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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
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About
Visit Machu Picchu by train on a full-day trip from Cusco that takes the hassle out of exploring the spectacular Inca site. Pre-booking a tour ensures you have a ticket for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where daily visitor numbers are capped, and you explore the sprawling site with a guide. When booking, choose from a variety of train options, from budget-friendly to more modern.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train in just one day
  • Entrance fees included so your ticket is guaranteed
  • Views of the towering Andes Mountains from the train windows
  • Tour includes a guided tour of the ancient Inca site
  • Convenient round-trip transport from select Cusco hotels 
  • Great choice for families and first-time visitors
What to expect
  • Start the day with early morning pickup from select hotels in Cusco and ride to the train station. Train options, which you can select when booking, include Expedition, Vistadome, and Executive Class. The basic Expedition train is upholstered with traditional indigenous fabrics, while The Executive Class features plush chairs with tables at each pair of seats. Traveling in Vistadome, you have glass on all sides and above your head, great for taking in the full scale of the massive peaks. The newest option, the 360 Train, also has panoramic glass and updated, comfortable seats. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, continue to the ruins on a small bus for a guided tour of Machu Picchu that explores ancient stairways, temples, and sweeping views. Finish the day with the beautiful return trip to Cusco.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train in just one day
  • Entrance fees included so your ticket is guaranteed
  • Views of the towering Andes Mountains from the train windows
  • Tour includes a guided tour of the ancient Inca site
  • Convenient round-trip transport from select Cusco hotels 
  • Great choice for families and first-time visitors
What to expect
  • Start the day with early morning pickup from select hotels in Cusco and ride to the train station. Train options, which you can select when booking, include Expedition, Vistadome, and Executive Class. The basic Expedition train is upholstered with traditional indigenous fabrics, while The Executive Class features plush chairs with tables at each pair of seats. Traveling in Vistadome, you have glass on all sides and above your head, great for taking in the full scale of the massive peaks. The newest option, the 360 Train, also has panoramic glass and updated, comfortable seats. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, continue to the ruins on a small bus for a guided tour of Machu Picchu that explores ancient stairways, temples, and sweeping views. Finish the day with the beautiful return trip to Cusco.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5243MP1DAY
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send hotel details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place if necessary.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Selected round trip train ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or your house.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IMPORTANT: All traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide all the passengers names, numbers of passaports, date of birth and nationality, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.
  • Please note: transport time on the train varies depending on which station you depart from. Could be Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station subject to availability. This information will be provided by our representative the same day of your tour in Cusco.
  • Please note: travel date amendments are accepted outside of 16 days before scheduled tour date
  • Please note: The guided tour lasts around 2.5 hours. After that, you are free to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note: Machupicchu Admission ticket and train tickets are included in this tour and will be given to the passengers the same day of their tour.
  • Please note: A notification reconfirming the meeting or pick up time will be sent through tripadvisor experiences extranet a day before the service.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Machu Picchu has a limited capacity for covid reasons and it has shifts entry.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send hotel details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place if necessary.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Selected round trip train ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or your house.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IMPORTANT: All traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide all the passengers names, numbers of passaports, date of birth and nationality, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.
  • Please note: transport time on the train varies depending on which station you depart from. Could be Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station subject to availability. This information will be provided by our representative the same day of your tour in Cusco.
  • Please note: travel date amendments are accepted outside of 16 days before scheduled tour date
  • Please note: The guided tour lasts around 2.5 hours. After that, you are free to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note: Machupicchu Admission ticket and train tickets are included in this tour and will be given to the passengers the same day of their tour.
  • Please note: A notification reconfirming the meeting or pick up time will be sent through tripadvisor experiences extranet a day before the service.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Machu Picchu has a limited capacity for covid reasons and it has shifts entry.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 5, 2021
A note from Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
Wear double masks for travelers in public areas We suggest arriving in Peru with antibacterial gel for personal use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Stop: 14 hours - Admission included
    Completed in approximately 1450 at the height of the Incan empire, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later following the Spanish conquest of Peru. Today it is considered by many to be the new spiritual center of the world. From Cusco, you'll be transferred to the railway station to enjoy your 1.5-hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. At the arranged time, we will take the train back to Cusco city.In order to meet various customer needs, you can choose from three different types of options. The Expedition option was created for adventurous passengers seeking comfort and security without the extra frills. Departing from Ollantaytambo train station, located approximately 1.5-hours from Cusco, your journey to Machu Picchu begins! The seats have been reupholstered with indigenous fabrics, giving them a touch of local flavor. Snacks are available for purchase, as well as additional storage space for backpacks. The Vistadome option is a comfortable way to journey to Machu Picchu. Departing from Ollantaytambo train station, located approximately 1.5-hours from Cusco, you'll enjoy beautiful panoramic windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery and allow for fantastic photo opportunities. Delicious snacks as well as hot and cold refreshments are served on the way (own expense). The Executive Class option departs from the Ollantaytambo train station, located approximately 1.5-hours from Cusco and make your way to Machu Picchu in comfort. Enjoy scenic panoramic views from the train, where you'll be seated in comfortable, padded chairs with a fold-out table for your convenience. Snacks and beverages are served on board the train for your enjoyment (own expense). The First Class option is a luxury service that ensures to make your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu an unforgettable trip. Exclusive design with details of luxury and elegance, has two wagons of 30 seats each, panoramic windows and comfortable seats with folding tables; Observatory Lounge Bar with an outdoor balcony and live music. The service on board includes a welcome cocktail, a gourmet menu made with organic ingredients and a selection of imported wines. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you'll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. In the afternoon you'll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco. IMPORTANT: Your passport detail is needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide your passport detail in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Darya Harrison
Sacramento, CA6 contributions
Just Breathtaking!
Sep 2021 • Friends
I am impressed how smooth everything went considering it takes a van, a bus, and a train to get to Machu Picchu and then another train, bus and van to get back to the hotel. All the tickets were neatly organized and given to us at the pick up. It was an amazing trip. Machu Picchu is breathtaking. The guide was knowledgeable. We had about 1.5 hrs after Macchu Picchu to shop/eat in the area. The area has a lot to offer as well, a lot of shops and restaurants. This is a must see in Peru
Written October 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thiltz
8 contributions
Helpful with our cancellation
Sep 2021 • Couples
We unfortunately had to cancel our trip to Peru as a result of last minute entry requirements changes. Really appreciate that this company was willing to work with us to refund the majority of our cost. Will plan to use them when we finally get to Peru in the future! With all the uncertainty with travel right now, it helps to know there are companies out there willing to help.
Written September 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Arthur B
3 contributions
Tour of a lifetime
Great experience. Al the individual processes rewuired for entry was taken care of. The quite was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole tour memorable. They made a complex tour process very enjoyable.
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gladys N
8 contributions
Handled all transfers and even COVID testing
Aug 2021
Booked the Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco and Viajes Pacifico did an excellent job taking care of the logistics of getting from Cusco to MP - and there are a lot of transfers!
Wanted to make a special call out to Lila at Viajes Pacifico for recommending and coordinating our COVID testing. She scheduled a nurse from Integra Medica to come to our hotel room and perform a PCR test. Results back within 24 hours. She went above and beyond and made the tour and COVID testing so much easier. Thank you!
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MZ
Dayton, OH31 contributions
Awesome trip
Awesome trip. My guide was super informative and helpful. The pick up process, trains and bus were all flawless. Machu Picchu was amazing, but the guide really added to the experience with tons of info!
Written May 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sandra s
78 contributions
Breathtakingly Scary!
Apr 2021 • Solo
My tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history and took the best photos! Everything I wanted!!
Written April 28, 2021
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BFGutch
10 contributions
Be decision we made.
Apr 2021
Booking through this company took the logistical chaos out of our travel plans. They made all the arrangements to include pick up and drop off at our hotel. It was the smartest thing we did coming from the US to Peru knowing very little Spanish. We made it everywhere we needed to, on time and had a beautiful day at Machu Picchu.
Written April 24, 2021
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Snezhana K
1 contribution
Country lock down
Mar 2020 • Solo
Under quarantine and no refund given. Government issued a 24 hour period to leave the country and none of us were able to leave. Stuck in Lima until further notice. I tried calling every number possible to cancel and refund the ticket - it’s not that I was not going to show up. Cusco was closed as well. NONE of the tickets were being refunded. That’s $400 I need to survive an extra 15 days + under quarantine. I hope that Tripadvisor sees this and does something to issue everyone their refunds so we can survive during this time. I’m sure the tour would have been lovely. But the tour guide is also under quarantine like all of us since the country is on lockdown. Tripadvisor needs to do a better job during country lockdowns during pandemics and issue proper refunds and cancellations.
Written March 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CalidadV
Dear Skost007, We would like to make our customers know that due to the global situation we are responding to every refund request, we are receiving passengers’ mails and responding all of them but in case you haven’t received any reply from us please email us to calidad@vipac.pe your full name and booking code as we cannot track you down from the username submitted, we are comitted to get back to you as soon as possible. Best Regards, Quality Department Viajes Pacífico
Written March 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ve Pa
Montreal, Canada22 contributions
Absolutely perfect day!!
Feb 2020
Mother-daughter trip in early February.
Very easy to contact the tour company, pick up right on time, bus very comfy for 1h30 one-way. Everything was incredibly well organized and easy for us, we had the most wonderful and care-free time.
Our tour guide was Lubi (Ludovico), he was incredibly patient and knowledgable, he was always waiting for the group and gave us enough time to enjoy and shared so much information!!
I totally recommend this tour for a care free day to see one of the wonders of the world!! Also, we really enjoyed the 360 train with snacks and meals for free, very incredible train ride!! (Sit on the Left side to go and right side to come back to enjoy the Urubamba river and moutains)
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jasmin B
Rigaud, Canada4 contributions
Machu picchu place
Jan 2020
To go there we left from cusco, the train was very expansif, for just an hour and half, plus we stay overnight the day before,
If you visit very early machu picchu it is ok it is cooler but you could have the fog and the fog often stay on for many hours and it is time for you to,leave the place and to return
Very expensif very. Nice but it is rocks.
Please read a lot about the place so it will be more interesting
But it is a place tomsee
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CalidadV
Dear JasminB007, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in Machu Picchu, we appreciate the comments and recommendations for coming passengers. If you have or would like to share any further comments about our service please don’t hesitate to reach us out to: calidad@vipac.pe, we will always be at your disposal. Kind regards, Viajes Pacífico
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Shortened trip during corona
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once in a lifetime old world adventure experience
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