Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N from Cusco

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N from Cusco

Transportation from hotel + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Guide + Return to hotel


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N from Cusco

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Transportation from hotel + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Guide + Return to hotel

The Inca Trail is the number one trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 3 treks in the world. This shorter version of the Inca Trail still allows you hike the Inca Trail on the first day, visiting the amazing inca ruins along the trail such as Wiñay Wayna and the highlight is entering Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, the way the Incas did it. You will spend the night at a hotel in Aguas Calientes village and have dinner at one of the best restaurants in town before heading to bed.

On the second day you will have a tour of Machu Picchu and optionally hike Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain. For those who want a small taste of hiking the Andes, this 1 day hike inca trail with the next day spent at Machu Picchu can not be beat.

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Price of Inca Trail 2-day 1-night for 2 or more travelers 495USD per person
Price of Inca Trail 2-day 1-night for solo traveler $520USD

What Is Included?

Inca Trail briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before
Day 1 includes:

  • 04h00 Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • 04h20 Transportation to Ollantaytambo train station
  • 06h10 Train from Ollantaytambo to KM104, the Inca Trail starting point.
  • Entrance permit to the Inca Trail
  • Professional Inca Trail and Machu Picchu tour guide
  • Visit to Wiñay Wayna Inca ruins along the Inca trail
  • Visit to the Sun Gate (Intipunko) along the Inca trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu upper terraces where you take the classic photo
  • 1 box-lunch, 1 delicious dinner
  • Vegetarian food available upon request
  • Accomodations in Aguas Calientes the first night
  • Oxygen tank/first-aid kit available

Day 2 includes:
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu entrance
  • Entrance permit to Machu Picchu Circuit 5
  • 2.5hr guided tour of Machu PIcchu Circuit 5
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu entrance to Aguas Calientes
  • Return train Machu Picchu > Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Drop off at your hotel in Cusco

What is not included?

• Breakfast on the first morning
• Lunch on the second day
• Walking Sticks. You can rent from us. Ask us please.
• Tips for the guide
• Huynapicchu or Huchuy Picchu tickets
You must buy Huaynapicchu tickets separately. Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. This is done after your tour of Machu Picchu.

Day 1 of Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
You will be picked up from your hotel at 4 a.m. Following, we will go to the train station and leave on the 6:10 a.m. train, from Ollantaytambo. The train follows the Urubamba River, until we reach Km104, where we'll begin our trek. Along the way, you will see spectacular views of the farmlands, snow-capped mountains and the mighty Urubamba River, one of the sources of the Amazon River. At 104 km (2,000 m), we will begin our trek. Once you have everything you need, we will provide you with a packed lunch, energy drinks and take a group photo, before visiting our first Inca site. After an orientation and tour of the Inca site, we will begin hiking upwards, as we head for the Classic Inca Trail. If the weather is clear, we'll have tremendous views of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Sites.

After hiking for thee hours, we will reach the most beautiful Incan site on the Inca Trail, Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) at 2,600 m/8,500 ft. Most people do not get the opportunity to see an elaborate water fountain, temples and some agricultural terraces, which provide a perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the Incas. The backdrop of this site drops off a cliff, with beautiful mountains surrounding the area. From Wiñay Wayna, we will walk to the Sun Gate, where we will see the picturesque landscape of Machu Picchu. After taking in the once-in-a-lifetime views, we will begin our descent to Machu Picchu.

A big advantage of this hike, is that by the time we reach Machu Picchu, most of the day travelers will have returned home, so you will have the area to yourself. After taking photos, we will go down to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. Following, we will head to a restaurant for dinner. After dinner, we recommend going to bed early to make the most of the next day.

Accommodations: 3 star hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 of Inca Trail: Visit the Lost City of the Incas
We will wake up early in the morning in order to catch the sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will have a two hour guided tour by your private English speaking guide. After that, you will have time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. Those who have tickets to Huayna Picchu will have time to climb the mountain, which takes approximately an hour and a half, round-trip. When you are done exploring, you can either take a bus, or walk, down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Following, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, and then a bus to Cusco, where you will be brought back to your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

• Original Passport
• ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
• Small day pack
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• Dress in layers. It gets cold in the early morning and it gets very warm during the day
• Sun hat
• Sun protection
• Insect repellant for mosquitoes
• Personal medication
• Basic toiletries
• Snacks that you can eat completely in one serving (There is no food allowed in Machu Picchu, so please be discreet)
• Money in Peruvian Soles for tips and souveniers

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. There are some challenging moments and altitudes of 4200m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If you are arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco prior to commencing the trek.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is available all year round except February. The months of April until October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the Inca trail can become fully booked so be sure to make the Inca trail reservations in advance. The months of January and March are in the wet season so hiking the trail can be difficult unless you have a good rain jacket, good water-proof hiking shoes and waterproof your belongings

• The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tour is non-transferable, and the participant cannot change the date of departure without incurring cancellation fees
• All reservations must be canceled in writing and are subject to a cancellation fee.
• If you cancel or change the date of your tour with 10+ days of advanced notice, you will incur a $400 dollar cancelation fee per person.
• If you cancel with less than 10 days of advanced notice, you will incur a cancelation fee of 100% of the total tour cost
• If during the length of the program, a traveler abandons the excursion due to altitude, health, or for any other reason, no reimbursement will be made and no claim accepted.
• You agree to cover all expenses made by you due to abandonment of the tour such as meals, hotel, return transportation, medical expenses, etc.
• It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of property and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client.
• Certain Services might be interrupted or even canceled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances such as civil unrest, worker strikes, etc. In the case the tour is canceled for your safety, we will work with the appropriate suppliers to obtain a refund only when those suppliers agree to do so.