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Machu Picchu Overnight


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Machu Picchu Overnight

This trip to the lost city is one of the most stress-free trips available. Transportation and lodging are completely taken care of, and travelers on the Machu Picchu overnight get to experience the beautiful, ancient Incan city without several days of hiking. While this more demanding option appeals to some, the ease of the train ride (with beautiful views of the landscape) to Aguas Calientes, a night in a comfortable hotel, a tour of the city, and transportation home sound more appealing to many tourists. This is an especially good travel option for seeing the historical location if pressed for time, for anyone who missed the chance to reserve a spot on the Inca Trail but still wants to see the city, for families with small children, or for those who are less physically able. Machu Picchu is a Wonder of the World and should be available to all people who want to visit, not just those who can hike long distances. Book Now Online the 2 Day Machu Picchu tour!. 

Quick Itinerary

Cusco - Machu Picchu

  • 10:00 - Cusco, transfer to Ollantaytambo
  • 12:20 - Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
  • 14:00 - Arrival to Aguas Calientes town / Accommodation in Machu Picchu
  • 19:00 - Our guide will visit your hotel for your briefing

Machu Picchu Guided Tour

  • 05:00 - Our guide will pick you up from your hotel / Transfer to the bus station
  • 05:30 - Tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • 06:00 - Machu Picchu
  • 06:30 - Guided tour in Machu Picchu 2 Hrs
  • 09:30 - Free time / Huayna Picchu Mountain (optional)
  • 17:00 - Bus down to Aguas Calientes
  • 19:00 - Train return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • 20:30 - Our driver is waiting for you and tourist bus to Cusco
  • 22:00 - Cusco

Important Note: If you would like to return early, you can change your train return at 14:30 and you will be in Cusco at 18:30

 

Highlights of the Machu Picchu Overnight

  • Comfortable and quick way on how to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Opportunity to view the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as subtropical nature on the way to the Inca citadel.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Time off to explore and discover Machu Picchu on your own.
  • An opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 9:00 or 10:00

Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek

Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00

Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department

 

Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel

Service Level: Comfortable, hotel with private bath, tourist train and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Moderate - Some low-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers

Age requirement: 4+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a professional bilingual Tour Guide at Machu Picchu.

Meals: 1x breafast and 1x snack bag.

Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, a train round trip.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). These following hotels are used to accommodate you during your 2 day Machu Picchu Overnight tour: Mapi Seven Machu Picchu Hotel Renato House or Sol de los Andes. Once booked, our booking department will confirm your accommdation. If you would like to upgrade your hotel, visit our website ESSENTIAL INFO on the Machu Picchu Overnight page. 

 

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Day 01: Cusco - Aguas Calientes town

In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer your to a railway station (either at Ollantaytambo which is 1hr 30 minutes far away from Cusco). There you board a train and travel for about 1 hour 45 minutes experiencing spectacular changeable landscapes passing through lush fields and colourful villages placed on the foothill of the Andes. The highlight of the way are wonderful views of mountains and the marvellous Urubamba River that runs through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the end, you reach Aguas Calientes, a town just below Machu Picchu, where our Representative welcomes you at the railway station to accompany you to hotel. You just accommodated yourself in a hotel and the rest of the day is free so that you can the visit thermal baths (hot springs) and the lovely surroundings of Aguas Calientes.

Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco

The next day, you take a shuttle bus taking you up to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu following a zigzag path for about 30 minutes. Once in Machu Picchu, your Tour Guide introduces you the most important attractions of this antique Incan site such as its main square, the Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Incas Cemetery. This guided tour takes about 2 and half an hour and then you are given time off to explore around the complex and to take some amazing panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. So please do not forget your camera and enjoy the visit of the "One of the New 7 Wonders of the World" !! When you have enjoy the site enough, you take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in the package) in one of many lovely restaurants offering traditional Andean as well as international cuisine. In the afternoon, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver expects us in front of the railway station to transfer us to Cusco.

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What is included in the Machu Picchu Tour?

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Private tourist transportation to the Train Station
  • Accommodation: Hotel (01 night)
  • Meals: 01 Breakfast, 01 Snack bag (Organic cotton bag)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide
  • Expedition train round trip to Machu Picchu
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu

Not Included

Solo Travellers: If you do not want to share your room with someone else, please book the "Solo Traveller" option

 

Tour Guide & A Representative

Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek for your briefing, it is very important, let us know, where you will be staying in Cusco. 

 

All Machu Picchu Overnight tours are accompanied by a Our driver, Tierras Vivas Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

Accommodation during the 2 day Inca Trail Hike
These following hotels are used to accommodate you during your tour:

 

Hotel Wiracocha Machu Picchu

ViAndina Hotel Machu Picchu

 

We spend a night in small locally owned hotel with private bathrooms and breakfast facilities (Double or Matrimonial room). All of the hotels we use in Aguas Calientes are located within walking distance of the train stations.

 

Hotel-Wiracocha-Machu-Picchu

Hotel Wiracocha Machu Picchu

Hotel-Adventure-HouseHotel Machu Picchu Dream

 

Single Accommodation: If you are traveling on your own, and would prefer to share a tent, we'll pair you with another trekker of the same gender and there will not be an extra cost. If you prefer to have a tent to yourself a surcharge of USD 50 will have to be paid. If you want an upgrade any service to the train or accommodation or do you want to stay extra night in Machu Picchu, contact us directly to info@tierrasvivas.com for this to be done and confirmed to you.

 

IMPORTANT TO ACCOMMODATION: You must present your passport with the TAM immigration slip (copy) to all hotel accommodations. The national sales tax (18%) is charged to all Peruvian citizens and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. In case the room is shared by both a taxable and non-taxable guest at the same time, the sales tax will be applied to the whole room. So please take every caution to not lose this piece of paper. You need to bring it to the Cusco office for your checking.

 

UP-GRADING MACHU PICCHU HOTELS

If you would like to upgrade your accommodation, the discount is U$ 25 per person (Double or Single room). We can recommend the following hotel in Machu Picchu or you can choose and book the hotel by yourself:

 

    Accommodation Accommodation
MACHU PICCHU HOTELS  STAR SINGLE DOUBLE
Santuary Lodge Machu Picchu 5 Star   U$ 1500.00 U$ 1500.00  
Casa Andina Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 218.50  U$ 218.50 
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 110.00 U$ 150.00 
Ferre Machu Picchu 3 Star U$ 230.00  U$ 230.00

 

Santuary Lodge Machu Picchu: The accommdation is Standard Patio

Casa Andina Machu Picchu: The accommdation is Standard Traditional

Tierra Viva Hotel Machu Picchu: The accommodation is Standard

Ferre Machu Picchu Hotel: The accommodation is Standard

 

 

Train Service & Transfers

On this Machu Picchu Tours are included the following train services:

 

PeruRail - Expedition Train

Expedition-Train

Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

  Departure Arrival to Machu Picchu
Expedition 81 12:55 14:25

 

Machu Picchu to Cusco

  Departure Arrival to Ollantaytambo Arrival to Cusco
Expedition 74 14:55 16:31 18:30
Expedition 84 18:20 20:05 22:00
Expedition 86 20:50 22:50 23:50

 

IncaRail - The Voyager Train

Voyager-Train

Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

  Departure Arrival to Machu Picchu
The Voyager 11:15 12:41

 

Machu Picchu to Cusco

  Departure Arrival to Ollantaytambo Arrival to Cusco
The Voyager 14:30 15:56 18:40
The Voyager 19:00 20:41 22:30
The Voyager 20:20 21:59 23:00

 

  • On the Expedition and The Voyager is not included extra service inside the train.
  • Our driver will drop off in your hotel.

UP GRADING Train service:

If you prefer Vistadome train or Machu Picchu Train 360 for this trek, the extra price is U$ 50 dollars. let us know before your booking your service.

  

Vistadome train Machu Picchu - Perurail

The Vistadome train have panoramic windows, which allows to appreciate the beautiful scenery along the route.Live an unforgettable experience of magic connection with nature on the Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo route on the PeruRail Vistadome train. 

 Vistadome-Train

In the Vistadome service you can enjoy of: 

  • Long Stretch (from the Poroy Station, Cusco):
  • Outbound: Snack Service
  • Inbound: Snack Service
  • Short Stretch (from the Ollantaytambo Station):
  • Outbound: Light Snack Service
  • Inbound: Light Snack Service
  • Selection of hot or cold non-alcoholic drinks (one hot drink and one cold drink per person)

The 360 train Machu Picchu - Inca Rail

The only train in Peru with an entertainment app on board which will allow you to learn more about the train journey and the Inca civilization. Experience a unique way to travel to Machu Picchu, exploring the Andean landscape like never before with wider and taller panoramic windows and an observation outdoor carriage including a bar. Enjoy our appetizing selection of cold and warm drinks, prepared using fruit juices and Andean herbs, and our delicious gourmet and organic delights made with products from the Sacred Valley.

 

360-Train

You can enjoy of:

  • Comfortable seats with tables in front
  • Bigger and wider panoramic windows
  • Outdoor carriage including a bar to enjoy the landscape
  • Gourmet and organic delights made with products from the Sacred Valley
  • InTrain entertainment system.

Starting point & Pickup

Usually our hike is starting from Cusco, but we can pick you up from your hotel outside of Cusco. Please check your trip and location for pick you up.

 

Trip/ Hiking Starting point & pickup
Machu Picchu Overnight  Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo
Inca Trail  Cusco, Chinchero, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo 
Salkantay Trek  Cusco
Lares Trek  Cusco, Pisac
Rainbow Mountain  Cusco
Ausagante Trek  Cusco
Choquequirao trek  Cusco
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu   Cusco, Urubamba, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo
Inca Quarry Trail  Cusco, Urubambam Yanahuara
Cusco Day tours  Only Cusco

 

Important Note: In case you will spend night in Ollantaytambo, Our guide can pick you up from your hotel and you can have U$ 15 discount per person.

Suggest Items

A kind of luggage you need to take with depends on a kind of tour you plan to undertake, a part of the country you like to visit, a year season and a length of your trip. In general, you should pack as lightly as possible because you carry your own luggage during most of our tours (however, there are not long walking distances – up to 30 minutes). We recommend you to keep weight of your luggage under 7 kg (20 lb.).

 

Most of travelers use a suitcase. However, a big backpack would be more suitable. In any case, please do not forget a small rucksack that you will need for daily travels (to carry your bottled water, camera, snacks, etc.). It is better to avoid a wheeled luggage and use luggage with shoulder straps.

 

What to bring on the Machu Picchu Overnight Tour

What Kind of Clothing to Pack to Machu Picchu 

Clothing to take with you depends on a year season in Peru and a part of country you plan to visit.

 

If you plan to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu (Andean mountain range or Altiplano), then we recommend you to take some trousers suitable for hiking, shorts, T-shirts and trekking shoes for the days; and sweaters, fleeces, hats, scarves and warm jackets for the nights. You also should take a sun protection cream, sun glasses and in some cases, mosquito repellent (depending on a route chosen). It is very convenient to have a light rain-gear available in a daypack (e.g. a waterproof poncho or jacket and/or waterproof trousers) as weather changes quickly and rains can suddenly occur. For more details, please check the below link of “What to Bring on the Machu Picchu Tour”.

 

What to take on the Machu Picchu Tour

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a hotspring in Aguas Calientes),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.

Extra Luggage

If you have extra luggage, you can be left safely in your hotel in Cusco, in the Ollantaytambo train station or Tierras Vivas store luggage. if you decided in our store luggage, in the morning our driver will pick your luggage and He leave in our office and we will save 2 days and when you will return to Cusco, you can pick your luggage..

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Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night

Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu tour involves the experience of visiting the famous Pisac Market, Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo archeological site. Then you will take the train to Machu Picchu and spend one night in Aguas Calientes before visiting the site the next day. The next day you will wake up early and take the bus up to Machu Picchu. There, you will visit the Machu Picchu city and have the chance to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (must be purchased in advance) or walk around the ruins. Book Now Online the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Tour

Inca Traill Hiking with camping 2 days / 1 night

Inca Traill Hiking with camping 2 days / 1 night

Inca Trail hiking with camping 2 days is one of hike list experience for anyone planning a trip to Machu Picchu with camping, It gives you a taste of the Inca Trail but takes half the time and requires less than half the physical exertion This hike involves 2 day hike on the short trail to Machu Picchu and 1 night camping in the Puente ruinas. more information, visit our Inca Trail Hiking 2 days with camping

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days/ 1 Night

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days/ 1 Night

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu takes you to the same experience as the Classic Inca Trail, but in least time. We get to the first point and then we hike through lush vegetation of a cloud forest, and then we cross Incan ruins such as Wiñay Wayna until arriving to the Sun Gate. We continue down to our hotel in Aguas Calientes Town where we have a rest. The following early morning adventure starts with Machu Picchu hiking tour for two hours. Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days/ 1 Night.

Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail 3 Days/ 2 Nights

This Sacred Valley tour to Inca Trail 3 days tour was created especially for you, offers the possibility of combining a traditional guide tour of the Sacred Valley with an adventure hike, this links the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the 2 day Inca Trail course towards one of the seven wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu. Book Online the Sacred Valley & Inca Trail 3 days

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