Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 2 days/ 1 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 500 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 470 U.S.A. Dollars with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Department of Cusco – Perú
Distance: 12 Km / 7, 45 Miles
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 2680m/8817ft to 4200m/13818ft
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
Note that the Inca Trail is closed in February.
This a fascinating short version of the famous and surprising Inca trail for people that have less time available, but still want to do the Inca trail. In this route we can also enjoy the flora and fauna, the variety of microclimates and many archaeological sites that this route offers.
We cover the first day 12 kilometers in approximately 6 hours spending the night in Aguas Calientes and the next day will visit Machupicchu.
Day 1 – Cusco – Chachabamba – Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
At 6:30 a.m., we pick you up from your hotel for our short shuttle to Cusco’s San Pedro train station. The train ride covers 104 kilometers/ 64.6 miles (4 hours), and then we set out on our trek to the Wiñaywayna archeological complex and then onward to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a charming little hostel.
Meals: box lunch/D
Maximum Altitude: 2,650 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m
Distance travelled: 12 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Day 2 – Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco
We will take the first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and arrive at Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a professionally guided 2 hours visit of the great Machu Picchu sanctuary city. There is also an optional hike for the more energetic and adventurous people in the group, to the top of Huaynapicchu Mountain the pyramid shaped peak that overlooks Machu Picchu. After our visit, we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where we can enjoy a relaxing bath at the local hot springs. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco. We will shuttle you from the Cusco train station to your hotel by bus.
Maximum Altitude: 2,350 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m
Distance travelled: 7 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
Train ticket from Cusco to Km 104
Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
All meals (1L/1D/1B).
Accommodations in Hotel
First aid kit
Train ticket back to Cusco
Bus round trip for Machupicchu
We recommended to bring:
Personal Sleeping Bag
Backpack and Daypack
Hiking shoes or boots
Raincoat or poncho
Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
Bottle of Water
Chocolates, candies or other snacks
Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)