Important information

Level of difficulty

2 - MILD


Trekking and cultural


Hotel ***


2 400 m.s.n.m. (normal) - 4 200 m.s.n.m. (maximum)

Group Size

19 people (maximum)

Level of temperature

12 - 24 °C


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The sanctuary of Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the Seven New Modern Wonders of the World in 2007, in a worldwide online voting system, since this destination is very visited, there are many different ways to access Machu Picchu; one of them is by train, by foot and however this tends to be very expensive. Today there is an alternate route that can be accessed by car to the village of Hidroelectrica this is one option for all visitors who are on a budget.

 In this tour you will enjoy a picturesque route that initiates in the city of Cusco and goes through different villages in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it continues towards snow-capped Andean mountains and descends towards a tropical jungle zone. Due to the varying degrees of altitude, it is recommended to bring with you some medicine against dizziness or altitude sickness.

Continuing our trip towards Hidroelectrica we will pass through the villages of Huyro, Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and finish in the village of Hidroelectrica. From this point we will commence a 2 – 3 hour walk until we reach the town of Machu Picchu, on this route we will walk to the edge of the train tracks on a smooth and not very difficult path. Once we arrive at the town of Machu Picchu we will go to our accommodation (link to the types of accommodation) to rest, take a bath and then reunite with the group and the guide to receive the necessary information to visit Machu Picchu.

The following day we will make ourselves to the citadel of Machu Picchu very early in order to make the most of our time in the Lost City of the Incas. We can decide if we want to arrive by foot (1 hour 30 min) or purchase a ticket for the bus consettur (30 min) to arrive at the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and reunite with our guide. Continuing our guided tour for 2 hours where we will be able to appreciate the beauty of this Wonder, once we have finished our guided tour we will have free time to be able to roam and enjoy the Incan citadel as we wish, and later return to the village of Machu Picchu. 

At approximately 10:00 a.m. we will say farewell to the village of Machu Picchu, also known as Aguas Calientes while we embark on our walk to the Sakura Expedition bus terminal in Hidroelectrica where we will embark in order to return to the city of Cusco (7 hours). On our return journey we will have a short break of 15 minutes in the village of Huamanmarca to utilise the hygienic services.

Our return journey will take roughly 6 hours and we will be arriving at the city of Cusco, at approximately 21:30 hrs. Our bus will finalise the journey in the plaza of San Francisco and with this our service of Machu Picchu for 2 days and 1 night will be finalised. 


General description of the trip:


  • Route: Machu Picchu by car.
  • Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night.
  • Departures: Every day
  • Trip type: Adventure, History
  • Suitable for: Travellers on a budget.
  • Difficulty of Hike:  Level 2 – Mild
  • Departure and return time: 07:30 am – 9:30 pm.
  • Climate: The temperature is hot and humid during the day and cool at night. The temperature ranges between 12º and 24º degrees.
  • Payment: By Visa/Mastercard/PayPal and Western Union


This trip has been prepared for travellers who like to enjoy and appreciate nature. Before, the only means of transportation to Machu Picchu was by train. Now there is another way to enter Machu Picchu, which is through the Machu Picchu by car until arriving at Hidroelectrica and embarking on a walk of 2 – 3 hours is made until arriving at the Village of Machu Picchu and the next day the visit is made to the mountain of Machu Picchu and returns in the same way to the city of Cusco. The tour of Machu Picchu for 2 days () is the perfect way to spend time enjoying the journey if you are a little short on time.





Departure time: 07:30 a.m.

Duration by bus: 7 hours of travel, approximately 85% of the road is paved and 15% is dirt road.

(The bus has 2 stops in Ollantaytambo for 15 minutes to use the bathroom and board the passengers who hired the service in this zone)

Walking distance: 11 kilometres

Hotel: Machu Picchu Adventure House and Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo

Considerations: Dinner at 19:30 -20: 00 hours.

Hours of walking: 2 -3 hours depending on the physical condition.

Difficulty: Level 2 – Mild

Altitude reached: 4,350 m.a.s.l. (Abra Malaga)

Altitude of the route: 1,800 m.a.s.l.


In the morning we will wait at the main office of Sakura Expedition (Address: Calle Garcilaso No. 265 – OF -1 a: 07:00 to 07:15 hrs).


07:30 am we will approach our mobility, we will receive a small recording about the necessary information and the recommendations prior to leaving Cusco, The tour will start with a pleasant and scenic sight of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, traversing through villages such as Ollantaytambo and others, going through the valley we will ascend towards the highest point of our trip “Abra Málaga” which is located at an altitude of 4,316 meters, at the foot of the Verónica mountain.


After traversing the highest point the trip continues with the beautiful landscape of the Peruvian Andes after an approximation of 15 minutes we will start the descent towards the jungle, passing through the different micro – climates that make these landscapes a paradise within the majestic snow-covered peaks and making of this trip an unforgettable experience. 


At approximately 12:00 p.m. we will realise a short break in the village of Huamanmarca in this location, we will have lunch as well as have sufficient time in order to use the bathroom, as well as prepare ourselves for our final stop in Hidroelectrica.


We will continue our route passing through the town of Alfamayo, Hyuro: located at 1500 mts one of the largest tea producers in Peru, producing high quality Huyro tea


By having a warm and tropical climate you can also appreciate a lot of plantation of fruit trees such as banana, pineapple, mango, orange granadilla, mandarin and many more.


Town of Santa María: Located at 1590 meters above sea level, this place is highly visited by tourists due to the its production of coffee and coca leaves.


Finally we will arrive at the village of Hidroelectrica, at 14:30 hrs, in this location we will realise a stop in the terminal of Machu Picchu By Bus. At this point we will be able to regain our energy in order to continue with our journey. 


From here we will start with the walk following the dirt road next to the railroad track this trail will take us approximately of 3 hours, on our hike we will be surrounded by many trees and tropical plants, until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes or also known as Machu Picchu Village.


At approximately 17:30 hrs, we will arrive at the village of Machu Picchu that is also known as Aguas Calientes, in this location we will direct ourselves to the Hotel which was previously mentioned. After a relaxing bath it will be time to enjoy a delicious dinner together with the group and the guide. At that moment, he will have the opportunity to review the itinerary for the next day’s visit to the “Citadel of Machu Picchu”. 



Departure: 04:30 am

Walking Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Difficulty: Mild

Guided hours: 2 hours.

Altitude of Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,200 meters

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,720 meters

Altitude of the walk: 1,800 m (5,906 feet) 

Climate: The temperature is hot and humid during the day and cool at night. The temperature ranges between 12° and 24° degrees.


In the morning at approximately 4:30 am we will get up to have breakfast and to start our adventure, we will have the option to begin our ascend to the Incan Citadel by bus (30 minutes) or walking for one hour and a half (bus consettur not included in the tour). We will begin our ascent towards the citadel of Machu Picchu at 2400 mts, on a this is a walk of 01 hour 30 minutes approximately by a Zigzag through the beautiful jungle witnessing the majestic sight of the mountains, flora and fauns of the location.


We will meet with the guide at 06:40 am at the main entrance of the Incan Citadel our guide will start at 07:00 am. Here you will have a guided tour for 2 hours in places like the main temple, Intihuatana solar tower, Intihuatana. Finalising our guided tour you will have some free time to wander Machu Picchu. 


Prior coordination with the guide you will return to the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes, walking for 1 hour on the way you can visit the museum of Machu Picchu, the butterfly museum.


After your adventure you will take the train at 19:00 hr (schedule according to reservation) arriving at the city of Ollantaytambo there will be a staff of our company will be waiting to board the bus that will take you to the final destination of Cusco.



  • Bus from Cusco to Hidroelectrica (with air conditioning, GPS, Wi Fi, others) Link to our buses 
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional tour guide 
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 2 nights in a hotel in village of Machu Picchu. Link to our hotels




  • Return ticket on the bus consettur towards Machu Picchu 
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (USD $5)
  • Train ticket Hidroelectrica – Cusco 
  • Meals on the final day apart from breakfast



  • A small backpack with a change of clothes for the trek. Recommended: T- shirts, shorts and some warm clothes.
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
  • Strong and comfortable trekking shoes.
  • Water bottle, Flashlight and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sunblock (sun protection cream)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper.
  • You also need to bring your original passport and your valid student ISIC card (if claiming a student discount.)
machupicchu by car and train ollantaytambo 2 days
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Price $205 per person
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