Machu Picchu By Train + Sacred Valley 02 days
- Tour TypeHistorical
- Duration2 Days
- LanguagesEs, En, Pt,
- Best TimeYear around
- Group Size08 people
The famous two day train tour to Machu Picchu is the perfect option for those who wish to enjoy this wonder without the long hikes. Many tourists choose to book this tour because it allows them to explore both Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley (which includes Chincheros, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo) in just two days. In addition, from the train you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Advance reservations are recommended due to the limited availability of Machu Picchu tickets and trains.
These can be purchased through a local travel agency in Cusco, and Lorenzo Expeditions has such authorization, so learn more about this tour below.
Cusco – Chincheros – Maras – Moray – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes: Bus and Train
Whats Included / Not Included
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
Tour with professional guide (maximum 08 people).
Private transportation from Cusco to Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo.
Tourist train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo.
Bus up and down in Machu Picchu.
Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
Entrance ticket to Salineras de Maras.
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: 01 breakfast, 02 lunches and 01 dinner.
(Vegetarian food on request).
First Aid Kit.
Moray, Chincheros, Ollantaytambo admittions tkts (Boleto Turistico).
Travel health insurance (Obligatory)
The 2 days tour “Machu Picchu by train + Sacred Valley” starts in the city of Cusco and takes us through the amazing Sacred Valley, making brief stops to learn more about the local people, their traditions and their delicious gastronomy. Then, we will arrive in Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night. The next day, very early in the morning, we will visit Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes to enjoy this unique experience.
DAY 1: CUSCO -CHINCHEROS – MARAS – MORAY – AGUAS CALIENTES: Bus and Train.
At the coordinated time, we will pick you up at your hotel to start the excursion. Our first stop will be Chinchero, at 3,800 msnm, where we will see the colonial temple built on Inca foundations and walk through its typical streets and craft markets. There we will admire the textile work of the women with their typical costumes. Then we will go in the direction of the Salineras, observing a spring where salt water comes out and then reaches a thousand pools, where salt is obtained through a whole process for human consumption. Then we will visit Moray, with its mysterious circular terraces that were possibly an Inca agricultural research center. We will have lunch in the Sacred Valley and then we will see the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, to finally take the train to Aguas Calientes.
Meals included: Lunch | Dinner
DAY 2: Machu Picchu
The bus will take us from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, we will enjoy a two-hour guided tour, exploring the most important constructions and temples of the area, both in its agricultural and urban aspects. At the conclusion of our guided tour, you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. It is also possible to visit Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, with prior reservation at least three months in advance.
Later, we return to Aguas Calientes by bus and then take the train to Ollantaytambo. There, the private transportation of Lorenzo Expeditions will be waiting for us to return to Cusco.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch.
What to Bring? - Packing List
We recommend carrying only the luggage necessary for the two days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that is not necessary for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco, either at your hotel or at our main office.
Small backpack from 30 to 40 liters.
Light T-shirts, shorts or leggings.
Mosquito repellent (25% deet).
Hat or cap.
Cash (preferably the local currency).
Personal hygiene items, such as wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
The friendliest and most positive attitude possible.
Additional Items to upgrade your experience
1. Huayna Picchu
The cost of the ticket is $60 dollars per person.
Huayna Picchu is a mountain within the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, it is a 45 minute hike to the top.
To purchase this additional you have to let us know at least 2 months in advance due to high demand, schedules and details of your visit to this site will be confirmed in the previous meeting that we will have.
1. Machu Picchu Mountain
The cost of the ticket is $60 dollars per person.
Machu Picchu Mountain is another place that many travelers want to climb to have a spectacular view of Machu Picchu, and of course we help you with all this.
3. Vistadome Train
This train costs $60 dollars per person.
All our tours include the Expeditions train if you want an additional one we can offer you the Vistadome train which gives you more comfortable seats, large panoramic windows and we will include transportation back to your hotel.
Do you want to know more about the Machu Picchu tour? Read our useful information section and learn more about availabilities.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance because, in the event of a last minute cancellation of your 2-day Inca Trail trip, your prepaid, non-refundable Inca Trail travel permit can be reimbursed. Similarly, if you become ill or injured while away from home, you can be reimbursed for treatment provided as a result of a covered medical emergency during your trip.
The day before departure for the 2-day Machu Picchu, a mandatory pre-trip briefing is scheduled for 6 pm at your Hotel in Cusco. You will meet with your guide, who will provide you with detailed information about your trek, a list of what you need to bring, rental equipment or general questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I access Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain?
To climb one of the two mountains, you must purchase the entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu has an extra cost of $60 USD per person and it is recommended to book tickets at least 3 months in advance. If you wish to book the entrance ticket for Huaynapicchu, please contact our reservations team.
Will there be accommodations or will we be camping?
The one night will be in accommodations.