Machupicchu by Car 4 days / 3 nights

HIGHLIGHTS : Cusco Santa María Santa Teresa Hidroeléctrica Aguas Calientes Machupicchu.

Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Cusco / PM City tour
  • Day 2 : Cusco – Santa María – Santa Teresa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 3 : Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco
  • Day 4 : Cusco – Lima

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Cusco / PM City tour

Arrive in Cusco / PM City tour Upon arrival at the Cusco airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the morning will be at your leisure. In the afternoon enjoy a half day tour of Cusco, visiting the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the legendary Qoricancha, the most important religious center in the Inca time, a temple devoted to worshiping the Sun deity. Your tour includes also the visit to some nearby archaeological sites such as the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman; the religious site of Q’enqo; the ancient site of Puca Pucara and finally the water temple of Tambomachay.


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, entrance fees to all sites visited, chosen hotel.

Day 2

Cusco – Santa María – Santa Teresa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes

Cusco – Santa María – Santa Teresa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes We will start the day by picking you up at your hotel at 07:00 am. The tour will begin with a nice, scenic ride to Ollantaytambo, where we will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. From there, we will continue down a long, winding path to “Habra de Malaga”, which stands at an altitude of 4,316 m.a.s.l from that vantage point, we will see some of the most amazing landscapes that Peru has to offer. After a brief stop, we will begin our descent into the thick jungle, passing through the different micro-climates that combine the paradisiacal landscapes of the majestic snow-capped peaks with the hot, tropical entrance to the rainforest. We will continue along our route until we have reached Alfamayo, where there is a nice, paved road in perfect condition that we can use. We will need to take an unpaved road though, in order to continue in the direction of Santa Maria, which is located at an altitude of 1575 m.a.s.l. From this point we will continue to the small village, Santa Teresa, where a delicious lunch will be awaiting us at approximately 2:00 pm. Afterwards, at around 2:45 pm, we will return to the route in the direction of the train station at the nearby Hydroelectric Plant. From where you have to walk 12 Kilometers – 2 hours (or take an optional train will have us in Aguas Calientes), at which point you will be taken to the designated hostals and hotels. If we have any extra time to use, we can also go take a relaxing dip in the natural, heated waters of the hot baths. At 8 pm, though, it will be time to enjoy a hearty dinner along with the guide who will be taking you to the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu. At that time, he will have a chance to go over the plan for the following day and answer any questions. We spend one night in a basic Hostel in Aguas Calientes. Travel time by car: 6hrs approx.
Hiking time: 2hrs approx.


Include: Transportation Cusco – Hidroelectrica, meals (1L, 1D), accommodation.

Important: Optionally, passengers who do NOT want to walk the section between Hidroeléctrica and Aguas Calientes can buy their train ticket at the same station. Please make an inquiry about it.

Day 3

Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco

Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Hidroeléctrica – Cusco You will have the option to go up to Machu Picchu by bus or walking. Breakfast will be served from 04:00 am. The guided tour of the site will begin at 6:00 am and will last for at least 2 hours. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy some free time until approximately 11:30 am, which is the recommended time to begin returning down the mountain to the train station. The train back to the hydroelectric plant will be leaving Aguas Calientes at 1:30 pm (US$ 35.00 aditional cost with train) * if you want to avoid the train you can walk for around 2 hours so have to leave at 12:30 from Aguas Calientes as transportation in Hidroelectrica will wait only until 2:30 pm. Upon our arrival to the hydroelectric plant, we will transfer you to a private van, which will take us to Santa Teresa. There, we will have a one-hour break for one last chance to get some food or use the restroom before we undertake the final leg of the ride. We will then proceed back to Cusco, returning down the same road that brought us here. We will arrive to Cusco around 10:00 pm (aprox). Hiking time: 2hrs approx.
Travel time by car: 6hrs approx.


Include: Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu, entrance ticket to Machupicchu, professional tour guide, meals (01B, 01L, 01D), transportation Hidroelectrica – Cusco, chosen hotel.

Important: Optionally, passengers who do NOT want to walk the section between Aguas Calientes and Hidroeléctrica can buy their train ticket at the same station. Please make an inquiry about it.

Day 4

Cusco – Lima

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima or your next destination.


Include: Transport hotel – airport.

PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON - ONLY TOURS: US$ 216.00*

(*) In this option, the price includes only TOURS, the client books the hotels on his/her own.

 

PRICE PER PERSON TOURS + HOTELS **

(**) In this option, prices include TOURS + HOTELS, the price depends of hotel’s category and type of chosen room.

RATES 2020

CUSCO//MACHUPICCHU

*

SINGLE

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

ANDEAN HOME HS//SOL DE LOS ANDES HS

2

$324.00

$281.00

$272.00

AMARU HS//MANTU BOUTIQUE

3

$370.00

$315.00

$300.00

ARCANGEL//FLOWERS HOUSE

2

$415.00

$342.00

$321.00

SAN AGUSTIN INTERNACIONAL//WAMAN HOTEL

3

$460.00

$351.00

$327.00

ANDENES AL CIELO//LA CABAÑA

3

$511.00

$383.00

$361.00

TIERRA VIVA//TIERRA VIVA

3

$536.00

$389.00

$391.00

PRICES PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

 

  • Single: A room with one individual bed (01 person)
  • Double:  A room with two individual beds or one matrimonial bed (02 people)
  • Triple: A room with three individual beds (03 people)

Example: If you choose the option with ANDEAN HOME HS//SOL DE LOS ANDES HS:

• If you are 1 person, the type of accommodation would be a single or individual room, in which case the price would be US$324.00 for tours and hotel.

• If you are 2 people, the type of accommodation would be a double or matrimonial room, in which case the price per person would be US$ 281.00, the total price for the 2 people would be US $ 562.00 for tours and hotel.

• If you are 3 people, the type of accommodation would be a triple room, in which case the price per person would be US$ 272.00, the total price for the 3 people would be US$ 816.00 for tours and hotel.

PRICE INFORMATION

  • Prices based on two people at least. There is an additional cost for single travelers. Please make an inquiry about it.
  • Prices based in group service. If you prefer a private service, please make an inquiry about it
  • Discounts will be applied for students who have their current student card (2020), under 18 y.o and for passengers belonging to the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia). Please make an inquiry to access discounts.

IMPORTANT

  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu: The entrance ticket to Machupicchu considered in the program, is for the citadel only, not include the entrance to the mountains like Huaynapicchu or Montaña. Please make an inquiry for the additional cost of each of them.
  • Hotels: Should there be no availability at the booking time at the chosen hotel, another option of similar category and cost will be provided.
  • Trains: The program considers a 2hrs walk approximately between Hidroeléctrica and Aguas Calientes, in case the passenger does not want to make the trek, a train ticket can be included, please make an inquiry for the price.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International and domestic air tickets (*).
  • Days 3-4: Train tickets Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes – Hidroeléctrica.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu.
  • Airport taxes or visa fees.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water.
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages.
  • Other items of personal nature.
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond PERU ANDEAN EXPLORER’S control.

(*) Before buying your domestic air tickets, please let us know your schedules to avoid changes in your itinerary.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Bus ticket Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes: US$12.00 per person.
  • Train ticket Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes: US$36.00
  • Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo: US$75.00 per person.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu: US$ 20.00 per person*
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu + Montaña: US$ 20.00 per person*
  • Dinner show buffet in Cusco (Don Antonio): US$ 25.00 per person.

(*) In case the passenger wishes to book the entrances ticket to climb Huaynapicchu or Montaña, it must be in the first group and you will lose the guided tour to Machupicchu.

FLIGHT TICKETS

  • International flights from/to your country and domestic flights. Please contact us to check our fares.

WHAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING

  • Clothing: long trousers, shorts (Machupicchu visit), long and short-sleeved T-shirts or shirts, cotton socks, warm clothes for Cusco, especially at night.
  • Rain gear or poncho (you can buy a basic one in Cusco), especially if visiting in the months November to April
  • Comfortable footwear, trekking boots recommended
  • Camera, films (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, cold and rain
  • Sun block (high factor)
  • Sunglasses
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - no malaria risk has been reported
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) or water bottle to carry water on outings
  • Cash in soles and/or US$ for extras (souvenirs, beverages, etc)
  • Original passport and passport photocopies*

(*) According to the Peruvian government policies, the passport must be valid at least up to 6 months after the end date of the tours. Otherwise you could not board your international flight. Please check the expiration date of your passport before buying your international national flight tickets.

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