Machu Picchu by Car Tour

Duration: 2 Días / 1 Noche
Starting Price:129.00 USD
“Would you like to visit Machu Picchu but don’t enjoy trekking? This tour will take you to Machu Picchu in one day by car. You will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a viewpoint at 4,300 meters / 14,100 feet, while being taken through different microclimates, such as the highlands and the jungle, including a visit to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. This car tour of Machu Picchu offers a unique and enjoyable experience.”

The tour consists of the following :

Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes (L, D)

During the first day of this car tour to Machu Picchu, we will start the journey on the way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, seeing the stunning mountains surrounding us. After a brief stop in Ollantaytambo, we will continue the journey to Abra Malaga, at an altitude of 4,300 meters / 14,100 feet, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of some of Peru's most breathtaking landscapes. We will continue the journey descending to the jungle, passing through several microclimates. We will drive on different roads to Santa Maria, where we will rest for a moment, then we will continue the journey to Santa Teresa, where we will have lunch. The final part of the journey begins: we will go to the train station near the Hydroelectric plant. The car route ends and we will walk along the rails for 2.5 hours to the town of Aguas Calientes (Optional Hydroelectric Train - Aguas Calientes + US $ 25.00).

Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B) .
On the second day of this car tour to Machu Picchu, we will climb Machu Picchu early in the morning: for this we have 2 options, one is to walk for 2 hours to the top or take the bus which costs US $ 19.00 round trip (25 minutes). Upon arrival, you will have a 2-hour guided tour where you will see the Intiwatana (Sun Temple), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, agricultural terraces, and other attractions. You will have time to explore the site on your own. You will walk through the narrow streets and appreciate the stunning stonework of the citadel. Around 1 pm we will take the train back to the Hydroelectric plant, where a car will be waiting for us. We will go to Santa Teresa, where we will rest for a while before heading to Cusco, where we will arrive in the evening.

Includes :

  • Transportation by car with driver to the train station at the Hidroeléctrica.
  • Transportation by car with driver back to Cusco.
  • Professional tour guide at Machu Picchu.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to the Hidroeléctrica on day 2.
  • Meals specified in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.


Not Included:

  • Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes train (US$ 25.00).
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back (optional, can be walked).
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Entrance to the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs (s/10.00, approx. US$ 4.00).
  • Extra snacks for the trip.

Recommendations :

  • A small backpack (luggage limit 10kg, as per Perurail).
  • Original passport.
  • 1.5 liters of drinking water.
  • Camera.
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Basic hygiene items.
  • Sunscreen and sun hat.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots.
  • ISIC student card if applicable.
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