Machu Picchu 2 Day Tours From Cusco By Train

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Machu Picchu 2 day tours from Cusco

Machu Picchu 2 day tours from Cusco by train is one of the most preferred tours by many. The train ride offers a picturesque views of the Urubamba river and the Andean landscapes. On the way, you would also get a glimpse of many Incan ruins including Km 84 which is the trail head of the renowned Inca Trail

To most, visiting Machu Picchu is a lifetime trip, we at Encuentros Peru Adventure are determined in making it a memorable experience. Our itineraries are carefully curated to make sure that you don’t feel rushed and can get the most from the attraction.

Our professional local tour guides are born and raised in the region so it is certain that you are bound to get the best enriching experience. We choose the train timings ans train services in such a way that you could enjoy the landscape on your way to and from Aguas Calientes town.

If you want to make this trip more luxurious by upgrading to a luxury train service do let us know. The onboard service on the Belmond Hiram Bingham Andean Explorer by Peru Rail is unmatchable. 

Reach out to us in planning your dream trip to the New World Wonder, Machu Picchu

The tour operates from Cusco. If you will be staying elsewhere (Sacred Valley), please advise us at the time of booking.

If you are looking for a cheaper option to visit Machu Picchu then do take a look at our all inclusive two days tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco by Car. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

07:00 AM

Machu Picchu By Train Includes

  • Bi-lingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and back
  • Tourist Train Ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back (Optional upgrade to Vistadome train)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Citadel and back
  • 01 Night's accommodation in Aguas Calientes (2 star hotel)
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • 01 Breakfast in Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu By Train Excludes

  • Meals
  • Any personal expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Daypack to carry your things
  • Sunblock and sunglasses
What to Expect
  • Fascinating train ride with the best landscapes and breathtaking views
  • Explore the most visited place in Peru!
  • Discover Machu Picchu at sun rise and feel the magic of the Inca's Sacred Land
Machu Picchu By Train
Machu Picchu 2 day tour itinerary

Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco three hours before your train’s departure time from Ollantaytambo train station. We will then drive you through Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo. It is about two hours drive away from Cusco.

Once in Ollantaytambo, our tour manager would assist you in boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes would reward you breathtaking sights of the snow capped peaks, glaciers, Incan farming terraces and lush green vegetation.

On the way, you would also get a glimpse of many Incan ruins including Km 84 which is the trail head of the renowned Inca Trail.

As the train would reach Aguas Calientes train station, our representative would meet you and will escort you to your hotel.

You will have the evening to walk around Aguas Calientes, a small town that serves as a gateway to Machu Picchu. You can stroll through the market or visit the hot springs after which the town is named.

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

You will need to wake up early. The hotel staff will be handing you a snack box. Then you will be boarding the tourist bus that would drive you up to the citadel. The journey from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu takes about 25 minutes. The first bus leaves Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 05:30 in the morning.

Once at the main entrance, our local guide would meet you and assist you with passing the security check point. You will then have a complete guided tour of Machu Picchu for two hours. After the half day tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel and immerse yourself in the lost city of Incas.

Alternatively, you can climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain if you have booked your entrance which requires a prior intimation and costs USD 20 each. You can also hike up to the Sun Gate which is a one hour climb and is free of cost. It is from Sun Gate you could get a post card image.

After touring the citadel, at a designated time you will be boarding the bus back to Aguas Calientes town from where you would be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo.

We normally book in a train departing late in the evening. Our representative will meet you at the train station and transfer you back to Cusco city.


How long is the train from Machu Picchu to Cusco?

From Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to San Pedro station in Cusco, it takes 4 hours and 47 minutes. 

How do you get to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu can only be reached from Cusco by train or van. The train is the easiest option but costs a little higher. The cheapest option is by van from Cusco to Hidro Electrica and a three hours hike further to Aguas Calientes. 

What is the elevation of Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu citadel is at 7,972 feet (2430 metres) above sea level. 

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Jack Roberts

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Everything about this tour was top. From guide service to logistics and booking process. They took a great care of me througout the tour and felt very secured. Highly recommended.

December 9, 2019

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