The Short Inca Trail 2 days combines beautiful mountain scenery and incredible panoramic views, lush cloud forest, subtropical jungle splendid natural environment with the magnificent work of the Incas as an exceptional blend of paving stones placed on the road, agriculture, terraces, fountains, tunnels and amazing archaeological sites like the famous Sun Gate and the sunset over Machu Picchu. This hike is ideal for those who have limited time and those who want an easy walk to achieve.
Short Inca Trail
- Pick up from the Hotel in Cusco
- Transfer Cusco- train station Ollanta
- Train ticket Ollanta - km 104.
- Entrance Ticket to the short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner).
- Bus tickets Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
- 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double room)
- Professional guide throughout the course (English - Spanish)
- Return train ticket Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
- Transportation Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Lunch on the last day, after the guided visit to Machupicchu
- Tickets for hot springs in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu or Mountain Machupicchu
5:00 A.M. Pick up from the hotel
5:15 A.M. Departure by car from Cusco - Train station (Ollantaytambo)
7:20 A.M. Travel by train to Km 104
8:20 A.M. Walk of Km 104 to Wiñayhuayna
11:45 A.M. Rest, Visit and Lunch
2:00 P.M. Walk to Machu Picchu
4:30 P.M. Descent by bus to Aguas Calientes 25 min.
6:30 P.M. Dinner and overnight in a Hotel
5:00 A.M. Breakfast
5:30 A.M. Go up by bus to Machu Picchu 25 minutes approx.
6:00 Sunrise at Machu Picchu.
7:00 A.M. Guided tour in Machu Picchu 2 hrs. approx.
Free time to visit on your own.
1:00 P.M. Return to Aguas Calientes.
P.M. Return by train to Ollantaytambo
P.M. Transfer by car, Ollantaytambo - Cusco
P.M. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel
AM we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco to transfer you to the train station in Ollantaytambo where you will board the train for approximately 1 hour until Km 104, the starting point of our trek. Upon arrival we will meet the guide and cross the bridge that is on the Urubamba River to reach the control point where we must show our documents of entry and corresponding identification.
After a 15-minute walk, we will arrive at the archaeological center of Chachabamba (2250 m.s.n.m) and Choquesuysuy that are hidden in the forest where we will walk arround and we will have the explanation of our guide, then we will continue our trek through stairways from where we will be able to observe our big valley next to its waterfalls and its different types of orchids. After 4 hours of walking we arrive at Wiñay Wayna (2650 m.s.n.m). On the way we also have beautiful views of the Urubamba river.
The name of Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid that abounds in this area and that its meaning in Spanish is Forever young in the lower part will observe a number of circular terraces where the Incas cultivated their different agricultural products, here also we will find the Temple of the arch Iris also known as Temple of Fertility, the tour in this place will take us about 1 hour and then taste our Box Lunch to replenish the lost energy and continue until we reach the control of Wiñaywayna.
In the afternoon we continue walking for about 2 more hours crossing stone stairs and tambos (rest places) until arriving at Inti Punku or Sun Gate (2720 m.s.n.m) from where we can observe the citadel of Machu Picchu with the afternoon sun we will descend for about 30 min to the world wonder Machu Picchu World (2490 m), finally we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Pueblo (2160 m) the journey lasts 25 min, here we will spend the night in a hotel, is very tired can go to the hot springs that is located 5 min from the village, the cost of admission to this place is 10 soles.
Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
This day we will wake up very early and after breakfast we will board the first bus (5:30 am) to climb to Machu Picchu (2490 m) where if the weather favors we can observe the sunrise, where we will also have a guided tour to the majestic city of the Incas for approximately 2 hours followed by a free time to visit it and take photos on their own. In the afternoon we will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will find different restaurants to choose your favorite food, finally we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and the transportation that will bring us to Cusco and its respective transfer to your hotel.
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(Enjoy this service with a group between 6 – 10 people)
(Enjoy this service only for you and your family – minimun 2 people)