Private tour

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Day Trip on Panoramic Train

Activity provider: Peru & U

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Day Trip on Panoramic Train

Activity provider: Peru & U

From US$ 394 per person

Enjoy a private day tour from Cusco to the iconic Machu Picchu aboard the panoramic Vistadome train. Admire the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley, and explore the Lost City of the Incas.

About this activity

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Cusco city You will receive an email confirmation from the local partner with the exact pickup time.
Private group


  • Admire the stunning scenery aboard the panoramic train on the journey to Aguas Calientes.
  • Avoid crowds and get exclusive insights of Machu Picchu with a private guide
  • Experience the Andean culture through arts and music on the train return journey
  • Opt for the Standard train alternative to suit your budget
Full description
Meet our chauffeur at your Cusco Hotel for a scenic road transfer to the train station. Board the train, then sit back and relax as you enjoy the 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. During the trip you will admire the spectacular views over the mountain scenery and pass by some important towns such as Ollantaytambo. The views get even better if you go for the Panoramic Vistadome train, which features wider windows on the ceiling and more comfortable seats. It also includes an Andean ingredients-based snack and drink as well as souvenirs you can buy on board. Arrive in Aguas Calientes town and set off with your guide to embark on a 30 min bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu main entrance. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the Citadel’s magnificent arquitecture by visiting the most remarkable landmark attractions such as the Temple of the Sun, The Temple of the Moon. See the impressive terraced fields of the agricultural sector and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel and the Huayna Picchu Mountain behind you. After finishing the guided part, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Then take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. If time is propitious, you can explore the town and have some lunch with excellent recommendations from your guide, before heading back to the station. In the late afternoon head back to the train station for your return journey to Cusco. End your experience the best on board, with a glance of the Andean culture though music and entertainment which will assure you much fun. On your arrival at the train station, a private chauffeur will transfer back to your accommodation in Cusco.
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Cusco by private vehicle.
  • Round-trip train tickets.
  • Snack and drink with local ingredients (if Panoramic train option selected)
  • Live music and entertainment (if Panoramic train option selected)
  • Round-trip bus transport between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for approx. 2-3 hours (English/Spanish)
  • Machu Picchu Citadel entrance fee.
  • Lunch
  • Meals and drinks not indicated
  • Huayna Picchu ticket
  • Gratuities
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
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant. This information is required in advance in order to confirm your admission ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bring a current valid passport on the day of travel
  • It is recommended to bring snacks and water
  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency as there could be some places on site that may not accept credit cards
  • The Standard train category is subject to availability; the tour operator will set the best possible schedule; however, specific times are not guaranteed
  • Bring weather-appropriate clothes such as sun hat, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket or raincoat, comfortable shoes and repellent.

Product ID: 396215