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1 Full Day Machu Picchu Tour by Train – Machu Picchu Peru Tours

Machu Picchu Tour full Day By Train. This short tour takes the famous train ride from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo to the frontier town of Aguas Calientes for an exploration of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.

This is an easy tour for anyone interested in visiting Machu Picchu and Cuzco. Your journey to Machu Picchu will be by train so no hiking is necessary, however, the altitude of Cuzco can be tiring for some travelers. Accommodation is simple but comfortable. The Peruvian Andes are some of the most beautiful and accessible on the continent.

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Trip Length:
1 Day
Total Distance:
1 Day
Physical Level:
3300 m.a.s.l - 2700 m.a.s.l
Tour Type:
Nature & Culture
Group Size:
Small Group of 16ppl Maximum

Machu Picchu Tour Full Day by Train Overview

A full-day trip to Machu Picchu by train is a popular and convenient way to explore the ancient Inca citadel, especially for those with limited time. A full-day trip to Machu Picchu by train. The journey typically begins with an early morning departure from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to the train station in Ollantaytambo. From there, you’ll board a scenic train that will take you through the picturesque Urubamba Valley towards Aguas Calientes, the town located at the base of Machu Picchu.The train ride itself is a highlight, offering stunning views of the Andean landscapes, mountains, and the Urubamba River. Depending on the train service you choose, you may have amenities like comfortable seating, large windows, and even onboard entertainment or refreshments.Bus Ride to Machu Picchu: From Aguas Calientes, you’ll take a shuttle bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes around 30 minutes and follows a winding road up the mountainside.Upon arriving at the Machu Picchu entrance, you’ll go through the ticket checkpoint and begin your exploration of the ancient citadel. It’s advisable to hire a guide or join a guided tour to learn about the history, architecture, and significance of the site. Exploring Machu Picchu can take several hours, allowing you to marvel at the intricate stonework, terraces, temples, and panoramic views.

Machu Picchu Tour Full Day by Train Summary:

  • TOUR NAME: Machu Picchu Tour Full Day by Train
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Machu Picchu Tour Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco or Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:00 am to 4:30 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb at 6:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour By Train
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: All is done by Train and Bus
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 2500 m.a.s.l
  • TRANSPORTATION: Round Trip Private Van/Bus to Ollantaytambo Train Station (for our Passengers), Round Trip Expeditions Train From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Bus Up & Down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • MEALS: 1 lunch at Aguas Calientes Restaurant (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra cost, Upon Request)
  • GUIDE: Bilingual Proffesional Guide Service

Machu Picchu Tour Full Day by Train Short Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo (Train Station) – Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo (Train Station) – Cusco

Machu Picchu Day Trip by Train From Cusco Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic the Machupicchu City
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about the Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Travel through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…



Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

We take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and then we take the train to Aguas Calientes as soon as we arrive we take a bus up to Machupicchu and then you will get 2 hour guided tour and after free time to explore by yourself in Machu Picchu sanctuary or climb huaynapicchu Mountain. After you have enjoyed Machupicchu you have to go down to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then the Bus back to Cusco.

Physical Level

1, Easiest

1-Day Machupicchu By Train Includes:

  • Tourist Transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Tourist Expedition Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Bus up & Down Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Machupicchu entrance fee

1-Day Machupicchu By Train Doesn’t Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please): Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend getting an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss, and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.


  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$10 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$10 for the entire trip


  • BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they don’t have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form

1-Day Machupicchu by Train (Prices for 2023 & 2024)

Availability: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We wont Cancel your Trip !!!

How to Book?: Send us all Your Personal information, as well as a Deposit of 30%, and the Final Balance will be paid once you are in Cusco.

Group Service: Price per person: US$380

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): (Group Size: 04 Minimum – 12ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum)

Private Service: Price per person: US$480

Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Person Minimum)

If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as GROUP SERVICE). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.

What you need to bring to Machupicchu By Train:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you have used to purchase the Inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *Zipp off
  • 1 pair of hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommended)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also buy in Cusco.
  • Flashlight (headlight recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us) we have goose down or synthetic sleeping bag
  • Copy of a valid passport/Peruvian immigration card Copy as well.
  • Copy of yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations
  • Money for soft drinks or beers and handicrafts
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

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Formato de Reserva
Salkantay survivors We did the 5 days-salkantay trek to Machupicchu uin the rain season february, everything was awe-some, food, landscapes, tour services, the amazing guide Fernando, this guys Is actually amazing i recommend to him to every-body
Spencer O
Spencer O
5 Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu It was a great time. Really enjoyed the experience with friends, something to cherish for the rest of my life. If you go I highly recommend you ask for Fernando. He was our guide for the entire trip. Extremely knowledgeable and made the experience that much more memorable. He started the trip as a guide and by the end became a friend, the time you spend on the trek, you really want someone who fits with your group and I can't imagine a better person who could fit better in anyone's group. As well, the trek itself was difficult but very enjoyable, something to push yourself to your limits. Every day was extremely rewarding, not to mention the hot springs was well worth it.
Best Peru Experience Had an amazing trip. Fernando the tour guide was the highlight, and made our experience fantastic. I would recommend the trip simply for the quality of the guide.
Tyrell T
Tyrell T
Spectacular hike We had the opportunity to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with (QUECHUA EXPEDITIONS). Fantastic and absolutely recommended. They offer a very interesting package both for the price and for the service. Our guide Fernando Illapa taught us a lot about Inca history and the Andean way of life. He and our cook were very attentive and cordial throughout the experience. Our food was amazing and the camping equipment in perfect condition.
D r
D r
an unforgettable experience It was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Wayra gave us all the information, always attentive and answering all our questions. During the trip we had Fernando Illapa as our guide. We must say that he is a great professional, thoroughly knowledgeable about the path and with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience, which made everything easier in the most demanding moments of the Inca trail. The accompanying team is very organized and I must say that the food exceeded our expectations. Dishes that could well be served in a restaurant and extremely abundant. We did the road with my husband and there were very difficult sections of great physical demand, but the impressive landscapes and discovering archaeological sites along the way make it worth it. We were also fortunate to have excellent travel companions. An unforgettable experience with the help of a professional team that paid attention to all the details.
Agnieszka Z
Agnieszka Z
A must in Peru The whole experience was amazing! The trek can be tough but it’s doable even for not super fit people. The views are breathtaking! Thanks a lot to our super nice guide Jose and amazing chef Armando who made the whole tour even better.
we would do it again The trip and itinerary that they organized for us was incredible! Very organized, excellent guide named Fernando Illapa, who made us feel at home. Very attentive, smiling and charismatic. Everything was a dream trip. We visited the mountain of seven colors, we did the 4-day Inca trail, we went to the Puerta del Sol, to MachuPicchu, wayna picchu, to the hot springs of Machupicchu town, gampling; Anyway, we did everything and it was an unforgettable trip.
Zach S
Zach S
Una muy buena experiencia, gracias Hay muchas opciones de trekking para el Camino Inka, ¡pero no busques más que aquí! Cada persona en la organización es amable, profesional y servicial. ¡Nuestro guía, Fernando, fue fantástico! Fue informativo, paciente y nos guió de manera experta a lo largo del hermoso Camino Inka a Machu Picchu sin un solo problema. ¡Tener un guía que hable perfecto inglés y español es extremadamente necesario y tiene la experiencia para hacer que tu experiencia sea inolvidable!
Zach S
Zach S
What an otherworldly experience. We had an amazing experiencies with a great team in the inka trail, in Cusco there are many trekking options for the Inka Trail, but look no further than here! Every person in the organization is friendly, professional and helpful. Our guide, Fernando, was fantastic! He was patient and expertly guided us along the beautiful Inka Trail to Machu Picchu without a single problem. Having a guide who speaks perfect English and Spanish is extremely necessary and has the experience to make your experience unforgettable!
Rachel Z
Rachel Z
INCREDIBLE!! This tour company is truly the best. They took amazing care of us ensuring that we had everything we needed and made sure to help provide what we forgot to bring. The guide - Fernando - was so kind and knowledgeable. If you’re looking to hike to Machu Picchu this is the place to book!!! I can’t recommend them enough we had and amazing time.

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