Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco by Train

Daily Tour Full day
Peru Machu Picchu, Cusco and Sacred Valley


Machu Picchu Day trip from Cusco by train. You may have seen hundreds of photographs and videos, you may know what to expect after reading hundreds of articles, but nothing can prepare you for the awesome and beautiful experience of seeing the imposing “Lost City of the Incas”, Machupicchu, with its massive agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions, and epic hilltop views, declared by UNESCO in 1983 as a World Heritage site and in 2007 as one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, still mystifies and intrigue travelers and historians alike. With this Machu Picchu Day trip form Cusco by train, you will visit this greatest example of Inca architecture and engineering, cradle of the spirituality and the workship of their gods, but more than this, there is an energy about the place, a spiritual feeling that draws you in and keeps you staring at it for hours.


If you want to see the citadel of Machu Picchu and its beautiful landscape, then book your trip in advance. Since, the Peruvian government has imposed a daily limit of visits and tickets tend to sell out quickly. Make sure to buy your tickets in time!

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Machu Picchu Day trip from Cusco?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.



  • Enjoy one of the most incredible train journeys in the world
  • Walking in Inca footsteps
  • Remain astonished by a place where the legend of the past is so vividly present while you discovered the Incas civilization best-kept secret
  • Climb Huayna Picchu or walk to the Sun Gate to enjoy breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area
  • Discover with a local official guide the real history of this sacred city
  • Choose between various train options to suite different budgets



You will be picked up from your lodging very early in the morning for a transfer by car to the Ollantaytambo train station where you will hop on board of one of the prettiest train rides in South America destined for Machu Picchu which sits majestically among the massive Andes, swathed in clouds. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height. Its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting on the eastern slopes of the Andes encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
At your arrival in Machu Picchu village you will find our staff with a board with your names and this person will provide you with all necessary information about the tour, you will then take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel. At the entrance your guide will be waiting for you and will begin the guided tour through the main sites of this important Inca citadel.

The “Lost City of the Incas” 7972f/2430m is one of the most spectacular sites on earth and a place that retains its mystery, allure and mystical appeal, despite its enormous popularity. You will explore the site with your private guide visiting the most important areas of the citadel.
After the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore this Sacred city by yourself. There are various areas that are not included on this tour such as the Inca Bridge and your guide will help you with any question you may have to visit these other places. Later in the afternoon you will take the bus back down to Machu Picchu village where you will take the train back to Poroy train station and then the transportation back to Cusco.

NOTE: we highly recommend to overnight in Machu Picchu village (before Aguas Calientes) and to have an extra day in Machu Picchu citadel so that you may climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.


    • If you do want to see the beautiful scenery and ancient buildings of Machu Picchu, book your trip early. The Peruvian Government has placed a limit on the number of people allowed to hike the trails of the citadel per day and entrances tend to book up quickly.

    • We highly recommend to have an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes in order to be able to climb next morning the Huaya Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.

    • For active people there is the option of hiking the one-day Inca Trail or the more demanding 4 days trekking but be sure to inform us well in advance as in high season they tend to book up quickly, ask our expert travel planners to upgrade your experience.

    • For those who want to hike the Huayna Picchu mountain reservations has to be made well in advance, as the local authorities just allow 400 persons per day in two shifts of 200 persons each one (there is an additional to pay for this entrance)

    • You may be interested in upgrading your train experience, please contact our expert travel planner

Ask our experts travel advisors to complete your trip including the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail, a visit to the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the majestic Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca lines or the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas.


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