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US$ 690 US$ 550 20% OFF until mid-Dec!Per person based on 2 people in private service only. Includes transfers, Expedition trains, adventure guide, boxed lunch, entrance & bus tickets. Overnight in Aguas Calientes not included.
Duration:2 Days
Destination:Cusco - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU IN 2 DAYS: THE SHORT VERSION

This option is for trekkers with little time to hike the Inca trail or the ones that don’t wish to walk the traditional 4 day trek, yet are eager to live the one-in-a-lifetime experience of hiking to Machu Picchu.

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Express Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Right from the beginning of the trek, you’ll be startled by the changing landscape and climates as you reach Wiñay Wayna a superb site because of its capricious structure, yet with a very specific function: to take as much advantage of the land as possible. Build on a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba River, comprises an upper and lower house structures surrounded by agricultural terraces.

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Breathtaking Views while Hiking the Inca Trail

From Wiñay Wayna, you will continue along a splendid and colorful trail and right before you lose your breath climbing up a steep flight of stairs on the last bit of the trail, you will have reached Intipunku (Sun Gate) and Machu Picchu will majestically reveal itself right in front of your eyes. A short downhill walk will lead you to the citadel to meet your tour guide and to begin your Machu Picchu tour.

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU IN 2 DAYS: ITINERARY

DAY 1

Cusco / Sacred Valey – Km 104 – Intipunku – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to any of the two train stations which is closer to you, either Poroy or Ollantaytambo station so you may be get on your train for the route to Machu Picchu. You should get off at km 104 (Beginning point of the trail). As you travel along on the train, you will witness a dramatic change on the scenery, as you lower from the Sacred Valley to the beginning of the jungle.

Once you arrive in Km104, before you commence your hike, you will be asked to register your name for administrative ends. Then you’ll start walking up a hill, while you enjoy a pleasant warm weather, with breezes of fresh air and the magnificent landscape unwinding in front of you, a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way, you might even see Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if lucky!) as you keep on hiking, until you arrive in Wiñay Wayna, where you will take a short break to freshen up, visit the site, and register once again at their checkpoint so you may continue your hike to Machu Picchu.

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Magnificent View of the Sacred City

A few hours later, in the afternoon you will have reached Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the entrance to Machu Picchu (2,350m/7,710ft). The view from Inti Punku at this time of the day, will truly allow you admire the impressive construction right in the middle of the mountains that form a natural boundary between the Andes and the jungle. The perfect time for an amazing photo shoot.  Once you are down at the architectural compound of Machu Picchu, you will find it peaceful and easy to connect with the past and for a brief moment imagine what it was like in the time of the Incas.

You will then, exit the site and take your bus (booked in advanced) to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will check into your hotel (not included in the tour price).

You may enjoy a free evening to relax and reminisce your trek to Machu Picchu.

See Hotels in Machu Picchu & Aguas Calientes

Informative facts for the Trek to Machu Picchu

Altitude Km 104:2145masl / 7037 ft
Vertical variation:+232masl / +761 ft
Altitude Inti Punku:2732masl / 8964 ft
Vertical variation:-644masl / -2112 ft (bus)
Altitude Aguas Calientes:2088masl / 6850 ft
Distance:10.79 km / 6.67 ml (to Inti Punku)
Approximate walking time:07 hours

Overnight in Aguas Calientes (not included).

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DAY 2

Machu Picchu Full-day tour and back to Cusco

Early in the morning, you will take the bus up to the imposing Machu Picchu complex. Your tour guide will meet you there. You’ll learn about its history, how it came to be, its many functions and its social and mystical meaning within the Andean society.

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Experience Machu Picchu on Day 2 of Your Tour

After the tour, if you’re the adventurous kind, you can hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain (the entrance fee is not included in the tour price and the number of people admitted is limited), and contemplate Machu Picchu from a different perspective and also visit the Temple of the Moon (not included in the tour price). After lunch, you can visit the Inca Bridge or once again climb up to the Inti Punku and admire the view.

Later on you can take the bus down (last bus departs at 17:30) to Aguas Calientes, on your own. Depending on the time your train back to Poroy/Ollantaytambo station (not included in the tour price) is schedule to leave, you can take the chance to explore a little bit of what Aguas Calientes has to offer, such as Hot Springs at the top of one of the main streets, or take a walk to their natural museum, etc. You should go on your own to the train station to hop on your train back to Poroy/Ollantaytambo Station (20min/90min respectively from the City of Cusco) There a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

 

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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU TOUR PRICES

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu*Price per person
Private Service: 2 travelersUS$ 690 US$ 550 (20% OFF until mid-Dec)
Private Service: 3 travelersUS$ 580 US$ 465 (20% OFF until mid-Dec)
Private Service: 4 travelersUS$ 525 US$ 420 (20% OFF until mid-Dec)
Private Service: 5 travelersUS$ 490
Private Service: 6 travelersUS$ 470
Private Service: 7 – 8 travelersUS$ 445
Private Service: 9 and more travelersUS$ 460

* This tour is offered in private service only (no shared service tours available). Price is based on the number of people traveling with you. 

NOTE: Prices can change depending on train stations (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) and train schedules available at the time of request.

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Included in Inca Trail Trek PriceNot included in Inca Trail Price
Pre-departure briefingInternational and domestic flights
Transfer to Poroy / Ollantaytambo Train Stations from Cusco or Sacred Valley (only for hotels located between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and viceversaVisas required for entry
Train ticket from Poroy / Ollantaytambo to Km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo / PoroyAirport taxes
Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance feesDrinks
Spanish / English speaking adventure guideTips
Boxed lunch on day 1Breakfast and dinner on day 1
Bus ticket from Machu Picchu down to the village of Aguas Calientes and round trip again the next dayBreakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2
Extra porter to carry your belongings from Km. 104 to Aguas Calientes (US$ 20 per person)
Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes

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