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Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco.
04:00 hrs. transfer from hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station
06:10 hrs. train departure from Ollantaytambo station (1:40 hours trip)
07:40 hrs. arrival in Aguas Calientes «Machupicchu Pueblo»
The guide will be waiting for you at the station to start the tour to the sanctuary.
We will take the bus up to Machupicchu (30 min)
We present our income from Machupicchu and start the visit.
The guided tour of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Booking this tour to Machupicchu you will be able to know the most important archaeological center of South America and all its different tourist attractions.
Return to Aguas Calientes
Free time to visit the handicraft market.
16:22 hrs. We will board our train to the Ollantaytambo station
18:10 hrs. Arrival at Ollantaytambo train station
Transport by car to Cusco (1:50 hours aprox)
Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Tour to Machu Picchu Full Itinerary
Machu Picchu Tour
Machu Picchu Tour
Join this great adventure to Machu Picchu, its no necesary the Inca Trail! Begin the day by getting up early and enjoying a scenic tide of the train to the Aguas Calientes. We will go up by bus to the citadel of Machupicchu
In the morning at the right time, we will take a tourist transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station.
The train trip will take you 3 hours from Cusco or 1:30 hours from the Poroy to the Machu Picchu station or from Ollantaytambo to Machupicchu train station (Aguas Calientes) respectively.
From «Machupicchu Pueblo», From here we will take our bus approximately 25 minutes; that will take us to the city of Machupicchu, and begin our tour for 2:30 Hours by all around the ancient town lead by our professional tour guide.
After all, you will descend on the bus to «Machupicchu Pueblo» for lunch (optional). In the afternoon, you should be half an hour before at the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station.
Upon arrival, our Andean Peru Treks staff will be waiting for you in Cusco.
The word that most repeats every person who visits Machu Picchu is “imposing”. Those who do not run out of words. Visiting Machu Picchu is the opportunity to expose yourself to a unique combination in which man and nature “agreed” to display all the majesty possible. An Inca town on a rocky promontory at 2,400 m.a.s.l. All a feat, a masterpiece of architecture and engineering in an unparalleled landscape environment. No need to explain too why it is one of the most visited tourist destinations on the planet, and a place where we feel completely insignificant:
Train (Expedition class) back to Cusco time: 16:55pm (to be confirmed depending on season and on the availability).
Expected arrival time in Cusco: 21:00pm
Please Note: November to April you must be prepared for rainy days.
Travel Tips to Machu Picchu
Inside Machupicchu you can’t find water or buy it. At the door of Machupicchu you will only be able to find water that is too expensive, as well as other things at very high prices; we recommend that you take only what you need.
The weather is changing, so be prepared for intense sun or heavy rain. Bring sunscreen with a very high factor, a hat, rain gear, walking shoes and mosquito repellent. A small umbrella is also useful.
Note that only small luggage is allowed on the train, so pack the essentials and leave the large bags at your hotel in Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
Fun fact: It is possible to get a Machu Picchu stamp in your passport, so ask for it when you leave.
Reasons to Choose Andean Peru Treks
Briefing: Night before the trip we will give you detailed information about the route of your itinerary, where we will also give you the tickets you will need on your trip, maps and all relevant information you should know, in your hotel or in our office
Tourist transport: Hotel (Cusco) – Train Station – Hotel (Cusco), all in Tourist Vehicles.
Train tickets (round trip): We will get you your round trip ticket according to your train preference.
Bus tickets: We will have your ticket ready to go up and down to Machu Picchu.
Entrance to Machu Picchu: We will have reserved your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu».
Professional guide: Our tour guides will give you the most up to date information you should know and show you the best places to see and spend an unforgettable day at Machu Picchu.
Permanent assistance: Our staff will be monitoring step by step your trip all the time, since before your arrival; we will be attentive to you, we will assign you a personal advisor until the moment of your return to your country, even after, if you wish we can keep in touch with you
Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most important monument made by the Incas. It was lost in the misty valleys of the Andes until its discovery in 1911. It is a spectacular stone-built citadel that is located on top of the mountains and is very close to the clouds, at 2,400 meters above sea level.
Every year thousands of travelers arrive at this enigmatic place through various means such as the train or the walks from Cusco, crossing steep mountain peaks, the beautiful valley and the ruins of Ollantaytambo. The world’s favorite destination is Machu Picchu, as millions of tourists say.
Machu Picchu Day Tour
Machu Picchu Day Tour
What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
The weather in the Andean region is recognized by two seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (November to March). Keep in mind that even though it is rainy season, in one day there may be rain, cloudy sky and even a lot of sun.
Today, travelers from all over the world come to visit Machu Picchu 365 days a year. The months with greater influx of tourists are from April to September. Machu Picchu is in the jungle’s eyebrows, so its climate is warm and humid. Temperatures vary between 8 º and 20 º C. It is advisable to wear clothing for cold and heat.
What to wear to visit Machu Picchu?
Machupicchu is located in the rain forest. That is to say it counts on a warm climate but at the same time humid, reason why the type of dress that we recommend to use it is:
If you travel during the rainy season (November – April), the best option is to wear a raincoat in addition to water and wind resistant clothing.
Even if it’s hot in the morning, always carry a warm coat with you. It may be annoying to have to carry it during the visit, but it is better to be prepared for the afternoon wind.
T-shirts with long sleeve (preferably) to avoid insect bites and / or annoying burns.
Cap and sunglasses. A lightweight, comfortable cap will stay cool. The lenses will allow you to appreciate all the beauty of Machu Picchu without having to strain your eyes.
Blocker and repellent. They are absolutely necessary, especially the repellent since the itching of the bites can ruin your visit. If you think that bugs have a particular taste for you, I would also recommend not wearing short clothing of any kind.
Do not forget to bring water! Staying hydrated with purified or bottled water is the best thing one can do to stay healthy and energetic during the outing.
When to go to Machu Picchu?
The dry season. In Cusco the climate is quite cool throughout the season and quite cold between the months of June and the end of August. However in Machu Picchu the climate is quite subtropical, the days are warm, sometimes cold at night. In the city of Cusco it does not rain during this time, while in Machu Picchu there can be very brief and light rains on any day.
The rainy season. In Cusco it rains a lot between the months of December to March, 2 to 3 times a week, the same happens with Machu Picchu. It is convenient to have a waterproof coat or a rain poncho. Also, dress in layers: light clothes underneath and a little thicker on top, so you will be prepared for any kind of weather.
It will be up to you to choose what your preference is, and visit our Wonder of the Modern World!
How to get to Machu Picchu?
There are two different ways to get there: by train or by doing the popular Inca Trail. Below we explain each option in detail:
Machu Picchu by train
Consider that no train leaves directly from Cusco and none returns to Cusco. Therefore, you must board up to two of the following stations:
The station of Poroy, 30 minutes from Cusco.
The station of Ollantaytambo, 2 hours from Cusco.
By choosing which one, you will have two companies:
Peru Rail: This company has varied schedules and offers four types of services: Expedition (economic service), Vistadome, Sacred Valley and Hiram Bingham. It also has two departure and arrival locations shown below. Currently, the Sacred Valley train is in fashion among tourists, leaving from the hotel station of Tambo del Inka, in the beautiful city of Urubamba.
Poroy – Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu – Poroy
Ollantaytambo – from here When making your purchase, consider that the prices vary according to the type of service, the starting point and the schedule you choose. Our staff can purchase as many tickets as you wish.
Inca Rail: this company offers four services: Voyager, 360° Service, First Class Service and Machu Picchu Private Train.
Hiking to Machu Picchu
You will find several alternatives such as the 4-Days Inca Trail, or alternative trails such as the 8-Days Salkantay Trek, the Lares Trek 4 days, In all these hikes you will enjoy beautiful landscapes, microclimates, typical villages and quite an amazing nature.
Don’t forget to check the Inca Trail Permits for the Classic Inca Trail and the 2-day Short Inca Trail.
Transfer in from the airport to your hotel the day of your arrival to Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency).
Briefing a day before the trip in your Hotel.
Local English speaking guide
Train tickets in Expedition Service
Bus tickets round trip
Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Citadel
Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (30mins)
Guided tour in English 2 hours approximately – with a lot of free time for photos and extra hikes
Small group from 2 to 8 people with an experienced english speaking guide
Transfer out from your hotel to the airport the day you will leave Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency)
Lunch or snacks
Tips for guides
Water or any drink.
Things not mentioned above.
Hat or cap for the sun
Depending on the time of the year you are visiting Machu Picchu you will have to wear a rain poncho and comfortable shoes
IMPORTANT: To confirm your reservation, please send us an email to: email@example.com. You will have to indicate your personal information as: full name, nationality and passport number; To secure your train ticket and the entrance to Machu Picchu for this tour. Provide your passport details in the box of additional requests when making the reservation.
Please bring your passport and immigration card with you, as you will need to show them to the guide before starting the tour. Please note that cancellations made 7 days prior to travel will attract a 60% cancellation fee. Train and entry tickets are not transferable or refundable; Therefore, once Andean Peru Treks has confirmed their tickets, we can not change the name or date on the ticket, nor can we ask for a refund. As such, cancellations of 5 days or less before the booked date of your tour will attract a 100% cancellation. These cancellation terms supersede our normal Terms and Conditions.
According to the new laws and regulations of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 2019, the ticket to Machu Picchu, It’s only valid once that is, you will enter, walk around and if you leave Machu Picchu you will not be able to enter again, The time allowed in Machupicchu is 3 to 4 hours, if you would like to stay a longer time, you must buy another ticket (US$ 50.00 Extra), Machupicchu is open until 17:30 hrs.
The Machupicchu train schedule is confirmed day before the start of the tour, if you joined a group day before the start of the excursion, we cannot guarantee that you travel on the same train as the rest of the group.
The train schedule may change according to the availability and restrictions of Peru Rail (Ussually Weather issues)
To access the student discount, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC-CARD. scan and send us an email copy at the time of booking.
Cusco is 11,000 fasl, and in many surrounding areas, including Machu Picchu, it is also at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can happen to anyone,Including healthy people and symptoms are not strong
Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory diseases) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of high-altitude illness. It may be a good idea to check with your doctor before traveling. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness through:
Drink abundant water – at least 4 liters per day above other forms of liquids such as tea or soups
Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and substances that can interfere with a good supply of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration.
Getting regular rest.
How to dress t0 Machupicchu:
hat or beanie
A jacket, if it is not waterproof take also rain poncho
Hiking shoes (no new ones), also you can do on sneakers
Gloves for the cold climate
Small Backpack to carry water, some snacks, camera ,ect.
What to bring:
Camera with extra batteries
Water, we recommend you 2 liters of water but you can also buy on the way
Snacks like, apple, cereal bar, sweets and chocolates.
Rain poncho or Rain Parka
Cash in soles for your extra expenses such meals, water, etc
About meals in Machupicchu:
We do not include meals, you have to go to the trip after breakfast, usually some hotels in Cusco can provide the breakfast. For the Lunch you can have in Machu Picchu «Pueblo» in the town there are many restaurants of different qualities and prices, take a time to give yourself a well deserved rest, before taking the return train to Cusco. We also recommend taking snacks such as fruits, chocolates, sandwiches, water, etc.
Restrooms in Machu Picchu:
Remember to use the restrooms services before to go into Machu Picchu because in the archaeological site there are no services of any kind. Although in the entrance door to Machupicchu you can find hygienic services although they have a very high cost
Machu Picchu stamps:
You can get a nice «Machu Picchu Stamp» on your passport, before leaving Machu Picchu make sure your stamp, you can do it by yourselves the stamps are on the desk next to main entrance of Machu Picchu.
The Machu Picchu Day Tour is availible for any date of the year
In Andean Peru Treks we are direct operators with our clients; we do not work with intermediaries that increase prices.