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    Uncover The Hidden Wonder

    of the Incas “Machu Picchu tour by Train”

    Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in a full day jouney Machu Picchu Tour By train, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the fourth wonder of the world, discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. This mystical destination is a harmonious blend of ancient human ingenuity and the lush, natural beauty of the Andes, nestled in the vibrant greenery of the upper Amazon. The mysterious history of Machu Picchu, guarded by its imposing mountains, remains partly veiled among its ancient structures.

    Embark on a Machu Picchu tour by train, a journey that brings to life over 500 years of history created by a civilization ahead of its time. Starting from Cusco, travel aboard one of Peru’s oldest trains, offering panoramic views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This picturesque journey leads you to the heart of Machu Picchu, unveiling its timeless beauty and architectural marvels. Discover the essence of a bygone era and the enchanting allure of one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

    Quick Overview: Machu Picchu Tour By Train

    • Duration: Full day
    • Tour type: Cultural
    • Machu Picchu elevation: 7,850 ft./2,400 mts.
    • Difficulty level: Easy
    • Group size: 2-8 people
    • At 4:15 a.m. Pick you up from your Hotel in our private van
    • Drive toward the train station Ollanta Tambo (train departs at 6:10 am)
    • The train rides through the sacred valley giving fascinating views (1.30 hours)
    • At 7:40 am Get off at the final stop of the train (Aguas Calientes Town) to go the bus station with your tour guide
    • At 8:00 am ride the bus up to Machu Picchu for 25 minutes
    • After 2 hours of tour, do the extra hike Huayna Picchu mountain, if you booked for.
    • By 11:00 am ride the bus down to Aguas calientes town
    • From 11:30 am you will have extra time to have lunch (not included), and explore a bit the town.
    • At 2:25 p.m. at the train station (train leaves at 2:55 p.m.)
    • At 4:31 p.m. pick up from the Ollantay Tambo station to drive back to Cusco.
    • Around 6:30 pm we finish the tour dropping you off at your Hotel.


    trip itinerary

    Machu Picchu tour by Train

    Machu Picchu Tour by Train: An Unforgettable Journey from Cusco

    Embark on a breathtaking day tour to Machu Picchu by train, where you’ll witness the unparalleled beauty of the Peruvian Andes. Your journey begins with a panoramic train ride along the Urubamba River, through the rainforest to the town of Aguas Calientes. This route offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush jungle landscapes.

    Machu Picchu tour by Train

    Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning and drive you to the Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley in a private van. This is the beginning of your trip. You will join the Expedition train here, which will take you to Aguas Calientes and take around one and a half hours. The train will travel along the picturesque path of the Urubamba River.

    When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, your guide will accompany you on the bus up to the Machu Picchu entrance; it will take around 25 minutes. When you arrive, you must show the entrance ticket and passport, and then you will take part in a private guided tour that lasts for two hours, during which you will learn about the history of the old city and see its most famous landmarks.

    After a delightful tour, take a bus back to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to explore the town and have lunch (not included) before catching the train and boarding the Expedition train service back to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon. Our private vehicle will be waiting for you there to drive you back to Cusco, bringing an end to your memorable adventure.

    The journey from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, which is in the other direction, takes around four hours.



    Machu Picchu Tour By Train Map

    Machu Picchu tour by Train



    • Train to Machu Picchu with EXPEDITION train service  or similar service (Round trip)
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
    • All transfers (from and to the hotel)
    • 2 hour Guided Tour of the archeological site
    • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
    • Bus to Machu Picchu (Round trip)

    Not Included

    • Upgrade train to  Vistadome or Hiram Bingham service
    • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain
    • Meals
    • Extra night in Aguas Calientes
    • Gratitude

    Packing List

    Essential Gear for the Machu Picchu Tour By Train

    • Original Passport
    • Small day backpack
    • Confortable walking shoes
    • Rain jacket or plastic poncho
    • A fleece or a thin jacket
    • Sun screen, sun hat and insect repellent.
    • Water in reusable bottles
    • Personal medication
    • Camera
    • ISIC card (if you are an student and qualify to the discount)


    Machu Picchu Tour By Train Cost

    Group Service

    • $ 280.00 USD per person

    Private Service

    • 02 People: $ 360.00 USD per person
    • 03 People: $ 340.00 USD per person
    • 04 People: $ 320.00 USD per person
    • 05 People: $ 290.00 USD per person
    • 06 People: $ 280.00 USD per person
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike: $ 85.00 USD per person
    • Upgrade VISTADOME Train service–  One way: $35.00 UDS– Round trip: $70.00 USD
    • Students aged between 18 to 24 with a valid student ID : $20 USD
    • High school students aged 11 to 17 : $30 USD
    • Children aged 2 to 11 : $40 USD

    To apply the discount, students aged 18 to 24 must provide a copy of their passport and student ID at the time of booking. For more information, contact us at

    Important info

    The Most Important Things You Need To Know

    How To Make The Booking Of Machu Picchu Tour By Train?

    In order to book Machu Picchu tour by train full day with Allyn Pacha, click on the BOOK NOW button or Here, then fill out the format choosing your prefer departure date, then, do the payment of your deposit of $200 per person, Once we get your deposit, send us a copy or a good photo of the passports of each participant (required to purchase the ticket and get the permit) and on the last step we will send you a 100% confirmation of your trip.

    What About The Rest Of The Payment Balance?

    The Inca trail classic 4 day outstanding balance can be made one day earlier your trip in cash USD or soles, and the Cash payment must be paid 1 day prior to your trip. If you prefer Pay on line Visa or Pay Pal at least one week prior to your trip (plus a 7% service fee).

    May I Change The Departure Date After Machu Picchu Ticket Have Been Bought?

    it’s a shame to tell that is not possible. Once is made the confirmation; the Machu Picchu and train Tickets will have already been bough. Peruvian government is strict in the limitation of ticket permits and regulations, where does not allow any changes. So that, permits are not transferable and refundable. Therefore, if you cancel your Machu Picchu tour by train, the deposit done is not refundable at all!

    Do I Need To Bring My Passport?

    Yes! Its mandatory to have the original passport to be checked at Machu Picchu and to aboard the train; which is very important that it has to be the same passport you sent us to book Machu Picchu Tour. In case, you are renewing your passport, please send us ASAP the copy of your old passport and bring both of them with you to secure your permit and ticket to do the trip.

    Can I Store My Luggage At Your Office?

    Of course, will be a pleasure to put away your luggage at our company storage or at your hotel that is free for customers, whichever is more convenient for you. After your return of your Machu Picchu tour, we give you back.

    Please, make sure to bring only need things for a day of Machu Picchu tour by train.


    To get there, you must first make the journey to Cusco city that is in Peru country. From here, travelers can opt for a luxurious train ride. Once in Aguas Calientes town, take a short bus trip up to the Entrance of Machu Picchu for breathtaking views and begin exploring one of South America’s greatest architectural feats. And the adventure lovers can choose to trek through some of Peru’s most stunning landscapes via alternative treks or Inca trail to Machu Pichu with camping- it all depends on your preference and tolerance level when it comes to adventure!


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    Trip of a lifetime. 10/10. This trip and trek was an experience I will never forget. It was incredible. Elistan was the man, and quickly became someone I’m glad to be able to have spent such an incredible trip with. He’s intelligent, kind, and really cares about the people he works with. Elistan was someone that people were always happy to see on the trail as it seemed a lot of people knew the kind of person he was. This hike had me a bit nervous in time leading up to the hike, but with the calming experience of Elistan and his crews top notch service we not only completed but enjoyed every second of the hike. The 5 star meals along the way at 14000 ft are another story. Certainly wish I could eat the meals that this teams chef provided 3 times a day. I also had to be very careful during the hike because I had an engagement ring in my pack! I told Elistan about my intentions in very short notice. We discretely came up with a game plan, and I proposed at the Sun Gate. Elistan was incredible and the team in its entirety is the real reason my brand new Fiancé and I had so much fun. If you are planning a trip and want to make some memories you will have forever please take my word for it and just do it with this team. I promise you won’t forget it.
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    Emily N
    Allyn Pacha tops the rest! Our decision to book our tours with Eli through Allyn Pacha was the best choice we have ever made while traveling. This decision made our entire experience in Peru absolutely unforgettable. From the beginning research phase, Eli was extremely responsive, answering any and all questions and offering suggestions to make the most of our itinerary and time in Peru. We (my fiance and I) ended up spending 6 days in total with Eli, touring the Sacred Valley, going on a city ruins tour around Cusco, and embarking on the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Eli is extremely knowledgable, funny, kind-hearted, and genuinely cares about offering amazing experiences. He has worked 20 years in the industry, and knows the ins and outs of not just history and site-seeing, but how to make experiences the most enjoyable for his guests. The service Eli provided to us on the Inca Trail was above and beyond what we saw other companies offering. We signed up for a private tour, and Eli, his chef, and team of porters took excellent care of us. Porters play an important roll on the trail, carrying food, cooking materials, sleeping tents, eating tents, and anything used on the trail. They carry heavy bags daily to ensure the guests experience is nothing short of amazing. In other companies, it is known that porters are not always treated well, or compensated fairly. It was seen that Eli takes excellent care of his porters. He noted that he was once a porter, and understands how hard they work. He makes sure they feel like an equal part of the team. Multiple times throughout the trek, porters from other companies would greet and talk to Eli. Most porters work for more than one company at a time, and many asked Eli when they could come work for him next. This to me just proves how Eli's service is phenomenal not only for his guests, but his staff as well. Before the trek, I had some nerves about how difficult it would be to complete. Eli provided me constant reassurance and explained how each day would look. We had plenty of breaks, and walked at a comfortable pace. Being just the two of us, we had complete control of our speed, and were able to slow down or speed up when needed. Additionally, Eli even helped my fiance in surprising me with a proposal at the Sun Gate! He kept the secret for the entire trek, and they secretly planned the proposal without me suspecting a thing. I cannot recommend Eli with Allyn Pacha enough. If you are looking for a small group, individualized experience, please give Allyn Pacha a chance. You will not be disappointed!
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    The BEST Guide Wow, I can't say enough great things about Allyn Pacha. Our guide, Elistan, was loaded with knowledge about the areas we visited, history, and culture. He was extremely fun to be around the couple days we toured the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Had it not been for him, we would not have been able to visit Machu Picchu due to our last minute planning. I am beyond thankful for their expertise and guidance on this trip. I cannot wait to come back and explore more. Thank you!!
    Ethan A
    Ethan A
    Unforgettable Trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu This trek and tour of Machu Picchu was fantastic! Juan was very flexible, accommodated all of our requests, and provided a well-planned, seamless itinerary. He was very friendly, and the five of us shared many laughs along the trail. Each night he organized for us to stay with a local family, allowing us to experience the local culture and customs. At Machu Picchu Juan knew where to be and when so that we could best-experience the UNESCO site, and had endless knowledge to tap into. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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    Eli the man who knows everything Eli is super amazing and knowledgeable. I wanted to do a Machu Picchu train tour and he was able to find tickets where as everywhere else I went told me it was sold out and the next available is a week later. He arranged a driver to pick me up from the hotel at 4 AM, got to the train station at 5:40 am and provided a cute box breakfast. The next day after the Machu Picchu tour I wanted to see alpacas and llamas, He was able to accommodate me on my last minute trip! He’s your go to guy if you ever need anything or last minute planning. He knows everyone in Peru from the ticket lady in Machu Picchu to random tour guides from other companies, to restaurants waiters, to alpacas.
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    Vicent A
    a perfect day in the mountains of the seven colors My wife and I went on a day trip with Elistan to visit the mountains of the 7 colors on our honeymoon, everything went perfectly. Elistan recommended that we get up very early so we could enjoy the mountains alone. He knew the area and the weather situation perfectly, so in the early morning he picked us up with a driver and a private car (for the 4 of us), he arrived 10 minutes before the start. hour to wait for us at the door, and gave us each a pillow, two blankets and two boxes with breakfast, so that we could sleep during the journey and have breakfast when we arrived at the destination. Once there we had breakfast while it began to get light and we climbed following his advice on height and physical performance. We enjoyed almost two hours of the mountains exclusively for ourselves and he explained many things to us. Afterwards we went to eat at a restaurant that I knew, it was buffet style but of quality. In the afternoon on the way to Cusco, he was explaining to us everything we wanted to know, and we stopped at a delicious bakery where we bought a loaf of chocolate-filled bread for 9 soles (€2.5) and they gave us bread and water. Finally he dropped us off at the hotel. It is highly recommended, it was like taking a trip with two friends, I hope we can return to Peru to repeat. PS: he knows about photography, the photos I upload were taken by him.
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    Exploring with Allyn Pacha Had the absolute pleasure of meeting Eli and James from Allyn Pacha tours for our 15 day trip in Peru. Eli is extremely knowledgeable and so accommodating! He truly goes above and beyond for his travelers and assures you have a wonderful experience! He is excited to show you around and share his knowledge and secretes in order to miss the crowds and see incredible views. I cannot say enough how impressed I was with their hospitality and patience with our large group. I have gained a friend in Eli and I will be visiting him when I return to Cusco for another adventure packed trip! Eli you are wonderful! See you next time!!!
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    Sara Manley
    Truly an incredible experience!!! Eli is absolutely the best! I highly recommend this company. I spent 2 days with Eli visiting the different Inca sites and touring the Sacred Valley. Eli went in-depth about the Inca culture and history. It was a very custom and special experience. Will definitely be back to do his other tours!
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    Classic Inca Trail I cannot recommend Elistan enough. I did the classic Inca trail with my two daughters, both in their twenties and can honestly say it was of the highlights of my life! Elistan is knowledgable, hard working and caring and make sure we had a fantastic trip. Thank you!

    Machu Picchu Tour By Train

    Type of Tour
    Duration: Full day
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    From: 280 USD Per Person
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