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  • Location:Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

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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!


  • Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Scenic rail tour with two distinct options
  • Guided tour of the sacred city
  • All entrance fees, train and bus tickets and hotel transportation included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour spends more time at Machu Picchu than any other day trip. All the transportation is included, making it easy to cross this wonder of the world off your bucket list!

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What You Can Expect

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

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.

Note: From January 1 to April 30, 2015, all trains will depart from the Ollantaytambo station. You will be taken on a 1.5-hour bus ride to the station in order to board the train to Machu Picchu.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lucia from Viajes Pacifico was extremely helpful. My friends and I were super satisfied with their service. Very well organized. Completely Recommend!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The arrangements were flawless. Viator delivered everything they promised, and more. I was the only non Spanish speaking member of the group. So I had an English speaking guide all to myself. Viator personnel were punctual, helpful and flexible. Viator made my trip to Machu Pichu as much fun as it was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Even tough I made a mistake in the morning and took wrong car to the wrong station, the staff solved it to me with joint efforts. Big thanks to everyone who was part of making my day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Trip of a lifetime! Marco the tour guide was effective and efficient. Everything was systematic and orderly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well organised with pick up with bus from our hotel in Cusco to the train station and a beautiful train ride with Vistadome. The train was quite cold in the morning, but the travel became a nice experience much due to the personnel who made every effort to make it a trip to remember with good meals and a traditional show on the way back. The view was excellent. The guide met up in Aguas Calientes, rode with us in the bus to Machu Picchu and then gave us an interesting tour at this breath-taking place. He was very knowledgeable and engaged an we all felt well taken care of. We are very glad that we took the tour and highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were very satisfied with our tour. Our guide, Hector, was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. He was also very helpful. The service was excellent from the time were picked up at the hotel early in the morning until the time we returned back to the hotel in the evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guy was lovely and provided some great insights about the Incas and the buildings. It's one of the most amazing places you'll visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic- tour guide was truly one of the best. He used illustrations to bring home germane points. His background data and command of the explaining the various points of interest was most informative and left you feeling a closeness to the INCA experience of the their sacred place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Everything went smoothly. Drivers were helpful, the guide did an excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

love it.. omg this tour was good. thx god we didn't have no problem with this one.. everything was on point.. pick up time. train, location, tour the guide. evrything was perfect ... a big different from the one in lima.

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