Day Trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco (By Train)

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Expedition or Voyager Train
  • Expedition or Voyager TrainInternational Travelers: Adult: $280, Child: $200, Student: $250.

    Peruvian Travelers: Adult: $220, Child: $150, Student: $200.

    Adult: 18yo+
    Student: 9-17yo
    Child: 3-8yo
    Start Time: 04:00Available: 18 seats
  • Vistadome or 360 Train (+$60)International Travelers: Adult: $340, Child: $260, Student: $310.

    Peruvian Travelers: Adult: $280, Child: $210, Student: $260.

    Adult: 18yo+
    Student: 9-17yo
    Child: 3-8yo
    Start Time: 04:00Available: 18 seats
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Departure & Return Location

Hotel in Cusco - Plaza Regocijo


Between 03:30 and 04:00 AM till late afternoon
Tour Details

The Day Trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco is an ideal journey designed for those who want to make the most of their day. Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world, is at the top of the bucket list for many travelers. This program is crafted to offer you everything that Machu Picchu has to offer.

Despite being a day trip, you will get to see all the main sites in the citadel and even hike up to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains if you have reserved a place in advance.

On this day trip to Machu Picchu, you will experience everything that we offer in our two-day tour of Machu Picchu.

Price Includes

  • Transport from your Cusco Hotel - Train Station / Train Station – Cusco Hotel
  • Round-trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back to Cusco
  • Guiding by a professional, experienced guide licensed in Tourism (Spanish and English)
  • Round-trip bus service from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu

Price Excludes

  • VISTADOME or 360° Train (add +$60 dollars per person, one way or round trip, subject to availability).
  • Entrance to Wayna Picchu Mountain (add +$55 dollars per person).
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Tips (Optional)

Recommended to Carry

  • Wear sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash
About Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Historical Sanctuary of Peru, and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
  • Its majestic and ingenious architecture comprises 140 structures throughout the citadel.
  • Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacutec and his people around the year 1460.
  • After being forgotten for many years, in 1911 the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the news about the site worldwide.
  • Machu Picchu’s most important structures are the Intihuatana sundial, the Temple of the Sun, and the Temple of the Three Windows.
  • In 1913, Machu Picchu received worldwide attention when the National Geographic Society dedicated its entire April edition to the newly rediscovered city.

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

On this day trip to Machu Picchu, you will experience everything that we offer on our two-day tour of Machu Picchu.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between 03:40 and 04:00 in the morning. Then, we will transfer you to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes town. Once in Aguas Calientes, our guide will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel by bus.

In Machu Picchu, you will have a two-hour guided tour, visiting the Guardian’s house, the Temple of the Sun, the Three Windows, Intihuatana, Aclla huasi, the Temple of the Condor, and water sources. After the tour, you can explore the citadel on your own or hike up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have booked in advance.

At a designated time, you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Here, our representative will meet you and organize your transfer back to Cusco. You will be dropped off at Plaza Regocijo, a block away from Cusco’s main square – Plaza De Armas.

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Enrique Muñoz

Solo Traveller

My trip to Machu Picchu with Tayra Tours turned remarkable despite an initial hiccup. I missed my train to Aguas Calientes due to a confusion with the timings. However, Tayra Tours swiftly arranged for the next available train and ensured I didn’t miss the tour. Their responsiveness and assistance were exceptional and made my experience even more memorable.

August 9, 2023

Carlos Mendez

Solo Traveller

Tayra Tours’ Machu Picchu day trip was a smooth experience. The early pickup and the train ride were well organized. Machu Picchu’s beauty speaks for itself. I enjoyed exploring the ruins at my own pace after the guided tour.

April 3, 2023

Emily Watson

Couple Traveller

The Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Tayra Tours was a dream come true. The early pickup was well worth it for the incredible experience. The train ride to Aguas Calientes was picturesque and comfortable. Our guide was exceptional, providing detailed insights at each site in Machu Picchu. The freedom to explore the citadel on my own after the guided tour was a fantastic bonus. Everything was impeccably organized, making the day both exhilarating and stress-free.

March 18, 2023

Thomas Kline

Group Traveller

The guided tour to MachuPicchu was a highlight of my visit to Peru. Tayra Tours’ organization was flawless, making the early morning start smooth and easy. The additional time to wander through the citadel post-tour was much appreciated. The return journey was as well-coordinated as the rest of the trip.

February 16, 2023

Jordan and Mia Foster

Couple Traveller

We had an unforgettable experience on the Machu Picchu Day Trip with Tayra Tours. From the seamless hotel pick-up to the scenic train journey, everything was perfect. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate. Hiking up to Huayna Picchu was challenging but offered breathtaking views. The tour was well-paced, giving us ample time to soak in the beauty of Machu Picchu. Highly recommend this tour for couples seeking a memorable adventure.

December 8, 2022

Sophie and Daniel Wright

Couple Traveller

We loved our Machu Picchu visit with Tayra Tours. The train journey was scenic, and Machu Picchu was breathtaking. Our guide was friendly and took great photos for us. A wonderful experience overall.

October 29, 2022

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