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Short Inka Trail 2 Days 1 Night

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Duration

 

2 Days

Max. Altitude

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2900 M

Distance

path

14 km

Difficulty

Medium

Medium

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arqueological site

Archaeological
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We operate this tour, thinking about people who want to walk and see the Classic Inka Trail but do not have enough time to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. By making this shorter hike you will still have the advantage of knowing and walking on part of the Inka Trail - and you will pass through the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku) for a spectacular view into Machu Picchu.

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DAY 1: WALK AND ENJOY SUN GATE TO MACHU PICCHU

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Sun Gate - Aguas Calientes.

  •     Early pick up from hotel to Ollantaytambo.
  •     Take the train and enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley.
  •     Hike to Wiñaywayna.
  •     Enjoy a box lunch.
  •     Take pictures and have views from Sun Gate.
  •     Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  •     Dinner and briefing for next day.

DAY 2: VISIT ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD

 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

  •     Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  •     Enjoy the tour guiding in Machupicchu.
  •     Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  •     Take bus down to Aguas Calientes.
  •     Take the train to Ollantaytambo.
  •     Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Sun Gate - Aguas Calientes

Early in the morning at 4 am we will pick up all passengers from their hotels. We will go to Ollantaytambo, where we take the train to 104km (1 hour 20 minutes). When we arrive at 104km we will start the trek, climbing around 3 hours and half to Wiñayhuayna. As we ascend you will be able to take pictures of beautiful landscapes y views into the sacred Wilkanota River. In the archeological site of Wiñaywayna your tour guide will explain about function of this place. After enjoying a delicious box lunch we will continue along the classic Inka Trail to arrive at the Sun Gate(Inti Punku). From this place we will have very beautiful and unforgettable views of Machu Picchu Citadel.

Then after enjoying the views. We go down the Trail around 1 hour to Machu Picchu and enjoy the next part of the tour.

From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes village we take the bus (30 min.) and you will be taken the Hotel. In the evening you will have a delicious dinner with the tour guide, who will explain you about the second day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodations: Aguas Calientes Hotel.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2850 metres
  • Minimum Altitude: 2200 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 14ºC

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

In the morning after breakfast at the Hotel, we will go up to Machu Picchu by bus. In Machu Picchu you will have 2 hours private introductory tour. In this time you will learn about types of amazing constructions, the engineering and the terraces, the most important places in Machu Picchu Archaeological site and how they were used.

Afterward you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu, take pictures and explore more by yourself. If you booked climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will enjoy a dramatically different view of Machu Picchu Citadel.

When you finish your visit you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus. In the village there are a lots to discover. Shops, crafts, Art. Enjoy the hot springs, buy memories, try new foods.

Later we will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. (1 ¾ hours.) When you arrive at Ollantaytambo you will meet with our driver to come back by car to your hotel in Cusco (1 ½ hours.)

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2850 metres.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2200 metres.
  • Temperature during day: 17ºC - 25ºC
  • Temperature during night: 13ºC – 14ºC

STANDAR SERVICE

Included:

  •     Pre-departure briefing in Cusco.
  •     Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 6 people).
  •     Collection from your hotel in the morning (we pick you up from where you are staying).
  •     Private transport from Cusco to the train station.
  •     Train tickets to the trail head.
  •     Entrance fee to the Inca trail.
  •     Packed lunch and energy drinks.
  •     Visit to 3 Archaeological Inca sites.
  •     Bus down to Aguas Calientes town.
  •     Dinner and hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  •     Breakfast on the second day.
  •     Bus up to Machupicchu.
  •     Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  •     2 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  •     Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo
  •     Tourist bus back to Cusco
  •      Vegetarian food is available

Not Included:

  •     Entrance  fees to Huaynapicchu.( if you take this entrance it will be charge 65 american dollars to the original price).
  •     Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 65 american dollars to the original price).
  •     Breakfast on first day.
  •     Lunch on day two.
  •     Trekking poles (you can rent with us).

PRICE :  ADULT PERSON $.420.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE  : STUDENT PERSON $.400.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY.

PRIVATE SERVICE

GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR  REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service. 

All include + description down here .

Private groups include addditional services like nice train (vistadome), Hotel *** in  Aguas calientes “la cabaña”, walking poles , extra food and wather along the trek.

PRICE :  ADULT PERSON $.540.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE  : STUDENT PERSON $.520.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY.

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.

Important to know!
There are new regulations from the Peruvian government on the trail, in an effort to protect its fragile eco-structure from over-use. These proposals have been aimed to reduce the numbers of trekkers on the trail .Now there are only 500 persons allowed on the trail, in these 500 persons are all the guides, porters, cooks, for the 4 and 2 days trail included. That's why we need your reservation in high season at least 60 TO 90 days in advance and in high season even faster.

We recommend that you make a reservation for the Inca Trail as far in advance as possible. In the low season (Oct-March) we advise making a reservation 6 weeks in advance. For the months of May and September we recommend making a reservation 5 weeks in advance.Lares and Salkantay With Machu picchu is always possible. If you don't make a reservation and pay your trek deposit in advance, we won't be able to buy your trek permits.

Once we have confirmed your reservation and bought your permits then it's not possible to change the date of trek departure and it's forbidden to change the name or passport number on the permit. In high season there is sometimes a waiting list for more than 3 Months! It's being impossible for visitors to purchase last minute spaces on the Inca Trail upon arrival (at least legitimately anyway). If you turn up in Cusco in the low season (November to April) you maybe still find space available 5-7 days prior to the trek departure date, if you take the risk and have the time to wait, but these rules are changing constantly!

Note: People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.

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