Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days (By Car)

USD $110

This MACHU PICCHU TOUR 2 DAYS BY CAR is the most affordable option for individuals looking for a budget tour to Machu Picchu. Also, several hikers keep wondering, “Can I visit Machu Picchu by vehicle?”
This is an excellent method for both sorts of tourists to discover Machu Picchu.This 6-hour trip takes you through breathtaking landscapes, incredible vistas of snowcapped mountains, and the Inca rainforest to the city of Aguas Calientes (The machu picchu entrance city ).

Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days at a Glance

Day
01

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

Pick up at early and drive through breathtaking landscapes, incredible vistas of snowcapped mountains, and the Inca rainforest to the city of Aguas Calientes.

Day
02

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco

Get up early, explore Machu Picchu, enjoy the entire journey with a guide, and pack your backpack. Return to Aguas Calientes, board the train to Ollantaytambo, and then back to your Cusco accommodation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Save your money for the next excursion.
  • Drive through the Inca forest and enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the way.
  • Travel along the train tracks.
  • Explore the Inca village of Hidroeléctrica.
  • Enjoy a delicious Andean dinner at a great restaurant.
  • Explore Aguas Calientes and relax in its hot springs.

FULL ITINERARY

Day
01

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

Beginning with day one, our transportation will arrive at your hotel door about 7:00 a.m. to pick you up from your place of accommodation, after which we will embark from Cusco for a 6-hour and 30-minute drive to Hidroeléctrica.

During the 2-hour travel to Ollantaytambo town, take a 30-minute take a breath to have breakfast at the restaurant at the Ollantaytambo service area.

After the 30-minute rest, we resume the drive to Hidroeléctrica. On the way to Hidroeléctrica, you may see and photograph the stunning views of the high Andes, including snowy peaks, before descending into the high rainforest, passing past settlements such as Santa Maria and Santa Teresa.

After 6 hours of incredible traveling, once you reach Hidroeléctrica town. We will serve a fantastic Andean lunch at the neighboring restaurant in the Hidroeléctrica town. Following lunch, we begin the three-hour journey to Aguas Calientes along the train tracks.

Option 2: If you are not such as hiking, you may take the train from the Hidroeléctrica station to Aguas Calientes town. This train travel will take 25 minutes and will cost around $35 USD.

After the 3-hour trek  along the rail tracks to Aguas Calientes, you may check into your lodging. You can relax and refresh yourself before supper. We provide dinner at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes at 19:00. And then head to the hotel to prepare for the next incredible day.

Day
02

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Hidroeléctrica - Santa Teresa – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Arriving at Machu Picchu’s Main Gate from Aguas Calientes:

There are two methods for getting from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu’s main gate. You may either go on a gorgeous 1.5-hour trek or take a simple bus excursion for roughly $12. (one way ) The option is yours, and you may even make your decision on the same day you plan to visit Machu Picchu. Regardless of the option you select, your day will begin at 4 a.m. with a great breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

If you want to walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, your adventure will begin about 4:30 a.m. Begin by walking from your accommodation in “Aguas Calientes” to “Puente Ruinas,” which takes around 30 minutes. Puente Ruinas is the first checkpoint, where you must submit your Machu Picchu tickets and original passports to obtain admission. After passing the “Puente Ruinas” checkpoint, you will begin an upward journey to Machu

Picchu, with roughly 1,700 steps. This ascent usually takes between one hour and one hour and twenty minutes. When you arrive at Machu Picchu’s main gate, you’ll meet your group and guide to enter the site and begin your incredible tour through this historic Inca fortress.

MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR:

Our itinerary includes a Machu Picchu ticket, with the major circuit options being circuit 01 or circuit 02.

(Best-Selling Circuit 01 or 02)

Just in case. If the first choice is not available, we will include circuits 03 or 04. Ticket availability is dependent on the time of booking, therefore if you prefer circuit 1 or 2, we recommend reserving well in advance.

For additional information on the various circuits and ticket details, please visit our website or contact us personally. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, our knowledgeable tour guide will conduct you on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Inca city, following the route stated in your ticket. The guide will provide information about the history and significance of Machu Picchu while giving time for photography and admiring the beautiful vistas. During the whole Machu Picchu trip, you will see the most renowned spots on the site.

Following the guided tour, you can trek to ‘Huayna Picchu” if you already booked your ticket in advance (not included in the tour) In the afternoon, you will return to “Aguas Calientes” City. At city “Aguas Calientes”, you can find a restaurant to have lunch, explore “Aguas Calientes” City, or shop around before heading to the train station. 

InAguas Calientes”, you will board a train to “Ollanyaytambo”, then travel to Cusco in our private transport from the “Ollanyaytambo” train station. In the evening, we will drop you off at the door of your accommodation in “Cusco”.

Note: Your arrival time depends on your scheduled ticket.

Option 1: Returning to Cusco via Train

Taking the train back to Cusco offers a lovely route and extra time to visit Machu Picchu. Especially if you intend to tackle Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, which might take many hours. Be at the Aguas Calientes train station by 4:22 PM to board the train, which will arrive in Cusco at 8:30 PM. Alternatively, catch the later train at 6:20 PM, which arrives in Ollantaytambo in 1 hour and 45 minutes. From there, you’ll take a 2-hour vehicle travel to Cusco, arriving about 10:30 p.m.

Option 2: Return to Cusco by Car

Returning to Cusco by vehicle is a more cost-effective alternative, but it leaves less time to see Machu Picchu. If you intend to trek Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, time may be restricted. To take this route, depart Machu Picchu by midday, trek for three hours to Hidroelectrica, and meet the vehicle at 2:00 PM. It is advised that anyone planning these climbs spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco by automobile on the fifth day for a more satisfying experience.

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu Archaeological site ( Circuit 1,2 & 3)
  • Note –  If you want experience Circuit 1 or 2 we recommended you to book  months in advanced.

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP  are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

MEDICAL KIT

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Accommodation

  • The night of day 2 Machu Picchu tour we offer hotelaccommodation with a double, matrimonial room , private bathroom with hot water shower , wifi and luggage storage while you visit machu picchu.

Meals

  • Day 1 – Lunch & dinner
    • Lunch – provide at Hidroelectrica nearby local restaurant
    • Dinner – provide at Aguas Caliente nearby local restaurant.
      Day 2 Breakfirst at Aguas Caliente hotel.
  • Day 2 Breakfirst at Aguas Caliente hotel

Transport

  • Day 1 –Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Hidroelectrica
    train station.
  • Day 2 –Pick up from Hidroelectrica and transfer to your hotel in
    cusco.

What’s NOT Included?

  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 2 Lunch in aguas Calientes and dinner in cusco
  • Meals In Cusco and Aguas calientes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tip for our Staff (we pay them good salaries to our team but extra is always welcome )

Note Aditional Costs or delays beyond our control

Landslides , bad wether conditions mitknerary modifications due to a safty concern ,government policy changes , political instability , strikes , ect

What’to Pack?

  • Passport & water proof cover for passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Insect Repellents
  • Personal Care Products

CLOTHS

  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff

EQUIPMENTS

  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Fashlight
  • Swmming kit

Machu Picchu Tour Price

  • Group Price – US$ 110.00 Pp
  • Required pre Payment – US$ 110 (you can do the payments in cusco after the Briefing )
  • Student discount – 20usd

EXTRAS & UPGRADES

  • Vistadome train Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo US$70

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was created during the Inca Empire’s ascent and is often regarded as the continent’s most visually spectacular prehispanic edifice. Currently, this historic sanctuary attracts over 1.5 million tourists each year, making it South America’s most popular vacation destination.

Yes, you can. We have departures every day; feel free to choose when you want to go.

Yes, you can. Our group trips are for 10 or 15 persons, but you may also organize a private tour. We have varying pricing based on how many persons you have.

We recommend bringing only small backpacks because there are hikes to do; the rest of your belongings can be stored at your Cusco accommodation. All hotels have storage, so if you book the night for your return, you can leave your belongings there; another option is to leave your belongings in our office; neither option requires you to pay any additional fees.

It is located in the center of Peru’s cloud forest, in the Cusco area. The iconic Inca Citadel sits atop a peak almost 2,400 meters above sea level.

Yes, one day is plenty to explore the historic fortress of Machu Picchu. However, the visit is limited to four hours per passenger, and tickets are given with a certain admission time. Furthermore, if you undertake the additional hikes, your stay may be extended from 2 to 3 hours.

The Machu Picchu citadel’s only bathrooms are located near the main entrance. There are no bathrooms in the archaeological complex.

Yes, it is strongly advised to book your Machu Picchu ticket in advance, especially if you are visiting during the peak tourist season. For further information, contact your travel agent.

No, there is no age limit for entry inside the historical sanctuary.

Yes, a guide must accompany you on your visit to Machu Picchu.

Yes, you may walk from Machu Picchu Town to the Inca citadel, which takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes.


Currently, it is not possible to purchase bus tickets to Machu Picchu in advance. However, you may simply buy it once in Aguas Calientes.

Yes, we strongly advise reserving a train ticket to Aguas Calientes in advance. For further information, please contact your travel agent.

Yes, to improve the experience within the archaeological site, the Peruvian government has adopted the following measures:

 

 

  • Permanence is restricted to four hours per ticket.
  • You will be unable to access the fortress without a guide.
  • Only small backpacks are permitted at the archaeological site.
  • Alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco are prohibited.
  • Drones are not permitted in the historical sanctuary.
  • Tripods, huge umbrellas, and selfie sticks are not permitted.
  • Baby carts are not permitted.
  • Professional cameras require a specific permission.

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

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