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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.


Machu Picchu 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.


Machu Picchu tours from Cusco

Machu Picchu tours from Cusco


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. 

Machu Picchu tours from Lima

2 Day Machu Picchu Tour 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.


Machu Picchu tours 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



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 Mountain.

Extra Optional Activities in Machu Picchu Tour


Mandor Water fall walk tour

It is well known that the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Salkantay Trek are the most adventurous and famous experiences around Machu Picchu, however 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 the 30-meters  Waterfalls of Mandor, 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.


Machu Picchu Waterfall walk

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 at the Machu Picchu Waterfall.


Rock Carving

Inca Trail Machu is working with local artists from the "Rumimaki Carvers Association". Develop 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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Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Overnight tours starts when our transfer pick you up from your hotel and transfer to 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 or you can do the extra activities in Machupicchu town such as walking to Mandor Water fall walk tourRock Carving and others.

Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco
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Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Second day of the 2 day 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 can climb up 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. Our driver will drop you off in your hotel or Airbnb. End of the 2 day Machu Picchu tour.

Machu Picchu tour from Cusco
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What's included?

  • The pre-tour briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Transfer from Cusco to the train station (Tourist transportation);
  • Accommodation: Hotel (01 night);
  • Meals: 01x Breakfast, 01x Snack bag;
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Professional tour guide;
  • Train around trip to Machu Picchu;
  • A shuttle bus up and down to Machu Picchu;

Machu Picchu tours from Lima
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If you want to book the Machu Picchu tour from Lima, we recommend you send an email with your request or talk with our booking department about the availability of the local flight.


What's included?

  • A representative in Cusco (Our guide will be waiting at the airport for your briefing);
  • Private transfer from the airport of Cusco to the train station;
  • Accommodation: Hotel (01 night);
  • Meals: 01x Breakfast, 01x Snack bag;
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide;
  • Train around trip to Machu Picchu;
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu;

Machu Picchu Snack Bag
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What is included in the Snack Bag?

Inca Trail Machu will provide the snack bag for your tours to Machu Picchu and include the following:

  • Small bottled water (500 ml);
  • A small bottle of Gatorade (a sports drink used for rehydration);
  • Cusco's cereals or Granola (it consist of kiwicha, quinoa, raisins, honey, and grated coconut);
  • Small fruit-juice drink;
  • 1x apple;
  • 1x tangerine;
  • Raisins with peanuts.

Not Included:
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  • Meals not details
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Local flight from Lima - Cusco - Lima (According to the available, extra cost, contact our booking department)
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport in Lima
  • Tips

Solo Traveler: If you do not like to share your room with someone else, please book the "Solo Traveler" option. We will provide a single room with a private bathroom in your Machu Picchu tours


Tour Guide & Representative
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From Lima to Machu Picchu

If you are in the Capital of Peru - Lima. Our representative will contact you by phone (WhatsApp). He/She will send you a copy of your flight tickets from Lima to Cusco by email and our operation office will make the checking your ticket, don´t worry, only you should present at the airport your passport. Also, he/she will give you the information to pick you up and who will be waiting in the airport.


Once arrival in Cusco. Please look for your sign in the airport, our representative will be waiting outside of the airport and transfer to the hotel or train station.


From Cusco to Machu Picchu

If you are in Cusco, our representative will be meeting in your hotel 2 or 1 day before the Machu Picchu trip. It is very important to send us your hotel information.


All Machu Picchu tours are accompanied by our driver.


In Machupicchu town

Once you arrive in Machupicchu town, our guide or representative will be waiting at the train station with your sign. He/She will take to the hotel.


Between to 18:00 to 19:00, our guide will be meeting in your hotel for your briefing: This briefing is for your coordination, what time you will start your guided tour of Machu Picchu.


Accomodation in Machu Picchu
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Accomodation in Machu Picchu

The following hotels in Machupicchu town are used to accomodate our travellers during your 2 day Machu Picchu tours from Lima or Cusco.


- Wiracocha Machu Picchu Hotel


Solo Traveler to Machu Picchu tours

It doesn't matter whether you are single or your partner is not on vacation at the moment... If you are asking yourself whether you should dare to travel alone to Machu Picchu or whether you should rather stay at home, the answer can only be: pack your bags and start into adventure! Solo Machu Picchu trips are trendy and offer you the opportunity to spend a few days according to your wishes. 

Many hotels have recognized the trend and have adapted to solo travelers and offer you appropriate rooms with extra cost single room surcharges.


If you booked "Solo Traveler". We will provide a single room with a private bathroom a surcharge of USD 30 will have to be paid. If you want an upgrade any service to the train or accommodation or do you want to stay extra night in Machu Picchu, contact us directly to info@incatrailmachu.com for this to be done and confirmed to you.


IMPORTANT TO ACCOMMODATION: You must present your passport (copy) to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your checking. 



If you would like to upgrade your accommodation, we could give you a U$ 25 discount per person (Double or Single room) and you can book your hotel by yourself or we can recommend the following:


Santuary Lodge Machu Picchu 5 Star   U$ 1500.00 U$ 1500.00  
Casa Andina Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 218.50  U$ 218.50 
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 110.00 U$ 150.00 
Ferre Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 230.00  U$ 230.00


If you want to know more information about the hotels, please click on Machu Picchu Luxury Resorts



Where are pick-up & drof-off points?
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Machu Picchu tours from Cusco

Departure Point: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel, hostel, or Airbnb in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

Departure Time: 09:00 - 10:00 am.

Briefing Point: Our representative will be meeting in your hotel 2 or 1 in Cusco the day before your Machu Picchu tour.

Briefing Time: 18:00 - 19:00.According to your accordinations with Inca Trail Machu staff.

Return Point: Our driver will be dropping you off in your hotel, hostel, or Airbnb in Cusco and Sacred Valley.


Machu Picchu tours from Lima

Departure Point: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel, hostel or Airbnb in Lima.

Departure Time: 03:00 - 04:00 am.

Briefing Point: Our representative will be waiting in the airport of Cusco and transfer to the train station.

Briefing Time: 18:00 - 19:00. in Machupicchu town. ​​​​According to your accordinations with Inca Trail Machu staff.

Return Point: Our driver will be dropping you off at the airport of Cusco.


Starting point & Pickup
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The Machu Picchu Tours are starting from Cusco and but we can pick you up from your hotel outside of Cusco. Please check your trip and location for pick you up.


Trip/ Hiking Starting point & pickup
Machu Picchu Tours   Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu   Cusco
Inca Trail Tours  Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo 
Salkantay Trek  Cusco
Lares Trek  Cusco, Pisac
Rainbow Mountain  Cusco
Palcoyo Mountain  Cusco
Ausagante Trek  Cusco
Choquequirao trek  Cusco
Inca Jungle Trek  Cusco, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo
Inca Quarry Trail  Cusco, Urubambam Yanahuara
Cusco Day tours  Only Cusco


Important Note: In case you will spend a night in Ollantaytambo, Our guide can pick you up from your hotel and you can have U$ 15 discount per person.

Packing list for your 2 day Machu Picchu tour
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The packing list is designed for 4 days, but would also be enough for one or two days longer. During your visit to Machu Picchu, you can either leave your backpack in the hotel in Aguas Calientes, put it in the lockers, or take it with you to Machu Picchu. The backpack should not be too heavy, since you carry it all the time.



Carry-on luggage means a bag or backpack with a maximum weight limit of 5.0 kg/11 lb and measuring no more than 157 cm (height + length + width). Any luggage that does not meet these limits cannot be carried aboard the train.


In case of the Belmond Andean Explorer, permitted luggage in cabins should not exceed 05 kg / 11 lbs per passenger. In case of larger luggage, the train has a luggage storage wagon. We recommend you to carry with you everything you consider necessary for your trip, because access to the luggage storage wagon will be limited.



To protect your documents, you can use a practical dry bag, Zib bag or protective cover*.

Passport – remember to take it with you to Machu Picchu as well, then you can get a Machu Picchu stamp. What a great souvenir of the trip.
International health insurance*
Medical masks*
Proof of vaccination digitally and in paper form (preferably in English and/or Spanish)



  • Wallet*
  • Credit card or debit*
  • Soles - S/100 or more, in case you want to buy any souvenir in Machupicchu town or some snack


We recommend wearing most of the items from the packing list instead of carrying them in your backpack. The weather tends to start cold in the morning and then become progressively warmer throughout the day!

  • Fleece vest*
  • Functional shirt*
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • T-shirt
  • Long pants (leggings or jeans)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Hat or Baseball cap*
  • Swimwear - in case you want to visit the hot spring
  • Sneakers* that you wear
  • Optional flip-flop* for the hotel

Inca Trail Machu will provide before the tour

  • Train ticket around trip to Machu Picchu*
  • Admission ticket Machu Picchu*
  • Bus ticket up and down to Machu Picchu*
  • Flight ticket – depending on the airline, the online ticket is sufficient (Machu Picchu tours from Lima)
  • Snack bag


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. If you want more information, please click on Where is Machu Picchu
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 Machu Picchu 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.

How long I will visit Machu Picchu with me guide? 

You will have a guided of Machu Picchu 2 and 3 hrs.

How can I add the Huayna Picchu tickets to my trip toMachu Picchu?

Click on "Book now", you will find a booking form, please complete all information and there you will find the option Huayna Picchu tickets. Please check it.

Is it possible to climb up to Huayna Picchu mountain with our guide?

Yes, it is possible to visit Huayna Picchu mountain with your guide, but it is extra price.

Where can I leave the extra clothes?

You can leave in our office Inca Trail Machu. we have a luggage storage is free

Is there luggage storage at the stations?

Yes. Luggage storage is free for all PeruRail or IncaRail passengers at the following stations:

  • Storage Ollantaytambo – From ​05:30 am. to 19:00 pm from Monday to Sunday and Holidays
  • ​Storage Poroy – From 06:00 am. to 09:10 am. and from 18:00 pm to 21:00 pm.
  • Storage Machu Picchu – From 08:00 am. to 22:00 pm and from Monday to Sunday and Holidays.

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