FOR EXPERIENCED BACKPACKERS ONLY! This low budget option is not for the faint of heart. The road to Machu Picchu is 7+ hours each way on winding roads, 2 hours of which are high and unpaved with steep drop offs to the river below. The tour includes basic hostel accommodation (dorm rooms) and shared transport (you will not have private vehicles so be prepared to share the van with locals and other travelers).
Meet & greet with other guests where you receive important information for a great trekking experience.
This tour leaves from the top of the hill at 8:30 am. The bus will take you straight to Santa Teresa, where we will stop for some lunch. The group will continue driving to the Hydroelectric power plant where the driving portion of the tour will end. From the Hydroelectric power plant there is no road to reach Aguas Calientes and the road to Machu Picchu. A 3-4 hour flat walk along the train tracks and the group will arrive in Aguas Calientes between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. It is possible to take a train from the Hydro plant to Aguas Calientes for US$25 but it does not depart until 6:00 pm (so travelers would have to wait for around 2 hours at the Hydro plant). we will provide you with detailed info and a map from the Hydro to your Hostel in Aguas Calientes, it will be up to you to find the Hostel. After an hour to clean up and relax the group will have dinner at the hostel between 7:30 and 8:00pm followed by a briefing with the guide about the specifics of your visit to Machu Picchu. An early bedtime is recommended to prepare for an unforgettable experience the following day.
Travelers should be awake early (5 am) to make their ascent up to Machu Picchu. There are several options and time frames that travelers have depending on their schedule and preferences. From Aguas Calientes it is a 1.5 to 2 hour walk (4 km, mostly stairs and fairly steep) to reach the entrance of the ruins. There is a bus available for US$12 that will take travelers to the entrance in 20 minutes. A 2.5 hour guided tour of the citadel is included with the tour. Coordinate with your guide the night before (at dinner) what time the tour it will take. 2.5 hours for the guided tour, over an hour to hike down and 3-4 hours to walk back to Hydroelectric. Travelers MUST be back at the Hydroelectric power plant by 3:00 pm AT THE LATEST! If this time window is missed you will be responsible for purchasing transportation back to Cusco (either by train or other private transport). From the Hydroelectric power plant it is approximately 7 hours via car to Cusco, returning at approximately 10:00 to 10.30 pm.**Please note – Due to the unpredictable road conditions and a propensity for landslides it is always a possibility that significant delays can alter the tour or cause us to cancel the tour altogether. In this case we CANNOT OFFER A REFUND.
IMPORTANT NOTE :
Machupicchu By Bus 2 Days 2016 – 2017
PRIVATE SERVICE :From 02ppl US$00 per person.From 03ppl US$00 per person. From 04ppl US$450 per person.From 05 ppl US$500 per person. From 06-10ppl US$400. You can leave any day you suit.
SHARED SERVICE: US$160 & Students US$140 (15-20ppl Average – 25ppl Maximum ) .(Based on availablity).(Transportation only( Cusco – Hidroelectrica – Cusco USD$4O per person Round Trip -Van )
To Book: we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$50 per person by Paypal or Western Union .
ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED AND WE LEAVE WITH 02 PEOPLE MINIMUM.
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FEBRUARY 2017: Upon Request (Private service only)
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
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SEPTEMBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
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DECEMBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JANUARY 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
How to get to Machu Picchu?
To reach Machu Picchu, there are different ways such as; railroad track (trains), via land (bus), trips and / or hiking to Machu Picchu.
If you want to go by train to Machu Picchu, consider that no trains leaves direct from Cusco city and none goes to the city of Cusco. That’s why before board your train have to take a bus or a cab to the starting point you have decided. There are two train stations:
Poroy station is approximately 30 minutes by cab from Cusco city.
Ollantaytambo station is approximately 2 hours by bus from Cusco city.
At the moment to choose in which train will go, you will have to choose between two companies:
PERU RAIL: This company has a variety of schedules and offers three types of services: Expedition, Vistadome and the Hiram Bingham, besides it has two points of departures and arrivals.
Poroy – Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu – Poroy.
Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
INCA RAIL: This is a company that has fewer years in the tourism market, offers four services: Tourist Service, Executive Service, First Class Service and Presidential service. Just with one point of departure and arrival:
Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
You can also combine type of services to go and to return, for example: First Class Service to go and Tourist Service to return.
When you be in Aguas Calientes, you can buy in the moment, the bus ticket to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu or if you prefer you can walk around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The route by Bus is a little tired and you need at least two days. If anyway you want to take this option, you have to do the following:
Although this option is more economic, we do not recommend it, because the time you will have for visit Machu Picchu is very short, the trip is very heavy and is not a safe route.
This is a good option to visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu, will find a lot of alternatives, like the traditional Inca Trail 4D/3N, or alternative routes like Salkantay 5D/4N, Inca Jungle 4D/3N, etc. In all of these treks you can enjoy beautiful landscapes , microclimates, villages and geographical accidents; will have time to go to the hot springs in the route and the last day will be specially dedicated to make the tour in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The return is by train and by bus.
How to go From Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?
Aguas Calientes also called Machu Picchu Pueblo, is the place which hosts the citadel of Machu Picchu. There are two ways to get to Machu Picchu.
If you like to walk and enjoy nature, there is a path with stairs properly signposted. The walk will be on average 1 hour and a half is advisable to wear sun lotion, repellent, hat brimmed, sunglasses, protective; remember that is forest brow.
The other option is to go by bus, the journey will be about 30 minutes, it will leave you at the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu; the buses go up from 5:30 am. The Bus Tickets Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu are managed by the company Consettur have offices in Cusco and Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
Remember tickets are valid only for 3 days for a single use. The purchase of tickets is staff on presentation of their identity card, passport or student card.
CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING TO MACHU PICCHU
It’s not enough with purchase your ticket to enter to Machu Picchu; it is also necessary that you demeanor, personal, current and valid documents.
Is there a limit of spaces in the train?
Regarding the trains, there is more variety of schedules, but these are also subject to a limit of spaces depending on the maximum capacity of the wagons. In case of the trains, in Peru Rail or in Inca Rail, we find different types of services and the cost of train has a variation depending on the schedule and the service you choose.
Where to buy the local train?
If you know that there is a local train, must consider that the tickets only can be purchased by national tourist, the purchase is personal and with previous presentation of the Identity Card (ID). No foreign tourist can make the purchase of the local train tickets.
The purchase must be made in advance, at least 4 days before the date of trip.
People who purchase the Local Train Ticket should consider that the unique point of departure and arrival of the train is the Ollantaytambo Train Station, like 2 hours by bus from Cusco.
How much luggage can i bring on the train?
Train services whether Inca Rail or Peru Rail only allows to carry hand luggage. Maximum weight 5 kilos (11 pounds). Dimensions: 150 linear meters (length + width + height). However you can find guardianship services at stations of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
Is There a Limit in the sale of Machu Picchu ticket, ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu and ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain?
Some years ago the Peruvian Government took some steps that limit the access to these tourist destinations, is detailed below.
First group: Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 200 spaces per day.(7- 8am )
Second group: Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 200 spaces per day.(9- 10am )
Who handles the ticket to machu picchu and the train tickets?
The Peruvian Government and the Ministry of Culture are the organisms in charge for the regulation and conditions for the entrance to Machu Picchu. All travel agencies are subject to these rules and regulations established by those organizations.
The online availability of the tickets is unique for all Travel Agencies.
When i have to make the booking for the ticket machu picchu?
The reservations can be made at any moment, considering the availability. But it is advisable to make them as soon as possible especially if it comes Ticket Huayna Picchu.
Is possible to visit machu picchu and huayna picchu in the same day?
The visit of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu must be done the same day, should consider the train schedules before purchase. Admission to Huayna Picchu in the first group is 07:00 to 08:00 hrs and the second group from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs. Remember that admission to Huayna Picchu lies within the citadel.
How can i buy the inca trail ticket?
The Ticket for the Inca Trail cannot be bought by the travelers, have to do it through an agency, you have to buy a complete package of Inca Trail 4D/3N, Inca Trail 3D/2N, Inca Trail 2D/1N. It means that the traveler doesn’t have the option to make the route of the original Inca Trail by him/herself. Anyway you will have to hire the services of a Travel Agency.
Can you enter to machu picchu with luggage?
The entrance to Machu Picchu with a luggage more than 5 kilos is not allowed, however in the entrance door of Machu Picchu can leave your luggage and have a better visit to Machu Picchu. If you use this service you must pay an additional cost
Should i bring my documents?
It is essential that you bring your documents. If is a foreigner must present their original passport, on the other hand if national or local must present your ID (National Document Identification), if you do not have them you will be denied entry to Machu Picchu.
Since what time is possible to enter to machu picchu?
The entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu is from 06:00 to 17:00 hours.
The buses to Machu Picchu up from 5:30 in the morning.
How is the visit to inca city of machu picchu?
After you booked and acquired your Ticket to Machu Picchu, should know that have to board the train that will take you to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in the Ollantaytambo station, which it is a district of Cusco, located in the Sacred Valley, to 2 hours from the City of Cusco.
The trip from Ollanta station to Machu Picchu, takes 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus, the train runs at a speed of 45 km / hr, you can enjoy an enigmatic landscape; in the margin of the Urubamba River, you can see the farmlands, mountains covered some vegetation, snowy peaks, abundant flora and fauna of the area, you will descend to 2,700 m. 2,160 m. in Machu Picchu Pueblo station.
You will appreciate the change of scenery from valley and andean landscapes to jungle and rainforest areas, you will notice clearly climate change. Once you get to Machu Picchu Pueblo or “Aguas Calientes” a name given by the presence of hot springs in the area, you must take a bus, which in 20 minutes will take you to the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
Once you arrive at the entrance of the enigmatic Inca City of Machu Picchu, you will be at a height of 2,430 m. it will be surrounded by green mountains, with a bright sun, depending on the time and will be wet and do not forget you are in a place, where there are 400 species of butterflies, 200 species of birds, a variety of insects, the larger animals can only be seen, if you’re lucky. We speak of a vizcacha, a deer or maybe a spectacled bear.
On the other hand, with this scenario, you must take into account the following:
Machu Picchu is an Inca City “Llaqta“, located in the middle of the mountain, is a village of the Incas, with streets, terraces, houses, temples, canals, bridges, squares, etc.
The tour has marked trails, you will climb many steps, it is not a difficult hike, but demanding; stop being dangerous, if you respect the place and avoid transit through new paths.
Finally, please note that the entry time to the Inca City of Machu Picchu is from 06:00 hrs. until 16:00 hrs. And can enter only 2500 visitors per day. So if you decided to schedule the visit to Machu Picchu, make your reservation now.
In What Time Should Do The Visit To Machu Picchu ?
Machu Picchu is located in the jungle, so it has a warm and humid climate and temperatures vary between 8° C and 20° C, during the months of May and October the weather is dry, with an intense and bright sun.
During the months of April, November and December, the weather is partly cloudy, with a cool atmosphere and with varying temperature between 9º C and 21º C. In December already has presence of rains.
In January, February and March, increases the rainfall and cloudiness, the temperature fluctuates between 21° C and 9° C, the river flow increases. Which can alter the normal operation of railways and roads.
Is it dangerous to visit machu picchu?
Visit the Inca City of Machu Picchu, it is not dangerous, it is a trip that can be done peacefully. Keep in mind, that is a trip to forest brow, Machu Picchu, is on a hill, and tall and climate change; so, to make your trip even safer, Ticket Machu Picchu, reminds you to consider the following tips:
What time is better the visit to machu picchu?
The Inca City of Machu Picchu, is open from 06:00 hrs. until 16:00 hrs. and you can stay one hour more; that is, you can go out at 17:00 hrs. The visit to the monument, with a guided tour, will take you 2 to 3 hours. And if you don’t have group has all day to enjoy each space of this magical city.
There are several options to choose from when
that you would seems the best time to visit Machu Picchu. Here we detail the advantages and disadvantages of each hour, and finally the decision is yours.
How to avoid the environmental impact on the inca city of machu picchu?
The willingness to collaborate, to avoid environmental impact involves understanding that Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, located in the Department of Cusco, it is an important place known internationally for its Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Machu Picchu receives a large number of visitors and although there is a limit spaces of 2,500 per day, can not prevent that the monument feel the weight the weight of the passage of so many visitors.
Ticket Machu Picchu as an Agency and Tour Operator seeks at all times to avoid spreading the environmental impact as suffering Machu Picchu. For this reason we allow reach you the following tips to help you care for the Inca city of Machu Picchu:
With these suggestions, which are a few of many, that you should already handle; we are working to preserve the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and we will be conducting responsible tourism, working little by little,with the environmental impact, which is generated with our visit to the enigmatic and magical Machu Picchu.
MONITORING, SECURITY AND CONTROL IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF MACHU PICCHU
The safety of tourists is in charge of the POLTUR, Tourism Police, displacing its troops in different parts of Machu Picchu. Their mission, protecting the environment, ensure safety, ensure the safety of tourists and their property ensuring the safety and protection on the main points of the tourist attraction in Machu Picchu.
Monitoring is opportune, controlling is made good use of the Heritage Historical, Cultural, Natural and Tourist of Machu Picchu. It also provides assistance and tourist information, with quite professionalism, commitment and seriousness.
In parallel, there is the work of park rangers of SERNANP; who are properly uniformed; and they are responsible for surveillance and monitoring of impacts that produced the tourism activity, its functions are regulated by law and are aimed at conserving and preserving the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, they perform patrolling, controlling, monitoring, guidance and information to visitors.
These workers are presented properly uniformed and work in coordination with the Tourism Police. Jointly, we have the watchmen of the Regional Directorate of Culture,
who collaborate with environmental control and visitors.
It is worth mentioning that in the Town of Machu Picchu, there are strategies and tools for public safety of local people and visitors, which is in charge of the District Municipality of Machu Picchu.
Finally, we note that the main allied to all this safety equipment, are the security cameras installed in key points of the control of the Inca City, that can record any anomaly that may arise; the responsible for monitoring the cameras, before any irregularity, they reports to the guards as they are interconnected with radios, those involved in the act.
TIPS FOR YOUR TRIP TO THE INCA CITY OF MACHU PICCHU
Pay attention to your hand luggage at Machu Picchu, you will walk a lot, you will change of means of transport, several times; so you should avoid carrying a lot of things. A backpack attack and / or small briefcase where which can carry a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and a jacket; it’s enough. Kangaroos that attach to your belt are highly recommended for your documents.
What includes the visit to site museum machu picchu?
The Museum Site of Machu Picchu, takes us through his story to the 60s and 70s, thanks to the initiative and efforts of Dr. Manuel Chavez Ballon, then a resident of works from the museum and park Machu Picchu. After a long period of hard work, professional, technical, administrative, throughout this previous time, on 25 July 2005, opens the current Museum of Machu Picchu and in honor of its first founder is called Museum Site Manuel Chavez Ballon.
Today the site museum, welcomes tourists, local, foreign and domestic, promoting cultural visit to the museum, where dynamically displayed in each room the archaeological collections, they are the result of work archaeological research, conducted in various years within the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
The visit to the museum, this aptly complemented with a visit to the Botanical Garden, which is intertwined with the nature of spontaneous and dynamic, a relaxing stroll enjoying the birdsong and the sound produced by the Urubamba river, this walk continues delighting our senses with the scent of the varied vegetation, which highlight the colorful flowers of various shapes and sizes.
Where is the hot springs of machu picchu?
The Hot Springs of Machu Picchu is located at the end of Avenida Pachacuteq about 15 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Machu Picchu Pueblo.
The hot springs are at a distance of 800 meters east of the town of Machu Picchu, the water gushes out of the rocks at different temperatures. The average water temperatures are between 38 º C and 46 º C.
These waters today are exploited for tourist use, with the construction of swimming pools. These hot springs have different healing properties; such as treatment for rheumatism, antistress therapy, eliminate toxins, prevent blood pressure and improve metabolism.
How to get to the waterfalls mandor?
Machu Picchu and its surroundings are full of mystery, its geographical location has different ecological formations with sinuous shapes. Among them Mandor Waterfalls are located 4 km from the village of Machu Picchu. It is a water fall about 30 meters high, formed by a glacial river, crystal clear, on the right bank of the river Urubamba is in the middle of dense vegetation that is habitat of species of orchid and the spectacled bear . The area to which it belongs is privately owned, on your visit you can see the facilities it was a center of tea production. It is accessed by a scenic route from the railway line leading from Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric.
As is privately owned entry fee is S /. In October.
There are two ways to get access to Mandor Waterfalls:
Walking: Start from Machu Picchu Pueblo by the road to the Municipal Camp, then turn right and continue walking along the railway line the route Aguas Calientes – Hydro until Whereabouts Mandor (114.5 Km.).
By Train: Take the a local train from Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric and get off at the Whereabouts Mandor (114.5 Km.). Train Timetable: Departure: 07:00 am Return 8:45 a.m.; Departure 1:15 pm Return: 07:15 p.m.