Machu Picchu by car is definitely an alternative tour to Machu Picchu, in this tour by car you’re going to see the natural Inca wonders over the top of the Andean mountains. In route you’ll feel diverse micro climates, from subtropical jungle humidity to Andean snow Mountains valleys and frigid rains. 2 days and 1 night tour by car is an affordable and worth way to reach Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu by car itinerary
Day 1: Cusco to Machu Picchu by car (Lunch, Dinner)
At 7:00 the private van will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to start the tour. Once we will leave the city you will start to admire the landscapes of the Sacred Valley. The low vegetation extensive hills, the Urubamba red clay hills, eucalyptus trees everywhere on the road and authentic villages and communities of Quechua region.
During day 1, we will pass by the town of Ollantaytambo (2792 m.) The town which gives you better understanding and real picture of the local people lives, buildings and culture. We will continue to the path towards the top of the mountains. As soon as we leave the valley of Ollantaytambo you’ll get a peak of snow landscapes with very little vegetation and fog near. Along the way the Abra Malaga at 4320 m over the sea level are going to pass by this area is often covered in a dense clouds, snow or rain.
Later, we are going to reach Santa Teresa wherewe’re going to get lunch and lastly we are going to arrive at Hydroelectric. After a couple of hours of trekking, we will be in Aguas Calientes, the town next to Machu Picchu. You will spend the night there and you will have the rest of the day to chill out in the town or in the hot springs (not included) before visiting the inca wonder.
Day 2: Machu Picchu to Cusco (Breakfast)
After a restful night at your hostel in Aguas Calientes, very early in the morning we will start hiking up to Machu Picchu. For those who don’t feel climbing there are bus services which will bring you to Machu Picchu in 30 minutes, in this case you need take first bus to meet the rest of the group for the guided tour.
Once everybody is up, it’s time for the guided Machu Picchu tour with our professional guide.
The tour over the temples, residences, farming terraces, patios and every corner of Machu Picchu will leave you speechless. Don’t be afraid ask questions to your guide, feel free, our team is here for you to complete your journey! After the guided tour you will have your own free time to keep exploring the ruins, take more amazing pictures or just enjoy the mystic and tranquility of Machu Picchu.
The return to Cusco will start from Puente Ruinas. We’ll trek until Hydroelectric where we are going to grab the transport. We are going to start traveling back again to Cusco and will get to Cusco around 10.00 pm.
Machu Picchu by Car Package Includes:
- Private van ride Cusco-Hydroelectric-Cusco
- Overnight at basic hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Meals described in the itinerary.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide in English or Spanish
Machu Picchu by Car Package Does Not include:
- Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Train tickets
- Lunch on second day
- Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes townTips, or additional expenses