Do you want to visit Machu Picchu but you don’t like 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 taking it through different microclimates, such as the Sierra and the jungle, including a visit to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. This tour of Machu Picchu by car offers a unique and enjoyable experience.
Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (A, C)
During the first day of this tour of Machu Picchu by car, we will begin the journey on the way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, seeing the impressive mountains that surround us. After a brief rest in Ollantaytambo, we will continue the trip to Abra Málaga, at an altitude of 4,300 meters / 14,100 feet, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of some of the most impressive landscapes in Peru. We will continue the trip descending to the jungle, passing through several microclimates. We will drive on different roads to Santa María, where we will rest for a moment, then continue the trip to Santa Teresa, where we will have lunch. The final part of the trip begins: we will go to the train station near the Hydroelectric. The car route ends and we will walk along the rails for 2.5 hours to the same town of Aguas Calientes (Optional Hydroelectric Train- Aguas Calientes + US $ 25.00).
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (D)
On the second day of this tour of Machu Picchu by car, we will go up to 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 that costs US $ 19.00 round trip ( 25 minutes). Upon arrival, you will have a 2-hour guided tour where you will see the Intiwatana (Temple of the Sun), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, agricultural terraces and other attractions. You will have time to explore the place on your own. You will walk the narrow streets and appreciate the impressive stone of the citadel. Around 1 pm we will take the train back to the Hydroelectric, where a car will be waiting for us. We will go to Santa Teresa, where we will rest for a while before leaving for Cusco, where we will arrive at night.
- Car and driver to Hydroelectric (train station).
- Car and driver to Cusco
- Professional Tourism Guide in Machu Picchu.
- 1 night of lodging in Aguas Calientes.
- Train Aguas Calientes – Hydroelectric (DAY 2)
- Meals specified in the itinerary.
- (D: Breakfast, A: Lunch, C: Dinner).
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
Program does not include:
- Hydroelectric Train – Aguas Calientes (US $ 25.00)
- Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (optional, you can walk):
- Lunch and dinner on the last day.
- Entrance to the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes (s / 10.00, ca. US $ 4.00).
- Extra snacks for the trip.