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2 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail is a great option for those who don’t have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the 2 day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and those on a tight schedule.

Duration – 2Days                     Difficulty – Medium

OVERVIEW

Tour Description

  •  Guided by Professional English, Spanish, Portuguese guides
  •  Trek de Inca trail to Machu Picchu in 2 Days
  •  See the Inca ruins, Andes mountains, fauna and flora
  • Transportation, meals trains and entrance fees all included
  • Tour begins from Cusco or Sacred Valley
  •  It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Places to Visit

  • Day 1       Cusco or Ollantaytambo – km 104 – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu
  • Day 2       Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu – Cusco

ITINERARY

 Day 1: Cusco (3,350m) – Ollantaytambo (2,792m) – Km 104 (2,200m) – Wiñay Wayna (2,700m) – Aguas Calientes (2,000m)

Our trek today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We’ll visit beautiful Inca sites, see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 10km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works it’s way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Winay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

As we make our way to Machu Picchu we’ll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).

After a full days trekking we’ll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos and with fewer tourists in the site it’s a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we’ve passed through the Sun Gate we’ll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we’ll check in to our hotel.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes (2,000m) – Machupicchu  – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After a good breakfast at the hotel, we take the first bus up to Machu Picchu where we will have almost 2hour guided tour on the amazing architecture and mysterious temples with our professional English speaking guide, who will help us to understand the sophisticated ideas of this highly advanced culture. Once we have completed the official tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the sanctuary on your own before returning to Ollantaytambo on the train where our driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your Cusco hotel.

PRICES

TREK PRICES

Group Service

  • Join other travelers at the flat rate of US$ 580 per person

Private Service   

Close your group to just you and your family and friends!  We include the Vistadome Train service in this  service.

Prices are based on the amount of persons departing.

  • 2-3 Persons : US$ 700 per person
  • 3-4 Persons : US$ 660 per person
  • 5+Persons : US$ 640 per person

Discounts:

  • STUDENTS/CHILDREN 15YRS OR UNDER – Less US$20 per student/child (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)

INCLUSIONS

Included

  • Transportation to Train Station in Ollantaytambo. You may also start from the Sacred Valley
  • Professional English speaking guide ( Assistant Tour guides for groups over 9 persons)
  • Pre – Briefing before train departure date
  • 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner ( Restaurant), Snacks, 1 Breakfast in the hotel
  • 2 – Start Hotel in Aguas Calientes ( we can upgrade if you wish)
  • Roundtrip train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from the train station to hotel

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes
  • Single room Supplement if required $ 40 per room
  • Climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain – $ 80 payable in advance for permit
  • Gratuities

Optional Extras

Walking poles – $ 8 per pole

Interested in climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain?

Please note that you need to reserve permits for Huayna Picchu Mountain in advance as they are subject to availability. There are 400 permits available per day and the cost to add on Huayna Picchu to your program is $ 70 per person.

Please note if passengers are not on time for Huayna Picchu they will lose their entrance!

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