Completed in approximately 1450, at the height of the Incan empire, Macchu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later following the Spanish conquest of Peru. Today it is considered by many to be the new spiritual center of the world. After a short drive to the Cusco railway station, we’ll take the Orient Express to Aguas Calientes Station.
Machu Picchu Train Service
This is the only scenic train on the railroad to Machu Picchu with an Exclusive Design. Wider and taller than a conventional train in all our carriages including the observation carriage. This unique train offers seats with comfortable pillows and suspendable tables; 1 observation carriage to appreciate the amazing landscape with an onboard bar; delicious gourmet and organic delights like coffee and corn made with products from the Sacred Valley; exclusive APP with an audio guide and important information about the journey.
From Ollantaytambo, the journey takes 2 hours.
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes Station, board a mini bus to the ruins of the “sacred city,” Machu Picchu. Learn from our expert guides as you walk the streets of the amazing mystical ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. You will have time to explore on your own to fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world and let the one in a lifetime experience set in. In the afternoon, we´ll return to the train station for the trip back to Cusco.
Transfer to the train station. Depart on the Machu Picchu train class to the town of Aguas Calientes. During the journey, we will appreciate the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail. The railway follows the course of the Urubamba or Vilcanota River climbing down and entering a canyon until we reach Aguas Calientes, the town that is located at the foot of Machu Picchu Mountain.
We will board our mini-buses to climb to the remnants of the Sacred Citadel of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. Visit to this incredible archeological site that keeps indescribable magic and energy for those who haven’t lived this experience before. We will tour the terraces, corridors, temples, the solar clock or “Intihuatana”, and other sacred places kept by this citadel. In the afternoon, ride back to the town of Machu Picchu (former - Aguas Calientes) to catch the return train. Arrival at the station and return to Cusco.
[email protected] - (511) 610-1900 ext 255 or 279 - Our Full Day Machu Picchu train to Machu Picchu tour departs from your hotel in Cusco. If your hotel is located in an area outside our reach, you may go to our Cusco Head Office located at Av. El Sol 817 (this needs to be coordinated ahead). We offer round trip transfer service to the railway station. You must send your pick up details in advance