SHORT INKA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU 2D/1N

CUZCO - KM104 - WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU

  • Duration
  • 2days
  • High Light
  • culture, nature and archaeology
  • Level
  • moderate to strenuous

Recommended to those who want to tour the Inca Trail, but, do not have enough time or do not like to camp or do not want to walk for four days ... This is a route, which allows people to reach Machu Picchu walking along a relatively smooth original Inca trail, journeying only 13 Km - 8miles in one day.

DAY 1: CUZCO - KM104 - MACHU PICCHU
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO

Total walking distance: …………….………………… 8 miles  -  13 Km
Maximum altitude point: ……………………………… 8910 ft   -  2700 m
Machu Picchu: …………………………….…………… 8085 ft  -  2450 m
Lunch spot: ………………………………..…………… 8910 ft  -  2700 m

Temperature: ……………………………………………Min (12°C) - Max(25°C)

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUZCO - KM104 - MACHU PICCHU

Early morning departure to the station to catch the train that will take you to the Km104, starting point of the Inca trail. The path starts after the control point with the visit to the Inca ruins of Chachabamba (7095 ft / 2150 m),then ascend along the left flank of the Urubamba river valley for four hours to Wiñaywayna (8910 ft / 2700 m), the vegetation in the beginning is not very abundant and the temperature is very high, getting higher it gets little breeze and after a couple of hours you will be walking along the cloud forest area where the temperature is nice and cool until a waterfall from where you start hiking three sets of steep stone staircases along the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna (8910 ft / 2700 m) which is the most spectacular of the Inca ruins that are found along the Inca Trail. In the afternoon we walk for two more hours on the trail that goes through the forested mountain Machu Picchu with spectacular views of the cliffs and the Urubamba river canyon to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) from where you get to see Machu Picchu for first time. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu (8085 ft / 2450 m) you take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where you overnight in a hotel.

Overnight    :  Hotel in Machu Picchu on your own
Meals          :  Breakfast, Lunch

Note: Please request us a recommended hotel list, so we can book the one you like)

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO

You will take the first bus to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise. Then our guide will show you Machu Picchu on a tour including all the major attractions of the city, after the visit you will have free time to enjoy Machu Picchu on your own before you take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and later take the train to Ollantaytambo town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where a private transport will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco city.

Overnight    :  None
Meals          :  None

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • A licensed professional English speaking tour guide, who will visit you at the hotel to give you a pre departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel and transfer via private transport to Ollantaytambo train station to take train to Km104
  • One way train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km104 (starting point of the trail)
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Box lunch (day 01)
  • First Aid medical Kit and emergency Oxygen Tank
  • One way bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town (day 01)
  • Round trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (day 02)
  • Vistadome service train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo station, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • First day breakfast
  • First day dinner
  • Second day luch
  • Tips
  • All what is not specified in what the program includes

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING:

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots water proof
  • Cap for the sun or it can be used during rainy days
  • Convertible pants or zip-off pants
  • Sun glasses
  • Swim suit, you may want to go to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes town
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Snacks, we recommend to bring power bars
  • Original passport, which will be used the first day at the check point before going in to the Inca trail and board the trains
  • Camera with extra batteries, batteries lose charge easy in cold weather conditions
  • A canteen, one you can use throughout the journey, so do not use plastic bottles of water that can be easily discarded
  • Cash money, Soles or US Dollars
  • Walking poles that will allow you to walk with the body upright and do not exert much pressure on your knees on downhill
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