From Cusco: Machu Picchu 2-day Budget Tour by Van

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The 2-day tour to Machu Picchu by car is an efficient and comfortable option for travelers with little time. All included for an unforgettable experience.


  • Discover Machu Picchu in a unique way with our 'Machu Picchu by Car' tour
  • Explore Machu Picchu on a 2-day trip with scenic transfers and eye-opening trek
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Machu Picchu with our exclusive tour


Start: Day 1 between 05:50 and 06:00 a. m. from your hotel in Cusco. End: Day 2 at 9:30 p.m. in the center of Cusco. Day 1: Transfer Cusco to Hidroeléctrica and Hidroeléctrica trekking to Aguas Calientes We start our 'Machu Picchu by Car' at 05:50 from the main square of Cusco or your hotel. The first stop is in Ollantaytambo to have breakfast and use toilet services. Then, we continue along a curvy and poor condition road, passing through the highest point, Abra Málaga, at 4300 m altitude. We descend along a winding road, changing the landscape from cold and mountainous to warm and jungle. We return to the difficult route towards the Hydroelectric station. After lunch, we walked three hours along the train line to Aguas Calientes. Dinner with the guide, instructions and rest. Day 2: Visit to Machu Picchu, trekking Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric and transfer from Hydroelectric to Cusco We got up early to go up to the citadel by bus or walking for an hour, following stairs to the entrance. We meet the guide for the guided tour with explanations about the rediscovery by Hiram Bingham. Free time to explore. Around noon, we begin the three-hour trek from Aguas Calientes to Hidroeléctrica. We take transportation for the return land trip, stopping in Santa Teresa. End of the tour in the center of Cusco at 9:30 p.m. The road to Hidroeléctrica, with many curves and poor condition, can be challenging for some. Visit to the archaeological site: To enter Machu Picchu, you need the 'Llaqta Machu Picchu' entrance. You can select one of the circuits at the time of booking, depending on availability. The entrance gives you access to one of the 4 circuits: 1. Circuit 1: Upper and lower part, platform and terrace area for 3 hours. 2. Circuit 2: Upper and lower part, routes to Inti Punku and the Puente del Inca for 4 hours. 3. Circuit 3: Lower part, includes agricultural area, Temple of the Sun, House of the Inka and Archaeological reserve for 1 hour and a half. 4. Circuit 4: Lower part, includes agricultural area, Temple of the Sun, House of the Inka, Sacred Rock and reflecting pools for 2 and a half hours. We recommend choosing circuit 2 to visit more attractions and capture classic photographs at the citadel.


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 in the $159 option ). Guided tour (in Spanish and English) at the Machu Picchu archaeological site. If traveling alone, you will share a room with another passenger.

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