The 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco is a mesmerizing journey that is unmatched and full of majestic splendor. You’ll travel in comfort through the ancient towns and villages of the Incas. You’ll pass through alpine meadows that rest within the white, green, and brown peaks.
Take your camera as you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views of valleys and layers of Inca handmade farming terraces, ridged snow capped mountains, and even sub-tropical jungles from Aguas Calientes to the Amazon.
Your day will start early in the morning for an adventure that will lead to the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your 1 day train tour to Machu Picchu begins at Ollantaytambo Train Station on a train to Aguas Calientes. On your journey, the sacred Urubamba River will be your companion for your trip to Aguas Calientes.
Once you get to the train station in Aguas Calientes, you’ll meet your tour guide and where you’ll catch a bus to Machu Picchu. From there, you’ll take your first steps into the ancient and enchanting lost city of the Incas.
The guided tour will last two and a half hours, where you’ll learn about the cultural history of Machu Picchu. You’ll explore these enigmatic ruins like the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor and the temple of the three windows .
After your trip to Machu Picchu, at Aguas Calientes, you can catch a quick lunch before taking a comfortable train ride back to Ollantaytambo and then a final trip back to your hotel. The 1 day train tour to Machu Picchu is the perfect adventure if you’re short on time and don’t want to miss the wonder that is Machu Picchu.
It is highly recommended to spend at least 3 days in the city of Cusco before visiting Machu Picchu to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness in Machu Picchu.
Wondering the best way to travel to Machu Picchu from Lima? Check out our insider’s tips.
Check out 10 Interesting Facts about Machu Picchu.
Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will depart from your hotel in Cusco early (depending on the train schedule between 4 to 5am) travelling 2 hours by bus to Ollantaytambo and then board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes.
To get to Aguas Calientes from Cusco is 4 hours. Once we arrive at Aguas Calientes, we will make our way to the bus to the citadel, Machu Picchu. Our guide will provide a guided tour of approximately 2 hours.
You will then have some free time to explore this extraordinary site. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, our guide will direct you to the entrance.
Alternatively, you can hike to Sun Gate. It is the point of entrance to the citadel for those on Inca Trail.
Once you have had your fill of the alluring site, you will be taking a bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here you will be boarding the train to Ollantaytambo at 02:30 PM. Our representative will be picking you up from the train station and will be driving you back to Cusco. You will be reaching at around 07:00 PM.
Had an amazing journey with John. He showed us the major tourist attractions and then took us to places you’d only know if you’re a true local. John’s has superior knowledge on the history of the region and is also a fantastic translator. Definitely will be choosing John and Machu Picchu Tours for my next trip to Peru