a botanic garden to this peaceful and unknown place. Amazing landscapes for the whole family. After a pretty easy and short walk, you'll be ready to make your own apacheta.


Rock Carving

Inca Trail Machu is working with local artists from the "Rumimaki Carvers Association". He develops a new talent with a group of professional carvers who will teach you the ancient Peruvian technique of rock carving.

A 2 hours lessons that finish with your own piece of art. What are you waiting for?.


Machu Picchu Hike


Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
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Machu Picchu Overnight tours starts when our transfer 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 Hotel.


You do not tour Machu Picchu on the first day. You just accommodated yourself in a hotel and the rest of the day is free so that you can the visit thermal baths (hot springs) and the lovely surroundings of Aguas Calientes

Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco
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Second day of the 2 day 1 night Machu Picchu tour, we wake up earlyt and transfered to bus station. 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 to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) to 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.

Doubts and Frequent Questions about Machu Picchu Tour
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Here is everything you need to know to take the 2 day 1 night Machu Picchu tour.

Where is located Machu Picchu?
"Machu Picchu" is located in the south of Peru, belongs to the department of Cusco, "Machu Picchu" is located 112.5 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, with a height of 2350 meters above sea level.
Altitudes in Machu Picchu Tour
  • "Cusco" at 3,399 m.a.s.l.
  • "Ollantaytambo" at 2,972 m.a.s.l.
  • "Hot Springs" at 2,040 m.a.s.l.
  • "Machu Picchu" at 2,430 m.a.s.l.
What does "Machu Picchu" mean?
"Machu Picchu" means 'Old Mountain' in the indigenous Quechua language. "Machu Picchu", the lost city of the Incas, is an unprecedented historical, natural and architectural complex, a tourist destination that has earned the category of inescapable.
Is it possible to visit "Machu Picchu" on my own?
Visiting "Machu Picchu" on your own is very easy. The first thing you will have to do "and the most important thing" is to book your Machu Picchu tickets and the train tickets "round trip". Once in Cusco, you will have to get up very early and go to Pavitos Street, here you will find minibusses and minivans that for about US $4 will take you to the town of Ollantaytambo where you'll catch your train to Machupicchu Town (Aguas Calientes).
Once you arrive in Machupicchu town, you'll need to buy the bus tickets to Machu Picchu, next to the train station. Before letting you enter Machu Picchu you will be asked to present a copy of your Machu Picchu ticket along with your original valid Passport.
Remember that your Machu Picchu tickets allow you to visit the citadel for only 2 hours.

What is included in this tour?
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  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing).
  • Tourist Transportation to the Train Station.
  • Accommodation: Hotel (01 night).
  • Meals: 01 Breakfast.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional guide.
  • Train round trip to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.

Not Included
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  • Meals not details
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Tips

Single room: If you do not like to share your room with someone else, please book the "Single Room" option

Local flights: No local flight is included in the cost of the tours.

Packing List for 2 day Machu Picchu tour:
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  • Passport: Carry it is very important 
  • Good hiking shoes: Comfortable and useful on all terrain.
  • Waterproof clothes: Especially in rainy seasons. 
  • Sunscreen: Avoid the ultraviolet ray. 


  • Walking sticks or poles cost $20 to rent.
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