2 DAY MACHU PICCHU TOURS FROM CUSCO
Machu Picchu 2 day tour
Enjoy a relaxed Machu Picchu 2 day Tour From Cusco, by enjoying an extraordinary train journey to the Inca Fortress and learning from a private guide why this ancient Inca fortress is a hallowed place shrouded in mystery. This two-day train excursion to Machu Picchu provides an exceptional and intensive experience at one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Make your fantasy a reality and appreciate this archaeological sanctuary to the fullest with a package that allows you more time in Machu Picchu than any other tour.
Many visitors to Peru choose to climb to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but if you’d rather see the ancient sacred city of the Incas without days of hiking, then our two-day Machu Picchu train tour is for you! Let us plan every aspect of this thrilling excursion so you can just relax and enjoy the journey through the Andean foothills, through the Urubamba River, into the cloud forest, and into the small town of Aguas Calientes.
During your train journey to Machu Picchu, you will not only visit South America’s most spectacular archaeological site, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, but you will also travel on one of the world’s most beautiful railways and be treated to breathtaking views of the Andes. You will also have time to explore Aguas Calientes, soak in the hot springs, and shop for souvenirs. This two-day excursion to Machu Picchu is available to individuals, groups, and couples every day of the week.
- According to the new restrictions, you can only stay in the Machu Picchu area for two hours, however it is nearly impossible to police this rule without constantly harassing people with questions about what time they entered the site (this rule should be more strict).
- You must carry your passport with you to Machu Picchu, as it is required to enter the site.
- If you left Machu Picchu with a basic admission ticket, you will not be permitted to re-enter, even if you do not use the entire given time of two hours.
- With the Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu mountain tickets, you can exit the citadel after your trek to purchase water and use the restroom, and then re-enter with your guide for the citadel tour.
- Be cautious when taking selfies and jumping photos, as these are the leading cause of accidents on the mountains.
- Ranger requests that you leave Huayna Picchu Mountain at 12:30 p.m. and Machu Picchu mountain at 12 p.m.
- Recommended are training shoes or lightweight walking shoes.
- A strong insect repellent is advised.
- Machu Picchu is a one-of-a-kind location, and if you so choose, you can obtain a passport stamp that is quite unusual.
- Bad news, there are no public restrooms or food stands at Machu Picchu. Please use the restroom before entering the site. It is located directly before the entrance and costs two soles.
What to bring on “Machu Picchu Tours — Two-Day and One-Day Itineraries”
Passport – In order to enter Machu Picchu, you must have a valid passport bearing the same name and number as the tickets you purchased (2 Liter)
Bug spray (for sandflies)
Cap and spectacles
Mask or face covering (for COVID19 Pandemic mask requirements)
Camera together with any essential accessories
Valid ISIC card if you are a student
For inclement weather, bring a raincoat and a thick jacket.
Good footwear for walking on paved and unpaved surfaces
If you have booked a 2D/1N excursion, overnight things are included.
Money for souvenirs, tips, and additional refreshments (Note: foreign money must be in perfect condition with no rips, tears, or marks, as no one in Peru will accept less than pristine bills)
COVID-19 negative test result (within 72 hours of departure) and will likely require a COVID-19 immunization card in the future.
Cusco frequently sees all four seasons in a single day, so it is wise to have a warm hat, gloves, and a sun hat with you when you leave in the morning in order to be prepared for any weather.
Day 01: Cusco City – Aguas Calientes town
For your Machu Picchu 2 day tour, we will begin When our transport picks you up from your hotel and transfers you to the train station, (either at Poroy, which is 30 minutes far away from Cusco or at Ollantaytambo which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Cusco). There, you board a train and travel for around 1 hour and 45 minutes through spectacularly changing scenery, passing through lush fields and colorful settlements at the base of the Andes. The highlight of the journey is the magnificent Urubamba River that winds through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as the magnificent mountain views. Finally, you arrive in Aguas Calientes, a town immediately below Machu Picchu, where our Representative will meet you at the train station and escort you to your hotel.
You do not visit Machu Picchu on day one. You have just checked into a hotel, and the remainder of the day is free so that you can visit the thermal baths (hot springs) and the beautiful surroundings of Aguas Calientes, or you can do the additional activities in Machupicchu town, such as walking to Mandor Water fall walk tour, Rock Carving, and others.
Day 02: Machu Picchu – Cusco
The complete Machu Picchu experience!
This is the day you’ve been waiting for! After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise. It’s a really great site and not something you want to miss! Your guide will take you on the full tour, which takes about 3 hours. You will see all the most important parts of Machu Picchu including the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condors, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sundial, the Quarry and the Inca House. You’ll also discover how Machu Picchu is divided into three zones: agricultural, residential, and religious.
After your tour, those who pre-book an additional hike to Huayna Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu will have time to enjoy these views to themselves. Once you’ve marveled at the extraordinary views of Machu Picchu, you’ll get off the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on the train departure time, you may also have time to shop, visit, or visit a museum or hot spring.
The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, along the spectacular Urubamba River. Near Aguas Calientes, the narrow gorge and river have many beautiful stretches of white water. You can also see the Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up at the steep canyon wall! Returning to Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit of the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private car. You can arrive at your hotel before 7:00pm also you can see our Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco
- Transfer from the hotel to the train station and back to the hotel.
- Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Orientations for the trip.
- Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- 1-night accommodations
- 1 breakfast at the hotel.
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
Huayna Picchu Mountain
One of the mountains adjacent to the Machu Picchu ruins, Huayna Picchu offers breathtaking views from above. This climb is completed after your tour with us and requires 45 minutes to reach the summit and 45 minutes to return. Allow ample time to snap numerous photographs, since the scenery is breathtaking.
The Huayna Picchu Mountain is the one that appears behind Machu Picchu on every postcard; its hidden Incan trails may terrify those of you who are afraid of heights. Those with a fear of heights should be aware that they will be only feet away from a hundred-foot drop into a chasm, and that the trail can be extremely steep and narrow at times. There are occasions when you must support yourself with security wires; it is difficult for anyone. If you suffer from vertigo or have difficulty regulating your aversion to heights, we advise you to take a different path.
- Permit availability: 400 daily (often sells out months in advance)
- Trailhead access: 7-8 am (200 permits) and 10-11 am (200 permits)
- Approximately 1.5-2 hours
- Difficulty: difficult and steep. Narrow passageways necessitate the use of hands at times for balance.
- A gain in altitude: 952 feet / 290 m
Huayna Picchu is the most popular, and tickets typically sell out months in advance. If Huayna Picchu is sold out, Machu Picchu Mountain is an excellent substitute. Both provide spectacular views of Machu Picchu from above.
Machu Picchu Mountain
The other peak that towers over the Machu Picchu ruins is Machu Picchu Mountain. It provides even more breathtaking vistas than the summit of Huayna Picchu, but it takes twice as long to reach the summit. It will take around 1.5 hours to reach the viewpoint and another 1.5 hours to return. The trails on Machu Picchu Mountain are considerably less steep, as well as broader and less scary. Consider the family when ordering these tickets, since this one is good for youngsters and the elderly.
- Permit availability: 400 daily
- Trailhead access: 7-8 am (400 permits) and 9-10 am (200 permits)
- 2.5 to three hours
- Difficulty: Strenuous. Less precipitous than Huayna Picchu, with restricted paths.
- Gain in Altitude: 2,038ft / 621m
The ascent of Machu Picchu Montaña (Machu Picchu Mountain) is significantly more gradual and over a larger route than that of Huayna Picchu. The advantage of this walk over Huayna Picchu is that it is less popular and hence simpler to obtain a permit. A smooth yet strenuous ascent gets you to a peak that towers over 3,000 meters and dwarfs Huayna Picchu.
In addition, the view from the peak is the best and most extensive in the region: you can see all the way up the Inca Trail to the beautiful remains of Wiñay Wayna, as well as stunning vistas of the Machu Picchu complex. The trailhead is located near the southern portion of Machu Picchu.
HOW TO BOOK A MACHU PICCHU 2-DAY TOUR WITH US?
To book the 2-day Machu Picchu trip with us, you must first click the Book Now button above, then pick the date of your departure, then fill out the personal details of each participant, and finally pay with a credit card or debit card. Please simply send us the deposit.
****Once we receive your money, we will require passport photos of each participant in order to purchase Machu Picchu and train tickets.
When we get your Machu Picchu tickets, we will send you an email confirming that everything is in order. Once confirmed, all start dates are guaranteed.
WHAT IS THE UNSETTLED BALANCE?
Your remaining amount can be paid in cash one day before your trip in USD or soles, or if you prefer, by PayPal at least one week before your trip (a 7% service charge will apply). Visa is also accepted as payment (a 5% service charge applies). It is preferable to pay with cash because there are no transaction fees. Please indicate your preference.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I RESERVE A 2-DAY TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU?
If you intend to make a reservation during the peak season (May to August), we advise you to do so two to five months in advance.
If you are considering booking during the shoulder season (April, September, October, and November), consider the following months: We advise booking 1 to 2 months in advance.
There is always available during the rainy season from December to March, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s. For Christmas and New Year’s, we recommend booking at least two months in advance.
WHAT RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO COVID-19?
To board the train, you must present your immunization certificate and always wear a mask. Inside Machu Picchu, you will be required to always wear a mask.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?
- According to Peruvian law, you must be less than 18 years old to visit Machu Picchu (if you are 18 or over, you need valid student cards). Here is an example of a legitimate student ID card
- All students between the ages of 11 and 17 receive a $20 USD discount.
- For children ages 2 to 11, a $30 USD discount is available.
- To receive the student discount, all students must submit a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking. Please provide a copy to email@example.com
- Can I receive a refund if I cancel my two-day Machu Picchu tour?
- We are unable to return the deposit. What we can do is reschedule your trip for another date, but you must notify us 72 hours in advance and pay a penalty equal to 25 percent of your deposit.
CAN I CHANGE MY DEPARTURE DATE AFTER PURCHASING THE PERMITS?
Yes, that is achievable. However, you must inform us 72 hours in advance, and you must pay a 25% penalty of the deposit that the Peru train and the Machu Picchu office charge us.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT ON THE TWO-DAY TOUR OF MACHU PICCHU?
Yes! You must bring your genuine passport, and it must be the same one you supplied us with when you reserved your Machu Picchu ticket. Your passport will be scrutinized at both the Machu Picchu checkpoint and the railway station.
Can I book the two-day Machu Picchu tour with an expired passport?
If you are renewing your passport, you may order your Machu Picchu ticket by sending us a copy of your previous passport through email. If you no longer have your previous passport, any government-issued ID with the same name will suffice. After obtaining your new passport. Please email us a copy of your new passport as soon as possible so we can update your ticket.
WHAT IS THE TIME SCHEDULE ON MY RAIL PASS?
It will depend on the availability of trains. We often plan the 12:55 p.m. train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on the first day, and the return train is at 2:55 p.m. so that you arrive in Cusco at 6:30 p.m. and have sufficient time to sleep and undertake any tour the following day, including Rainbow Mountain.
CAN I STAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY FOR MY 2-DAY TOUR OF MACHU PICCHU?
Yes, you may stay at Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. By staying in the Sacred Valley, your pickup time will be 1.5 hours after the Cusco pick-up time, allowing you to sleep longer.
AM I ABLE TO RESERVE MY OWN HOTEL IN AGUAS CALIENTES?
It is possible to reserve any hotel in Aguas Calientes. It will reduce the price per passenger by $40. If you prefer to book your own hotel, please let us know so that our guide can get you there securely.
WHICH SEASON IS IDEAL FOR A TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU?
The ideal months for visiting Machu Picchu are April, May, September, October, and November. The likelihood of precipitation is low throughout these months, and the temperature is pleasant compared to the chilly winter evenings of the peak season. During certain months, there will also be fewer people present.
HOW SAFE IS THIS TWO-DAY TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU FOR CHILDREN?
This trip is recommended for children and families since it is simple and secure. Machu Picchu is easily accessible and has all visitor amenities. Children are eligible for $30 reductions, so feel free to shoot us an email to receive a quote.
I’m staying at an Airbnb; are you still able to pick us up?
Yes, we will require your specific address in order to schedule your pick-up and drop-off. It has no additional expense.
CAN I DO THIS 2 DAY TRAIN TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU ALONE?
Obviously, as a lone traveler, you will be able to visit Machu Picchu in a private service for an extra fee of $95, bringing your total cost to $465.
CAN HUAYNA PICCHU BE ASCENDED ON 2 DAY MACHU PICCHU TOURS?
Yes, it is feasible to trek Huayna Picchu Mountain following your Machu Picchu guided trip.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CLIMB MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN DURING YOUR DAY TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU?
After your guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins, it is possible to walk up Machu Picchu Mountain.
How much is the price of this tour?
- We have several options to meet your needs. Price per person.
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