The Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu is the most important two day hike that takes you into Machu Picchu. Despite the shorter trek time you will nonetheless experience all of the main highlights of the real 2 day 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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Pick up from the hotel at 05:30 am., transfer to train station of Ollantaytambo. We will take the train until km 104 of the railway line Cusco – Machu Picchu, point of beginning the trek, where we will arrive on 10.00am.
We will visit the archaeological complex of Chachabamba (2150 masl), located next to the control post 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.
In the way, we will have magnificent views of the valley of the Urubamba River and the archaeological complex of Choquesuysuy, located in the left margin of the river, like also of a beautiful water cascade located to few minutes of Wiñay Wayna. Later, we will continue towards the Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol, 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 sacred city of Machu Picchu (2450 m.a.s.l.). We will descend in approximately 40 minutes, arriving by the superior part to the "House of the Guardians." Then we will get the bus to Aguas Calientes (25 minutes).
We will leave our hotel towards Machu Picchu after breakfast at about 5:30 am by bus. We are leaving that early because at this time the setting is less crowded, we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx. 3 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your TOUR guide; you have approx. 6 hrs. extra free time but depends on train time.
The train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon, then 2-hour transport 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|
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