Machu Picchu Full Day


Description of the excursion to Machu Picchu

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco 1 hour before the scheduled departure of your train, we will take you to the train station located in the village of Poroy (30 minutes from Cusco) where you will board the train company "PERURAIL" will begin your journey to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2000 mosl) this trip last 4 hours.

Arriving at the station from "Aguas Calientes" our guide will be waiting for you, he will head to the bus station, to ascend 400 m to the top, by a zigzag way for 30 minutes to get to the amazing world wonder "The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu" known as "the Lost City of the Incas".

When you reach the citadel of Machu Picchu you will pass the control where you have to deliver your admission ticket, from this place the guided tour will start, visit the main venues of the city such as the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, the tour will be for more than two hours. Upon completion you will be given free time for a walk around the citadel or if you want to lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, another option you have is to return to Aguas Calientes and take their food at one of several restaurants.

In the afternoon you have to take the train back to Cusco (presented at the station 30 minutes before departure time of your train), the return will follow the same route as the outward journey, arriving at the Train Station in Poroy - Cusco, we will be waiting to take you to your hotel

Tour Prices

Expedition Train USD 325
Vistadome Train USD 350
Hiram Bingham Train USD 940

Train companies running to Machu Picchu

You can book tours or tickets on these trains:

Peru Rail train Services:

01 .- The Vistadome Train:

The quickest and easiest way to visit Machu Picchu.On the trip you can enjoy delicious snacks hot and cold drinks It has been .recently refurnished , equipped with panoramic windows on its roof , passengers feel they are part of the stunning scenery of the trip enjoying a spectacular view with unparalleled scenic views and wonderful photo opportunities.

Poroy - Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes - Poroy
Train Departure Poroy Arrival Aguas Calientes Train Departure Aguas Calientes Arrival Poroy
31 06:40:00 hrs 09:50:00 hrs 32 15:20:00 hrs 19:05:00 hrs

2 .- The Expedition Train:

Designed exclusively for travelers with adventurous spirit who seek comfort and safety.The service Expedition have seats featuring Inca details , giving them a local and indigenous flair and the comfort of having a broad space for your backpacks you will enjoy enjoy Machu Picchu.for sure , This service will serve drinks and snacks at an additional cost.

Poroy - Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes - Poroy
Train Departure Poroy Arrival Aguas Calientes Train Departure Aguas Calientes Arrival Poroy
33 07:42:00 hrs 10:51:00 hrs 34 16:43:00 hrs 20:13:00 hrs

3 .- The Luxury Train Hiram Bingham:

The train leaves from Cusco in the morning, starting a spectacular journey through changing landscapes while passengers enjoy a delicious brunch.After climbing a steep slope on the outskirts of Cusco, the train descends into the Sacred Valley, passing lush fields and colorful villages located at the foot of the Andes.It has 02 passenger cars, a bar car and a kitchen car. The car design is exquisite and luxurious, extra-wide tables of almost 3 meters long and comfortable seating 30 cm wider than others in the same way, these cars are among the most spacious and comfortable in the world.

Poroy - Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes - Poroy
Train Departure Poroy Arrival Aguas Calientes Train Departure Aguas Calientes Arrival Poroy
11 09:05:00 hrs 12:24:00 hrs 12 17:50:00 hrs 21:16:00 hrs

NOTE: During rainy season (January to March) all tha trains leave from Ollantaytambo train station (located at 2 hours far from Cusco), we take you there as all transportation is includded .Sometimes thsi can be used for highest season or depending on Peru Rail availability .

The tour service to Machu Picchu on 1 day includes:

  • All transportation to and from the Hotel to the train stations.
  • Round trip train tickets.
  • English speaking guided tour over 2 hours.
  • Round trip train tickets Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu Archaeological Group.
  • Ticket reservations.
  • Taxes.

The tour to Machu Picchu in 1 day DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast or lunch.
  • Drinks and Water
  • Phone Calls
  • Snack, water, tips
  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport

We recommend:

  • Wear light shoes or tennis.
  • Raincoat (poncho long) rainy season
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Trousers
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Sunglasses, plastic bags
  • Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses)
  • A light backpack per person
  • Camera or camcorder and films.
  • Have on hand checks in small denominations and coins dollars, euros or soles.