1 Day Tour To Machu Picchu

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Our one day train tour to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Following the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu You can enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas. Travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, brown and white peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridged snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle to Aguas Calientes.

Transported by shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to begin your connection to the natural world and cultural show at the citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft), catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical place, sacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring the majestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.

Please note: Punchao Peru Travel recommends this tour ONLY if you are very short of time, otherwise You are highly recommend the 2 day 1 night train tour option.

Day 1: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Leaving from Cusco very early in the morning around 03:30am. we’ll travel by bus 2 hours to the village of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley where we’ll board our train (aproximately 06:15) to Aguas Calientes. With beautiful scenery throughout the journey the train journey itself is an experience. Following the course of the river down the Sacred Valley you’ll arrive to Aguas Calientes and head straight up to Machu Picchu for your guided tour. The tour lasts for about 2 hours during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.

After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself. There are various areas that are not included in the tour such as the Inca bridge or Hiking up to the SunGate (no ticket is needed). It takes an hour hike from where you may enjoy the amazing angle view of Machu Picchu- a 2-hour round trip hike, you can ask your guide for suggestions. Later in the afternoon you take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (aprox. 2 hours) and then carry on by bus to Cusco (another 2 hours).

EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN
The Expedition service is designed for traveler’s comfort, being able to share your experience with four passenger seats located in front of each other. A luggage compartment offered above for the faithful backpack. Andean music is played throughout the journey, panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating.

Expedition service leaves from Ollantaytambo – Located 2 hours away from Cusco

This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of Peru rail at a lower cost.

Please note: it is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu with this time schedule of a one-day tour.

VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!

Surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed in the Andean Culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food, carefully prepared with local ingredients.

The Vistadome train provides travelers with on board personalized and first class service to give them an unforgettable lifetime experience. It also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

You start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from downtown Cusco, the journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours you arrive at Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passengers needs in this unique experience.

Your return journey is from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo the Sacred Valley of the Incas a journey lasting 2 hours. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at about 10pm.

Please note: it is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu with this time schedule of a one-day tour.

The Machu Picchu Tours is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 persons

WHAT´S INCLUDED

Transfer from your hotel to Train Station by private van
Expedition or Visitadome, train ticket to Aguas Calientes
Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (30mins)
Admission ticket for Machu Picchu Citadel
English speaking guide, Guided tour in English 2 hours approximately – with a lot of free time for photos and extra hikes
Expedition or Visitadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco

NOT INCLUDED

Hike of Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mt. not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.
Drinks
Meals
Tips for your guide.

WHAT TO TAKE

Original Passport
ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
Warm jacket
T-shirts
Comfortable Trousers
Sun hat
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
Insect repellant
Personal medication
Camera and film
November to April rainy season.

EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN

PRICE – US$327 per person
Private service is available for US$40 more per person.
All entrance fees are included.

VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN

PRICE – US$377 per person
Private service is available for US$40 more per person.
All entrance fees are included.

DISCOUNTS
18 to 25 years old: US$30 Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: US$40 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

The Machu Picchu Tours is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 persons.

INFORMATION

Our one day train tour to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Following the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu You can enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas. Travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, brown and white peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridged snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle to Aguas Calientes.

Transported by shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to begin your connection to the natural world and cultural show at the citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft), catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical place, sacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring the majestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.

Please note: Punchao Peru Travel recommends this tour ONLY if you are very short of time, otherwise You are highly recommend the 2 day 1 night train tour option.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Leaving from Cusco very early in the morning around 03:30am. we’ll travel by bus 2 hours to the village of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley where we’ll board our train (aproximately 06:15) to Aguas Calientes. With beautiful scenery throughout the journey the train journey itself is an experience. Following the course of the river down the Sacred Valley you’ll arrive to Aguas Calientes and head straight up to Machu Picchu for your guided tour. The tour lasts for about 2 hours during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.

After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself. There are various areas that are not included in the tour such as the Inca bridge or Hiking up to the SunGate (no ticket is needed). It takes an hour hike from where you may enjoy the amazing angle view of Machu Picchu- a 2-hour round trip hike, you can ask your guide for suggestions. Later in the afternoon you take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (aprox. 2 hours) and then carry on by bus to Cusco (another 2 hours).

EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN
The Expedition service is designed for traveler’s comfort, being able to share your experience with four passenger seats located in front of each other. A luggage compartment offered above for the faithful backpack. Andean music is played throughout the journey, panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating.

Expedition service leaves from Ollantaytambo – Located 2 hours away from Cusco

This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of Peru rail at a lower cost.

Please note: it is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu with this time schedule of a one-day tour.

VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!

Surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed in the Andean Culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food, carefully prepared with local ingredients.

The Vistadome train provides travelers with on board personalized and first class service to give them an unforgettable lifetime experience. It also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

You start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from downtown Cusco, the journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours you arrive at Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passengers needs in this unique experience.

Your return journey is from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo the Sacred Valley of the Incas a journey lasting 2 hours. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, you will transfer to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at about 10pm.

Please note: it is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu with this time schedule of a one-day tour.

The Machu Picchu Tours is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 persons

PRICE / IMPORTANT INFO

WHAT´S INCLUDED

Transfer from your hotel to Train Station by private van
Expedition or Visitadome, train ticket to Aguas Calientes
Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (30mins)
Admission ticket for Machu Picchu Citadel
English speaking guide, Guided tour in English 2 hours approximately – with a lot of free time for photos and extra hikes
Expedition or Visitadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco

NOT INCLUDED

Hike of Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mt. not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.
Drinks
Meals
Tips for your guide.

WHAT TO TAKE

Original Passport
ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
Warm jacket
T-shirts
Comfortable Trousers
Sun hat
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
Insect repellant
Personal medication
Camera and film
November to April rainy season.

EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN

PRICE – US$327 per person
Private service is available for US$40 more per person.
All entrance fees are included.

VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN

PRICE – US$377 per person
Private service is available for US$40 more per person.
All entrance fees are included.

DISCOUNTS
18 to 25 years old: US$30 Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: US$40 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

The Machu Picchu Tours is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 persons.

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