Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train 1 Day

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Travel in luxury, whilst saving yourself hours on transit time on our most exclusive day trip to Machu Picchu.  It is an unforgettable experience with amazing and breathtaking panoramic views on the 3.5-hour Vistadome Train journey which travels from Cusco (Poroy Train Station) to Aguas Calientes and back to Cusco. We will see beautiful Andean meadows lying amongst the various colorful mountains peaks, the wide valleys, the 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 feet of Machu Picchu.

On arrival in Aguas Calientes, we board a shuttle bus 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 Citadel called Machu Picchu, “Old Sacred Mountain” and have plenty of time to explore this magnificent Incan wonder with an amazing history and many little secrets about the thriving culture of 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. A luxurious train service from Peru Rail.
Physical Rating: Easy
Travel Style: Vistadome train, shuttle bus and private modern transportation with a chauffer.
Group Size: Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 5.


The first flush of this glorious morning leads to one of the most memorable adventures of your life. To start the day, we pick you up from your hotel lobby at 6:35am for a short 25 minutes in our private van to Poroy Train Station. The train station is located right outside Cusco and departs at 7:35am.

Next, enjoy a relaxing voyage through the Andean meadows lying amongst the various colorful mountain peaks, the beautiful valleys, the Inca farming terraces built by hand in the form of amphitheaters, snow-capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle along the way to Aguas Calientes – the town at the base of Machu Picchu.

After, we disembark in Aguas Calientes our English-speaking guide will be waiting for us. If you wish, take the some time to grab a quick sandwich or lunch snack. We then take the shuttle bus for a short 30-minute zig-zagging hill ride to Machu Picchu (2,040m/7,907ft). From there, we have a informative 2 hour guided tour discovering the secrets which lie within. Feel the energy that radiates from the spirituality of this ancient site.

Later, when we have had our fill of exploring the mysterious Machu Picchu Citadel, we return to Aguas Calientes to catch the early evening Vistadome train (4:43 pm or 5:23 pm train) to Poroy. Finally, at the train station we will meet our private vehicle and driver to take you back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Meals: Snack and hot drinks on the train.

***Please Note: The Vistadome Train only departs and returns to and from Ollantaytambo Train Station in the Sacred Valley during the rainy season (January – April). Orange Nation provides private transfers to and from the train station.

***Huayna Picchu extra hike is not possible due to the time restraints of a one-day tour.


The Vistadome is the ideal for those looking for the best comfort and quality service!

The train cars have large panoramic windows on the sides and ceilings, providing endless scenic views and many opportunities to take photos. The Vistadome offers traditional Inca style service, which allows the passengers to experience the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, and dance.

The Vistadome train provides first class service to give you the experience of a lifetime. It also has air conditioning, heating, and adjustable leather seats to provide comfort throughout the trip.

We start our journey when we collect you from your hotel lobby and drive to the Poroy Train station located 25 minutes outside of Cusco, the Train journey to Machu Picchu is about three and a half hours to Aguas Calientes.

Our return trip is from Aguas Calientes to Poroy Train Station, which takes 3.5 hours. When we arrive to Poroy, we will drive in our private van for 25 minutes back to Cusco, arriving to your hotel between 9pm – 9:30pm.


The tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.

2 to 12 people $ 377 USD per person

***Private service is available for $50 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!***


  • 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.



  • Transfer from your hotel to Poroy train station
  • Vistadome train ticket from Poroy to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Round trip shuttle tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Admission ticket for Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in English
  • Snacks and dance presentation included on the train
  • Transfer to and from the train station to your hotel


  • Climbing Huayna Picchu is not possible due to time restraints.
  • Drinks
  • Meals
  • Tips for your guide
  • travel insurance
  • flight tickets
  • hotels


  • A small daypack and 2-3 L bottles of water
  • 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 original passport)
  • *a  copy of your passport will not  suffice
  • Money for souvenirs

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: 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!

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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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