PRICE : 2 days
PRICE: 2 DAYS.
165 USD FOR ADULTS
145 USD FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ISIC CARDS.
DURATION: 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
AVAILABILITY: THE WHOLE YEAR.
25 USD Bus from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu and “Aguas Calientes”.
If you’re short on time, this is the perfect option for you. This route has been carefully mapped out to be the MOST AFFORDABLE way to get to Machu Picchu.
- Day 1: Cusco – “Hidroelectrica” – “Aguas Calientes”
- Day 2: Machu Picchu-Cusco
Day 1: Cusco – “Hidroelectrica” – “Aguas Calientes”
You will be picked up with private transport between 07:45 and 08:00 hrs from your hostel. Make sure to bring with you something to read or write, or use the time to catch up on some sleep. The drive to the hydroelectric station will take about 7 or 8 hours in favorable conditions. Short (10-15 minutes) stops will be made along the way to stretch your legs also we will stop for lunch at Santa Teresa. Upon arrival at the hydroelectric station, it will be a 2-3 hour (12km) walk along the railroad to “Aguas Calientes” by your own – don’t forget your flashlight as you may be walking with it in the dark!! Overnight at the hostel in “Aguas Calientes”.
Day 2: Machu Picchu-Cusco
It’ll be an early wake up, as you’ll want to be there for sunrise. You will also have a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and some free time before needing to return to “Aguas Calientes” to catch your train back to the hydroelectric station (train times vary depending on the day). Back at the hydroelectric station, you will meet up with your transport again and make the journey back to Cusco, stopping along the way to purchase food and drinks.
Save cash by buying snacks/water for the whole trip at the Mega supermarket in Cusco.
Wear long socks sprayed with repellent under your trousers for Machu Picchu visit.
Bring extra batteries for your flashlight if you want to walk up to Machu Picchu very early.
Bring a warm jacket and sweater for the trip back, the mountain pass can be very cold!
Try to use your flashlight as little as possible when walking as it will attract mosquitoes.
- Lunch and dinner on day 1
- English-Spanish speaking guide for Machu Picchu Tour
- Transport from Cusco to “Hidroelectrica” and Cusco
- Hostel in “Aguas Calientes”
- Snack (day 2)
- Entrance fee and guide for Machu Picchu
- Train ticket from “Aguas Calientes” to “Hidroelectrica”
- Water and snacks
- Lunch and dinner (day 2)
- Optional bus from “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu ($12,50 each way)
What you need to bring
- Tennis shoes or trainers
- Long trousers, sweater – dress in layers
- Rain poncho – in any season it can rain
- Camera with full battery and lots of memory!
- Insect repellent, sunblock and sunglasses
- Personal first aid kit (personal medications)
- Water bottle
- Light backpack
- Padlock for locker in hostel