Machu Picchu Overnight

Machu Picchu Overnight

This tour will allow you to spend the night in Aguas Calientes, thus beating the morning crowds to Machu Picchu on the second day and also allowing for time to explore Aguas Calientes on your own account, perhaps visiting the thermal baths or other attractions, as well as the archeological site itself.

  • Duration2 Days / 1 Night
  • CategoryCultural
  • DeparturesDaily Departures Between 5:45 - 7:00am
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Visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu Citadel in Peru.
Train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu ruins.
Intihuatanana solar clock at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
Three windows of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru
Visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu Citadel in Peru.
Intihuatana solar clock at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in
Sitting with llama at Machu Picchu Archeological Complex in
Dip in the Aguas Calientes hot springs in Peru near Machu Pi
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Machu Picchu Overnight
2 Days / 1 Night Program

Day
1

Cusco-Aguas Calientes

05:45 – 7:00AM

We‘ll pick you up at your hotel or hostel in Cusco at the agreed-upon time, depending on your train schedule, and then depart for the Poroy or Ollantaytambo train station.

10:50AM

We’ll arrive in the small but colorful town of Aguas Calientes (the colloquial name for Machu Picchu Pueblo) at around this time. Our transfer will take us from the train station to our hostel so that we can accommodate ourselves. You will have free time during this day to explore the town on your own, which you can use to perhaps visit the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs, visit the Butterfly Garden, or walk the rainforest trails of Mandor Gardens.

We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes so that in the morning we can leave for the ruins quite early, thus beating the crowds arriving on the day’s first trains.

What's included on this day?

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Transport: Cusco – Poroy/Ollantaytambo
  • Train: Poroy/Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes*
  • 01 Night’s Hostel Lodging: Aguas Calientes

*Service on Peru Rail’s Backpacker Train

What's not included on this day?

  • Meals
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Admission to Optional Aguas Calientes Attractions
Day
2

Cusco - Aguas Calientes

05:00 – 07:30AM

We’ll start the day with breakfast in the hotel before taking the bus up to Machu Picchu Archeological Complex, a trip of about 20 minutes. The guided portion of our visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu will take about two hours, during which our guide will introduce you to the site’s most significant structures, ending at the lauded intihuatana solar clock and the Sun Temple.

If you are planning to climb Huayna Picchu on this day for a stunning overhead view of Machu Picchu Sanctuary, please advise at the time of reserving and we’ll make sure you have the time needed to do so.

1:00PM

We’ll return to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and you will have free time for lunch. (This meal is not included in the program.)

15:55 – 18:00PM

We’ll catch the train from Aguas Calientes back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo train station, where our transport will be waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco.

21:20 – 22:00PM

We’ll arrive back in Cusco in the evening, at which time you will be dropped back off at your hotel or hostel.

What's included on this day?

  • Roundtrip Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Admission: Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Transport: Poroy/Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Train: Aguas Calientes – Poroy/Ollantaytambo*
  • Hotel Dropoff

*Service on Peru Rail’s Backpacker Train

 

What's not included on this day?

  • Meals
  • Discretionary Spending

Additional information of this tour

Tour Includes:

  • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
  • Roundtrip Transport: Cusco – Poroy/Ollantaytambo
  • Roundtrip Train: Poroy/Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes*
  • 01 Night’s Hostel Lodging (+ Breakfast): Aguas Calientes
  • Roundtrip Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Admission: Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
  • Professional Bilingual Guide

*Service on Peru Rail’s Backpacker Train

Not Included:

  • Meals in Aguas Calientes
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Admission to Optional Aguas Calientes Attractions

Recommended for this tour:

  • Small Backpack for Personal Items
  • Water Bottle (for Day 01)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Energy Snacks
  • Camera
  • Passport
  • Extra Money

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