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.
Sustainable Tourism: Inca 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.
Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes town
Day 02: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 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 or you can do the extra activities in Machupicchu town such as walking to Mandor Water fall walk tour, Rock Carving and others.
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 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. Our driver will drop you off in your hotel or Airbnb. End of the 2 day Machu Picchu tour.
Inca Trail Machu will provide the snack bag for your tours to Machu Picchu and include the following:
Solo Traveler: If you do not like to share your room with someone else, please book the "Solo Traveler" option. We will provide the single room with private bathroom in your Machu Picchu tours
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.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.
UP-GRADING MACHU PICCHU HOTELS
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:
|MACHU PICCHU HOTELS||Accomodations|
|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
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.
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.
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|
|Lares Trek||Cusco, Pisac|
|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.
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 at Machu Picchu, or take it with you to Machu Picchu, as we did. Therefore, 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*
Proof of vaccination digitally and in paper form (preferably in English and/or Spanish)
Since we used the shell look, we also had most of the items on the packing list on instead of in the backpack. Since it was still quite cold in the morning and then got warmer and warmer during the day!
Inca Trail Machu will provide before the tour
Here is everything you need to know to take the 2 day 1 night Machu Picchu tour.
Yes. Luggage storage is free for all PeruRail or IncaRail passengers at the following stations: