Machu Picchu Tour by Train from Cusco

Machu Picchu By Train

2 Days & 1 Night
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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2,410 m / 7,906 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

Machu Picchu By Train 2 Days

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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2,410 m / 7,906 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

Machu Picchu is the most famous tourist destination in South America, and many people visit it. It is currently considered one of the seven wonders of the world and shows amazing architecture from the ancient culture. located away from Cusco city, is surrounded by mountains and valleys; these make it a unique place on the entire planet. The magic of Machu Picchu awaits you! Travel to Machu Picchu and be astounded by the breathtaking views, exploring the natural marvel before the crowds arrive.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Packing List
  • Faqs
  • Pricing
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The most popular itinerary is the 2-day Machu Picchu tour because it is perfect to spend one night in Aguas Calientes due to its magical landscapes before visiting Machu Picchu. Enjoy the train trip along the Urubamba valley with spectacular views, and live a lifetime experience discovering the los city of the Incas. Feel the energy of Mother Earth and explore each site of this incredible place together with our professional tour guide, who will teach the history of Machu Picchu.

Highlights: Machu Picchu
Considerations: Permit required
Season: Whole year
Max Altitude: 2,430m/7,972 ft.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    : Cusco- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

    Highlight of the day

    • Enjoy the gorgeous view on the train journey
    • Explore Aguas Calientes town
  • Day02

    : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Highlight of the day

    • Explore the magic of Machu Picchu
    • Lear the history and visit the temples
Day 01

: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Train Journey Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes, beautiful landscapes along the Urubamba Valley

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel located in Cusco and we’ll heading to Ollantaytambo by our bus trip for about 1,30 hours, once we arrive there, we will board the train towards Aguas Calientes town. During this journey, you will appreciate the stunning views located in the Urubamba Valley and how the river plays with them. After a few hours of travel, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes, where your guide will transfer you directly to your hotel. Afterwards you will have a plenty time to explore by your own this picturesque town, also you have the option to join the hot spring. In the evening, we will enjoy the dinner, and then our guide will explain all the details about the trip to Machu Picchu the next day and also provide you with all your entrance fees for it.

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Dinner Meals
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Easy Difficulty
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1,30 hours Bus Drive
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1,45 hours Train Trip Time
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2,792 m / 9,160 ft Ollantaytambo Elevation
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2,040 m / 6,692 ft Aguas Calientes Elevation
Day 02

: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Highlight of the day: Embark on the best experience at Machu Picchu, the New Seven Wonders.

This day we will wake up early to avoid the crowds and enjoy Machu Picchu. Our guide will pick us up from the hotel and walk to the bus station to board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. Then we check out at the main control and hike for a little to reach the view point of this Inca archeological site. Here you will enjoy the sunrise and the best view of Machu Picchu, and then your tour guide will explain the history of this place. Continuing with your visit, we will go to explore the most outstanding spots of Machu Picchu together with your tour guide, and we will also have a chance to capture the best photos right there. Finally, we have done with the tour, and you will have little time to keep exploring parts of Machu Picchu. Also, if you have the ticket to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, you will be able to climb it. After we have explored Machu Picchu, we will go out and board the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have enough time to enjoy your lunch. After it, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, then board the bus to Cusco. Our service will end after we drop you off at your hotel.

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Breakfast Meals
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Easy Difficulty
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2,30 - 3 Hours Guided Tour
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Included Machu Picchu Ticket
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Included ft Train Ticket
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2,430 m / 7,972 ft Machu Picchu Elevation

At Vidal Expeditions, we are transparent and provide specific details of what is included and excluded from our tours. We know this is very important so that you know exactly what to bring and don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your Machu Picchu tour.


Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your cultural guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Machu Picchu tour departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details about the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation for customer service and have been leading tours to Machu Picchu for many years. Our tour guides have graduated with a tourism career from the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English at a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure, and pride in having been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you exploreMachu Picchu.

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we will purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Machu Picchu on a specific date.


  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportation during your tour. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the train station, and the bus will return once you are done with Machu Picchu. The bus will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco.


  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides at Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in first aid. They received training courses every six months on how to assist someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained on how to supply balloon oxygen if someone requires it.


  • Water bottle

    Every customer needs water during this tour. We will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks.

  • Meals

    You will be able to take some breakfast, snacks, and lunch in Aguas Calientes town; your tour guide will recommend a good restaurant.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend buying travel insurance before leaving your country in case something happens during your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, and although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team's hard work.

  Packing List

At Vidal Expeditions, we focus on making your trip an unforgettable experience, and we want to provide all the details you need to know before leaving your country and starting your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good day backpack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking pant
  • Rain jacket and pant


A daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger, try to make it as light as possible.

  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Personal medication or Own first aid kit
  • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)


Here some frequently asked question about our Machu Picchu train tour

At Vidal Expeditions, we make the booking system as easy as possible for you. Once you decide to do some of our day tours, we will send you a booking form where you need to complete all the required details that we need to book your tickets. We also need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. As soon as you pay, we immediately book a spot for this tour. Once we are done with it, we will send you your invoice and a confirmation form that all the booking processes have been satisfactorily set up.

Yes, once you make the booking, we will purchase all the needed tickets for this Machu Picchu train tour. Also, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after they have confirmed the reservation. Please check your email constantly, and if you have any issues, let us know so we can solve them as soon as possible..

Our Machu Picchu Train Tour for 2 days was designed for those who want to explore the marvel of Machu Picchu with no rush. This tour will allow you to enjoy every corner of the train ride, bus ride, and Machu Picchu itself. The big difference is that during this tour, you will visit Machu Picchu early in the morning before the crowds of the day tour arrive. Explore the picturesque Aguas Calientes town with the option to join the hot springs.

Yes, but we recommend hiring a guide to have a better understanding of this iconic site. A guide will explain the history and take you through the best spots in Machu Picchu. They will also lead you through the right circuit and be alert about what things are not allowed in this sacred site.

Yes, you can upgrade any of these services during this trip. Our hotel that we offer on this trip is 3 stars and can be upgraded to 4 or 5 stars. You also have the option to upgrade a returning train or modify the early schedule.

Machu Picchu citadel is located at 2,430 meters (7,772 feet) above sea level, and Huayna Picchu peak is 2,693 meters (8,835 feet) above sea level. Meanwhile, Machu Picchu mountain is 3,082 m (10,111 feet) above sea level.

Yes, however, you need to book a ticket in advance because there is a limit to how many people can hike every day; only 400 people are allowed to climb this mountain. It takes around 40 minutes to get to the summit and 30 minutes to get back.

Well, the hike to Sun Gate is not allowed for now; only Inca Train hikers can visit this famous site. The Inca Bridge is more accessible if you book the Inca Bridge + Circuit 1 or 2 with the scheduled entrance at 7 a.m. Or booking another ticket after exploring Machu Picchu.

Taking this tour, we will include the ticket, which will allow you to decide which circuit you want to take. We recommend taking circuits 1 or 2, which will allow you to explore more about Machu Picchu.

It will depend on which circuit you want to take or which circuit is printed on your ticket; the longest circuit takes about 3 hours, and the shortest circuit takes around 1,30 hours by walking around Machu Picchu.

Yes, you can, but for it, you need to buy two tickets with different schedules and book them in advance. If you have only one ticket, there is no option to enter Machu Picchu twice.

The busiest month to visit Machu Picchu is July, because everyone comes this month to see Machu Picchu during their summer break; however, you can visit from May to August with great views around.

We normally take 8–10 people during this tour as the maximum group size; however, if you have a group of more people and everyone knows each other, we can take bigger groups.

The weather in Machu Picchu and parts of the Andes is unpredictable, even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny. We can’t trust it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically, April through September is the dry season; November through February is the rainy season; and March and October are bridge months—a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for the sun and rain, no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year.


From: USD 345.00 per person

USD 340.00: from 4 people to more

Additional Items
* Options to upgrade your returning train to Vistadome service (with larger windows and more comfortable seat) $60US per person

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At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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