Cusco Hydroelectric Cusco by Bus (Round Trip) *Return 3rd Day

Machupicchu, Perú

13 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 100
Cusco Hydroelectric Cusco by Bus (Round Trip) *Return 3rd Day
Machupicchu, Perú

13 reviews

Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 100

About this trip

Book and purchase your Bus Tickets from Cusco to Hidroelectrica Cusco (Round Trip) Return 3rd day. Transfer Bus from Cusco to Hidroelectrica by Bus Round Trip, alternative route to get to Machu Picchu (You will visit the Inca City of Machu Picchu on the next day).

Cusco to Hydroelectric by Bus Round Trip this alternative is designed for those who like adventure, it mixes various natural scenie such as snow-capped mountains and jungle eyebrows, which we will travel by a tourist minibus until we reach the Hydroelectric Bus Station. Later You will make a hike of 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours approximately until to get to Aguas Calientes Town.

Bus Route: CUSCO to HYDROELECTRIC (Outward Journey).
Starting Point:
Regocijo Square, Cusco.
Arrival Point: Bus Station, Hydroelectric.
Departure Time: 07:30 am.
Arrival Time: 14:30 pm.

Bus Route: HYDROELECTRIC to CUSCO (Return Journey).
Starting Point:
Bus Station, Hydroelectric.
Arrival Point:. San Francisco Square, Cusco.
Departure Time: 14:30/15:00 pm.
Arrival Time: 21:30 pm.

More Information: Cusco to Hydroelectric by Bus (Round Trip)

NEW DEPARTURE SCHEDULE from January 1, 2022 until further notice:

  • Cusco - Hydroelectric Schedule: The new departure time is at 06:30 AM, you must be 10 minutes before your departure at Plaza de Regocijo, Restaurant Los Portales II.
  • Only departure times until the improvement and expansion of the Santa María - Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric sector is completed.

SUMMARY: Cusco to Hydroelectric By Bus

  • 07:00 / 07:10 hrs: Meeting point at Regocijo Square, journey informative talk.
  • 07:20/ 07:30 hrs: Board the bus and departure from Cusco to the Hydroelectric.
  • 08:50 hrs: 1st stop at a local restaurant.
  • 09:30 hrs: We cross to the town of Ollantaytambo.
  • 11:50 hrs: 2nd stop to have lunch in Huamanmarca (Optional, extra cost).
  • 14:30 hrs: Arrival at the bus station in Hydroelectric.
  • 14:50 hrs: Start of the hike, 11 km to get to the Aguas Calientes Town.
  • 17:30 hrs: Arrival to the Aguas Calientes town, continue your visit plan to Machu Picchu (on next day).

SUMMARY: Hydroelectric to Cusco By Bus

  • 11:15 hrs: Hiking from Aguas Calientes Town to the Hydroelectric Bus Station (You can leave 30 minutes before, to take time to have to lunch at Hydroelectric).
  • 14:30 / 15:00 hrs: Board the bus and departure to the Cusco City.
  • 17:00 hrs: A unique stop to take the toilet services in Alfamayo.
  • 21:30 hrs: Arrival in Cusco, Final Point in San Francisco Square.


Machu Picchu Bus Packers is a registered trademark by Enjoy Peru Holidays E.I.R.L., with tourism license Dircetur Cusco N° 082-2019GR CUSCO/DIRCETUR-DT and of Ministerio de Cultura Cusco N° AG2164. (See our tourism licenses)

  • Municipality of Cusco: We have the operating license granted by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco to the Tourism Agencies.
  • Registered with the Tourism Ministry: This certificate is issued only to legal agencies that pay their taxes.
  • Good Institutional Practices: This certificate is issued only to legal agencies that pay taxes.

What’s included

  • Informative Session
    Before getting on the bus a brief information about journey to the Hydroelectric.
  • Touristic Bus
    Mercedes Benz & Volkswagen, 19 and 20 seats + Driver.
  • Licensed Driver
    Qualified staff.
  • SOAT
    Mandatory Traffic Accident Insurance.
  • Wristband to Board
    Bracelet to go up to the bus.
  • Meals on route
    You can purchase it in additional services such as + Hydroelectric Lunch.
  • Hydroelectric Train
    Tourist Train from the Hydroelectric Station to the Aguas Calientes Town, One Way or Return.
  • Dinner in Aguas Caliente
    Our service doesn't offer meals in the Aguas Calientes town.
  • Night in Aguas Calientes
    Our service doesn't offer stays in the Aguas Calientes town.
  • Bus Go-Up and Go-Down
    Transfer to go-up and go-down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Tour Guide Machu Picchu
    Official Guide to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu Entrances
    Ticket to enter the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Available Packages

Bus Cusco - Hydroelectric - Cusco

Only from Bus Cusco to Hydroelectric, Round trip Transfer.

Additional Tours: You can add *excursions to your travel plan to Cusco. They are On Sale, reserve them right now. 

  • Classic Sacred Valley 07:30/19:00hrs, visitas: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero. (Transfers, tour guide, buffet lunch, not included Tourist Ticket BTG).
  • Super Sacred Valley 06:30/19:00hrs, visitas: Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Ollantaytambo, Pisaq (Transfers, tour guide, buffet lunch, not included Tourist Ticket BTG, Salt Mines Ticket).
  • Humantay Lagoon 05:00/19:00hrs (Transfers, tour guide, breakfast, buffet lunch, not included Entrances).
  • Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain  05:00/17:30hrs (Transfers, tour guide, breakfast, buffet lunch, not included Entrances).

Buffet Lunch in Urubamba: "Don Ángel Inka Casona Restaurant", for the Classic and Super Sacred Valley tours.

Required Entry Tickets (*Additonal Tours): You can buy them in the Cusco City, one day before or at the tours beginning.

  • BTG Partial Tourist Ticket S/. 70.00
  • Maras Salt Mines Ticket S/. 10.00
  • Humantay Lagoon Ticket  S/. 20.00
  • Rainbow Mountain Ticket  S/. 5.00 (Municipal) y S/. 20.00 (Cusipata Community).

Important "Pick-Up" (*Additional Tours):

  • Pick up Time: 25 to 35 minutes before starting the tour.
  • Return to Cusco: It may have a variant, it depends on the weather and current climate.

Available options

+ Hydroelectric Lunch
+ Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
+ Machu Picchu Guide 07:00, 10:00, 13:00
+ Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
* Sacred Valley + Buffet, no entrances
* Super Valley + Buffet, no entrances
* Humantay Lagoon, no entrances
* Rainbow Mountain, no entrances


Day 1:
Cusco - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes Town

You must be at the meeting point "Restaurant Los Portales II, PLAZA DE REGOCIJO" in the morning 07:10 AM, informative session about the route and after 20 minutes we will transfer by bus to the Hydroelectric Bus Station (6 hours with 30 minutes to 7 hours approximately).

During the bus tour, we can appreciate different types of natural scenes such as: the Sacred Valley of the Incas, high Andean landscapes, snowy La Verónica - Abra Malaga and especially the presence of the humid or high jungle of the Cusco Region. We will also make some small stops in Ollantaytambo and Santa Teresa (Extra Option: You can buy a lunch in Santa Teresa or in Hydroelectric, not included in the transfer service).

Our hiking will last from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 3 hours approximately the entire route, the hiking time is according to the physical condition of each person, arrival time to the Aguas Calientes Town from 17:00 - 17:30 PM. (You should go to your hotel / accommodation of your choice, not included in the service).

Time on the Bus: 6 hours.
Time in Stops: 1 hour (20 minute break and 40 minute lunch).
Total Hiking distance: 11 km (6,83 miles).
Estimated Hiking time: 25 minute flat hiking, 15 minute climbing and the rest flat hiking.
Highest point altitude (Abra Málaga): 4,350 masl (14,271 feet).
Hiking Altitude (Hydroelectric): 1,890 masl (6,200 feet). 

Your Organizer

Enjoy Peru Holidays EIRL
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Machu Picchu Bus Packers por ENJOY PERU HOLIDAYS EIRL es una agencia especializada en Caminatas de Aventura que les ofrece experiencias únicas a lugares poco conocidos de nuestra Ciudad Imperial de Cusco y Machu Picchu! Esperamos inspirarte para que explores todos los lugares fascinantes que el Perú te ofrece.


We enjoyed the bus trip through the mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Although it started later than expected everything was well organised and worth the adventure. Money well spent! Thank you!
By Gareth J for Bus Cusco a Hidroeléctrica (Sólo Ida) on 29 Apr, 2022
Assigning/directing people to their busses was chaotic and poorly organised. However we managed to get going on time and the journey itself was pleasant although long. The stop over for food and drinks went smoothly despite the minor hick-up of changing a flat tyre in the rain. I would do the journey again.
By Harry K for Bus Hidroeléctrica a Ollantaytambo (Sólo Retorno) on 18 Apr, 2022
wonderfull, the trip is beatiful, the bus and driver is ok i back the 1 april, and please a women red hair from europe , send me yours mail thanks
By Rodrigo Ambrosio F for Bus Cusco Hidroeléctrica Cusco (Ida y Retorno) on 09 Apr, 2022
Well organized and comfortable tour (2 Days 1 Night) with a 3 hour hike from Hidroelectrica to Machu Pichhu Pueblo. The highlight was definitaly the fantastic Machu Picchu Tour with an excellent guide. All in all we had a great time!
By Roswitha B for Tour Machu Picchu 2D1N por Hidroeléctrica on 07 Apr, 2022
It was a great trip, we were in different places, always we had transport on time, the guides in every tour were excellent, and kind , I totally recommend the service Greetings from Colombia
By Nathaly S for City Tour Cusco, Machupicchu 2D1N Hidro Huayna Tren, Vinicunca y otros on 03 Apr, 2022
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