Machu Picchu by Train Independent Adventure - Upgraded

Classic, Cusco to Cusco

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This comfortable and compact adventure serves up Machu Picchu, one of the world's true treasures, in style. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous, and natural highlights. You'll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You're free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco.

What’s included

  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • Scenic train ride and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore machu picchu with an expert guide
  • Wander the historic streets of cusco
  • Enjoy a scenic train journey through the sacred valley


Day 1 Cusco Arrive at the airport in Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Relax and acclimatise to the altitude with free time to explore the fascinating city of Cusco. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Arrival Day Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Cusco (1B) Our best advice for making the most of Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map and set off to explore!
Day 3 Cusco (1B) Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Join our local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site and Inca history. After the tour, there is free time to explore on your own. Return to Cusco in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel for the night. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Train (2.00-2.50 hours) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Train (2.00-3.00 hours, 118km) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 95km)
Day 4 Cusco (1B) Depart Cusco at any time. Transfer to the airport is included. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours)