Machu Picchu tour 2 Days by train Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World with this immersive two-day adventure. Savor the magic of arriving early to witness the sunrise over Machu Picchu and explore the iconic lost city of the Incas without the crowds. This leisurely itinerary is perfect for those who prefer not to rush their journey and offers an overnight stay in the charming town of Aguas Calientes. We provide everything you need to make your dream trip to Machu Picchu a reality, complete with a night of lodging and ample time for exploration.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OUR MACHU PICCHU EXCURSIONS: Each of our tours to Machu Picchu includes a standard entry ticket, which typically corresponds to CIRCUIT 02, subject to availability at the time of booking. In the following links, you can check the real-time availability of the tours, as well as obtain specific details about the tickets and the various circuits of Machu Picchu. Additionally, you will find extra options that you can add to your travel package to enhance your experience.

  • Train ride: The journey begins with a scenic train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. The route will take you through the picturesque Sacred Valley, past quaint villages, lush fields, and dramatic mountain landscapes.
  • Aguas Calientes: After the train ride, you’ll arrive in the small town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Spend the night in a local hotel and explore the town, including the bustling market and hot springs (optional visit).
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu: Wake up early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu, aiming to arrive in time to witness a magical sunrise over the ancient city.
  • Guided tour: Join a guided tour of the site, learning about the history, architecture, and significance of Machu Picchu. Key highlights include the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana stone, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the royal quarters.
  • Free exploration: After the guided tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the site at your own pace, take photos, or hike to the nearby viewpoints such as the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or the Inca Bridge.
  • Start Point: Cusco, hotel pick-up at 10:00 am
  • End Point: Cusco, hotel drop-off around 6:30 pm
  • Pick-up & Drop-off: Available in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, etc.)
  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Departure: Daily departures
  • Group Size: Up to 10
  • Machu Picchu Tickets: Included in the package
  • Free Storage: Available
  • High Season: April to October




Per person

Group Size:

Max: 10 People per group

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:



01 B, 0 D, 0 L


Daily departures


DAY 1: Journey Through the Andes: Cusco to Aguas Calientes via Ollantaytambo


This comprehensive tour package includes the following services to ensure a seamless and memorable experience:
  • Hotel transfer: We’ll provide a convenient pick-up service from your hotel in Cusco, transporting you directly to the Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Expedition or Voyager train: Departing at 12:36 or 12:55 for a comfortable and scenic journey from Ollantaytambo to the charming town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Accommodation: Spend a night at a hostel in Aguas Calientes, resting up for the next day’s adventure.
  • Round-trip bus tickets: We’ll arrange round-trip bus transportation between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu, ensuring a hassle-free journey to and from the ancient citadel.
  • Machu Picchu entry: Your tour package includes an entrance ticket to the iconic Machu Picchu site.
  • Guided tour: Benefit from the expertise of a professional guide who will accompany you during your visit to Machu Picchu, providing valuable insights and information.
  • Return bus: After your Machu Picchu exploration, the bus will take you back to Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition or Voyager: Train at either 14:30 or 14:55, as you journey back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. These train options offer a comfortable and enjoyable experience, allowing you to appreciate the stunning landscapes and beautiful scenery that surround you during your return trip. As you travel through the picturesque Andean countryside, take in the magnificent views and relive the unforgettable moments from your Machu Picchu adventure.
  • Final transfer: Conclude your adventure with a transfer service from Ollantaytambo back to your hotel in Cusco, ensuring a comfortable and convenient end to your trip.

Not Included

The tour package does not include the following items, which you should plan for separately:
  • Meals: Any meals during the tour, such as breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or snacks, are not covered in the package price. You’ll need to budget for meals and make your own arrangements at local restaurants or cafes in the towns you visit.
  • Extra expenses: Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, additional activities, or any incidental costs you may incur during the tour, are not included in the package. You should set aside funds to cover these additional expenses according to your personal preferences.



For a comfortable and enjoyable 2-day Machu Picchu tour by train, it’s essential to dress appropriately and pack the necessary items. Here’s a detailed packing list to help you prepare:

Dressing for the tour:

  • Wool hat or beanie: To keep your head warm during cooler temperatures or in the early mornings.
  • T-shirt: A breathable, moisture-wicking base layer for comfort during the day.
  • Layer: A lightweight, insulating layer to help regulate body temperature as conditions change.
  • Jacket: A waterproof or water-resistant jacket is ideal, but if not available, bring a rain poncho for protection against unexpected showers.
  • Pants: Comfortable, quick-drying hiking pants or trousers.
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers: Sturdy footwear with good traction for walking on varied terrain.
  • Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the sun and glare.
  • Gloves: To keep your hands warm during cooler weather or at higher elevations.

What to bring in your day pack:

  • Original Passport: Required for identification and entry to Machu Picchu.
  • Physical original student card: (if you applied for the student discount)
  • Day pack: A small backpack to carry your essentials during the tour.
  • Camera: To capture the breathtaking scenery and unforgettable memories.
  • Water: We recommend bringing at least 2 liters of water, but you can also purchase additional water along the way.
  • Snacks: Pack items like apples, cereal bars, sweets, and chocolates to keep your energy levels up.
  • Sun cream: Protect your skin from the sun’s rays during the day.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect against insect bites in the warmer, more humid areas.
  • Rain poncho: An essential item in case of unexpected rain showers.
  • Cash in soles: Bring enough local currency for extra expenses such as meals, additional water, and other personal needs.


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2 Days - 01 Nights
$290.00 Per person (Group service)
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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