tour to machu picchu with vistadome train 1 day

Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train 1 Day

Private & Tailored Tour

From $527 PP


This  is a  relaxing 1 day trip  to the Citadel of  Machu Picchu. The pampered experience begins as you board the luxurious Vistadome Train. Travel through the picturesque Andean Valley, will lush green mountain tops and  contrasting snow-capped mountains peaks like the great Mt Veronica. Enjoy the comfortable leather seats and elegant setting. Engage in the on-board dance show and the delicious  local snacks. After your arrival in Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town, we make our way by bus to the majestic  and world  famous Inca City of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft). Find yourself mesmerized as you travel back in time to this magical place, the sacred and mysterious Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in the history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.


Sightseeing Tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites


Private Guide, Driver, Trip Managing Expert

Activity Level



Minimum 2 people

Detailed Itinerary

Wake up early for a new day of adventure and luxury on the way to spend the day in the majestic Machu Picchu. Pick up at your Cusco hotel at 6:30am and then drive in our private van to Poroy Train Station for your train departure at 7:35am. (In the rainy season, January through April, we pick you up at 6:00am from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station for the 8:00 am Vistadome Train.)

Travel through the Andean meadows, nestled amongst the high white peaks and deep valleys: Out the windows you will see layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridges of snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle. As you near Machu Picchu, the Amazon also gets closer. From Ollantaytambo, the sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until our arrival in Aguas Calientes.

The guide will meet you at the train station at 10:52am. There is a bit of time to grab a snack before catching the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu (2,040m/7,907ft). Follow in the ancient and remote footsteps of the Lost City of the Incas. Be amazed in a 2 hours guided tour, learning the cultural legacy and history of Machu Picchu. Returning to Aguas Calientes, catch the 5:23pm Vistadome train to Poroy. Travel back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving at around 10pm.

See note below for rainy season.

  • Meals: Snacks and hot drinks provided on the train

Note that from January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station. During this time, Peru Rail will offer this service in bimodal, with a Peru Rail bus between Cusco to Ollantaytambo. 

*** This tour can star in the Sacred Valley too.  


The Vistadome service is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with nature and enjoy superior service on the way to Machu Picchu. Indulge your senses, this train promises quality service, on-board entertaiment and comfort.

Surrounded by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling, you will have incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. Immerse yourself in Andean culture through its landscapes, music and dance.

The Vistadome train provides travelers with personalized first class service, to give them an unforgettable lifetime experience. Also enjoy modern amenities like air conditioning, heating and leather seats that adjust to the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

Start your journey at the Poroy station located about 25 minutes from downtown Cusco. The journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours , disembarking in Aguas Calientes. Peru Rail pays attention to  every minute detail and is focused on all  its  clients  individual needs. Their goal is to create a unique and  unforgettable  experience.

Your return trip lasts 2 hours from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  When you arrive at Ollantaytambo, transfer by private van to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 10pm.

Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.

Additional Information


Enjoy Machu Picchu Tours in 1 Day Tour with Glamping Peru Treks

  • At 6:30am; transfer from your hotel to Poroy Train Station. (train leaves at 7:35 am)
  • The train ride consists of spectacular views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • At 10:52 am, your guide will meet you at the train station, you have a few minutes to get some lunch  and then a shuttle will take you from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • At around 12:00pm you will enter Machu Picchu for the visit of a lifetime. Enjoy the 2 hour private guided tour of Machupicchu meaning “The Old Sacred Mountain”.
  • When you are ready, you can take the shuttle bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes.
  • At 6:10pm, return by Vistadome Train to Ollantaytambo and then by private van to Cusco.
  • You can expect to arrive at your hotel in Cusco at around 10pm.

Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour.


  • Briefing: We give you all the information needed in order for you to have a pleasant trek with very little surprises. The best part is that we will conduct your briefing in the comfort of your hotel.
  • 2 Bus tickets: You get a bus ride from Aguas Calientes up to Machu Picchu and back.
  • Entrance Tickets into Machu Picchu : As soon as you confirm your booking and pay the deposit, we will purchase your entrance tickets into Machu Picchu. These tickets sell out very fast. Our super team behind the laptops ensure that all tickets and permits are purchased in a timely manner and you don’t miss out on your great adventure. The personal information you give us has to be 100% accurate because even our awesome team won´t be able help edit details once they have purchased the tickets on your behalf and there are absolutely no refunds on the tickets.
  • Professional Bilingual Guide: You will have a 2-hour privately guided tour of Machu Picchu. Our guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about Inca heritage and history. Our guides dedicate themselves to continuous professional development and growth to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about Inca and Andean culture. They are fun loving, great sportsmen and well–educated, they hold a degree in at least one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
  • Meals: snacks and drinks on the train.
  • Taxes:  All prices include the 18% tax charged by the government

Luxury Amenities and Equipment:  

  • 2 tickets on the Vistadome Train : Catch the luxurious Vistadome and enjoy their first class service. On-board the train at Poroy station to Aguas Calientes and return to Poroy station ( Dry season only). During rainy season we will drive you by our private van to Ollataytambo and back. The train does not depart from Poroy because of possible land slides.
  • Drinks: In our private transportation, you will find a cooler box stocked with ice cold drinks, both non-alcoholic (water, gatorade etc..) and alcoholic (beer, wine and more)


  • Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. not possible with the time schedule of a one-day tour. If you would like to endulge in any of these hike, we can help you book an extra day in Aguas Calientes and book your train for the next day, at an extra fee. We specialize in personalised tours, for any requests please contact our office and we will do our best to accommodate your needs whenever possible.
  • Drinks
  • Meals
  • Tips for your guide.

The Tour to  Machu Picchu on the Vistadome Train is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 people

Price Private

FROM $527 USD per person

***Private service is available for $100 USD more per person.

***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 4 people with a maximum of 8! 

Please read the following information carefully. It will help answer most of your questions about our services and tour.


We will welcome you at the  airport in Cusco and take you to your hotel.  Please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding a sign with Glamping Peru Treks at the arrivals terminal.


Your briefing will take place the night before the tour in the comfort of your hotel.


FIRST, to book your  Machu Picchu Tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of $316.00 USD per person in order to secure your departure. You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page or booking page.


To avoid the excessive credit card fees in Peru, you can pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but there is a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address to complete the payment. 


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 have been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.

*** If you cancel your 1 Day Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is non-refundable!


Yes! You have to bring your original passport as it is very important, in order, to gain entry to Machu Picchu and other sites.  It must be the same passport that was used to book with us from the start. 

In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, we can change it when you get your new passport  or updated your name for a fee of $25 USD per person.  We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change.

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 old and new passports, to be able to enter Machu Picchu or board the train.  If you do not have both, you will not be allowed to enter Machu Picchu or get on the train.


The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee.  We recommend you dress in layers as it will be easier to adjust to the quickly changing weather.


Absolutely! All tours and treks provide a door to door service. Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel when we return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in  Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you off there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we will pick you up from there.

There are tours that you can book while you are acclimating to the altitude.  Check out our Day Tours on our homepage.


If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – the staff do appreciate it. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for 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 Glamping Peru Treks destinations. Of course, you are free to tip what you feel is appropriate, depending on your perception on the quality of service 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 that incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and respect the local places and its people.


  • A small daypack
  • Snacks and reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes or runners
  • Camera
  • rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket
  • Hat for the sun, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Passport
  • Valid University ID card if recieving a  student discount
  • Money for souvenirs

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Small Groups

In an effort to provide a more personalized service, we at Glamping Peru Treks have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people.

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You always have private driver & private car flexible upon your travel schedules. Especially, in your Private Tour.

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