For those of you looking for a more economical trip to Machu Picchu, this is the tour for you. You will take a
7-hour bus ride on a windy road from Cusco to Santa Teresa, stop for lunch and then head to Hidroelectrica.
From here you will walk for 3 hours along the railway line to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night in a hostal. At 4 a.m. in the morning you can either walk or take the bus (extra cost) to Machu Picchu where you will have a guided tour followed by time to explore on your own.
Before 12pm you will need to either take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (extra cost) or start the walk back to Hidroeléctrica where the bus awaits you to take you back to Cusco.
Starting time: 7am
End time: 9pm
Pick-up: From your hotel, hostel or Bloody Bueno office.
Bring: Original passport, poncho, trekking shoes, flashlight, and small daypack.
Included: Transportation round trip (Cusco-Hidroeléctrica), x1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes, x1 Breakfast, x1 Lunch, x1 Dinner, entrance fee to Machu Picchu, guided tour in Machu Picchu.
Not included: Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (USD 24 round trip or USD 12 one way), first breakfast and final lunch in Machu Picchu.
Note: If would like to spend more time in Machu Picchu, you will need to spend an additional night in Aguas Calientes and will return the following day at 3pm from Hidroeléctrica.