Machu Picchu by Train

2 Days

Machu Picchu by Train

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2 Days / 1 Night

Want to visit Machu Picchu but not go on big hikes to get there? This 2-day tour  is perfect for anyone who wants to explore Machu Picchu and experience some of our Inca culture and natural wonders on the way. We take you from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back and use cars, the train and a bus so you don’t need any hiking equipment at all.

On day 1 we drive from Cusco to Pisac and Maras where you get a guided tour of the famous Salt Mines. Our lunch will be at Urubamba before driving to Ollantaytambo. There we take the train to Aguas Calientes and stay the night in a local hotel. On day 2 we visit Machu Picchu before driving back to your hotel in Cusco.

Like our 2-day Machu Picchu by Train trek? Check out our multi-day hikes such as Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu and Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley and Inca Trail and Classic Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu and Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Hike Peru is a 100% Peruvian business run by 3 Cusco brothers, Rolando, Edwin and Nilton. Hike Peru is affiliated with Hike Peru (Aus), and Australian-based business which provides email and phone support to anyone who’s interested in hiking the beautiful region of Cusco and Machu Picchu.


Day 1 Cusco Pickup :

  • We pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 AM in the morning.

0.5 hour
Day 1 Cusco to Aguas Calientes :

  • From Cusco we drive to Pisac where you will have a guided tour and an opportunity to buy some beautiful local souvenirs (~3.5 hrs).
  •  Next we drive to Maras where we visit the Salt Mines and have a guided tour.
  • Then we drive to the archaeological site Moray which is one of the many famous Inca ruins.
  • After a short drive we arrive at Urubamba where we have lunch.
  • After lunch we drive to Ollantaytambo where we explore the Inca fortress and get ready to board the train.
  • Finally, we take the train to Aguas Calientes and drop you at your hotel, have dinner before getting some sleep to go to Machu Picchu the next day..

10 hours
Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Machu Picchu to Cusco :

  • We wake up early and enjoy a great healthy breakfast at your hotel.
  • We take the bus from to our final destination Machu Picchu (~30min).
  • We explore Machu Picchu with us as your own tour guide (~2hrs).
  • You have the option to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (must be pre-booked, very
    steep climb).
  • Around midday we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you can
    have lunch (~1.5hrs)
  • Necxt we take the train back to Ollantaytambo (~2hrs).
  • From Ollantaytambo we take a bus back to Cusco and drop you back to your accommodation in Cusco (~1.5hrs).

10 hours
Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • Pre-briefing session the night before the trek (location TBA)
  • Pick up from and drop off to your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional and experienced Tour Guide(s) (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Train and Bus ticket(s)
  • Guided tours at the Salt Mines and Moray
  • Tickets to Salt Mines and Moray
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (incl. breakfast)
  • Ticket for the Machu Picchu Citadel
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu


  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
Do I need insect repellent?

Yes, you should bring your own insect repellent in particular for mosquitos.

Should I prepare for altitude sickness?

Yes, before arriving in Cusco you should get altitude medication (unless told otherwise by your GP). Ideally, you should arrive n Cusco at least 24-48 hours before starting any treks at altitude.

Should I bring any anti-diarrhea tablets?

Yes, if you are taking any altitude sickness medication, you should bring anti-diarrhea tables (unless told otherwise by your GP).

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Personal Information

Important Information

  • Bring your passport or ID card
  • Consider anti-diarrhea tablets as this is a common side effect of altitude sickness (consult with your doctor if necessary)
  • Take insect repellant to Machu Picchu



  • Passport
  • Small day pack (waterproof preferred)
  • Water storage (e.g. a 2-3L camelback)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can also be rented at checkout)
  • Headlamp
  • Rain protection (e.g. poncho, rain jacket, extra plastic bags especially in wet season

Clothing and footwear

  • 2-3 short sleeve and/or 1-2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking pants
  • 4 sets of trekking woolen socks
  • 1 fleece pullover
  • 1 warm, down jacke
  • 1 hat
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Leggings or thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses


  • Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect Spray/paste
  • Travel Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dry Shampoo
  • First Aid Kit, including:
    • Blister Pads
    • Medicine for Altitudes Sickness
    • Anti-Diarrhea
    • Aspirin / Ibuprofen
    • Paracetamol
    • Rehydration sachets

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Machu Picchu by Train
From US$495
/ Adult
From US$495
/ Adolescent
From US$400
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 3399
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Walking
  • Breakfast Lunch, Dinner
  • English, Spanish
  • Easy
  • 1-8
  • 1
  • 70

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