The Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu is the most amazing two day hike desing thinking on those adventurers who doesn't have many time for a trip but want to see the incredible Inca Trail trek and its inca remains that can be only seen by this path and also for those who want to explore more incredible routes in Cusco. Despite the shorter trek time you will nonetheless experience all of the main highlights of the real Inca Trail Peru.
|Duration||2 days and 1 night|
|Season||From January to December except February for maintenance|
|Return||Back Packer Train|
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To start our Short Inca Trail Trip,we will pick up from the hotel at 05:30 am, transfering you to Ollantaytambo train Station. You will enjoy a beauty and comfort trip until km 104 of the railway line Cusco – Machu Picchu, this is our start point of our trek, where we will be arriving at 10.00am approx.
We will visit the archaeological complex of Chachabamba (2150 masl), located just next to the control post (please don't forget your documents there are so important to entry in the inca road) and will initiate a long walk of the ascent of 8 km during 4h, towards the archaeological complex of Wiñay Wayna (2700 masl), that is an impressive archaeological set composed of an agricultural sector with numerous platforms, a religious sector, and an urban sector.
Also in the way, we will have the opportunity to enjoy magnificent views of the valley of the Urubamba River and the archaeological complex of Choquesuysuy, located in the left margin of the river, and the best? A beautiful waterfall located to few minutes of Wiñay Wayna. Then, we will continue towards the Inti Punku or Sun Gate, after approximately 1 hour of a long walk on the brink of madness precipices in a landscape of forest eyebrow we will see for the first time the wonder of world, sacred city of Machu Picchu!!. But wait you will enjoy everything of this majestic wonder on the next day. After the incredible entry through the Sun Gate, and see for first time Machu Picchu, we will descend in approximately 40 minutes, arriving by the superior part to the "House of the Guardians." Then we will get the bus down to Aguas Calientes (25 minutes), where we will stay over.
On this second day, we will leave our hotel towards Machu Picchu after an exquisite breakfast at about 5:30 am. by bus. We will start ecry early because at this time the setting is less crowded and you will enjoy more the Machu Picchu Tour, so we will take an advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Then you will have a guided Tour of Machupicchu exploring it for about 3 hrs, know their mysteries and archaeological information that will be explained by your TOUR guide; you have approx. 6 hrs. extra free time but please it depends on train time availability. The train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon, then 2-hour you will be transport in a tourist bus to Cusco arriving between 8- 9:00 pm. approx.
|Accomodation (Category)||Price per Traveler USD$|
|Presidente / Wiracocha / Hatun Samay (**)||530||450|
|Inti punku /La cabaña / Santuario (***)||590||470|
|El Mapi / Tierra Viva / Casa de Sol (****)||690||540|
|Inkaterra / Sumaq (*****)||890||740|
|If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer's approval.|
The Traditional Inca Trail lasts 4 days. It has a medium difficulty level and includes camps on the route. We visit around 6 Inca archaeological remains, and visit the citadel of Machu Picchu on the last day. Normally it is done in groups of several passengers.On the other hand, the Short Inca Trail Trek lasts just 2 days. Being a private tour, and the groups are more smaller. In addition, the difficulty of this route is much lower and does not include outdoor camps, when overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes. The archeological sites of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and IntiPunku are visited. Finally, we will finish in the guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel.But don't forget that if you are intereste in hike Short Inca Trail with camping, you just have to notice it to us, and we will make this real.
The Short Inca Trail Trek has a duration of 2 days. During the first day we will travel the route from Chachabamba, Wayllabamba and Intipunku the famous Sun Gate. You will appreciate the wonder of Machu Picchu from the first day!! You will spend the night in the magical town of Aguas Calientes. And finally on the second day, you will visit the wonder of Machu Picchu with our professional guide. You will know all the secrets of the citadel and have free time to explore as you like before returning to Cusco.
We recommend doing the Short Inca Trail Trek during the dry season, that means from April to November. During these months the solar brightness is appropriate for the best photographs of the Andean landscapes. Do not forget to check the availability of spaces before making your reservation. We recommend that you separate your space at least 4 months in advance because entrance tickets are limited.
No. People of any age are suitable for this trek. So you can visit and adventure through this route with your family, or your friends without any problem. But please remember to read our section of Short Inca Trail Tips just to be prepare and avoid the altitude sickness.
We recommend you make reservations much earlier in the beginning of your tour, about 3 months in advance in the low season (November to March) and about 6 months in advance in high season (April to October), as the tickets for this Inca Road are sold out very fast, besides the regulation allows the entry of only 500 people per day including hikers (only 200 tourists maximum), tour guides, assistants, porters and support staff.Also be secure that this tour operator have the respective document that allows us to operate Inca Trail and Short Inca Trail. Tour operators must be authorized by government!!
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