Machu Picchu tour by car 2 days on an economical 2-day car tour, featuring comfortable Mercedes Benz minibuses and professional drivers. Explore the Inca citadel with our experienced guides and enjoy the stunning landscapes.

Experience the beauty of Machu Picchu on our budget-friendly 2-day car tour, the most affordable option to visit the iconic Inca citadel. This journey requires a minimum of two days and departs from Cusco at 6:30 AM in a comfortable Mercedes Benz minibus driven by professional drivers

Although this tour involves a longer travel time, it’s perfect for those seeking savings without compromising comfort and safety. At Machu Picchu Reservations, we ensure a memorable experience with our modern, well-maintained vehicles.


  • Enjoy a comfortable and scenic drive through the picturesque Sacred Valley.
  • Behold the grandeur of Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world, at sunrise for an awe-inspiring experience.
  • Learn about the rich history, culture, and architectural mastery of the Inca civilization from your experienced local guide.
  • Savor delicious Peruvian cuisine and engage with the warm, welcoming locals during your overnight stay in the quaint town of Aguas Calientes.
  • Relish the convenience of private transportation, pre-booked accommodation, and entrance tickets, ensuring a hassle-free adventure.


  • Starting Point: Cusco & Ollantaytambo
  • Cusco Pick-up: 6:30 AM at Machu Picchu Reservations office
  • Ollantaytambo Pick-up: 8:00 – 8:30 AM from Ollantaytambo Plaza
  • Ending Point: Cusco City Center – Plaza Regocijo
  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Departure: Daily departures available
  • Group Size: Up to 16 travelers
  • Machu Picchu Ticket: Included in the package
  • Vegetarian/Vegan: Meals available upon request at no extra charge
  • Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Free Storage: Available for your convenience
  • High Season: April to October
  • Accommodation: 1-night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes




Per person

Group Size:

Max: 16 People per group

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Combined Activities


01 B, 01 D, 01 L




DAY 1: Machu Picchu by Car – Scenic Drive and Trek to Aguas Calientes


Inclusions for the 2-Day Machu Picchu Tour by Car

Discover what’s included in our 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car, featuring round-trip transportation, meals, accommodations, entrance fees, and a professional guide for the iconic Inca citadel.

Included in the 2-Day Machu Picchu Tour by Car:
  • Round-trip transportation between Cusco and Hidroelectrica
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast
  • 1-night accommodation at a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide for the Machu Picchu tour

Our 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car provides a comprehensive experience, complete with comfortable round-trip transportation, delicious meals, cozy accommodation in Aguas Calientes, and entrance to the iconic Inca citadel.

Not Included

  • NOTE IMPORTANT: The round-trip trek between Hidroelectrica and Aguas Calientes does not include a guide, nor is one provided for the hike between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. However, we will ensure that you receive detailed information, including hotel addresses. Many people choose these routes as they serve as the second gateway to Machu Picchu. Rest assured, hiking through these canyons of Machu Picchu is both easy and safe.



A 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car requires a simple yet well-thought-out packing list to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here’s a basic packing list to get you started:

  • Small backpack or daypack
  • Cash (in local currency)
  • Original Passport
  • Original student card in case you applied for the student discount
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder (at least 1-2 liters)
  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Smartphone or camera (with chargers or extra batteries)
  • Light, breathable, quick-dry layers (t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts)
  • A light jacket or fleece for cooler temperatures
  • Comfortable pants or shorts
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho (in case of rain)
  • Underwear and socks (preferably moisture-wicking)
  • Sturdy, comfortable, and broken-in hiking shoes or sneakers
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Insect repellent
  • Wet wipes or baby wipes
  • Small towel
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit (band-aids, pain relievers, etc.)
  • Hotel or accommodation reservation details

Remember to pack as light as possible, while still having essentials to keep you comfortable and prepared for your adventure. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and adjust your packing list accordingly.


Frequent questions FAQ´S

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car:

  1. How does the 2-day tour by car itinerary typically look like?

Day 1: The tour generally starts from Cusco. You’ll be picked up by a car or minivan and driven to Hidroelectrica, passing through the Sacred Valley and small towns along the way. From Hidroelectrica, you’ll embark on a 3-4 hour trek to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. You’ll spend the night in a hotel or hostel.

Day 2: You’ll wake up early and either hike or take the bus or walk to Machu Picchu. After exploring the ancient Inca citadel with a guided tour, you’ll, trek back to Hidroelectrica, and then take the car back to Cusco.

  1. What’s included in the 2-day tour package?

The package includes round-trip transportation from Cusco to Hidroelectrica, accommodation in Aguas Calientes, guided tour of Machu Picchu, and some meals. However, details in the inclusion section.

  1. Are there any physical requirements?

The tour involves a 2-3 hour trek from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes and potentially a 1.5-2 hour hike to Machu Picchu. Participants should be in good physical condition and comfortable with walking long distances.

  1. What should I bring on the tour?

Pack essentials like your passport, comfortable hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a reusable water bottle, rain gear, and a small backpack to carry personal items during the trek. It’s also a good idea to bring extra cash for meals and souvenirs.

  1. Can I add on other activities to the tour?

Many tour operators offer additional activities like hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. These hikes require separate entrance tickets and are subject to availability, so it’s best to book in advance.Also, if you would like to climb one of the mountains, it is better to spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes. This will give you more time to explore Machu Picchu and complete the additional hikes without feeling rushed. Staying an extra night also allows for a more relaxed experience and time to enjoy the town and its surroundings.

Remember to check with your specific tour operator for the most accurate and up-to-date information on their 2-day Machu Picchu tour by car offerings.

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2 Days - 01 Nights
$100.00 Per person (Group service)
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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