Cusco to Peru’s Machu Picchu Tours by Trains or Trenes

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Cusco to Peru’s Machu Picchu Tours by Trains or Trenes

Get a refreshing experience of Unforgettable train tour of machu picchu in peru. Take an all-inclusive holiday trip to breathtaking Machu Picchu independently exploring the "land of the Incas" including Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco.

Machu Picchu Train Tour Map Directions

Machu Picchu Train Tour Map Directions

Machu Picchu, an Inca citadel located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is one of the world’s most well known sacred places. Have a tour by comfortable trenes or trains in Machu Picchu of peru, one of the world’s true treasures of travel exeperience. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you’ll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous and natural highlights. The train journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu is a highlight of any trip to the Andes. The 3 and a half to four hours journey takes you through a changing landscape. First there is a steep climb out of Cusco into the surrounding hillside, by means of a series of switchback turns known locally as “the zig zag”.You’ll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You’re free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco. You will enjoy the luxury amenities of train with reasonable tickets from cusco to machu picchu, peru. Explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, take in the views on two spectacular train journeys, stand in awe of the famed Machu Picchu. Visit the highest lake in the world and discover the unique city of Puno before hopping on the Andean Explorer tren train for the scenic journey into the Andes to Cusco.This tour gives you the very best of Peru by tren or train.
Completed in approximately 1450 at the height of the Incan empire, Machu 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. From Cusco, you’ll be transferred to the railway station to enjoy your 2-hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes. In order to meet various customer needs, you can choose from three different types of options.The Backpacker option was created for adventurous passengers seeking comfort and security without the extra frills. Departing from Poroy tren or train station, located approximately 15 minutes outside of Cusco, your journey to Machu Picchu begins! The seats have been reupholstered with indigenous fabrics, giving them a touch of local flavor. Snacks are available for purchase, as you as additional storage space for backpacks.

Cusco to Peru's Machu Picchu Tours train tour

Machu picchu train tour Views

Cusco to Machu Picchu and Back to Cusco

If you stay in cusco, you have to start from San Pedro tren or train station for your 4 hour journey to Aguas Calientes having proper tickets. Along the way, you will see many beautiful sights such as Ollantaytambo and the hydro electric stations. You will see massive mountains, dense jungle vegetation and the Vilcanota River. Then you will arrive in Aguas Calientes at about 10:40am and ascend to Machu Picchu by bus. You will be given a 2 hour guided tour of places such as the Sacred Solar Clock, the Principal Palace, The Watch Tower, 3 Window Temple, the Cemetary and much more. You will then go to the world famous Sanctuary Lodge for lunch with a great view of the ruins. We will then take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and board the train for your return to Cusco.

Highlights of Machu Picchu Tour and Tickets

  • Highlights
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Scenic rail tour with two distinct options
  • Guided tour of the sacred city
  • All entrance fees, train and bus tickets and hotel transportation included

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