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Our two days Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu tour is designed exclusively to offer you the best and the most of the iconic Machu Picchu Citadel. You will also be able to immerse in the enchanting view of Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu mountain.
This tour has more or less the same pattern as the Classic two day tour to Machu Picchu by train. This is one of our signature tours. To offer you an enhanced experience, we include everything so you can visit Machu Picchu without any hassle.
Our professional local 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 and 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.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco three hours before your train’s departure time from Ollantaytambo train station. Ollantaytambo town 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 trailhead of the renowned Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
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.
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 30 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 checkpoint. You will then have a complete guided tour of Machu Picchu for two hours. After the half day tour, our guide will be directing you to the access point of Huayna Picchu Mountain.
It is the most visited site in the citadel. At times you have to book months in advance as the authorities have restrictions on the number of people visiting. This is also home to the temple of the moon.
From Huayna Picchu you will have a closer view of Machu Picchu mountain as well.
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 a train departing late in the evening. Our representative will meet you at the train station and transfer you back to Cusco city.
The tour includes admission ticket to Machu Picchu citadel and to Huayna Picchu mountain.
Huayna Picchu is 2,720 meters (8,920 feet) above sea level.
Exceptional experience. I am thankful and grateful to Encuentros tram especially to Jose. They took care of everything. Highly recommended