Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days 1 Night

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
2 Days 1 Night

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish

DURATION

2 Days 1 Night

PHYSICAL CONDITION

Moderate

MEETING POINT

Calle Santa Teresa

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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night


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This trail offers a great alternative of trekking the full – length 4-day 45 kms inka trail. An easier trek is more suitable for those who have limited time but still want to experience the thrill of hiking to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) at sunset for the unforgettable views of Machu Picchu in the distance.
This trail is sometimes referred to as the royal road to the sacred city of Machu Picchu. The trail begins at Kilometer 104, and involves a 4-hour scenic hike to the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna and 2 more hours to Machupicchu and by bus to Aguas calientes town.
Next day You’ll have a guided tour of the ruins and plenty of free time to explore the site before taking the train back to Cusco.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Starting point Altitude – 2100masl
Highest Altitude – 2750masl
Walking Distance – 10km

GROUP SERVICE

This is a great chance to meet new friends from almost every part of the world. This service is also perfect for couples and small groups of friends.

DEPARTURES : From March to January
PRICE PER PERSON 2023: US$ 470

DAY 1 : CUSCO / KM104 / WIÑAYHUAYNA / MACHUPICCHU / AGUAS CALIENTES

We pick you up from your hotel between 05:45 and 6:15 and take you to the train station for the three and a half hours train journey to the begining of the Inca trail at km 104. We cross the bridge over the Urubamba River to the checkpoint, as soon as everyone is ready we will start our trekking but first we will visit Chachabamba. These inka ruins was discovered in 1940. The style of the buildings and stonework suggests that this was an important religious site, as well as having a secondary function as a control on the way to Machu Picchu. The path then turns west and continues uphill leaving the forest.
After about 2 hours hiking through the mountainside we’ll reach a beautiful waterfall, and soon we arrive at the bottom of the superb ruins of Wiñay Wayna, where we will have our box lunch.
After lunch we will leave Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu before sunset. The trail follows the mountainside and drops into the cloud forest before coming to an almost vertical flight of 50 steps leading up to the final pass called Intipunku (Sun Gate). After enjoying this place and taking the panoramic pictures we will hike down to Machupicchu.
You’ll have some free time to enjoy the sunset and take photos of Machu Picchu from the classic viewpoint. Overnight in hotel.
Later we will take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

Total walking Distance: 12 km
Total walking time: 6 hours
Minimum Altitude: 2000m
Maximun Altitude: 2750m

DAY 2 : MACHUPICCHU / CUSCO

We will take the first bus up to Machupicchu to enjoy the sunrise. The tour guide will take you on a guided tour for about 2 or 3 ours. After the tour you will have free time to explore Machupicchu by yourself. Before taking the train back to Cusco, you can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town, where there are plenty of restaurants.
The guide will tell you what time you should meet at the train station to take the train back to Cusco.

Included

  • Transfer to the train station in Cusco
  • round trip train ticket from Cusco to km.104 (starting point of the trail) and from Machupicchu to cusco City.
  • Entrance fees for inca trail and Machupicchu
  • Hotel at Aguas Calientes town
  • Tour guide
    Meals (1B, 1L, 1D)
  • First-aid kit
  • Bus ticket the first day from machupicchu to Aguas calientes town
  • Round trip bus ticket in Machupicchu (2nd day) and transfer to the hotel in cusco.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch on the second day
  • Flight tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips to tour guides and staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses.

Optional extras not included (need to book in advance)

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 60 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome/Panoramic 360° Train Aguas Calientes-Ollanataymbo: USD75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance).

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN GROUP SERVICE 2024

US$ 650 per persons

DEPARTURES: From March to January, it depends on your request.
GROUP SIZE: Private group.

PRICE PER PERSON PRIVATE SERVICE 2024:

2 persons $ 1000 per persons
3 persons $ 900
4 persons $ 850
5 persons $ 800
6 persons $ 750
7 persons $ 700
8 or more persons $ 650

IMPORTANT: Price is based on a double room accomodation.

An aditional USD 35.00 will be charged for a single room if there’s no one else to share a double room with or if you are travelling alone.

Discounts:

Students: US$ 20 (with valid student cards under 25 years old)
Teenagers: US$ 20 (under 15 )

BOOKING INFORMATION

Choose in the Calendar the date of when you would like to start this Tour -select the month, year and the day, (Starting Date). Fill in your details as requested, and details of the people traveling with you, once you have finished and sent us your reservation, you are registered to pay a booking deposit of US$ 300 + 5% pp. Once we receive your payment, we will confirm your tour in your email and send you more details.

BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.- Online payments.

1.- Pay a booking deposit of US$ 300+5% card fee per person.
2.- Pay a booking deposit of US$ 300+6% per person through Paypal.

3.-US$55 aditional per person  to climb Wayna Picchu mountain  or Machu Picchu mountain.
You have to confirm in advance if you want to climb Wayna Picchu (the 45 minute climb ) or Machu Picchu mountain as they need to be booked well in advance  there are 2 time sessions: 07 – 08 am or 10 – 11 am
4.- For group bookings, transfer to our bank in Peru, US$ 300 per person, or pay with the methods mentioned above.

FINAL PAYMENT: We require the remaining balance payment of your tour 1 month before of your tour start, paying online with your reservation code in our website in How to pay OR pay in US$ cash or with a card in our office in Cusco at your arrival.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.- You must inform us of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor.
2.- If you have vertigo you do not want to climb Huayna Picchu for any reason then indicate NO in the reservation format and write this in the comments section. (If you want to climb up to machupicchu mountain or waynapicchu mountain you have to book 4 or 5 mouths in advance because the passes are sold out, this is alternative walk.
3.- You must carry your original passport and valid student card on the trail, If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp).
4.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not our company. All student cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid student card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed.
5.- Please hotel in Aguas Calientes town is 3 star hotel. If you are wanting alternative accommodation this can be organised, these are some upgrade options and the corresponding supplemental cost based on double occupancy see Recommendations. Please let us know of this request at the time of booking.
6.- Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and the train tickets and Machu Picchu entrance have not been finalised. US$ 25.00 is charged.
Change of dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs a further fee as Peru rail also charges for changes of dates. This administration charge of US$20.00 per ticket in this case is incurred. At times a change of date may only be possible in an upgrade to a higher standard carriage and so the difference in price would need to be paid additionally.
7- Our company will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. we cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
8.-Our travel agency does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.

CANCELATION MADE BY CLIENT

A.- Cancelation of the tour once you have paid a deposit and received a confirmation incurs in the loss of the booking deposit. (US$ 300.00) per person. Non-refundable booking deposit.
B.- Cancelation of tour within 45 days to 31 days before departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost…
C.- Cancelation of tour within 30 days to 8 days before departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost…
D.- Cancelation of tour within 7 days – 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost…
E.- Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost…

YOU SHOULD BRING

Backpack, warm clothes, fleece, sweater, rain jacket, hiking boots, trousers and shorts, baseball cap, sun glasses, water bottle, sun block, Insect repellent, Toiletries, bathing suit, towel, and your original passport

HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS TREKKING

We rate this 2 days inka trail to Machupicchu trek as moderate.
All along the way up to wiñayhuayna we will be walking through inca steps and it can be a bit dificult for the knees. In this tour the altitude is not the problem because we will start over 2100m and the highest point will the sungate (2750 m)

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO DO THIS TREKKING

The best time of year to plan this trek is the dry season from April to october when there is little rain, this time is considered as winter, during the day is really sunny and hot at night time.
November to March is the wet season in Peru but the weather is really unpredictable and we still have full tourist trekking at this time of the year.

WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE HOURS OF TREKKING PER DAY

The average walking time is 6 hours the first day and the second day is just by bus to Machupicchu and walking tour for 3 hours.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CARRY DURING THE TREK

What you need to carry with you in this tour is a light day pack. In your day pack, you should carry a water bottle; some extra warm layers; camera; a sun hat; and sunscreen.
Water is extremely important while hiking. You should start with 2L of water

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