Tour a Machu Picchu 2 Días / 1 Noche en Bus - Hidroeléctrica

Tour to Machu Picchu through the hydroelectric: 2 days / 1 night by bus

Cheap trip to Machu Picchu by car

Our tour to Machu Picchu by bus of 2 days / 1 night is for visitors who want to save money and most importantly for visitors who love walking because this experience requires a total of 6 hours walk along the railroad, from the Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes city and vice versa.


Day 1: Cusco to Aguas Calientes by bus + walk

We leave at about 7 am from Cusco city towards the hydroelectric (the meeting place will be coordinated internally by e-mail), we start the walk at the hydroelectric for about 3 hours until we reach Aguas Calientes city and spend the night in this town.

During the 7-hour bus ride, we will make a stop in Santa Teresa city for lunch.

Day 2: Guided visit of Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Make your way to Manco Capac plaza of Aguas Calientes city, be there at 6:30 am; our tourist guide will be waiting for you at this plaza, once we have all the attendees for this tour, we’ll go to the bus station to take a quick bus ride through the Hiram Bingham road towards Machu Picchu ruins. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

After reaching the exterior of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, you will enter this wonder to take the guided visit with our expert guide. Afterwards, you’ll have to return to Aguas Calientes city at no later than 11 am and then make your way to the hydroelectric on foot (this walk also takes about 3 hours) — you have to be back at the hydroelectric at no later than 2:30 pm to board your bus back to Cusco city.


  • Duration
    • 2 days / 1 night
  • Language
    • Guided tours in Spanish and English — separate groups based on the language
    • If you prefer this service in another language, we recommend a private tour
  • Tour type
  • Transportation
    • Day 1:
      • Cusco—Hydroelectric: By bus
      • Hydroelectric—Aguas Calientes: By foot
    • Day 2:
      • Aguas Calientes—Machu Picchu ruins—Aguas Calientes: By bus
      • Aguas Calientes—Hydroelectric: By foot
      • Hydroelectric—Cusco: By bus
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page. We will give you a quote, and once we agree, you will receive a custom offer with the price
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  • Please bring:
    • Original passport — photocopies or screenshots are not accepted
    • Sweater or jacket
    • Anti-slip shoes
    • Rain poncho
    • Hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Repellent
    • Local currency
    • A bottle of water
    • Camera — selfie sticks are not allowed
  • Included
    • Bus: Cusco—Hydroelectric—Cusco
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu with a professional guide
    • 1 hotel night + breakfast in Aguas Calientes
  • Not Included
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  • Group Tour:
    • 100 USD per person — referential prices
  • Private Tour:
    • Not available

Price for kids and minors:

    • Children under 4 years go on the tour for free
    • Children over 5 years old and teenagers pay a regular rate


If you travel with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have big discounts.

Meeting point

    • Day 1: Starting point in Cusco at about 7 am: We’ll give you all details about your starting point in Cusco internally by mail
    • Day 2: Meeting point in Aguas Calientes at 6:30 am: Find our guide at Manco Capac square (next to the statue) in Aguas Calientes city. Please don’t be late

Full Itinerary

The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues, festivities, available train departures and available schedules to access the ruins of Machu Picchu | The departure and arrival times are completely referential.

Day 1: Cusco — Aguas Calientes by bus + 3-hour walk

  • 7 am: Departure from Cusco city
  • 7 am to 2 pm: Bus ride from Cusco to the hydroelectric power plant, we’ll arrive at the hydroelectric plant at about 2 pm (the bus will stop in Santa Teresa city for lunch)
  • 2 pm to 5 pm: 3 hours walk along the railroad from the hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes city, we’ll arrive in Aguas Calientes at about 5 pm
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes: We are going to accommodate you in a tourist hotel with Wi-Fi, hot shower, breakfast, etc.

Day 2: Guided visit of Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

  • Take your breakfast very early in the morning at your hotel
  • 5:45 am: Make your way to Manco Capac Plaza in Aguas Calientes city (on your own), our guide will be there waiting for you at 6 am so that you can board the bus towards Machu Picchu ruins
  • 7 am: You are going to access to Machu Picchu ruins together with your guide and other tourists who are part of the group tour
  • You’ll have a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins with a qualified guide
  • 9 am: End of the guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Free time
  • 10 am: Return by bus to Aguas Calientes city on your own
  • Aguas Calientes to HidroelĂ©ctrica on foot: 3 hours walk along the railroad
  • You must be at the Hydroelectric no later than 2 pm, our bus will be waiting for you
  • Hydroelectric to Cusco by bus
  • 9 pm: Arrival to Cusco city, our bus will drop you off two blocks away from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco (not at your hotel)


You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply.


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