Tours & activities by STA Travel US from Viator

  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
From USD $335.99

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Take an all-inclusive day trip to breathtaking Machu Picchu from Cusco. Visit the world-famous Incan ruins and learn about the city, its history and the people who once lived there. Ideal for first-time visitors, families (non-strenuous hiking) and individual travelers, this once in a lifetime experience is a must-do when visiting Peru!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of seating available
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Rail Tour
Completed in approximately 1450 at the height of the Incan empire, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later following the Spanish conquest of Peru. Today it is considered by many to be the new spiritual center of the world.

From Cusco, you'll be transferred to the railway station to enjoy your 2-hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes. In order to meet various customer needs, you can choose from three different types of options.

The Expedition option was created for adventurous passengers seeking comfort and security without the extra frills. Departing from Poroy train station, located approximately 15 minutes outside of Cusco, your journey to Machu Picchu begins! The seats have been reupholstered with indigenous fabrics, giving them a touch of local flavor. Snacks are available for purchase, as well as additional storage space for backpacks.

The Vistadome option is a comfortable way to journey to Machu Picchu. Departing from Poroy train station, located approximately 15 minutes outside of Cusco, you'll enjoy beautiful panoramic windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery and allow for fantastic photo opportunities. Delicious snacks as well as hot and cold refreshments are served on the way (own expense).
The Executive Class option departs from the Ollantaytambo train station, located approximately 1.5-hours from Cusco and make your way to Machu Picchu in comfort. Enjoy scenic panoramic views from the train, where you'll be seated in comfortable, padded chairs with a fold-out table for your convenience. Snacks and beverages are served on board the train for your enjoyment (own expense).

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you'll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in.

In the afternoon you'll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco.
IMPORTANT: Your passport detail is needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide your passport detail in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Cusco hotels
Departure Time:
Tour departure time varies depending on train option selected. Hotel pickup time commences prior to the below departure times.
Expedition: 7amVistadome: 6amExecutive Class: 6:40am
Duration:
14 hours (approx.)

Pricing information

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Expedition Train Option
Code: EXPED

Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Includes entrance fee, bus ticket to the citadel from Aguas Calientes and roundtrip transportation on the Expedition option train.

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USD $335.99
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Vistadome Train Option
Code: VISTA

Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Includes entrance fee, bus ticket to the citadel from Aguas Calientes and roundtrip transportation on the Vistadome option train.

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USD $371.99
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Executive Class Option
Code: EX

Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Includes entrance fee, bus ticket to the citadel from Aguas Calientes and roundtrip transportation on the Executive class train option.

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USD $371.99
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Explore Machu Picchu

Inclusions:
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip train tickets
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send hotel details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place if necessary.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IMPORTANT: ALL traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide all traveler passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.
  • Please note: transport time on the train varies depending on which station you depart from. Please reconfirm before your travel date for the exact departure time and duration
  • Please note: travel date amendments are accepted outside of 16 days before scheduled tour date
  • Please note: The guided tour lasts around 2.5 hours. After that, you are free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. The departure time depends on the train option booked
  • A maximum of 20 people per tour
Itinerary:
Expedition option:
Those that select the Expedition option will depart from Cusco’s Poroy station in a train car upholstered with tasteful indigenous-style fabrics. There’s also ample storage for any backpacks you might bring along for your visit. If you get hungry, snacks are available on board (at your own expense).

Vistadome option:
Those who upgrade to the Vistadome option will also leave from Poroy station and be able to take advantage of their car’s extra-large panoramic windows, affording excellent views of the region’s beautiful mountain and river scenery along the way. Tasty snacks, plus hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase along the way.

Executive Class option:
For the Executive Class option, receive a transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station, where you’ll board your high-end luxury train for the trip to Machu Picchu. Grab a seat in one of the comfy padded chairs, complete with fold-out tables, and enjoy stunning views from your trains panoramic-size windows. Snacks and beverages are also available on board for purchase.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Bandit, USA, September 2016

Amazing experience! It's a long day, but well worth it! The level of service is impecable from start to finish and everything is included. You don't have to worry about any transportation or attraction tickets and that's such a big relief when you have to take 4 bus rides and 2 train rides to get from Machu Picchu to Cusco! It's part of the magic of a beautiful, remote attraction!

Reviewed by: Ludmila M, September 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing. It was not just the location that made it spectacular, it was our guide of Machu Picchu who really made this trip fantastic. I highly recommend this trip for those who are in a time crunch and are only able to make a day trip to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.