Machu Picchu Express Tour

3 days
$890
Moderate
Daily
The Machu Picchu Express tour is best if you have limited time and do not mind enjoying a Machu Picchu excursion only for the day (3.5 hours each way by train from Cusco). If departing from Lima, you have to fly into Cusco before 11 am. Considered staying an extra day to visit the Sacred Valley or stay longer at Machu Picchu.

adventure overview

Day 1Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 2Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 3Morning free before flight to Lima
adventure overview

Day 1Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 2Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 3Morning free before flight to Lima

itinerary
Machu Picchu Express

Day 1 – Cusco

   Lima to Cusco – Fly before 9am

Welcome upon arrival in Cusco (11,152 ft) and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Cusco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. You will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, and Saqsaywaman.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Day 2 – Machu Picchu

   Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

This morning we will board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). During our 3.5 hours journey, you will enjoy great views of the mountains, river and maybe a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes Station (Machu Picchu Town) you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. After the tour you can continue to explore Machu Picchu on your own or return to the town with the group. Our train back to Cusco will depart in the mid to late afternoon.

   Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

    Breakfast

Day 3 – Cusco

   Cusco to Lima – Fly anytime

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.

    Breakfast


Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedule changes, or other unforeseen events.

Train to or from Machu Picchu: May to December: trains between Cusco and Machu Picchu depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). Between January and April, trains depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hours from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

pricing details
Pricing Details
  • Price:  $890 per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card (Amex: 3.5%)
  • Flights are NOT included
  • what is included
  • Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance permit