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MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY TOUR

  • LOCATION: CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU
  • DURATION: 1 Day
  • AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY.
  • DIFFICULTY: EASY BUT WITH LOT OF WALKING AROUND THE RUINS.

If you plan to do a Machu Picchu tour, but you don’t have enough time, don’t worry, this is not an impediment, relax, choose the best time to start and end your trip and the type of train that suits you best, We have the best trip for you, prepare to live an unforgettable experience, enjoy the best day of your life on a Machu Picchu one day tour.

For this very special day trip for you, we have departures every day, where you can choose the departure time from Cusco and also what time you would like to be back in Cusco, this will depend on what time you want to arrive in Machu Picchu and how long time you would like to stay there, here you have a schedules simulation:

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Example 1: I decide to leave at 4:15 a.m. so I arrive in Machu Picchu at 9:00 a.m. then I can stay till noon up there (4 Hours in Machupicchu) and I’ll take the train to come back at 2:55 p.m. so I’ll be back in Cusco at 6:30 p.m.

Example 2: I would like to stay the longest time possible in Machu Picchu, so I decide to leave at 2:45 a.m. and I’ll arrive in Machupicchu at 7:30 a.m. I can stay until 4:00 p.m. up there (8 hours in Machu Picchu) I could climb the Waynapicchu Mountain and I’ll take the train to come back at 7:00 p.m. so I’ll be back in Cusco at 10:30 p.m.

Example 3: I don’t like to get up early and return late, I decide to leave at 6:45 a.m. I’ll arrive in Machupicchu at 11:30 a.m. and stay up there till 3:00 p.m. (3 and 1/2 Hours in Machupicchu) I’ll take the train to come back at 4:12 p.m. so I’ll be back in Cusco at 7:45 p.m.

The tour according to your preference, choose your schedule, reserve and go, you’ll have an unforgettable journey where you ‘ll make great memories of the new wonder of the world “MACHU PICCHU”.

ROUTE MAP

We have trains departed from Cusco City, from SAN PEDRO TRAIN STATION, but there are only 4 departure, there are other two stations outside the town where you have more train schedules; We have a daily departures from POROY TRAIN STATION (located to 30 minutes from Cusco by car) and from OLLANTAYTAMBO TRAIN STATION (Located in the Sacred Valley, One and a half hours from Cusco). ALL OUR TOURS START AND FINISH IN CUSCO, we provide you transportation Hotel (Cusco) – Train Station – Hotel (Cusco).

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CHOOSE THE TOUR FROM THE TRAIN STATION YOU WANT TO DEPART

SAN PEDRO
STATION
POROY
STATION
OLLANTAYTAMBO
STATION
WHAT IS
INCLUDED?
IMPORTANT

This is the closest train station but there are just 3 to 4 departures every day, these trains are those that usually arrive late in Machu Picchu; For maintenance of the railway between January 02th to April 30th of each year, trains with departures and arrivals from this Station, depart from and to the Station of Ollantaytambo. Regular train services with departures and arrivals at Ollantaytambo Station will not be modified.

 

We have departures every day for this MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP, you can see down here train shedules to go and to return.

SCHEDULES TO GO
Departure from Hotel (Cusco) Train/Company Departure Train Station Arrival to Machu Picchu
4:30 5:00 (360° -Inca Rail) San Pedro (Cusco) 9:30
6:10 6:40 (Expedition and Vistadome -Peru Rail) San Pedro (Cusco) 10:52
7:00 7:30 (Expedition and Vistadome -Peru Rail) San Pedro (Cusco) 12:11
8:00 8:28 (First Class – Inca Rail) San Pedro (Cusco) 12:40

 

SCHEDULES TO RETURN
Departure from Machu Picchu Train and Company Arrival Station Arrival at Hotel (Cusco)
16:12 360° – Inca Rail San Pedro (Cusco) 20:45
16:43 Expedition and Vistadome -Peru Rail San Pedro (Cusco) 21:45
17:23 Expedition and Vistadome -Peru Rail San Pedro (Cusco) 22:15
19:00 First Class – Inca Rail San Pedro (Cusco) 22:45

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

The Machu Picchu one day tour is one of the most requested trips today. it is a short tour but an incredible trip.

The day trip to Machu Picchu starts when we will pick you up at your accommodation according to the agreed time, then we will take you to San Pedro train station (located in Cusco town), from here we will take a three and 1/2 hours train ride to Machu Picchu.

You will pass through small typical villages, beautiful valleys, snowy mountains and many local people doing their daily life, to get to Aguas Calientes (village of Machupicchu), arriving there, you will board a bus to the archaeological site of Machupicchu, where you will have two hours of guided tour, the guide will be around the main sites of the citadel, then, you will have free time to explore Machupicchu and take photographs on your own.

After free time, we will return to Aguas Calientes where you will have free time for lunch, depending on your train schedule to return, you have to be at the train station, ready to take your train. after three and 1/2 hours you will arrive again at San Pedro train station, and from here we will take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

 

THE 360° MACHU PICCHU TRAIN (INCA RAIL)

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Train Characteristics:

      • Comfortable seats with tables in front
      • Outdoor Observatory Wagon
      • Bigger and Wider Panoramic windows.
      • Healthy Box Lunch with cold and warm drinks
      • USB port to charge mobile devices

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED 360° TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 339.00

 

THE FIRST CLASS TRAIN (INCA RAIL)

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Train Characteristics:

      • Plush seats with tables in the front for maximum on-board comfort
      • Ample windows throught which you can admire the beautiful lanscape
      • Welcome Cocktail and Gourmet menu.
      • Irresistible selection of hot and cold drinks prepared using fresh local fruits and herbs.
      • Private Bus to the Citadel.
      • Exclusive bar with premium brands.

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED FIRST CLASS TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 539.00

 

EXPEDITION TRAIN (PERU RAIL)

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Train Characteristics:

      • Comfortable seats with tables in the front
      • Semi Panoramic Windows.
      • Snacks and Drinks optional to buy.

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED EXPEDITION TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 309.00

 

VISTADOME TRAIN (PERU RAIL)

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Train Characteristics:

      • Very comfortable seats, artificial leather, (semi-reclining)
      • Panoramic Windows.
      • Snacks service on board.
      • Selection of hot or cold non-alcoholic drinks (one hot drink and one cold drink per person)
      • Typical dances and Fashion Show on the return trip from the Machu Picchu Station.

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED VISTADOME TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 349.00

 

The difference between the Expedition and Vistadome Trains (PeruRail) and 360° Trains (IncaRail) would be the seats and their taller and wider windows that make them more panoramic, besides the type of Snack; Hiram Bingham (PeruRail) and Presidential Train (IncaRail) are Luxury trains.

The difference between the two companies is not much, both of these go through the same route and the journey lasts the same time, Peru rail is the company that has more schedules available and Inca Rail a company very committed to the service, if you want more information about trains please inquire.

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IMPORTANT

This is the closest train station but there are just SIX departures every day, these trains are those that usually arrive late in Machu Picchu; For maintenance of the railway between January 02th to April 30th of each year, trains with departures and arrivals from this Station, depart from and to the Station of Ollantaytambo. Regular train services with departures and arrivals at Ollantaytambo Station will not be modified.

We have departures every day for this MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP, you can see down here train shedules to go and to return.

SCHEDULES TO GO
Departure from Cusco (Hotel)

Train Departure

Train Station Arrival to Machu Picchu
5:00 5:55 (360° – Inca Rail) Poroy 9:30
5:40 6:40 (Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail) Poroy 10:30
6:30 7:35 (Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail) Poroy 11:30
7:25 8:25 (Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail) Poroy 12:50
8:05 9:05 (Hiram Bingham – Peru Rail) Poroy 13:10

 

SCHEDULES TO RETURN
Departure from Machu Picchu

Train Company

Arrival Station Arrival at Hotel (Cusco)
15:20 Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail Poroy 19:45
16:12 360° – Inca Rail Poroy 20:20
16:43 Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail Poroy 21:00
17:23 Expedition and Vistadome – Peru Rail Poroy 21:30
17:50 Hiram Bingham – Peru Rail Poroy 22:00

DETAILED ITINERARY

This Machu Picchu one day tour, is one of the most requested trips today. it is a short tour but an incredible trip.

The day trip to Machu Picchu starts when we will pick you up at your accommodation according to the agreed time, then we will take you by car to Poroy train station (located 30 minutes from Cusco), from here we will take a three hour train ride to Machu Picchu.

We will pass through small typical villages, beautiful valleys, snowy mountains and many local people doing their daily life, to get to Aguas Calientes (village of Machupicchu), arriving there, you will board a bus to the archaeological site of Machupicchu, where you will have two hours of guided tour, the guide will be around the main sites of the citadel, then, you will have free time to explore Machupicchu and take photographs on your own.

After free time, we will return to Aguas Calientes where you will have free time for lunch.
depending on your train schedule, you have to be at the train station, ready to take your train. after three hours you will arrive again at Poroy train station and from here we will take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

 

INCA RAIL TRAINS

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Train Characteristics:

      • Comfortable seats with tables in front
      • Outdoor Observatory Wagon
      • Bigger and Wider Panoramic windows.
      • Healthy Box Lunch with cold and warm drinks
      • USB port to charge mobile devices

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED 360° TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 339.00

 

INCA RAIL TRAINS

 

PERU RAIL TRAINS

The difference between these two companies is not much, both of them go by the same way and the trip last the same 1 and 1/2 hours; Peru rail is the company who has more departures and Inca Rail a company committed with the tourist service; If you want more information about the trains please consult.

The Tour Package price can change according to the departure and arrival time and the kind of train you would like to take.

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDED VISTADOME TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 349.00

This is the most popular train station, where there are more timetables for train departures and arrivals.
It is highly recommended to start the machu picchu one day tour from the Ollantaytambo station because you have more shedules to go and back.
We have departures every day for this MACHU PICCHU DAY TRIP, you can see down here train shedules to go and to return.

SCHEDULES TO GO
Departure from Cusco (Hotel) Train Departure Train Station Arrival to Machu Picchu
3:00 5:05 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 7:30
4:00 6:10 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 8:30
4:30 6:40 (Voyager -Inca Rail) Ollantaytambo 9:00
5:00 7:05 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 9:15
5:20 7:20 (360° – Inca Rail) Ollantaytambo 9:30
6:00 8:00 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 10:00
6:30 8:29 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 10:30
7:00 8:53 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 11:10
7:15 9:15 (Peru Rail) Ollantaytambo 11:35
8:30 10:32 (PeruRail) Ollantaytambo 12:50
9:15 11:15 (Voyager -IncaRail) Ollantaytambo 13:15
9:30 11:30 (360° -IncaRail) Ollantaytambo 13:30

 

SCHEDULES TO RETURN
Departures from Machu Picchu Train and Company Arrival Station Arrival at Hotel (Cusco)
13:37 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 17:00
14:30 Voyager – Inca Rail Ollantaytambo 18:00
14:55 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 18:30
15:20 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 19:00
15:48 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 19:30
16:12 360° – Inca Rail Ollantaytambo 20:00
16:43 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 20:30
17:23 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 21:00
18:20 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 21:30
19:00 Voyager – Inca Rail Ollantaytambo 22:00
20:30 Voyager – Inca Rail Ollantaytambo 23:15
20:50 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 23:45
21:50 Peru Rail Ollantaytambo 00:30

DETAILED ITINERARY MACHU PICCHU ONE DAY TRIP

We’ll pick you up at the hotel in Cusco according to the agreed time, then we’ll take you by bus passing by beautiful landscapes and valleys, you’ll be able to see smalls villages with local people in the route, then you’ll arrive in Ollantaytambo’s Train station (located 1 and a ½ hours from Cusco), from this place we’ll go by train one and a half hours to arrive in Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu), once you arrive, the guide will pick you up from the train station to take you by bus to the archaeological site of Machupicchu (25 minutes), where you’ll have two hours guided tour, the guiding will be around the main places of the citadel, then, you’ll have free time to explore Machupicchu and take pictures by your own, after the free time you’ll return to Aguas Calientes where you’ll have free time to have lunch; then you’ll take the train to go back to Ollantaytambo again, so there we’ll pick you up to bring you back by bus to Cusco and your hotel (Arrival time is according the train you choose)

INCA RAIL TRAINS

PERU RAIL TRAINS

The difference between these two companies is not much, both of them go by the same way and the trip last the same 1 and 1/2 hours; Peru rail is the company who has more departures and Inca Rail a company committed with the tourist service; If you want more information about the trains please consult.

The Tour Package price can change according to the departure and arrival time and the kind of train you would like to take.

TOUR PACKAGE WITH VOYAGER TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 285.00

TOUR PACKAGE WITH EXPEDITION TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 280.00

TOUR PACKAGE WITH 360° TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 325.00

TOUR PACKAGE WITH VISTADOME TRAIN

BOOK NOW FROM US$ 335.00

Machu Picchu in one day tour includes:

  • Briefing: A day before the tour we give you detailed information about your itinerary, where we also give you all the tickets that you will need on the trip, maps and all the relevant information that you have to know, this can be at your hotel or in our office INKA TIME.
  • Tourist transportation: Hotel (Cusco) – Train Station – Hotel (Cusco), these services are provided with Tourist Vehicles.
  • Train Tickets (Round Trip): We will get your ticket to go and back according to your train preference.
  • Bus Tickets: We will have ready your ticket to go up and down for Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu: We will have booked “your Machu Picchu entrance ticket”.
  • Professional Guide: Our tour guides will give you the most updated information you must know and they will show you the best places you have to see and pass by this beautiful and unforgettable day in Machu Picchu.
  • Permanent Assistance: Our staff will be monitoring your step by step on your trip all the time, we are checking that everything is running well with you.

Not Included:

  • Meals (You have several restaurants from US$ 8).
  • Tips (this is optional, our staff is well remunerated, this is why it is not something indispensable or expectant, any amount will be well received).

Important:

  • US$ 25.00 Off for those people belong to Andean Comunity (Perú, Colombia, Ecuador y Bolivia).
  • US$ 20.00 Off for those students with Under graduated student card, (this ID must be made in PVC material and it must have the next requirements: university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.), the ISIC cards are not valid any more.
  • US$ 20.00 Off for those under 18 years old.
  • US$ 115.00 Off for those children under 8 years old; kids under 3 years old don’t pay anything if they don’t have a sit on the busses and train.
  • According to the new regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 2019, the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is valid only for a single entry to the park (this means: The passenger enter, walk around, go out and can not re-enter again), usually all people stay between 4 to 5 hours into Machu Picchu, if you would like to stay a longer time, you must buy another ticket (US$ 50.00 Extra), the park is open until 17:30 hrs.
  • The price is for a group tour (share service), groups of 16 people in Machu Picchu.
  • Departure every day.

What you need to take:

  • The tickets that are given in the briefing a day before your trip.
  • Original Passport (This is requested to take the trains, the buses and to get into Machupicchu).
  • small rucksack (backpack) smaller than 30 liters.
  • Repellent for Mosquitos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water, Snacks.
  • Rain Poncho (The climate is quite changeable it is better to be forewarned).
  • Comfortable clothes (somewhat warm) when you leave early and return late is a bit cold, it’s better to feel comfortable with your temperature.

WHY BOOK WITH US?

    • We make a direct job for the passenger (Contract between the tour operator and travelers), no intermediaries, we don’t give commissions to travel agencies or any others third parties that inflate the costs.
    • All our staff are 100% local (people from Cusco), all professionals in tourism, who have constant training courses and good customer service (Customer = friend), with this we guarantee the service we provide.
    • We are really a Tour Operator with all the permits and certificates granted by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco and the Minister of Tourism (DIRCETUR y MINCETUR).
    • We have 11 years’ experience in this market, so, we know all the fails of other companies, this is why we have the knowledge to solve fast and efficiently any unexpected problems (those small details are our different).
    • Our Customers are our best guarantee, see what people say about INKA TIME.

 

  • star rating  Awesome people and company, they took care of everything I needed and made the experience very enjoyable. I arranged the trip with Beto who was very helpful and also Elizabeth... read more

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    3/28/2021

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    3/27/2020

    star rating  Best price and Best service! Naysha picked us up from the airport when we first arrived and she was the main person that connects us to the tour guides and... read more

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    2/01/2020
  • star rating  Perfect service and price! Our guide Elvis was very kind, funny and knowledgable! Would recommend to anyone!

    RoelvonWeiler
    1/31/2020

    star rating  I've dealt many tour guides before but Beto was so nice and easy to deal with, and during our trip I was able to contact him any time of the... read more

    shloir
    1/23/2020

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    1/05/2020
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    1/04/2020

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    stuntgal
    12/21/2019

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    12/13/2019

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU:

  • We give you the clearest information in this media and we offer you several ways to contact (E-mail, Whatsapp, Facebook, and web messenger) where we can answer your inquiries at any time (honest tour without surprises and NO HIDDEN PRICES TO PAY)
  • We book your train tickets, entrance ticket for the places in the tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and extra entrance for hiking any of the two mountains (Huayna Picchu or Cerro Machupicchu) if you require it, you don’t need to waste time making huge lines or queue or searching where you can get these tickets.
  • One day before your tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you will have a briefing in our office or in your hotel. where we will give all the tickets you will need in the tour, maps and more information about this your trip.
  • We will make you understand every place you will visit and why you arrive in Machu Picchu; our tour guide will give you two hours guided tour, the most accurate and updated information about this marvelous place to become your trip in a spectacular experience.
  • We provide you a safe trip; all our services are organized with well-conditioned vehicles, all of them with all the permissions required to work in tourism, also all our staff are very well trained to give you the best experience on your trip.
  • We give you facilities to pay, you can make the payment in two parts, ONE when you book the tour and the balance once you arrive in Cusco, we accept safe payment methods as PAYPAL or Credit or Debit card VISA and MASTER CARD, also you can wire money via Western Union, Money Gram.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ¿?

1.- I am just one person, can I join some group tour?

Yes, you can, we have departure every day, feel free to decide when to go.

2.- We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?

Yes you can, our group tours go with 15 or 19 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.

3.- I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?

We had people on this tour from 70 and 75 YO, the tour is not hard, but you have some small hikes into the Inca Sites where there are many steps to go up and down if you think they are not to fit to do it, we recommend to take a Private tour, that will be a perfect plan to do the tour quite easily and smoothly.

4.- We want to take the tour included Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, do we have enough time to do it in the same day tour of Machu Picchu?

Yes, On this tour you will sleep in Aguas Calientes (Town of Machu Picchu) so you can take some of the first busses, the park opens at 6:00 am. suppose that you will get in at 7:00 am. First, you can climb the Mountain (2 or 3 and 1/2 hours hike) until 10:30 am. Then, you can go out to use the toilet or eat something and rest, then you can start the guided tour around the citadel (Around 2 hours) until 14:00 hrs. Then you will have free time to continue exploring on your own, the park is open until 5 pm. You will have like 10 hours to be there, the train departure to return is at 19:00 hrs.

5.- How about my luggage, can I take all my staff?, or where can I store it?

As this tour is only for 2 days we recommend to take only small backpacks because there are restrictions to take on the train, and also all the streets in Aguas Calientes have only pedestrian access. The rest of your stuff you can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can leave your stuff in our office, in the two options you don’t need to pay anything extra.

6.- How about the altitude, Are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?

Cusco city is located in 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the only place higher than Cusco is Chinchero area 3750 masl. then you will descend to Aguas Calientes 2050 masl. Machu Picchu is located in 2450 masl (8038 Ft.); we always recommend to have at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone, sometimes you don’t have any problem.

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