Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 Days
Short Inca Trail 2 days Hike to Machu Picchu
Enjoy of one of the magnificent trip to Peru the Short Inca Trail, also known as a 2 days Inca Trail or Inca trail 2 days, this remarkable Peru tours, starts from Cusco b your transportation going through all the Sacred Valley of the Incas, until Ollantaytambo train station, the train rides until Km 104 here is a short train stop, just for the people who are doing the 2 day Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu, starting the first day with a four hour hike ascent to Wiñayhuayna Ruins, this is a perfect place for your box lunch, between the mountain and the green vegetation’s.
Following the Inca Trail route, for one hour more from Wiñayhuayna to Sun gate, this is one of the place that you can see or the first sight of Machu Picchu, Kwon also The lost City of the Incas, in this our first day Inca Trail Machu Picchu, you won’t head into the attractive ruins, instead we are going down to Aguas Calientes Town, overnight here.
The next day of 2 days Inca Trail after breakfast at your hotel were are heading now to the bus station, which takes 25 minutes from this town up to Machu Picchu. Our recommendation for today is to take the personal identifications that is very important, make sure to bring your original passport, the passport that you made your reservation with us, remember normally this 2 day Inka trail hike we organized with Peru Rail Expeditions Service Train, if you need to upgrade like Vistadome Train Service just write to us.
DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES
For your short Inca trail hike, you will be pick up from your hotel at 4.00 am, then with our private transportation will heading to Ollantaytambo train station which last 1 hour and 30 minutes bus rides, and leave on the 6.10am train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104 the train rides last for about 1.45 minutes until Km 104, here all the people who are doing this magnificent 2 day Inca trail hike get off from the train, stop here just for a few minutes then continues until its final destination Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu
but before getting to Km 104, on our way you can see many interesting historical places, the soaring snow-capped mountains peaks like Veronica, the cornfield farms, the famous and important river Urubamba or Vincanota, and the Andean terraces, as we keep on our journey of Inca trail, you will perceive the microclimate changes from the mountains to the green jungle valleys with ferns, bromeliads, and orchids, also you will notice the temperature that starts to getting warmer and warmer as we keeping on, Once we disembark from the train in Km 104 and cross the bridge you will present you passports, this is the checkpoint for the 1 day Inca trail hike.
Magical 2 Days Inka Trail.
Before to continue with our Inca trail hike, you will have a short time to prepare for the magical hike, and the tour guide will give you some advice and recommendations, soon after we will explore one of our first place called Chachabamba, this place was the first checkpoint to entering to the Inca Trail, continuing our trail for about 3 hours getting now to one of the amazing and attractive ruins in Wiñayhuayna, the view from here is spectacular, the landscape, the waterfall, the Sacred River, farming terraces with a huge variety of flora and fauna makes a perfect place to explore.
After that, we have designed a special spot for the box lunch and relax between the mountains and the green valleys of vegetation’s, this time we are heading for one hour to the Sun Gate from here you will have a phenomenal view of Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu, and the surrounding valleys, for this first day we won’t get in to Machu Picchu, but we will come back on the second day, now it’s time to climb down to Aguas Calientes, or if you prefer you can take the bus, this is optional, here is the overnight in our respective Hostels
Day 02: Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco.
Today is the second day of Machu Picchu day hike, our staff will come to your hotel to pick you up around 5.20 am, then we are going to take the bus up to Machu Picchu, one important thing the park is open from 6.00 am, the first schedule, for that we need to show the tickets and the passport, here the tour guide will explain for about 2 hours, then you will have free time
If you want to hike up to Huayna Picchu, you need to have the permissions, for that you need to buy the tickets in advance, the entrances for this place is very limited, remember this is the highest place and deep in Machu Picchu,
Once we explore these places we are going to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you can do some extra activities such as going to the hot spring, the entrance for this place is 10 soles, or maybe you can go shopping etc, after lunch you need to be at the train station 30 minutes before your check-in, the train will take us until Ollantaytambo, here somebody will transfer to Cusco City.
- Transfer In and Out
- Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
- Expedition Train Service to Km 104
- Professional bilingual tour Guide
- Entrance fees to Inka Trail
- Entrance fees to Machupicchu
- 1 breakfast, 1 Lunch 1 dinner
- First aid kit
- 1 night of private hostel
- 2 bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu round trip just the second day.
- Train ticket in Expedition Service, Aguas Calientes To Ollantaytambo, then bus to Cusco City.
- 1 breakfast, last lunch
- Extra Porters(100 dollars per 1 day total 15 kilograms)
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu ($75.00)
- Other things that are not mentioned
THINGS TO TAKE:
- Original passport
- Current university card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount)
- Mountain boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- A warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- T-shirts (quick drying)
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Sun hat
- Sunblock (SPF 35+)
- Insect repellent (we suggest NATURAL repellent)
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Flashlight with spare batteries (or a green option)
$450.00 dollars per person.