2D/1N INCA TRAIL

Wiñayhuayna, Puerta del Sol - Inti Punku, Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes

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Short Inca Trail

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Description

It is a Short Inca Trail route, which connects beautiful archaeological sites such as Wiñayhuayna, Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), and finally arriving at the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu, it is ideal for tourists who have little time to visit Cusco and it is also ideal for people who do not want to walk a lot, it has a distance of 15 km.

  • Duration: 2 days and  1 night
  • Frecuency:  Pre-reservation (Closed February)
  • Group: Min2, Máx 8 people
  • What Includes?: One-way transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo, Tourist Train Km 104, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, Entrance to the Inca Trail, Trekking Poles, Professional Guide, Bus down to Aguas Calientes, 1 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Bus up to Machu Picchu, Entrance to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo Tourist Return Train, Ollantaytambo – Cusco return transportation.

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Summary

Summary Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Km. 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes:

At around 04:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to go from Cusco – Ollantaytambo by bus. Then, we will head to the train station to take the train to Km 104 where the short Inca trail begins. We will visit Chachabamba (2,250 masl) at Km 104. The hike continues with a visit to Wiñayhuayna (Always Young) which is said to be the old house of the ancient priests of Machupicchu.

Amongst the landscape is a fantastic view of the Urubamba River. Continuing with the tour, we get the first view of the historic sanctuary of Machupicchu (we do not visit-just pass through the control), and finally, we go down to the village of Aguas Calientes to the accommodation of the passengers’ choice.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco:

We will take the first bus that departs from the village of Machupicchu at 05:30 am so you can be the first ones to the sanctuary of Machupicchu. We will have a guided visit to the main places of Machu Picchu which lasts for approx. 2 hours. This is followed by free time for you to explore on your own and to take pictures. We will then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to eat lunch, and in the afternoon, we take the return train at a time depending on the departure schedule.

Finally, we board our bus which will be waiting for the bus at the station. We will be back to Cusco by nightfall.

Itinerary

Full Itinerary Short Inca Trail

DAY 1: (CUSCO / KM 104 / WIÑAYHUAYNA / MACHUPICCHU)

  • 05:40 hrs. Pick up from your hotel.
  • 06:40 hrs. Train departure from Poroy Station.
  • Travel by train Perurail from Poroy to Aguas Calientes Machupicchu.
  • 09.00 hrs. Arrival at Kilometer 104.
  • 09:00 hrs. Start of the walk.
  • 13:00 hrs. Get off the Bus from Machupicchu / AguasCalientes Pueblo.
  • 01 Night of Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes.

DAY 2: (TOUR MACHUPICCHU)

  • 06:00 hrs. Ascent by bus to Machu Picchu.
  • 07:00 hrs. Tour in Machupicchu. (Duration 2 hours).
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
  • In the afternoon, return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • 15:20 hrs. Departure of the Aguas Calientes Train / Poroy Station.
  • 19:05 hrs. Arrival at Poroy Station.
  • 19:50 hrs. Arrival approx. to the City of Cusco.

Included

Includes Shor Inca Trail:

  • Transportation from Cusco to Ollanta Station
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo until Km 104
  • Entrance to Inca Trail
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Oxygen
  • First-aid kit
  • Professional guide (English – Spanish)
  • 1 night with accommodations in Aguas Calientes
  • 1 lunch/ 1 breakfast/ 1 dinner
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu
  • Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day; lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Tips (optional)
  • Additional costs not previously covered.

Optional:

  • Upgrade to a more luxurious hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • (first class) Vistadome train ticket
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes
  • The extra cost of an additional entrance ticket to visit Huaynapicchu.

Recommendations

Recommendations Inca Trail 2 Days:

  • Acclimatize Properly: Spend a couple of days in Cusco to adjust to the altitude before starting the trail.
  • Train Beforehand: Prepare yourself physically with regular cardio and strength training exercises to handle the trek’s demands.
  • Wear Appropriate Footwear: Invest in a good pair of hiking boots that provide ankle support and have been broken in to prevent blisters.
  • Pack Light but Smart: Carry a small backpack with essentials such as water, snacks, a first aid kit, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Dress in Layers: The weather can vary, so wear layers that can be easily added or removed, including a waterproof jacket.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the hike to stay hydrated, especially at high altitudes.
  • Use Walking Sticks: Consider bringing or renting walking sticks for additional support on uneven terrain.
  • Bring Snacks: Pack high-energy snacks like nuts, dried fruits, and energy bars to keep your energy levels up.
  • Protect Yourself from the Sun: Apply sunscreen regularly and wear a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong sun.
  • Carry a Poncho or Rain Gear: Be prepared for sudden rain showers by bringing a lightweight poncho or rain jacket.
  • Take it Slow: Pace yourself and take breaks as needed. The trek is challenging, and it’s important to go at a comfortable pace.
  • Listen to Your Guide: Pay attention to the instructions and advice given by your guide. They are knowledgeable about the trail and its conditions.
  • Respect the Environment: Follow Leave No Trace principles. Do not litter and be respectful of the natural and cultural heritage of the trail.
  • Bring a Camera: Capture the incredible scenery and memories, but also take time to enjoy the experience without the lens.
  • Know Your Limits: If you feel unwell at any point, let your guide know. It’s important to prioritize your health and safety.
  • Prepare for Temperature Changes: Be ready for both hot and cold conditions by packing accordingly.
  • Carry Identification: Bring your passport and any necessary permits or tickets for entry into Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy the Journey: Take the time to appreciate the stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and the unique experience of hiking the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Prices

Prices updated to the year 2024

Adult Student
$590 por persona $570 por persona

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    Frequently asked questions about the Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 2D/1N

    What is included in the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour?

    The tour includes roundtrip transportation from Cusco, entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, expert guides, all meals during the trek, camping equipment, and accommodation in a tent.

    How difficult is the Short Inca Trail Tour?

    The 2-day trek is moderately challenging, with steep sections and rocky paths. It is recommended to have a good level of fitness and acclimatize to Cusco’s altitude before the trek.

    What is the accommodation like during the tour?

    During the trek, camping tents are provided for overnight stays in designated areas along the Inca Trail. It’s a rustic yet exciting experience, camping under the stars amidst nature.

    When is the best time of year to do the Short Inca Trail Tour?

    The best time to do this tour is during the dry season from April to October. During these months, the weather is more stable, and there’s less chance of rain, making the trek more comfortable.

    Is previous trekking experience required to participate in this tour?

    Previous trekking experience is not required, but it’s advisable to be in good physical shape and have done long-distance hikes before. Guides are trained to assist people of different skill levels.

    What is the maximum altitude reached during the tour?

    The maximum altitude reached during the trek is approximately 3,000 meters above sea level at the highest point of the Inca Trail. Precautions should be taken to prevent altitude sickness.

    How much time is spent at Machu Picchu during the tour?

    The time at Machu Picchu depends on the itinerary, but generally, at least half a day is spent exploring the ruins and learning about their history with the tour guide before returning to Cusco.

    Is it necessary to bring your own camping equipment?

    No, all necessary camping equipment, including tents and sleeping bags, is provided on the tour. Participants only need to bring personal items like clothing, water, and a flashlight.

    What is the cancellation policy for the Inca Trail 2 Days Tour?

    The cancellation policy varies depending on the tour agency, but generally, a minimum of 30 days’ notice is required for a full refund. Cancellations within that period may be subject to additional charges.

    Is it safe to do the 2-Day Inca Trail Tour?

    Yes, it is safe as long as participants follow the guides’ instructions and take proper precautions. Tour agencies typically have established safety protocols to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all participants.

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