Machu Picchu day Trip from Cusco (By Train)

USD $290

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a New Wonder of the World; it is also the world’s most famous energy hub and tourist magnet.

You’re short on time, but you won’t skip this classic Inca city?

SAP provides this one-day journey for people who cannot miss the world-famous Machu Picchu. To get to this location, we go via the magnificent Urubamba Valley to Ollantaytambo train station, from whence you may take a train to the Inca settlement of Aguas Calientes and then take a bus or walk to the spectacular royal Inca city. Once you arrive in Machu Picchu, we will conduct a fully guided tour of the most important areas before returning to Cusco.

FULL ITINERARY

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Begging with this interesting day in early 4.00 in the morning, we pick up you from your accommodation in “Cusco” and drive to “Ollantaytambo”. At the “Ollantaytambo” train station, you’ll board to train to “Aguas Calientes”, which will take you through the stunning Andean Mountain landscape and inca jungle. Also,also you can take video of the of the snow peaks, mountains, green fields, and Inca agriculture sites.

Once you arrive in “Aguas Calientes”, you’ll board the bus that will take you to the entrance of the “Inca” city of “Machu Picchu”. Once you enter “Machu Picchu” our guide will start a 2-hour guided tour. You can study “Inca” history and culture, and our guide will take you to the to the most important areas. You can snap “Inca” ruins and “Machu Picchu’s” amazing photos.

After the amazing guide tour, you can trek to ‘Huayna Picchu” if you already booked your ticket in advance (not included in the tour) In the afternoon, you will return to “Aguas Calientes” City. At city “Aguas Calientes”, you can find a restaurant to have lunch, explore “Aguas Calientes” City, or shop around before heading to the train station. 

In “Aguas Calientes”, you will board a train to “Ollanyaytambo”, then travel to Cusco in our private transport from the “Ollanyaytambo” train station. In the evening, we will drop you off at the door of your accommodation in “Cusco”.

Note: Your arrival time depends on your scheduled ticket.

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

    • Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu Archaeological site ( Circuit 1,2 & 3)
    Note –  If you want experience Circuit 1 or 2 we recommended you to book  months in advanced.

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Transport

  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to ollantaytambo train station.
  • Round trip Bus Tickets from Aguas calientes to Machu Pichu gate
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in cusco.
  • Train Tickets
    • From Ollantaytambo to Aguas calientes.
    • From Aguas calientes Ollantaytambo.

What’s NOT Included?

  • Meals In Cusco and Aguas calientes.
  • Travel insurance.

What’to Pack?

  • Passport & water proof cover for passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Insect Repellents
  • Personal Care Products

CLOTHS

  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff

EQUIPMENTS

  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Fashlight
  • Swmming kit

Machu Picchu Day trip Price

Group Price

  • US$ 290.00 Pp
  • Required pre Payment – US$ 150 (you can do the payments in cusco after the Briefing )
  • Student discount – 20usd

EXTRAS & UPGRADES

  • Vistadome train Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo US$70.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was created during the Inca Empire’s ascent and is often regarded as the continent’s most visually spectacular prehispanic edifice. Currently, this historic sanctuary attracts over 1.5 million tourists each year, making it South America’s most popular vacation destination.

Yes, you can. We have departures every day; feel free to choose when you want to go.

Yes, you can. Our group trips are for 10 or 15 persons, but you may also organize a private tour. We have varying pricing based on how many persons you have.

We recommend bringing only small backpacks because there are hikes to do; the rest of your belongings can be stored at your Cusco accommodation. All hotels have storage, so if you book the night for your return, you can leave your belongings there; another option is to leave your belongings in our office; neither option requires you to pay any additional fees.

It is located in the center of Peru’s cloud forest, in the Cusco area. The iconic Inca Citadel sits atop a peak almost 2,400 meters above sea level.

Yes, one day is plenty to explore the historic fortress of Machu Picchu. However, the visit is limited to four hours per passenger, and tickets are given with a certain admission time. Furthermore, if you undertake the additional hikes, your stay may be extended from 2 to 3 hours.

The Machu Picchu citadel’s only bathrooms are located near the main entrance. There are no bathrooms in the archaeological complex.

Yes, it is strongly advised to book your Machu Picchu ticket in advance, especially if you are visiting during the peak tourist season. For further information, contact your travel agent.

No, there is no age limit for entry inside the historical sanctuary.

Yes, a guide must accompany you on your visit to Machu Picchu.

Yes, you may walk from Machu Picchu Town to the Inca citadel, which takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes.


Currently, it is not possible to purchase bus tickets to Machu Picchu in advance. However, you may simply buy it once in Aguas Calientes.

Yes, we strongly advise reserving a train ticket to Aguas Calientes in advance. For further information, please contact your travel agent.

Yes, to improve the experience within the archaeological site, the Peruvian government has adopted the following measures:

 

 

  • Permanence is restricted to four hours per ticket.
  • You will be unable to access the fortress without a guide.
  • Only small backpacks are permitted at the archaeological site.
  • Alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco are prohibited.
  • Drones are not permitted in the historical sanctuary.
  • Tripods, huge umbrellas, and selfie sticks are not permitted.
  • Baby carts are not permitted.
  • Professional cameras require a specific permission.

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

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