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Train Tours to Machu Picchu Sunset & Sunrise 2D/1N

Cusco, Perú


Train Tours to Machu Picchu Sunset & Sunrise allows you to explore and learn as much as you want about Machu Picchu citadel and surrounding sites, its perfect option to enjoy the beauty of Machu Picchu, our guide will take you to the most amazing spots for perfect pictures and videos and will teach you all about this sacred city of the Incas.

"Embark on a captivating 2-day journey to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient Inca citadel, steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, all while experiencing the essence of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site."

  • FREQUENCY: This tour is run during the whole year.
  • Type of Service: Small group max 8 people.(english speaking group)
  • Availability : everyday (check at booking time the Machu Picchu permits availability)
  • Difficulty: Easy - moderate. It is located at a lower elevation than Cusco.



Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel located in the Andes mountains of Peru, is known for its stunning natural surroundings and architectural beauty. While it's not possible to witness a sunset from Machu Picchu itself due to its eastern orientation, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise from this historic site. Here's what you need to know about experiencing both the sunrise and sunset at Machu Picchu:

1. Sunrise at Machu Picchu:

  • To witness the sunrise at Machu Picchu, you'll need to arrive at the site early in the morning, ideally before sunrise. Be prepared for an early start, as you may need to catch one of the first buses from Aguas Calientes, the nearby town, to Machu Picchu's entrance.
  • Arriving early ensures you can find a good spot to watch the sunrise. The iconic moment when the sun rises above the mountains and illuminates Machu Picchu is a breathtaking sight and well worth the early wake-up.
  • It's a good idea to check the sunrise time in advance, as it varies throughout the year due to the changing angle of the sun.

2. Sunset at Machu Picchu:

  • While you can't experience a traditional sunset at Machu Picchu itself, you can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscapes during the late afternoon.
  • Consider hiking to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or the Inca Bridge, both of which offer picturesque views of Machu Picchu and its surroundings. These hikes are typically done during the day but can be timed to enjoy the late afternoon scenery.
  • Usually afternoon time is less people in Machu Picchu which gives you the opportunity to  enjoy Train tours to Machu Picchu in a better way.

Tips for Both Sunrise and Sunset:

  • Be sure to purchase your Machu Picchu entrance tickets in advance, as they have limited availability, and entry regulations may change.
  • Respect the rules and guidelines set by the authorities to preserve and protect Machu Picchu, such as staying on designated paths and not climbing on the structures.
  • Dress in layers, as the weather in the high-altitude Andes can change rapidly. Bring a jacket, hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, so it's possible that you might encounter fog or clouds during your visit. However, the ever-changing atmospheric conditions can add a mystical charm to the experience.

Experiencing the sunrise at Machu Picchu is a magical and memorable moment for many visitors, and it's a popular reason to visit this historic site. Be sure to plan your visit accordingly and savor the beauty of this ancient wonder at dawn.

Weather: The visible time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to October with sunny days which allows you to fully enjoy the citadel, during the wet season which is from November to March, there is chance it will be raining or cloud, usually morning views are not good but afternoons are clear and better time to visit and enjoy it, as you will visit afternoon and morning, we are positive you will have a chance to have great views.

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at beginning of jungle)
  • Sunhat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season)
  • Camera.
  • Toilet
  • Snack.


  • A night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Round trip Expeditions tourist class train (It could be upgrade to Vistadome for extra cost)
  • 2 days entry fee to Machu picchu.
  • 2 days round trip bus tickets to Machu picchu
  • Round trip Transporation Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • An experience english speaking tour guide will make your visit a lifetime.


  • Meals during the tour (hotel in Aguas Calientes includes breakfast)
  • Hotel in Cusco for before and after the tour.
  • Gratitude. For your guide and driver but is optional.
  • Insurance. No mandatory but is advisible.


Day 1 Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.

We kick off the day with a hotel pick-up in Cusco at 7 am. From there, we'll embark on a roughly 2-hour drive to Ollantaytambo train station. At the train station, you'll board a train bound for Aguas Calientes town, where our tour guide will be eagerly awaiting your arrival.

Upon reaching Aguas Calientes, your guide will warmly welcome you to Machu Picchu town. They will then escort you to your hotel, where you can check in and leave your bags. Following this, you'll have some free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch.

After lunch, you'll board a bus to ascend to Machu Picchu for your afternoon guided tour. You can expect to arrive at the Machu Picchu citadel between 1 to 2 pm. This timing is ideal, as it usually means fewer crowds compared to the morning, and the weather is typically favorable, whether it's sunny or during the wet season. You'll have the opportunity to relish the magnificent sunset views of Machu Picchu and take part in a comprehensive walking tour throughout the citadel.

Once you've completed the tour, you'll take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you'll spend the night. You may also choose to visit the hot springs, although this is entirely optional.

Enjoy your memorable exploration of Machu Picchu and your time in Aguas Calientes!

  • Hotel: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu or similar
  • Tickets:  Included
  • Meals: Not Included

Day 2 Sunrise at Machu picchu and back to Cusco.

Start your day with an early breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will pick you up and escort you to the bus station, where you'll board a bus bound for Machu Picchu.

Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, your guide will lead you to the upper part of the site, where you'll once again enjoy the stunning morning views of Machu Picchu. Please note that while these views are generally exceptional, they might be affected by weather conditions, especially from January to March during the wet season. In the rest of the year, you can expect the best views. Following this, you'll embark on a guided tour, exploring the most important sites within the citadel. If you're interested in hiking Huayna Picchu, it is indeed possible. However, advance booking is required for this optional activity, and there is an additional cost of $75 per ticket. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking.

After completing the guided tour, you'll take a bus back down to the town, where you'll have time to enjoy your lunch. Be prepared to catch a train back to the Sacred Valley, typically scheduled after 2 pm.

The train will transport you back to the Sacred Valley, where our driver will be awaiting your arrival. They will then drive you back to your hotel in Cusco, with an estimated return time of around 8 pm.

Enjoy your day of exploration at Machu Picchu and the journey back to Cusco!

  • Hotel: Not included
  • Tickets:  Included
  • Meals: Not included


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