Machu Picchu by car

2 Days

Overview

Machu Picchu is located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. The citadel was built around 1450 by the Inca Pachucutec and it has been discovered in 1911. Many things about this archeological village are still mysteries, for example about its real function. Why did the Inca’s build Machu Picchu on a top of a mountain? Some archeologists think if they look to the ruins, Machu Picchu was a summer stay for the richest families like. Some archeologists say Machu Picchu was a defending place. Due to its ideal location, the Incas had a great view over the whole valley. Others think that Machu Picchu was a repository of products out of the jungle, like coca. Only for last reason, they cannot explain why Machu Picchu was built so high.  

If you do a tour through Machu Picchu with 3 different guides, you will get 3 different stories why the Incas built Machu Picchu. That is the amazing thing about Machu Picchu, nobody knows exactly. It remains a big mystery.  

If you are going to Peru, the world wonder Machu Picchu is a must see of course. There are many different ways to visit Machu Picchu. You can go by hiking, by train or if you got a lower budget, you can go by car. This trip may seem very long but if you are looking for savings in some trips, this is a perfect tour. All tours will be by new mini-busses Mercedes Benz with professional drivers. 

Itinerary

Day 1 :

We will pick you up from your hotel and will leave from Cusco around 7:00 by minibus for a ride of 6 hours to Hidrolectrica. In Hidroelectrica you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you walk for 3 hours all flat along the railroad through the forest to Aguas Calientes. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, somebody will wait for you to bring you to your hostel. At night, you will have dinner.

Day 2 :

Next day early in the morning around 04:00 am, you will hike to Machu Picchu. Make sure, you will take enough snacks and water with you. You start walking from Aguas Calientes to the first checkpoint, which opens at 05:00 am. Here you have to show your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and your passport. After that you you will walk upstairs almost 1700 Inca steps to Machu Picchu. If you do not want to walk, you can buy a bus ticket for US$ 12.

At 06:00 am, you will get in Machu Picchu with your group and guide. Once inside you have time to enjoy the amazing views and to take all your pictures. After your visit, it is time to walk back 4 hours approx to Hidroelectrica. Do not forget to take the stamp of Machu Picchu in your passport. Make sure you will be back before 14:30 to catch the bus for your return to Cusco. Then you return to hydroelectrica to take the car back to Cusco.

Included

  • ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION, CUSCO – HIDROELECTRICA – CUSCO
  • 01 LUNCH
  • 01 DINNER
  • 01 BREAKFAST
  • 01 HOSTEL NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES
  • ENTRANCE FOR MACHU PICCHU + GUIDED TOUR

Excluded

  • Lunch 2nd day
  • Dinner 2nd day
  • Optional: the climb of Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain: US$ 25

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Machu Picchu by car
From $130
/ Adult
From $110
/ Child

Availability

Please contact us first to check the availability of your trip. Especially trips to Machu Picchu are restricted due to permits and maximum amount of visitors per day and availability of train tickets. So please ask us first to confirm and you can go ahead and book your tour with us!