Classic Short Inca Trail – 2 Days

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Classic Short Inca Trail – 2 Days

USD $520.00 -5%

USD $495.00

Enjoy of the Inca Trail in its shorter version of two days to reach the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in a beautiful and unforgettable experience from start to end. This trek will fit perfectly for the ones who love hiking and want to immerse into ancient history and walk through the Incas renown path on a shorter excursion.

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Tour Description

Our 2 Day Classic Inca Trail standard program has been designed for you to enjoy the most of a smooth and affordable trek that will take you to the last and most beautiful parts of the trail as Wiñayhuayna and then heading towards the Sun Gate which has a panoramic breathtaking view of Machu Picchu. Afterwards enjoy of the Sanctuary along your guide who will take you to the most representative of the citadel for about 2 hours and then walk at your most desired pace and get lost until is time for you to catch your train back to Cusco down in Aguas Calientes.

Tour details

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Available Languages:

    Spanish, English

  • Service type:

    Small Group Service

  • Starting Point:

    Pick-up at your Cusco city center hotel

  • End Point:

    Regocijo Square

Overview

  • Trek for 2 days towards Machu Picchu along the precious Inca Trail
  • Walk through the original paved Inca pathways as in ancient times
  • Enjoy of a comfortable and dedicated service in a small group

What is and what is not included

  • Transportation from your hotel to Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation by train to 104Km
  • Transportation by train and shared bus back to Cusco, drop off at Regocijo Square
  • Round Trip ticket bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Admission fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Campsite accommodation and modern camping equipment
  • Meal as specified (1 breakfast, 1 box lunch and 1 dinner)
  • 1 night of basic accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • First-aid kit and Oxygen tank
  • Sleeping bags (can be rent, please ask your travel specialist)
  • Walking sticks
  • Breakfast on day 1, and lunch and dinner on day 2
  • One-way bus from Macchu Picchu to Aguas calientes on day 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and additional expenses

ITINERARY

DAY 1

CUSCO – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES

The day will begin early in the morning right after a pick up from your hotel. Then we will take you to the train station to catch the train towards km 104 to the Inc a Trail start point Chachabamba (2270m/7448f), moreover your expert guide will explain details about the ancient use of this archeological site. Afterwards, we will head to Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8694f), which translated to English means ‘Forever Young’, also this site is the second most important only after Machu Picchu. As the trail continues we will arrive to the Sun Gate “Inti Punku”, where you will be able to experience a wonderful view, and enjoy as night dawns on Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f). The hike continues a little further towards the bus station and because there is still a walk left to approach the hotel in Aguas Calientes, only a short stay at the Sanctuary will be available on the first day.
• Hiking time: 06 hours
• Total distance: 12 km/7.5 m
• Level of difficulty: Moderate

DAY 2

AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Making our way towards Machu Picchu, you will leave the hotel after having an early breakfast, around 5:30am by bus. Early mornings are the ideal time to visit the citadel, as you will get to appreciate the tranquility that you will not be able to do so when the crowds begin to arrive. The scheduled arrival time to the citadel is at 6 am, where your guide will give you a detailed tour about Machu Picchu and its impressive history. After you have learnt about this wonder of the world, you will be free to explore and enjoy the sight of the ground on your own. You may decide to explore Huayna Picchu to enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the citadel (which has an extra cost and must be book in advance). After you have enjoyed your day, a bus will take you down to Aguas Calientes. Make sure you have packed all your belongings, as you will leave Aguas Calientes that same afternoon later on.
• Climate: warm with mosquitoes
• Hiking time: 2 hours
• Total distance: 4 km/2.5m
• Level of difficulty: Moderate

Restrictions

  • Please be aware that you will have to carry your own luggage since there is not an extra porter in the 2-day Inca Trail.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles with an extra cost.
  • If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that is an unguided hike and require and additional cost. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.

Suggestions

  • Bring the appropriate clothing for warm and cold weather:
  • Hiking or trekking shoes are necessary
  • Rain poncho or a waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleanser and a hat.

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