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This 2-day Machu Picchu package includes two free afternoons in the typical and cozy town of Aguas Calientes. Optionally, you can take the incredible hike to Huayna Picchu. Read here all the details of this premium tour in Peru, available every day all year round!

The Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour

Day 1: At 10:30 am (so you can comfortably sleep in), we will take a bus from the city of Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station to arrive there at 12:30 pm, enjoying the unparalleled views of the Andean landscapes along the way.

At 1:00 pm we will board the train (there are several options, from economical to luxury, please consult with our staff) from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu station because it is next to the sacred citadel You will continue to enjoy the unique beauty and fluid energy of the Andean environment.

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes at 2:45 pm, our staff will welcome you and the rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy this town, which offers many attractions such as typical food and drinks, souvenir shopping, Inca massages, the famous hot springs, among others. Afterward, you will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in this town full of energy and life.

Machu Picchu Town

Day 2: Those who have booked the additional hike to Huayna Picchu hike will be taken by bus from Aguas Calientes to the Machu Picchu site at 6:30 am, starting at 7:00 and finishing at 10:00 am. Those who do not will still be taken later and everyone will meet at 10:00 am at the secret citadel of Machu Picchu for the unforgettable 2-and-a-half-hour professional guided tour.

Afterward, there will be free time for you to continue exploring the citadel at your own pace. Then, return by bus to Aguas Calientes, to continue enjoying the town’s attractions for the rest of the afternoon.

Finally, at 6:45 pm we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to the city of Cusco, taking you to your hotel, after a truly rewarding adventure in the Andean highlands and the western border of the jungle.

Enjoying the Aguas Calientes Village

As we mentioned, Aguas Calientes is a small town very close to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. These are its main attractions so that you can fully enjoy in addition to the tour of the citadel:

In Aguas Calientes you will find a variety of craft shops
  • Manco Capac Square: it is the heart of the village, where the restaurants and bars are for a great lunch and/or some drinks. Also, you can sit on the benches and relax watching the wonderful 360 degrees mountainous landscape, having some rest after the Machu Picchu tour for example, and absorbing the strong natural energy of the Cusco region. Surely a great spot for pictures too.
  • The Butterfly Research Institute: at a walking distance from the Square, there’s this wonderful place where you will find all kinds of typical butterflies in a simulated natural habitat. Includes a valuable, very illustrating guided tour of the place conducted by an Institute specialist.
  • The Thermal Pools: perhaps the most famous place in Aguas Calientes. People go there to relax 100% after hiking and touring. They have pools of natural, mineral water with varied temperatures, very good for a thorough rest. Drinks can be delivered to your place.
  • The Souvenirs Market: there you have all Peruvian typical products on display: clothing, handicrafts, pottery, bags, you name it. Every visitor certainly has a great time there.
  • The Museum: ideal for a visit before the Machu Picchu tour, because of all the background information and archaeological objects. You will become an expert on the history of the sanctuary citadel.
  • Inca Spas: they mostly offer typical Inca massages and relaxing, healthy treatments but also Western techniques, so you can find everything. Most if not all visitors give a 5-star rating to these places.

So, here’s all you need to know for a magical, perfect 2-day tour in Machu Picchu with a great time in Aguas Calientes! To make it even better, you may want to extend your vacation with a Cusco City Tour or a Sacred Valley package. Please check our website for a wide range of awesome packages and then contact us!

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