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Machu Picchu by Train Short Break

3 Days | Travel to South America and explore Peru's ancient Machu Picchu

4.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Discover South America’s ancient ruins, explore colonial sights and wander through vibrant markets to get a real taste of Andean village life in the Sacred Valley. Take a winding train journey through the steep Urumbamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Peru’s most famous site. The ancient ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu is truly extraordinary and has to be seen to be believed.

Trip overview

Map of Machu Picchu By Train Short Break including Peru
Start
Cusco, Peru
Finish
Cusco, Peru
Theme
Short Breaks
Destinations
Peru
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
GGHT
This trip generates 37.61 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Cusco
  • Experience traditional Andean life in the Sacred Valley

Is this trip right for you?
  • This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip. On day 2 of this trip, there may be up to 35 people sharing the services however the Machu Picchu tour on day 3 will be Intrepid passengers only and a maximum of 16 passengers.
  • This trip will run with a minimum of one person so you may be joined by other travellers (some possibly booked through different companies) booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
  • This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Medical and health information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more important details about altitude sickness.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Machu Picchu By Train Short Break including Peru

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Bus, Taxi, Train

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Activities
  • Cusco - Half Boleto Turistico Pass (access to selected archaeological sites, transport & guides not included)
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travelers in the group might change during the trip. On Day 2 of this trip, there may be up to 35 people sharing the services however the Machu Picchu tour on Day 3 will be Intrepid passengers only and a maximum of 16 passengers.
2. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travelers (some booked through different companies) on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
3. This tour starts with a pre-departure meeting at on Day 1 at approximately 2 pm in the hotel foyer.
4. This Short Break Adventure concludes at approximately 8 pm on Day 3. Departing flights from Cusco on this day must not be booked prior to 10 pm.
5. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
6. This trip includes one visit to Machu Picchu. According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Jakob · Traveled July 2023
What a great company to travel with! All of our expectations were surpassed. We will definitely be travelling with intrepid again.
Review submitted 15 Jul 2023

Bethany · Traveled June 2023
Amazing tour! I only had a couple days to explore Cusco and Machu Picchu and I really feel like this tour made that happen. All the tour guides were friendly, helpful, and so personable. Intrepid really helped make this happen when I had some travel schedule conflicts.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2023

Amber-Leigh · Traveled May 2023
It’s a go-go-go trip, and so so so worth it!
Review submitted 22 May 2023

Ronald · Traveled March 2023
The Intrepid Machu Picchu trip was sensational. The guide was just perfect and allowed for us to really gain the experience in an environmentally sensitive manner. Would recommend to anyone. Prof Ron Bartsch AM
Review submitted 09 Apr 2023

Marie · Traveled March 2023
An absolutely fantastic trip with knowledgeable guides. Do it!!!!!
Review submitted 23 Mar 2023
Machu Picchu by Train Short Break
From
USD $703