Train to Machu Picchu

Many people email us asking us how to book a traditional one day tour to Machu Picchu. Peru Treks does not offer a 1-day package to Machu Picchu, however it really is very simple for you to organize yourselves. We've included some information below to help you.

 

In order to plan your trip to Machu Picchu you have to understand a little about the geography of the area. Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world for such a long time because its location is fairly remote and inaccessible. Machu Picchu is located high up on a mountainside. The nearest town is Aguas Calientes which is located down in the valley beside the Vilcanota River. Aguas Calientes is only a couple of kilometres away from Machu Picchu as the crow flies but it takes a bus about 20 minutes to climb the narrow, steep zigzagging dirt track that connects the two.

There are no roads that connect Aguas Calientes to the outside world, you either have to take a train to Ollantaytambo (and then take a taxi or bus to Cusco), or take the train all the way back to Cusco. For the adventurous the only other real alternative is by foot by way of a number of scenic trails including the Classic 4 day Inca Trail.

 

Peru Treks & Adventure Tour Operator

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Specialists, working to help the community

Office Address: Avenida Pardo 540 (in the corner of the small park), Cusco, Peru

Telephone: 00 51 84 222722 (from overseas), 084 222722 (from within Peru), 222722 (from Cusco)