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Great, fast and comfortable alternative tour to Machu Picchu by Car. Travel with the group of friends or family, and have an opportunity meet new people on the way! Just sit, lay back and enjoy changing landscape of Andean mountain and subtropical jungle in a safe and pleasant journey to Machu Picchu!

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Machu Picchu by Car – Two Days, One Night Tour

Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

  • 07:30 am: Departure from Cusco and the start of the tour in private van.
  • 10:30 am: Pass by Ollantaytambo
  • 13:30 pm: Stop for lunch in Santa Teresa.
  • 16:00 pm: Arrival at the Hydroelectric area.
  • 16:20 pm: Trek to Aguas Calientes.
  • 17:20 pm: Arrival at the village of Aguas Calientes. Relax at thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (optional)
  • 20:00 pm: Dinner and Overnight at a hostel

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • 04:00 am: Breakfast in your hostel
  • 04:20 am: Hike to the ruins The hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Ruins (bus service is available and optional).
  • 06:00 am: Guided tour of the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • 08:30 am: Free own time in Machu Picchu.
  • 11:30 am: Return train from Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric.
  • 12:40 pm: Return to Cusco by private van.
  • 21:30 pm: Arrival in Cusco.

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Machu Picchu by Car Package Includes:

  • Private van ride Cusco-Hydroelectric-Cusco
  • Overnight at basic hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 1 lunch (day 1), 1 dinner (day 1) and breakfast (day 2)
  • 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

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Detailed Itinerary

As an alternative Train tour to Machu Picchu, Tour in Peru offers you same tour by car. During this tour by car you will get to know the natural Inca wonders on top of the Andean mountains. On the way you will feel different micro climates, from subtropical jungle humidity to Andean Mountains snow- covered valleys and chilly rains. 2 days and 1 night tour by car is an affordable and worth way to reach Machu Picchu!

Abra Malaga in the Machu Picchu by Car Tour

Abra Malaga, the highest point of the tour

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (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.

Would like explore the Sacred Valley seperatly? Check the 1 Day Sacred Valley tour!

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. After the leaving the valley of Ollantaytambo you will get a peak of snowy landscapes with almost no vegetation and fog around. On the way the Abra Malaga at 4320 m above sea level will be passed by this area is often covered in a thick clouds, snow or rain.

Later, we will get to Santa Teresa where we will have lunch and finally we will get to 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.

Trek to Machu Picchu by Car 2-day tour

Trek to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (B)
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 through the temples, houses, agricultural 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 will trek until Hydroelectric where we will take the transport. We will start traveling back to Cusco and will arrive in Cusco around 10.00 pm.

Do yuo have two days to see Machu Picchu and want some more adventure? Then try 2 Days 1 Night Short Inca Trail!

What to bring for this tour

Trekking items

  • Backpack (30 litres)
  • Refillable water bottle


  • Rain poncho, waterproof jacket, T-shirts
  • Woolen cap, sun hat, ear muffs
  • Trousers, shorts, swimsuit
  • Underwear, socks
  • Gloves, scarf
  • Sneakers, tekking shoes, sandals

Health and Care

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repelent, sun hat
  • Small towel
  • Bottled water
  • Personal medication


  • Camera, charging cord
  • Extra batteries

Useful Items

  • Passport
  • Cash in soles
Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.

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Fares for this tour depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy).

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