Original Inca Trail 2 Days

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2 DAYS - 1 NIGHT
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Description

    • The ascent to La Puerta del Sol is always available and accesible. It is a pleasant place with a nice view of Machu Picchu. You can take this walk in you free time.
    • If you prefer to climb up to Huayna Picchu, you will have a spectacular view, but this should be reserved a long time in advance and the cost of it is 25 US$ per person. It is an hour and a half climb up of moderated difficulty.
    • Another option is Machu Picchu Montaña, an hour and a half, very steep, very physically demanding ascent, and the cost of it is 15 US$ per person. This is probably the most spectacular view, but the three options are very enjoyable and will allow you to take good photos.

Reduction of costs:

Special discounts:

For groups with more than 5 people.

Students with valid international student card will have to show their student card at the time of making the reservation or to our staff.

People under 17 years old will have to show an original passport or ID at the time of making their reservation.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture.
  • Good For: Moderate physical fitness.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Considerations: Permit Required, book well in advance.
  • Starting Altitude – 2100m / 6900ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 2730m / 8,792ft.
  • Walking Distance – 10km / 6.3 miles.

Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderate difficulty (depends on your level of fitness)

 

Daily tours: “March to December”

Itinerary

1

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

You will be picked up from your hotel at 3:30 am and transferred (by bus) to the train station in Ollantaytambo to take the 7:00 am train. You will travel to 104 Km (2000 m.a.s.l./ 6560 ft) along the Urubamba River, where the hike (Camino Inca) will begin. Before heading to visit the Inca archaeological site, we will provide you with a packed lunch and drinks, as well as a briefing, which will be provided by our professional guide. Here you have the chance to take in the beautiful vista of the snow-capped mountains and when ready, we will start our hike towards the classic Inca trail where we will visit: Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, the Urubamba River and other Inca sites.

It will take around 3 hours to hike to Wiñayhuayna (Quecua for “Forever Young”) 2600 m.a.s.l/8530 ft. To many, this place hosted the ancient houses of the ancient priests of Machu Picchu. Continuing on this route, we will arrive at Inti Punku (4 km) where we will have the first view of the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. From here the trail will start to descend towards Machu Picchu where we will have the opportunity to take some spectacular photos. We will take a bus to Aguas Calientes, where the guide will take us to the hotel, followed by dinner at a restaurant.

(16 KM/ 10 MI, 7 HOURS)

2

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

At 4:30 in the morning we will head to Machu Picchu with our professional guide to visit the principal sites during a 2-hour tour. After the tour, there is free time to visit Machu Picchu again or Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) on your own. If you have selected to visit Huayna Picchu Mountain* or Machu Picchu Mountain*, this is your time to make the ascent. In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes, take a train to Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus back to Cusco.

*Ask in Advance for Availability. $65.00 per person.

Include

Cusco transfer to km 82 (bus and train)
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km. 104
Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
Professional guide (Spanish – English)
01 night accommodation (hostel) in Aguas Calientes
01 bus transfer (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes)
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (18:45 or 21.30 depending on availability)
First Aid Kit
Oxygen tank
Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.
Tips (optional).
Extra expenses.

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Luxury hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket with “Vistadome” (premiere class).
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes.

Visit to Huaynapicchu: additional cost of 25 USD.

What to Bring?

Original passport or ID
Trekking shoes or walking shoes
Thick jacket or coat
Hat or cap
Refillable water bottle (can buy water at some point of the trek)
A good raincoat
Long sleeve t-shirt
Pants and short pants
Insect repellent
Sunscreen with SPF 40 UV
Chapstick
Toilet paper
Personal snacks
Binoculars
Lantern
Sunglasses, plastic bags
Personal medication
Personal towels and sandals
Light backpack
Photographic camera, extra batteries
Extra money (Peruvian currency preferred)
Sleeping bags (ask our staff about the sleeping bags for rent)

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