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Short Inca Trail 2 Days

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  • 2 Days / 1 Night
  • March To January
  • Max People : 10
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Level: Challenging
  • Pickup: Cusco

If you can’t get a reservation for the 4-day Inca Trail, don’t despair as Peru is full of great alternatives one of them is the short 2-day 1-night Inca trail is one of the most famous treks in South America

above all, its experiences are essential and it is full of impressive natural views throughout the way, archaeological centers and above all we will walk along the paths that my ancestors used to get to Machupicchu.

Inca Trail Cusco highlight
 

 

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Machu Picchu

We start the day with an early departure that will be at 5:00 am after we pick you up from your hotel and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Exactly to the Ollantaytambo train station that will take us 1:30 minutes and we will board the train heading to km 104 (start of the walk) which will be another 1 hour and 30 minutes on the train route, you will appreciate different ecosystems and indescribable landscapes.
Upon reaching km 104, we will get off the train and go to the checkpoint with our personal documentation and the tourist ticket.
We will start the walk and we will stumble upon the first archaeological center called Chachabamba which is at 2,170 masl or 7,170 feet. This place served as a shelter before entering Machu Picchu, it was also used as a religious and administrative center etc. and then we will have a moderate ascent of 3 hours until we reach the next archaeological center called Wiñaywayna (for ever Young) which is at 2,650 masl or 8,700 feet. This section of the road is characterized by having a diverse wild flora and has species from high-Andean areas, such as the jungle. Species with polylepis, ferns, shrubs, orchids and vascular flora stand out. Upon reaching Wiñay Wayna we enjoy a pick Nick with an incredible view of the sacred valley and that of our sacred river Urubamba, then we will continue with the 1 hour and 30 minute walk through a semi-tropical forest towards Intipunku (the Puerta del Sol 2,720 meters or 8,920 feet) where we will have the first view of the sacred city of the Incas Machupicchu After taking our photos from the Puerta del Sol, we will continue for another 45 minutes downhill until we reach Machu Picchu once there we will take photos of the Inka city.
And then we will board the bus that will take us to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will have time to relax at the hotel or visit the hot springs before your dinner (not included)

  • Meals: Snacks, box lunch.
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Hiking distance: 12 kilometers / 7.46 miles.
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel
  • Minimum altitude: 2,150 m / 7,052 ft. (starting point of the trek, km 104)
  • Maximum altitude: 2720 masl / 8920 feet. (Inti Punku or Sungate)

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After having a good breakfast at the hotel we will go to the bus station where we will board one of the first buses to Machupicchu that will take 30 minutes to enjoy the sunrise of this magical place and enjoy the private walking tour for 3 hours exploring the best Places of this Inca city then they will have time to visit interesting places such as Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we recommend reserving those tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance) after enjoying this sacred place we will board the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will have lunch (no included) and later we will take the train to Ollantaytambo where our private transportation will be waiting for us and we will embark towards your hotel in Cusco

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum altitude: 2000 masl / 6600 feet. (water customers)
  • Maximum altitude: 2,440 m / 8,052 ft

Included

Private bus from the train station to the hotel in Cusco.
Professional and certified tourism guides, university graduates and fluent in several languages, with knowledge of the Andean culture, prepared in first aid and rescue courses. (Trained to use the first aid kit, we have an oxygen bottle that they always carry with them).
Transportation from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo train station.
Train ticket Ollantaytambo – KM 104.
Train ticket back to Cusco
Round trip bus tickets
One night in a hotel in the city of Aguas Calientes
Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast (1), lunch (1).

not included

Walking sticks (you can rent from us)
Gratuity for the guide (optional)
Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional)
Tips for the guide (optional)

What to bring

Original passport
Backpack with rain cover.
Trekking shoes.
Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
Long and short sleeve t-shirts and polo shirts.
Rain poncho and a cap or hat.
Bathing suit for the hot springs.
Sunscreen, insect repellent, rubbing alcohol or gel, water bottle or canteen, toiletries, and toilet paper.
Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flashlight and batteries.
Sunglasses
Original passport
Extra money in soles.

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