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Machu Picchu tour with premium trains

¿ Would you like to know about Machu Picchu enjoying the best train ride? The Machu Picchu Tour with trains is for you.

The Machu Picchu Tour with Vistadome train is an experience not to be missed if you consider yourself a lover of exclusive tours. If you are looking to add a plus to your Machu Picchu tour, you can opt for one of the different train alternatives we offer: The 360°, The Voyager Premium and Lounge, Vistadome and Vistadome Observatory.


The 360º

A train that is designed to make the most of the panoramic views of the landscape until reaching Machu Picchu. An experience that we definitely recommend for those looking to take lots of pictures along the way without leaving comfort aside. The service also includes a healthy box lunch service with organic products and live shows.


The Voyager Premium and Lounge

This preferential boarding is an exclusive service for all those who seek to travel with all the comforts. Its open-air balcony, combined with its soft traditional Andean music and the hospitality of its staff will complement a unique trip.



One of the most selected premium trains for its comfort and excellent service on board. Vistadome offers panoramic windows to offer the best views of the journey, including roof windows that are much wider than the Expedition train. Its leather seats are spacious and the environment is equipped with music and air conditioning to ensure a comfortable journey.


Vistadome Observatory

A variant of Vistadome with a plus that is designed for those who like to contemplate the scenery on their way to Machu Picchu. Its observatory type car and its wide windows will guarantee a complete view of the entire environment, something that will be worth for unforgettable pictures of the road.

Premium trains are renowned for their comfort and luxury, and offer unique panoramas of mountains, crops and hillsides.

In this experience you will discover beautiful panoramic views on your train ride. Unlike other train rides, this journey will be unique and will have all the amenities that will allow you to enjoy the ride even more. Some of them may offer dances on board, local shows, lounge area, balconies, snacks and other services that can complement your trip.

The Machu Picchu Tour with trains includes one trip with this service, although you can also request both trips to have this incredible service on your return to the hotel.

To learn more about the traditional day trip, click here.

You can also make the most of your trip and do your Machu Picchu tour in two days, something we highly recommend to make the most of the tours of the Citadel and add additional activities. To learn more, click here.

¡ Dare to break the routine and book now!



6:00: Departure from Cusco and Travel by train

At this time the adventure will begin, leaving from your hotel in Cusco to go to the train station in Ollantaytambo. You can make the trip on your own, or request a private transport or bus to reach your destination.

07:45 - 09:15: Tren Vistadome Observatory a Machu Picchu

As soon as you arrive, you can board the Vistadome Observatory train and begin an incredible journey through valleys, mountains and hillsides. The trip will last about an hour and a half, so you will have plenty of time to look out the windows and observe the landscapes that you will find on the journey to Machu Picchu.

09:20 - 10:20: Reception in Aguas Calientes and Transfer to Machu Picchu

Once you have arrived at your destination, a guide will be waiting for you, who will accompany you to a tourist transfer to the Citadel... How exciting!

10:20 - 13:30: Tour guiado a Machu Picchu y traslado en Transfer a Aguas Calientes

Once you have arrived at the entrance of the Citadel, you will begin a guided tour of this architectural center, where you will have the opportunity to see squares, roads, temples and countless ancient structures built by the Incas.

After finishing this tour, you will be able to continue discovering the Citadel on your own, agreeing with the guide on a meeting place and location.

On the way, you will have plenty of free time to rest, admire the incredible panoramic views, take pictures and chat. Afterwards, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes.

13:30 - 15:50: Free time for lunch

When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will have the option of having lunch or hiking in the village on your own. You can also visit the hot springs if you wish, before returning.

16:22 - 17:50: Return to Ollantaytambo

Around 4:30 pm, you will have enjoyed all the activities and will return to Ollantaytambo station by train. You can take advantage of this ride to see landscapes that you could not see on the outward journey, in addition to having all the exclusive services of the train.

18:00 - 20:00: Private transportation to Cusco

Once we arrive at the Ollataytambo train station, we will board our private transportation to return to Cusco and rest. You will have plenty of free time to explore the city and enjoy the gastronomy that you can only find here.

** Timetables apply to the Vistadome train, check for availability of other premium trains.

Additional Information


The price of the excursion to Machu Picchu includes:

  • Transfers
  • Train ticket (ask for schedules)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional Guide (Spanish, Portuguese, English)
Not include

The price of the excursion to Machu Picchu does not include:

  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Entrance to hot springs
What to Bring

¿ What to bring to the Machu Picchu tour?

  • Consider that Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes are above (2,000 masl /6,561 ft); its climate varies according to the time of the year.
  • It is recommended to choose: comfortable shoes, light clothing, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sun block, water, rain gear (especially in November - April).
  • Insect repellent (important in Machu Picchu).
  • Passport or ID card.
  • ISIC card if you are a student.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Bathing suit and towel (optional for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes).
  • Audiovisual recording devices (cell phone, camera, video cameras).
  • Cash (local currency).

¿ What considerations should you take into account when doing the Machu Picchu Tour with premium trains?

  • You can include tickets to the attractions as an additional service in the purchase process, or purchase them on your own, at the same places, in cash (admission prices to the attractions may vary without prior notice).
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors beyond our control, the itinerary of the trip may vary. If so, we will notify you in a timely manner.
  • Guru Explorers value your time and strive to respect the tour schedule; however, it may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.

Not Allowed:

  • Pets.
  • Smoking.
  • Large suitcases or bags.

Not recommended for:

  • Wheelchair users.
Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

  • With 3 days or less notice, there will be no reimbursement.
  • Between 4 and 7 days notice, 70% reimbursement.
  • More than 7 days, 90% will be reimbursed.

Date changes:

  • Fees applied for date change in private tours:
  • There will be no extra charge if notified more than 5 days in advance.
  • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
  • If notified 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and will not be subject to reimbursement.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.

Why choose us

We want to be part of that experience where you will enjoy the Machu Picchu Tour with premium trains.

If you are still wondering why choose us, we would like you to read 7 outstanding features of our service:

QUALITY: When you go to a teacher, it's because you want to answer all the questions. When it comes to travel, money, time and enjoyment there is a lot to be solved and that's what Guru Explorers is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.

EXPERIENCE: To become Guru Explorers, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We live bad and good experiences, valuing that in the details is the difference, that's why we know what elements are essential for your trip, we are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!

TRANSPARENCY: We are here to provide you with the best information and description of our tours. We are not in favor of hidden costs. We provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.

SECURITY: You trust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.

FLEXIBILITY: Although we have pre-established packages; we adapt to your needs and make tailor-made plans for you to visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of a Guru Explorers. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate travel, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sporting event in your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.

PASSION: Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; that makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for you and your loved ones.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive them or their environment. We create experiences that are more humane and respectful of heritage.

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¿ What is the difference between the Expedition tourist train and the Vistadome?

The Expedition tourist train is the basic one used for almost all tours to Machu Picchu. The Vistadome includes more amenities, is more spacious, has windows with better panoramic views and includes snacks. They also offer extras such as parades and dances as entertainment on the trip.

¿Is it possible to take the Vistadome round trip?

Yes, both trips can be made on the Vistadome train if you coordinate schedules and itinerary in advance.

¿ What are the train schedules to Machu Picchu?

Vistadome Observatory

The PeruRail Vistadome Observatory leaves Ollantaytambo at 7:45 am and returns around 4:22 pm. The Expedition tourist train has more frequent trips: in the morning there are two departures (5:05 am and 8:10 am) and in the afternoon you can start the trip at 4:43 pm or 6:20 pm.

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