The excursion to Machu Picchu by car was born in 2005 as an alternative route due to the train limitations and cost that lead to the town of Aguas Calientes, when you make this excursion Machu Picchu By Car will be contributing to the development of different towns that exist in all that journey of travel.
Now knowing Machu Picchu is no longer difficult, much less expensive, because of machupicchu by car there is now a new alternative route to the traditional train journey. This tour is called Machu Picchu by Car 2D/1N (By Mini Van) a new access route that is not necessarily so expensive or depends on using the services of the train, this tour machu picchu by car is a trip by car along a very well paved route to Santa Maria and then by a non-asphalted route until hydroelectric, this trip lasts approximately 6 hours with stops at key points to enjoy beautiful views and to have lunch and then with a 3-hour walk to reach hot waters following the railway line (town machupicchu), during the trip you enjoy beautiful landscapes, valleys, mountains covered by snow, high jungle full of flora and rivers that come down from the top of the mountains with crystal clear waters and some towns of the local people that are very kind , which will make your trip to the Inca city of Machu Picchu unforgettable.
DAY 01: Cusco – Hydroelectric Train Station – Aguas Calientes Town
We will depart at 08:20 a.m. from your hotel or our office, the tour will begin with a nice scenic ride to Ollantaytambo, where we will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area, from there, we will continue up a long and winding path to “Abra de Malaga”, which stands at an altitude of 4,316 mtrs. from that vantage point, we will see some of the most amazing landscapes that Cusco city offers.
After we will begin our descent into the thick jungle, passing through the different micro-climates that combine the paradisiacal landscapes of Abra Malaga majestic snow-capped peak, with the hot tropical entrance to the rainforest.
We will continue along our route until we have reached Santa Maria village to enjoy our first lunch arriving roughly at 12:30 pm, later we will continue our traveling by land to reach Hidroelectrica Train Station where will start our trekking to reach Aguas calientes town, wich take roughly 3 hours (10 km) following the rail way, then, once in the main square of the town, we are going to be waiting to our group, likewise will call you by your whole name, subsequently will set you up in our hostel (Sharing Rooms); (Matrimonial or Double Room included for a couple only)
After dinner with the guide, you can visit the hot springs of the town for an hour roughly to take a hot bath (optional S/20.00 PEN), but remember that on the second day you must get up very early at 4:00 am for breakfast or box breakfast.
DAY 02: Machu Picchu – Hydroelectric Train Station – Cusco
You will get up early in the morning at approximately 5:00 a.m. for breakfast (or packed breakfast) at the hostel, then we take our bus up to Machu Picchu, the guide will waiting for all the group at the entrance of Machu Picchu complex and once you meet with the guide, you will have a guided tour for about 2 hours or 2 in a half.
Important: Remember please that the visiting time in Machu Picchu now a days is very restricted and very well controled.
After the guiding tour in Machu Picchu you will take the bus down to the bridge, and it is very important to get off in the bridge and not in Aguas Calientes Town, and so later you will continuing the hiking to return again to Hidroelectrica train station to get for our transportation to get back to Cusco, the return usually takes another 2 more hours to Hidroelectrica following again the rail way, once here you can buy your own lunch for only 15.00 PEN. upon arrival our van will be waiting you at Hidroelectrica to take you back to Cusco, arriving at approximately AT 22:00 pm dropping you off around main square .
If you want to stay all day in Machu Picchu and / or climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you have two options:
You can stay one more night in the city of Aguas Calientes, otherwise you will not arrive in time to take the bus from the hydroelectric station to return to Cusco, since climbing any of the mountains takes almost three hours, round trip, and our transportation departs at 3:00 pm in the afternoon from the hydroelectric station to Cusco, in this case, we will pick up the fifth day from the hydroelectric station to Cusco at 3:00 pm.
(Hostal Additional price for one night $25.00 USD)
(Additional price for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain $20.00 USD, it will depend on the availability of spaces)
The other option would be to return by train one way from Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo village, in this case you will return the same day to Cusco (the fourth day), where insted of pick you up from Hydroelectric station, we will pick you up from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
(Additional price $80.00 USD. each person Inca Rail or Perú Rail company, likewise you can buy here in Cusco once you arrive)
- Pick up from to the Airport to the hotel/hostal
- Tourist Van Transportation round trip (Hydroelectric Train Station – Cusco)
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
- 2 liters water (The first day only)
- 1 night sharing room accommodation (Optional matrimonial or doble room without any extra cost for two people only)
- 1 lunch, 1 dinner (first day)
- 1 breakfast (second day)
- Admission ticket to Machu Picchu
- Professional Guide
- First Breakfast
- Last Lunch
- Original passport
- Mosquito repellent, sunscreen
- hat and long sleeve shirts
- Swimsuit, Shorts, towel, and sandals, if you want to visit the thermal baths
- Lintern, if you choose to walk up to Machu Picchu, rain coat
- Extra water and snacks
- Camera, etc
- Toilet paper
Offer price 01 person!! $ 159.00 USD Group service of 20 people
The student will get a discount of $ 20.00 USD only for Machu Picchu ticket:
It must have the next requirements: The original student ID gives from the university in PVC material, university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.
Private Guide in Machu Picchu:
- 01 person $ 90.00 USD
- 02 persons $ 45.00 USD
- 03 persons to more $ 30.00 USD
And so you will enjoy much more of Machu Picchu, walk at your own rate, interact more with the guide … etc
03 star hotel upgrade in Machu Picchu Town (Addicional Price)
– Retama Machu Picchu:
- Single Room $ 85.00 USD
- Matrimonial / Double Room $ 95.00 USD
- Triple Room $ 145.00 USD
- Additional Bed $ 50.00 USD
Hotel service is very comfortable and spacious rooms, located in very safe areas, private bathroom, hot shower 24 hours, buffet breakfast and much more…