Ausflüge in Valle Sagrado: This category of train has 42-person coaches come complete with spacious leather seats for maximum enjoyment. All seats feature individual dining tables and panoramic windows to enjoy the awesome scenery on the route. Our carriages are also equipped with air-conditioning, anti-impact and UV protected glazing. Along the journey, we offer to the passengers a tasty selection of sweet and savoury snacks, fruits and a variety of cold and warm beverages.
Upon arrival to Machu Picchu town you will be contacted by our representative who will escort you to take the bus to the "Lost City of the Incas" which was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911 (25-minute motor-coach ride). Located on the left bank of the Vilcanota river lies the wonderful old city of Machu Picchu, which in quechua means "Old Mountain".
According to research, Machu Picchu would have been one of the vacation residences of Pachacutec, the first Inca emperor between 1438 and 1470. However, some of its finest buildings and the evident ceremonial purpose of the main access road to the village, prove that it was used as a religious shrine.
Machu Picchu is considered both a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its unique architectural and landscaping features. Prominent constructions among its buildings are the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds, among others of singular architecture and importance.
Your guide will narrate and explain all about this splendid citadel, which is a truly amazing experience. According to the train departure time, you can enjoy a delicious lunch before or after the start of the tour. Return by train to Ollanta Station and upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels in Urubamba (Posada Yucay, Casona Yucay, San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta, Augustos Valle, Tambo del Inka, Sol y Luna, Rio Sagrado, Casa Andina Private Collection Valle e Inkallpa).
Duration: 16 hours approximately.
Start/opening time: Daily. Pick up from hotel at 5:15am. Train departure at 6:40am (subject to changes). Arrival at the Machu Picchu train station at 8:01am.
End/closing time: Departure time from the Machu Picchu train Station at 7pm. Arrival at hotel in Urubamba at 9:15pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Restrictions: For disabled people, we recommend to take the private tour. People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in this tour. We recommend to have a good physical condition.
Included: Transport, guide, access, Superior class train and bus tickets, lunch, snacks and hot drinks on board and during the lunch.
Not included: Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, pictures and tips.
Others: Once the reference number is confirmed, it is necessary to provide the following information: full names of passengers, passport number, nationality, language, date of birth, flight and arrival date to Cusco, in order to coordinate the delivery of the tickets, name of the hotel in the Sacred Valley and the reference number for assigning the train service. This information must be sent not later than 17 days working days before the service date, or the ticket will be auto-canceled (100% non-refundable). Passengers must confirm the pick-up time 72 hours prior to the service.