2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour
Experience the best of the renowned Inca citadel on our exclusive 2 Day Train tour to Machu Picchu with our local English speaking local guide. This tour is ideal for those with a little extra time and want to explore the most of Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu, the world wonder tops the bucket list of many travellers. Although there are different ways to reach the citadel from Cusco, this certainly is the most convenient option. Machu Picchu 2 Day tour is one of our signature tours. This is an ideal tour for families and groups.
Peruvian Highland Trek is an authorised local tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of guides and helpers who have years of experience in trekking and mountaineering. They are certified tourism professionals with an in-depth knowledge of history, culture and traditions.
We offer the 2 day train tour to Machu Picchu both as a private and small group tour.
If you want to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, do let us know while booking the tour. Often the permits tend to sell in advance.
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Day 1 – Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Early in the morning we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will then embark on a drive through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo train station. Here we will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes town.
Once at Aguas Calientes, our representative will be meeting you at the train station and will be transferring you to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
You will have the evening free. You can make the most of it by visiting the hot springs after which the town is named. Later that evening, our guide will be meeting you at the lobby of the hotel and will be briefing you on the following days itinerary.
Day 2 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
At early in the morning, as you will be leaving the hotel for the tour, the receptionist will be handing you over a snack box. You will then be taking the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. It is a 25 minutes drive up the hill.
Once at the entrance of the citadel, your guide will be assisting you in clearing the security control and to enter the citadel. We will then give you a detailed two hours guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. Alternatively, if you have booked in advance, you can hike the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains.
Optionally, you can even hike to the Sungate or Intipunku. You won’t need to book it in advance. This offers a spectacular view of the citadel. Only those on Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enjoy the view at the first light of the sun.
After the tour, you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time to stop for lunch (not included).
We will then take the train back to Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes. Here, our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to the city of Cusco. You will be reaching Cusco by 09:00 PM.
- Transfer Cusco – Ollantaytambo
- Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes breakfast included.
- Buses up & down to/from Machupicchu.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu citadel.
- Guided tour of Machupicchu
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Entrance fees to the hot springs
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu (Optional)
- Optional upgrade to Vistadome train
What to bring
- Boots or walking shoes without heels.
- Hat or cap.
- Waterproof in the rainy season.
- Insect repellent.
- Sweater or jacket.
- Bath towels for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.
- Camera (of course!)