EXCLUSIVE SHORT INKA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU
2 DAYS/1 NIGHTS
The exclusive short Inca Trail 2 days is for people with little time and that don’t want to camp out in the wilderness but still enjoy a hike of 6-7 hours to Machu Picchu. Take pleasure in visiting the archaeological sites of Wiñaywayna, and enter Intipunku Sungate, the gateway into Machu Picchu. Visit the astounding Machu Picchu where you will feel the energy of the supernatural at the complex while enjoying an informative exciting tour of the Sacred and Secred city of the incas.
Are you looking to explore the land of the inkas with class? Last minute reservation ?? or short on time but want to experience the Inca Trail ?? No worries…then consider to trek our short Inca Trail 2 Day/1 Night which include a not demanding hike but lovely walk of 16 km to Machu Picchu citadel in 6-7 hours, passing through Intipunku -the Gate of the Sun and with spectacular views, landscapes of mountains and cloud forest around you. You’ll also visit Incan archaeological sites along the trail, such as Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and the amazing Winaywayna Incan site. Winaywayna is located at 2,700 meters, features impressive agricultural terraces, temples, shrines, and ritual water channels. Nature will also be all around you: hummingbirds, quetzals and cockerels. See and enjoy the sunset on Machu Picchu from the -Casa de Guardianes, a great look out point. Afterward a bus down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll have a full tour of Machu Picchu on Day 2, guided by our expert guide, then plenty of time to explore the site on your own, to take photographs and contemplate this magical place or just enjoy the peace and beauty of this wonder.
Itinerary Day By Day
Day 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU -AGUAS CALIENTES.
We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 4:00 am to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private van to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike the short inka trail 2 days. (This is the best train service time and itinerary to start the hike by 08:00 am and have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic trek) so please sleep early the night before) As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check in point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.
After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset on this wonder place. After this magnificent arrive to Machu Picchu we walk down for 30 -40 minutes to our camp located at 2,000 masl. Tents will be set and our staff will be waiting for us with a nice Dinner. Showers available here. At dinner time your guide will inform about plans for the next big day!! Sleep early.
Meals: L D
Maximum Altitude: 2680m/8792ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance Travelled: 7 Km aprox.
Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 Hours
Day 2: AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICHU- WAYNA-PICCHU- OLLANTAYTAMBO- CUSCO
Early wake up at 04.30 am… and after a good breakfast, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machu Picchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am (or walk for 45 minutes) and arrive at the Sanctuary control before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machu Picchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, (you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.)
Climbing to Huayna Picchu.- see additional info if you want to purchase a permit for this.
Around 3-4:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. ($12 pp not included, most people like to walk this old inca trail down to Aguas Calientes)
The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. (15.00 Hrs or 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo then a 2 hours transport to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx.)
Accommodation: 2 person tent.
Maximum Altitude: 2400m/7872ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance Travelled: 9 km approx
Approximate Walking Time: 3 – 4 Hours
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel.
- Pick up from your Hotel at 04:00 am (Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 Hrs)
- PeruRail 1st Class train to Km 104 (starting point of the hike)
- Entrance fees for the trail and Machupicchu sanctuary
- Permits and fees for the 2 Day Inca Trail park
- Walk with an excellent English speaking guide for 4 hours before Lunch
- Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
- Guided Tour in Machupicchu on the second Day
- Walk to the Inca Bridge after your tour.(Optional)
- 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch ,1 snack and drink for the 1st Day
- Camping near Urubamba River: (Tents, Mattress, Sleeping bags included).
- 1 bus tickets (Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu)
- PeruRail 1st class train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and transport to Cusco
- Free and safe Storage of your belongings in Cusco at your Hotel.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes on 2nd Day US$ 12 pp
- (or a down hill walk for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes town.)
- Hot spring pools 15 soles
- Dinner on the 2nd Day
- Ticket for Huaynapicchu mountain. Extra $85 per person.
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This example tour has costs beginning at US $ 780 per person, based on two sharing accommodations. If more will travel in your private party, it will benefit you as the cost “per person” will reduce.
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