Machu Picchu day Trip

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco by train is the world’s largest tourist destination, a New Wonder of the World, the most important attraction in South America. During the last few years, Peru has become a very popular attraction. Especially because most people want to see the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, which was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in recent years, and rightly so.

Even many South American travel packages have, as a final destination, the Lost Inca city. And to get there, you can’t forget an important transportation service in your Machu Picchu itinerary, the service of the train to Machu Picchu. The train to Machu Picchu is offered by two rail companies, Inca Rail and Peru Rail, both companies have train stations in Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Aguas Calientes Town and have different classes of services, which depart in many schedules during the day.

Full Day Machu Picchu tour from Cusco is the perfect trip for travelers who are short on time but don’t want to miss the chance to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.


  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided exploration of the Inca ruins, led by your personal guide.
  • Embark on a train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, delighting in the picturesque views of the Peruvian jungle.
  • Take the opportunity to photograph breathtaking views from exceptional vantage points and encounter local llamas.
  • Explore notable sites such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the Sundial, the Sacred Plaza and much more.
  • Your tour package includes all transportation, entrance fees and the services of a specialized private guide.
Full day
Tour Type
Cultural, Adventure, Family, Tourism
Group Size
Maximum 15 people
English & Spanish

General Tour Aspects


The tour includes

Not Included

15% off for the season


USD $290.00 por persona
tarjeta-bancariaWe accept any method of payment


Flexible Booking
Book now and complete the balance upon arrival in Cusco.

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You will leave Cusco early in the morning (around 4:30 am) for a trip to the village of Ollantaytambo which is located in the Sacred Valley. This is where you will catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The train journey itself is filled with stunning views and will take just under 2 hours. You will then bus up to Machu Picchu where you will be given a guided tour of the site and learn about the Inca civilization, visiting all of the highlights of the ruins (2 hours).

After your guided tour, you and your guide will part ways and if you have booked an additional hike such as Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will have time for the hike as well as get to explore the site on your own. There are several places to explore that are not part of the tour such as the Inca bridge and the sun gate.

In the afternoon you will get back on the bus and head to Aguas Calientes town. You will then board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where a private van will be waiting for you to drive back to Cusco.

AT a Glance
  • 04:30 – 05:00 Transfer from hotel to Ollantaytambo by mini bus.
  • 07:45 – 09:15 From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes by train.
  • 09:20 – 09:30 Reception in the Aguas Calientes train station.
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Bus journey from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • 10:30 – 12.30 Guided tour of one of the New 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
  • 12:00 – 15:00 Free time to go back to Aguas Calientes, have lunch, see the town, or relax in the Hot Springs.
  • 15:20 – 17:08 Return to Ollantaytambo by train.
  • 18:30 – 18:45 Return to Cusco – Hotel.

What to bring

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Book Machu Picchu by train with  Sap Adventures?

To secure your Machu Picchu day tour by train with us, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “BOOK NOW” button above.
  2. Select your preferred departure date.
  3. Complete all the required personal information.
  4. The last step is payment, which can be conveniently made by credit or debit card. Please send only the deposit at this stage, as the remaining balance can
  5. be paid in person at our Cusco office one day before your trip.

What Circuit Will Your Machu Picchu Day Trip Follow?

The ticket we booked is “Llacta Machu Picchu + circuit 1 or 2” for your day trip to Machu Picchu, which gives you access to the upper and lower sections of Machu Picchu. This particular circuit is highly recommended, as it allows you to explore the entire Inca City.

Do I Need To Bring My Original Passport On The Machu Picchu Day Trip?

Of course. It is imperative that you carry your original passport with you, and it must match the same passport you provided us with when you booked your Machu Picchu ticket. Your passport will be verified at the Machu Picchu checkpoint when you board the train.

Is It Posible To Climb Machu Picchu Mountain On Your Machu Picchu Day Trip?

In fact, it is a possibility, although not the recommended sequence, mainly due to logistical constraints. By following this approach, you would start by ascending Machu Picchu mountain, which has no afternoon hours available. The final ascent time is at 9 am. The ascent of the mountain usually takes approximately 3 hours, which causes considerable fatigue. Consequently, this may impede your ability to fully appreciate and enjoy the guided tour of Machu Picchu Ruins that follows.

Is It Possible To Climb Huayna Picchu On Machu Picchu One Day Tour?

Of course, it is feasible. To implement this plan, we would make a reservation for the 10:00 a.m. time slot. Your excursion to Machu Picchu would begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 9:30 am, after which you can go directly to explore Huayna Picchu.

Useful Info for Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco.


Unfortunately, there are no restroom facilities or food outlets at Machu Picchu. We strongly recommend that you use the restrooms before entering the site. The restrooms are located just in front of the entrance and cost two soles.


In case the weather is cloudy and rainy, and you are considering leaving the viewpoint where iconic photos are usually taken to begin your exploration of Machu Picchu, hoping to return later when the weather improves, it is important to note that this is not feasible. Once you are on the trail, it is necessary to keep moving forward and continue on the designated circuit. There are numerous guards with whistles monitoring the area, and no opportunity to return later is provided.

Food and Water

As for food and water, we recommend that you bring your own supplies. Although the ticket indicates that eating inside the site is prohibited, it is possible to bring a small snack, as long as it is done with discretion, and it is essential to remember not to leave any kind of garbage. In addition, it is suggested to carry water in thermoses or reusable canteens, as Machu Picchu strives to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.

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