Machu Picchu by Train Full Day

Full Days Tour | starting from US $350 per person


A journey to Machu Picchu citadel by train one day tour from Cusco city

Machu Picchu full-day tour, a unique and unsurpassed experience, designed for travelers who are searching for an authentic and lifetime adventure, a vistadome train service journey that takes you throughout the Vilcanota Valley. Enjoy its astounding sceneries, steep mountains, overwhelming vegetation, and Archaeological remains on the hillsides; discover the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the most emblematic sites of Peru, its history and mysteries make Machu Picchu the favorite site to travel.

Venture to Machu Picchu citadel on a one-day round trip from the city of Cusco; the tour can also start from any point of the Sacred Valley, accompanied by one of our experienced tour guides, who will provide all the information during the trip, either a day trip or an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes town, enjoy a unique experience in Machu Picchu citadel through a 3 hours guided tour, where you will unearth its history and reveal its mysteries.

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Machu Picchu Full Days Tour

A hardly explored hiking route in the highlands of Vilcanota mountain range

Ancascocha trek 5 day adventure will take you to the Peruvian highland, exploring remote villages, local farmlands, incredible Inca sites, and Andean wildlife. Hear the stories of the Incan culture and discover Machu Picchu, ¨The lost Inca city¨. Don't miss the chance to explore and live a life time experience with Kuntur Peru Travel.

Trip Overview

Embark on a journey to the most impressive and emblematic citadel in the Vilcanota Valley, Machu Picchu.

This one-day round trip tour in the Vistadome train service starts from the city of Cusco or any point in the sacred valley, board the train from Ollantaytambo station to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) and then continue by bus to the Inca citadel to start a 3-hour tour. In the afternoon, catch the return trip to Ollantaytambo, then to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

A glimpse of our Itinerary

Day 1 Machu Picchu Inca citadel ¨The lost Inca City ¨

Board the Vistadome train service at 7:45 am from Ollantaytambo station, a journey that takes one and a half hours to Machu Picchu town, continue by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, after three hours guided tour, return on Vistadome train service back to Ollantaytambo, then to your hotel in Cusco or within the Sacred Valley.

What to expect

  • A customized service, we will pick you up from your hotel or place of stay; we offer door-to-door services on all our excursions!
  • Private transportation according to the number of participants booking the tour, experienced drivers guarantee safe travel!
  • Full-day tour experience, since we provide dynamic services in all our tours, exploring the most outstanding sectors in Machu Picchu citadel.
  • Back and forth bus tickets to visit Machu Picchu citadel.
  • An expert tour guide will give you all the details of the history, tradition, and culture at each place of visit.

Degree of difficulty

The Machu Picchu full-day tour is rated as an Easy activity, as it does not involve a long hiking activity but short walk explorations at Machu Picchu ruins. Day trips are generally made by private transportation. We suggest taking it easy while exploring the site, as it will help you acclimate to the altitude. Machu Picchu tour can be done all year round. However, you will have a better experience during the dry season (April-November)

Why you should go with us

  • Kuntur Peru Travel is a fully locally owned tour operator and certified travel company with all licenses to operate Inca trail tours and alternative treks.
  • Experience is the key! Long tracking record tour guides, graduated from the university and recognized institutes of Cusco city.
  • We deliver our tour services with safety standards, ethics, and responsibility; we rely on the opinion of our travelers.
  • Book and travel! Your trip is confirmed once booking the tour service; we don’t transfer the service to other tour groups. So that you book with us, you go with us.
  • Quality of services is our personal motto, so we provide both as small groups, no more than 8 pp. and private tour services.
  • No hidden charges! You pay the cost of your trip with all services included as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Tailor-made tours and customizable experiences to the needs of our travelers.
  • Our guides are natives of Cusco city, fluent English speaking, friendly and great storytellers.
  • Our management center is located in Cusco city. Therefore, we have everything in control nearby.


Day 1 Cusco – Ollantaytambo Train station – Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco

Have an exceptional journey by train to Machu Picchu! We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning and transfer you to Ollantaytambo train station, where you will board the Vistadome train service to Aguas Calientes town. The train ride itself is already a wonderful experience since you will be delighted by the astounding views along the Vilcanota Valley through the panoramic windows of the Vistadome train; once at Aguas Calientes town, you’ll take the 25 min bus ride up to Machu Picchu Citadel where you will be taken up the lookout view to see Machu Picchu citadel for your first pictures.

After brief information, your guide will take you to explore and visit the temples, altars, and enclosures in the citadel on three hours guided tour, after that return to Aguas Calientes by bus to enjoy your lunch waiting for the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo, continue the journey in a private transport back to your hotel in Cusco City or the Sacred Valley.

Please, note that this tour does not include a ticket to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; due to the train schedule on this Machu Picchu one-day tour, it is not possible to arrive in time to complete these hikes, for that, we would need to arrange an earlier train schedule or book the Machu Picchu overnight tour with hotel included or Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 days tour.

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.


Machu Picchu tour Includes

  • Personal tour Guide: we work with experienced local guides.
  • Round trip Train ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance tickets are included in the tour service.
  • Round trip bus tickets to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Three hours guided tours exploring important sectors in the citadel
  • All private transport

What you should bring

  • Small Day pack for a day tour, no more than 25L recommended
  • Valid Passport. Verify your passport won’t expire at the time of the trip.
  • Warm clothes. Cusco’s weather is cold and windy in the early mornings
  • Rain jacket. Always recommended to bring, we experience rain even in the dry season
  • Sun hat
  • Charged Phone and Camera
  • Power bank in case the batteries run out
  • Sunscreen 35+ fps protection recommended
  • Water bottle. hard plastic or metal material
  • Peruvian Soles in cash

The tour does not include

  • Meals.
  • gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance


$ 350.00 per person Price per person


Students have benefits traveling in Peru! Museums, tourist tickets, archaeological sites, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, and more. Get discounts by presenting your International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

Students under 17 years old and children do not need the ISIC to apply for a discount. Please, email us with a copy of the ISIC and passport at the time of booking for a trek or tour to We are glad to help you. We will be glad to help you.

  • Student discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00
  • Students from 12 to 17 years. US$ 25.00 Discount
  • Children from 5 to 12 years. US$ 25.00 Discount


Good offer! The prices of items set in the following list are adjusted for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 5 days. However, for a group booking 8+ hikers, we will consider a discount on the price of an item or a free walking tour in Cusco City.

  • Set of pro trekking poles – US$25.00 available to rent
  • Sleeping bag – US$30.00 available to rent
  • Inflatable mattress  – US$ 30.00 available to rent
  • Single Tent – US$50.00 available to rent
  • Foam mattress – included in the tour service


The Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains are additional hikes within the Machu Picchu citadel; these admission tickets are subject to availability since they are usually sold out quickly.

  • Huaynapicchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.

Round trip Expedition train service is included on the Quarry trek, we go to board the train at Ollantaytambo train station. However, there is a chance to upgrade the train service, it requires advance booking. 

  • Vistadome Train service (one-way trip): USD 75.00 additional per person

Groups booking

We reward your preference! More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as walking tours in Cusco City, discounts on items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at


8+ up to 12 participants in the group, From USD 450.00 per person. Please, note booking in advance.

Trip Info

Weather on trek
Hiking through the Quarry trek is a very high-altitude activity, therefore, the weather may be cold and unpredictable. The nights on this trek are usually around 14 F. / -10 C. And in the early mornings of the dry season, during the day, it can get quite warm if the sun is out, anywhere from 60-75F/15-24C. Keep in mind that if the weather is rainy or cloudy, it will be windy and colder, and it may change instantaneously, particularly when going up at the high-altitude passes; as with any high-altitude hike, you should bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and conditions as well as appropriate sun/rain protection.

Pre-departure notes

It is highly recommended to spend at least two days before any trekking activity acclimating to the altitude in the Andes; drinking enough water and avoiding heavy meals also help you to adapt quickly to the environment. Cusco is an Andean city located at 3,399 m. / 11,151 ft. We suggest doing short day tours in and around the city.

It is imperative to attend the pre-trek briefing a day before the scheduled date of the trip, usually set at 17:00 hrs. See the itinerary instructions section of the tour and its details. For additional information, speak directly to your trekking guide.

Note on Itinerary

The current itinerary described accurately expresses the trekking activities we offer. However, please, notice that due to some circumstances occasionally turns beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, strikes, and others that may force us to deviate from our original plan, in which case, we will provide you with the best alternative option available, so then you won’t miss the wonderful experience.

Note on Price

Please note. All our trekking tours, and the Inca trail tours, include a duffle bag, which means you can take additional clothing with your sleeping bag and mattress for the trek; these must be 7 kg/14 pounds max weight.

All Inca trail trekking tours are run with a pack of a trekking team (our porters), who are appointed to carry all camping equipment during the hike; the number of porters in the group is accordingly to the number of travelers booked for the tour; for more details see Inca Trail FAQs.

Camping accommodation on the trek is based on double occupancy per tent.

Accommodation in towns is at 3* hotels; Twin-bed room (matrimonial if requested), triple occupancy in case of families or friends; the single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.

Trip Payment Schedule
At the time of booking, you must be paid 30% of the total cost of the tour; this will allow us to make the corresponding reservation and purchase some tickets that may be sold out rapidly. A month before the departure date, the balance must be paid or upon your arrival in Cusco city, the 70% left of the final balance must be paid fully.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule

  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $130 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.

Gratuities for the trekking crew

One of the greatest ways to express your gratitude to your trekking crew for everything they do to help you to make your adventure trip is by tipping. This is a tradition of years since the beginning of the tourism industry in our region, a personal appreciation based on the team’s effort during your adventure experience. Giving gratuities might not be customary in your country, however, it’s of the utmost importance to those who will be taking care of you during the trip. Tipping inspires excellent service and is an ingrained feature in the tourism industry on many Kuntur Peru Travel destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you wish, depending on your perception of the quality and length of your trip. Remember, tipping is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Usually, participants in a group gather the tipping money for the guides, porters, and cooks; you can either do it individually, or your trekking guide will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Tipping your tour guide is more personal and should be decided based on your relationship, quality, and length of service with them and is done separately from the group or could be done individually, this generally happens once you end the tour at Machu Picchu Citadel or Machu Picchu town.

Porters: Each porter $20 – $40 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all the group or participants)

Trekking Chef: $35 – $70 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all groups or participants)

Trekking guide: The amount is an entirely more personal preference, however, as a guideline, $40 -80 USD per person can be used.




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Machu Picchu Full Days Tour
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Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 956 016 355 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

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Please review our booking terms carefully. The minimum number of trekkers required for departure is 6 for the price quoted online. If the minimum is not met within 2 weeks of departure, Kunur Peru reserves the right to offer the 1-2 paid trekkers the option of 1) paying the difference to take a private trek, 2) transferring their payment to another trek with more trekkers booked, or 3) cancel the trek and provide a full refund. Please contact us for more information. At the time of booking only a deposit is charged. The trek deposit is required to secure your spot on a trek and is non-refundable. It is used to purchase non-refundable items such as train tickets, Machu Picchu entrance tickets, etc. The balance of the trek is due within 60 days of departure.

CancellationsInitial deposit is non-refundable.
You may cancel your booking by notifying Kuntur Peru Travel or Agent used and the applicable cancellation fees shall be determined based on when the request is received by Kuntur Peru or Agent. (a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of the first Product to depart in relevant booking: 60% of the Product total shall be refunded to you (Inca Trail excepted where 25% of the Inca Trail product total shall be refunded to you). (b) Cancellation received 59-30 days before departure of first Product to depart in relevant booking: an amount equal to 25% of the total Product shall be refunded to you. (Inca Trail excepted where no refund is payable). (c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of first Product to depart in relevant booking: no refund shall be payable to you. Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any trek (including emergency evacuation coverage and high altitude hiking). We also suggest travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Kuntur Peru Travel is not responsible for losses incurred due to any travel interruption (ex: weather/natural phenomena, missed/delayed/canceled flight, acts of war/terrorism, strikes, pandemics/epidemics, site or trail closures, etc.), passport, visa, family emergency, or illness/medical issues. Please be advised that due to
COVID-19 pandemic
and any subsequent variants – there may be border closures, quarantine measures, changes in entry requirements, etc. We will do our best to change your trek to a different date if issues arise that are outside of our control on our end. Please note you may also be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure and potentially a vaccination card once vaccines are widely available. As these terms change we will alert travelers to the new regulations. For


  • Machu Picchu is by far one of the best destinations in Peru and the favorite for many in the world.
  • Experience a fascinating Vistadome train ride along the Vilcanota Valley
  • Enjoy the breathtaking Andean landscape, and Machu Picchu surrounded by rugged mountain peaks.
  • Explore, learn, and discover much more about the Andean culture through the stories from our expert guides.
  • The Machu Picchu Incas City is an unmissable destination if you are planning to travel to Peru and Cusco City.
  • Immerse yourself in the History of the Incas and explore the most stunning archaeological site in Peru.
  • Be part of an exceptional experience traveling with Kuntur Peru and our experienced tour guides.
  • Machu Picchu one-day tour by train is a unique experience, where you will explore an intact Inca city that remained lost in the mountains for centuries.
  • Come across and feel safe exploring Machu Picchu citadel with us, a licensed local tour operator.
  • Come with us and discover Machu Picchu through private, customized, and small-group tour services. No more than 8 people!



  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Meet our experienced local guides, English and Spanish speaking
  • Private transportation to all sites in and out of the Cusco city center.
  • Detailed guided tour in Qoricancha (the sun temple), about an hour of exploration.
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman, the megalithic constructions site
  • Guided tour at Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
  • 4 to 5 hours total tour, during which you’ll learn about the Origin and history of Incan culture.
  • Take advantage of taking photos at Inca sites, guides are also skillful at taking photos.
  • Door-to-door transportation service, unless you request drop-off at a specific point in the city.


  • Passport
  • Warm clothes. Cusco’s weather is cold and windy at evenings
  • Day pack / Tote bag
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Peruvian Soles in cash

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