♥ If you’re short on time or short on stamina, the two-day Inca Trail hike might be a good option for you. It gives you a taste of the classic Inca Trail Peru but takes half the time and requires less than half the physical exertion
Overview on the 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We will visit the most legendary hiking trail of South America: a 500-year-old path to Machu Picchu. During the hike we will enjoy a unique environment and our steps will take us, among other spots, to the Archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna and Inti Punku, the entrance to the sacred area of the Inca citadel. The next morning, one of the most magical moments on the earth awaits us: watching the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Then we will take a guided tour in Machu Picchu citadel
Day 1: Cusco | Km 104 | Aguas Calientes
→ We will be picked up quite early in the morning from our accommodation in Cusco. From here we will be transferred to the train station and take the train to the famous KM 104. Here, the famous Inca Trail 2 days begins and this is where we begin our trekking as well. We will start with a three-hour hike to the archaeological zone of Wiñay Wayna, which is roughly 2600 meters above sea level and is believed to have been the home of the ancient priests of Machu Picchu.
We will eat and rest a little before we continue walking along the Inca Trail until we reach the Puerta del Sol, the access to the sacred enclosure of Machu Picchu. Then we will descend by bus to the Vista Machu Picchu hotel in Aguas Calientes, where we will stay for the night. We will have dinner and have time to rest, walk around Aguas Calientes or optionally visit the famous thermal baths in the city.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Cusco
We will get up very early and have breakfast at the hotel. Then, we can choose between going up to Machu Picchu on foot or by bus. Once in Machu Picchu we can appreciate the impressive scene of the sunrise above the ancient ruins. Afterwards, we will enjoy a 2 hour long guided tour of the archaeological site, where we will learn about the secrets and history of this fascinating citadel. After the guided tour of Machu Picchu, we will have enough time to enjoy it on our own until we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes we can also eat lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. The train ride that will take us to Ollantaytambo lasts roughly 1:45 hours and passes through a diverse landscape. Once we arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, a minibus will be waiting for us to bring us safely back to Cusco.
♥ Orientation by the guide the night before the trek
♥ Transfers Hotel / Train Station → Cusco ▬ Ollantaytambo
♥ Round trip train ticket ← Aguas Calientes ▬ Ollantaytambo
♥ Transfers Ollantaytambo station → Cusco
♥ Professional guide (Spanish & English)
♥ First day meals and accommodation in Machu Picchu
♥ Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
♥ Transfer airport-hotel
☻ Admission to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
☻ Additional bus ticket
☻ The first breakfast and the last meal.
► USD 490.00 PER PERSON
Note: 2 minimun participants is required or SOLO traveler USD810
♦ Mountain of Huayna Picchu - USD70
♦ Mountain of Machu Picchu - USD70
♦ Vistadome / 360º Train (from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, first class) - USD45
→ → The train schedule may vary depending on availability. Once your reservation is made we will be able to confirm the exact timetables of the trains.
♥ Aguas Calientes is lower than Cusco, and the weather varies depending on the time of year, especially during the rainy season. As it is a variable climate we recommend to take:
→ Insect repellent
→ Warm clothing
→ Comfortable footwear (if possible waterproof sneakers)
→ Refillable water bottle
→ Swimwear and towel (for the thermal waters of Aguas Calientes)
→ Personal hygiene products and medications
→ Medication to avoid altitude sickness (in case you consider it necessary)
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