Machu Picchu with Train 1 Day

Enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas. Your 3.5-hour journey starts from Cusco (Poroy Train Station) to Aguas Calientes. Travel in style through the Andean meadows nestled amongst the high snow-capped peaks, the deep river valleys and hillsides covered with tiers of ancient Inca farming terraces. You will travel from ridges of high mountains down to sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon, then up to Aguas Calientes. Transported by shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to begin your connection to the natural world and majestic citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft). As you travel back in time to the sacred and mysterious Machu-Picchu Citadel, (The Old Sacred Mountain) you will find yourself mesmerized. The Machu Picchu ruins are rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.

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Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu


Type Service Private or Group
Group Size Small, up to 8 people
Difficulty Easy
Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Explorer

Enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas. Your 3.5-hour journey starts from Cusco (Poroy Train Station) to Aguas Calientes. Travel in style through the Andean meadows nestled amongst the high snow-capped peaks, the deep river valleys and hillsides covered with tiers of ancient Inca farming terraces. You will travel from ridges of high mountains down to sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon, then up to Aguas Calientes. Transported by shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to begin your connection to the natural world and majestic citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft). Find yourself mesmerized catch as you travel back in time to this magical place, the sacred and mysterious Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there

  • Day 1: Wake up early for a new day of adventure and luxury on your way to spend the day with our majestic Machu Picchu.

    We pick you up at your Cusco hotel at 6:30am and then drive in our private van to Poroy Train Station for your train departure at 7:35am. (In the rainy season, January through April, we pick you up at 6:00am from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station for the 8:00 am Vistadome Train.)

    Travel through the Andean meadows, nestled amongst the high white peaks and deep valleys: Out the windows you will see layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridges of snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle. From Ollantaytambo, the sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes.

    Your guide will meet you at the train station at 10:52am. There will be  little time to get a snack or sandwich for an early lunch before being transferred to Machu Picchu (2,040m/7,907ft) on the shuttle bus. Following in the ancient and remote footsteps of the Lost City of the Incas, listen carefully to the 2 hours guided tour by your guide to capture the historical and cultural legacy of Machu Picchu. You will then have a little free time to explore, or take photos.  Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will catch the early evening Vistadome Train depending on availability to Poroy or Ollantaytambo. The entrance time available to Machu Picchu affects which Vistadome Train you can catch back to Cusco.  

    Whichever Vistadome train time you end up catching back to Cusco, will affect what time you arrive back in Cusco. We will make sure you get back to your hotel, sometime between 8pm to 10pm.  See schedule for rainy season below:

    ***From January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station. Return trains depending on availability during rainy season are at 4:22pm, 4:43pm or 6:10pm,

    • Meals included: None
    • Hiking up to the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge is not possible anymore because of new regulations. 
    • Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible due to the time restraints of the one-day tour.
    • Return "Vistadome Train time" depends on availability and how much in advance you have booked.



    The Vistadome service is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with nature and enjoy superior service on the way to Machu Picchu.  Connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!

    Surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, you will have incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome train has a higher level of service, which allows the visitor to be immersed in the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food, carefully prepared with local ingredients.

    The Vistadome train provides travelers with on board personalized and first class service to give them an unforgettable lifetime experience.  It also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

    You start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from downtown Cusco, the journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours you arrive at Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passengers needs in this unique experience.

    Your return journey is from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or to Poroy will last  2 to 4 hours depending on your train time.  When you arrive at Ollantaytambo or Poroy, you will transfer to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel between 8pm to 10pm.


  • Transfer at 6:30am from your hotel to Poroy Train Station
  • Vistadome train ticket from Poroy to Aguas Calientes
  • Shuttle Bus round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu 
  • Admission ticket for Machu Picchu sanctuary
  • Guided tour in English for approximately 2 hours
  • Small group from 3 to 8 people  with an experienced English speaking guide
  • Vistadome train ticket return to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, then transfer back to your hotel  in Cusco by van
  • Snacks and dance presentation are included on the train
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel


  • Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour
  • Drinks
  • Meals
  • Tips for your guide.

The Machu Picchu Tours is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 persons

  • PRICE -$397 USD per person - group price
  • PRICE -$474 USD per person - private price 


  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD.  Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 people or more: $30 USD. All you need to do is book the trek together at the same time.

Please read carefully the following information. It will help you answer all of your questions about our services and tour.


You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding a sign board for Glamping Peru Treks at the arrival terminal.


Your briefing will take place the night before your trek. It will be held at our office at 6 or 6:30pm, depending on your confirmation email details.  The office is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.


Of course! During the Machu Picchu Tours your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you.


FIRST, to book your  Machu Picchu Tours, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of $211.00 USD per person in order to purchase a your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.


If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of 


  1. According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need student cards). For example: if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
  2. All students from 11 to 17 years, the discount is $30 USD.
  3. For children from the age of 2 to 11, the discount is $40 USD.
  4. For children from the age of 0 to 2 ,are free.
  5. All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
  6. Send us a copy at:


Unfortunately, the answer is No. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.  If you cancel your 1 Day Machu Picchu Tours, the deposit is not refundable at all!


Yes! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your entrance to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances and reservations.

In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 USD per person.  We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change.

If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you.  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to be to enter into Machu Picchu or the train.  If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter into Machu Picchu and train.


The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee.  We recommend you dress in layers as it will be easier to adjust to the quickly changing weather.


Absolutely! All tours and treks provide door to door service. Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we will pick you up there.


In general, if you exercise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you will be able to acclimate normally. It usually takes the body between 24 hours to 2 days.

The recommended remedies for altitude sickness are: hydration, coca tea and oxygen. Our guides all carry oxygen and are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. We offer the Cusco City  or Sacred Valley Tours that you can book while you are acclimating to the altitude.  Check out our Day Tours on our Home Page.


If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour.  It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Spider Travel Peru destinations. Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.


Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator that incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people that you see on your tours with us.


  • A small daypack
  • Snacks and reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes or runners
  • Camera and rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket
  • Hat for the sun, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Passport
  • Valid University ID card if you booked with the student price
  • Money for souvenirs

Why travel with us: Spider Travel

Spider travel Peru is a young and innovative company. We share the best of Peruvian history with a touch of modern. We create personalized tours to satisfy the needs and wishes of all our clients. Our tours and treks accommodate all budgets and are carefully designed to you the optimum experience. We guarantee small intimate groups that never exceed 8 people. We offer several unique tours to Machu Picchu and beyond.
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Our guides

All our guides have many years of experience in the industry and come highly recommended. They are fully versed in the values and vision of Spider Travel and will provide a service inline with those values. Our guides are knowledgeable and passionate about Inca Heritage and culture and in Peru as a whole. They dedicate themselves to continuous professional development and growth to ensure that you receive the most recent accurate and recognized theories about Inca and Andean culture. They are well educated, usually holding a degree in more than one field of study and can therefore hold a conversation on a broad spectrum of issues. Finally, expect to have an amazing time while trekking, our guides are fun loving and great sportsmen.

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Our Porters

Our porters personify hard work. We employ about 90 porters from local communities. They are mostly farmers by trade and are native Quechua speakers. They mainly come from the indigenous communities around the trail. We refer to our super porters as ¨Red Machine¨. This is because they work hard during the treks but carrying duffel bags, camping gear, and more! It is important to us that we employ porters from local villages because we are supporting them to become self-efficient and helping communities grow their economy to better the quality of lives.

We provide the following items to our porters and cooks for free: Working insurance, Jacket, sun hat, warm hat, t-shirt, pants, hiking boots, comfortable duffle bags, canteen, girdle for protecting their spine, sleeping bags, mattress.

Our porters are what make everything look seamless and smooth. They have your tent ready before your arrival in your tent and most importantly they significantly lighten that camping gear load.

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The Best food on Inca Trail

This is where youth comes in handy. Our chefs are fully trained to provide the most scrumptious, abundant and simply mouthwatering meals in the outdoors with limited equipment. Our chefs prepare the best of fusion cooking that includes Peruvian and International dishes, using organic local and exotic ingredients. Our chefs are very versatile, serving even better specialty dishes for those with food allergies and specific dietary requirements. It has been a highlight for a majority of our hikers and we have yet to disappoint a trekker. Enjoy a complete and immersive culinary experience while trekking through the rugged Andes Mountains.

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The Best Camping Equipment

Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking poles so you don’t have to bring the dirt inside. We also bring our own portable camping toilet, so you can use our clean facilities instead of the ones provided by the government. Our dining tent is spacious, with room to hangout during meal time and get to know your fellow hikers and guide.

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Our Reviews


"The top tour company for hiking the Rainbow Mountain with a great guide. The food was amazing and we do reccommend Spider Travel to Everyone."


Tuvimos la mejor experiencia con Spider Travel, desde el inicio has el final, fueron muy profesionales.. Nuestro guia Juan fue lo mejor, y nos conto toda la historia de los Incas al detalle Muchas Gracias a todo el equipo.


"We had the best experience ever with our guide Armando, he spoke great english and he is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended."


What a great experience we had with Spider Travel, everything was well organized by Anjhely and the the Spider Travel team. Our guide spoke fluint English and he was very informative about the culture and Peru. Sulpayki wayki?

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