Machu Picchu Tour Full Day

  • Activity TypeCultural
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Service LevelUpgraded Comfort
  • Group SizeMin 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl


Private Machu Picchu tour by train – Full Day

Visit the iconic Incan city of Machu Picchu in a day trip, traveling by very scenic train ride through farms lands, viewing snowy mountains in the Urubamba valley, some Incas sites, this day tour is all-inclusive, we will have train tickets, Machu Picchu entrance ticket, bus ride, pickups, guides meals ready so you don’t worry about anything but enjoy your day trip with top guides around and excellent service.

Discovering Machu Picchu by train ride is the perfect journey for your vacation, especially when you do not want to hike or camp, it is the perfect boutique vacation in a day tour whether you are staying in the Sacred Valley or Cusco.


  • Tour with our passionate local guides that guided Machu Picchu more than 1000 times
  • Enjoy our private service
  • Savor the Peruvian cuisine in of the top restaurants in Machu Picchu town
  • Enjoy the scenic Vista dome train ride to Machu Picchu town


Type of tour: Private  service, historical, guided and  scenic train ride

Level of service: Confort

Duration:1 day

Starting location: Cusco /Sacred Valley at your request

Group size: This tour is only offered in private service, for you to enjoy fully this day journey to the 7th World Wonder.

Our guides: PERU BY LOCALS was a dream that came true in 2015 for Jose Condor who guided tour at Machu Picchu from 2004 until today and have been to Machu Picchu over  1000 times, now Peru by Locals has a group of top guides around among men and women that had a professional degree and get refresh training every year.

Peru by Locals is not only a travel company but a group of great leaders that love sharing our culture with you and love being with travelers.


This hike is operated by PERU BY LOCALS 100%, when you book your hike or take any tour package, you go with us, we depart every day and year around, the group size  from 2 to 5 people on average, that allow us to give you personalized service and learn more about our amazing country

We take bookings year around, you are welcome to reach us for any questions you have to our 14/7 number +51 989585967 or emailing us to


On the morning of your Machu Picchu tour, you will be transported to the train station in Ollantaytambo town to catch a scenic train to the town of Aguas Calientes, which takes about 1.5 hours. The journey by train is stunning – the views change from highlands to cloud forest, and along the way you will be able to see snow-capped mountains, villages, farms, etc.

Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at the train station for the bus rife to Machu Picchu. Be prepared for a flood of emotions and serious goosebumps at your very first picture of this amazing ancient site of Machu Picchu.

Your guide will give you a detailed tour of the culture and history of Machu Picchu. You will visit the main temple, the Temple of the Condor, Inca king palace, the stone quarry and the solar observatory, terraces, etc.

After your complete Machu Picchu tour you will take the bus down to the train station at Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train back to Cusco or to Sacred Valley.



  • Private transport from hotel to train station and back to hotel either in the Sacred valley or Cusco
  • Professional and passionate tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Machu Picchu permits
  • Scenic vistadome train ride
  • Bus transport from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu round trip


  • Dinner
  • Apreciations for the guide, recommended 15% of the total cost

Packing list

  • Day bag for carrying your belongings
  • Phone or camera for pictures
  • Clothes (hiking shoose, warm fleece jacket, rain jacket)
  • Snacks, is always good to bring your favorite snacks so you can enjoy while hiking
  • Water (2 litter person recommended), we really recommend you to bring a wáter bottle or camel bag, so that help us to protect our home
  • Sunscreen SPF 35+ recommended
  • Sunglasses
  • Repellent
  • If you have any medications you use, please don’t forget to bring them with you

Important information


What is the terrain like? How challenging is it?

The hike is rated as moderate to Challenging since is all uphill but very reguarding.

How long before should I book this journey hike?

This hike does not require permit but Peru by Locals still needs at least a week to put everything together.

What is the weather like during the year?

The Cusco area has only 2 well-defined seasons: the wet season and dry season. The wet season starts in November and ends in March. During this period, it rains almost every day for three or four hours, but also there are several sunny days. The dry season begins around March and lasts until October. June and July are the coldest months. Paradoxically at noon the temperatures can reach 23 °C (77°F), the annual highest temperature.

Should I tip to the guide and driver? If I do, how much I should I tip?

Our guides are paid fairly according to Peruvian labor laws – that is why, we don’t force our clients to tip the crew. However, most of our clients want to give them an appreciation for the work they do and the service they receive so, if you feel like giving them an appreciation or tip them, feel free to do it at the end of their work. If that’s the case we recommend to tip with 15% of the total cost.

Is there any age limit?

In this hike there is not a minimum age or limit ,- any person who is prepared for hiking can do it., This day hike is short but it can be challenging for someone that never hiked.

Peruvian Currency

The Peruvian sole is the currency of Peru, and usually fluctuates in the 3.3 to 3.8 Nuevo sol to 1 US Dollar.


Spanish is the national language of Peru, also a 20% of Peruvians speak Quechua (Inca language) Our guides are fluent in Spanish and English.

Why Peru by Locals

  • Peru by Locals offers tailor-made treks and tours and we cater to your interests when we plan your tour
  • We are committed to providing world-class tours based on exceptional customer service.
  • We are a locally owned and highly experienced travel company based in Cusco, Peru.
  • Our staff consists of members which have decades of first-hand experience in the Peruvian tourism sector.
  • All the management and staff in Peru by Locals speak English, Spanish, and Quechua (the language of the Incas).
  • Our guides and staff members are professionally trained and educated in the history of the Incas, Peruvian history, culture and traditions, first aid in the wilderness, guiding treks and tours, the fauna and flora of the region, and tourism management.
  • We are committed to protect our environment.
  • We are committed to creating Jobs and empowering local people. We believe in fair labor practices and honor and treat all our employees with dignity.
  • We have programs to help with the development of the porters’ families and communities, such as planting trees and buying school books and school equipment for poor local communities.
  • We honor native communities that have stewarded the land you visit
  • We have also started an Education Fund to support the education of the children of porters. A percentage of income from every tour and trek goes to education of needed once.
  • Our trips are designed carefully to your needs and we create diverse unique itineraries from 1 to 15 days in length, a we offer wide range of tours and treks and all the tours. We guarantee you the experience of a lifetime!
  • Peru By Locals organizes free worry trips for you to enjoy fully.

Peru small group specialists

Our tours are designed for those who love adventure, want to explore new places, experience the local culture, love food, like history or photography for all ages whether you are traveling alone, with friends, in couples, family. At Peru by Locals there is not

Small groups are the best and the average tour or trek group is around 4 to 8 people. Why is this great? Well, have you ever waited in line while 40 other people get a coffee in the morning? Believe it or not, it is not fun. Taking small groups allows us the flexibility to take you on an adventure to places that nobody else goes.


Price per person : $ 390

If you looking to travel for a honeymoon this is for you and you let us know you are doing this hike, for this reason, we will make it even more special, or are you planning to propose to your, life partner? we will help with that planning too.


Students: discount of $25, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when booking the  Machu Picchu tour with us.

Children up to 15 years of age will be considered as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking.


For us to reserve your spot on the tour, you need to send us the following information: Full names, passport number, nationality, age, and gender of each member in the group. As the next step, you are required to make the relevant deposit of US$ 50 using PAY PAL as indicated below: Once we have both, we will confirm your booking with us. Thank you very much for choosing Peru by Locals, we’ll make sure you will have the best experience.

Deposit for Day Tour



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