Machu Picchu Train Tours in Peru Including Sacred Valley

Our classic Machu Picchu tour by train with luxury accommodations.

Embark on a captivating journey, where you’ll behold the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu. Traverse bustling village markets, where the essence of ancient traditions resonates within the Andean people’s souls.

Embark on an incredible journey to the magnificent Inca ruins of Cusco Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. Spend two days immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Along the way, indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of Cusco’s famous San Pedro market, explore the richness of Andean textiles in Pisac, and venture off the well-trodden path to experience the beauty of the rural Andes. Discover the unrivaled allure of these historical sites and immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the Andean region.

Looking for an incredible adventure in Peru? Join our easy-paced week-long Machu Picchu tour by train! Perfect for families, friends, and anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure. Plus, enjoy upgraded accommodations throughout your Peru trip. Come explore with us!

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any interest in booking the Machu Picchu Luxury Train Tour. 

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Price $ 1.750 USD Per Person


Itinerary highlights


Exploring the colonial city of Cusco, Discover Hidden Places with our experts tour Leaders in Peru


Get ready to explore the mesmerizing Sacred Valley of the Incas and level up your hiking skills before Machu Pichcu!

Connect with Real Peruvian People along your journey!

Rediscovering the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu

What’s included


Private guide, leading you to the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu.


Luxury Hotel accommodations in Lima, Cusco & Sacred Valley, for every budget.  

Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge
Door-to-Door Travel Service!

Train Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima - Lima - Cusco
Cusco City #cusco
Fig.1 – Cusco Colonia Inca City – Peru.

Arrive at Cusco at the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ) by 8:00 a.m. and be transferred by our professional staff to your boutique hotel in the main Saqare of Cusco.

Indulge in the comfort of your luxurious room, savor a cup of exquisite coca or refreshing muña mint tea, and relish the mesmerizing sunset over this captivating city. Allow yourself to adjust to its elevated altitude of 11,150 feet while immersing in its breathtaking beauty.

Dinner: You can walk around the main Plaza de Armas of Cusco to find restaurants for a good dinner at a spectacular Peruvian restaurant that sources local meats & produce and presents traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Try specialties such as aji de gallina (a creamy chicken dish), Causa (an Andean potato dish), or – if you’re daring – Cuy (guinea pig).

Day 2: Cusco City Tour - Acclimatization
Saqsayhuaman - Cusco City #saqsayhuaman
Fig.2 – SAQSAYHUAMAN, Cusco, Peru.

We’ll take today easy as you adjust to the elevation with a 4-5 hour morning walking tour through Cusco. We’ll keep the pace leisurely as everyone adjusts to the altitude and Cusco hills – a good preamble to hikes in the days ahead!

We’ll visit the Saqsayhuaman, and Other important Inca Ruins Avobe Cusco and end at the Qoricancha – a must!
You’ll have lunchtime and the afternoon to explore the city’s many fabulous cafés, cobblestone streets, and abundance of shops & museums taking advantage of your included Boleto to turístico.
Enjoy dinner on your own at one of Cusco’s many restaurant options, from traditional Peruvian to Italian to Japanese & Chinese fusion.

Travelers will need to be ready for an early departure the next day.

Non-hikers prepare their day bags for explorations in the Sacred Valley over the next few days. Expect to walk 3-5 miles (5-10 km) each day spread across the exploration.

Day 3: Sacred Valley Full Day Tour
PISAQ - Sacred Valley #sacredvalley
Fig.3 – PISAQ – Sacred Valley , Peru.

Journey into one of the most beautiful areas of Peru: The Sacred Valley.

The Sacred Valley often becomes one of the highlights of your trip and you will soon see why!
You’ll test your bargaining skills with the locals while visiting one of the great textile markets in the area. You may also hike to the inspiring ruins of Pisac or take a short walk through the countryside to the seldom-visited town of Maras, where pre-Columbian salt mines still operate today.

Pisac Inca Ruins

As you walk through the Pisac ruins above, take little pathways with walls formed of incredibly carved stones for stunning views of the city and Sacred Valley below.

After Pisac, stop for lunch at a buffet restaurant to try both Peruvian and international cuisine near the town of Urubamba. The city is named after the sacred river (whose upper stretch is called the Vilcanota) that flows through the valley, on its way to Machu Picchu and eventually the Amazon jungle.

Visit the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray, thought to have been a nursery to experiment with and modify different varieties of crops.

Ollantaytambo Inca Ruins Tour

Next, and Last visit the spectacular fortress of Ollantaytambo. These magnificent Inca ruins that cling to the hillside were part of the royal estate of the Incan emperor Pachacuti. Later, during the Incas’ heroic resistance against the Spaniards, a great battle was fought, during which the Spaniards were repelled by the guerrilla emperor Manco Inca. The small town of Ollantaytambo at its base still has Inca houses, making Ollantaytambo the only Inca city that is still inhabited today.

Eventually, you will make your way to the living Inca city of Urubamba where you can relax for the night at your hotel.

Day 4: Train To Machu Picchu
Inca Rail Train #machupicchutrain
Fig.4 – Inca Rail Train to Machu Picchu.

Take the train at either 6:10 AM or 6:40 AM to Aguas Calientes town. The train journey takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Once you arrive at the train station in Aguas Calientes town, the base town of Machu Picchu, our guide will give you free time after receiving some instructions, you will have 20 to 40 minutes of free time (to have coffee, buy some snacks, water, or use the restroom).

Afterward, you will join the line to take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, which takes a 30-minute drive. Once you arrive at the main gate of Machu Picchu around 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, you will enter Machu Picchu with the tour guide.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour: We will include a Machu Picchu ticket in the program, and the first choice for the type of circuit included is either circuit 02 or 01. However, if there are no available spaces for the first option, we will include circuits 04 or 03 as a second option. This will depend on the availability of Machu Picchu tickets, and if you prefer to get the first option, it is better to book in advance.

Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, our tour leader will take you on a guided tour of the Inca city along the circuit included in your ticket.
The tour leader will provide explanations about Machu Picchu, and give you time to take pictures and enjoy the views of the Inca city. The guide will also take you to visit the most important places of Machu Picchu. The tour lasts around 2.5 hours in Machu Picchu. After the tour, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes Town for 30 minutes. Once back in Aguas Calientes, you will go directly to your Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: Free Day at Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu #machupicchu
Fig.5 – Machu Picchu, Peru.

Today you will return to the ruins of Machu Picchu for further exploration. Return early with the hope of catching the sun coming up over the mountains at Machu Picchu.

Plan your visit to Huayna Picchu based on your permit preference. If you’re after breathtaking views, hike to the top and take in the whole area. Alternatively, explore the vast ruins and connect with the spirits of the city’s past residents alongside your guide. The tour includes a basic re-entry permit, but for hiking permits, reserve in advance due to limited availability and additional costs.

Once you’ve completed your final exploration of breathtaking Machu Picchu, make your way back to Aguas Calientes and catch an afternoon train that will take you to the captivating city of Cusco. When you arrive, you can either settle into your cozy hotel or embark on an exciting culinary adventure, discovering the famous flavors of Cusco. It’s going to be an amazing experience!

Day 6: Rainbow Mountain Day Hike
In this program, we will visit a new natural attraction in Cusco, known as the “7-Color Mountain” or WINIKUNKA (Vinicunca). It has been declared a “Unique Natural Treasure in the World”. Located at a summit 5,100 meters above sea level (16,732.28 feet), it is at a similar altitude as the Everest base camp, the highest mountain in the world, and is 100km southeast of Cusco. The tour starts early in the morning, picking you up from your hotel in Cusco between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m. We will travel by car for about two hours to the south, reaching the district of Cusipata – Paucarpata in the province of Quispicanchi, where we can have breakfast.

Next, we’ll drive for an hour until we reach the checkpoint and begin the hike. The hike will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, leading us to the foothills of the Red Valley—the entrance to the stunning 7-color mountain. Expect to see llamas, alpacas, and the diverse flora and fauna of the Andes. Once we reach the Vinicunca viewpoint (5,100 meters above sea level), our guide will share an engaging explanation about the geography, ecosystem, and stunning colors of the mountain. It’s a natural marvel, formed by various mineral oxides that create unique geological formations. The slopes and peaks display captivating hues like red, purple, green, pink, yellow, and more. And don’t miss the magnificent snow-capped peak of Ausangate!

We can also seize the opportunity to snap photos beside the mountain and appreciate the scenic view. Then, we’ll backtrack to the hike’s starting point (Llaqto), where transport awaits to drive us back to Cusipata for a delightful Andean lunch. Afterward, we’ll embark on the return journey to Cusco, arriving around 4-5 p.m.

The last stop will be near the Plaza de Armas Hotels of Cusco, and thus, we conclude our tour of the 7-color mountain, hoping that you have enjoyed this hike to this natural attraction.


The hiking level for the 7-Color Mountain is categorized from levels 1 to 4.

Level 1: Easy on flat terrain, without major difficulty.

Level 2: Terrain with some flat sections and few slopes.

Level 3: Uneven terrain with moderate slopes.

Level 4: Steep and rugged terrain.

Day 6: Second Option - Nature Walk With Llamas And Alpacas
This spectacular trek with llamas and alpacas begins in Chinchero, a town located 40 km from the city of Cusco, a 1-hour road trip where Reynaldo’s team awaits You with llamas and alpacas. Our walk will be 4 to 5 hours which is unique.
Where visitors can experience Peruvian culture and its past. On the way you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the sacred valley, country houses, agricultural production terraces, mountains, glaciers, and a beautiful lagoon of crystal clear water, much more, reaching the native Inca Descendants community where we will start walking on the way.

What we’ll see along with this Alpacas Tour
we will see, shepherds with sheep and other animals In the past, travelers used to walk with llamas to reach the valleys of Cusco, Puno, and Arequipa, passing the route by 4300m. Each section used to take between 7 – 10 days, the travelers took alpaca wool with them among others to be able to exchange (barter) with fruits and corn. The

What Is The Purpose of this Trek with Llamas and Alpacas
purpose of this walk with llamas is to demonstrate how the trips with llamas were many years ago Also on the way of our walk we will have a delicious Picnic with organic ingredients from the area after the Picnic we continue with our walk that will take us to the archaeological park of Chinchero and the colonial temple and at the end, we will visit the textile center

Here You will enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see firsthand how native people weave clothing garments from Llama and Alpaca wool. Your trip ends in Chinchero. We will drop you off at your respective hotels back in Cusco.

Day 7: Departure From Cusco
After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.

With more time, extend your trip with a visit to the Amazon or to Lake Titicaca, both fascinating and unique places that you’ll want to explore. Our staff will be happy to help you find the perfect hotel or hostel for a few more nights. Our flights offer convenient connections so you can make that happen easily, and our experienced reps can guide you through the process of booking your next adventure. We hope to see you soon!

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Cusco City



4: am Pick Up time from Cusco Hotels


8: 30 PM Approximately From Machu Picchu 


HOTEL: 4 nights in Cusco and 2 Nights in Aguas Calientes Hotels Price based on USD
All tours are stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides.

Ground transportation and All entrance fees

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Convenient and Seamless Door-to-Door Service

Budget tours are designed to offer the best value and comfort possible, and have some variations compared to our 3, 4, and 5-star packages. Speak with your Travel Advisor to learn more about our Budget tours.
Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train for 4-star and 5-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star packages)


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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Machu Picchu with our exceptional train tour options. Choose from the captivating Sacred Valley or the vibrant Cusco City, available for durations of 2, 3, or 4 days. Experience the wonders of Peru with the leading Tour Operator.

Can you take a train directly to Machu Picchu?

How To Take The Train To Machu Picchu
It’s for those travelers that there are two trains that climb most of the way to the ancient Incan citadel—Inca Rail and PeruRail. You’ll need three tickets to get in to Machu Picchu: train, bus, and entrance ticket. All trains stop at Aguas Calientes, and busses finish the ride to Machu Picchu.

How long is the train ride to Machu Picchu?

The travel duration to reach Machu Picchu Pueblo varies depending on the train boarding location. It takes approximately 4 hours and 40 minutes from San Pedro train station and around 3 hours and 40 minutes from Poroy train station. and from Ollantaytambo Train Station 1:40 Minutes to Aguas Calientes Hotels.

Is Inca Rail or Peru Rail Train Company are better?

When deciding between Peru Rail and Inca Rail for your journey to Machu Picchu, there are a few factors to consider. Peru Rail stands out with its numerous daily departures, providing more options for travelers. Inca Rail, on the other hand, also offers high-quality tourist services, ensuring a comfortable experience.

Both companies primarily operate their departures from Ollantaytambo station. For those seeking affordable options, ‘Expedition’ and ‘The Voyager’ services are the least expensive choices offered by both companies.

Can I do Machu Picchu in one day?

Exploring Machu Picchu: Crafting the Ideal Itinerary

For the majority of travelers, a day’s visit suffices to fully experience the archaeological wonders, soak up the breathtaking vistas, and immerse oneself in the enchanting aura of this extraordinary place.

A guided tour of 2-3 hours unveils the most significant features while leaving ample time to explore Aguas Calientes if desired. Discover the magic of Machu Picchu in just one unforgettable day.

Which town is the closest to Machu Picchu on the train?

The Aguas Calientes arrival station is the closest one to Machu Picchu. Situated in Aguas Calientes, the modern town of Machu Picchu, it’s conveniently located in the Las Orquídeas Neighborhood, right next to the Artisan Market.
Both train companies operate their services from this station, offering easy access to and from Machu Picchu.