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2 Day Trip To Incan Ruins From Cusco To Machu Picchu
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, Photography, History

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Language

    English, Italian, Portuguese

  • Activity Level



Visit the famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Recommended only for hardy travelers as this tour requires about 8 hours of bus travel and 3 hour hike each way on unpaved roads to get to Machu Picchu. Also due to time constraints, you only spend half day at Machu Picchu.

  • Day 1: Cusco - Hidroelectric - Aguas Calientes expand_more
    • Pick-up from hotel at 7:30 am and depart Cusco for Ollantaytambo. 

    • Drive through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing many small colonial towns and farms.

    • Once at Ollantaytambo have the chance to pick up water and snacks for the ride to Santa Teresa where you will have your lunch. 

    • Arrive in Santa Teresa at 2:30 pm, and have lunch similar to touristic menus found in Cusco.

    • Continue towards the Hydro electric plant.

    • Hike the remainder of the way towards Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Town, arriving at approximately 5:20 pm. 

    • Transfered to your hostel, where you can freshen up and begin to explore the small town.

    • At 7:30 pm, the group meets again to have dinner with guide who will give a short briefing on next day's schedule and what you can expect during your time at Machu Picchu. 

    • Spend remainder of the evening to explore the town or take a dip in the thermal baths nearby.

  • Day 2: Aguas Clientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco expand_more
    • This morning, you have the option of walking or taking a bus (not included) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu; we recommend the latter. 

    • As soon as the park opens, you will be among the first to enter the citadel for the day.

    • Enjoy the awesome sight of Machu Picchu as the sun rises opposite the sun gate on the adjacent mountain. 

    • Embark on a two hour guided tour of the ruins and will have some time to spend exploring the ruins on your own.

    • Begin to make your way down the mountain at 11 am, meeting your group at the train station at noon. There, you will hike back to the hydroelectric plant where your transportation will be waiting to take you back to Cusco.

    • Buy some snacks as the ride back takes approximately 7 hours.

What's Included
  • Hostel/Hotel pick-up

  • Round trip bus transportation Cusco - Hidroelectrica - Cusco

  • Meals (1 Lunch, 1 dinner, snack)

  • 1 Night accommodation

  • Guided Machu Picchu group tour in English or Spanish

  • Machu Picchu general admission

  • Assistant Guide

What's Excluded
  • Personal Expenses
What to bring
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco)
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat

  • Flashlight

  • Sun block

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries

  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars

  • Emergency money

  • Bottled water

Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD 100.00 / Group

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