Machu Picchu Fullday Turist Service with Train Incarail or Expedition.
Transfer from hotel in Cusco to Ollanta station to board the train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu town you will be contacted by our reprsentative who will escort you to take the bus to the "Lost City of the Incas" which was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911 (25-minute motorcoach ride). Located on the left bank of the Vilcanota river lies the wonderful old city of Machu Picchu, which in quechua means "Old Mountain". According to research, Machu Picchu would have been one of the vacation residences of Pachacutec, the first Inca emperor between 1438 and 1470. However, some of its finest buildings and the evident ceremonial purpose of the main access road to the village, prove that it was used as a religious shrine. Machu Picchu is considered both a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its unique architectural and landscaping features. Prominent constructions among its buildings are the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds, among others of singular architecture and importance. Your guide will narrate and explain all about this splendid citadel, which is a truly amazing experience. According to the train departure time, you can enjoy a delicious lunch before or after the start of the tour. Return by train to Ollanta Station and upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
City Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Address or meeting point Passengers will be picked up at their hotels (within Cuzco city).
Hours & minutes Between 12 and 15 hours from the picking passengers up in Cusco until to return to the hotel.
Start or opening time 1st. Schedule: pick up from hotel: 4:40 am / Train departure: 6:40 am / Arrival at the Machu Picchu train station: 8:10 am. 2nd Schedule: pick up from hotel: 5:30 am / Train departure: 7:45 am / Arrival at the Machu Picchu train station: 9:15 am.
End or closing time 1st. Schedule: departure time from the Machu Picchu train Station: 14:30 horas / Arrival at hotel in Cusco: 18:00 horas. 2nd. Schedule: departure time from the Machu Picchu train Station: 16:43 horas / Arrival at hotel in Cusco: 20:30 horas. 3rd. Schedule: departure time from the Machu Picchu train Station: 19:00 horas / Arrival at hotel in Cusco: 22:30 horas.
Maximum number 20-26 passengers
Minimum number 2 passengers
Is it possible to get there by public transport? No.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes, with a tourism guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? Spanish / English
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? Yes, Spanish / English audio-guides
Which is the guide/guest ratio? 1 guide / 20 passengers
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, there is a typical market in Machu Picchu town. The time spent shopping is depending the free time at the end of the tour.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? No.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? No.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Sunblock, mosquito repellent, camera, rain poncho (this can be bought at the start of the tour)
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes, warm jacket
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? Lunch
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes, Café Inkaterra Restaurant and others.
What is the category and speciality of the restaurant? Touristic restaurant specializing in Peruvian cuisine, fusion and novoandina.
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? No.
Is there a snack included? No.
Are drinks included? Yes, a variety of hot and cold drinks on the train.
Is there any place to get a drink? No.
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? None.
List all venues where restrooms are available On the train, in Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu stations, at the entrace of Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? Only in the train stations.
Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? No.
What is the fitness level required? It is required an optimal physical condition
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) For disabled people, we recommend to take the private tour. This tour on regular service, is not recommended.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Not in a regular service
What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Uneven.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? No restrictions
Are there any additional costs? List them Yes. For lavatories at the entrance of Machu Picchu Sanctuary and bottles of water
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) No restrictions
Which is the minimum/maximum height to participate? No restrictions
Which is the minimum/maximum weight to participate? No restrictions
Is a waiver required for participation? No.
Others In order to book this service the following is required: complete names, date of birth, passport number, nationality, language, hotel where passenger is staying for pickup. This service includes: transfers, Machu Picchu train ticket, bus ticket, tourism guide, Machu Picchu entrance ticket and lunch. Kid's fee applies to children from 3 to 8 years old. 9 and older are subject to regular adult fee.Tourist Train Service:Our 48-person coaches come complete with comfortable seats, individual dining tables and ample windows for unrestricted enjoyment of the awesome scenery en route. Our carriages are also equipped with air-conditioning, and anti-impact, UV protected glazing. Throughout the journey, we offer to the passengers a variety of cold and warm beverages from which to choose.IMPORTANT: On February, trains schedules can be modified by climatic reasons.