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Tour to Machu Piccu with Vistadome Train 1 Day Tour

ollantaytambo, Aguas caliente, Machu Picchu
Duration 1 day
Travel Style Hike,History
Difficulty Easy
Group size Min 2 - Max 8

Set out on a train ride of a lifetime with 69 Explorer, your trusted travel agency, as we introduce the Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train 1 Day Tour. This train ride is a gateway to one of the most mystical places on earth. Imagine traveling through the breathtaking landscapes of Peru, where every turn brings a new intriguing attraction.

As you board the Vistadome train at Ollantaytambo train station, prepare for a scenic ride that will redefine train rides. The journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the Machu Picchu town, is a visual feast. The panoramic windows of the Vistadome train invite the outside in, offering spectacular views of the Andean landscape. This train to Machu Picchu transcends ordinary train services, turning a simple commute into a panoramic experience.

The trip to Machu Picchu will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. You’ll witness the Andean countryside transitioning into a lush cloud forest, all from the comfort of your seat. This is more than just a train ride; it’s a journey through the heart of Peru.

Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, a brief 30-minute bus ride will take you to the Machu Picchu. Here, our knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the ancient ruins. As part of the tour, every ticket to Machu Picchu comes with a wealth of knowledge. This deeper dive into the history and culture makes your visit an educational and inspirational experience.

The Vistadome train not just offers mesmerizing views but also cultural enrichment. Onboard, you will be treated to a unique fashion show. These shows showcase local textiles and designs, a vibrant display of Peruvian culture and craftsmanship. The unique blend of natural beauty and cultural exhibition sets our train services apart.

As part of our commitment to providing comprehensive experiences, 69 Explorer will manage all aspects of your tour to Machu Picchu. From securing your train tickets on the Peru Rail Vistadome to ensuring your comfort throughout the journey, we’ve got it all covered. Your adventure with us will be seamless, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Machu Picchu.

The Tour to Machu Piccu with Vistadome Train 1 Day Tour offered by 69 Explorer is more than just a day trip. It’s a holistic journey that combines luxurious train rides, breathtaking views, cultural immersion, and historical exploration. Join us for this expedition train experience and treasure memories that will last a lifetime.

From US$ 357

95% of travelers recommend this experience

Important information


  • Round-Trip Vistadome Train Tickets: Enjoy luxury travel on the Vistadome train, known for its panoramic windows and comfortable seating. The train journey to and from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) provides stunning views of the Andean landscape.
  • Transportation to and from Cusco: We will provide comfortable and safe transportation from Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station and back. This ensures a hassle-free start and end to your day’s adventure.
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu: A knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you through the Machu Picchu ruins. They will share insights into the history, architecture, and significance of this ancient Incan citadel.
  • Bus Transfers to Machu Picchu: From Aguas Calientes, a bus will take you to Machu Picchu. This short ride offers a glimpse of the lush landscape surrounding the historical site.
  • Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu: The tour includes the entry ticket to Machu Picchu, allowing you full access to explore the awe-inspiring ruins.
  • Free Time to Explore: After the guided tour, you will have some free time to wander around Machu Picchu on your own, take photos, or simply soak in the mystical ambiance of the place.
  • Cultural Entertainment on Board: Experience unique onboard entertainment during your Vistadome train ride, including a fashion show featuring traditional Andean clothing and textiles.
  • Onboard Refreshments: Enjoy light snacks and beverages on the Vistadome train, enhancing your travel experience as you gaze out at the beautiful landscapes.


  • Meals and Drinks: Meals are not provided and must be purchased separately.
  • Travel Insurance: The tour does not include personal travel insurance. It’s highly recommended that guests arrange their own insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances during the trip.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for the tour guide, train staff, or any other service you encounter are not included and are left at your discretion.
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off: While transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station and back is included, pick-up and drop-off directly from hotels are not covered unless specifically mentioned in your tour package.
  • Additional Site Tickets: If you wish to visit additional sites in the Machu Picchu area, such as Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, tickets for these are not included and must be purchased separately.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal purchases or expenses, such as souvenirs, snacks outside of what’s provided, or additional activities in Aguas Calientes, are not included in the tour price.
  • Optional Upgrades or Experiences: Any upgrades to services or optional experiences that are not part of the standard tour package will need to be arranged and paid for separately.

Recommend to carry

  • Valid Passport: Essential for entry to Machu Picchu and for train travel.
  • Printed Tour Tickets: Including your train and Machu Picchu entrance tickets.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Dress in layers, as temperatures can vary. Include a light jacket or sweater.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes: Preferably hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers with good grip for walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Rain Gear: Especially if traveling during the rainy season (November to March), a waterproof jacket or poncho is advisable.
  • Sun Protection: High-altitude sun can be intense. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap for protection.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day. Water is available for purchase, but it’s eco-friendly to bring your own reusable bottle.
  • Snacks: Bring light snacks to keep your energy up during the tour.
  • Camera or Smartphone: For capturing photos of the stunning scenery and historic ruins.
  • Personal Medications: Include any necessary prescription medicine and perhaps a basic first-aid kit.
  • Cash in Local Currency (Soles): For small purchases, snacks, or tips.
  • Insect Repellent: Particularly important if you are sensitive to bug bites.
  • Backpack: A small backpack is ideal for carrying your essentials during the tour.
  • Chargers or Power Bank: To keep your electronic devices charged throughout the day.


Embark on an scenic journey with the Vistadome Train Machu Picchu 1-Day Tour, where every moment becomes a memory. Your guide will pick you up early from your hotel in one of our private vans. Together, we will travel to the Ollantaytambo train station, approximately 1.5 hours (60 km or 37 mi) away. Here, our adventure to the legendary Machu Picchu truly begins.

We’ll travel from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the quaint town also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. This train ride takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. During the ride, you’ll get views of the changing landscapes, from Andean highlands to lush cloud forests.

Upon our arrival in Aguas Calientes, a short bus ride of about 30 minutes will take us to the magnificent Machu Picchu. Here, we will experience the rich history and breathtaking architecture of this Incan citadel. Our guided tour will last approximately 2 to 3 hours, exploring the main sites such as the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows.

After immersing ourselves in the mysteries and marvels of Machu Picchu, we’ll return to Aguas Calientes. We’ll have time to explore this charming town, grab a bite to eat, or shop for souvenirs before boarding our Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, we’ll take the private van back to Cusco, concluding our unforgettable full-day tour.

Throughout this journey, we will ensure your comfort and provide all necessary information to make this experience seamless and enjoyable. As we traverse the region, you’ll witness the beauty of the Peruvian landscape and also connect with their cultural heritage.

The statistics of our Vistadome Train Machu Picchu 1-Day Tour are as follows:

  • Total distance covered: Approximately 120 km (75 mi) round trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • Highest altitude reached: 2,430 m (7,972 ft) at Machu Picchu.
  • Lowest altitude: 2,040 m (6,692 ft) in Aguas Calientes.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, suitable for most travelers.

Join us on this extraordinary journey, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge, creating an experience you will cherish forever.


The tour typically starts early in the morning, around 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM, and ends in the evening, approximately around 10:00 PM.

Your guide will pick you up directly from your hotel.

Yes, it is recommended to have printed copies of your train and Machu Picchu entrance tickets, although digital copies on your phone may also be accepted.

Yes, the tour is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. However, it does involve some walking on uneven terrain, so it may be challenging for very young children or those with mobility issues.

Luggage is not allowed on the train. Passengers can only bring only a small backpack or bag for essentials, and can store their bags in the hotel.

There are light snacks provided on the train. Meals however are not provided, guests can purchase meals in Aguas Calientes or bring their own snacks.

Dress in layers and bring raingear, no matter the season.

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Local Experience

Our guides are locals with extensive knowledge about the history, myths, and secrets of the region.

Small personalized groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you an unforgettable experience

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Our With seven years of experience and more than 20 packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to carry out a successful expedition.

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