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Machu Picchu by Car 2 Days

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Duration : 2 Days - 1 Nights
Availability : Daily Departures
Departure Location : Cusco
Destination : Machu Picchu
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 12 PER GROUP
easy

ACT. LEVEL

Easy
alttitude

MAX. ALTITUDE

2,430 M

ACCOMMODATION

Hostel
activity

ACTIVITIES

Cultural
TRIP DESCRIPTION

The sanctuary of Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the Seven New Modern Wonders of the World in 2007, in a worldwide online voting system, since this destination is very visited, there are many different ways to access Machu Picchu; one of them is by train, by foot and however this tends to be very expensive. Today there is an alternate route that can be accessed by car to the village of Hidroelectrica, this is one option for all visitors who are on a budget.

 In this tour you will enjoy a picturesque route that initiates in the city of Cusco and goes through different villages in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it continues towards snow-capped Andean mountains and descends towards a tropical jungle zone. In this zone there will be a stop in order to enjoy lunch (village of Huamanmarca). Due to the varying degrees of altitude, it is recommended to bring with you some medicine against dizziness or altitude sickness.

Continuing our trip towards Hidroelectrica we will pass through the villages of Huyro, Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and finish in the village of Hidroelectrica. From this point we will commence a 2 – 3 hour walk until we reach the village of Machu Picchu, on this route we will walk to edge of the train tracks on a smooth and not very difficult walk. Once we arrive at the town of Machu Picchu we will go to our accommodation (link to the types of accommodation) to rest, take a bath and then reunite with the group and the guide to receive the necessary information to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu.

On the second day after visiting the citadel of Machu Picchu at approximately 11:00 a.m. We will see you soon to the town and citadel of Machu Picchu, while we are on our way to the bus terminal of Sakura Expedition in Hidroelectrica where we will embark back to the city of Cusco (6 hours) on our return route we will make a small stop of 15 min in the village of Huaman Marca to use the toilets.

Our return journey will take roughly 6 hours and we will be arriving at the city of Cusco, at approximately 21:30 hrs. Our bus will finalise the journey in the plaza of San Francisco and with this our service of Machu Picchu for 2 days and 1 night will be finalised. 

  • Route: Machu Picchu by car.
  • Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night.
  • Departures: Every day
  • Trip type: Adventure, History
  • Suitable for: Travellers on a budget.
  • Difficulty of Hike: Level 2 – Mild
  • Departure and return time: 07:30 am – 9:30 pm.
  • Climate: The temperature is hot and humid during the day and cool at night. The temperature ranges between 12º and 24º degrees.
  • Payment: By Visa/Mastercard/PayPal and Western Union

 

This trip has been prepared for travellers who like to enjoy and appreciate nature. Before, the only means of transportation to Machu Picchu was by train. Now there is another way to enter Machu Picchu, which is through the Machu Picchu by car until arriving at Hidroelectrica and embarking on a walk of 2 – 3 hours is made until arriving at the Village of Machu Picchu and the next day the visit is made to the mountain of Machu Picchu and returns in the same way to the city of Cusco. The tour of Machu Picchu for 2 days () is the perfect way to spend time enjoying the journey if you are a little short on time.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1CUSCO – SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN

In the morning we will concentrate on the main square in front of the McDonald’s door 07:00 a 07:15 hrs.

07:30 am we will approach our mobility, we will receive a small recording talk about the recommendations prior to leaving Cusco, The tour will start with a pleasant and scenic sight of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, traversing through villages such as Ollantaytambo and others, going through the valley we will ascend towards the highest point of our trip “Abra Málaga” which is located at an altitude of 4,350 meters, at the foot of the Verónica mountain.

From this point the trip continues with the beautiful landscape of the Peruvian Andes after an approximation of 15 minutes we will start the descent towards the jungle, passing through the different micro – climates that make these landscapes a paradise within the majestic snow-covered peaks and making of this trip an unforgettable experience. 

At approximately 12:00 p.m. we will realise a short break in the village of Huamanmarca in this location we will have lunch and we will have sufficient time in order to use the bathroom, as well as prepare ourselves for our next stop in Hidroelectrica.

We will continue our route by a paved road in perfect condition passing through the town of Alfamayo, Huyro: located at 1500 mts one of the largest tea producers in Peru, producing high quality Huyro tea

By having a warm and tropical climate you can also appreciate a lot of plantation of fruit trees such as banana, pineapple, mango, orange granadilla, mandarin and many more.

Village of Santa María: Located at 1590 meters above sea level, the location is warm and calm, it is an interesting place due to its thermal baths, this place is highly visited by tourists due to the its production of coffee and coca leaves.

Finally we will arrive at the village of Hidroelectrica, at approximately 14:30 – 14:50 hrs, in this location we will realise a stop in the terminal of Sakura Expedition. At this point we will be able to regain our energy in order to continue with our journey. 

From here we will start with the walk following the dirt road next to the railroad track this trail will take us approximately of 3 hours, on our hike we will be surrounded by many trees and tropical plants, until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes or also known as Machu Picchu Village.

At approximately 17:30 – 17:50  hrs, we will arrive at the village of Machu Picchu which is also known as Aguas Calientes, in this location we will direct ourselves to the Hotel which was previously mentioned. After a relaxing bath it will be time to enjoy a delicious dinner together with the group and the guide. At that moment, he will have the opportunity to review the itinerary for the next day’s visit to the “Citadel of Machu Picchu”. 

  • Departure: 07:30 am
  • Duration in car: 7 hours of travel approximately, 85% of the road is asphalted and 15% is dirt road.
  • The bus has 2 stops Ollantaytambo for 15 minutes to use the toilet and to board passengers who hired the service in this area.
  • Walking distance: 11 kilometers
  • Accommodation: Machu Picchu Adventure House and Eco Machu
  • Considerations: Dinner is a typical dish.
  • Hours of Hike: 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Difficulty: Smooth 10 minutes of ascend the rest is on flat ground (level 2)
  • Altitude reached: 4,350 meters
  • Altitude of the walk: 1,800 meters

DAY 2AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

In the morning at approximately 4:30 am we will get up to have breakfast and to start our adventure, we will have the option to begin our ascend to the Incan Citadel by bus (30 minutes) or walking for one hour and a half (bus consettur not included in the tour). 

We will begin our ascent towards the citadel of Machu Picchu at 2430 mts, on a this is a walk of 01 hour 30 minutes approximately by a Zigzag through the beautiful jungle witnessing the majestic sight of the mountains, flora and fauns of the location.

We will meet the guide at 07:00 am at the main entrance of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu our guided tour will begin at 07:15 am. Here you will have a guided tour for 2 hours in places such as the main temple, the solar tower, Intihuatana and ending the guided tour at the sacred stone. You will have free time to stay in Machu Picchu.

Prior coordination with the guide you will return to the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes, walking for 1 hour or by embarking the consettur bus that will take 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes, we will return to the Hidroelectrica by taking a walk of approximately 3 hours, once in the town of Hidroelectrica we will have enough time to have lunch and get ready for our return by bus to the city of Cusco.

After enjoying lunch (lunch not included) we will direct ourselves to the Sakura Expedition bus terminal and a 15:00 hrs we will depart towards the city of Cusco, on our return journey we will have a short break of 15 minutes in the village of Huamanmarca to utilise the hygienic services. 

Our return journey will take roughly 6 hours and we will be arriving at the city of Cusco, at approximately 21:30 hrs. Our bus will finalise the journey in the plaza of San Francisco and with this our service of Machu Picchu for 2 days and 1 night will be finalised. 

Departure: 04:30 am

Walking Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Difficulty of Hike: Level 2 – Mild

Guided hours: 2 hours.

Altitude of Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,200 meters

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,430 meters

Altitude of the walk: 1,800 m (5,906 feet) 

Climate: The temperature is hot and humid during the day and cool at night. The temperature ranges between 12° and 24° degrees.

ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
INCLUDED
TRIP LIST

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Return bus from Cusco-Hydroelectric-Cusco (with air conditioning, GPS, Wi Fi, others) Link to our buses
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional tour guide
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 1 night in a hotel in village of Machu Picchu. Link to our hotels

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Return ticket on the bus consettur towards Machu Picchu (USD $24.00 – Foreigners) (USD $12.00 Peruvian Nationals)
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (USD $5)
  • Train ticket Hidroelectrica – Cusco (USD $32.00)
  • Meals on the final day apart from breakfast
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack
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