Day 1: Cusco – Aguas Calientes
We wake up early to begin the big adventure, we have ahead of us and we have all been waiting for. We pick you up from your hotel at 6:35am and then, drive for 25 minutes in our private van to the Poroy Train Station departing at 7:35am. Here we take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes.
Voyage through the alpine meadows lying amongst the various colorful mountain peaks, the beautiful valleys, the Inca farming terraces built by hand in the form of amphitheaters, snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle along the way to Aguas Calientes – the town at the base of Machu Picchu.
Once in Aguas Calientes, our team will wait for you to take take you to your hotel. Then you have the aftenoon at leisure!
Day 2: Machu Picchu – Cusco.
The Full Machu Picchu Experience!
This is the day you’ve been waiting for! After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll take one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Your guide will give you the full tour, which takes about 3 hours. You will see all of the most important parts of Machu Picchu, including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry and the House of the Inca. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.
After your tour, those who have booked in advance for the extra hikes up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will have time to enjoy those views on their own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing or a visit to the museum or hot springs. Your train will depart at 14:55 or 16:43h.
The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel by 19:00
- Meals: Breakfast, Snack and Hot Drinks on the Train.
***Please Note: The Vistadome Train only departs and returns to and from Ollantaytambo Train Station in the Sacred Valley during Rainy Season (January – April). SAM Traveñ Peru provides private transfers to and from the Train Station, in any case.***
- Huyana Picchu mt: Its has to be booked in advance.
- Machu Picchu mt: It has to be booked in advance.
- Hiking up to the Sun Gate: (no ticket is needed). It is an hour hike from Machu Picchu.
- Inca Bridge: (no ticket needed). It is a 25-minute walk from Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME CLASS TRAIN
The Vistadome is the ideal for those looking for the best comfort and quality service!
The train cars have large panoramic windows on the sides and ceilings, providing endless scenic views and many opportunities to take photos. The Vistadome offers traditional Inca style service, which allows the passengers to experience the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, and dance.
The Vistadome train provides first class service to give you the experience of a lifetime. It also has air conditioning, heating, and adjustable leather seats to provide comfort throughout the trip.
We start our journey when we collect you from your hotel lobby and drive to the Poroy Train station located 25 minutes outside of Cusco, the Train journey to Machu Picchu is about three and a half hours to Aguas Calientes.
Our return trip is from Aguas Calientes to Poroy Train Station, which takes 3.5 hours. When we arrive to Poroy, we will drive in our private van for 25 minutes back to Cusco, arriving to your hotel between 9pm – 9:30pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE 2 DAY TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU WITH VISTADOME TRAIN?
- Transfer from your Hotel to Poroy Train Station
- Vistadome train ticket from Poroy to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Poroy
- Bus round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Admission ticket for Machu Picchu
- Guided tour in English
- Snacks and Dance Presentation included on the train
- Transfer to and from the train station to your hotel
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE 2 DAY TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU WITH VISTADOME TRAIN?
- Huayna picchu and or Machu Picchu Mountain It has to be booked in advance.
- Tips for your guide
The 2 day Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.
|No. OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|2 to 8 people||$ 427 USD per person|
***Private service is available for $40 USD more per person.***
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 people with no more than 8!***
- Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Please read the following information carefully; it will help answer all of your questions about our services and the 2 day Tours to Machu Picchu with the Vistadome Train
ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
We will pick you up from the Cusco airport and take you to your hotel in Cusco. Please let us know your flight details at least 14 days before arrival. Our representative will be holding an orange sign reading SAM Travel Peru outside the arrivals. You must exit the terminal to find our representative as they cannot enter. (Please let us know if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley so we can make the necessary arrangments).
The briefing is the night before the tour at 6pm in our office which is located at Calle Santa Teresa Nº383; 101 (first floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant and across the street from Sunat.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
Absolutely! Your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
HOW TO BOOK:
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
SECOND, we require a deposit of US$211.00 per person in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address email@example.com.
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Unfortunately the answer is No. Once the tickets have been bought, the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets has been bought. Tickets are also non transferable nor refundable. If you cancel your 2 day Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train, the deposit is not refundable!
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
DEFINITELY! You MUST bring your original physical passport (No Copies) with the same passport number you gave us to book your entrances, train tickets and other reservations. They will check your passport when you enter Machu Picchu and board the train.
In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, please send us a COPY of your old passport to secure your permit, and we will change it when we receive a COPY your new passport and/or updated name for a fee of $25 USD per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.
If you do not wish to pay this fee you must bring both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to enter Machu Picchu and the train. If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter.
Remember to check your current passport to make sure it doesn’t expire within 6 months of your arrival to Peru!!! The Government of Peru is enforcing the existing law that requires all foreign travelers to have a passport valid for a minimum of six months past the time of entry into Peru. Peruvian authorities will deny entry into Peru for travelers not meeting this requirement.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN THE MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
The weather is very unpredictable and always changing so it is difficult to say with any certainty. We recommend that you be prepared for warm weather, possible rain showers (Orange Nation provides rain ponchos) and a warm jacket in case of cold. We recommend that you dress in layers so you may take off or put on clothes as needed.
ARE WE DROPPED OFF AT OUR HOTEL AFTER THE 1 DAY MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip is appreciated. While it may not be normal to you, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour (and their families). It also inspires better service and is an major facet of the tourism industry. Obviously, you are free to tip more or less as you wish, depending on what you thought about the quality and the length of your tour.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Orange Nation Peru is a local sustainable and responsible tour operator that operates with principles of responible tourism: protecting the environment and benefiting the indigenous communities while respecting their culture and religion.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING?
- A small daypack and water
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera and rain jacket or poncho (provided by Orange Nation)
- A fleece or jacket, basic toiletries
- Hat for the sun, sunscreen, insect repellent
- Passport (Cannot enter Train or Machu Picchu without passport)
- Money for souvenirs