This tour is one of the alternate routes, where foreign visitors can get to know the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu at a much more affordable price, along the route we can appreciate different ecosystems, from the high Andean plateaus, passing by cloud forests, up to the brow Peruvian jungle.
Route Cusco > Santa Maria > Santa Teresa > Hidroeletric Aguas Calientes Perhaps the preferred route for backpackers who want to save the cost of the train. It's a bit longer but can enjoy the scenery in the most economical way and make as interesting as trekking the Inca Trail but less stressful
DAY 1 : CUSCO – SANTA MARIA SANTA TERESA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
We will start in the morning between 7:00 to 7:30 pm we will be picking up from your hotel and then begin our trip at about 07:00 hours, the Sacred Valley , to the town to Ollantaytambo, where we an approximate 20 minute stop , then continue with the journey beginning the ascent to the pass Malaga ( 4318 m) the highest point of our trip , from this point begin the descent to the village of Santa Maria, then take an alternate route to the town of Santa Teresa , where we will enjoy our lunch. Then we take mobility to continue to the area known as hydroelectric, from where we will start a walk in approximate 2.5 hours alongside the railway line which will take us to Machu Picchu Pueblo ( Aguas Calientes ), where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
waking up very early at 04:30 hours to first get our breakfast and start the ascent to the Inca citadel of Machu picchu, this hike will last approximately 02 hours, arriving to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where our local guide will make us a tour visiting the most important parts, this tour will last approximately 02 hours. Later you will have free time to explore the Inca citadel yourselves. Finally we return walk to Aguas Calientes arriving around 12:00 hours at most , after that you need to go to the train station and wait your train back to hidroelectrica, leave at 01:30pm, then find hydro at 14:30 where our bus will be waiting to bring them back to the city of Cusco , a place which arrived at 21:00 hours approximately .