Machu Picchu by Train – 6 Days
Day 1: Lima
Our journey of the mystical land of Peru begins tonight with a tour briefing in the lobby of our hotel at 7pm. The hotel where you should stay when arriving to Lima and to begin this tour is Casa Andina Classic – Miraflores Centro (Address; Ac. Petit Thouars No 5444, Miraflores, Lima).
Day 2: Lima
Your tour bus will pick you up from your hotel for your city tour of Lima. Today includes a guided sightseeing tour on Lima’s colonial heritage. You visit the 18th- Century San Francisco Monastery, Government Palace, and Cathedral. Afterwards you visit the charming collection of Pre-Columbian jewelery and fascinating artifacts at the Gold Museum.
Day 3: Lima / Cusco
We take a flight to Cusco and use the rest of this day to explore Cusco.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
We take a guided tour of this lush river valley and learn about its history. Today we will visit Ollantaytambo, the famous market of Pisac and its beautiful ruins. We will spend the night in this quaint little town of Ollantaytambo with great views of the Sacred Valley.
Day 5: Aguas Calientes
We board an early train for Aguas Calientes. We travel along the Urabamba river eventually leading to our destination also know as the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes). Don’t forget your swimsuit so you can experience the thermal hot springs.
Day 6: Machu PIcchu
Breakfast around 4.30am then you will make your way to Machu Picchu on one of the first bus transfers. You will thank us later for this early transfer! You can take the opportunity of the 15 minute bus to the ruins, or walk it if you have the energy. We need to depart early so those who wish to climb Huayna Picchu will need to sign up before the 2 hour guided tour.
During your visit to these ancient ruins you will see clouds fly past and Machu Picchu will disappear with in them, so make sure you take pictures whilst the ruins are visible. After the tour you will have free time to explore the mountain of Huayna Picchu overlooking all of Machu Picchu - by far the best view! Huayna Picchu will take approximately 2 hours return trip. You can choose to eat lunch by the magical ruins or return back to Aguas Calientes. The train back to Cusco departs late afternoon so you will meet with your guide to get your train tickets before departure. Your estimated time of arrival is approximately 9pm in Cusco.