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Inka Trail to Machu Picchu 1 Day Trek

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Duration

 

1 Day

Max. Altitude

mountain

2850 M

Distance

path

16 km

Difficulty

Medium

Medium

Tour Guide

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Visit

arqueological site

Archaeological
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Day 1: INKA CHALLENGE TO MACHUPICCHU

Cusco – Ollantaytambo (short stop) – Wayllabamba (km 104) – Inti Punku(Sun Gate) - Machu Picchu

  • We Pick up you  from your Hotel, Hostel or Homestay.
  • Private Bus to Ollantaytambo for aprox. 1.40 hrs. driving distance.
  • Train leaves Ollantaytambo 6:10 am. 
  • Stop at km 104.
  • First Walking 3:30 hours.
  • See Archaeological Site of Wiñay Wayna.
  • Enjoy our box-lunch
  • 1:30 hrs from Wiñayhuayna to Sun Gate (approx.4 km).
  • Visit Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Go down to Aguas Calientes by bus (approx. 25min).
  • Take train to Ollantaytambo for 1 hour 40 minutes. (Train leave 21:50)
  • Transport to Cusco.

 

Early on first day at 4 am we will grab all travellers from their hotels. We will go to Ollantaytambo, where we will take the train to 104 km (1 hour 20 minutes). Whenever we reach 104km we will start the trek, climbing around 3:30 hrs to WiñayWuayna. Even as ascend you will be able to taking pictures of beautiful panoramas and views in to the sacred River Wilcanota. In the archeological site of WiñayWayna your tour guide will make clear explanation about function of this ancestral place. After enjoying a delicious  box lunch we will continue over the classic Inka Trail to reach the  Gate (Inti Punku). This place  will have very beautiful and remarkable views of Machu Picchu Citadel.

After enjoying the views, we will descent the Trail around 1 hour to Machu Picchu where you should have 1 hour 30 minutes private introduction from your tour guide to you. In this time, you will see amazing constructions, the engineering and the terraces, the main places in Machu Picchu Archaeological site and exactly how these were used.

When you complete your visit, you will go back to Aguas Calientes by bus. Within the village, there are always lots to find. Shops, crafts, Art work. Benefit from the hot springs, buy remembrances, try new foods.
Once you will arrive to Aguas Calientes you will   dinner with the tour guide, who will clear you about the way back to cusco..

We will need the find the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. (1 hour 30 minutes) Once you reach Ollantaytambo you will find your driver waiting for you. He will take you  back by car to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour 30 minutes)

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: lunch, dinner.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2850 metres.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2100 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 14ºC

 

STANDAR SERVICE

Included:

  •     Pre-departure briefing in Cusco from your tour Guide.
  •     Professional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 6 people).
  •     Collection from your hostel in the morning (we pick you up from where you are staying ).
  •     Private car from Cusco to the train station Ollantaytambo.
  •     Train tickets to the trail head (104 km).
  •     Entrance fee to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
  •     Packed lunch.
  •     See to 3 Archaeological Inca sites in way to Machu Picchu.
  •     Bus down to Aguas Calientes town.
  •     Dinner.
  •     Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  •     1:30 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  •     Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo.
  •     Tourist car back to Cusco
  •      Vegetarian food is available for all passangers.

Not Included:   

  •     Breakfast.
  •     Trekking poles (you can rent with us).

PRICE :  ADULT PERSON $.390.AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX
PRICE : STUDENT PERSON $.370.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

What you should bring:

  •     Original passport
  •     ISIC card(www.isic.org) if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your  booking)
  •     Small day back pack
  •     Rain jacket
  •     Good hiking pants, hiking boots, sun hat, and sun glasses
  •     Camera and extra batteries
  •     2 litres of water
  •     Extra money

You can rent in our office:

  •      Walking sticks ($ 10.00 per person) for the entire hike.

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