Take the train from Cusco and have breathtaking experience, enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys and large Incan farming terraces, and also you will enter into a subtropical area with a lot of vegetation, the most remarkable plants from this area are bromeliads, ferns, flowers, and orchids, Machu Picchu tour by train is a unique experience. Finally after 3.5 hours of train ride you are in this little town called Aguas Calientes the main gateway to Machu Picchu. Enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey – Vistadome class.
Machu Picchu Tours
Day 1 Cusco – Aguas Calientes Town
Machu Picchu Tour by Train starts in Cusco, we are going to pick you up from your hotel at 7:15am and take you to the Train Station, located at 20 minutes away from Cusco, train departure is at 8:25am, we have 3 hours train ride to Aguas Calientes town and it goes through the sacred Valley of the Incas following the right bank of the Urubamaba River with espectacular views and you get to pass by stunning Inca ruins.
After your accommodation in the Hotel, you have a free afternoon, and you can explore this amazing town on your own, like the thermo medicinal hot springs, handicraft center and Machu Picchu museum, which is 20 minutes walking from the town, it has an interesting information and photographs of Machu Picchu when it was discovered.
Day 2 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
After an early breakfast in your hotel you will board the bus up the switchback road to the ancient city of the Incas, it takes 30 minutes. Stunning place surronded by breathtaking snow-capped mountains and a beutiful Urubanba River bordering the City. You are visiting one of the new seven wonders in the world and you really need a professional tour Guide to explore properly and enjoy the beauty of this sacred place, it takes 3 hours.
Afterward you have extra time to explore the ruins on your own, and if you have booked a permit to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain it will be your next adventure. The Sun Gate is another hike, where Inca Trail hikers arrive through it to Machu Picchu; it takes 1 hour of hike and is free and available to all.
Usual train departure is in the afternoon to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco.
Included in Machu Picchu Tour by Train
Professional tour Guide
Inka Trail Explorer leading magical tours to Machu Picchu with our staff of professional tour guides, they studied tourism and English at University. They all are passionate in the history, archeology, and also in the astronomy, they always will be happy teaching you about their heritage.
The night before the trek, your guide will give you all detailed information about schedule of your Machu Picchu tour by train.
This is a 3 Stars Hotel and is based on sharing a room – either double, matrimonial or triple. There is a single room surcharge if you are booking alone of $30 US per person. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier. Upgrades are always possible.
Inka Trail Explorer Includes all the transportation what is needed on this tour. We include the transfer from your hotel to the train station, train to Aguas Calientes is included go and back, bus to Machu Picchu is included go and back and finally the transfer from the train station to Cusco – hotel. Our train service is Vistadome Class it can be upgraded to the Belmond Hiram Binghan train.
Inka Trail Explorer icludes the entrance fee to Machu Picchu, entrance fee to Wayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain and also we include Train Tickes and Buss Tickets.
Wayna Picchu mountain stands behind Machu Picchu; the views from the top are spectaculars. It takes 45 minutes to reach the top and 45 minutes back down it is quite steep. If you are interested to experience this adventure you need to book in advance, and also we highly recommend climb in the second group which is at 10am and so much better views. Machu Picchu Mountain stands on the left side of the citadel when you get the summit the views are amazing and it takes 3 hours up and down. you can climb either of 2 mountains as long as permits remain with the government.
Inka Trail Explorer includes on the first day a dinner in Aguas Calientes town at one of the best restaurants.
Not Included in Machu Picchu Tour by Train
Inka Trail Explorer does not include lunch from the first day and second day, in Aguas Calientes town there are several restaurants, so you might want to experience on your own one of them.
Inka Trail Explorer does not include dinner on the last day, so there are amazing restaurants in the Cusco City, gladly we will recommend you one of the best.
Machu Picchu Tour by Train- Price
Inka Trail Explorer warmly welcomes to you, and we really want to make the best experience for you. Our train tours can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year. As long as we have two people minimum, we would love to take you on this overnight tour to one of the Wonders of the Worldy.
Price: USD 495 Per Person – Group Service
Group service means that is open to other people to join you on this tour, but, our groups size are always small, maximun 8 People for group.
Private Tour Service is available and priced by party size
Do you want to visit Machu Picchu? Come with your friends or loved ones and enjoy your vacation choosing our private tours. Our private tours can start with any size and we will do all our best to make a lifetime experience for you.
- 1 person US$540 per person
- 2 people US$520 per person
- 3 people US$500 per person
- 4 people US$480 per person
- 5+ people US$460 per person
Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Student Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Belmond Hiram Binghan train (two Ways): $678 per person
- Casa Andina: $55 US pp shared ($110 for a single)
- El Mapi: +$65 US pp shared (+$170 for a single)
Additional free tours
If you are traveling with the family or friends and you are 4 or more people in your group, you automatically get for free one of our additional tours what you like more from the List down below. Please, we do not include the entrance fees, we include the transportation and a professional tour guide.
Do not worry single travelers, if you book any treks with us, you get a special discounts on any of our additional tours
- South Valley tour
- Maras Moray Tour
- Sacred Valley Tour
- Cusco City Tour
- Valid, GREEN ISIC card (if you booked as a student)
- Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Bug spray
- Rain gear
- Personal medication
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
How to book
It’s always better contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, please fill in our Booking Form and pay the Deposit of $200 US per person. Our office will email you back that day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations, so if you don’t hear from us, check your spam or contact our office and we will resend.
We are so excited to take you on the Inca Trail and thank you for your trust in us.