Multi-day trip

From Cusco: 2 Day Bus Tour to Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Inka Altitude
Multi-day trip

From Cusco: 2 Day Bus Tour to Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

From US$ 145 per person

Explore Machu Picchu by bus and view the incredible mountains as you pass by. Walk from the hydroelectric plant to the town of Aguas Calientes, and admire the vegetation in a tropical jungle area.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up available at downtown hotels in Cusco. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address and phone number), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.


  • Enjoy panoramic views from the highlands to the cloud forest
  • Experience a guided tour through Machu Picchu
  • Visit the National Park of Machu Picchu
  • See the hydroelectric station and the town of Aguas Calientes
Full description

Experience two full days exploring the National Park of Machu Picchu. Travel to to the hydroelectric plant and witness the surrounding mountain scenery as you drive by. Enjoy a walk or trainride into the town of Aguas Calientes. Wake and walk to the archeological site and take a 2-hour guided tour.

Begin traveling to the Machu Picchu hydroelectric plant, and marvel at the beautiful landscape as the bus travels through the mountains and into the cloud forest. Arrive at Santa Tereza to stop for lunch, and then continue on to the Machu Picchu National Park.

Enter the National Park of Machu Picchu and enjoy an unguided walk along the well marked train tracks for two hours to reach the town of Aguas Calientes, or skip the walk and choose to add the option of a train ride.

Meet the guide in the main plaza upon arrival in Aguas Calientes. Learn more about the town and the meeting point for dinner. Receive information about the next day's activities and return to the hotel to sleep and prepare for another day of excitement and exploration.

Wake up packed and excited for a walk from Machu Picchu town to the archaeological site. Choose the option to skip the one hour walk and add a bus ride.

Enjoy a two hour guided tour inside the archaeological site. Opt to hike or bus to the hydroelectric station where the return bus will be waiting. Take in the scenery on a peaceful six hour ride back to Cusco.

  • Hotel pickup
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guide
  • Accommodation (according to which option you chose)
  • Lunch at the Hydroelectric station
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch after Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu town to Machu Picchu for the second day
  • Bus Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu town for the second day
  • Train ticket from Hydroelectric to Machu Picchu town
  • Train ticket from Machu Picchu town to Hydroelectric
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 70 years
  • People with insect allergies

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • The guide service is only for Machu Picchu. For most of the trip you will be rather independent; feel free to contact the local partner if there are doubts about the tour before departure
  • The tour involves 3 hours of walking from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu Town and 3 hours the next day to catch the bus to Cusco. Guests will need to wear comfortable clothes and be in relatively good physical shape
  • Bring snacks, water, and altitude sickness medication for the long bus ride from Cusco to Hidroelectrica and on the way back
  • The local partner is not responsible for weather conditions during the tour, so please choose the best day for departure based on research
  • To make the tour easier, add on train and bus trips to replace the walking portion; it is possible to book the train and bus trips on the day of the tour
  • Entry tickets to Machu Picchu are booked according to availability; the tour partner will confirm the entrance time on the day of the tour
Customer reviews

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Eine Fahrt dauert insgesamt ca. 6h (2h normale Strasse, 2h Passstrasse, 2h furchteinflössende Schluchtstrasse) und ist bereits ein Abenteuer. Alles ist gut organisiert. Das Hotel wird in AC vor Ort zugewiesen.

June 1, 2022


Product ID: 408039