Short Inca Trail 2 Days / 1 Night (SIT2/1)
The Inca Trail follows in the ancient footsteps of the Inca´s towards the world famous “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu. It was once used by the Incas to communicate with the “Antis” (the jungle people), and today the 45 kilometer hike is perhaps the most famed and popular hike in South America.
This is the shorter version of the famous and stunning Inca Trail for those who have less time but do not want to miss out on this unique trek. We hike from KM.104 to the beautiful ruins of Wiñayhuayna, and then onto the Inti Punku (Sun Gate)
where we get a fabulous view over the Lost City of the Incas. From here we take the bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes where we will stay for the night. The next day, we take the first bus up to visit Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail (2 days, 1 night)
You will be picked up from your hostal between 5.45 to 6.00 and transferred to the train station for the train to Machu Picchu. There is beautiful scenery along the way! We will get off at Km. 104 where the two day hike starts. We will start hiking around 10:30 am. First we will pass the ruins of Chacchabamba (2250 mtrs). Around 4:00pm we will continue our trip to the Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate or “Inti Punko”) where we might see one of the most beautiful sun sets of your life! From here we will continue our hike to Aguas Calientes where we will sleep for the night in a hotel.
After a very early breakfast we will take the bus to arrive at the ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise and before all the tourists arrive. (You also have the option to walk up). After that, our guide will give us a guided tour of about two and a half hours. After that we will have some time free to explore the ruins, wander around, and have lunch (not included). You have to be at the train station in Machu Picchu at the latest by 3.15 to catch the 3.30 train back to Cusco. You will arrive in Cusco at approximately 8.30pm - 9pm. Sometimes Peru Rail organizes the train to be met in Ollantaytambo by a bus and you will travel from there to Cusco in bus. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Leaving: Daily (min 4) and fixed departure dates
Transport: Bus and Train
Length: 2 days
Bring With You
- Hiking Shoes;
- Raincoat or Poncho;
- Warm Clothes;
- Water Bottle;
- Photo or Video Camera with equipment;
- Insect Repellent;
- Snacks (energy bars, chocolates, etc.);
- A Cap or Hat;
- Professional bi-lingual guide;
- Train Roundtrip Ticket;
- Bus roundtrip Machu PIcchu - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes: Transportation from Cusco;
- Entrance Fee ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu;
- All Meals;
- First Aid Kit.;
- Breakfast on the first day;
- Lunch and dinner on the last;
- Book an extra night in Aguas Calientes or pay an suplement to upgrade the hotel or for a single room.
- Carriers of an ISIC card receive a discount.
- Upgrade your return train (check the update Price, aproximately US$ 30)
- Dos Manos offers special prices on fixed departure dates , check and get a great discount.
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