The Best Tour to get Machu Picchu by car

Daily Tour 2 days
Peru Machu Picchu, Cusco and Sacred Valley


Machu Picchu by car. Yes! An affordable trip to Machu Picchu is possible with this Tour Machu Picchu by Car. Of course, there’s also the very expensive way (the train) which although would be an enjoyable and comfortable experience is out of reach for most travelers – well at least those on any sort of a budget. Considered one of the meccas of every traveler, the sacred city of Machu Picchu is one of those magical places you will never forget in your life.


If you want to see the citadel of Machu Picchu and its beautiful landscape, then book your trip in advance. Since, the Peruvian government has imposed a daily limit of visits and tickets tend to sell out quickly. Make sure to buy your tickets in time!

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Machu Picchu by car?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable.

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.


  • Remain astonished by “The Lost City of the Incas” a place where the legend of the past is so vividly present while you discovered the Incas civilization best-kept secret
  • Climb Huayna Picchu or walk to the Sun Gate to sample breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area



Your journey will begin with an early pick up in Cusco and continue through the Sacred valley of the Incas arriving to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo, where you will have a stop of approximately 20 minutes, to use the toilets, have breakfast or to buy some snacks, the you will continue with the winding ascent towards Abra Málaga, located at an altitude of 14160 ft. (4316 masl), during the tour you will be able to observe a great variety of Andean ecosystems that go from majestic snow-covered to lush green landscapes of the warm cloud forest. You will pass through the town of Santa María and then arrive at the town of Santa Teresa, where you will have lunch. Continue to Hidrelectrica, where you will find the assistant who will tell you where to continue walking until you reach the main square of Aguas Calientes at approximately 18:30 (2 hours of walking approx.). A guide will be waiting to give you some instructions, free time to settle in your accommodation and around 20:00 hours the guide and the group will meet for dinner and you will also receive all the necessary instructions to take into account for the next day .At night, visit the bars along the railroad tracks to share stories with some of the hikers who successfully completed the Inca Trail, or end your fantastic day relaxing the muscles in the hot springs.

Maximun altitude: 14,160f/ 4316m
Minimun altitude: 6692f/2040m
Time by car: 6 hours>
Walking distance: 6.21 m/10 km
Approximate walking time: 2 hours


  • If you do want to see the beautiful scenery and ancient buildings of Machu Picchu, book your trip early.  The Peruvian Government has placed a limit on the number of people allowed to hike the trails of the citadel per day and entrances tend to book up quickly.
  • You can take a local train from Hidrolectrica to Aguas Callientes village and save 10 kms of walking
  • For more active people there is the option of hiking the one-day Inca Trail or the more demanding 4 days trekking but be sure to inform us well in advance as in high season they tend to book up quickly, ask our expert travel planners to upgrade your experience
  • For those who want to hike the Huayna Picchu mountain reservations has to be made well in advance, as the local authorities just allow 400 persons per day in two shifts of 200 persons each one (there is an additional to pay for this entrance)

Very early in the morning you will approach the station to board the bus that goes up to the citadel.

When, in 1911, the American archaeologist and historian Hiram Bingham discovered “The Lost City of the Inca Empire”, he could not imagine that he had reached the most enigmatic Inca ruins, one of the most spectacular and overwhelming places on earth that still conserves its mystery, charm and mystical appeal, despite its enormous popularity even more so after having been designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World exploring this magic place still continues to be an exciting experience.

You will find your guide at the entrance door and the tour that will last approximately 2 ½ hours will start. You will then have free time to explore other places of the Inca citadel on your own. Later you will descend again, to the town of Aguas Calientes and start the return road to Hidroeléctrica (2 hours approx., you can take the option to return by Expedition train to Cusco that departs at 13:15 for an additional price), from here the return buses be taken you to the city of Cusco, leaving at approximately 3:00 p.m. On the way there will be a stop in the town of Alfamayo to stretch your legs a little, buy a snack, use the toilets, etc. Finally, you will arrive to the city of Cusco around 9:30 p.m.

Maximun altitude: 14,160f/ 4316m
Minimun altitude: 6692f/2040m
Time by car: 6 hours
Walking distance: 6.21 m/10 km
Approximate walking time: 2 hours

Ask our experts travel advisors to complete your trip including a visit to the majestic Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca lines, the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas


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