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MACHU PICCHU BY CAR 3 DAYS + MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

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Duration : 3 Days - 4 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. 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 town of Machu Picchu, on this route we will walk to the 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 Machu Picchu.

The following day we will make ourselves to the citadel of Machu Picchu very early in order to make the most of our time in the Lost City of the Incas. We can decide if we want to arrive by foot (1.30 min) or purchase a ticket for the bus consettur (30 min) to arrive at the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and reunite with our guide. Continuing our guided tour for 2 hours where we will be able to appreciate the beauty of this Wonder, once we have finished our guided tour we will have free time to be able to roam and enjoy the Incan citadel as we wish, and later return to the village of Machu Picchu.

After lunch we can decide whether to take in the sights of the village or opt to visit the thermal baths that can be found only 15 minutes from the village. 

The third day after enjoying a delicious breakfast, at approximately 10:00 a.m. we will say farewell to the village of Machu Picchu, also known as Aguas Calientes while we embark on our walk to the Sakura Expedition bus terminal in Hidroelectrica where we will embark in order to return to the city of Cusco (7 hours). 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 3 days and 2 nights will be finalised. 

  • Route: Machu Picchu by bus.
  • Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights.
  • Departures: Every day
  • Trip type: Adventure and cultural
  • Suitable for: Travellers with a desire to discover Machu Picchu.
  • 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 12° and 24° 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.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1 CUSCO – SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – MACHUPICCHU VILLAGE

In the morning we will concentrate on the main office Sakura Expedition (Address: Calle Garcilaso No. 265 – OF -1 at: 07:00 at 07:15 hrs) 

07:30 am we will approach our mobility, we will receive a small recording talk about information as well as 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 4,316 meters, at the foot of the Verónica mountain.

After surpassing the highest 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 in order to have lunch, and we will have sufficient time in order to use the bathroom.

We will continue passing through the town of Alfamayo, Hyuro: 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.

Town of Santa María: Located at 1500 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 14:30 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 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 Time: 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 in Ollantaytambo for 15 minutes to use the toilet and to board passengers who hired the service in this zone)

Walking distance: 11 kilometres

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Adventure House and Eco Machu

Considerations: Dinner will be served at 19:30 -20.00 hours

Hours of hike: 2hr and 40 minutes

Difficulty: level 2 – Mild

Altitude reached: 4,350 meters (Abra Malaga)

Altitude of the walk: 1,800 meters

DAY 2AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICCHU

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 2400 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 with the guide at 06:40 am at the main entrance of the Incan Citadel our guide will start at 07:00 am. Here you will have a guided tour for 2 hours in places like the main temple, Intihuatana solar tower, Intihuatana and finalizing the guided tour at the Sacred Stone. Finalising our guided tour you will have some free time to wander Machu Picchu on your own behalf.

Prior to coordination with your tour guide you will regress to the village of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, walking for one hour or taking the bus for 25 minutes. 

At your arrival to the village of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes, you will be able to enjoy a delicious lunch and afterwards enjoy a peaceful walk and enjoy the beautiful and picturesque village of Aguas Calientes, during sunset we will be able to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes, which is the reason for the name of the village, Aguas Calientes.

Departure from tour: 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 mts

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,720 mts

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.

DAY 3AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

On our final day we will return to the village of Hidroelectrica, commencing our walk of approximately 3 hours, once we have arrived at Hidroelectrica we will have sufficient time to have lunch and prepare ourselves for our return journey in bus to the city of Cusco. 

After enjoying lunch (lunch not included) we will direct ourselves to the Machu Picchu By Bus bus terminal and at 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 Alfamayo 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 3 days and 2 nights will be finalised. 

Commence walk: 11:00 a.m.

Hike: 11 kilometers

Difficulty of Hike: Level 2 – Mild

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

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

Bus departure towards Cusco: 14:45 hrs

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 
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 2 nights 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 
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (USD $5)
  • (Optional) Train ticket Hidroelectrica – Cusco
  • 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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