A hike along the Short Inca Trail is a unique experience that you have to try at least once in your life: intense and fabulous through a series of spectacular Inca ruins while contemplating some of the most wonderful landscapes along the way.
|Duration||3 days and 2 night|
|Season||From January to December except February for maintenance|
|Return||Back Packer Train|
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We will pick you up at your hotel / hostel at 8:20 a.m. To take you to the Sacred Valley in a private van.Then we will begin our journey througha beautiful landscapes that you can appreciate from the tourist bus, finally we will go towards the sacred valley. In our tour we will descend approx. 500 meters to visit the town of Pisaq where we will visit the craft market and can buy some presents for their families. Then we will head towards the archaeological complex of Pisaq, which offers impressive landscapes of the entire valley. In the guided tour we will see the areas that were used as residences, temples and other architecture, etc. If you prefer to spend more time in the artisanal market instead of visiting the archaeological complex of Pisaq, you just need to tell your guide.
After the visit to Pisaq we will continue to Urubamba, where we will stop for lunch, then we will go to Ollantaytambo which is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Here again we will be surprised by the magnificence of the Inca culture, with the amazing temple of the sun with its huge blocks perfectly carved and finished, the water sources, and the traditional way of dressing of the communities that live around this beautiful place . After you have finished visiting this beautiful place we will transfer you to your hostel where you will spend the night and rest.
The short Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu starts from pick-up at your hostel (6:00 am approx.) We will drive to the train station where you will board the train that leaves from Ollantaytambo train station heading to Km 104 (start of our walk). The train trip lasts an hour and a half, in this tour you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and different ecosystems. When you reach km 104 and then cross a suspension bridge to reach the checkpoint, you must present your passport or document with which you made your reservation. At the end of the respective controls, we will start the trek uphill for 4 hours until we reach the Inca Wiñaywayna site, which in Quechua means (forever young) Wiñaywayna has a height of 2680 meters above sea level and is considered one of the most attractive sites of this route . After your guided tour we will stop to eat our snack.
After recharging our energy we will continue our hike for an hour and a half until we reach the Intipunku (Sun Gate) where you can enjoy the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu. Finally we will continue walking through the last section of the Inca Trail until we reach the place where you can take the classic photo (postal photo) with the old citadel. After this short break, we will descend to the main entrance, here we will get on the bus that will take us to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will have time to relax at the hotel before your dinner and then plan the tour in the citadel on the last day of the tour.
On this day you can enjoy and know the wonder of Machu Picchu and can do it in two ways: You can walk up an hour and a half from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu through a path with stairs or You can take the bus for about 25 minutes heading to Machu Picchu, you only have to tell us.
If you are interested in seeing the sunrise in this ancient Inca city, you should get up very early to go to the bus station where you will have to wait for the first busses to Machu Picchu; Once you have arrived at Machu Picchu, you will have your guided tour for 2 hours from this historic site, followed by enough time to make your own tour.
From 3:30 p.m. we will meet at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes for our last lunch together (optional and not included in the tour price). After lunch you will receive your train tickets for your trip back to Cusco.
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With the river feeding the valley, its fertile lands were one of the main centers of food production during the Inca era; Some places even, like Moray, were used as agricultural laboratories, to experiment with plant species that like the whole empire. The Incas cultivated, potatoes, white corn, coca, fruits and vegetables, and terraces like those that can be seen in many villages of the valley. Currently the valley produces lucuma, peach, avocado, and one of the best grains of corn in the world. But it was more than just an important agricultural center; The valley of the Urubamba River, "Willcamayu" for the Incas, was one of the most important elements in the religious cosmology of the Incas. They believed that the flow of Urubamba was closely linked to the constellations and mountains, also believed that the counterpart of the Milky Way in the land.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located at 2,800 masl, 600 meters below Cusco, and enjoys one of the best climates of this region, temperatures during the day vary between 19° and 24 °C. This privileged climate made the Incas take it as their main center of production, experimentation and agricultural research. Nowadays, travelers use the valley to acclimatize, before starting their tours through Cusco and Machu Picchu, and without doubt one of the best ways to avoid altitude sickness
Known by the Incas as Willcamayu, the beautiful valley extends from the town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo, along the Urubamba River. The old Inca settlements in these cities are presented as checkpoints, before entering the "Inca Trail" that leads to the sacred city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; They are simply amazing, and one of the best previews to what you will see in Wonder.
The Inca Trail is the most famous hiking route to Machu Picchu. In total it travels 43 kilometers in 4 days and 3 nights, this shorter version will take you on the 2 last days of the classical. Through an ancient network of trails made by the Incas hundreds of years ago, you will discover the most impressive inca archeological remains that can only be seen by this way. The start of the journey isat 104 km. The end is at the Intipunku (Sun Gate) in the Inca City of Machu Picchu.The Inca Trail is considered among the 5 best hiking trails in the world!!!. Daily they only allow a maximum of 500 people to enter their roads. Of them, approximately 200 are tourists. The others are support staff: guides, porters, cooks. This route is the way the Incas formerly arrived at Machu Picchu.
Booking an entrance to the Inca Trail is easy and safe. You should only look for availability in an online travel agency. Payment is by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard).
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