Overview of the 2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu - Private Service
Our luxury two day train tour to Machu Picchu is an all inclusive service that takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. Boarding at Poroy (just outside Cusco) you can enjoy fine dining and the beautiful scenery as you make your way to Machu Picchu following the Urubamba River. On arrival you're transferred up to the world famous Sanctuary Lodge where you can relax in the lap of luxury before your visit to Machu Picchu the following morning.
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- Altitude at Machu Picchu - 2400m / 7873ft.
- Train To Machu Picchu - Peru Rail Expedition Train
- Distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu - 112km / 69.6 miles
- Weather - dry from May to October, wet from November to April
- To climb Huayna Picchu mountain you need to book in advance.
NEW 2019 MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS
Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.
These new regulations took effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors are now limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu are now divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour is limited to 600 visitors.
The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside.
All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $ 25 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours.
These are new regulations that took effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.
Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes
Leaving from Cusco in the morning we'll travel by bus to the village of Poroy just outside of Cusco where we'll be provided with aperitifs before boarding the Hiram Bingham to Aguas Calientes. With beautiful scenery throughout the journey, brunch, fine wines and onboard entertainment the train journey itself is an experience. Following the course of the river down the Sacred Valley you'll arrive to Aguas Calientes where you'll be met and transported to the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel on the mountaintop next to Machu Picchu itself. You'll have the afternoon free to settle in to the hotel and visit it's beautiful grounds and enjoy tea time and a gourmet dinner in the Sanctuary Lodge's world class restaurant.
Day 2: Machu Picchu!
Waking up early your guide will meet you at the hotel and you'll make your way the short distance to the entrance to Machu Picchu.. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Poroy from where you will be met and transported back to your hotel in Cusco.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo
- Return transportation by Hiram Bingham train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- All inclusive
- 5 star hotel (Sanctuary Lodge)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu and guided tour of the site
- Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Does not include
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
What you need to take
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- 1 person US$ per person
- 2 people US$ per person
- 3 people US$ per person
- 4 people US$ per person
- 5+ people US$ per person
Student Discount: US$20 (Requires Student Card to qualify)
Under 18's Discount: US$20
Huayna Picchu permit: US$?