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Inca Trail Tours - Cusco, Peru
Tour: Short Inca Trail
(Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 2 days / 1 night)
"High-quality, small group trekking experiences"


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru

DETAILS


Trip type :
High altitude walking / moderate grading
Recommended season :
March to December
Good for :
Minded travelers interested in archaeology, ancient history, traditional Andean cultures, spectacular scenery, flora and fauna.
Group size :
Small group. Average 4.5 passengers per departure
Departures :
Any day upon request basis 2 persons as minimum
Bookings :
Must be done 4 o 5 months in advanced due high demand.




SHORT INCA TRAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1 - CUSCO / KM. 104 / CHACHABAMBA / WIÑAYWAYNA / MACHU PICCHU
We take the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, following the Urubamba river to Km.104 of the railroad, where we alight and cross a footbridge to begin our hike at the Inca site of Chachabamba.
After a brief visit to this lovely ruin with its water channels and fountains, we start the four-hour ascent that will take us past spectacular overlooks above the great valley, then below a lovely waterfall near the delightful site of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young).
We ascend through this largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites, passing its chain of ritual baths and elegantly curved terracing, and then joining the main Inca Trail. We follow it across a steep mountainside and up narrow stairways through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry —a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru

We walk the last half-hour or so down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and through the heart of Machu Picchu, taking a bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes where we overnight in a local hotel.
DAY 2 - MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
We enjoy an early morning visit to the fabled ruins, spending the day in both guided and individual exploration. After we visit the most fascinating features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement, some will want to take the optional hike to an amazing overview of the site, while other may prefer to investigate Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners.

After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement, we return to Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Cusco.

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SERVICES INCLUDED

Normal inclusions   Peru Travel Info
extras INCLUDED
Orientation meeting (1 or 2 day before departure).   Fairly treated and well paid porter who carry the bags and you only carry a daypack.
Expert and professional English speaking guide.   1 box lunch prepared with nutritious and delicious meals including Andean products. (Vegetarian options available) from Km 104 to Machu Picchu.
Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes train station.   Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Orient Express restaurant on second day.


NOT INCLUDED

Meals in the cities.
Alcoholic beverages.
Extras.
Tips.
Taxes.
Laundry service.
Additional tours.
Insurance and airline tickets (where applicable).
Hiking boots.
Private transfers Hotel/train station/hotel.
Train ticket Cusco/Kilometer 104.
Inca trail entrance fee.
Transfer from the train station to your Hotel in Cusco.
Permits for Inca Trail.
Other personal gear or items.


WE RECOMMEND:

  • A backpack.
  • Camera gear (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended).
  • Rain suit or long poncho (100 % waterproof - test before you leave home).
  • Sweater and jacket for cool days or nights.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • A bottle or canteen to carry water.
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • A hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Lentes de sol.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Coramina (Glucose).
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • A flashlight and batteries.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.
  • Towel and toilet paper.
  • Snacks.
  • Peruvian currency (soles).
  • There is a limit of 10 kilograms per person.


  • Note:
    This trip can be tailor-made with Cusco city, the Amazon and other interesting sites to create a unique holiday for you.

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