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From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

From US$ 380 per person

Take a scenic train ride from Cusco to Machu Picchu on this private guided day trip. Cross the Sacred Valley and embark on a journey to Machu Picchu to learn about the life and culture of the Inca people.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city. You will receive an email confirmation from the local partner regarding the exact pickup time.
Private group


  • Admire the stunning scenery aboard the Panoramic Vistadome train on the journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Avoid crowds and get exclusive insights of Machu Picchu with a private guide
  • See the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon
  • Experience Andean culture through arts and music on the train back to Cusco
Full description
Join a local guide and travel from Cusco to the infamous Machu Picchu on this private day trip. Marvel at a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and visit the most remarkable attractions at the ancient Inca site. After being picked up from your hotel, board the train and sit back and relax as you enjoy a 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. Admire the spectacular views over the mountain and pass by towns like Ollantaytambo. If you opt for the Vistadome Panoramic train, you also get to taste an Andean snack and drink. Next, arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes and set off with your guide on a bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the citadel’s magnificent architecture and attractions like the Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon. Then, you will be given free time to explore the site on your own before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In the late afternoon, ride the train for your return journey to Cusco. If you chose the Vistadome Panoramic train option, end your experience by immersing yourself in Andean culture though music and entertainment on board.
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Round-trip train tickets between Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip bus transport between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Citadel entrance fee
  • Local snack and drink (if Vistadome Panoramic train option is selected)
  • Live music and entertainment (if Vistadome Panoramic train option is selected)
  • Lunch
  • Meals and drinks not indicated
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency as there could be some places on site that might not accept credit cards.
  • The standard train category is subject to availability and the tour operator will set the best possible schedule; however, specific times are not guaranteed.
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July 19, 2021

Everything was excellent!!!!! The guide Lindor was amazing!!!!

August 7, 2021

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