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Overview of your 2-day Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu Tour
Come and see for yourself the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. This also lets you see Aguas Calientes, also known as “Machu Picchu town”, which is located next to Machu Picchu. This 2 day tour of Machu Picchu by train is great for people who don’t have time for a regular tour (which is longer with visits to more destinations in Peru) or who wish to spend more time in Cuzco or somewhere else. We offer tours for all, single travelers and groups. Come and see one of the seven wonders of the world! This 2 day tour of MachuPicchu by Train can be combined with any our other tours in the varied destinations of Peru.
Itinerary at a glance!

Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu by Train in 2 Days

Day 1 – Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • 10:30-12:30 We will go to Ollantaytambo by bus.
  • 12:58-14:25 We will go to Aguas Calientes by train.
  • Reception at the train station in Aguas Calientes.
  • We will take you to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 19:00-19:15 Briefing of your tour by your tour guide.

As an alternative you can choose the afternoon itinerary for Day 1:

  • 16:30 – 18:30 Bus trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • 19:00 – 20:45 Train trip from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu).
  • 21:00 – 21:15 Our guide will visit you in your hotel to give you the tour briefing.

Day 2 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 6:00-6:30 We will go by bus to Machu Picchu.
  • 07:00-10:00 Hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain if requested.
  • 10:00-12:30 Guided tour of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • You will have free time to continue exploring and to take pictures.
  • Free time to return to Aguas Calientes by bus, have lunch, and look around the town.
  • 6:45-8:20 Train to Ollantaytambo.
  • 8:30-10:30 Return to Cusco by bus from Ollantaytambo.
Machu Picchu 2-day tour in detail

Day 1 Machu Picchu Tour: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning (about 10:20 am) and head to Aguas Calientes, a town near Machu Picchu.  We will travel by bus and train, arriving at about 2:25 p.m. You will meet with the guide at your hotel at 7:00 pm and he will tell you about the next day’s tour.

You can also choose the afternoon itinerary as follows:

  • 16:30 – 18:30 Bus trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • 19:00 – 20:45 Train trip from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu).
  • 21:00 – 21:15 Our guide will visit you in your hotel to give you the tour briefing.

Day 2 Machu Picchu Tour: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco 

After breakfast in the morning, we will board a bus to go to Machu Picchu from 06:00 am to 06:30 am. Then, we will hike the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain if requested (this additional destination can be added for 25 USD). The hike will go from 07:00 am to 10:00 am.

The guided tour by Machu Picchu will last about 2 and a half hours from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  You will have free time after that to continue looking around on your own and take pictures.  We will then return to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time in the afternoon to have lunch, visit the town’s hot springs, or its market or museum.  At 6:45 p.m. we will return to Cuzco by bus and train, and arrive at about 10:30 p.m.

What your dream trip includes

The 2-day Machu Picchu Package Includes:

  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide.
  • All transfers from and to your hotel
  • Train Journey: Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Journey: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Bus ride: Aguas Calientes-MachuPicchu-Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 1-night at a hotel with breakfast in Aguas Calientes (hotel services can be upgraded upon request).

The 2-day Machu Package Does Not Include:

  • Meals
  • International or domestic flights
  • Tips or extra expenses

All payment methods include extra charges not added in the quotation. Please check the payment details.


Tour Price

You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.

Discounts and Offers

  • ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
  • Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
Aditional Services

You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:

  • Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
  • Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
  • Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
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What to bring to your 2-day Machu Picchu tour

What you need to take for the Machu Picchu tour:

  • Original Passport.  International Student Card (ISIC card) if applicable.
  • Sneakers, Waterproof jacket, Rain poncho, T-shirts, trousers
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
  • Shorts, Extra money, Bathing suit, Cameras
  • Travel Insurance is recommended
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.


What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.

When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.

Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.