You will enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas! Sit back and enjoy your 3.5-hour journey from Cusco (Poroy Train Station) to Aguas Calientes in the luxurious Vistadome train. Travel in style and enjoy a beverage or snack as you take in the mesmerizing scenery through the train’s surrounding windows. Leaving the wide valleys, you enter a narrow canyon and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon as you approach quaint Aguas Calientes. From here, you take a final shuttle up to famous: Machu Picchu! Marvel at your surroundings as you travel back in time to this magical place and UNESCO World Heritage Site! Our knowledgeable guides will walk you through the history of the Inca civilizations and provide you with rich history about the archeological wonders and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there. Book your one-day trip now and make unforgettable memories!
Ready for a day filled with stunning views and unforgettable memories? Today is your once in a lifetime visit to the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel. We start our day with the rising sun and pick you up at your Cusco hotel at 6:30am, we then drive about 35 minutes in our private van to the Poroy Train Station for your train departure at about 7:35am.
During rainy season (January through April) the Vistadome does not leave from Poroy. We pick you up at 4:45am from Cusco to drive to Ollantaytambo Train Station for the 7:05am Vistadome Train. If you are staying in Ollantaytambo we will pick you up at 6:45am.
Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Inca, ringed by towering white glacial peaks, winding rivers and lush green valleys. As you near Aguas Calientes, the wide valley becomes a narrow river canyon, where you enter sub-tropical jungle as you approach the Amazon. The beautiful sacred Vilcanota River will be your steady companion until your arrival in Aguas Calientes. The train passes through small towns and villages, giving you a glimpse into the daily life of the people who live in the area.
Your guide will meet you at the train station at 10:52am. You will have just enough time to get a sandwich or snack before going up to Machu Picchu on the shuttle bus (2,430mt/7972ft). Following in the ancient and remote footsteps of the Lost City of the Incas, your knowledgeable guide will give you about a 2 hour guided tour of most of the important parts of Machu Picchu and leave you in awe as you learn about the advanced and rich cultural history of this impressive Citadel.
Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will catch the early evening 4:22pm, 4:43pm or 6:20pm Vistadome train train to Poroy, where we take you back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving between 8pm to 10pm depending on your train schedule. (See the rainy season stations and schedule below)
Meals included: None
Hiking up to the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge is not possible anymore because of new regulations.
Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible due to the time restraints of the one-day tour.
Return Vistadome Train time depends on availability and how much in advance you have booked.
RAINY SEASON TRAIN STATIONS
***Note that from January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station. Return trains depending on availability during rainy season are at 4:22pm, 4:43pm or 6:10pm,
This luxurious train is surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, offering incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. The Vistadome has a unique service, which allows the visitor to be immersed in the Andean Culture through its landscapes, cultural music, and onboard dances. (Due to the pandemic food is no longer available)
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to have unimpeded views of the beautiful landscape you pass through and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the luxurious trip through a sophisticated travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!
The Vistadome train provides travelers with on board personalized and first class service to give them an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Also, enjoy air conditioning, heating and leather seats that conform to the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.
You start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from downtown Cusco. The journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours as you arrive in the nearby town, Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passenger’s needs in this unique experience, and guarantees not only your safety, but also your comfort.
Your return journey is from Aguas Calientes to Poroy through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a journey lasting over 3 hours. When you arrive in Poroy, we will transfer you to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel between 8 to 10pm depending on the schedule of your return train.
***Note: Return Vistadome Train time depends on availability and how far in advance you booked.
***Note: Return Vistadome Train time depends on availability and how much in advance you have booked.
***Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible with the time restraints of a one-day tour.
The Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants!
***Private service is available for $50 USD more per person.
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 people with a maximum of 8!
SAM CORPORATIONS is a family owned travel agency and a tour operator that specializes in tours all over Peru. We are based in Cusco with many years of personal experience trekking and traveling every nook and cranny of Peru. SAM CORPORATIONS is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.
Our focus is on creating small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. We guarantee a luxurious service and promise to never cut corners.
We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We support them financially and ensure long term growth by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team, without them we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM CORPORATIONS knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create an unforgettable adventure while in Peru. We stand by our word and deliver on our promises.
To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM CORPORATIONS we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate their country. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. They are adventure and travel enthusiasts, sharing only the best of what they have personally experienced. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
SAM CORPORATIONS has always believed that we should give back to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment in responsible tourism, we socially support and employee from these communities.
SAM CORPORATIONS is proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only in hiring them for work but to bring things back to grassroots, to share in their home and families. This makes us happy to have a holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is that we wish to make life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
Please read the following information carefully; it will help you answer all of your questions about the tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train and our services.
The briefing will take place the night before the trek at 6pm in our office, which is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
Of course! During the Machu Picchu Tours your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you. Please don’t pack anything you will need for your hike.
FIRST, to book your 1 Day tour to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here this link: BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase entrance tickets into Machu Picchu and train tickets without the following information:
***We need copies of everyone’s passport because they are required when purchasing tickets.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $211.00 USD per person, in order, to purchase a permit for the Short Inca Trail. You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page or click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
Unfortunately the answer is no. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train, the deposit is not refundable at all!
ABSOLUTELY! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your entrance to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances and reservations. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before allowing you to board the train.
In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.
If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to be to enter into Machu Picchu or the train. If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter into Machu Picchu and train. They are very strict about this here!!
The weather in the mountains can be highly unpredictable and can change rapidly; consequently, it becomes difficult to predict weather conditons. It’s important to pack layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket, to be prepared for sudden rain or wind. It is recommended to bring a small backpack to store your extra jacket/layers you may need.
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you off there too!
If you spend the night in Ollantaytambo before the trek, we will pick you up from there.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM CORPORATIONS destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as you feel is appropriate, depending on your perception on the quality of sevice and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and respect the local places and it´s people.
Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.
We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment
Contact our travel advisors to plan the most complete trip of your life.
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Our guides are local and have vast knowledge in Peruvian culture and history.
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Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you an unforgettable experience
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