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Machu Picchu Trip - 2 Days

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Machu Picchu Trip 2 Days / 1 Night (By Train)

Machu Picchu Trip. Our two day train tour to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world.

Machu Picchu, one of the most inspiring archaeological ruin ever discovered. Travelers from all over the globe gather in Peru to revel in its grandeur, beauty and history. Machu Picchu is only accessible from Cusco. Cuzco is accessible via air or land. If travelling by land, Happy Gringo Tours has great tours in all directions to and from Cusco, so make sure to combine your MachuPicchu Trip spectacular and unique only with us!

¿When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu, Peru?

→ With some caveats (Read below), according our time in Cusco, Peru that the best season is from April to October.

▬ Keep in mind that Peru is a large country with diverse geographies, including beaches, desert, mountains, and rainforest; each with its own climate, flora, fauna, and Cusco/Machu Picchu weather conditions. This makes it difficult to determine a good time to travel to Peru; if you are visiting several places during your trip. Our best advice is to check weather conditions in each of your destinations or ask your friendly Travel-Advisor for some travel quotes/tips and things to know when traveling to Peru ! And pack your bags accordingly.

Scroll down for more tips about:

→ Dry season versus Rainy season in Machu Picchu

► Peak season at Machu Picchu

→ Weather conditions around the year

▬▬ Machu Picchu is open 7 days a week, every day of the year, including holidays.

Best time to visit Machu Picchu, Cusco

Whether you have the opportunity to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World the way it looks in classic #photographs; clear blue skies as a backdrop to sun-lit stone ruins nestled amid Amazon jungle covered granite peaks, your best chance in during the dry season between May and October. Note: however, that even during the dry season, there may be morning and afternoons with heavy mists that can obscure the views.

▬ Warmest weather in Cusco, Machu Picchu

For tours to Machu Picchu, the warmest weather is from November to March. On the other, this also corresponds to the rainy season. In other words, higher temperatures do not correlate to great weather at Machu Picchu.

The busiest time is from June to August

The peak travel season for tourists from around the world and from across Peru flocking to Machu Picchu is from June to August. During this time, large crowds can make it a little hard to move around some parts of the Sanctuary of MachuPicchu and long lines at the ruins entrance are common. Make sure as well your Huayna Picchu tickets and hike months in advance, the same with Machu Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu Montaña.

June to August is also a popular time for travellers who choose the most exciting way to get to Machu Picchu by the famous Inca Trail hike and alternative treks (Lares trek, Inca quarry, Huchuy Qosqo Trek, Salkantay trek).

Rainy Season is from November to March

► Rain; anything from light drizzle to heavy downpours – occur almost daily from November until March. The heaviest rain is in February, which is also when the Inca Trail Peru is closed for maintenance.

▬♂ Orchids are more seen during the rain time → blooming season begins in October/November and continues until the end of March.

Overall, we think the best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to October. Again, rain and fog is possible at any time of year because Machu Picchu is located on the edge of the rainforest. But during the dry season, you have the best possibility to appreciate the full beauty of the ruins with many amazing views.

▬▬ Summarizing from -worst to +best ▬▬

February

▬ Machu Picchu ruinas is open, but the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the whole month.

January and March

▬ Worst of the rainy season along with February. Floods and landslides due to the rain are possible. Crowds are fewer than dry season

April, May, September and October

▬ Shoulder season months. Pleasant climate and warm-to-cool temperature. Most visitor choose this time to visit Machu Picchu – Peru.

June, July, and August

▬ In our opinion, the best months to visit for good weather. Days are warm, nights are cool. Very little rain.

Important Note: Inca Trail season is open from March to January. In February, the trail is closed due to intense rains in that month. The best time to trek in the Andes is from April to October; however rain is possible at any time of the year. June, July and August are the high season for trekking and Inca Trail permits sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance.

Overview on the 2 Day Machu Picchu Trip by Train

This spectacular tour to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible train journey in the world! Where you experience the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the way to Aguas Calientes. Along the Machu Picchu Tours you enjoy beautiful sceneries of the high Andes throughout the course of the journey, amazing cloud forest which is surrounding “The wonder of the world” and spend almost 5 hours in Machu Picchu, Peru. Book your MachuPicchu trip of a lifetime with Us!.

The famous view from Machu Picchu  Mountain.

Highlights

❤ Private guided Tour in ancient ruins of Machu Picchu

❤ Spend a night in Aguas Calientes town

❤ Altitude at Machu Picchu 2400 m – 7872 ft.

❤ Private Bus to Ollantaytambo round-trip

❤ Vistadome Train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes round-trip

❤ Enjoy the Sacred valley of the Incas (Pisac and Ollantaytambo)

❤ Visit the hot springs or Aguas Calientes

❤  Minimum of Participants 01 Person

Day 1
Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Start the day with an early morning transfer to the train station. The train leaves at midday – time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable-. After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views, arrive at Aguas Calientes “Hot Springs Town” to spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a hot bath in the natural springs (does not include) or explore this picturesque town in the mountains.

Day 2
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco

Rise early this morning and enjoy your breakfast. The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel this morning to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity to watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel you will begin the guided walking tour approximately 2 hours. After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city on your own. This afternoon bus back to Aguas Calientes to meet your guide for lunch (does not included). Then you will be transferred to the train station for the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo.

Overnight: Hotel Presidente

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions on the 2 Day Machu Picchu Trip

  • Professional tour guides
  • Pick from your hotel
  • Private bus to Ollantaytambo round-trip
  • Expedition train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes round-trip
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • *** star hotel
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu

Exclusions on the 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu & Montaña
  • Meals excluding breakfast in your hotel on day 2
  • Tips
  • Health/Travel Insurance
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Machu Picchu Trip - FAQs

What you need to take for Machu Picchu Trip?

👉 Hiking boots

👉 Waterproof jacket and rain poncho

👉 Warm jackets

👉 Hat and gloves

👉 T-shirts

👉 Comfortable trousers

👉 Sun hat

S👉un cream (recommended 35 better if is higher)

👉 Insect repellent

👉 Toiletries and hand sanitizer

👉 Personal medications

👉 Camera and films with spare batteries

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 445 USD $ 340/person
340
Total $ 340 USD

Trip Facts

  • ⚑ Cusco at 3350 M
  • ⚑ 2 to 10 People
  • ⚑ Bus and Train