MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY EXPEDITION TRAIN – 1-DAY
We get up right on time for the eagerly awaited day we have all been sitting tight for in front of us. Pick-up is at 4:00 am from your hotel lobby prior to driving in our Apple Travel’s private van to Ollantaytambo Train Station to get the 6:10 am train. The drive goes through the alpine meadows lying among the different mountains with bright pinnacles, wonderful valleys, Inca cultivating patios worked by hand as amphitheaters, snowcapped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle en route to Aguas Calientes; the town at the foundation of Machu Picchu. The sacred Vilcanota Waterway will go with us all through the excursion until we have shown up in Aguas Calientes.
Our guide will be waiting for us at the train station in Aguas Calientes when we show up at the train station at roughly 7:30 am and take us up to Machu Picchu on bus transport. We will start our experience explore the Lost City of the Incas. During our 2-hour guided visit through the site, we will see a large number of significant places and find out about the old history of Machu Picchu.
After the tour
After the tour, when you have had your fill of the extraordinary views of Machu Picchu, we bring a bus down to Aguas Calientes. Upon landing in Aguas Calientes lunch is holding up with various eateries to choose from (lunch excluded). There may be some time for shopping or touring relying upon how your lunch requires.
At 4:22 pm, the Expedition train will return you to Ollantaytambo, following the terrific Urubamba Waterway. During this grand excursion, you will have the chance to appreciate the natural excellence of the narrow canyon and the wonderful whitewater segments of the waterway. When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, your driver will be sitting tight for you at the exit from the train station. From that point, you will actually want to partake in an enjoyable ride back to your hotel in Cusco, in our private van. It is significant that the assessed season of landing in your lodging is around 8:00 pm. Thusly, you can sit back, unwind, and take it all in, while thinking back about the astonishing encounters of the day.
EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN
Furthermore, for a more economical train ride with all the quality and advantages of Peru Rail, you can take advantage of the Expedition service that leaves from Ollantaytambo. This town is situated around a 2-hour drive from Cusco, contingent upon traffic.
*** There is not enough time on this tour to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
*** If you wish to do the extra hike, you can book an extra night in Aguas Calientes for yourself and let us know so we can book the train departure a day later. Please let us know at the booking.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- 4 am transfer from your hotel lobby to Ollantaytambo by private van
- Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu
- Two-hour tour with an English-speaking guide
- Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain is not possible with the time schedule
- Tips for your guide
Price & Availability
The Machu Picchu Tour is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants.
|NUMBER OF PERSONS||PRICE|
|2 to 8 persons||$327 USD per person|
***Private service is available for $40 USD more per person.***
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 persons and not more than 8 people!***
- 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of the university, student name, photo of the student, expiration date, etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
- Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Please read the following information carefully. It will help you answer all of your questions about our services and tour
ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
We will get you from the airport in Cusco and take you to your hotel in Cusco. If it’s not too much trouble, let us in on your flight details something like 14 days before your arrival. Our team member will hold an orange sign saying Apple Travel outside the arrival terminal. You should leave the terminal to find our representative as they can’t enter. (If it’s not too much trouble, let us know whether your hotel is in the Sacred Valley so we can make the important arrangements).
The briefing will be on the night before your trek at 6 pm in our office, which is located at Calle Garcilaso 2010 Office 2012.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
Absolutely! While you are on your tour to Machu Picchu, you can store your main luggage at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
HOW TO BOOK THE MACHU PICCHU TOUR?
To start with, to book your Rainbow Mountain Visit, we really want you to finish up our booking form by tapping on BOOK NOW on our main page or clicking here – BOOK NOW.
If it’s not too much trouble, prepare yourself with the accompanying information (FROM Every Member of your group). We can’t buy a Machu Picchu entrance tickets without the following details:
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.O.B. (dd/mm/yyyy)
SECOND, we require a deposit of $211 USD per person, in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make your deposit by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
We would greatly appreciate it if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco and avoid the additional 5.5% International transaction fee. We have many ATMs within the historic center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email@example.com to complete the payment.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?
According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need a student card). For example: if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
For all students from 11 to 17 years, the discount is $30 USD.
For children from the age of 2 to 11, the discount is $40 USD.
Children under the age of 2 are free.
All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Sorry, the answer is No. Once the tickets for Machu Picchu have been purchased, the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets have been bought. Tickets are neither refundable nor transferable. Even if, you cancel your Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is non-refundable.
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR THE MACHU PICCHU TOUR?
Without a doubt! You MUST carry your original passport with a similar identification number you sent off to us to book your entry to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances, and reservations. They will check when you enter Machu Picchu and board the train.
In the event that you are reestablishing your passport or changing your name, you should send us a Duplicate of your old passport to get your permit, and we can change it when we have a Duplicate of your new passport or another name for a charge of $25 USD per individual. Given that, we should have a duplicate of your old and new passports to roll out the changes. Before you change your passport keep a duplicate of your old one.
On the off chance that you don’t wish to pay this charge, you should carry both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport however you should show the two passports, old and new to enter Machu Picchu and the train. On the off chance that you don’t have both, you won’t be permitted to enter Machu Picchu or get on the train.
Note that checking the expiration date of your passport prior to going to Peru is vital. The governing authority of Peru enforces a law. Foreign guests need a passport valid for six months beyond entry
Note that checking the expiration date of your passport prior to going to Peru is vital. Subsequently, neglecting to meet this prerequisite might bring about a refusal of entry by Peruvian authorities. To avoid problems, check passport validity before traveling to Peru. Subsequently, neglecting to meet this prerequisite might bring about a refusal of entry by Peruvian authorities.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON A MACHU PICCHU TOUR?
The weather is unpredictable and cold at high altitudes. For Machu Picchu Tour, bring warm clothes and rain gear in your day backpack. (Apple Travel provides you with rain ponchos).
ARE WE DROPPED OFF AT OUR HOTEL AFTER THE MACHU PICCHU TOUR?
Of Course! We will drop you off at your hotel when we return from the trek or tour. If you are staying in the Sacred Valley, we will pick you up and/or drop you off there as well!
Welcome to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Realm, situated at 11,152 ft (3,399 meters) above ocean level. Notwithstanding, the absence of oxygen at this high height can be the main thing that can keep you from partaking in your excursion. Preventing altitude sickness before your trip to Cusco is crucial to avoid wasting a day feeling ill.
The first hours in Cusco can be challenging for visitors with symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and stomachaches. The Incas used coca leaves to prevent high-altitude sickness due to their expertise in natural medicine.
Don’t do anything other than rest
Assuming that you venture out from Lima to Cusco, the impact can be quick. This absence of oxygen, experimentally known as hypoxia, starts to show itself at 7,874 ft (2,399 m) above ocean level. That is the reason just in the wake of arriving in Cusco, guests can feel exhausted and experience issues strolling. It is prudent to make an effort not to stress about the main day and, if conceivable, rest the initial hours to assist the body with adapting to the elevation
How really do individuals feel following an evening of drinking? Parched. That is the way you’ll feel when you show up in Cusco. As currently expressed, the body gets dried out rapidly at high heights. It is suggested you hydrate previously and during your trip to Cusco. Additionally, stay away from heavy feasts since your stomach takes more time to process food at high heights. An eating routine of low proteins and high carbs is fitting.
Nobody understands the impacts of high altitude better than native individuals. Coca is the best natural medication to battle height affliction. It was even viewed as sacred due to its healing powers and is as yet utilized similarly at this moment as it was in the opportunity of the Incas. It contains iron, nutrients A, B1, B2, and calcium, among different supplements. Coca makes it easier for your circulatory system to ingest oxygen, smothers hunger, battles weakness, and migraines, and furthermore can facilitate your stomach. Have a go at drinking coca tea, which is tracked down in the entryways of most hotels in Cusco.
If you’re content with the services we provide, a tip – however not necessary – but is valued. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of extraordinary importance for individuals who will take care of you during the journey. It moves them to give brilliant help and is a dug-in element of the travel industry across numerous Apple Travel Peru destinations. Obviously, you are allowed to tip however much you feel is suitable.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Indeed, we are a local, sustainable, and dependable tour operator for that we integrate the universal standards of the travel industry which is to safeguard the climate and advantage the local communities by respecting their way of life and religion. Considering this, we have prepared all our local staff to be aware and comprehend, and regard the places and the nearby individuals.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING?
- A small daypack with 2-3L water to drink
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera and rain jacket or poncho
- A fleece or jacket, basic toiletries
- Hat for the sun, sunscreen, insect repellent
- Passport (you cannot board the train or enter Machu Picchu without your passport)
- Money for souvenirs, drinks, food, and tips
1 Day Day$ 297 USD per person Book Now