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This excellent tour “MachuPicchu by bus”, is aimed at people who want to make short hikes of 2 to 3 hours and want to save money in making the dream of knowing MACHU PICCHU come true.
The whole trip is economical without taking expensive services from individuals or trains that often raise their costs for visitors.
There are three ways to arrive in Machu Picchu:
Option 1: Making an adventure tour as the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trekking, Inca Jungle Trail, Lares Valley, these are 4 or 5 days tours.
Option 2: A tour by train to Machu Picchu, where you need one or two days, this depends on your preference.
Option 3: The well-known for few people and unknown for many ones, Tour to Machu Picchu by car, where you need at least two days.
If you don’t have a chance to stay several days in Cusco, if you may not be well-prepared to do 4 or 5 days long hikes, or if you are planning to visit other places in Cusco without spending your money on the expensive trains to get to this wonder. ¡¡You’re in the right place!!
We will instruct you and organize your trip to Machupicchu by bus in the best way, and with a reasonable price, as if YOU organized it on your own, only with many more facilities.
BEST PRICE PER PERSON: US$ 120.00 – NORMAL PRICE
Day 1: Cusco – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco.
The first day of the tour Machupicchu by bus begins with pick up between 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. then we depart from Cusco for a trip of 6 hours and a half to arrive at Hidroeléctrica.
During the trip, we will stop for a while close by Ollantaytambo (10 to 15 minutes), where you will have the option to buy water and/or other snacks or use the restroom.
Then you will ascend to Abra Malaga where you can observe a beautiful landscape of the high Andean area with snowy peaks and then descend into the high jungle, passing through villages such as Santa Maria and Santa Teresa.
Once you arrive at Hidroeléctrica you will have time for lunch, then we begin a walk of two and a half hours (mostly flat) to get to Aguas Calientes (town of Machu Picchu).
From Hidroeléctrica, you also have the option to take a train (25 minutes) if you don’t want to walk, but this has an extra cost of US$ 35 (98% of people go walking), once you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will go straight to the accommodation, then you will have a short free time, you can visit the Hot Springs if you want (entrance fee S/15).
Then you will have dinner, in the end, the tour guide will give you instructions about the visit for the next day (Night in Aguas Calientes)
Second and last day of the tour Machupicchu by bus that starts very early (around 4:30 to 5:00 am.).
We prepare to begin our ascent to Machupicchu, this will be a walk of one hour and 40 minutes to reach Machu Picchu, you also have the option of taking a bus to get to the archaeological center of Machupicchu (25 minutes cost US$ 12).
The first bus leaves at 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival at the gate of Machupicchu, we will meet the guide and the group to start the tour, we will be walking receiving information from our guide for approximately two hours.
This guided tour in Machu Picchu will be around the main parts of the citadel, places of great importance as the temple of the sun, the Inca’s house, Water Mirrors Zone, Temple of the condor, Plaza Mayor, Intiwatana and others.
Then, you will have free time to take pictures and explore Machu Picchu on your own until 11:30 hrs. (total stay in the park 4 to 5 hours).
Then we will have to walk back to the Hydroelectric (3 hours) where we will take our bus (departure 15:00 hrs) to return again to Cusco (arrival approx. 21:30 hrs.)
STEP 1: SEND YOUR INFORMATION
Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to email@example.com as full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT
Choose the best way to pay and make a deposit, as this tour cost less than US$ 150 per person, the payment is in full amount; There are 03 ways to pay: Payments via “PayPal”, with any debit or credit card VISA, MASTER CARD, AMEX (these options have an 8% fee), and wire money by Western Union, any extra commissions or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method you would like to use.
STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION
Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION), at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).
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1. I am just one person, can I join some group tour?
Yes, you can, we have departures every day, feel free to decide when to go.
2. We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?
Yes you can, our group tours go with 10 or 15 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.
3. I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?
The trip by bus lasts more than 6 hours, that makes lit of bit hard for elderly and some children, but if they are well custom to travel by car, they will be ok, we recommend to talk to them, also, we have some hikes, we recommend to talk about it.
4. We want to take the tour included Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, do we have enough time to do it on the same day tour of Machu Picchu?
On this tour we will have like 4 hours to visit Machu Picchu, so we will not have enough time to climb to those places, because you will need other 4 or 5 hours extra, but you have the chance to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes (Town of Machu Picchu) and return on the 3rd day to Cusco.
5. How about my luggage, can I take all my staff?, or where can I store it?
We recommend taking only small backpacks because there are hikes to do, the rest of your stuff can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can leave your stuff in our office, in the two options you don’t need to pay anything extra.
6. How about the altitude, are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?
Cusco city is located at 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the only place higher than Cusco is the Abra Malaga area 4200 masl. (13779 ft.), then you will descend to Aguas Calientes 2050 masl. Machu Picchu is located at 2450 masl (8038 Ft.); we always recommend having at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone.