Day Trip to Machu Picchu

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This exciting day starts with your private guide and driver picking you up early in the morning in the lobby of your Cusco hotel or the Sacred Valley. You will then enjoy a beautiful 2 hour drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a great view of the Urubamba Mountain range until you arrive to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Here You will board the famous Vistadome  or Expedition train, departing early in the morning, which will take you to the scenic and quaint little town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu.  The train ride is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Along the way, the breathtaking scenery will take you past many farming terraces used by the ancient Inca people, current local farming communities and all of this as you wind down into the valley, with the beautiful Urubamba river running beside you.  Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will board the shuttle bus that will take us to the magical mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.  You will then enjoy a 3 hour tour with your professional, knowledgeable, English speaking guide.  He will show you all the most important sites, then allow you to explore some on your own, if you like.  Afterwards, you will return by shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes, enjoy some free time to have lunch on your own before returning to the train station and return to Ollantaytambo to meet your driver, who will be waiting for you. You will then be transported back to your hotel in Cusco.

OPTIONAL HIKE – If you are interested, we can arrange a hike for you (providing there are permits available for your specific date) on either the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.  These hikes take approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete but if this is the case,we will have to start the trip earlier in Cusco about 3:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. because the permits are for morning hikes only.

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Included in this tour:

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Round trip train ticket on the Vistadome or Expedition train
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip Shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Not included:

  • Meals
  • Gratuities for guide or driver
  • Permit fee to hike either mountain
  • Guide fee for hike
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