Day Trip Cusco: 1-Day Tour to Machu Picchu with Tourist Train for Foreigners


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City: Machu Picchu, Mountains // Activities: Visit of Machu Picchu // 

Welcome to the most popular tourist attraction in Peru. A tour to Machu Picchu: many call it "the most beautiful place of Perú". Do you want to get to know the imperial city of the Incas? Enjoy a day trip to Machu Picchu that will take you through all the roads that were made by Peruvian ancestors. Get to know all the details about Pachutec, about Hiram Bingham, the discoverer of Machu Picchu and about all the historical events and stories related to it. Be prepared for vivid descriptions of the tour guide that make you feel like you were time traveling and enjoy what makes Peru so popular in the entire world. If you're interested in combining this tour with another one of Cusco's highlights, check out the Machu Picchu day trip with the alternative tour to the rainbow mountains (special price for limited time only!).

Validity: Buy TODAY and you have up to 5 months to reserve the experience. Minimum 2 people. 

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You will be picked up at your hotel (for all the hotels close to the Plaza de Armas) 30 minutes before the departure time in Cusco. Then, you will head to the train station located in the town of Ollantaytambo (1 hour 30 minutes by car) where you will board the train and then make your trip to To the village of "Aguas Calientes" (2000 m) which lasts approximately 2 hours.
Upon arrival at the train station, the guide will be waiting for you with a sign and with your names. With him you will go to the bus station, to drive 400 m on a zigzag road for 30 minutes until reaching the incredible Wonder of the world "The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu", known as "The Lost City of the Incas".
When you arrive at the citadel of Machu Picchu, you will pass through the control where you will receive your ticket. From this point on, the guided tour will start and you will visit the main areas of the city such as Main Square, Circular Tower, Sacred Solar Clock, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries for more than two hours.
At the end, you will have free time to take a walk through the citadel and to visit Machu Picchu. Then, you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes and eat in one of the many restaurants. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (you must arrive at the station 30 minutes before the departure time of your train). When you arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, a guide will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour and 30 minutes by car).
  • 03:50 am: Pick up at the hotel (for all the hotels close to the Plaza de Armas)
  • 04:00 am: Trip to Ollantaytambo
  • 06:40 am: Trip to Machu Picchu
  • 08:00 am: Arrival to the town of Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu
  • 08:30 am: Ascend in the bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • 09:10 am: Entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • 12:00 pm: Downhill in bus to the town of Machu Picchu
  • 12:30 pm: Arrival to the town of Aguas Calientes
  • 1:00 pm: Lunch (NOT INCLUDED)
  • 2:30 pm o 7:00 pm: Departure to Ollantaytambo
  • 4:00 pm o 8:30 pm: Arrival to Ollantaytambo
  • 6:00 pm o 10:00 pm: Arrival to the City of Cusco


  • Roundtrip tourist train tickets
  • Transfer from the hotel (for all the hotels close to the Plaza de Armas)
  • Transportation Cuzco/Ollantaytambo/Cuzco
  • Transfer in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu sanctuary
  • Roundtrip in bus CONSETUR
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (only for: Inca Rail (normal or Vistadome) + Huayna Picchu)

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Tips


  • Everyday from 03:50 am to 10:00 pm


  • Day trip


  • Wear light shoes, a long sleeve shirt, long pants and bring a raincoat during rain season
  • Drink lots of water during the excursion
  • Take insect repellent, sunblock, sunglasses and a hat for sunny days with you
  • Use one backpack or briefcase per person
  • Bring your camera or video camera

 Terms of Reservation:

  • Minimum 1 week before (so that the train tickets can be reserved before).
  • In case you would like to climb the Huayna Picchu, please make your reservation at least 2 months in advance.

 Terms of Cancellation:

  • If you booked the tourist train to Machu Picchu it will only be possible to refund 70% if cancelled 1 week before the tour and 50% if it is 5 days before the tour.
  • In case the entrance tickets (Machu Picchu and/or Huayna Picchu) are bought by us already (Tickets that include Huayna Picchu: normally 2 months in advance to avoid booking problems due to the daily Huayna Picchu limit; Machu Picchu: approx. 1 week in advance during low season and 2 weeks during high season), the price of those tickets cannot be returned or claimed.


  • If you want to bring your kids you can acquire their tour here.
  • In the case of flight delays, inconveniences with the train schedule or bad weather (rain, landslides, etc.) the provider neither we are not responsible.
  • There are two-time slots for visits to Machu Picchu:
    • 6:00 - 12:00 y 12:00 - 17:30
  • If you want to go to Huayna Picchu please consider the following:
    • You have to make your reservation at least 2 months before 
    • There are 2 schedules:
      • 7:00 am - 8:00 am
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Information about the Local Operator:

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