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Machu Picchu: Full Day Tour by Local Train from Cusco

Machu Picchu Full Day

Before: $ 109From: $ 89Per personGroup

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With the Machu Picchu Full Day Local Train, you will visit the Peruvian Historical Sanctuary and World Heritage Site known as the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Declared as one of the new seven wonders of the modern world in a ceremony held in Lisbon (Portugal), which was attended by one hundred million voters worldwide.

MACHUPICCHU, ancient Andean Inca settlement, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, in the Andes mountain range at 2,430 meters above sea level; it is located in the Cusco region, province of Urubamba, district of Machupicchu. Machu Picchu would have been one of the resting places of Pachacutec, ninth Inca of the Tahuantinsuyo between 1438 and 1470.

THE LOCAL TRAIN, is a special service provided by the company Peru Rail only, for the citizens of Peru and the people who live in the region of Machu Picchu. This service also includes Peruvian citizens. However, preference is given to the inhabitants of the region. The local train is exclusively for Peruvian tourists. People who have a Foreigner’s Identity Card with permanent residence in Peru can also access this benefit. Peruvian citizens must purchase their local train ticket in person days in advance. This service departs from the city of Cusco to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo).

The local train cannot be purchased online, so you will have to go to the points of sale located in:

San Pedro Cusco Station

  • Hours of operation: 7 am to 2 pm
  • Address: Calle Cascaparo s/n, Cercado del Cusco.
  • Telephone: (+51) 84 235201

Wanchaq Station

  • Hours of operation: 8 am to 3 pm
  • Address: Av. Pachacutec s/n, District of Wanchaq, Cusco.
  • Telephone: (+51) 84 221931 / (+51) 84 238722

Main viewpoints

  • Cusco (3,399 masl)
  • Ollantaytambo (2,792 masl)
  • Aguas Calientes (2,040 masl)
  • Machupicchu (2,430 masl)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Full Day Machu Picchu Local Train

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

  • We will pick you up from your hotel 2h 30 min. before. We will go to Ollantaytambo to board the local train at 05.05 hrs to Machu Picchu (1h 40 min.).
  • Arrival to the train station. We board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes, travel time 1h 40 min.
  • Arrival to the town of Machupicchu, our guide will be waiting at the station to coordinate the visit of the citadel. At the time agreed with the guide we will take the 30 minute bus to the sanctuary of Machupicchu.
  • We present our Machupicchu tickets and enter to start the visit. The guide will be waiting for us at the door to direct you to Machupicchu and have a guided tour of 2 h 30 min. Booking this Full Day Machu Picchu we can know the most important archaeological center of South America and all its different tourist attractions.
  • Additionally we can climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (without guide) adding to the budget 15 dollars, if you decide to climb these mountains you need to verify the availability of income minimum 4 months before the trip.
  • After the visit, we will take the bus back to the village. Time for lunch (not included). Then calculating the time you can visit the handicraft market of Machupicchu.
  • Do not forget to be at the train station 30 min. before departure, we will board the local train (not included). Travel time 1h 40 min. Arrival to Ollantaytambo station and transfer to Cusco Hotel (1h 40 min). Our transportation will be attentive upon arrival to transfer us to the hotel in Cusco.

NOTE: The purchase of the local train ticket is done personally and well in advance, we suggest you buy it as soon as you arrive in Cusco.

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch and Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

This tour includes:

  • Transfer Cusco / Ollantaytambo / Cusco
  • Bus up and down Machupicchu
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Machupicchu Sanctuary

This tour does NOT include:

  • Local Train Tickets (i-v) S/. 20.00 – The copra is personal.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu Mountain or Waynapicchu S/. 50.00
  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Recommendations:

  • Carry a small backpack with snacks, mineral water.
  • Wear trekking shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun block
  • Hat or cap
  • Camera and batteries
  • Poncho or rain coat (November to May)

PRICES

TOUR IN GROUP SERVICE

Machu Picchu Full Day Local Train

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

USEFUL INFORMATION

Discover the wonder of the Full Day Machu Picchu by Local Train, a unique experience that will immerse you in the majesty of one of Peru’s most emblematic sites.

What is the Full Day Machu Picchu Local Train?

The Full Day Machu Picchu Local Train is a travel option that allows visitors to explore Machu Picchu in a single day, starting from Cusco and using the local train for transportation. This alternative is ideal for those with limited time but who wish to experience the grandeur of Machu Picchu.

Key Aspects of the Journey by Local Train to Machu Picchu

The local train is an economical and authentic way to reach Machu Picchu. This service is often used by local residents, offering a more immersive experience in Peruvian culture during the journey.

The Route to Machu Picchu

The train departs from Ollantaytambo and travels through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, offering spectacular views of the Andes and the Urubamba River. This route is not just a journey, but an opportunity to appreciate the Andean landscape in all its splendor.

Experience in Machu Picchu

Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of this ancient Inca settlement, admiring its architecture, history, and the special relationship it had with its natural environment.

Planning Your Full Day at Machu Picchu by Local Train

To make the most of this experience, it is crucial to properly plan your trip.

Accessibility and Restrictions

Machu Picchu is accessible to most visitors, but it’s important to consider personal physical limitations, especially if choosing to walk from Aguas Calientes. Additionally, there are restrictions on carrying large backpacks and using walking sticks without rubber tips.

Machu Picchu restrictions

Best times to travel to Machu Picchu

Best Time to Visit

The best time to take the Full Day Machu Picchu Local Train is during the dry season, between May and October. During these months, the weather conditions are more favorable for enjoying the journey and the visit to the archaeological site.

What to Bring

For this trip, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, and water. Don’t forget your camera to capture the unforgettable landscapes and moments at Machu Picchu.

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Photography in Machu Picchu

Photography in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a photographic paradise. Bring a suitable camera and remember that tripods are not allowed. Respect the restricted areas and do not climb the structures to take pictures.

Useful Tips for Your Journey by Local Train to Machu Picchu

An essential guide to ensure a smooth and enriching experience during your Full Day Machu Picchu Local Train.

Acclimatization to Altitude

Although Machu Picchu is not as high as Cusco, it’s recommended to spend a few days acclimatizing to avoid altitude sickness and fully enjoy the experience.

Respect for Heritage and Nature

Machu Picchu is a World Heritage Site and a sacred place. It’s important to respect the site’s rules, not touch the ancient structures, and take all your trash with you to preserve its beauty and cultural significance.

Choosing a Good Guide

While it’s possible to explore Machu Picchu on your own, a local guide will enrich your visit with detailed information about the history, architecture, and legends of the place.

Hydration and Food

Maintain adequate hydration levels and carry healthy snacks with you. Remember that the entrance of food is not allowed inside the Machu Picchu compound.

Photographs and Memories

While capturing memories of your visit is important, so is living the experience fully. Take a moment to appreciate the magnificence of Machu Picchu beyond your camera screen.

Respect for Site Rules

Follow all the indications and established routes in Machu Picchu to ensure your safety and the conservation of the place.

Map of Machu Picchu

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Nos preocupamos por preservar el entorno natural y cultural de Perú y Machu Picchu. Trabajamos en colaboración con las comunidades locales, promoviendo el turismo sostenible y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Nos esforzamos por minimizar nuestro impacto, fomentar prácticas responsables y educar a nuestros viajeros sobre la importancia de conservar la belleza natural de Perú.

Servicio personalizado

Valoramos a cada uno de nuestros clientes y nos esforzamos por brindar un servicio altamente personalizado. Desde el momento en que nos contactas, nos dedicamos a comprender tus necesidades y deseos específicos para crear un itinerario a medida.

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Estos testimonios auténticos reflejan la calidad y el impacto positivo que Cusco Tours Perú tiene en la vida de nuestros viajeros. Nos enorgullece ofrecer experiencias excepcionales y significativas en Machu Picchu.

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Getting to know Machupicchu Local Train Tour

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Machu Picchu Full Day Local Train Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July.g

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The weather in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 20°C (64°F to 68°F). Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rainfall and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and one of Peru’s main attractions. The visit to Machu Picchu begins in the city of Cusco, from where you have to go to the station folded Machu Picchu, is the base town to access Machu Picchu.

Once arrived at Machu Picchu village, you can go up by bus or walking to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Once inside, visitors can explore for a period of 2 hours, following the marked trails and seeing the main attractions, such as the ruins of the main square, the temples, the cultivation terraces and the panoramic views.

There are different types of circuits to visit Machu Picchu, depending on the time and availability,

It is important to mention that you must book in advance as there is a daily limit of visitors allowed, this due to the importance and fragility of the place.

About the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo

The archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo is an impressive archaeological site located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, about 60 km northwest of the city of Cusco. It is known for being one of the few Inca cities that still maintain their original design, with an impressive fortress at the top and a complex of agricultural terraces at the bottom. The Incas built this site to be a religious and military center, and it is believed to have been an important control point for the entrance to the Sacred Valley.

In addition, the Ollantaytambo complex is famous for its large carved stone blocks and its system of water channels, which are still used to irrigate the agricultural lands in the area. With its fascinating history and spectacular natural beauty, Ollantaytambo is a must-see destination for visitors to the Cusco region.

What to see in Machu Picchu

  • The Intihuatana, The Temple of the Sun: a large ceremonial building, probably dedicated to the god Inti, the sun god in Inca mythology.
  • The Main Temple: A large structure with an impressive panoramic view of the nearby mountains.
  • The Main Street: The main road that runs through the center of the city and connects the main areas of Machu Picchu.
  • The Sun Gate: The main entrance to Machu Picchu and one of the most iconic points of the city.
  • The thermal baths: Inca system of thermal baths.
  • Huayna Picchu mountain: an optional hike that offers even more impressive panoramic views of the ruins of Machu Picchu, the hike lasts 1 hour uphill to climb Huayna Picchu mountain.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medications: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.

Where is Huayna Picchu?

Huayna Picchu is a mountain located in Machu Picchu. It is located north of the archaeological site of Machu Picchu and is one of the most iconic mountains in the area.

The climb to the top of Huayna Picchu is a popular activity for visitors to Machu Picchu, as it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the archaeological site and the surrounding area. However, the ascent is quite steep and can be challenging for some visitors, so it is recommended to be in good physical condition and take the necessary precautions to enjoy the experience safely.

What is Aguas Calientes like?

Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, is a small town located in the Urubamba River valley, near Machu Picchu. It is the starting point for most visitors who want to visit Machu Picchu, as it is where the train stations and access to the buses that take visitors to the entrance of Machu Picchu are located.

Aguas Calientes has a vibrant tourist atmosphere and is a fairly small town. There are a variety of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir stores and travel agencies to cater to visitors. Due to its location in a mountainous area, the city has many stairs and steep streets, but also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area.

In addition to serving as a base for visitors to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes has some tourist attractions of its own, such as the hot springs that give the town its name, a small historic church and some nearby Inca ruins.

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