Inca Trail 2D/1N

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes

intipunkuWe`ll pick you up from your Hotel early,for a 2 hour journey by private car to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo. Then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train for approximately  1 hour and 45 minutes. You’ll arrive at the  kilometer 104 start of the hike. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point,show your passports, and then we will start the walk to the other side of the Vilcanota river. The trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba, where we will see the stone altar to the sun… a sacred rock for locals. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail head south, and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. When the trail leaves the forest and goes west, we will continue the uphill hike into open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna.

After lunch in Wiñaywayna, we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features such as stone steps and tambos “resting places”, and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place. You will have 45 minutes to be at this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, and with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset. Then we will prepare our mind for the next early morning,and take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

machu-picchuEarly wake up early. and after breakfast in your hotel, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05:20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06:00 am, when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet, so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and its mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.)

After that return to Aguas Calientes by bus and then take the train to Ollantaytambo and final transport to Cusco by car.

INCLUSIONS

Included:

  • Transfer Hotel / Trains Station / Hotel.
  • Permit ticket to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Bus from aguas calientes / Machupicchu / Aguas Calientes
  • Round Trip Train Tickets  ( Expedition Class ).
  • Meals
  • English / Spanish Guide

Not Included:

  • First Breakfast.
  • Last Lunch
  • Huayna Picchu  Permit (USD 75)
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses

* Students with ISIC cards have USD 20 discount.

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