Tour to Machu Picchu by bus by Hidroeléctrica 2 Days with All Inclusive
About this tour
- Start: At 8 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
- Duration: 2 days.
- Type of transport: Spacious minivan full equipment.
- Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket ‘Machu Picchu Only’ (includes classic photo).
- Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
- Feeding. Lunch and dinner on day 1. Breakfast on day 2.
- Lodging: 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
- Cancellation option up to 3 days before (under penalty).
- The route from Cusco to Machu Picchu by Hidroeléctrica is a different experience from the usual train trip. This route runs through the beautiful jungle landscapes of Cusco aboard a spacious minivan. The arrival point will be the Hydroelectric station located just 10 kilometers from the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). From there, visitors will take a leisurely walk of approximately 2 hours until they arrive at this famous town where they will spend the night. The next day will be 100% dedicated to discovering the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The tourist will have time to take photos and ask questions to 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.
This is the experience
- The tour is an experience made for adventurous visitors who like outdoor walks, especially close to places as incredible as Machu Picchu. The first section is a minivan trip of several hours until arriving at the Hydroelectric station. There begins a 2-hour walk for 10 kilometers until you reach Machu Picchu town (you can optionally 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 following day to ascend on foot to Machu Picchu and thus discover everything that there is in the Inca city. The return is by the same route as the outbound trip. The tour offers everything the tourist needs to simply enjoy the trip: transportation, food, tour guide, lodging, entrance to Machu Picchu and more.
Machu Picchu Tour by Bus
- We start the tour with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco between 8 and 8.15 am. Immediately we will board the large minivan to go to the Hydroelectric 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 Málaga pass (4,200 meters above sea level) from where all the vegetation of the Cusco jungle can be seen in the distance. We will make a stop to enjoy this landscape. Then we will continue until we arrive at the town of Santa Teresa where we will stop again for a short rest.
- We will continue by minivan the few remaining kilometers until finally arriving at the Hydroelectric station. In total the trip by car will be approximately 6 hours.
- At the Hydroelectric station we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then we will get ready for a fantastic 2-hour walk (10 kilometers of walking) 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 calm and memorable walk we will rest in Aguas Calientes. There our transfer will take you to your tourist accommodation (standard service but recommended).
- At night we will have time for dinner in a tourist restaurant in Aguas Calientes. Our tour guide will give you some advice on the next day’s itinerary, no less than in Machu Picchu.
- That morning we will get up early (averaging 6 am) to have breakfast at the hotel. To get to Machu Picchu we will make an intense walk of approximately 2 hours. Tourists who do not wish to do this route on foot can buy their bus ticket in the town of Aguas Calientes (not included in the tour).
- At approximately 6:30 am, we will board the tourist bus that will take us to the entrance gate of Machupicchu in almost 30 minutes.
- In Machu Picchu we will meet with our tour guide who will explain every corner of the wonder of the world. We will also have free time to take photos and explore the Inca City on our own.
- The visit to Machu Picchu lasts 2 hours 30 minutes on average and includes a tour of the main temples and buildings. Of course it also includes the classic photo with the Inca citadel.
- At the time agreed by our guide, we will start our way back to the Hydroelectric station. The transport leaves at 2.30 pm.
- In Hidroeléctrica we will board our spacious minivan, which will finally take us back to the city of Cusco, after an average of six hours of travel. The tour ends at 8:30 pm with the transfer to the tourist’s hotel in Cusco.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Transport in minivan from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica (round trip).
- Tour guide service in English and Spanish (shared service).
- Ticket ‘Machu Picchu Only’ (includes classic photo).
- Bus Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Lunch in Santa Teresa.
- Dinner and breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
- 1 night in a standard hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Option to cancel the tour up to 3 days before (under penalty).
- Breakfast day 1 and lunch day 2.
- Hydroelectric train to Aguas Calientes.
- Snacks and drinks.
What to bring?
- Passport (or identity document).
- Hat or cap.
- Comfortable clothes for walks.
- A coat.
- Snacks and drinks.
- Comfortable shoes for trekking.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-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 some central place in the city, such as a square.
- The tour ends with the transfer to the tourist’s hotel in the city of Cusco.
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 your visit.
- To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one 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 email@example.com.
Gallery Machu Picchu Tour by Bus
Is the walk from Hidroeléctrica to the town of Aguas Calientes difficult?
No. The walk is a route of only 10 kilometers on flat roads that are easy to walk.
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.
What is staying in Aguas Calientes like?
Lodging 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 admission to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes?
No. The thermal baths in the town of Aguas Calientes are not included in the tour. The visit to that site is recommended during the night of day 1.