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Machu Picchu by Train Adventure
Start: Cuzco / Finish: Cuzco
Category: Day Trip
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Personal introductory briefing 1 day prior to departure

Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off in Central Cuzco
(*If your hotel is located outside of the city centre, please inquire for meeting point or additional pick-up cost)

2-hour guided tour at Machu Picchu with a Professional & Certified Bilingual Guide

7-hour experience at Machu Picchu with free time to walk around on your own, hike to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge

Round-trip transfer with private vehicle from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo

Round-trip first class train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

Entrance fee to Machu Picchu

Delicious lunch with fresh local ingredients at Inka Terra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Arrive anytime between 12:00 - 16:00 hours)
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   WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Other Meals / Snacks / Bottled Water

Personal Expenses

Guide for transfers by car, train and bus (these portions are on your own)

Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (48 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance

Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (48 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance

Tips for guide

Travel Insurance

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If you are short on time, this is a day trip you cannot miss! Depart Cuzco to pass through the Andes and into the rainforest, reaching Aguas Calientes by first class train on the only tour to Machu Picchu that offers personalised attention from start to finish, private transport between Cuzco-Ollantaytambo, a private guide at Machu Picchu and a delicious lunch.

Highlights:

  • Make an express day trip to Machu Picchu by train
  • Learn about this famous site on a 2-hour guided tour
  • Travel on the scenic Peru Railway with amazing views
  • All entrance fees, lunch, hotel pickup & drop-off included
   GENERAL

Overview:

This trip has been created for you by the most experienced artisans of the travel industry. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you take this exciting day trip from Cuzco to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. Enjoy the incredible views of the Urubamba River Valley on a beautiful and scenic train journey into the Andes Mountains. Sit back and catch your first few glimpses of Inca agricultural terraces and small sites on the banks of the river as you ride in comfort. Explore Machu Picchu with an expert, learning about the Inca culture and history. Let yourself be inspired at the immensity of this spectacular site immersed in a pristine natural surrounding.

 

Detailed Description:

Machu Picchu is one of the new seven world wonders and a “must see” on the list of every world traveller. You'll have a memorable time with knowledgeable local guides that will offer a wealth of helpful insights. Start your experience with a personal introductory briefing one night prior to your departure date.

On the day of your adventure, you will be picked up at your hotel in Cuzco at 4am for an early start on a vehicle to be transferred to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. From Ollantaytambo, you will take an executive-class train along the Urubamba River Valley surrounded by majestic mountains and immerse yourself in amazing Peruvian landscapes. Delve into the Inca World as you arrive to the train station in Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu, where you will be picked-up and taken to the marvelous Inca Citadel hidden away at the top of a mountain. Here you will take a 2-hour guided tour with a professional local guide. 

After your guided tour, you will have free time to enjoy the archaeological site and walk around on your own. You can take an optional hike to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) or to the Inca bridge. Your guide will give you recommendations and on where to go and directions on how to get there. Sit down for a moment to relax and enjoy this magical site nestled deep in the Andean mountains surrounded by striking scenery. 

When you are finished at Machu Picchu, you will return back to Aguascalientes and walk to the Inka Terra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel for a delicious lunch made with the freshest local ingredients. (Arrive anytime between 12:00 - 16:00 hours. Please plan your time accordingly at Machu Picchu so you can make it back to town in time for lunch and to meet your return train.) Rest your legs and have a coffee to recharge your batteries before returning to Cuzco.


**You have two options for your return train journey. Please select one:

(Option 1) Executive Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 19:00 hours
Choose to stay a few more hours at Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes to walk around, visit the local market or have a beer at a local bar in town. Take an Executive Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 19:00 hours. In Ollantaytambo you will take a transfer back to Cuzco arriving at your hotel around 23:00 hours. 

(Option 2) Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 16:12 hours
Take a Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 16:12 hours. In Ollantaytambo you will take a transfer back to Cuzco arriving at your hotel around 20:30 hours.

 

Additional Information:

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger, waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer. Bring extra cash for snacks, water and other meals.

DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card.

Please note:

** Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.

   SIMILAR TRIPS

If you are interested in a full 2-day trip, staying one night in Aguas Calientes:

Machu Picchu by Train 2D/1N (Sleep in Aguas Calientes) 

 

Include accommodation in Cuzco before your trip:

Machu Picchu by Train 3D/2N

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday
04:00

Duration
19 hrs.

Departure Point
Cuzco Historic City Centre Hotels Pick-up

Arrival Point
Cuzco Historic City Centre Hotels Drop-off

Special Instructions
Please confirm your pick-up address with go@bambaexperience.com at least 1 week prior to departure

PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING:
There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.

PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK-IN:
Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing. We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing , that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general.

Time schedule for meetings will be:
- Inca Trail and Lares 6pm
- Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm
- Inca Trail Express, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm

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Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily
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   CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY
MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN ADVENTURE - OPTION 1 / LATE RETURN TRAIN
Choose to stay longer and take an Executive Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 7:00 pm. In Ollantaytambo you will take a transfer back to Cuzco arriving at your hotel around 11:00 pm.
Price per person: $486 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN ADVENTURE - OPTION 2 / EARLY RETURN TRAIN
Take a Tourist Class Train departing Aguas Calientes at 4:12 pm. In Ollantaytambo you will take a transfer back to Cuzco arriving at your hotel around 8:30 pm.
Price per person: $452 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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