We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Land travel options between Valparaiso/Santiago to Cuzco

Galati, Romania
Level Contributor
1 post
16 reviews
Save Topic
Land travel options between Valparaiso/Santiago to Cuzco

We (2 adults) will be staying in Valparaiso for about a month (january 2014) and during this month, we would like to travel to Machu Picchu. Is it possible to rent a car and drive all the way to Cusco and come back? Is it safe to drive in those areas? Is an automatic rent car expensive to rent it for 10 days? What about gas in Chile/Peru? If by car is not recomande it, what other method do we have to travel to Cusco? We are not interested in flying. Only by car, bus or train.

Santiago, Chile
Destination Expert
for Chile, Santiago
Level Contributor
6,185 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Land travel options between Valparaiso/Santiago to Cuzco

It would be onerous to drive Valparaiso to Cuzco and back and visit Machu Picchu in 10 days. It is 2800 kilometres each way. So more or less 3 days in each direction then say 3 days to get to Machu Picchu and see something. It could be done if nothing went wrong. I do not know if you could take a Chilean rental car into Peru. There could be insurance problems.

2. Re: Land travel options between Valparaiso/Santiago to Cuzco

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 15 October 2014, 06:37