Cusco: Machu Picchu 2-Day Inca Trail Trip & Panoramic Train

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Explore the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on this 2-day trip. Enjoy the essence of the Inca Trail without the long trek and discover ancient paths before returning on the panoramic Vistadome train.


  • Visit Machu Picchu twice - for the sunset and for the sunrise
  • Interact and learn with experienced tour guides
  • Visit the cloud forest around Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna
  • Arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate
  • Enjoy a return trip on the panoramic Vistadome train


Day 1: Cusco - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu Pueblo Start your adventure at your hotel in Cusco by meeting your guide at 4:00 a.m. After a short drive to Ollantaytambo, you will set off on a 1.5-hour train ride to Chachabamba, taking in the scenery of the Urubamba River along the way. From the checkpoint at Chachabamba (Km 104), you will start your Inca Trail Trekking to Machu Picchu. Visit the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna and take in the variety of flora and fauna.  Enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, and from here, you can take in one of the most spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. Arriving in Machu Picchu in the late afternoon lets you see the empty city and enjoy the sunset. After a short bus ride to your hotel, you can enjoy a relaxed end to the day with dinner and a night of comfortable sleep in a 3-star hotel.   Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu - Return Cusco After another early start, you will prepare to visit Machu Picchu, the tour's highlight. Board your bus just as the sun rises. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore independently. You also have the option to hike either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña.  After the Machu Picchu tour, you will take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes, then take the Panoramic Vistadome train and take the bus back to Cusco. After a full day of sightseeing, you will be conveniently shuttled back to your accommodation for a relaxing end to your Inca exploring adventure. 


Pre-departure briefing at the Cusco office Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation One night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (3-star) Boxed lunch (day 1 on the Inca Trail) Restaurant dinner on day 1 Expedition train to the trailhead Return on the Vistadome train English-speaking guide A second guide for groups over 9 Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu First aid kit, oxygen tank, and satellite phones

Important Information

  • Dietary options available
  • Children must be acompanied by and adult
  • Passport details needed at the time of Booking
  • Your backpack must not exceed 25L due to local regulations at the site of Machu Picchu. Backpacks that exceed this limit will not be allowed in
  • Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in), good quality daypack, 2-litre water storage, hiking pants/trousers, a change of clothes for Machu Picchu, undergarments, hiking socks, rain gear, and a warm layer is recommended
  • A valid passport must be shown at the Chachabamba checkpoint for entry (copies will not be accepted)
  • You must possess a valid student card if you booked as a student

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