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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.




  • We respect all biosecurity protocols recommended by the Ministry of Health of Perú.
  • US$ 25.00 Discount for people who belong to the Andean Community group (Perú, Colombia, Ecuador y Bolivia).
  • US$ 20.00 Off for those students with Under graduated student card, (this ID must be made in PVC material, and it must have the next requirements: university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, this year must coincide with the year that student visits Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.), the ISIC cards are not valid anymore.
  • According to the new regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 2019, the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is valid only for a single entry to the park (this means: The passenger enter, walk around, go out and can not re-enter again), usually, all people stay between 4 and 5 hours into Machu Picchu, if you would like to stay a longer time, you must buy another ticket (US$ 50.00 Extra), the park is open until 17:30 hrs, but for this tour, this time is enough.
  • The Price shown is for tours in shared service (group tour), groups of 10 to 15 people, inquire for prices on a private tour.
  • We have a departure every day.
  • To start this tour, you have to be at least one day before in Cusco.


Day 1: Cusco – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco.



Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes.

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)

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco.

Second and last day of the tour Machupicchu by bus that starts very early (around 4:30 to 5:00 am.).

Ascent to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

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).

End of tour to Machupicchu by bus, return to Cusco.

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.)



  • Briefing about the tour one day before in our office.
  • Tourist transportation Cusco – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco.
  • 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner (Day 1), and 01 Breakfast (Day 2).
  • 01 Night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes (Private room with bathroom and hot shower – HS. ENCANTO MACHU PICCHU or similar).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional tour guide in Machu Picchu.


  • Meals not mentioned as the first breakfast and the last lunch (You have places to buy food).
  • Train Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes – Hidroeléctrica (US$ 45 each way) All the group go walking.
  • Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (US$ 12 each way) All the group go walking.


  • If you are only one person, do not worry, you can join one of our groups, the rooms at the Accommodation in Aguas Calientes are Dobles, Triples and for 4 People, so, If you are just one person, you must pay an extra US$ 15.00 for a Single room.
  • US$ 70 Train to return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo then bus to Cusco this allows you to return in only 3 hours from Aguas Calientes instead of 6 and 1/2 hours, this is a perfect plan for those who would want to arrive early in Cusco (18:30 hrs.) or do the hikes to Huaynapicchu or Cerro Machu Picchu (These are extra hikes of 2 and a half and 3 and a half hours, you can choose only one of them, any of those have an extra cost of US$ 53.00) and coming back on the same day to Cusco (22:30 hrs.).
  • Extra Night in accommodation in Aguas Calientes US$ 15.00 (only room) this allows you to stay a whole day in Machu Picchu on the second day then go back to sleep a second night in Aguas Calientes and come back on the third day to Cusco on the same schedule (there is no transportation before or after); this is a good option for those who would like to climb Huaynapicchu or Cerro Machupicchu (These are extra hikes of 2 and a half and 3 and a half hours, you can choose only one of them, any of those have an extra cost of US$ 53.00)


What you need to take:

  • The tickets that are given in the briefing.
  • Original Passport (This is requested to take the trains, the busses and to get into Machu Picchu).
  • Small rucksack (backpack) smaller than 30 liters.
  • Repellent for Mosquitos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water, snacks.
  • Rain Poncho (The climate is quite changeable, it is better to be forewarned).
  • Comfortable clothes (somewhat warm) when you leave early and return late is a bit cold, it’s better to feel comfortable with your temperature.



Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to 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.


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.


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).


  • We make a direct job for the passenger (Contract between the tour operator and travelers), no intermediaries, we don’t give commissions to travel agencies or any other third parties that inflate the costs.
  • All our staff is 100% local (people from Cusco), all professionals in tourism, who have constant training courses and good customer service (Customer = friend), with this we guarantee the service we provide.
  • We are really a Tour Operator with all the permits and certificates granted by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco and the Minister of Tourism (DIRCETUR y MINCETUR).
  • We have 17 years experience in this market, so, we know all the fails of other companies, this is why we have the knowledge to solve fast and efficiently any unexpected problems (those small details are our different).

Our Customers are the best guarantee, look at what people say about INKA TIME.

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    I booked my Machu Picchu trip with Inka Time 1 month before my vacation to Peru in May 2023. I had many questions about the process, and they were available … read more
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  • Wow! I am so glad we made it! When I say I’m glad we made it, it’s because Machu Picchu was closed due to protests until 2 days before we had our visit planned. So happy everything worked out! Machu Picchu itself is unreal … read more

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  • We give you the clearest information in this media, and we offer you several ways to contact us (E-mail, WhatsApp, Facebook, Zoom or Meet) where we can answer your inquiries at any time (honest tour without surprises and NO HIDDEN PRICES TO PAY)
  • We book your entrance ticket for Machu Picchu, and an extra entrance for hiking any of the two mountains (Huayna Picchu or Cerro Machupicchu) if you require it, you don’t need to waste time making huge lines or queue or searching where you can get these tickets.
  • One day before your tour of Machu Picchu by Car, you will have a briefing in our office or in your hotel, where we will give all the tickets you will need for the tour, maps and more information about this trip.
  • We will make you understand every place you will visit and why you arrive in Machu Picchu; our tour guide will give you a guided tour, the most accurate and updated information about this marvelous place to become your trip a spectacular experience.
  • We provide you a safe trip; all our services are organized with well-conditioned vehicles, all of them with all the permissions required to work in tourism, also all our staff are very well-trained to give you the best experience on your trip.
  • We give you facilities to pay, we accept safe payment methods as PayPal or Credit or Debit card VISA and MASTER CARD, also you can wire money via Western Union, Money Gram.


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.

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