2d1n backpacker walk to Machu Picchu

2d1n backpacker walk to Machu Picchu

The most affordable tour to Machu Picchu


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2d1n backpacker walk to Machu Picchu

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The most affordable tour to Machu Picchu

This is the most affordable way to see Machu Picchu, known as the the Amazonian route to Machu Picchu. This tour perfect for adventure lovers. The Amazon Route is not only about exploring incredible and impressive places, but also about getting to know our vast Peruvian geography. You will travel through various natural landscapes such as snow-capped mountains and the jungle in a tourist van or minibus until you reach the Hydroelectric train station where you will start a 3 hour walk to the town of Machupicchu Pueblo also known as Aguas Calientes. You will spend the night at an affordable but very clean hostel. On day 2 you will visit Machu Picchu and have a tour of the best attractions inside Machupicchu. Then, you will start your 3 hour journey back to the Hydroelectric bus station that will take you back to Cusco

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Price is 199USD

What Is Included?

Pre treck includes

  • Briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before at 19:00

Day 1 includes:
  • 06:10 Meeting point at Los Portales II restaurant in Plaza Regocijo
  • 06:30 Board the bus and departure from Cusco to the Hydroelectric.
  • 07:50 1st rest stop at a local restaurant. (breakfast not included, you pay for your own breakfast
  • 08:30 / 08:45 We arrive to the town of Ollantaytambo.
  • 13:30 Arrival at Hydroelectric and have lunch. (Lunch is included).
  • 14:15 Beginning of the walk, 11 km towards the town of Aguas Calientes. On your own.
  • 15:15 Check-in at our hotel and free time.
  • 19:00 Tourist dinner in local restaurant (Included)
  • 20:30 Informative talk with our guide in the hotel lobby.
  • 21:00 Ask at reception for your continental breakfast for the next day.

Day 2 includes:
  • 04:30 Breakfast is included
  • 05:00 Departure on foot to the entrance of Machu Picchu. (You have the option to take a bus to the entrance 12USD on site. First bus departs 5:30am)
  • 07:00 / 07:15 Start of the tour for 02 hours to the most important places of the Inca citadel, then free time to explore and take some photos.
  • 10:30 / 11:00 Time to start the walk towards the Hydroelectric, going down Puente Ruinas and returning to the Hydroelectric. *Time of 3 hours on foot, approximately.
  • 14:15 / 14:20 Present yourself at the Hidroeléctrica Bus Station and board the bus.
  • 14:45 Departure from the Hydroelectric bus station to the city of Cusco.
  • 21:30 / 21:45 Arrival to the imperial city of Cusco. *Saint Francis Square.

What is not included?

    Day 1 not includes:
  • If you do not want to hike 3 hours, you can take the 14h00 Train Hydroelectric to Machupicchu Pueblo 14h45 - USD30.00 purchased with CASH on day of tour at Hydroelectric train station.
  • No guide escorts you on day 1 as it is not necessary. You will be given all the instructions and a map to hike from the Hydroelectric dam to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

    Day 2 not includes:
  • If you do not want to hike 3 hours from Machupicchu Pueblo to Hydroelectric dam, you can take the 13h00 Train Machupicchu Pueblo to Hydroelectric 14h15 USD30.00 purchased with CASH on day of tour at Aguas Calientes train station.
  • lunch and dinner not included

• Original Passport
• ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
• Small day pack
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• Dress in layers. It gets cold in the early morning and it gets very warm during the day
• Sun hat
• Sun protection
• Insect repellant for mosquitoes
• Personal medication
• Basic toiletries
• Snacks that you can eat completely in one serving (There is no food allowed in Machu Picchu, so please be discreet)
• Money in Peruvian Soles for tips and souveniers

The backpacker trek to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and anyone reasonably fit should be able to cover the route. The most challenging part is a 3 hour walk (not hike) from the Hydroelectric train station to your hotel in Machu Picchu. The distance is 10.5km or 6.52 miles. It is a dirt road along the train tracks. Although the path is flat most of the way, it is full of small rocks so make sure you have good comfortable hiking shoes.

The Backpacker treking to Machu Picchu is available all year. The months of April until October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the Inca trail can become fully booked so be sure to make your reservaion of the backpacker trek to Machu Picchu in advance. The months of January, February and March are in the wet season so make sure you have a good rain jacket, good water-proof hiking shoes and waterproof your belongings.