- Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco
- Enjoy a scenic rail tour with two distinct options
- Learn the history behind the sacred city with a guided tour
- Relax with 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.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Wonderful experience!Photo by: GILLES H
- Stunning views!Photo by: Heather H
- The gate into Machu PicchuPhoto by: Heather H
- Up close with the mysteries ...Photo by: Heather H
- At the end of our tour :Photo by: Cami
- Outstanding tour - ...Photo by: BobChase
USA, 02 2016
- Breath-taking and IncrediblePhoto by: Timothy M
- MACHUPICHUYPhoto by: Felix S D
- MACHUPICHUPhoto by: Felix S D
- MACHUPICHUPhoto by: Felix S D
- larcormar viewPhoto by: Felix S D
- machupichuPhoto by: Felix S D
- groupPhoto by: Michael G
- tour guidePhoto by: Michael G
- Magnificient!Photo by: Jean C
- On top of the world!Photo by: Katija M
- What a wonderful technologyPhoto by: SURENDRA K
- Machu PicchuPhoto by: Joshua D
- A local at Machu PicchuPhoto by: John L
- Train stationPhoto by: Itzak L
United States of America, 11 2014
What You Can Expect
Depart from Cusco in the morning, with pickup from your hotel and a transfer from the city center to your chosen train station. Your departure location and travel experience will depend on the seating option you’ve selected (see the Itinerary below). Then enjoy a scenic, 2-hour train ride, offering stunning views of the mountainous terrain that makes up the area near Machu Picchu.
Arrive in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of this famous Inca site, and board a bus for the short ride to this sacred citadel. Completed around 1450, when the Inca Empire was at the peak of its power and influence, the site was left vacant within 100 years of its creation, thanks to the conquest of the Inca people by the Spanish. Though the site today remains abandoned, many believe Machu Picchu to be a key center of spiritual energy.
Follow your guide through the main streets of this marvel of ancient engineering. Learn about the site’s history and design as you meander through its town square, key religious sites, elaborate network of agricultural terraces and intricately-designed stone staircases. After completing your guided tour, you’ll have time to explore on your own, taking some time for photos and to absorb the mystic energy of this one-of-a-kind site.
After spending a few hours at the site, you’ll return by bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes and then to your chosen train for the trip back to Cusco.
IMPORTANT: Your passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide your passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour will not be confirmed.
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).
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.
Great service !! Our tour guide was excellent !!
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Our tour guide, Hector, was great.
The schedule of the tour was great. They picked me up from my hotel on time. Everything was set: all the tickets necessary (train, bus, and park entrance tickets). I didn and #39;t have to plan anything other than the date and the level of comfort for the train.
I highly suggest bringing a snack with you.
This tour was amazing!
Our tour guide Hector was great and this was the perfect tour for me, as I was traveling alone and only had a day to visit Machu Picchu. Would highly recommend this tour.
Breathtaking experiencie. I highly recommend Abelardo Cabrera from Viajes Pacifico as your Guide Tour in spanish.
Machu Pichu itself is incredible.
The tour operated by Viajes Pacifico through Viator made the day extremely enjoyable and comfortable.
The vistodome option is definitely the way to go. The train journey is 3.5 hours and this option puts you in extreme comfort. The tour guide was also fantastic.
Maria Do Carmo B Brazil
The tour is wonderful and the office team is very attencious, mainly the tourguide.