Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes by Train - 2 Days/1 Night
Looking for a relaxed tour of Machu Picchu? Avoid spending the whole day traveling or the pressure of time; instead, this tour will help you really enjoy Machu Picchu. The tour is for people of all ages; it starts and finishes at your hotel in Cusco. Guaranteed daily tours for singles and groups.
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Day by Day
- Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes
- Day 2: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B)
Attractions Included in this tour:
- Aguas Calientes Town
- Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas
- Optional: Wayna Picchu climbing
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 10:15 to head towards Ollantaytambo train station. We will take the train at around 12:30 and have a 90-minute train journey to Aguas Calientes.
The journey by bus and train to Aguas Calientes lasts about 4 hours through spectacular and changing landscape, passing lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes; the journey is highlighted by wonderful vistas of the mountains and the beautiful Urubamba River which runs through the Sacred Valley. Once in Aguas Calientes, our personal will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your hotel.
You will have the afternoon free for you to have lunch, visit the thermal springs or visit the small market or museum. You can have lunch at the restaurant of your choice in the small town of Aguas Calientes (lunch is not included on the package). At agreed time, usually 19:30 pm, you will have a pre-talk (briefing in your hotel with the guide).
Day 2 Machu Picchu Tour: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco
This morning after breakfast, our personal will take you to the bus station to go up to the archaeological group of Machu Picchu through a zigzagging path on a 25-minute bus ride.
For an additional fee and whether you have some spare energy, we can get you the entrance tickets for Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (the top of the mountain we see in every picture of Machu Picchu) 2720m/8890ft. This optional hike should be booked in advance (it takes a 50 min hike to reach the top and another 50 min to hike down).
Once in Machu Pichu, our guide will provide you a guided tour of the most important attractions in the archaeological group: you will visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Reloj Solar, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Inca Cemeteries. The guided tour lasts about 3 hours and after the tour you will have some free time to go on exploring, taking your best pictures, or just walking around the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. So get your camera ready and enjoy One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu.
You will have the afternoon free for you to have lunch, visit the thermal springs of Aguas Calientes or visit the small market. You can have lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes or have a special lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel (lunch is not included on the package).
Later, in the afternoon, you will travel back by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel at around 22:20 pm. Keep in mind this is just a sample package which may suffer little changes due to availabilty and train departures.
Prices: Fares for the 2-day tour of Machu Picchu by Train depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy). From USD $ 295.00 per person in double room.
Important for your 2-day Machu Picchu Tour: To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Train service can also be upgraded. Personal belongings are carried by tourists.
The 2-day Machu Picchu Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide.
- All transfers from and to your hotel
- Train Journey: Ollantaytambo–Aguas Calientes–Ollantaytambo
- Bus Journey: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
- Bus ride: Aguas Calientes–MachuPicchu–Aguas Calientes
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- 1-night hotel with breakfast in Aguas Calientes (hotel services can be up-graded upon requests).
The 2-day Machu Package Does Not Include:
- International or domestic flights
- Tips or extra expenses
What you need to take for the Machu Picchu tour:
- Original Passport, International Student Card (ISIC card) if applicable
- Sneakers, Waterproof jacket, Rain poncho, T-shirts, trousers
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Shorts, Extra money, Bathing suit, Cameras
- Travel Insurance is recommended