Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world most visited by tourists, has beautiful stone-based buildings, which were carved with much precision and detail, is the most important work for the Incas for having been built on a rugged mountain and inaccessible, divided into two large sectors, urban and agricultural separated by a large wall that descends the slope of the hill to reach the banks of the river Vilcanota.
Due to the enormous cultural and natural attraction of the Inca citadel and its spectacular landscapes, in 1981 the Peruvian state declared it a Natural Protected Area. In 1983, UNESCO declared it as a Sanctuary and a place of World Heritage. The citadel of Machu Picchu is located northwest of Cusco, approximately 112 kilometers by train, between an impressive geography of steep mountains separated by narrow valleys and deep ravines. Machu Picchu is important, because in addition to its archaeological value, it has a great variety of ecosystems within its limits. Machu Picchu is surrounded by a mysterious nature and has kept many researchers confused for years. They have used many myths and symbols from the Inca culture to explain the position of many cities and fantastic temples of the Sacred Valley.
The mountain of Machu Picchu (and the same city that is located at your feet) and the mountain Huayna Picchu constitute a belt around this magical place. The high mountains around represent a second belt. The Incas believed that this place had been chosen by the cosmos to build a sacred city. In the Inti Raymi (June 24) appears a triangle in two concentric circles carved in the Intihuatana that points to Machu Picchu.
05:30 Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to Poroy train station
08:00 Train to Aguas Calientes town
09:30 Meet with your guide and transfer to the bus station
09:45 Tourist bus up to Machu Picchu Citadel
10:20 Guide tour in Machu Picchu
12:30 Enjoy the buffet lunch
14:00 Tourist bus down
14:30 Free time in Aguas Calientes
17:20 Train return to Ollantaytambo
18:30 Transfer to Cusco
20:00 Arrived at your hotel
We pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle and head to Poroy train station.
Take the Vistadome Train for your one and a half hour trip to Agua Calientes (town of Machu Picchu). On the train, the panoramic windows located on the walls and roofs of the wagons make the connection with the exterior experience in a very vivid way. The Vistadome train approaches the landscapes of the Machu Picchu route in a unique way, making its passengers feel, in some way, part of the nature that surrounds them. In addition, on the return trip the Vistadome has a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca with the latest trends in alpaca clothing which you can buy if you wish and a live dance show , all inspired by the millenary culture of the Andes. It also has a snack with ingredients from the area, so that you can go living the Andean experience from the gastronomy. It also includes non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy on board.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, a representative will pick you up at the station, and will guide you to the bus station to go up to the Machu Picchu citadel. You will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours, with a professional guide and you will discover the wonder of the Inca culture in its maximum splendor. Machu Picchu is a perfectly planned center and is one of the best examples of Inca architecture. Its original builders knew how to perfectly combine its construction with the natural environment that surrounds it and protects it, even now.
After the tour, enjoy the wonderful views of one of the few restaurants in Machu Picchu while savoring a selection of delicious dishes at the Tinkuy Restaurant Buffet. The restaurant offers pleasant environments to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch, which is characterized by its wide variety of international and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, basic dishes and desserts, inside the service is included hot drinks and not alcoholic.
Then, you will take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, to board the train to Ollantaytambo, where private transportation will wait for you to return to Cusco.
Traveling to Machu Picchu on a train tour is an unforgettable experience. You will feel the comfort of a high level train while contemplating the beautiful views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and arriving at the Aguas Calientes train station (Machu Picchu town) it is an obligation to go through traditional craft fair to reach the river that divides the town into two parts. Crossing its picturesque bridges, it is evident the tourism and hotel infrastructure that has developed, from the simplest to exclusive hotels.
From the town you can visualize a hotel that stands out for its service and location called The Sanctuary Lodge. This hotel -which is characterized by having its terraces overlooking the huayna picchu- has a privileged location outside the Machu Picchu box office. The exclusive hotel delivers one of the best experiences with a luxury restaurant.
The trip begins with a trip at Vistadome, one of the most comfortable trains in Peru. From this locomotive you can enjoy the best landscapes that go in the direction of the ruins. Unlike other trains, it has walls and glass roofs that allow a panoramic view prior to the adventure.