Tour Machu Picchu by bus through Hidroeléctrica 2 Days with All Inclusive
- The route from Cusco to Machu Picchu by Hidroeléctrica is a different experience than the usual train trip. This route travels through the beautiful jungle landscapes of Cusco aboard a large minivan. The arrival point will be the Hidroeléctrica station located only 10 kilometers from the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). From there, visitors will take a quiet walk of approximately 2 hours until arriving at this famous town where they will spend the night. The next day will be 100% dedicated to getting to know the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The tourist will have time to take photos and ask questions of the tour guide. Finally, you will return to Aguas Calientes to start the walk back to Hidroeléctrica and from there by minivan to the city of Cusco.
About this tour
- Type of transport:
Large fully equipped minivan.
- Tickets included (no queues):
Entrance ticket ‘Machu Picchu Only’.
Lunch and dinner on day 1. Breakfast on day 2.
- Tourist guide:
In English and Spanish (shared service).
At 7 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
- Payment methods:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
This is the experience
- The tour is an experience made for adventurous visitors who like hiking outdoors, especially close to such incredible places as Machu Picchu. The first section is a trip by minivan of several hours until arriving at the Hidroeléctrica station. There you start a 2 hour walk for 10 kilometers until you reach Machu Picchu town (optionally you can take the train although this is not included in the tour). In Aguas Calientes you will spend the night in a local lodging to dedicate the next day to ascend on foot to Machu Picchu and thus know everything that is in the Inca city. The return is by the same route of the outward journey. The tour offers everything the tourist needs to simply enjoy the trip: transportation, food, tour guide, lodging, entrance to Machu Picchu and more.
- We start the tour with the tourist’s pick up from the door of his hotel. Then we will board the large minivan to go to the Hidroeléctrica station.
- In the town of Ollantaytambo (located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas) we will stop for a few minutes to appreciate this popular town, famous for its archaeological site and streets that combine Inca and colonial heritage.
- We will continue the route uphill until we reach the highest part, the Malaga pass (4,200 meters above sea level) from where all the vegetation of the Cusco jungle can be seen in the distance. We will stop to enjoy this landscape. Then we will continue until we arrive at the town of Santa Teresa where we will stop again to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
- We will continue by minivan the few remaining kilometers until we finally reach the Hidroeléctrica station. There we will get ready for a fantastic 2-hour walk (10 kilometers of walk) to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town. Tourists who do not wish to walk can take the train (the price of this ticket is not included in the tour).
- After this quiet and memorable walk we will rest in Aguas Calientes. There our transfer will take you to your accommodation. It will also take you to the local restaurant. Our tour guide will give you some tips on the next day’s itinerary, no less than in Machu Picchu.
- That morning we will get up early to have breakfast at the hotel. To get to Machu Picchu we will do an intense walk of approximately 2 hours. Tourists who do not want to do this route on foot, can buy their bus ticket in the town of Aguas Calientes (not included in the tour).
- In Machu Picchu we will meet with our tour guide who will explain each corner of the wonder of the world. We will also have free time to take photos and explore the Inca City on our own.
- At the time agreed by our guide, we will start the return journey on foot to Aguas Calientes. This route is simple since it is downhill. Once in Aguas Calientes, we will get ready to make the return walk to the Hidroeléctrica station.
- In Hidroeléctrica (approximately at 2 in the afternoon) we will board our large minivan, which will finally take us back to the city of Cusco, after several hours of travel. The tour ends in a central square in the city, close to most of the hotels and restaurants.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Transportation by minivan from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica (round trip).
- Tour guide service in English and Spanish (shared service).
- Entrance ‘Machu Picchu Only’.
- Lunch in Santa Teresa.
- Dinner and breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
- 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Tour cancellation option.
- Breakfast day 1 and lunch day 2.
- Hidroeléctrica train to Aguas Calientes.
- Transportation by tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
- Snacks and drinks.
What to bring
- Passport (or identity document).
- Hat or cap.
- Comfortable clothes for walks.
- A coat.
- Poncho for rain.
- Snacks and drinks.
- Comfortable trekking shoes.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour begins with the tourist picking up at the door of their hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at a central location in the city, such as a square.
- The tour ends at Square Regocijo in the center of the city (a few steps from most tourist hotels and restaurants).
How to prevent altitude sickness?
- Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
- To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize the day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.
Group or private services
- The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the walk from Hidroeléctrica to the town of Aguas Calientes difficult?
No. The walk is a route of only 10 kilometers on easy flat roads.
Is the tour dangerous?
No. The tour is not dangerous. Of course, it is not recommended to do this route in the rainiest months of the year: January, February and March.
How is the accommodation in Aguas Calientes?
Accommodation in the town of Aguas Calientes is a 2-star service that includes breakfast and all the necessary comfort for your stay.
Does the tour include the entrance to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes?
No. The thermal baths in the town of Aguas Calientes are not included in the tour. The visit to this site is recommended during the night of day 1.