Traditional 2 Days Inca Trail to Machu picchu

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 10 miles (16km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas"

per adult from

$705

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Transportation (hotel pickup, train, bus cusco - aguas calientes )
    • Fees (admissions )
    • Guide
    • Food (1 breakfast,1 lunch, 1 dinner and vegetarian option)
    • Accommodations (1 night hostel )
    What's excluded :
    • Food (Day 1 Breakfast and Day 4 lunch and Dinner.
    • fee (hot spring in Aguas Calientes 20 soles, Huayna Picchu and Machu picchu mountain 25 usd )
    • Transportation (Bus up and down Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu )

  • Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 (starting Point)

    Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Hikers ,will be picked up from 04 :00 am and driven to ollantaytambo (train station ) for a 1:30 hour bus then we will board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 , which is starting point . As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a considerable time dedicated to Chachabamba, we will continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in 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, hikers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.

    After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a beautiful cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos intresting places and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the famous Inti Punku or Sun Gate. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this unique place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel a peaceful and special feeling. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning,then we walk for 1:00 hour dwon to aguias calientes town hot springs This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional Peruvian Food
    • Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
    Accommodation included: Hostel

    Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu Citadel- Cusco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30am and arrive at the ruins at 06.15am. This time is still not so crowded 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 their 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.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.)

    Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or by hiking four days along the challenging Inca Trail. One can imagine the excitement when intrepid Yale professor-explorer Hiram Bingham, led there by local peasants in 1911, first glimpsed the jungle-invaded citadel abandoned by the Incas four centuries earlier.Bingham eagerly surveyed the site over the next five years, clearing away brush and identifying palaces, temples, and a celestial observatory from what is believed to have been a summer palace or ceremonial center for the first Incan emperor, Pachakuteq. Most of its gold and other treasures had been looted around the time of the Spanish conquest, but he unearthed thousands of artifacts and carted them off to New Haven to study. The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, that the conquering Spaniards never found or destroyed it. Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: box lunch
    Accommodation included: not Included
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up near by the center of cusco
    Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Original passport and copies
    • Student card ISIC (if applicable, green card if you are student ).
    • Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at amchu picchu
    • You only need to carry a small day pack
    • Water to drink ( 2 liters)
    • Camera, binoculars
    • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
    • Warm jacket
    • Sun hat and gloves
    • T-shirts / shirts
    • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
    • Basic toiletries
    • Hat or cap for the sun, essential
    • Sunscream with sun protection
    • Insect repellent for mosquitoes (Malaria or Yellow fever not been reported)
    • Rain pants
    • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
    • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
    • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
    • Water bottle
    • Comfortable hiking boots, runners or sturdy shoes
    • Money in soles or dollars. ATM´s or cash machines and travelers cheques in Aguas Calientes are more expensive to change
    • Short pants , Plaster and bandages
    • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us (they can be used on the Inca Trail if they have rubber tips)
    • NOTE: walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by PERU TRAVEL COMPANY

Activity ID: V-14086P40

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