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ITINERARY: Cusco to Machu Picchu Day Trip

Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

Cusco to Machu Picchu day tour is daily leaving trip Cusco to Machu Picchu round trip

Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour Full Day

The transfer comes your hotel to pick you up to at 4:20 or 8:00 am and takes you to the bus station which is only 5 minutes (Inca Raíl bus station) from Cusco centre located on Avenida El Sol 843 – block 6 which is the boarding place. You need to be 30 minute in advance at the bus station

The private bus leaves at 4:50 or 8.30 am Cusco to Ollantaytambo which lasts around one hour with thirty minutes; where you can have extra time to sleep and you arrive to Ollantaytambo station at 06:30 or 10:45 am.

The type of train to Machu Picchu is VOYAGER that has comfortable seats; windows and snack is included.

Note: you only need to follow the group of travelers who is traveling with you along the route to Machu Piccchu Pueblo; where the train track ends.

The terramozas of Inca Rail will give extra information or you can ask them when is necessary

Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Train

The Voyager train departs Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo at 07:22 or 11:15 am and arrives approximately around 08:40 am or 12:41 pm to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where the tour guide awaits the group to give the guided tour in Machu Picchu city.

Machu Picchu Pueblo to Machu Picchu citadel

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. After meeting your tourist guide, the guide will travel with you the last stretch of thirty minutes to arrive to the city of your DREAM; Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour and Hike

The walking tour in Machu Picchu takes around two hour with thirty minutes approximately, where the local guide shows visitors the most important temples and sectors of the citadel.

On this walking tour you will explore the longest circuit of the citadel; in order to see all of Machu Picchu ruins.

Machu Picchu Ruins to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Once you finished the walking tour of Machu Picchu, you need to get back to Machu Picchu town for lunch or to have something before boarding the train towards Ollantaytambo train station.

Most Machu Picchu visitors have lunch in Aguas Calientes town after exploring one of the seven wonders of the world. You deserve it!

Things to do in Machu Picchu Pueblo or Aguas Calientes.

Whether; you have extra time after visiting Machu Picchu, you have the following options to walk around the Village.

☻Explore the traditional streets of the town.

☻Enjoy the unique hot springs of Machupicchu

☺Visit the Museum of Machu Picchu

The afternoon is yours! Please control your time. On the other hand, you could lose your journey back home ☺

Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Train

The train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo runs along the banks of Urubamba river through the Sacred valley of the Incas. This 2 hour train ride is considered one of the most incredible short routes that shows you the magnificent of Cusco to Machu Picchu tour.

The train leaves Aguas calientes town at 16:12 or 19:00 pm (you need to be 30 minutes in advance which means at 15.42 or 18:30 pm); then you will arrive to Ollantaytambo town at 18:00 or 20:41 pm.

At 18:30 or 21:15 pm the bus departs from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and you will return to  Cusco around 20:00 or 11:15 pm

Note: Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco finishes on the bus station of Inca Rail train company which is located only two blocks of the main square.

Machu Picchu Virtual Tours

Machu Picchu Ticket

Who provides Machu Picchu tickets? Your tour guide is going to provide you the ticket of Machu Picchu or will send you a file of your tickets to your cellphones. Therefore; you have to show them before to board the train and before to enter the citadel.

What to pack?

  • Passport very important to take it. Otherwise you won’t be able to enter MACHU PICCHU
  • Water: take at least 2 litres of water because buying water in Aguas Calientes is more expensive than Cusco
  • Rain Poncho or rain jacket
  • Snacks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repelente
  • Small day pack
  • Masks; you must use while you traveling to Machu Picchu – Peruvian government Policy due to the Pandemic.
  • Face shield; the same very important while you do the Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco

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