Many travelers are not aware that a direct train from Cusco to Machu Picchu was launched before the pandemic. This private tour to Machu Picchu aims at reducing your CO² by avoiding the commonly used private car ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo but also by supporting reforestation of the Sacred Valley with your visit.
In the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on a walk, through Cusco’s streets to the train station. Board your train from San Pedro station to Aguas Calientes - the town of Machu Picchu. Hop on a shuttle bus and follow a curvy road up to the breathtaking citadel. Your private guide will tell you about the fascinating history of Machu Picchu as you make your way through the citadel. Take plenty of photos while soaking up the magical atmosphere.
On your way back to the ancient Inca capital, your guide will hand you the perfect souvenir – a bottle of ‘Caña Alta‘. This delicious bottle of sugar cane liquor is thoughtfully produced at the Destilería Andina, a family-run and internationally awarded distillery actively leading the reforestation of the Sacred Valley. In cooperation with ‘Valle Sagrado Verde’, one tree is planted for every product sold at Destilería Andina! So, enjoy your bottle of ‘Andean Elixir’ with a clean conscience!
The train from Cusco only runs from May to December. From January to April, a bimodal service runs which includes a bus to Ollantaytambo.
Walking time: approximately 2 hours.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and you will be escorted by foot to the train station in Cusco.