This 2-day tour is a great option for those who don't have much time to visit Machu Picchu and want to arrive in a more leisurely fashion than trekkers. You will take the train departing from Ollantaytambo or Poroy station in Cusco (depending on the availability) and have one of the most incredible train journeys in the world, until you reach the magnificent site of Machu Picchu.
- Day 1: Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)
We will pick you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 11:30 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax if you want to have a hot bath in the natural springs!.
Things to do in Aguas Calientes:
- Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives you an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.
- Thermal baths –10 soles per person.
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- Day 2: Machu Picchu in its Glory – Big Day!
You will have breakfast and then your Guide will pick you up from your hotel (5:40am). You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise and then begin your walking tour with your guide (approximately 2 hours) after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.
After enjoying a magic time in Machupicchu, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch later we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
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