Four hour Tourist Expedition service train ride into this spectacular land of the Incas, amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon up to Aguas Calientes (2,000mt / 6600ft) where a shuttle bus will transport you to the citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400mt / 7907ft) back into the fantastic history of this magic place, sacred and mysterious town without name known as Machu-Picchu. “The Old Sacred Mountain”
“Enjoy Machu Picchu with a direct local Tour Operator in a SMALL group”
The Expedition service is designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you, we offer racks placed above the seats. Also this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating. During the journey, you could listen to andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
Expedition service leaves from two stations: Cuzco (Poroy – Located 25mn away from Cusco) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Ollantaytambo – Located 2 hours away from Cusco)
The route Cuzco – Machu Picchu is a three hour journey for those who want to leave directly from Cuzco, being the only alternative in the market, and the Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu route offers multiple schedules and rate choices.
This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of Peru rail at a lower cost.
We pick you up at your hotel 4:20am, then we drive in our private van to Poroy-Cusco Train Station. (Train leave at 6:40 am).
The train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, (this train has large panoramic windows), Inca farming terraces on both sides of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon. From Ollantaytambo, the sacred Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040mt/7907ft) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Your guide will meet you at the train station and transfer you to Machu Picchu with the shuttle. Then enjoy the guided tour for 3 hours, exploring the whole Inca citadel; then you have some free time for photos and extra hikes. Then you could take the shuttle to go down to Aguas Calientes and return by Expedition train to Ollantaytambo at 4.22pm, then transfer to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 8 pm.
NO HIDDEN FEES: The prices INCLUDES the Machu Picchu entrance fee US$55, Train tickets (round-trip) which is about US$140 per person, bus tickets to Machu Picchu (round-trip) which is about US$25 per person, private transfer US$40, taxes 18%
SAM Travel Peru is 1000% Cusquenian Company & Direct Local Tour Operator
SAM (initials of Saul Alvarez Montalvo) Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco, we do not used “1000% cusquenian Company” only for marketing… SAM is a real Cusquenian Company without any share-holder or office in and outside Peru.
All our tours & treks are only and strictly operated by SAM TRAVEL PERU with our professional staff. We have a high quality service and good reputation ensuring that only SAM TRAVEL PERU staff operates these unique treks and tours.
We are a very RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator caring about our TEAM (family), given the best salaries to them and treating them like part of my family. I am proud of my team because, thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way, making sure that our clients have the best life-time experience.
OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES
I am very proud of my guides! Highly professional, speaking a fluent English and very knowledgeable, passionate for the Inca heritage/ history, dedicated to a steady personal development and learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about the Inca Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well educatedcrew, some of them are great entertainers and the best “Salsa Dancers” on this side of Machu Picchu as well as having a degree in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology
OUR DRIVER AND CARS:
We use comfortable and fully licensed taxis, vans or bus which are used only by our clients and of course our drivers are very professional driving in the professional way.
“Please read carefully the following informations; it will help you clarify all your queries and questions about our services and the treks to Machu Picchu”
You will be welcomed on your arrival at Cuzco airport; please ensure that you communicate your full flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to trip start. Look out for our representative holding an orange board of SAM Travel Peru at the arrival terminal.
It can be done on any date that is best for you!
“Because we are specialized in small groups up to 8 people”
Because SAM Travel Peru is a responsible and sustainable tour operator based in Cusco
Because you will get 3 hours of private guiding tour into Machu Picchu and then plenty of time for exploring further the citadel, eventually climbing the Wayna Picchu or going up to the Sun Gate.
It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm at our office which is located in Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (third floor).
SAM Travel Peru is an oficial licensed Travel Agency & Direct Local tour operator based in Cusco, it can be founded on the oficial government´s website: www.machupicchu.gob.pe Our office is located only a bloc away from the main plaza which is open from 9am to 8pm.
Small Groups from 2 – 8 people (could be 2, 4, 5…), a small group will make your experience different with a personalized attention from the whole team, where you can also enjoy the route according to its rate hike.
NOTE: Big group can be organized by request.
“Any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers..”
ALL DEPARTURES ARE 100% GUARANTED – If you book, you go!
Please fill in the form from our “BOOK NOW” menu on our homepage. Then make a deposit of $200 per person which you can do via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay Pal does charge a small fee of 5.5% which has to be paid by the client. This comes to a total of $211 per person including PayPal fees. As soon as we receive both we will book your Machu Picchu entrance tickets + train tickets and email you with a confirmation and your final invoice which can be paid when you arrive in Cusco.
Unfortunately the answer is “Not”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure dates after the ticket has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable and not refundable.
*** If you cancel your Lares Trek, the deposit is not refundable at all!
It will depends on the train availability BUT the idea is to allow as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and enjoy the amazing views on the way back to Cusco from the train, we mean you will take the train at 15:37, 16:22 or 18:10h
OF COURSE! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same passport number you sent to us to book your Lares trek 4 days. The rangers will double check at Machu Picchu entrance and Huayna Picchu Mt entrance. The train company will also check your passport before allowing you to board the train. In case you are renewing your passport, go ahead and send us your old number to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number…if so, please send the the new passport number as son as you get it.
First I may say the wather is very unpredictable and its difficult to know BUT you will have many different varieties of weather as you pass through the numerous microclimates and will depends on the location. We highly recommend to bring your warm clothes and a good rain gear on your day back pack.
If you’re happy with the services provided a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. 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 for that we incorporate the universal principle of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities respecting their culture and religion. To this end, we have trained all our local staff that know, understand, feel and respect the place and the people.
Absolutely!!! On day 1st we will pick you up from your hotel which is included in the package and on last day we will drop you at your hotel too! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we may drop you over there too!
It is 2 hours by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then another 2 hours from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by bus. If you upgrade to Vistadome all the way backc to Poroy (Cusco), the train is 3 1/2 hours to Poroy, then 25 by taxi to Cusco. Usually our clients are back at the hotel by 20h, if you are planning to take the bus to Puno on the same night, that is totaly posible.
We will appreciate if you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles), here in Cusco we have have many ATMs and BABK to withdraw money BUT you can pay by VISA and PAYPAL. We are required to charge an additional 5% since your card is international.