The 2 Day Short Inca Trail with camping is the best option if you are looking for a short trip but don´t want the typical night in a Hotel. In this route we will find valleys that contain wildlife, between the stretches of the Puna and cloud forests, passing through several Inca archaeological sites that offers stunning views to Machu Picchu. Dare to experiment another way of the Classic Inca Trail or the Classical Short Version of it.
|Duration||2 days and 1 night|
|Season||From January to December except February for maintenance|
|Return||Back Packer Train|
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We will pass by your hotel very early in the morning, and travel for 1 hour and 40 minutes to Ollantaytambo train station, then travel by train for 1 hour to KM 104 where we get off our train to start our walk Once we pass the control, our chef will be waiting for us with our porters who will have our breakfast ready. After breakfast we will start our walk and just 5 minutes away is our first stop called Chichu Bamba, a beautiful archaeological center with water fountains and ceremonial places, our guide will give us the introduction to the road and tell us the history and use of this place . From this place our path will be a gradual ascent with stops along the way to enjoy beautiful panoramic views, we will arrive at a beautiful waterfall where we can enjoy our snack, then we will continue our walk to visit a beautiful archaeological site called Wiñay Wayna, this is one of the most beautiful places that if you visit even on the longest routes of the Inca Trail. After that we will continue our walk to enjoy our delicious lunch prepared by the chef. After finishing our lunch we will continue for 1 more hour until we reach the Sun Gate or Inti Punku, from this point we will have the first view to Machu Picchu, we will take some time to rest and enjoy this beautiful view, then we will continue our walk 50 minutes more until you reach this magical sacred city of the Incas. The advantage of doing this walk is that we will arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon so there will be no people visiting the place, we will be almost the only ones and we will be able to take beautiful pictures of the place without people. Once finished with our photos we must leave Machu Picchu and take our bus down to the valley and we will arrive at our camp where our walking team awaits us with everything ready. After dinner we will say goodbye to them because the next morning we will leave very early.
This is one of the most important day!!! After a beautiful hike the day before, we will finally visit the world wonder, the sacred city of the Incas, Unesco's cultural and natural heritage; Machu Picchu!!!. Our recommendation is to get up early to appreciate the sunrise in Machu Picchu (subject to weather conditions) and take the energies of this sacred place. Your guide will pass through the campsite and will go to the bus station, it will be a 25 minute trip to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. Once there, do not forget to use the toilets for the last time since there are no toilets inside Machu Picchu.
You will have a guided tour of approximately 3 hours touring the temple of the sun, temple of the pacha mama, inca house, chacana temple, the Intihuatana, the temple of the condor, etc. In our Tour to Machu Picchu, we made the most complete route so you do not miss any place, you will have time to take your pictures, enjoy beautiful views, etc. If another extra walk is encouraged you can request the entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain or Huaynapicchu (not included), however, this will be confirmed according to the availability of space at the time of booking, this mountain is quite popular and the income is limited to 200 people by schedule, in seasons from June to September is required to book at least 3 months in advance. In case we get space for this extra walk, your guide will show you the way you should take to make this hike.
Whatever the case may be, once you have finished your Machu Picchu Tour, you must go down to Machu Picchu Town, then we will embark on our train that will depart on the way to Ollantaytambo, once you arrive there our staff will be waiting for you with your mobility to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
The climate in Cusco and Machu Picchu is unpredictable. In general, the dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but this does not prevent the rain from falling in June or the sun coming out in December, just prepare for any weather. No matter which month you take the hike or excursion, or which tour you are on, make sure you have adequate clothing that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.
Also prepare for four seasons in a day. Many of the excursions through the Andes involve many microclimates and you will have to be prepared for all seasons. The layers are always key because they are easy to adjust to different temperatures. And the nights will always be cold, so get ready with a warm jacket.
As soon as many travelers book their trip to Peru, specifically to Cusco, they begin to wonder about altitude sickness. Air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. For several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the least amount of oxygen in the air.
The first symptoms of altitude sickness can be; headache, fatigue, followed by loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, difficulty breathing during exercise. If any of these effects worsen, please contact with us and we will help you get to a doctor, and our staff that is accompanied is trained to help you in first aid.
Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend activities and walks slowly, allowing your body to adapt. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness.
Don't worry about this item, this trek is the ideal to avoid altitude sickness since it it not hard and also you will enjoy incredible views without any problems!
Cusco, Huayllabamba, Warmiwañusca, Wiñayhuayna & Machu Picchu
Hiking the Classic Inca Trail in 4 days 3 nights is one of the lifetime experiences to the most famous trek in South America. Enjoy hiking through this unique inca road:
Cusco, Km 104, wiñayhuayna, Machu Picchu
Without much time for your trip? Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best alternative for you! Check our interesting info and know more about this incredible alternative trek:
Cusco, Km 82, Huayllabamba, Warmiwañusca, Wiñayhuayna, Machu Picchu & Huayna picchu
The Special Inca Trail is the unique tour that gives you the option to visit for a second time on the 5th day Machu Picchu!!, and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain:
Cusco, Soraypampa, Salkantay Mountain, Warmi Wañusca, Wiñayhuayna & Machu Picchu
This incredible trek takes place under the sacred mountain of Salkantay Trek (6,271m), one of the highest and most incredible of the Peruvian Andes. More info:
Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, Km 82, Warmiwañusca, Wiñayhuayna & Machu Picchu
Bea at the principal door of contact with the Inca culture, the wonderful city of Cusco "Cultural Patrimony of Humanity," and visit the main historical attractions:
Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, Km 82, Warmiwañusca, Wiñayhuayna, Machu Picchu & River Rafting
Explore Machu Picchu, along the ancient Inca Trail. Discover its peculiar architectural features, feel the adventure and life the best experience at river rafting!!!