Turista Denomades en Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu by Car
Ruinas en Machu Picchu
Llamas de Machu Picchu
Sitio Arqueológico de Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu by Car (2 days)


The economical version for backpackers, which substitutes the trip by train for a trip by bus plus a three-hour hike.


  • Local price: US$ 99 per person.
  • Internacional visitor price: US$ 129 per person.

*Local price for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, and foreign residents of other nationalities in Peru.

*International visitor price for non-resident international visitors in Peru.


  • Children from 3 to 7: US$ 47on the local price and the international visitor price.
  • Children from 8 to 17 years: US$ 10 on the local price and US$ 20 on the international visitor price.
  • Students**: US$ 10 on the local price and US$ 20 on the international visitor price.

*To access to these discounts, write us at reservas@denomades.com.

**See requirements in FAQ’s.


  • Round trip shared transportation between Cusco and Hidroeléctrica.
  • Meals:
    • Lunch on day 1.
    • Dinner on day 1.
  • Accommodations:
    • Night in Aguas Calientes in Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo Hostel or similar, in double private room* with private bathroom.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (archaeological site).
  • Guided tour in the Machu Picchu archaeological site.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Surcharge fora transshipment between Santa Teresa and Hidroelectrica.

*If you travel alone, you will have to share the room with another passenger.

Not included

  • Breakfast.
  • Stops not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Health-care coverage.
  • Tips (optional).

Optional services

  • Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu: US$ 12 per person.
  • Round trip bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu: US$ 24 per person.
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Hidroeléctrica: US$ 34 per person.
  • Round trip train between Hidroeléctrica and Aguas Calientes: US$ 68 per person.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay an advance deposit of the full price of the tour online.

What to bring

  • 30-liter backpack to bring what are you going to use during the two days.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Towel.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Toiletries.
  • Water.


Start: Day 1 at 6:00 am from the main square of Cusco.
End: Day 2 at 10:00 pm in downtown Cusco.

Day 1: Transportation from Cusco and trekking from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes. We will gather early in the morning in the Galería Las Mercedes, El Sol Ave. to begin this Machu Picchu by Car tour. The first stop will be the town of Chinchero, where we will have breakfast and be able to use the facilities. After that, we will resume our trip by the road to pass by the Abra Málaga, the highest point in the way at 14,108 ft. of altitude.

Then, we will begin the way down so we will be able to identify the landscape change while we go further, from a cold and mountain landscape to a jungle warmer one. We will make a stop in Huamanmarca, where we will be able to rest and have lunch, before continue the trip.

We will retake the route to reach the Hidroeléctrica station. From this place we will walk for three hours by the train rail to arrive at Aguas Calientes, where we will be placed in our corresponding accommodations. If we have some time, we will go over the town and maybe go to the hot springs to relax. Anyways, we will gather with the group and the guide for dinner; he will give us some directions for the next day. After that, we will get some rest to get up early the next day.

Day 2: Visit to Machu Picchu, trekking from Aguas Calientes to Hidroeléctrica and transportation from Hidroeléctrica to Cusco. We will get up very early so we can go up to the archaeological site by bus or walking for one hour, following the stairs for reaching the entrance to the place. We will meet with our guide to begin the guided tour in Machu Picchu. We will receive some explanations about special places, about the re-discovering of the place by Hiram Bingham and, after that, we will have some time to visit the archaeological site on our own.

Around noon, we should leave the place to walk for three hours by the train rail to Hidreléctrica. In that place, we will take our transportation to begin the return trip. We will make one last stop in Santa Teresa, where we will be able to buy something to eat and use the bathrooms, which we recommend because we will not make any more stops until reaching Cusco, where our tours ends.

Time in the citadel

The time available for visiting Machu Picchu is three hours in total. This time must be administrated as follows: one hour of guided tour, and the rest for visiting the citadel freely.

Changes and cancellations policy

  • If you cancel or reschedule with more than 72 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund of the advance deposit made at the time of the booking.
  • If you cancel or reschedule less than 72 hours in advance, you will not receive any refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have already bought my entry ticket to Machu Picchu, is it possible to book the program without the entry ticket added to the total price?

    Yes. To make the booking in this way, you have to write us at [reservas@denomades.com](mailto:reservas@denomades.com), indicating the number of people travelling and the date you want to begin the program, and we will send to you the corresponding quotation along with the instructions to make the booking.

  • What document to I need to prove that I am a student?

    The students discount is valid as long as you are maximum 25 years old. The same way the discount is valid if, at the moment of booking, you send us a copy or picture of your university ID card. This card needs to have the following information: * Full name of the university. * Full name of the student. * Picture of the student. * Year on which it is valid (if you will viist Machu Picchu during 2020, the card must indicate 2020 on it). The following documents are not valid to prove you are a student: * Registration voucher. * Regular student certificate. * Transportation card for students. * ISIC card.

  • For the children discount, is it valid the age the children have at the moment of bokking or when we are going to do the tour?

    The discount for children applies according to the age they have at the moment of making the tour. Separate from that, you have to send us the travel document at the moment of booking.

  • How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

    Machu Picchu is located between the Andes Mountain Range and the Amazonas Jungle, having a warm and mild weather, with a minimum average temperature of 12°C and a maximum average temperature of 24°C. From April to October is the dry season in the place, that is to say, during this period there is a lower possibility of having rain, while from November to March is the rain season, that is to say, during this period there is a higher possibility of having rain. Nevertheless, during the whole year there is possibility of rain, because we are talking about a subtropical area.

  • Is it possible to add an accommodation night in Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco a day after the tour?

    Yes. To make the booking in this way, you have to write us at [reservas@denomades.com](mailto:reservas@denomades.com), indicating the number of people travelling and the date you want to begin the program, and we will send to you the corresponding quotation along with the instructions to make the booking.

  • How long does it take the visit to Machu Picchu?

    The visita has a duration of three hours. The first hour, we will make the guided tour by the citadel. Then, you will have the rest of the time to go over freely by the citadel.

  • How far in advance should I book the tour?

    We receive bookings with minimum 48 hours in advance. However, the places are limited and are always subject to availability. The entry tickets to the Machu Picchu citadel have a high demand, running out of tickets, in some cases, with months in advance. Because of that, our recommendation is to make the booking as far in advance as possible.

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