You can enjoy an unmatched and mesmerizing panoramic train journey, as you pass through the ancient towns of the Incas. Travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, brown and white peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridged snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon up to Aguas Calientes.
Very early in the morning we will pick you from your hotel in Cusco to the train station, to start your Machu Picchu trip for 1 day. In Ollantaytambo we will board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes.
We will pick you from the train station in Aguas Calientes to take you to the bus station, we will take the bus that will take you to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The trip lasts 25 minutes, we will finally arrive in Machu Picchu where you will recharge your energies and also enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the mountain where our guide will begin the guided tour so you can know better the history and architecture of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu: After the guided tour you will have time to freely walk Machu Picchu. In the afternoon we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where we will pick you up from the train station to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.This is how you end your Machu Picchu 1 day tour.
The train schedules indicated are referential and may vary based on the departures of train availability.
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick at high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time (1-2 days).
We strongly recommend acclimatizing to the altitude before partaking in the trek. If short on time, consult your doctor on taking altitude sickness (acetazolamide/Diamox) or go for the natural remedy of locals, chewing coca leaves.
Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.
There are horses available throughout the whole trek which you can ride for however long you want. NOTE no tour operator offers this, it’s run the by locals that live in the surrounding communities.
Like mentioned in the previous Q&A, Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.
Yes! And it’s definitely what makes the trek much more gratifying. There are unlucky days where the weather does ruin a little bit of the beauty, but it adds a mystical effect.
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.