TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

Your journey begins with a 6:30 am pick-up from the Machu Picchu Reservations office. From there, you’ll embark on a 6-hour drive to Hidroelectrica, traveling through breathtaking landscapes along the way. Upon arrival at Hidroelectrica, you’ll stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, refueling before the next leg of your adventure.

Following lunch, you’ll set out on a scenic 3-hour hike to Aguas Calientes, trekking alongside the train tracks as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Once you arrive in the charming town of Aguas Calientes, you’ll check into your hostel, where you can freshen up and relax after a day of exploration.

In the evening, you’ll head to a nearby restaurant for dinner, where you’ll also meet your guide who will provide you with further details about the following day’s activities. With a full day of adventure and exploration behind you, you’ll be well-prepared for the excitement that lies ahead.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu, where you have the flexibility to choose between an invigorating hike or a convenient bus ride to reach the majestic Inca site. If you opt for the bus, purchase a $12 ticket in Aguas Calientes to secure your ride. Alternatively, you can embark on a scenic trek that begins at 4 a.m., allowing you to reach the main entrance by 6 a.m. Whichever method you choose, our knowledgeable guide will be waiting for you at the main entrance at 6 a.m. sharp.

Together with the guide, explore the captivating Inca ruins and immerse yourself in the rich history of this ancient civilization. Following the guided tour, seize the opportunity to venture further on your own, taking advantage of the additional time to climb either Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu, or perhaps visit the enchanting Sun Gate.

After a day filled with wonder and discovery, return to the charming town of Aguas Calientes to rest and recharge, spending the night in preparation for your next adventure.

Embark on an exhilarating hike to the Hydroelectric station at approximately 9:30 a.m., as you traverse through picturesque landscapes for around three hours. Ensure you arrive at the Hydroelectric station by 2:00 p.m., where you’ll board a comfortable vehicle for your seven-hour journey back to Cusco.

Anticipate arriving in Cusco at around 09 to 10 p.m., where we will conveniently drop you off at Plaza Regocijo, a vibrant and bustling square in the heart of the city. Prepare for this unforgettable day of adventure, and remember to adhere to the schedule to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Inclusions

Included

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Round trip transportation from Cusco to Hidroelectrica and back
  • One lunch, one dinner, and one breakfast during the tour
  • Two nights of accommodation in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide for the Machu Picchu visit

What to Pack

WHAT TO PACK FOR MACHU PICCHU 3 DAYS BY CAR:

  1. Rain poncho (plastic)
  2. Warm jacket or coat
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Hat or cap
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Comfortable walking shoes
  7. Water bottle
  8. Insect repellent
  9. Camera

DOCUMENTS TO BRING WITH YOU:

  1. Original passport
  2. Original International Student Identity Card (if you have applied for a student discount)

Pricing

Prices: MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY BUS 3D – 2N Group Service – SEASON 2023
  • ADULT: USD 140 PER PERSON
  • STUDENT: USD 120.00 PER PERSON
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO ENHANCE YOUR MACHU PICCHU TRIP:

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STUDENT PRICE:
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE:

The student price is available for all students around the world, provided that they meet the requirements set by the Peruvian government. This discount is applicable when purchasing Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Your student ID must be an original ID issued by your university, made of PVC material.
The student ID must have the following information printed on it.
  • University information.
  • Student name.
  • Student picture.
  1. The student ID must have a valid expiration date printed on it, which is only valid for one year. For instance, if you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the expiration date on your ID must be 2023 or 2024. If you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the maximum expiration date allowed is 2024.
  2. The student discount is available only for students who are not more than 25 years old.
  3. The International Student Identification Card (ISIC) is not valid for the discount, even if it meets the requirements mentioned above.
  4. The only valid document for the student price is the original student ID that meets the requirements set by the Peruvian government. No other documents such as certifications or virtual cards are accepted as proof of student status.
  5. To apply for the student price, send us a photo of both sides of your student ID to machupicchureservations@gmail.com when you book the tour. If you send it later, you will not be eligible for the student discount.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

TO BOOK THE MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS, provide a $ 70 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS, a $ 70 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $ 70 deposit per person for the MACHU PICCHU TOUR BY CAR 3 DAYS tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

Frequently Asked Questions Machu Picchu By Car 3 Days / 2 Nights

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan citadel located in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It was built in the 15th century and was abandoned a century later during the Spanish Conquest.

How do I get to Machu Picchu?

The most common way to get to Machu Picchu is by train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, followed by a bus ride up to the entrance. Alternatively, you can hike the Inca Trail or take one of the alternative treks to reach Machu Picchu.

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. However, this is also the busiest time, so you may want to consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of April and October.

Do I need to book Machu Picchu tickets in advance?

Yes, it is highly recommended to book Machu Picchu tickets in advance, especially during the peak season. Tickets can be purchased online or through a tour operator.

Can I hike to Machu Picchu without a guide?

No, it is mandatory to have a guide to hike the Inca Trail or any of the alternative treks. However, you can visit Machu Picchu on your own if you take the train and bus.

How long should I spend at Machu Picchu?

Most visitors spend around 3-4 hours exploring Machu Picchu, but you can spend more or less time depending on your interests.

Are there any restrictions at Machu Picchu?

Yes, there are several restrictions at Machu Picchu to help preserve the site. For example, visitors are not allowed to bring in food, drinks (except water), or large bags. Smoking and littering are also prohibited.

Is Machu Picchu accessible for people with disabilities?

Machu Picchu is not very accessible for people with disabilities due to the steep and uneven terrain. However, there are some accommodations and facilities available for visitors with disabilities, such as wheelchair ramps and adapted restrooms.

What should I wear to Machu Picchu?

It is recommended to wear comfortable and breathable clothing, as well as sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Sun protection, such as a hat and sunscreen, is also important, as well as a rain jacket in case of rain.

Can I take photos at Machu Picchu?

Yes, photography is allowed at Machu Picchu, but the use of tripods and professional equipment is not allowed without a permit. Also, drones are not allowed to be flown over the site.

Travel Guide

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
2024-05-13
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
Paradise756139
Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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