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). 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.
TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU WITH VISTADOME 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). 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. As you near Machu Picchu, you also are closer to the Amazon. 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. You will have a 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 the 2.5 hours of guided tour and cultural legacy of the history of Machu Picchu. You will then have some free time to explore, take photos, or hike to the Sun Gate. Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will catch the early evening Vistadome train 5:23pm train to Poroy, where we take you back to your hotel in Cusco,arriving approximately by 10pm. **See note below for rainy season.
Meals: Snack and hot drinks provided on the train
***Note that from January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station. During this time, PeruRail will offer this service in bimodal, with a PeruRail bus between Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
- Hiking up to the Sun Gate: (no ticket is needed). It takes an hour to hike up to the Sun Gate, from where you may enjoy the amazing angle view of Machu Picchu- a 2-hour round trip hike.
- Inca Bridge: (no ticket needed). It is a 25-minute walk from the citadel, where you will enjoy great views.
VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN
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 the Sacred Valley of the Incas a journey lasting 2 hours. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at about 10pm.
**Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Transfer at 6:30am from your hotel to Poroy Train Station
- Vistadome train ticket from Poroy to Aguas Calientes
- Bus round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (30 mins)
- Admission ticket for Machu Picchu sanctuary
- Guided tour in English for approximately 2.5 hours, followed by about 2 hours free time to explore on your own
- 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
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour
- 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 -$477 USD per person
Please read carefully the following information. It will help you answer all of your questions about our services and tour.
ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
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.
It will take place the night before the trek, at 6pm, in our office, which is located at Calle Garcilaso Nº210 ; 212 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY sandwich shop.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
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.
HOW TO BOOK:
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):
- Passport number
- D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
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.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
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 email@example.com.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?
- 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.
- All students from 11 to 17 years, the discount is $30 USD.
- For children from the age of 2 to 11, the discount is $40 USD.
- For children from the age of 0 to 2 ,are free.
- All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
- Send us a copy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
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!
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
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.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN THE MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
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.
ARE WE DROPPED OFF AT OUR HOTEL AFTER THE 1 DAY MACHU PICCHU TOUR?
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 Glamping Peru Treks 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.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING?
- 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
- Valid University ID card if you booked with the student price
- Money for souvenirs