Tour to Machu Picchu in a day with Inca Rail

For this tour it is recommended to arrive to the city of Cusco a day before the beginning of the tour. Early the next day, at the coordinated time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Here you will board the train of the company “INCA RAIL” to Machu Picchu Pueblo, better known as Aguas Calientes, at an altitude of 2000m. The journey by train lasts 1:40 hours. Once arrived at Machu Picchu Pueblo our guide will be waiting for you, with whom you will take a 30 minute, uphill bus journey, until you reach the world wonder “Machu Picchu”.

Once you arrive to Machu Picchu, you will pass through a ticket control before entering the sacred site, being blown away and beginning with the guided tour. Visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows. This guided tour lasts approximately two hours and after you will have some free time to take a walk through the citadel and later returning to the town of Aguas Calientes below, to enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo (depending on the departure time of your train), the return will be made by the same route as the one-way trip and when you arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo where we will be waiting to return you to your hotel in Cusco.


Warranty payment:  US $

Daily departures.


  • Transfers from hotel to the train station round trip.
  • Train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) – Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus tickets for up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • English speaker tour guide.

Does not Include:

  • Meals.
  • Not described services.


  • Wear comfortable shoes (trekking shoes).
  • Light clothes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunblock.
  • Sun hats.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Raincoat during rainy season (October to March).
  • Long-sleeve shirts.
  • Binoculars.
  • A light backpack.
  • Camera or camcorder.
Note: Special discount applies to domestic tourists and members of the Andean Community of Nations.

First Class and Executive schedules:

Ollantaytambo – Aguas CalientesAguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
4106:40 hrs.08:01 hrs.4208:30 hrs.10:10 hrs.
4311:15 hrs.12:45 hrs.4414:30 hrs.15:56 hrs.
4516:36 hrs.18:09 hrs.4619:00 hrs.20:32 hrs.

Economic Class Schedules:

Ollantaytambo – Aguas CalientesAguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
07:20 hrs.08:48 hrs.16:12 hrs.17:50 hrs.

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» Ruta: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

Tren Inca First

USD 455

Tren Inca Executive

USD 290

» Ruta: Cusco (Poroy) – Machu Picchu

Tren Premium Economy

USD 315

Tour Description:

Oh! Machu Picchu maravilla del mundo

We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city two and a half hours before the train departure. We are going to drive you to the train station, located in Ollantaytambo town. Then you are going to board the train of “INCA RAÍL” company and begin the journey to “Aguas Calientes town” (2000 masl) which lasts 1:40 hours. Our guide will be waiting for you, with whom you will go to the bus station, to ascend by a zigzagging way for around 30 minutes to reach to the Historical Sanctuary of “Machu Picchu”. Arriving to Machu Picchu, you are going to pass the control, where controllers are going to check your entrance tickets and you are going to begin with our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the intiwatana “sun fastener”, the Royal Quarters, the Three Windows temple, for an average of two hours. Then you are going to have free time to explore the citadel by yourselves.

In the afternoon you are going to take the train back to Ollantaytambo (depending of departure time), the return will be made through the same path way to reach the train station in Ollantaytambo, we will be waiting for you to get back to your hotel in Cusco city.

Inca Rail offers the following services:

1.- Executive Class:

Tren Ejecutivo

Our wagons have capacity for only 50 passengers. They have comfortable seats with tables in front and panoramic windows which allows you to enjoy of the wonderful scenery all the way. Relaxing background music; fragrant flowers; delicious and healthy snacks, processed without chemicals or preservatives and natural delicious drinks are at your disposal. Each wagon has air conditioning, heating, windows with UV protection, warm lighting and sound equipment to achieve high fidelity a comfortable and relaxing experience.

2.- The First Class train:

Tren Primera Clase

In addition to all the services available in Executive Class, our exclusive First Class Service offers you máximum comfort and space onboard with only 30 seats in each wagon. Their spacious and comfortable seats have been carefully designed to ensure complete comfort to our passengers. Soothing background music, natural flowers, a wide selection of delicious, healthy snacks, homemade chocolates, all made without chemicals or preservatives and delicious natural drinks brought from all around the world will also be at your disposal. Additionally, our passengers will have at your disposal a beautiful selection of beautiful and interesting books about Peru that will enjoy along the way. Our staff on board will be responsible for making your trip an unforgettable experience.