MACHU PICCHU BY CAR
Machu Picchu by car: one of the most traditional routes to travel to the seventh wonder, in this service the trip will last for 7 hours passing through the sacred valley of the Incas Ollantaytambo and then we will ascend to the highest peak of the ABRA of MALAGA ( 4200 m), for this route our mobility will be a mini van of 15 to 20 passengers, the route is paved road by 85% and between the Santa Maria and Santa Teresa section – Hydroelectric is 15% of track so it is important a small mobility. When you reach the final point of transport there is a distance of 11 km that you must walk on an easy route next to the river Vilcanota with lots of vegetation and pleasant landscapes
DAY 1 CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA DE MALAGA – SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA – HYDROELECTRIC.
• Food: lunch, dinner
• Maximum height: 4200 m
• Minimum height: 1900 m
Our starting point Portal Comercio # 121 square of arms next to the bank Interbank, we quote to all our tourists in the following hours from 7:15 am to 7:30 am once reunited all we will initiate our trip. On the route we will appreciate beautiful agricultural landscapes and beautiful views of the Andean mountain range to reach the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will stop in Ollantaytambo for a brief 30 minute stop this option will be for people who did not have breakfast in their hostels or also to relax a bit since after this stop our trip will be about 5 hours without stopping until the Hydropower, we will be arriving around 14:00 in the afternoon and in this sector we will taste our lunch (vegetarian option at no cost) After a short break we will start the hike from the Hidrolectrica to Aguas calientes town, our trip will be 3 hours by the 11 km we will walk where we will appreciate beautiful landscapes and anticipated views of Machu Picchu, it is not necessary to walk very fast the idea is that you enjoy and take photos to take away beautiful memories.
When you arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes you will go to the small square called “MANCO CAPAC”, if you have been one of the first to arrive we will ask you to have a little patience of at least 10 minutes, this time lag It is because our staff is clear about the time our tourists arrive. The personnel with high voice will call each one by names and once they have all gathered they will drive to their respective previously reserved hotels, once accommodated we will invite them at the time specified by our staff to the restaurant to receive and taste of the dinner then our guide will will give recommendations for the visit of Machu Picchu the next day.
DAY 2 MACHU PICCHU – HYDROELECTRIC – CUSCO
• Feeding: breakfast
Early in the morning 4:30 am they will start the walk from Aguas Calientes village to Machu Picchu, for the beginning there is no specific path. We will only walk along the highway until we reach the bridge where we will find the first control, at this point we will register showing our income and passport and if they have booked as students to show the original carnets, after about 30 minutes we will continue walking but this time we will climb the mountain in a straight line crossing the road for an hour until we reach the entrance gate of Machu Picchu, in this point our guide will be waiting for us, once reunited we will all enter the citadel to receive a guided tour that will last 2 hours with 30 minutes visiting the most important places as well as the urban and agricultural areas of this important citadel, then we will have free time for a walk and capture images to remember, the time we want to be in Machu Picchu will depend on the income s that we have booked for example if we have the entrance of only Machu Picchu our visit will be a maximum of 4 hours including Guided and if we have the entrance to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain we will have the rest of the day but we have to take into account something very important, our return transport from the Hydroelectric to Cusco at the latest we are leaving at 15:15 p.m., this could cause them to lose the transport but nevertheless, so that none of this happens, we have the option to return by train at night with an additional cost of ($ 65 per person) or also stay an extra night with an additional (30 soles per person) in the town of Aguas Calientes and the third day walk back to the hydroelectric and from this point to return to Cusco arriving at 21:30 pm where we will finish our tours
In the service includes
• Tourist mini van transport from 15 to 20 passengers
• 1 night accommodation (private rooms with private bathroom and hot shower)
• 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
• Entrance to Machu Picchu
• Professional guide in Machu Picchu for 2 hours and 30 minutes
What does not include
• Bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
• Lunch on the second day
• Entrance to thermal baths
NOTE: the accommodation will be based on the category you wish to book and the rooms will be double, matrimonial or group.
In this service we do not need to carry many things, it is best to carry a standard backpack with some changes of clothes and light clothing. In the majority of the trip between Hidrolectrica and Aguas Calientes the walk will be without a guide, this is because there is not much to explain but nevertheless before starting the walk we will have personnel to guide them, and there is no other route to follow and we will walk next to the river along the route of the train, but be careful not to think that the train is in constant motion, it only has specific departure times one in the morning and another in the afternoon so it will only be the walkers who will see the traffic .
Below we recommend some things to carry
• Mosquito repellent
• Hats or caps and long-sleeved shirts
• Bathing suit towel and sandals (if you want to visit the thermal baths)
• Small water bottle lanterns and snacks
• Plastic rain poncho (can be purchased in Cusco)