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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco: Train Ride and Private Tour

On this day-trip to Machu Picchu, travel through the Inca Sacred Valley on a scenic train ride, and enjoy a guided tour of the outstanding Lost City with a highly experienced and passionate guide. Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation and entry to the outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site.

USD $472.00

Per Person

Encounter the Inca Empire on this Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

On this private Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco, embark on a journey by train through the Sacred Valley and back in time to the height of the Inca Empire. With your highly experienced and passionate guide, learn the outstanding story of the culturally sophisticated and technologically advanced society, feel the spiritual energy of the Sacred Valley, and encounter history up-close as you explore Inca Lost City of Machu Picchu.


  • Travel through the Sacred Valley on a scenic train ride with upgrade options available
  • Take a guided tour of the Lost City with an expert and highly experienced guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free transportation and entry — all fees and tickets are included
  • Experience a Wonder of the World on a quick Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco


Your Machu Picchu day trip will begin with 3:00 am hotel pick-up and transfer via private car to the Ollantaytambo or Poray train stations. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking landscape as travel along the hills and valleys of the Inca Sacred Valley.

Arrive at the small community of Aguas Calientes where you’re just a quick 30 minute bus ride away from Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to the Inca “Lost City,” feel transported back in time as your expert tour guide leads you through the outstanding history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the rise and fall of the Inca Empire.

After an in-depth 3-hour tour, you’ll have to explore on your own. You may take this opportunity to hike an original Inca trail past agricultural terraces to the mountain overlook at Sungate.

In the mid-afternoon, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus then begin your return-trip back to Cusco.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable day pack.
  • Walking boots and sandals
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • Camera and charger
  • Sun protection, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho or a good rain jacket
  • Extra money for souvenirs, snacks, etc.

Important Notes

  • Bring your original passport to Machu Picchu! You will be asked to show official identification to board the train and to enter the Machu Picchu Archaeological Zone.

Train Options

Expedition: Those who select the Expedition option will depart from Cusco’s Poroy Station in a train car upholstered with tasteful indigenous-style fabrics. Ample storage will be available for day packs. Snacks will be available on board (at your own expense).

Vistadome: Those who upgrade to the Vistadome option will also leave from Poroy Station and will be able to take advantage of their car’s extra-large panoramic windows, affording excellent views of the region’s beautiful mountain and river scenery along the way. Tasty snacks, plus hot and cold beverages are available (at your own expense) along the way.

Executive Class: Those who select the Executive Class option will receive luxury transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station, where they’ll board a high-end luxury train for the trip to Machu Picchu. Passengers will sit in comfortable padded chairs, complete with fold-out tables, and enjoy stunning views from the train’s panoramic-size windows. Snacks and beverages are also available on board for purchase.


Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

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Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru -13.139666, -72.527618

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