Tour to Machu Picchu with Expedition Train 1 Day - Orange Nation Peru

Tour to Machu Picchu with Expedition Train 1 Day

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From $327


This is the  ideal tour if you are short on time or hiking is not your speed. You don’t need to spend time acclimating because the only walking involved is your slow paced exploration of the citadel. The memorable train ride different microclimates and landscapes of the Andes Mountains is a once in a life time experience.

Pass through amazing and breathtaking panoramic views on your relaxing journey to the magnificent Machu Picchu, as you travel the rails through the ancient towns of the Incas. Voyage through the Andean meadows lying amongst the various mountains with colorful peaks, the beautiful valleys, Inca farming terraces built by hand hundreds of years ago, snow-capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle along the way to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu.

The train journey is followed by a shuttle bus ride up the zig zagging hill to the mystical UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7,907ft). We will enjoy a magical and mysterious journey back in time as we visit the Sacred Inca hideaway called Machu Picchu, “Old Sacred Mountain.” We will have plenty of time to explore the magnificent Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins with an amazing history of the thriving culture of the people who once lived there.


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Service Level: Modern private transportation with a chauffer. A bilingual guide for 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Physical Rating: Easy and relaxing day of exploration and discovery
Travel Style: Modern vehicles, train and shuttle bus
Group Size: Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 5.



A 1-day trip to Machu Picchu starts early, so be ready for your 4am hotel pickup. Once you are safely in the private van we head to Ollantaytambo train station ready for the 6:10am train.

The train journey is a beautiful one, and one of the most iconic in the world. Watch as the Andean farmland and distant mountains transform into deep jungle valleys. As the trees creep closer and the climate gets more tropical, you will know we are nearing our destination.

After an hour and a half the train pulls in to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. Waiting at the train station is our guide. Wasting no time, we head directly to the shuttle bus, which will take us up the mountain to the gates of Machu Picchu.

We will begin exploring the Citadel of Machu Picchu with a 2 hour guided tour of the site, visiting many of the important places and learning the ancient history of Machu Picchu. Be sure to ask your guide any and all questions you can think of!

When you have had your fill of the incredible views of Machu Picchu, and finished your tour, we take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes you have your pick of restaurants to grab lunch from (lunch not included). There might be some time for shopping, or sightseeing depending on how long your lunch takes.

The Expedition train will take you back to Ollantaytambo at 4:22pm, following the same spectacular route you took on the way. Once you arrive back to Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco. You can expect to arrive at your hotel about 8:00pm.


The Expedition service leaves from Ollantaytambo – Located about a 2 hour drive from Cusco, depending on traffic.

This is a more budget-friendly train experience while still maintaining the high standard that Peru rail offers.

*** There is not enough time on this tour to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

*** If you wish to do the extra hike, you can book an extra night in Aguas Calientes. Please let us know so we can book the train departure for a day later. This must be discussed at the time of booking.


The Machu Picchu Tour is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants.

2 to 12 people $ 327 USD per person

***Private service is available for $40 USD more per person.***

***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 people with no more than 12 people!***


  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.



  • 4 am transfer from your hotel lobby to Ollantaytambo by private van
  • Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu
  • Two-hour guided tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco


  • Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (not possible with the time schedule)
  • Drinks
  • Meals
  • Tips for your guide
  • No hotels
  • Flight tickets


  • A small daypack with 2-3L water to drink
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera and rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket, basic toiletries
  • Hat for the sun , sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Passport (you cannot board the train or enter Machu Picchu without your passport)
  • Money for souvenirs, drinks, food and tips
Tour to Machu Picchu with Expedition Train 1 Day
From USD $327

Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?

We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.

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EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success

SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.

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Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.

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