SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (2D/1N)

This short trip allows to enjoy a part of the beautiful and fascinating trail of the Incas without having to camp, this short version is recommended for people who do not have the time to be prepared physically for a high trip,. The trek starts in the Km 104 and follows the way for 6 hours going up to coming to a viewing-point to have a spectacular sight Mixing nature with culture; you can observe impressive landscapes, flora, fauna, variety of microclimates and also archaeological sites like Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna then you continue and climb Intipunku finally after 45 min walking you will have a spectacular view of the Sanctuary gate After one night and a rest repairer in a comfortable hotel, we come back to the dawn to see Machupicchu impressive archaeological complex. In the evening we return to Cusco route train. We strongly recommend booking the Inca Trail Tour at least 150 days in advance, because the entrances for this trail are gone quickly.

Inca Trail Departures Dates 2017: Every Day.
Very Important Note: The number of remaining spaces does not fall steadily, rather it falls exponentially. That it to say that the number of spaces remains between 300 and 500 for quite along time but as it starts to fall below 250 more companies decide to buy permits for their groups and the rate that the spaces drop starts to increase. Often the last 100 spaces can sell out in a day or so. For example just because there may be 160 spaces available on the day that you want to start the trek, by the time you find a suitable trekking company and send them your trek deposit, it doesn’t mean that there will still be 160 spaces left! So it is highly recommended to book your Inca Trail as far in advance as possible.

ITINERARY:
DAY 01 CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU
Early in the morning at your hotel will pick you up in our comfortable private bus going to the train station Poroy and Ollantaytambo, where we board to follow the route of the Urubamba river until km 104, the route of the train where arrive around 10:00 am where we cross a footbridge to begin our trek at the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2150 m). After a brief visit to this fascinating archaeological complex with fountains and water channels, we began the ascent of approximately four hours to take us to enjoy a panorama of the great valley, and then go through a fence to the complex cracked impressive archaeological Wiñaywayna (Forever Young). We rise to the largest and praise instead of the Inca Trail passing through a chain of ceremonial baths and elegantly curved or convex platform. Continue immediately after a mountainside and a lush rain forest filled with giant ferns and the diversity of broadleaf plants. Immediately thereafter, through a door (inti punku or door of the Sun) and our view is a majestic natural beauty and unforgettable work left behind by our ancestors, a twisting gorge and forested peaks. We crossed the final half hour, down the road that will be able to estimate the altars and buildings, so as they pass through the heart Machupicchu. Later we took the bus that took us to the city of Machu Picchu that people in 30 minutes, and spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

DAY 02 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
We woke up early for breakfast and go about 30 minutes by bus to Machupicchu archaeological complex, where we enjoy a spectacular view of the city enigmatic. Our visit last about 2 hours all around the archaeological complex as precincts, plazas, and fountains, sacred temples, urban and agricultural sector. Later you will have free time to visit the archaeological complex and have the option to climb up Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain but to must let us know as soon as possible since, according to the new rules there is a limit people (400) per day. After our visit we return to Aguas Calientes around 1:00 pm for the lunch. Finally we take the train to return to Cusco, where we expected our private transport to get to our hotel in Cusco, after 4 hours of travelling.

What is included:
Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer to train station
Train tickets – Cusco to start of trek and Aguas Calientes to Cusco after the trek.
Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees,
Professional English speaking guide
Meals (1 box lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast),
Overnight accommodation in basic hostal at Aguas Calientes on the first night
Tourist bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (day 1) and Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (day 2)
Transfer from train station in Cusco to your hotel
First aid kit

What is not included:
Breakfast on the first morning.
Lunch in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 2.
Tourist bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (day 2) extra US$ 7.5 (down hill)
Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes US$ 4

What you need to bring/carry:
Daypack,
Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
Strong, comfortable footwear
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Flashlight and batteries
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
Sun block (sun protection cream)
Insect repellent
Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
You also need to bring your original passport on the trail.

Price per person US$ 445.00 based on double occupancy tent and Expedition tourists train from Machupicchu.

We can offer a US$ 25.00 discount to students with a valid International Student Identity Card ISIC and children under the age of 12 years old.