Cusco 2-Day Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Tour from Cusco

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Ride the Vistadome Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu and explore the Lost Citadel of the Incas. Spend a night in Aguas Calientes village at the foot of Machu Picchu also known as Machu Picchu village.


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Day 1

After a short drive from Cusco hotel to Cusco railway station or a longest one to Ollantaytambo train station, we'll take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes station to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Surrounded entirely by glass, with wagons having large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and in-numerous opportunities to capture spectacular snapshots, Vistadome travelers will feel connected and part of the awesome landscape of Peru. Enjoy on board top rate personalized service and have an unforgettable life experience.

Arrival at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon.

The Machu Picchu Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us.

Learn from our expert guides as you walk the main streets of these amazing ruins, stroll through town squares and climb its delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world.

Hiking the ruins is sure to work up an appetite so we'll have an optional buffet lunch waiting for you at the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant.

At the end of the afternoon, take the bus to Aguas Calientes, the closest small village from Machu Picchu.

Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the bus to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes bus station on the main street of the village to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

Enjoy the Lost Citadel of the Incas and the hike to Huayna Picchu.

It will take you around 45 minutes to climb to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain. Do not miss this magical experience! The trail is made of steep steps and stones but has plenty of hand holds and cables to help you. The views at the top over Machu Picchu and the Andes peaks are mind-blowing.

Do not forget to take pictures during the way down to Machu Picchu.

We also recommend you to go and see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, which is the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel.

Then take the bus at the entrance of Machu Picchu for your transfer back to Aguas Calientes bus station. Take the 15:20 Vistadome Train back to Cusco.

You'll be dropped off around 19:30 and 20:00 at your hotel in Cusco.


  • Transfer from Cusco hotels to Cusco Train Station or Ollantaytambo Train Station

  • Round-trip Vistadome Train ticket

  • Round-trip Train ride from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

  • Round-trip Transfer from Aguas Calientes Train Station to Machu Picchu on Day 1 and Day 2

  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu Lost Citadel of the Incas

  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu on Day 1 and Day 2

  • Buffet lunch with 1 soft drink at the Sanctuary lodge restaurant in Machu Picchu on Day 1

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu on Day 2

  • 1 night accommodation in the hotel of your choice in Aguas Calientes

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer from Cusco Train Station to Cusco hotels

  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking guide


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • The following information is required at time of booking

  • Complete name as on passport

  • Passport number

  • Nationality

  • Country of residence

  • Flight details if arriving to Cusco airport on the first day of this tour

  • If arriving to Cusco airport on the first day of this tour, arrival should be before 07:00.

  • If already in Cusco, pick up at the hotel will be at 05:30 approximately.

  • Accommodation options are:

Tourist accommodation: El Mapi Hotel

First accommodation: Casa del Sol Hotel

Deluxe accommodation: Sumaq Hotel / Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • In order to preserve the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, visit to the citadel will be limited to 4 hours.

  • Tour guides will follow specially designed paths.

  • Visit to Machu Picchu, MontaƱa Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu requires an official tour guide.

  • Huayna Picchu track opens twice a day: at 07:00 and at 10:00. For those wanting to do the hike at 07:00, take the bus from Aguas Calientes between 05:00 and 05:30. For those wanting to do the hike at 10:00, take the bus from Aguas Calientes between 08:00 and 08:30. It will take you 30 minutes to arrive to the Entance of Machu Pichu and 20 minutes to go from the Entrance of Machu Picchu to the Huayna Picchu entrance. Count 2 hours to go up and down Huayna Picchu.

  • Buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu depart from Aguas Calientes Bus Station on the main street of the village every 10 minutes from 05:00.

  • The Vistadome Train departs from Aguas Calientes at 15:20 on Day 2. You must be at Aguas Calientes Train Station 30 minutes before the train departure time. Make sure to leave Machu Picchu at least 1.5 hours before the train departure time, between 12:50 and 13:20.

  • Buses from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes depart from the Entrance of Machu Picchu every 10 minutes.

  • Carry-on Baggage Alowance on board Vistadome Train: Each passenger may take 1 bag or backpack of 05kg/11lb. 62 inches/157cm (length + height + width). Baggage that exceed the measures will not the allowed on board.

  • This tour is not refundable, any cancellation has a penalty of 100% of the price. Changes can be made with 16 days before the tour date without any penalty cost.

  • Rain season in Peru goes from January to April. Flights to Cusco may be cancelled or delayed during rain season. If your flight is cancelled or arrives after 07:00 at Cusco Airport, please note that the tour cannot be rescheduled and is not refundable, with no exceptions. We strongly recommend to arrive the day before at Cusco during rain season to avoid any inconvenience.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% Cancellation Fee (Non-refundable): 16 days prior to date of activity.

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