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2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu

This breathtaking  2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu is a perfect option for those wanting to visit the ancient city. When it comes to enjoying the mesmerizing beauty amidst the cloud forest, opting to take a 2-day tour by train is a fantastic way to marvel at all its glory while still saving time.

If you decide the Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour from Cusco is right for you, it will take you on a monumental odyssey by train to reach the ancient and glorious Inca site of Machu Picchu.

As one of the greatest ancient civilizations in the world, this 2-day journey by train involves passing through the Sacred Valley by Chinchero, Ollantaytambo town, overnight in Aguas Calientes, and beautiful scenery before you visit the mystical and wondrous Machu Picchu. You’ll delight in the adventure and be able to immerse yourself in the knowledge of these ancient people.

The closer you get to the archaeological site, the more its mystery will surround you. On a guided tour, you will be visiting the Main Plaza, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Quarters, amongst other delights.

The 2-day train tour to Machu Picchu is well worth the cost and will help you build memories that will last forever. Embrace the mystery of the Incan People with a 2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu.

The best time to experience the tour is during the dry season – between March and November. During the rainy season (December to February) it is often cloudy. 

Why Machu Picchu Tours?

Machu Picchu Tours is a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of local tour guides who are fluent in English and have plenty of knowledge about the Inca civilization. We offer the tour to the Inca citadel both in small groups and as a private tour. 

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0800 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional english speaking Tour Leader in Machu Picchu.
  • Pick-up & drop off in your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo
  • Round trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 3 Star hotel
  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket
  • Return bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport (same as used at time of booking for permits/ tickets)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket/ fleece
  • Long sleeve Shirt (protection from sun)
  • Pants (zip off pants are ideal in changing weather conditions )
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Protect & hydrate sunscreen lotion (factor 60 or 70+ is recommendable )
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera and film, fully charged & extra batteries (batteries drain quicker in the cold)
  • Personal medication
Useful info
  • Distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu -112 kms /69.6 miles
  • Train to Machu Picchu – Peru Rail Expedition Train
  • Accommodation – 3 Star Hotel
  • Consideration: Entrance fee required
  • Tour Availability – Daily departure with minimum 2 people
  • Weather – Dry season from May to October, Wet from November to April
  • To climb Huayna Picchu Mountain you need to book in advance
2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu

Day 1Cusco to Aguas Calientes

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 08:00 AM. We will be driving you through Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo train station (2 hrs approx.) where we will take the 11:30 AM train to Aguas Calientes arriving at 2 pm.

The train journey in itself offers a rewarding experience. You will get spectacular views of the countryside as the train will be snaking through the villages along the Urubamba River, from the Andes to the cloud forest. 

Once you have checked in at our hotel, you will have the rest of the day to explore the town of Aguas Calientes.

What to do in Aguas Calientes?

If you love history then the Machu Picchu Museum is a great place to visit. The museum highlights pre-Inca times with a collection of Inca artifacts. The Orchid Gardens is another location to visit which is about a 30-minute walk from Aguas Calientes.

The site has a rustic feel filled with a variety of beautiful orchids on display. Or enjoy the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal waters of the Hot Springs, in Aguas Calientes.

Day 2Machu Picchu and back to Cusco

You will need to wake up early in the morning. We will be taking the early morning bus to Machu Picchu citadel. It will be a 25 minutes ride up the hill for your guided trip to the world heritage site.

Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour and take you to the most important temples and enclosures the lost city of the Incas 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 trailhead. Please note that this requires an advanced booking and is not included in the price. 

Alternatively, you can hike to Inti Punku or Sun Gate. This is the point of entry to the citadel to those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

After visiting Machu Picchu, we will depart Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Here our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to Cusco. We will arrive at the City of Cusco by 7:00 p.m.

2 Day Train Tour to Machu Picchu
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Solo Traveller

Everything about this tour company and the experience was great. The guide was very friendly and took great effort to explain everything in detail.

Felt very safe as they complied with all norms of social distancing and COVID-19 protocols.
I highly recommend this tour and the company.

December 6, 2021


Solo Traveller

Awesome trip. My guide was super informative and helpful. The pick up process, trains and bus were all flawless. Machu Picchu was amazing, but the guide really added to the experience with tons of info!

May 6, 2021

Philip A

Solo Traveller

The journey started from Ollantaytambo Station in Peru and was one of the best scenic journey you don’t want to miss.Even we were entertained by Songs accompanied by Bugule with big TV showing the train ride at the waiting room before the train ride.
During the ride they served coffee,snacks and drinks and we greatly enjoyed.

February 11, 2020

Michelle Jane

Solo Traveller

John was an exceptional guide. His local knowledge was absolutely outstanding. If you want to see the touristy places but also those that the locals flock to, then you can’t go wrong with John. He took us around Cusco and Machu Picchu – gave us lots of options and recommendations of the best places to eat (which was a real highlight for me!). He made sure we didn’t miss anything we wanted to see and took us to heaps of cool places we didn’t know about. John made my time in Peru just incredible. I cannot recommend John highly enough, you’d be silly to go with anyone else.

October 24, 2019