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Inca Trail 2 Days

23 reviews
Inca Trail 2 Days

Inca Trail 2 Days

23 reviews

Overview

Inca Trail 2 Days.

The Short Inca Trail 2 Days, a small part of the famous Inca Trail 2 Days, is an exciting and rewarding hike that allows travelers to experience the beauty of the Andes and the majesty of Machu Picchu in just two days. The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and easily accessible because it is not very difficult and the route matches the cloudy valley of the ruin of Machupicchu.

2- Days Inca Trail.

  • The Inca Trail is one of the most famous hiking routes in the world and leads to the majestic Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel located in Peru. While the traditional Inca Trail typically takes four days to complete, there is also the option of a shorter two-day trek for those with limited time or physical ability.

Highlights

Summary about 2- Days Inca Trail: Day 1 Km 104 to Machu Picchu.

  1. Km 104 Start Point: The trek begins at Km 104, a picturesque location reached by train from Cusco. This starting point allows hikers to cover a significant portion of the Inca Trail in a shorter time.
  2. Chachabamba Archaeological Site: Explore Chachabamba, an Inca archaeological site with well-preserved structures, setting the stage for the historical wonders to come.
  3. Wiñay Wayna: Encounter the impressive ruins of Wiñay Wayna, known for its stunning terraces and intricate Inca architecture. The site offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  4. Sun Gate (Inti Punku): Reach the Sun Gate, Inti Punku, for the first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu. This vantage point provides a sense of anticipation and a stunning introduction to the ancient city below.
  5. Machu Picchu Arrival: Descend from the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu, arriving in the late afternoon. The truncated trek allows for an initial exploration of Machu Picchu on the same day, offering a unique perspective as the day visitors begin to leave.

Day 2: Machu Picchu Sunrise and Exploration.

  1. Sunrise Over Machu Picchu: Rise early to witness the sunrise over Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring moment as the first light bathes the ancient ruins in a golden glow.
  2. Guided Tour: Engage in a guided tour of Machu Picchu, exploring the well-preserved structures, learning about the history and significance of this archaeological marvel. Key sites include the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana stone, and the agricultural terraces.
  3. Free Time to Explore: After the guided tour, visitors have free time to wander independently, capturing photographs, contemplating the surroundings, and perhaps embarking on a short hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (if permits are secured in advance).
  4. Return to Cusco: In the afternoon, descend to Aguas Calientes and board a train back to Cusco, concluding the two-day adventure.

Trip Details

Details Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

Day 1: Train to km 104 – Hike the Inca Trail
Day 2: Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco.
Starting altitude: 2,150 m / 7,052 ft
Hightes altitude: 2,720 m / 8,924 ft
Type Tour: History, hiking, adventure
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate (Depends on your leve lof fitness)
Total walking distance: 10 km / 6.3 miles
Weather: Warm, Wendy, very humid

Itinerary

Day 1: Train to km 104 – Hike the Inca Trail

Our representative will pick you up from your Cusco Hotel and you’ll be transferred to the Poroy  railway station to enjoy 3 ½ hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes (with Expedition Class). The train will take us to km 104 (starting point of the hike)

we start visiting the Chachabamba archaeological site (2,150m/7,052ft), hike upon an 8 km ascending trail, which after 4 hours takes us to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (2650m/8692ft).

This is an impressive site made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, and then we go on and climb to the Sun Gate. From this fabulous spot, we may contemplate the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. Dinner at Aguas Calientes restaurant Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

Day 1- Inca Trail to Machupicchu 2 Days:

Meals Included: Box-Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 13 km (8, 08 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Lowest elevation: 2,150 m / 7,052 ft.
Highest elevation: 2,650 m / 8,692 ft.
Physical rating: Moderate.

 

 

Day 2 : Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco.

Day 2 Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads.

and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Included

Include 2- Days Inca Trail:

  • Pre-departure briefing in your Hotel
  • Collection from your hotel and transfer to the Train Station of Ollantaytambo
  • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
  • English speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food without extra pay)
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • 3 bus tickets (up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes)
  • Round trip Expedition Class Train to km 104 and back Cusco
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train Station to  Cusco.

No Included

Not Include BEST Shot Inca Trail 2 Days.

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Wayna Picchu Mountain
  • Optional Services for this trip per person
  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu mountain add US$70

Recommendations:

Recomended  2- Days Inca Trail.

  • A light hat for the sun. Some hours of the day have a bright sun that can be annoying for some and a hat can be the solution. But make sure it is light and does not take up too much space.
  • In rainy season it is highly recommended to carry a poncho to avoid getting wet and not having to carry an umbrella.

What To Bring

What need to Bring Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

  • This trail sometimes gets a little rougher, especially if we are not properly prepared, so on your list of things to bring you should include quick-drying t-shirts (polo shirts), long-sleeved polo shirts are a good option to enjoy the trail as these avoid the bite of some sporadic mosquitoes,
  • For versatility, you should also pack zippered trekking pants (these pants are very useful as sometimes the humid heat of the jungle can make your adventure uncomfortable). You can wear them in both hot and cold climates and, above all, they are very light.
  • Trekking shoes. Try to pack good trekking shoes to avoid any inconveniences during the trek; preferably take a pair of trekking shoes that you are already used to (not new) for comfort; remember that new shoes usually cause blisters on your feet, so better avoid them.
  • Shoes to wear for the Short Inca Trail trekking

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