Machulas Journey is very well specialized on doing Machu Picchu by train. We offer this option especially for our clients between 50 and 70 years old because in this age it is sometimes very difficult to do the Inca trail and arrive to Machu Picchu on foot. However, you can choose the Machupicchu by train, Machulas Journey is eager to help you. Join us and you will have an unforgettable experience going by train to Machu Picchu, enjoying spectaculars views on Mount Veronica (5800m/18966ft) and different Inca sites such as Qoriwayrachina, Waynaqente, Torontoy and much more. The train follows the stream of Urubamba river, one of the main rivers in Cusco region.
We pick you up at your hotel at 5:00am and take you to Poroy train station in order to start your train ride to Aguas Caliente town. On the way you will enjoy amazing views on the snowcapped mountain of Mount Veronica (5800m/18966ft) and you will appreciate interesting Incan sites and lush vegetation on both sides of the rails. The train usually takes five hours. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station our tour guide will be waiting for you with a Machulas sign. From the trains station you will be taken to Mandor Pampa, there you will appreciate the beautiful waterfall and different varieties of orchids. On the way you will also see the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain. Once you have explored the area you will return to Aguas Calientes, where the guide takes you to your hotel. After a delicious dinner your tour guide will give you briefing for the next day.
Your today’s destination is Machu Picchu. After an early breakfast at your hotel, your tour guide pick you up and you will go to the bus station to take the bus (25 minutes) to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At the main entrance you will show your original passport and your entrance ticket. Then your tour guide will take you to the famous lookout where you can take the classic post card pictures. After that, the guide will do a walking tour through the complex, visiting the most important places, such as temples, palaces, plazas, gates, etc After the 2:30 hours tour you will have free time to explore the citadel by yourself. If you want to visit either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains, you need an extra entrance tickets. At around 3:00pm you will return to Aguas Calientes town, to have your lunch and then to pick your luggage from the hotel. Then you will go to the train station to board the train to Ollantaytambo, and from there carry on by bus back to Cusco where we will conclude our journey.
Starting Altitude - 3600m / 11800ft.
Highest Altitude - 3600m / 11800ft
Lowest Altitude - 2000m / 6561ft.
Overall Difficulty - Easy.
Pre trek briefing.
Collection from your hotel in the morning of tour departure
Round trip bus transportation.
Permit or entrance feeds to machupicchu..
English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide (you will have an assistant guide for groups over 9 people).
Bus up, down and from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic 3-stars hotel. This will be a nice, clean and safe hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom.
Lunch last day in aguas calientes.
Dinner on the last night.
Entrance to the thermal springs (s/10.00).
Tips for the guide, driver.
ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
Hat and gloves.
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
Camera and film.
Torch with spare batteries.
If you want climb either Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu mountains you have get separate permit, Machu Picchu mount ($50.00), Huayna Picchu mount ($60.00), please notify us if you are interested, we can book this for you just you have to be clearly because normally the permit for these mountain have to be done in advance don’t forget to tell us once you are booking for you trek or tour thank you for understanding.