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From Cusco: 2 Day Bus Tour to Machu Picchu

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Explore Machu Picchu by bus and view the incredible mountains as you pass by. Walk from the hydroelectric plant to the town of Aguas Calientes, and admire the vegetation in a tropical jungle area.

Highlights

  • Enjoy panoramic views from the highlands to the cloud forest
  • Experience a guided tour through Machu Picchu
  • Visit the National Park of Machu Picchu
  • See the hydroelectric station and the town of Aguas Calientes

Description

Experience two full days exploring the National Park of Machu Picchu. Travel to to the hydroelectric plant and witness the surrounding mountain scenery as you drive by. Enjoy a walk or trainride into the town of Aguas Calientes. Wake and walk to the archeological site and take a 2-hour guided tour. Begin traveling to the Machu Picchu hydroelectric plant, and marvel at the beautiful landscape as the bus travels through the mountains and into the cloud forest. Arrive at Santa Tereza to stop for lunch, and then continue on to the Machu Picchu National Park. Enter the National Park of Machu Picchu and enjoy an unguided walk along the well marked train tracks for two hours to reach the town of Aguas Calientes, or skip the walk and choose to add the option of a train ride. Meet the guide in the main plaza upon arrival in Aguas Calientes. Learn more about the town and the meeting point for dinner. Receive information about the next day's activities and return to the hotel to sleep and prepare for another day of excitement and exploration. Wake up packed and excited for a walk from Machu Picchu town to the archaeological site. Choose the option to skip the one hour walk and add a bus ride. Enjoy a two hour guided tour inside the archaeological site. Opt to hike or bus to the hydroelectric station where the return bus will be waiting. Take in the scenery on a peaceful six hour ride back to Cusco.

Includes

Hotel pickup Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Guide Accommodation (according to which option you chose) Lunch at the Hydroelectric station Dinner in Aguas Calientes

Important Information

  • The guide service is only for Machu Picchu. For most of the trip you will be rather independent; feel free to contact the local partner if there are doubts about the tour before departure The tour involves 3 hours of walking from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu Town and 3 hours the next day to catch the bus to Cusco. Guests will need to wear comfortable clothes and be in relatively good physical shape Bring snacks, water, and altitude sickness medication for the long bus ride from Cusco to Hidroelectrica and on the way back The local partner is not responsible for weather conditions during the tour, so please choose the best day for departure based on research To make the tour easier, add on train and bus trips to replace the walking portion; it is possible to book the train and bus trips on the day of the tour Entry tickets to Machu Picchu are booked according to availability; the tour partner will confirm the entrance time on the day of the tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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