Machu Picchu – the world famous ‘Lost City of the Inca’s – was rediscovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911 after 500 years of lying hidden and untouched in the cloud forest. These ruins are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This small but extraordinary city perched atop a mountain at 2,430m is invisible from below and completely self-contained – it is surrounded by agricultural terraces sufficient to feed the population, and watered by natural springs. Most interestingly, it is clear that Machu Picchu was no ordinary Incan city – its layout and architecture suggests that it was utilized as a secret and exclusive ceremonial settlement rather than a population center.
We have two train companies that go to Machupicchu: Peru Rail and Inca Rail. We offer complete packages of Machupicchu 1 day or 2 days with overnight. The tour of Machupicchu starts with the pick up from the hotel and we head towards the train station. After that we traveled an average of 4 hours from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu). Our guide will be waiting for you at the train station to visit the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. Here we will have a guided tour of approximately 3 hours throughout the Inca Citadel. Afterwards we will have free time to take photos and if you wish you can stay a little more time on your own, since the return buses go down and up all the time to the citadel. Also when you take the return train we will be waiting at the train station to take you back to your hotel.
PERU RAIL COMPANY
There are three different train services that run to Machu Picchu: the Expedition, the Vistadome and the Hiram Bingham Train, each priced differently for the budget of different travelers.
This is the cheapest service but still a comfortable mode of travel to Machu Picchu.
The Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.
You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip, offering you a hot or cold beverage and a snack made from Andean ingredients. If you wish, you’ll be able to take advantage of some onboard shopping, offering you everything you need for your visit to the Incan citadel.
A faster and more comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu, each carriage has enlarged side, front and overhead windows allowing panoramic views of the mountain terrain on all sides.
A luxury voyage; for those who want to make the most out of their excursion to Machu Picchu. Breakfast, snacks, cocktails and a lovely dinner with live music is served onboard this exquisite train. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the famous Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, located at the entrance of the Ruins. A professional guide will be with you during the whole trip, including the train journey.
INCA RAIL COMPANY
This service will appeal to those who priorities good taste, comfort and relaxation, while exhibiting the aesthetic delights of the Sacred Valley.
Well-padded seats, expansive panoramic windows and the warmth of our service staff combine to ensure a gladdening experience that you will never forget.
This exclusive service is designed for discerning passengers who place a high value on premium service and comfort on-board. Upon arrival at the train, you will be received with a welcome drink and a towel perfumed with essential oils to ensure that you set off on the journey feeling totally refreshed.
Gourmet cuisine, lulling background music, natural flowers, delicate aromas, and tables dressed with cloths hand-crafted by Peruvian artisans form part of this spectacular service that is sure to allure even the most discriminating of passengers.
Included in all Services