If your short on time but still want to partake in a little luxury while traveling to a historical site, then the 2 day Luxury tour to Machu Picchu is an experience you’ll never want to forget. This all-inclusive service doesn’t hold back as it takes you on one of the most fantastic journeys by train you’ll ever make.
You’ll start by boarding a train in the community of Poroy, which is right outside the city of Cusco. From there, you’ll enjoy exquisite dining along with spectacular and panoramic scenery that’ll give you a breathtaking glimpse of Peru. You’ll follow the Urubamba River as the train takes you to Machu Picchu – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The journey to the lost city of Incas will offer views of splendid meadows, lush mountains, glacier views, and luxurious food and drink. The train ride is only approximately 4 hours long but feels like you’re being pampered as you travel through the lands of the Andes Mountains. Lush green valleys will greet you with their vibrant color, and the ride will end at the cloud forest where the citadel of Machu Picchu rests.
When you arrive, we will transfer you to the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. This is a luxury hotel in town. Here your luxurious experience will continue before you visit the ancient and enigmatic Inca city of Machu Picchu the next day.
After an immersive experience and tour of this Inca ruin, you head back to Cusco in the same luxury you had on arriving trip. This 2 day luxury tour to archaeological site of Machu Picchu is truly a memorable experience that will leave you full of wonder and memories that will last a lifetime.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will begin this Luxury Travel Machu Picchu Experience with a pickup from your hotel at 10am from Cusco to Poroy. It is a 40 minutes from the city. Here we will board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes Town. It takes 4 hours approximately.
Then we take a 30 minute drive from the city by bus to the hotel, Sanctuary Lodge (7,874/2,400 metres above sea level), for an overnight stay and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the town.
Today we hop on a bus and make the journey (30 minutes drive approx.) to visit Machu Picchu, The lost city of the Incas.
Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour and take you to the most important temples and enclosures Machu Picchu has to offer. After the tour, you will have free time for exploring Machu Picchu on your own.
If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will direct you to the trail head.
Alternatively you can hike to Inti Punku or Sun Gate. This is the point of entrance to the citadel to those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
After the full day tour of Machu Picchu, we will depart Aguas Calientes to board the train at 4:40pm (depending on availability) to Poroy train station. Here our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to Cusco. We will arrive at the City of Cusco by 10:00 p.m.
Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level (7874 ft).
Machu Picchu is a Quechua expression that means “old mountain”.
A direct route between Machu Picchu and Lima doesn’t exist. However, you can take a flight from Lima to Cusco, and then go to Ollantaytambo town where you can take a train to Aguas Calientes. Aguas Calientes is the entry point to Machu Picchu.
Honestly, I was nervous about traveling to South America but John honestly takes such good care of you. Not only does he make sure you’re safe at all times but he has a genuine passion for his job. He truly does love his country and it is so evident when he explains things.
John goes above and beyond in each of his tours, not only with his incredible knowledge of their history but even with the little things. He will point out restaurants to try, or certain food and drinks that are traditional that he reccomend off the menu.
He was so easy to get along with and by the end of my 3 weeks with John he felt more like a friend then a tour guide. If I ever return to Peru, I would immediately go to John and I would 110% reccomend him over anyone else. His love for his country is contagious and you end up loving it just as much as he does. If you’re considering booking with John, please do, you’ll have the best adventure of your life!
We did this tour as a part of our honeymoon trip after visiting Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Everything was perfectly organised. Thanks a lot John.