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Inca Trail to Machupicchu

Duration: 2 Days
Departures: 6:00 am
Level: Medium
Service: In group.
Frequency: All Year – Except February
Reserves: We recommend booking the Inca Trail Tour at least 5 Months in advance, because the entrances for this trail are gone quickly.

Description of the trek

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.

Itinerary:

DAY 1: 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 2: 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. Meals : L/D

Estimated Walking Time : 6-7 Hours

Note:

- People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.

- Timetable: 1st Turn 08:00 am: 200 people. // 2nd Turn 10:00 am: 200 people.

Include:

  • Private transportation: Hotel – Train Station / Train Station – Cusco hotel
  • Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes (2nd day)
  • Expedition Train: Train Station – Km 104 (Chachabamba) / Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • Entrance fees: To Inka Trail and Machupicchu.
  • Proffesional bilingual guide: Spanish and English
  • Meals: 1 Box Lunch/1 Dinner /1 Breakfast. Food vegetarian available upon request prior coordination.
  • Hotel: Doble accommodation in Aguas Calientes town.

Not Include:

  • Breakfast: 1st day.
  • Lunch and Dinner: 2nd day
  • Tips:

Optional:

Extra Night: $ 60 (Single accomodation) / $ 80 (Doble accommodation)

Walking stick: $ 10

Recommended Items To Bring:

  • Oficial papers: Original passport. Clothing: Fleece pants or tights. // Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool. // Hiking pants. // Hiking shorts. // Long-sleeve shirts. // T-shirts. // Underwear and casual socks. // Hiking socks. // Liner socks, synthetic. // Swimminsuit. //Cap. // Fleece hat.
  • Footwear: Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread.
  • Travel Accessories: Bottle of water or Camelback. // 1 roll of toilet paper. // Sunglasses and retainer // strap. // Sun block and lip balm. // Toiletry kit. // Small Washcloth. // Personal first-aid kit. // Hand sanitizer gel. // Insect repellent. // Several Ziploc plastic bags.
  • Extra: Money for drinks // tips and souvenirs.

Important:

briefing one day prior to departure at the agency.

Cost per person:

USD $ 390 or 1090.00, New Suns (Minimum 02 People)

Prices per person 2012 - 213

We offer discount of a group of the passengers, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Please contac us, specifying:

  • Trekking program
  • Number of people in the trek
  • Departure date
  • Requested train service: Backpacker (Tourist train) or Vistadome (Superior).

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):

Students: US$ 22.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)

Teenagers: US$ 22.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Children: US$ 44.00 (up to 5 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)