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Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day

Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day

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Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day
Tour Type
National Parks
Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day
Maximun Altitude
4,349m/14,268 ft.
Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day
Physical Level
Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day
Recommended Season
Throughout the year

Tour Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day

Price from: $ 279.00 USD (See: Price list)

Tour Machu Picchu by Car Overview Experience the spectacular attractiveness of Machu Picchu in a unique and adventurous way with our 2-day Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car tour. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the Andean landscapes and local culture on their way to the ancient Inca citadel. DAY 1: […]

Tour Plan: Cusco | Abra Malaga Pass | Carrizales | Cocalmayo Hot Springs | Santa Teresa | Machu Picchu Ruins

Experience Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day

2-Day Tour Machu Picchu by Car Private ServiceTravel from Cusco to Santa Teresa through the Andes and cloud forest. The upgraded plan is to enjoy the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in their maximum splendor, as described by travelers, who highlight them as one of the best in Peru.” On the second day, we traveled by train to Machu Picchu Pueblo for 30 minutes and then headed to the Machu Picchu ruins for a spectacular Machu Picchu guided tour.

Machu Picchu By Car: One of the best tourist circuits to conquer Machu Picchu by the northwest or behind Machu Picchu, better known as the natural botanical garden of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, each visitor will enjoy a unique vacation—a private Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car epic trip through the southern jungle of Peru with certified guides and the best tourist logistics.

Embark on a thrilling adventure through the stunning landscapes of Machu Picchu on a 2-day car tour. This unforgettable journey will take you through historical sites and breathtaking scenery, providing an experience you’ll never forget.


Tour Machu Picchu by Car Overview

Experience the spectacular attractiveness of Machu Picchu in a unique and adventurous way with our 2-day Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car tour. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the Andean landscapes and local culture on their way to the ancient Inca citadel.

  • DAY 1: Cusco, Cocalmayo Hot Spring, Santa Teresa
  • DAY 2: Train to Machu Picchu Pueblo—Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu By Car Highlights

Why You’ll Love the Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car: Tourist activity

  • Go on an adventure to discover the unique attractiveness of Machu Picchu with our car tour. Enjoy the stunning views and learn about the history of this ancient Incan city.
  • Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Machu Picchu! Kondor Path Tours organizes a 2-day car and train tour to offer a convenient and affordable way to experience this world-famous destination.
  • Experience the magnificence of Machu Picchu uniquely with the 2-day car tour. Enjoy stunning views and explore the ancient ruins at your own pace with our expert guides on this unforgettable journey.


2-Day Tour Machu Picchu by Car Itinerary


Cusco – Cocalmayo Hot Spring – Santa Teresa

At 6 in the morning, we start the trip to the northwest of Cusco towards Santa Teresa. During the journey, there are tourist stops, such as the Abra Málaga mountain pass, to observe the Andes Mountains in their best panoramic views with the snow-capped Verónica.

As we descend the Andes, we enter the incredible cloud forest and give way to the beginning of the jungle at the foot of the mountain. Enjoy stops along the way for panoramic views of different microclimates. Upon arrival in Santa Teresa, we transfer clients to the hotel to prepare for the best thermal baths in Peru. Enjoy about 2 hours of relaxation in the thermal baths of Cocalmayo.

  1. The panoramic view of the Abra Malaga mountain pass
  2. The viewpoint of Nevado Veronica
  3. Cloud Forest Lookout: Carrizales
  4. Huaman Marca ruins
  5. Walk through Santa Maria
  6. Dip in the hot springs of Cocalmayo

Santa Teresa Overnight


Box Lunch & Dinner

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance


Hiking Time


Starting Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Cocalmayo 1,433m (4,701 ft)

Highest Altitude

Malaga Pass 4,349m (14,268 ft)


Train to Machu Picchu Pueblo – Machu Picchu Tour - Return to Cusco

The activities begin at 05:30 a.m. to travel to the Intiwatana or Hidroeléctrica train station for approximately 30 minutes; then, we have a walk of 2 hours and 30 minutes to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

At mid-morning, we will board the bus that transports us to the entrance gates to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Inca temples, gardens, squares, and streets of Machu Picchu.

In the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train from the Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo; then, we board the tourist transport to continue the trip to Cusco. “This system is the shortest and best planned.”

NOTE: In the first instance, explore the different landscapes behind Machu Picchu during a full day of travel to Santa Teresa so that on the second day, we explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco by train through Ollantaytambo.



Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Santa Teresa 1,575m (5,167 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


2-Day Tour Machu Picchu by Car, INCLUSIONS

  • Personalized tours and excursions
  • Active itinerary with unique adventure experiences
  • Tour guide.
  • ON DAY-1:
    • Tourist transport from Cusco to Abra Málaga and Santa Maria to Santa Teresa
    • Local transportation from Santa María to Santa Teresa and Cocalmayo Hot spring
    • Lunch: Box Lunch.
    • Entrance passes to enter the thermal baths of Cocalmayo for 2 hours
    • Basic 2-star hotel: 1 night in Santa Teresa (shared room) WIFI (hot water)
  • ON DAY-2:
    • AM Local transportation service from Santa Teresa to Hidroeléctrica
    • Breakfast (Machu Picchu Restaurant)
    • Machu Picchu Bus service (up and down)
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu at 11:00
      • a guided tour of Machu Picchu for two hours.
      • Note: Since 2015, there has been no free time due to new Machu Picchu regulations. If the traveler needs more time, a new ticket must be purchased.
    • Train service by Inca Rail: Inbound Journey: MACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBO; Class: Voyager, departure at 14:30 (bimodal service: train and bus)
  • A first-aid kit.
  • On-site logistical support from our office in Peru
  • Local taxes.

Cusco To Machu Picchu by Car EXCLUSIONS

  • Private room in Santa Teresa
  • Spending Money: Allow approximately $40–90 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, personal expenses, and extras.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals that are not described in the service.
  • Water and snacks for excursions
  • Tips for your crew (guides and drivers, etc.)

What to Bring for the Machu Picchu by Car

  • A good backpack is suitable for carrying your personal belongings.
  • Mountain boots—the lightest ones—with good ankle support!
  • Hiking pants.
  • 01 raincoat.
  • A winter jacket.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended)
  • Reusable water container “Let’s keep our planet green.”
  • Cash in Peruvian currency to buy drinks, snacks, etc.

Notes from Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car:

Machu Picchu Tickets are valid for a single entry, and re-entry is impossible! To re-enter, you have to buy a new entrance ticket in advance.

* Kondor Path Tours: A Travel Tour Operator 100% for Machu Picchu by Car

Travel Guide

Yes, it is possible to have a budget-friendly trip to Machu Picchu, but certain expenses, such as entrance tickets, are unavoidable.

The first extreme is the expensive train option, which is not feasible for most budget travelers. The second extreme involves walking most of the way and cutting costs wherever possible.

The entrance tickets are not included in the suggested options and must be purchased separately. The cost is 152 soles, or US$60 for adults and 75 soles, or US$28 for students with ISIC cards.

The text doesn’t elaborate on the specific details of the alternative approach. However, it implies that organizing the trip independently can be more accessible and affordable than relying on expensive tours.

A budget-friendly trip is possible without completely roughing it out or staying in a tent. The alternative approach aims to provide a more comfortable experience while decreasing costs.

The text suggests avoiding tours because they can be unnecessary, time-consuming, and potentially expensive. The alternative approach outlined in the text allows for a more flexible and budget-friendly experience.

The recommended route involves taking a car or shuttle bus from Cusco to the hydroelectric plant (Hidroelectrica). From there, a flat and easy walk to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) for a couple of hours. Visitors can explore Machu Picchu the next day and return to Hidroelectrica to catch a shuttle back to Cusco.

When booking cheap trips, clarifying what the package includes is essential. Confirm whether Machu Picchu entrance tickets are included and get all the details in writing. Additionally, make sure to obtain a contact detail for the booking.

One of the advantages of organizing your trip is having the freedom to choose where you eat in Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). There are plenty of dining options to explore and enjoy.

Yes, there is a US$25.00 discount for individuals from the Andean Community group, which includes Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

Yes, students with an undergraduate student card can avail of a US$20.00 discount. The card must meet specific requirements, including PVC material, university information, personal student information, a student picture, and a valid expiration date. The discount applies to students up to 25 years old, and ISIC cards are no longer suitable.

According to the new regulation, the entrance ticket is only valid for a single entry. You cannot re-enter the park once you enter and explore Machu Picchu. If you wish to stay longer, you must purchase an additional ticket for $50.00. Typically, visitors spend around 2 to 2.5 hours inside the park, which is sufficient for this tour.

The prices mentioned are for shared service or group tours with a group size of 10 to 15 people. If you want a private excursion, please inquire about the prices separately.

We have a departure every day, allowing you flexibility in choosing a suitable date for your tour.

To participate in this tour, you must be in Cusco at least one day before the tour starts. This allows time for necessary preparations and arrangements before heading to Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu By Car 2 Day Tour COST 

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 705.00 USD
2 $ 481.00 USD
3 $ 408.00 USD
4 $ 357.00 USD
5 $ 332.00 USD
6 $ 319.00 USD
7 $ 307.00 USD
8 $ 294.00 USD
9 $ 287.00 USD
10 $ 279.00 USD

Cusco To Machu Picchu by Car Upgrade

Enhance Your Trip


By PeruRail / PER PERSON

  • + $45 Vistadome train (one way: MACHUPICCHU – POTOY) Inbound Journey
  • + $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
  • +$75 Huayna Picchu
  • +$75 Montaña
  • This applies to the following services:
    • Machu Picchu Fee: Cusco To Machu Picchu by Car College students$20 off



Cusco to Machu Picchu by Car 2-Day: Discover the magic of Machu Picchu on a car tour that takes you through the breathtaking Andes Mountains. Take an adventure today!

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Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
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3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
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Jamee Marshall
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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