Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Your tour guide will Pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 am and transfer you to Ollantaytambo to board the Vistadome Observatory to Aguas Calientes; the train ride takes 1:30 minutes from the highlands of Ollantaytambo into the cloud forest, experiencing the fastest change in the landscape, following the Urubamba river.
Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes city, you will have some free time for coffee or snacks. Then you will board the 30 minutes beautiful bus ride up to Machu Picchu and enter Machu Picchu citadel. Once in Machu Picchu and passing the CheckPoint, you will have a 3 to 4 hours guided tour by your English-speaking guide showing you the best of this legendary lost city Incas surrounded by magnificent mountains, explore the most important places, learn about Incan history, new clues about Machu Picchu.
After the tour, you will have lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge hotel and take the bus back to Aguas Calientes to explore the town and go shopping. After, take the Vistadome Observatory to Ollantaytambo. The estimated arrival time is 8.00 PM back to your hotel in Cusco.
The Vistadome Observatory is the only train after the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train that allows you to pass from one carriage to another one and also has an Observatory Lounge form where your tour guide will show you the most beautiful land spaces and places on the train ride, enjoy the live show and Music.
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Pick up from your hotel around 4:00 am depending on the train schedule, drive along the mountains until Ollantaytambo, place where you’ll take the 1:30 minutes Expeditions train ride to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
The Train ride starts in the Peruvian Andes and will end in the cloud forest, experiencing the fastest change in the landscape, fallowing the Urubamba river that runs along the mountains until becomes the AmazonUpon arrival to Aguas Calientes city, your tour guide will be waiting for you to show you the best part of the city and give a free time so you can explore the city to later go to the bus terminal that takes you in a 30 minutes beautiful ride up to Machu Picchu and enter the citadel.
Once in Machu Picchu and passing the CheckPoint you’ll have 3 hours guided tour by your English speaking guide showing you the best of this legendary lost city build between heaven and earth surrounded by magnificent mountains, explore the most important places, learn about Incan history, new clues about Machu Picchu.
After the tour, you’ll still have free time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. When you are done exploring, you’ll catch the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). After, take the Panoramic train and bus back to Cusco, the estimated arrival time is 8.pm back to your hotel.