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Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days

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Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days

Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days

2 Days from $ USD 400.00

Trek the last day of the Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu. If you are short on time, you are new to trekking, you want a more impressive landscape, you want more time at the greatest place on earth Machu Picchu, you have dreamed of capturing the perfect Machu Picchu photo, or permits are sold out for the full classic Inca Trail? This is a great option for those wishing to experience a taste of this famous route. You will enter the sacred place of the Incas through the Sun Gate as the sun sets over Machu Picchu, this is truly a unique opportunity to hike to Machu Picchu in a short way, and see it twice. This two-day tour has one solid day of Hiking, and one day of exploring the mystery of Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail Short To Machu Picchu 2 Days

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY
1

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu.

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DAY
2

The Most Important Day – Machu Picchu!

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Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Inca Trail is listed among the top 5 treks in the world.
  • The trek is ideal for adventure seekers, couples, friends, nature lovers, and intrepid people.
  • See natural bridges, cascades, wildlife, and cloud forests.

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DAY
1

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu.

Departing from Cusco or Ollantaytambo early in the morning, your journey starts with a train ride to 104 km, the starting point of this amazing short Inca Trail. During the train ride, the valley turns into a beautiful canyon and the scenery begins to change as you enter the cloud forest. After 1h and 10 minutes, the train will stop to get off. Once you have made the respective registration at the main checkpoint, you will start this spectacular trek. For the first 5 minutes of walking, you will visit Chachabamba, where your expert guide will talk about the previous use of this ancient archeological site. Afterward, you will start hiking gradually uphill enjoying the spectacular sceneries until you reach Wiñayhuayna (Forever Young) the archeological site, the place where your expert guide will share a great history of the Inca site, and a great lesson on fascinating flora- fauna. After having a fantastic experience with mother nature and the Inca site, you will enjoy the good box lunch at the checkpoint of Wiñayhuayna, and then, you will continue the exciting hike to Machu Picchu for 2 more hours, entering through the Sun gate the most beautiful place in the world. It is from here that you will have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu as the sun falls. From here, you start descending to Machu Picchu. A big advantage of this hike, is you reach Machu Picchu when it is almost empty, most of the day travelers already left the place to return home, so you will have an area to yourself. After enjoying and taking pictures, you take the bus to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. In the evening, you will have dinner at Aguas Calientes one of the nice restaurants. After dinner, sleep well to enjoy the most of the next day.

Tour Type: Hiking, Adventure, Culture, Wildlife, and History
Hike Distance: 10 km / 6.3 miles
Physical Rating: Moderate high
Duration: 2D/1N
Start/Finish city: Cusco to Cusco
Starting Elevation: 2100 meters / 6889 feet
Highest Elevation: 2750 meters / 9022 feet
Elevation Gain: 650 meters / 2,132 feet
Lowest Elevation: 2000 meters / 6561 feet
Season: From March to January
Town Nearest Hike: Aguas Calientes
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory

Physical Level

1, Easy

DAY
2

The Most Important Day – Machu Picchu!

Today’s Highlights: Your excitement for our experience at Machu Picchu will rise as we are hiking early in the morning through the forest to reach the site before most other tourists – even the other Inca Trail trekkers! You will have plenty of time to explore this truly magnificent World Wonder while you enjoy the beautiful sunrise from this once-in-a-lifetime viewpoint. Your group will learn about this mystical place in a two-hour guided tour of the ruins. Afterward, you can opt to climb Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain (if you have pre-booked tickets) or walk to the Inca Bridge (without extra tickets).

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu! We will wake up early after a refreshing night at our hotel to beat the crowds to the top of Machu Picchu and enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. The Machu Picchu entrance check point is open from 06:00 hrs until 17:00 hrs. We will drive to Machupicchu by bus and enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas. Here we will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today! Without having modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were genius in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water in canals through its streets for the people to use. When a Peruvian guide showed this site to Hiram Bingham, it was almost unrecognizable, covered in thick vegetation and in a state of disrepair. It has since been cleaned and restored and is now protected and treasured by the world at large!

After this tour, you are free to climb up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Each mountain takes approximately 3 hours to hike up and down. Another lower-impact option for which you do not need an extra ticket is to trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 or 2.5 hours round-trip). Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for more than 5 hours

Then, you will come back down to Aguas Calientes by bus to enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant. this is optional not included. After lunch, you will catch the train at 2:55 p.m.,  15:20, or 16:22 pm to Ollantaytambo. And from Ollantaytambo PMA private bus will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

Start time: 05:30a.m.
Machu Picchu visit: 5 to 6 hours
Physical Rating: Moderate (except Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Montaña, they are Demanding)
Train Schedule: It can be at 2:55p.m.- 3:20p.m.- 4:22p.m. Or 4:43p.m. (depending on the availability)

Note:

It is mandatory to use the masks at the checkpoint of the New Wonder of the World

It is not allowed to bring large backpacks inside Machu Picchu, only day packs (25L) are allowed inside.
No trekking poles inside Machu Picchu
Snacks and water are allowed, but they must be inside your day pack.FINCUDE

Physical Level

1, Easy

Included

  • PMA expert guide accompanies most fascinating adventure tours, sharing his Andean World Wisdom, and passion for the place you visit, making every single experience enriching and unforgettable. Your travel experience is transformed.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in a private van to Ollantaytambo where you board the train.
  • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • One way bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes day 1
  • Round trip bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes day 2.
  • Train ticket back to Cusco at the end of your journey.
  • Accommodation 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes day 1
  • A water bottle
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank.
  • 24h guest service.
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 dinner, and snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Vegetarian / special diet options are available upon request.
  • We will create a Memorable Lifetime Experience for you

No Included

–Lunch on the last day. After the guided tour at Machu Picchu.
–Huaynapicchu entrance fee, you need to get an additional fee of $75.00 per person.
–Machu Picchu Montaña $75USD per person (please request when you book your Trek)
–Travel insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out during your trip.
–Walking sticks – $15 you are able to rent from us.
–Tips for your Trek guides.

What to Bring

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

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