IS THERE A DIRECT BUS TO MACHUPICCHU?
Many of us wonder what the bus to Machupicchu is about, without knowing exactly what it entails and the price it has.
In this article we will begin by naming the ways to get to the world wonder since there are many, from the train, which is the most comfortable way, to 6 or 7 days treks such as the Salkantay route or the popular Inca Trail.
However, many are unaware of an unconventional and traditional route to the others, an option for those who save money while enjoying the immense diversity that Mother Earth provides us, we are talking about the route to Machupicchu by bus.
What? How? So? Is there a road to get to Machupicchu?
These are the questions that many ask themselves and are unaware of the subject, and yes, there is an alternate route to reach one of the 7 wonders of the modern world “Machu Picchu”, it is not a direct route, since in addition to the 5-hour trip in a van, there is a hike of approximately 10 kilometers.
The trip starts leaving from the City of Cusco, Peru Hiking Tours recommends leaving early in the morning and taking either the direct tourist transport from Cusco to the hydroelectric railway station or through local transport with stops and change of transport in certain sections, lines below all the description.
Through organized transportation by a Travel Agent, the tour begins at 7:30 in the morning, 4 hours and a half takes to reach the District of Santa Teresa, where you can have lunch at any of the restaurants in that town, the driver of the tourist transport normally chooses a restaurant for all the passengers, after lunch the trip continues for a period of 40 minutes to the Hidroelectrica, from there one of the two options is chosen, walk for a period of 2 hours and a half to the Town of Aguas Calientes or take the train transport to that place (The cost varies according to the nationality of the visitor, the schedules are few and predetermined by Peru Rail).
On the other hand, traveling on your own, that is, by local transportation, will imply a lot of responsibility and awareness that nothing is organized, you have to go to the terminal of the buses or cars which go to the City of Quillabamba, fortunately nowadays, there are constant departures throughout the day, the trip will be longer than the organized transport, this is due to the picks and drops of local passengers; after some hours of travel, you need to stay in the town of Santa María “that is before Quillabamba” to take another transport to Santa Teresa and from there another one to Hidroelectrica.
If you choose to take the tourist transport you will not have to worry about the stops or disembarkation places, since everything will be organized from start to finish, however, choosing to take the local transport entails worrying about knowing the stop and change places. transport from one place to another and thus reach the Town of Aguas Calientes “Machupicchu Pueblo”.
By any of the means, whether it is organized or local transport, this option to get to Machu Picchu is the most economical compared to the others.