The best Tour to get Machu Picchu by car on the cheap

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.

 

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2 days

Are you looking for unforgettable memories during this Tour Machu Picchu by Car? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations providing you:

  • Reliable and high standard services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transportation according the highest standards
  • Official drivers
  • Detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hours support during your trip
  • Excellent local official bilingual guides who will turn out 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. Contact us

 

Group services versus Private services

This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver  who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

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.

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TOUR CATEGORY
  • Archaeological
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Nature

LOCATION
  • Cusco
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Teresa

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Easy

DURATION
  • 2 days

WHEN TO GO
  • Year round
  • 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

DAY 01 CUSCO - HIDROLECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES VILLAGE

Lunch and dinner

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

IMPORTANT NOTES!

  • 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)

  • DAY 02 VISIT OF THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS AND RETURN TO CUSCO

    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 expert travel advisors to complete your trip with an extension to the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the mysterious Nazca lines, the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas

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