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Private Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome Train

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Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Private Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome Train

Private Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome Train

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
2,400 m / 7,874 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Machu Picchu Private tour with Vistadome Train

Journey to the World Wonder in style with a ride on PeruRail Vistadome train

1-Day Machu Picchu Tour with Vistadome Train – Explore Machu Picchu in a Private Tour onboard the comfortable Vistadome train and experience the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and “New World Wonder” through the eyes of a local private guide.

This private Machu Picchu 1-Day Tour by Vistadome Train is designed for those who are short on time and are looking to visit the wonder of Machu Picchu, in comfort and style in a single day from Cusco or Sacred Valley, and experience this magical place without worries as all tickets are included.

Our Machu Picchu Day Tour with Vistadome Train lets you admire and enjoy the incredible scenic views and unmatched panoramic train journey as you pass through the Peruvian countryside and the ancient towns of the Quechuas (Incas) to Machu Picchu on the Vistadome class train.

Enjoy an extraordinary adventure from Andean valleys into cloud forest environments while taking in magnificent mountain and Urubamba River views. Visit Machu Picchu with an experienced, local tour guide who can explain the architecture, history, and daily lives of its residents.

Trip Details for Machu Picchu Day Trip by Vistadome Train

Service Level: Experience our comfort trips, and enjoy panoramic views from the comfort of the Vistadome train as you travel to the world famous Machu Picchu.

Tour Type: This custom 1-day Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome Train is available only in private service and designed to travel in the most comfortable way to visit Machu Picchu ruins in just one day from Cusco or the Sacred Valley

Activities: A spectacular Vistadome train ride with panoramic windows and incredible scenic views in the land of the Incas, Archaeological Sites Visits, and Cultural Adventure

Physical Grading: A visit to Machu Picchu by train is easy ★☆☆☆☆, this tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train in 1 day is designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults, seniors)

Start Time: Our wonderful tour starts at 4:30am or 5:00am (based on your train schedule) from your hotel in Cusco, if your hotel is the Sacred Valley, the pick-up time is 1 hour later.

Tour Duration: Our Machu picchu tour by Vistadome train takes 13-14 hours approx.

Group size: It depends on you! Travel with your family group, couple travelers, friends etc., you tour your group, we do not join anyone else to your group. You are welcome tour private Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome train

Price: Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our small groups tour or semi-private service.

Need to book in Advance: Yes, it is highly recommended to book your Machu Picchu tour with the Vistadome train at least 2-3 months in advance.

Important note: This day trip will run as the itinerary described. Traveler should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, etc

Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any trek or tour as well

What's it like

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days and 4 Nights
Experience the Incredible Machu Picchu Tour with the Vistadome Train in 1 day

Embark on a 1-day private tour of Machu Picchu and board the Scenic Train to the Town of Aguas Calientes and learn about the Incas on a complete Guided Tour of Machu Picchu with a Local Guide.

The Vistadome train is a panoramic train class form the Perurail company that provides stunning views of the Andean landscape and passes through remote villages and historic sites and top-of-the-line travel experience to Machu Picchu.

This 1.5-hour leisurely train ride starts from Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo Train Station) to Aguas Calientes town 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 Machu Picchu Pueblo.

With a private tour in Machu Picchu, you can customize your itinerary and spend as much time as you want to explore Machu Picchu with your expert tour guide. Your guide will provide insightful information of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and ensure that you get the most out of your visit.

During this tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and learn about the history and culture of the Inca people. You can also take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from various viewpoints throughout the site.

After your tour of Machu Picchu, you will return to Cusco aboard the Vistadome Train. This train features panoramic windows, and enjoy an onboard display of local culture with traditional music, dances, and cuisine for a truly unforgettable journey.

Highlights of the 1-day Machu Picchu Tour by Vistadome Train

  • Enjoy a full-day Machu Picchu tour by Vistadome train, that includes round-trip transfers by Vistadome train, Machu Picchu tickets, round trip bus tickets, and English-speaking guide to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu!
  • Embark on Vistadome train along the route towards Machu Picchu and live a unique journey surrounded by gorgeous views with panoramic windows and experience the best views of the Andes Mountain range.
  • Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas surrounded by amazing landscape of the mountains, valleys, Inca farming terraces on both side of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle.
  • See the Veronica snow capped mountain on the right side, and the famous Inca Trail trek starting point on the left side on your journey to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
  • Visit and explore the “Lost City of the Incas”, the most historic site of the Inca Empire, with a private tour guide and learn about the history of the Incas, and the mystery that surrounds this breathtaking Inca ruin atop the mountains: Machu Picchu.
  • Explore one of Peru’s most enchanting and historic Inca citadels on a private tour Machu Picchu by Vistadome train, with an exclusive guided tour for you, your family or friends.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

    The private Machu Picchu tour on board Vistadome train will start from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and finish back at your hotel.

    • At 4:30am or 5:30am (based on your Vistadome train tickets); we’ll transfer you from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station. If your hotel is located in the Sacred Valley, the pick-up time is 1 hour later for the transfer to the train station
    • Experience Vistadome train ride that features spectacular panoramic windows with incredible scenic views, offering you ample opportunities to capture incredible photographs of your scenic journey to and from Machu Picchu by train.
    • On arrival at Aguas Calientes, at 8:27am or 9:25am (based on your Vistadome train tickets); your guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes train station and then you and your tour guide will take the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu for 25 to 30 minutes.
    • At 10am you will enter to Machu Picchu and begin the guided tour of Machu Picchu, which will last around 2.5 hours. Your guide will show you the highlights of the site, including the viewpoints, the Temple of the Sun, and the most remarkable places.
    • Once you finish exploring the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. At any time, you can take the shuttle bus back to Aguas Calientes town to enjoy your lunch on your own and have time to explore the village.
    • In the afternoon, at 15:20pm, 16:22pm, 16:43pm or 18:20pm return by Vistadome Train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station and then private van to Cusco. Arrive at your hotel in Cusco between 7:30pm to 10:00pm (depending on your train schedule

    This itinerary allows you to explore Machu Picchu at a leisurely pace while still having time to enjoy the amazing views of the Vistadome Panoramic Trains and the charming town of Aguas Calientes. Of course, this itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and schedule so that you can tailor the tour to your needs.

Why You'll Love this Trip

  • Enjoy your trip in pure comfort, knowing that every last detail is taken care of.
  • Take in incredible sights of one of the world’s most famous places from the comfort of the Vistadome Train
  • PeruRail provides travelers on board with personalized, first-class service for an unforgettable on-board experience.
  • A perfect itinerary for those who love to travel independently and seeking to immerse themselves in the dramatic landscape of the Andes
  • Explore Machu Picchu, a UNESCO-listed site on a private tour with a friendly local tour guide that has done 500+ tours.
  • An incredible Machu Picchu tour awaits with an experienced guide who will share stories, culture and local history.
  • Admire the magnificent landscape, temples, prayer houses, Andean terraces and the amazing architecture
  • Spend plenty of time in the World Wonder and Heritage Site before heading back to Cusco.
  • Journey on one of the most beautiful railways in the world as you stare out of the window at incredible landscapes in the middle of the Andes.
  • We are an experienced and top-rated tour operator with a 100% excellence rating on TripAdvisor.
  • This is a private guided tour so you enjoy a personal experience, go at your own pace, you will be able to talk to your guide and ask questions and be involved during the tour.

Full Itinerary of the 1-Day Machu Picchu Tour by Vistadome Train

Pre-tour briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before your “1-day Machu Picchu tour by Vistadome Train” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the tour begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

This 1-day private Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome Train begins with pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30am or 5:30am (depending on your train schedule) and transfer you to the Ollantaytambo train station.

If your hotel is located in the Sacred Valley or Ollantaytambo, the pick-up time could be around 6:30am or 7:30am (depending on your train schedule and hotel location). Peru Spirit Adventure will pick you up from any location in Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo or Cusco.

Then, experience 1.5-hour PeruRail Vistadome train journey to Aguas Calientes town, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo that’ll take you through the stunning Andean mountainous landscape and mysterious Amazonian cloud forest.

During the Machu Picchu train ride, you will observe how the scenery change through the journey alongside the Urubamba River, and see several glaciers and snowy peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural platforms on both sides of the valley.

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo); then, you’ll board the 25-minutes beautiful bus ride up to the entrance of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Please note that you will need the original passport to pass the checkpoint. Just make sure to carry your original passport, they don’t accept copy.

Once you and your tour guide pass through Machu Picchu checkpoint, your tour guide will take you to the best “viewpoint” to have one of the most iconic and popular views of Machu Picchu and then you will have time to get the perfect pictures and gaze on Machu Picchu Citadel.

Onwards, after taking photos and enjoying breathtaking panoramic views that showcases the site’s grandeur and beauty. You’ll have a guided tour of two hours, where you will receive detailed information about the culture and history of the Machu Picchu citadel.

On this guided tour of Machu Picchu with a private guide, you visit most of the important sectors while you connect with nature and recharge your energies in this magnificent sacred place. You’ll be astounded by the amazing architecture and how innovative the Incas were for their time.

After guided tour of Machu Picchu, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and have some time to explore the small town until you head to the train station.

In Aguas Calientes, at 15:20pm, 16:22pm, 16:43pm or 18:20pm (based on availability), you’ll board the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo and then travel to Cusco on our private transport. We’ll drop you off at the door of your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. The time of your arrival will depend on the time of your train ticket.

  • Meals included: None
  • Hiking up to the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge is not possible anymore because of new regulations.
  • Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible due to the time restraints of the one-day tour.
  • Return Vistadome Train time depends on availability and how much in advance you have booked.

Vistadome Class Train

The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to have unimpeded views of the beautiful landscape through which you pass and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the luxurious trip through a sophisticated travel experience with the best comfort and quality service!

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows on the side and ceiling the Vistadome train offers incomparable scenic views and numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures on your journey to Machu Picchu. The Vistadome has a unique service, which allows the visitor to be immersed in the Andean Culture through its landscapes, music, and dance.

The Vistadome train provides travelers with on board personalized and first class service to give them an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. It also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

The Vistadome has two stations of departure to Machu Picchu; Ollantaytambo train station (1 hour and 30 minutes from Cusco), Poroy Train Station (35 minutes from Cusco). All with the same destination, the station of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

Our 1-day Machu Picchu tour with Vistadome train, is offered with the 7:05am or 8:00am Vistadome train that depart from Ollantaytambo train station, which is practical and fast travel experience with more timetable. If you want to board the Vistadome train at Poroy train station, just let us know, at Peru Spirit Adventure we allow you to customize your trip according to your preferences. Peru Rail is concerned about every detail of a passengers needs in this unique experience.

Your return journey is from Aguas Calientes tarin station to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station (based on availability) through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a journey lasting over 3.5 hours (except in rainy season). When you arrive in Ollantaytambo or Poroy, you will transfer to a private van for your trip back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at between 8 to 10pm depending on the schedule of your return train.

***Note: Return Vistadome Train time depends on availability and how much in advance you have booked.


***Note that from January through April the Vistadome Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station. Return trains depending on availability during rainy season are at 4:22pm, 4:43pm or 6:10pm,

What Is Included For One Day Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome Train?

  • Pre-tour briefing the night before your tour to answer any questions
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • Private transfer from your hotel to train station, round-trip
  • Vistadome train ticket, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes, round-trip
  • Shuttle bus ticket, Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, round-trip
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Private guided tour in Machu Pichu Citadel
  • Snacks and dance presentation are included on the Vistadome train
  • The tour will finish at your hotel
  • All taxes included

What Is Not Included?

  • Flights, hotel before/after the tour, meals & drinks, admission to Huayna Picchu, travel insurance, tipping, PayPal or wire transfer fees, and other services not mentioned.

What should you bring for 1-Day Tour to Machu Picchu?

Private Machu Picchu Tour packing list

If you’re planning a private tour of Machu Picchu, it’s essential to pack appropriately to ensure you have everything you need. Here’s a suggested packing list:

  • Daypack: A small backpack or daypack will be necessary to carry your personal belongings, snacks, water, and any other items you might need during the tour.
  • Hiking shoes: You’ll be doing a lot of walking and hiking, so comfortable and sturdy shoes are a must. Make sure they are well broken-in before the trip.
  • Comfortable clothing: Choose lightweight, breathable clothing that will keep you comfortable during the day. Layering is essential, as the temperature can change quickly.
  • Rain gear: Pack a rain jacket or poncho for sudden rain showers. The weather in Machu Picchu can be unpredictable, so it’s best to be ready for anything.
  • Hat and sunglasses: Protect your face and eyes from the sun by bringing a hat and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen: Even on cloudy days, the sun in Machu Picchu can be strong. Bring sunscreen with a high SPF to avoid getting burnt.
  • Insect repellent: You may encounter mosquitoes and other bugs during the tour, so pack insect repellent to avoid bites.
  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated by bringing a reusable water bottle that you can refill throughout the day.
  • Snacks: Pack energy bars, trail mix, or other snacks to keep you fueled during the tour.
  • Camera: Finally, don’t forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture all the amazing sights and experiences of your private Machu Picchu tour.

Keep in mind that if you’re visiting during the rainy season (December to March), you may need to pack additional items, such as waterproof shoes and a change of clothing.

Price of the tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train 1 day


The Tour to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants!

  • $400 USD per person

***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 4 persons!


2 people $ 450.00 USD per person

Our private and customize tour price depend on the group size, we depart as long as there are two people. To organize the requested tour, we recommend that all of our customers make their reservations well in advance of their arrival date. Train tickets, entry tickets and good hotels are highly in demand and sell out early, especially during the high season or if you want to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain. If you reserve early, then we can guarantee everything. For last minute reservations, we will do our best depending on what train tickets and hotels are available.

Please write to us to inquire to check our availability, specifying:

  • Tour program,
  • Number of people in the tour
  • Departure date
  • Booking tours in advance offers a safe and well-organized experience

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    We are an agency with a great spirit of adventure and passionate about travel, dedicated to offer the best tourist services, to take you to discover the vast riches, natural and archaeological of each corner of the country.

    We provide high quality service as well as focusing on having small groups to enhance the travel experience and customize any tour or trek to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. This is what makes us stand out from other tour operators.

    We create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. Our guides in Peru are hand selected by the owners of Peru Spirit Adventure. All guides for our tours and treks are native to Peru and speak fluent English to ensure excellent communication and a positive experience overall.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Cusco and Machu Picchu which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world, and an iconic, world-renowned tourist destination.

    The MACHU PICCHU TRAIN TOUR is a must for those who don’t want to trek or have limited time but still want to explore one of the 7 man-made wonders of the world!

    • If you have time it is much nicer to do tour to Machu Picchu by train 2 Day/1 Night or The Sacred Valley & Machu-Picchu Tour 2 days. Remember the one day tour spends almost 9 hours just in travel time so makes for a long day!
    • We can also arrange an accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) and organize your train return on the second day, so you have a full day to enjoy at Machu Picchu citadel.
    • Please be ready for your transfer from your hotel 45 mins before the train departure so as not to delay the transfer of other passengers.
    • Remember you must take your bus down from Machu Picchu Citadel to Aguas Calientes 1 hour before the departure time of your train.
    • PeruRail train Company remind to bring only a small day-pack ( 5-6 kgs weight packs)
    • Bring water, drinks, some snacks or a good Box Lunch if you want to spend as much as possible time inside the Park-Sanctuary
    • There is a service of Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Hotel near the Citadel but it cost US$45 per person and you need to wait 10-15 minutes

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    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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