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Tour Machu Picchu by Bus

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Tour Machu Picchu by Bus

Tour Machu Picchu by Bus

23 reviews


The Machu Picchu by Car 2 days 1 night tour is an alternate route, also known as the “Amazon Route” that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu to know the Wonder of the World, allowing you to have a more intimate approach with nature, see a beautiful panorama full of landscapes and snow-capped mountains like Chicon, Salkantay and Veronica that are a sample of our Peruvian Andean highlands with paved and rustic roads, with natural people of the area.




Trip Details

Pick up time:  07:00 / 07:30 am: Plaza de Regocijo – Cusco
End of the tour:  21:30 PM San Francisco Square (Cusco Downtown).
06:50 / 07:10 hrs: Quick briefing.
07:20 / 07:30 hrs: Board the bus and departure from Cusco to Hidroelectrica.
08:50 hrs: 1st rest stop at a local restaurant.
09:30 hrs: Cross to the town of Ollantaytambo.
11:50 hrs: 2nd stop for lunch in Santa Teresa. (*Hydroelectric plant)
14:30 hrs: Arrival to our private station in Hidroeléctrica.
14:40 hrs: Start of the hike, 11 km to the town of Aguas Calientes.
17:45 hrs: Check-in at our hotel and free time.
19:30 hrs: Tourist dinner in our restaurant.
21:00 hrs: Informative talk with our guide in the hotel lobby.
21:30 hrs: Request at reception your continental breakfast for the next day.

2nd day: Visit Machu Picchu – Hydroelectric – Cusco

05:20 hrs: Breakfast.
05:45 / 06:00 hrs: Arrive at Aguas Calientes bus station.
06:30 hrs: Ascent by bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
07:00 / 07:15 hrs: Start of the tour for 02 hours to the most important places of the Inca citadel, then free time to explore and take some pictures.
11:00 hrs: Time to start the hike to the Hydroelectric, down by Puente Ruinas and return to our private terminal. Approximately 3 hours on foot.
14:30 / 15:00 hrs: Board the bus and departure to the city of Cusco.
21:30 hrs: Arrival to the imperial city of Cusco. *Plaza San Francisco.



Day 1: Cusco - Abra Malága - Santa María - Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes)

We will be located from the meeting point “PLAZA DE REGOCIJO” in the morning 07:00 AM, transfer by bus from the city to the bus station of the Hydroelectric. During the bus ride, we will be able to appreciate different types of natural scenery such as: the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, high Andean landscapes and above all the presence of the rainforest or high jungle. In the afternoon we will have lunch and then we will continue our hike to the town of Aguas Calientes (25 minutes of flat walk, 10 minutes of ascent and 2 hours of flat walk). We will arrive at our destination around 05:30 – 05:50 PM and we will go to our assigned hotel, and at night we will enjoy our dinner and at the same time we will take the opportunity with our Machu Picchu site guide to give you the briefing for the tour tomorrow.

  •  Meals: Lunch and dinner.
  •  Total distance: 10.5 km (6.52 miles).
  • Estimated walking time:
  •  1st Leg: 25 minutes flat walk (Bus Terminal – Hydroelectric Entrance Control – 2nd detour).
  •  2nd Leg: 10 minutes uphill hike (2nd detour – Railroad track)
  •  3rd Route: Approximately 2 hours of flat trekking (Train Track – Ruins Bridge – Aguas Calientes Village)
  •  Altitude of the highest point (Abra Malága): 4,350 m (14,271 ft).
  •  Altitude of the hike (Hydroelectric): 1,890 m (6,200 ft).
  •  Altitude Aguas Calientes: 2,040 m (6,693 ft).

Day 2: (Machu Picchu - Bridge Ruins - Hydroelectric - Cusco).

This day we wake up early at 4:00 AM. We will have breakfast and start climbing by bus from 5:20 AM to Machu Picchu (we must be 40 minutes before the departure of the first bus). We will meet at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu with our site guide and the rest of the group.

We will start with our guided tour for 02 hours in Machu Picchu, then we will have free time until 11:30 AM to visit the Inca citadel. After the visit we will walk down to Puente Ruinas for 45 minutes and continue on a flat walk to the bus station of Hidroeléctrica. Our minibuses will be waiting for us from 02:15 – 02:45 PM to board the transport to the city of Cusco, arrival time at 09:00 – 09:30 PM approximately. End of services.

Our visit to Machu Picchu will end at 11:00 a.m. because we will have to return to the bus station of Hidroelectrica, we will walk down to an intermediate point of Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes called Puente Ruinas. At this point we will start the hike to the Hidroelectrica, where we will be waiting for our transport in minibus from 14:15 – 14:45 hours to return to the city of Cusco. We will arrive to the imperial city approximately at 21:00 – 21:30 hours.

  •  Meals: Breakfast.
  •  Estimated time of guided tour: 2 hours.
  •  Altitude of Machu Picchu: 2,430 m (7,972 ft).
  •  Altitude of Puente Ruinas: 2,010 m (6,594 ft).
  •  Trekking altitude: 1,890 m (6,200 ft).




  • Informative talk one day before the trip to Machu Picchu (6:00 – 7:00 PM Machu Picchu Bus Packers Office).
  • Bottled water or Powerade.
  • Poncho or rain coat, if it is rainy season.
  • Transfer by minibus Cusco – Hydroelectric.
  • Lunch in Huamanmarka or in Santa Teresa.
  • Tourist dinner.
  • Informative talk of the guide for the tour of day 2.
  • 1st night in Hotel* in Aguas Calientes.
  • Breakfast to take to Machu Picchu offered by our Hotel.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu.
  • Transfer by minibus Hidroeléctrica – Cusco.
  • Travel Organization 100% Guaranteed, Hotel reservation, Guide and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.

No Included

  • Train from the Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, and vice versa.
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals after visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Water or alcoholic beverages.
  • Tips, personal appreciation (optional).
  • Lodging or Hotel in the city of Cusco.


  • Original passport, with expiration date no less than 7 months. *Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the country, in order to start the tour.
  • Valid also Identity Document for your entrance to Peru (Only tourists from South America). Important: You must receive the Andean Migration Card (TAM), it will be offered by Migration when you enter Peru. *Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the country, in order to start the tour.

What To Bring

  • Warm clothes for Cusco: Layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Such as: Thermals, gloves, scarves, socks and wool cap for cold nights.
  • Light and fresh clothes for Machu Picchu: Windbreaker, polar fleece, T-shirts for the tour (polyester, nylon).
  • Hat, cap and sunglasses.
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Soroche Pills for altitude sickness.
  • Trekking shoes or waterproof boots for your comfort, rubber or thick soled shoes are an excellent option.
  • Rain gear: A good raincoat, rain pants (rainy season only).
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional).
  • Above all positive attitude and good mood.


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