Machu Picchu By Car 2 Days
Machu Picchu By Car is another option to visit Machu Picchu if you haven’t got seats on the train; if you still want to visit the most popular tourist destination in Peru, then this is the best option. The Machu Picchu By Car offers charming views, picturesque mountain scenery, traditional villages and very comfortable transport. Our Machu Picchu By Car is a trip that starts in the city of Cusco and takes through the Sacred Valley, then you continue over “Abra Malaga pass” located at 4,316 masl.
From the pass of “Abra Malaga pass”, we’ll descend down to the cloud forest until we arrive to the town of Santa Teresa; here you’ll enjoy the hot springs, after that we will continue toward the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” abd have accommodation in the hotel. The next day very early we’ll visit the Machu Picchu and in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco. If you wish return by train, please tell us at the time of your booking.
This trip: Machu Picchu By Car, is a memorable experience. In this tour we’ll travel from the city of Cusco situated the Andes to the cloud forest and to then to lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu; with an array of finest Inca architecture splendors in Peru. In this tour we include hotel of 3-stars category in the town of Aguas Calientes.
2-day tour Machu Picchu By Car is one of the most popular driving tour in Peru. The tour includes an English spiking tour guide who will explain you during the bus journey and also within Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu By Car is suitable for everybody and we run this tour all year around. It’s important to reserve in advance because the permits for Machu Picchu are limited.
Cusco is an astonishing land of diverse traditions and cultures. Its varied landscapes from Cusco to Machu Picchu include the two most beautiful regions of Peru: the Andes and the Amazon Jungle; the different cuisines and so on! Cusco is also a place for relax, learning, amazing arts & crafts, mountains, backwaters, nature, rivers, wildlife enthusiasts
The two-day Machu Picchu By Car offers maximum Machu Picchu at minimum cost. In this tou you’ll spent one night in the town of Aguas calientes at the skirts of Machu Picchu Inca citadel. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in the village of Santa Teresa. You’ll enjoy the hotel accommodation and transport to the best sights.
Woderful Machu Picchu By Car takes you also walk through the Urubamba valley next to the sacred river and explore the iconic Machu Picchu. Peru takes pride in flaunting its unsurpassed heritage; eras over eras have influenced, molded and face lifted the rich heritage of which we all are part of. Distinctive Inca edifices, perennial culture and the determination to keep this incredibility have preserved for us an era no short of marvels. With a startling number of places and monuments enlisted in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Peru has made an indelible mark in world history.
AT A GLANCE
TOUR TIMING: 2 days 1 night
STARTING POINT: Cusco hotel
ENDING POINT: Cusco hotel
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
AVAILABILITY: All Year
GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 people – Max. 15 people include the guided tour in Machu Picchu.
TRANSPORT: Bus, train and short treks in the Inca ruins
DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails among the Inca Ruins, of Machu Picchu; so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
Visit the town of Ollantaytambo
Travel in our comfort tourist bus
Stop at “Abra Malaga pass”
Enjoy your lunch at Santa Teresa town
Take the train or walk through the Urubamba valley
Enjoy hotel accommodation in the town of Aguas Calientes.
Explore Machu Picchu with our best guide.
Enjoy a free time within Machu Picchu for further exploration
Day 1: Aguas Calientes.
- Breakfast in the hotel
- 7:00am Pick up from your hotel in Cusco or at 8:20 from the sacred valley
- Travel in our tourist bus to the town of Santa Teresa
- Walk or take the train by the Urubamba Valley
- Hotel accommodation
Day 2: Machu Picchu
- 4:45 am breakfast in the hotel
- 5:20am take the bus up to Machu Picchu
- 7:00am start the tour within Machu Picchu
- 9:00 enjoy your free time within Machu Picchu
- 12:00am Return to Aguas Calientes town
- Take the train to Hidro
- 3:00pm return to Cusco in our bus
- 9:00pm arrive to Cusco
DEATILED TOUR PROGRAM
Day 1: Cusco – “Abra Malaga” – San Teresa – “Hidroeléctrica” – Town of “Aguas Calientes”
2-day Machu Picchu By Car starts once we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 07:00 a.m; or from the Sacred Valley (Urubamba or Ollantaytambo) at 08:20 a.m; then we’ll travel through a nice scenic ride to Ollantaytambo, where we will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area as we’re going to take a short break (30-minutes).
From Ollantaytambo, we will continue toward the pass of “Abra de Malaga”, which stands at an altitude of 4,316 masl. From that vantage point, we will see the most amazing landscapes of the Urubamba mountain range. After a brief stop, we will begin our descent into the thick jungle; we’ll pass through the different micro-climates that combine the paradisiacal landscapes of the majestic snow-capped peaks with the warmth and tropical entrance to the rainforest.
Continue along our route until we have reached “Alfamayó” zone, from here will be 1 hour and 30min to Santa Maria; located at an altitude of 1,575 meters above sea level. We will take a rest here before continuing toward the small town of Santa Teresa (be prepared for different types of route).
In the town of Santa Teresa will be served the lunch at approximately 02:00 p.m. Afterwards, at around 03:45 p.m, we will return to the route in the direction of the train station at the nearby “Hidroeléctrica”. In the Afternoon we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes; Here you will be taken to the designated hotel.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Hotel Accommodation: Category of 3-stars
Day 2: Town of “Aguas Calientes” – Sunrise Tour at Machu Picchu – Town of “Aguas Calientes” – “Hidroeléctrica” – Santa Teresa – “Abra Malaga Pass” – Ollanta – Cusco.
Very early we’ll take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu; The guided tour of the site will begin at 06:30 a.m and will last for at least 2 – 3 hours. during the tour we’ll visit: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries around.
After the tour you’ll will be given free time to stroll through the Citadel until approximately 12:30 p.m; which is the recommended time to begin returning down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and take the train back to “Hidroeléctrica”. The train leaves at 01:30 p.m. Once we arrive to “Hidroeléctrica” we’ll take a private van, which will take us to Santa Teresa.
In Santa Teresa we will have a one hour break for one last chance to get some food; or use the restroom before we undertake the final leg of the ride. We will then get back to Cusco, returning down the same road that brought us here. We will arrive to Cusco at around 10:00 p.m (approx).
Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
THE PRICE INCLUDESPrivate, Tourist Transport “to and from” the “Hidroeléctrica plant” (Cusco, Hydro, Cusco)
Train from “Hidro to Aguas Calientes” – “Hidro”
1 accommodation night (w/ private bath, 24 hour hot water, Free luggage storage)
1 lunch, 1 dinner (Day 1), 1 breakfast (Day 2)
Entrance to the Citadel of Machu Picchu
Professional, bilingual Guide
Bus up and down from “Aguas Calientes” town to Machu Picchu
NOT INCLUDE IN THE PRICELunch on Day 2
Entrance to the thermal hot baths US$3.00
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- Mosquito repellent, sunscreen
- Hat and long sleeve shirts
- Swimsuit, Shorts, towel, and sandals, if you want to visit the thermal baths
- Lantern, for if you choose to walk up to Machu Picchu, a poncho for rain
- Water bottle and snacks
- Camera, etc
- Note: The accommodation will be based on double or group rooms.
PRICE OF THE TOUR
Price: US$190 per person Group service
Prices shown for Machu Picchu By Car are per person travelling. ‘Twin/Double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The ‘Single supplement’ applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the ‘Twin/Double’ price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.
HOTEL IN AGUAS CALIENTES – HOSTEL PRESIDENTE
Address: Aguas Calientes
Telephone: +51 (84)
See the Hotel’s Website
Hostal Presidente in the town of Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu is located in the heart of town, beside the Urubamba River; it’s a stunning modern hotel affording amazing views of the Urubamba Canyon and the surrounding mountains. The guest rooms have been designed with optimum taste and comfort in mind and include state of the art facilities. all rooms have a private bath and 24 hour hot water, wi-fi, etc. Some of the rooms have small balconies with great views over the Urubamba Valley.