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Short Inka Trail to Machu Picchu Package 5 Days 4 Nights

Highlights

Duration

 

5 Days

Max. Altitude

mountain

4255 M

Distance

path

80 km

Difficulty

Medium

Medium

Tour Guide

tour guide

Español
English

Visit

arqueological site

Archaeological
Site

This amazing tour packages the best option to explore the main archaeological sites of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, and to trek the famous Short Inka Trail to Machu Picchu

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUDES / PRICES
  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CUSCO

Cusco Airport – Hotel – City Tour

  •     Reception and Transfer from airport to hotel.
  •     Pick up from your hotel to start City Tour.
  •     Optional visit the Main Church of Cusco.
  •     Continue to discover The Temple of the Sun.
  •     Explore 4 archaeological sites of Inkas.
  •     Come back to Cusco.

DAY 2: LET'S GO TO SACRED VALLEY

Pisac - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Chinchero

  •     Pick up from your hotel to Sacred Valley.
  •     First place to visit Pisac.
  •     Continue to explore Ollantaytambo.
  •     Enjoy the explaining about tissues process in Chinchero.
  •     Return to Cusco.

DAY 3: START SHORT INKA TRAIL 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 4: 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 5: LAST MOMENTS IN CUSCO

Cusco Hotel – Airport

  •     Free time to explore Cusco.
  •     Pick up from your Hotel to Airport.

Day 1: Cusco - Transfer inn - City Tour

We will be waiting your arrival to Cusco Airport. 
Reception and transportation to the Hotel, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounde.  
In the afternoon we will depart on a City tour; we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Qoricancha (temple of the sun) and we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 18:30 hrs approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area.

Day 2: Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Chinchero

You will be picked up at 8:15 am aprox.  Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the Inka time, represent their ancestral inheritance, and after we explore Ollantaytambo we go to Chinchero another inkan site. We will see the tissues process by hand and how dye. Then we go back to cusco.  

Briefing with the Professional Tour Guide for next day.

Day 3: 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 104 km (1 hour 20 minutes). When we arrive at 104 km we will start the trek, climbing around 3 hours and half to Wiñaywayna. As we ascend you will be able to take pictures of beautiful landscapes and 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 landscapes 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 to 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 4: 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 hour 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, explore by yourself. If you booked climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will enjoy a dramatically different views of Machu Picchu Citadel.

When you finish your visit you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus. In the village there is 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 we will meet you and transport you 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

Day 5: Hotel - Airport

 According time of flight tickets, we will pick you up from Hotel to go the airport.

Included:

  •     Reception and transfer from airport to Hotel.
  •     3 nights in CUSCO OBLITAS HOTEL ó ROJAS INN HOTEL.
  •     Touristic Bus in the City Tour.
  •     Professional Tour Guide English / Spanish in the City Tour.
  •     Touristic Bus in The Sacred Valley.
  •     Proffesional Tour Guide English / Spanish in the Sacred Valley Tour.
  •     Brieffing for Shor Inka Trail.
  •     Pick up from your hotel to start inka trail.
  •     Transfer to the train station.
  •     Train tickets to the trail head.
  •     Entrance fee to the Inka trail.
  •     Packed lunch and energy drinks.
  •     Visit to 3 inka archaeological sites.
  •     Bus down to Aguas Calientes town.
  •     Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  •     1 Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes ENCANTO or VISTA MACHU PICCHU HOTEL.
  •     Bus up to Machupicchu.
  •     Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  •     Professional Tour Guide English / Spanish in Machupicchu.
  •     Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo.
  •     Tourist bus back to Cusco.
  •     Vegetarian food is available on Inka Trail.
  •     Transfer out from Hotel to Airport.

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.
  •    Meals (excluding meals on Inka Trail).
  •    Entrance ticket for Cathedral S/.25.00 
  •    Entrance ticket for Qoricancha S/.15.00
  •    Touristic Ticket for archaeological sites (Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapucara, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero).

Note: Tourist Ticket

  • Tourist ticket complet:   S/.130.00 nuevos soles
  • Tourist ticket complet with ISIC CARD  or STUDENT CARD S/.70.00 nuevos soles

The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco, City Tour, Sacred Valley and some museums in the city (16 places).

PRICE :  ADULT PERSON $.630.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE  : STUDENT PERSON $.610.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSANGER REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY.

Optional:

IN CUSCO

  • Hotel Garcilaso *** $.10 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.140 USD for a single room.
  • Hotel Siete Ventanas *** $.10 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.120 USD for a single room.
  • Hotel Los Andes de América *** $.60 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.190 USD for a single room.

IN AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Inti Punku Inn *** +$30 per person (based on 2) or +$100 for a single room.
  • Inti Punku - El Tambo *** +$35 per person (based on 2) or +105 for a single room.  
  • Inti Punku Machu Picchu *** +40 per person (based on 2) or +$120 for a single room.
  • La cabaña hotel *** +$50 per person (based on 2) or +$100 for a single room. 

IMPORTANT : if you are interesting on agree this hotel service to you tour ,Please let know us and wait for our response and confirm the availability.

 

What you should bring:

  • Small backpack.
  • Rain poncho (or rain jacket)
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Confortable clothes.
  • Bathing suit, sandals and a (small) towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
  • Personal Medicine
  • Passport.
  • STUDENT CARD (If you have) 


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