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Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

23 reviews
Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

Short Inca Trail 2 Days.

23 reviews

Overview

Amazing short hike thought to Machu Picchu
This trek is very famous and stunning Inca Trail is For the travelers who don’t have much time for trekking, this is the best and unique trek option available. We begin the hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (Sun Gate); from here descending into the world famous Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Highlights

Original section of Inca Trail, exploration of two Incan ruins before Machu Picchu, first views of Machu Picchu from the Gate of the Sun, and gaze out Machu Picchu in the late afternoon.

It runs 11 kilometers from km 104 of the railroad that goes to Aguas Calientes. On the way it crosses the archaeological site of Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna. It is an excellent light option if you do not have the time or availability to do the 4-day Classic Inca Trail.

Trip Details

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

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.

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

 

  • 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

  • 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:

 

  • 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

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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