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 Hidroeléctrica by bus | Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes on foot

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

Have your breakfast very early in the morning at your hotel and then go on your own to the Aguas Calientes bus station to go up to Machu Picchu ruins (the bus ride takes about ½ an hour and the buses leave every 10 minutes).

Our guide will be waiting for you outside the main gate of the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, next, you will enter this wonder to have the guided tour with an expert guide. Afterward, you’ll have to return to Aguas Calientes city on your own at no later than 9:30 am and next 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 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
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes–Machu Picchu ruins—Aguas Calientes
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu with a professional guide
    • 1 hotel night + breakfast in Aguas Calientes
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu ruins
  • Not Included
    • Meal (except breakfast at the hotel in Aguas Calientes)
    • Tips (optional)
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  • Group Tour:
    • 280 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • Not available


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

Meeting point

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

  • Have your breakfast at the hotel very early
  • 6:20 am: Get on your own to the Aguas Calientes bus station to go up to Machu Picchu ruins (the bus ride lasts about ½ an hour and the buses leave every 10 minutes)
  • 7 am: Meet our guide outside the main gate of Machu Picchu ruins and enjoy 2 hours of an awesome guided tour
  • 9 am: End of the guided tour of Machu Picchu (the tour ends inside the ruins)
  • 9:30 am: Take your bus back to Aguas Calientes city on your own
  • 10 am to 11 am: Free time in Aguas Calientes
  • 11 am: Get back on foot to the Hydroelectric (3 hours on foot over the railroad), you must be at the Hydroelectric at the latest at 2 pm, our bus will be waiting for you (If you do not arrive at this time, we will not take responsibility if you  miss the bus)
  • 11 pm: You will be back in Cusco city, the bus will leave you near the Plaza de Armas
  • Return to your hotel on your own


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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