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MACHU PICCHU 1 DAY BY TRAIN

 

Description 

For those really short on time the 1-day by train is the shortest tour available to Machu Picchu while still allowing nearly a full day to visit at the ruins.  There are two options depending on which rail company and time schedule you choose.

 

Full day by train option w/ Inca Rail trains

You will leave Cusco at 4.00 or  5.00 am and go by bus to the Ollantaytambo train station to catch your train at 6.40am or 7.20am, arriving in Aguas Calientes at 8.20am or 9.00am. A guide will be waiting to bring you to your bus up to Machu Picchu. The bus trip up to the ruins lasts about 20 minutes and upon arrival you will meet your group for a 2.5 hour guided tour. Following the tour you will have the rest of the day to explore the site at your own pace or do an alternative trek, such as visiting the Sun Gate. The park closes at 17:30, giving you more than 6 hours to take in the beauty of the ruins so plan your departure accordingly.  It takes 20 minutes by bus, about 2 hrs on foot to Aguas Calientes. Return trains departs at 2.30pm, 4.12pm and 7.00pm and arrives in Ollantaytambo at 4.10pm, 6.00pm and 8.40pm where bus transport will be waiting to bring you back to Cusco. Drive by bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco takes about approx. 1.40hr to 2hrs.

PLEASE  IF YOU PLAN TO BOOK THE NEXT TOURS MACHU PICHU BY TRAIN 1 DAY , MACHU PICHU BY TRAIN 2 DAYS AND SACRED VALLY + MACHU PICHU 2 DAYS  IN PERSON IN OUR OFFICE IN CUSCO  SHOULD BE DONE AT LEAST WITH 24 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE  AND FOR MONDAY DEPARTURES WE ONLY TAKE RESERVATIONS UNTIL THE SATURDAY BEFORE AT 14:00 PM .

 

OTHERWISE WE WOULD NOT TAKE THE RESERVATION .

 

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Why booking with Loki Travel?

Questions or need any feedback  and to make reservation please writte to [email protected] thanks 

 

Your luggage can be stored in the lockers in reception while you are on your tour-free of charge!
All clients who book a MP by train tour with us will receive a special tour of the citadel with A1 guiding group, max 15 people in 1 group with an English speaking guide.
Emergency contact: 24 hours per day we can be reached via telephone in case of emergency (emergency numbers listed on your tour voucher).
Loki Travel is not just selling these MP by train tours, we are operating this tour, meaning we buy your train tickets and entrance tickets. No third parties are involved so you will know right away if there are overbookings or changes in train times.
Before the tour all clients will attend a briefing with the operations manager to ensure they have received all the necessary and correct information for the tour, pick up time, train times, etc.
The breakfast is higher quality than most tours.
Bus transports from/to Loki: we are working with one transport company who will pick you up near the hostel (at the bottom of the stairs) and drop you off again at the top of the hill above Loki Hostel. They have an office in Ollantaytambo so if there are any issues you will have a direct contact there.

Machu Picchu FAQ

How long does it take to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes?

Cusco - Ollantaytambo by bus is around 1hr 45 min. to 2hrs. The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes takes another 1hr 30 min. to 1hr 45 min. So think about up to a total of 4 hrs. Aguas Calientes back to Cusco is the same travel time.

 How long is the walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The hike up to Machu Picchu takes around 1hr 45min and about the same time to go back down

How hard is the hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The trail is comprised of stairs and is fairly steep, but taken slowly should not be a problem for most people.

When does Machu Picchu open/close?

The ruins open at 6:00am and closes at 5:00pm.

How long do most people spend on MP?

The majority of people will spend about 6 to 7 hrs in Machu Picchu.

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CONTACT US

LOKI TRAVEL

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Address:
Loki Office: Cuesta Santa Ana 601, Cusco, Peru
Plaza de Armas office: Portal de Carnes, Cusco
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 084 - 244976
Telephone international: 0051 - 84 - 244976

IMPORTANT FACTS

PRICE:

243US$ for the 9:50pm train back, other train options are available for extra cost.

DURATION:

1 Full Day

AVAILABILITY:

All Year

GROUP SIZE:

Max. 15 people for the guided tour in Machu Picchu

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:


  • US$12 Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes one way
  • US$ 24 Bus Machu Pichu both ways

WHAT TO BRING

  • Passport
  • Tennis shoes or trainers
  • Long, comfortable pants and wind jacket
  • Sweater and light shirt
  • Rain poncho – in any season it can rain
  • Camera with full battery and lots of memory!
  • Insect repellent, sun block and sun glasses
  • Personal first aid kit (personal medications)
  • Water bottle with 1-2 litres of water
  • Light backpack
  • Snacks (everything is more expensive in Aguas Calientes!)

INCLUDES

  • Backpacker Packed Lunch
  • Transport Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • 1 bus ticket Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour (2.5 hours) of Machu Picchu in English or Spanish with maximum 15 people per group
  • Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • PROMOTION FOR RESERVATIONS THAT WOULD GO ON MAY TO DECEMBER 2016 YOU GET A EITHER A FREE CITY TOUR OR A LUNCH IN SET MENU IN AGUAS CALIENTES .
  • Conditions
  • * You need to choose one and only one of the options .
  • * The tourist ticket for the City tour or entrance to Catedral and Koricancha is NOT included .
  • * Menu in Aguas calientes on our partner restaurant NO extra drinks or alcohol included .
  • * Share city tour start in Cusco city at 12:55 pm finish at 19:00 pm include transport & guide in SHARE SERVICE
  • * The cost of city tour or lunch CANNOT be use for paying your balance for the main tours .
  • * You cannot transfer the city tour or lunch to other guest or sell it the voucher is only for you and valid on the dated

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals
  • Water
  • Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (optional, US$10)
  • Entrance fee for Huayna Picchu ( adults US$10 ISIC US$5) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$6 ISIC US$3) - Huayna Picchu and machu Picchu mountain only possible with the Peru Rail package.