Classic Inca Trail 2 days 1 night

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Inca Trail 2 days

A great option for a short visit to Machu Pichu. This classic Inca Trail 2 days 1 night is a great alternative for those who have a limited time to visit or don’t have the energy for the full 4-day Inca Trail. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the 2 day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and those on a tight schedule.

DAY 1: CUSCO - KM 104 - WIÑAWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU

You will be picked up at your hotel around 5.30am (depending on train time) and transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station. We travel by train, on a very picturesque route for 2 and a half hours until we reach kilometer 104 – the start of the trail for us. Shortly after crossing the bridge over the Rio Urubamba we visit the site of Chachabamba which is a lovely ruin with its water channels and fountains. (altitude 2050m) From here, we will hike upwards for about 8km (approximately 4 hours). The trail is well established, but there are still many stairs and the hike is mostly upwards! While this is one of hte easiest treks around the Cusco region, you still need to have a reasonable level of fitness to complete it. After our upwards climb, we arrive at the Inca site Wiñay Wayna (‘Forever Young’) (2680m/8792ft) This is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. Many consider this the most impressive site on the whole Inca Trail. We will have our boxed lunch at Wiñay Wayna.

We will then continue for about one hour further onto ‘Inti Punku’ (The ‘Sun gate’) (2730m/8792ft) from where you will have your first dramatic and impressive view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft). As you are arriving late in the day you may be lucky enough to enjoy the view by yourself! After getting those classic photos, we will walk down the last part of the trail towards the ancient city itself. Before entering Machu Picchu, we will take a side path off the trail to go down to Aguas Calientes, as we will visit Machu Picchu on day 2. We will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will check into your accommodation, and a celebratory dinner before getting to bed early in preparation for the next day’s early start.

Total distance: 13 km (8,08 miles), Estimated walking time 6-7 hours, altitude gain 600m

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO.

Waking up early we’ll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.



Inclusions

  Pick-up from your hotel
  Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  Train to Km104
  Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  1 night in Aguas Calientes (basic lodgement)
  Oxygen bottle
  First Aid Kit
  Inca Trail Entrance Tickets Permit
  Return bus tickets to Machu Picchu


Exclusions

  Travel personal insurance. you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  Personal Porters
  Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
  Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  Meals and personal expenses

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to your hotel. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are at 05:30am. Note: This tour is not flexible and spaces are very limited. we recommend you to book the Inca Trail at the earliest possible.

Duration:

48 hours approximate

Requirement

There is none a minimum of people required to book for this tour but it is important you book the correct dates

Confirmation and Payment:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal. Once we got your Payment you will received your confirmation travel voucher.

Value for money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with LAS ADVENTURE again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras or the quality may not be as good