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Cusco: 2-Day Machu Picchu Tour: Explore an Affordable Travel

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Explore Machu Picchu on a Budget: Affordable Tour with Transportation, Meals, Accommodation, and Entrance Included.


  • Spectacular Descent: Descend from Abra Málaga for stunning landscapes.
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu: Early exploration with magical sunrise views.
  • Diverse Transportation: Minibus, train, and optional scenic trekking experiences


Day 1: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes We will pick you up at your hotel/location at 6:00 a.m. to start the journey in a minibus. The first stop will be Ollantaytambo, where you will have about 20 minutes for a restroom break or to stretch your legs. Abra Málaga Pass - Santa Maria - Santa Teresa The route will continue until reaching Abra Málaga Pass, the highest point at 4,316 meters. From there, we will descend to Santa María, and then have another stop of about 30 minutes for lunch. Afterward, you will board the minibus again and head to Hidroeléctrica. Hidroeléctrica You will arrive by minibus at Hidroeléctrica. At this point, the road ends, and it's not possible to continue by bus. You will have two options to reach Aguas Calientes: Continue on foot along the route that follows the train tracks with your guide. The route goes through a valley and takes approximately two and a half hours. Take the train (Inca Rail in the Expedition class) that connects Hidroeléctrica with Aguas Calientes in a 30-minute journey. Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Hidroeléctrica - Cuzco Aguas Calientes On the second day of the tour, you will wake up early to enjoy the visit to Machu Picchu. You can choose between walking from Aguas Calientes to the citadel in a two-hour journey or taking the bus, which covers the same route in 30 minutes uphill. If you choose to take the bus, you will need to add the extra Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (round trip) to your reservation for $24 USD. Machu Picchu Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of 2 hours to discover the fascinating history of the site. Afterward, you will have free time until approximately 11:00 AM to explore the citadel on your own. Return to Cuzco After the visit to Machu Picchu, you will return on foot or by bus to Aguas Calientes. Then, we start the return to Hidroeléctrica. Again, you can choose to make this journey on foot or by train. When you arrive at Hidroeléctrica, the minibus will be waiting to take you back to Cuzco, where you will arrive approximately at 9:00 PM.


Shared round-trip transportation between Cusco and Hidroeléctrica. Drop off in the center of Cusco. Meals: Breakfast on day 2. Lunch on day 1. Dinner on day 1. Accommodation: Night in Aguas Calientes at Yanantin Collection hostel or similar, in a private double room* with a private bathroom. Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Only with the $149 option). Guided tour (in Spanish and English) at the Machu Picchu archaeological site. If traveling alone, you will share a room with another passenger.

Important Information

  • Equipment and Physical Preparation: If the tour includes physical activities such as hiking, make sure you are in good physical shape and have the necessary equipment. Check to see if there are any specific seasons that affect your experience. Entry Requirements: Make sure you know the entry requirements to Peru, including visas and any other necessary documentation.

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