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Official Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days from Cusco

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Duration

2 days / 1 night

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English, Español

Overview

The Official Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night is a shorter version of the 4 days 3 nights trek .

The Inca Trail is considered as one of the world’s oldest routes and one of the ten best hikes in the world. On this trek you will be able to follow part of the old traditional trail used by the Incas to reach Machu Picchu over hundreds of years. At the same time you will enjoy incredible sacred landscapes and you will be able to immerse within the mystic history of the Inca Empire.

As a reward the last day this mystic trek will end in Machu Picchu (visit included), the Inca citadel.

 

Departure time: 4:00am on day 1
Pick from hotel in central Cusco between 3:30-4:00am

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba – Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Aguas Calientes –Machu Picchu -Cusco

 

More details of the itinerary on the itinerary section below

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Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba
Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba

You will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco early in the morning at around 4am and you will be transferred to the train station and take the train to the famous Km. 104. This is departure point of your trek.
From there you will walk around 3 hours and you will stop on the way to visit the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2200 meters above the sea). Then you will continue your trek and will stop at the archaeological of Wiñaywayna (2600 meters above the sea). This place seems to be the home of the ancient priests of Machu Picchu.

You will continue your walk towards Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Village) through the Intipunku (The Sun Gate). In the Intipunku you will be able enjoy the amazing and panoramic landscapes of Machu Picchu.
Once arrive to Aguas Calientes you will have free time to your own or take a hot bath in the famous hot springs. Then you will have your dinner and stay there for the night on basic hotel (upgrade to superior hotel is possible on extra section before checkout).

Día 2: Aguas Calientes –Machu Picchu -Cusco
Día 2: Aguas Calientes –Machu Picchu -Cusco

After your breakfast you will start your walk towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. There you will be with a guide in order to enjoy a 2 hours guided visit of the citadel where you will learn about the secrets and history of this magic place. After the guided tour, you will have enough time to enjoy it on our own and take picture.
If you want and book in advance you will be able to hike the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Both mountain are an extra zone inside Machu Picchu (this extra access can be booked on the extra section before checkout).
In the afternoon you will go back to Aguas Calientes where you will take your lunch and then you will take your train to Ollantaytambo (18:20 or 19:00 train, subject to availabilities). In Ollantaytambo Station you will be collected and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Included/Exclude

  • Transportation from Hotel in Central Cusco to train station
  • Transportation from train station to Central Cusco
  • Train tickets round trip.
  • Inca Trail Ticket
  • Machu Picchu Circuit 3 visit
  • Professional bilingual Guide in English and Spanish
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (room with private bathroom)
  • Lunch and dinner on day 1
  • First aid kit and Oxygen for emergencies.
  • Bus UP to Machu Picchu on the second day of the tour
  • Entrance ticket to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Additional bus ticket
  • Breakfast on day 1 and the lunch and dinner on day 2.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mineral water
  • Personal expensives

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Official Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days from Cusco

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All our exclusive tours activities have been selected and set up in order to bring the best experience while you travel in Peru.
Important Information about the tour
The train departure/arrival times may vary depending on availability. Once your reservation is made we will be able to confirm the exact timetables of the trains.
The order of the visits could change, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports are subject to modifications.
What do I need to bring?
Your original passport
Student card (if student)

We recommend not to forget:

Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
Warm jacket
Walking boots
Swimwear for rafting
Hat and trek gloves
Various T-shirts and comfortable trousers
Sun cream (preferable 50+ due to altitude)
Insect repellent
Sun hat
Toiletries
Personal medication
Flashlight with extra batteries
Camera and/or mobile phone with camera
When and where does the tour start?
The tour start on Day 1 with a pick up at your hotel at around 4:00am. The exact pick up time will be communicated in a confirmation email.
When and where does the tour end?
On Day 2 after the guided visit to Machu Picchu you will be stay in Machu Picchu on your own. You will need be sure to have enough time to arrive on time to take your train to Ollantaytambo. Then you will be dropped off in Central Cusco at the end of the day. The exact train time and time of arrival to Cusco will be communicate to you by the staff.
When is recommended to arrive to Cusco?
It is recommended to arrive in Cusco at least 2 days before the trek in order to acclimatize and get used to the altitude.
This tour is not suitable for:
Pregnant women
Visitor with strong back problems
Visitors with heart problems

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Max - Germany

2020-03-15

we recommend it

Our Guide knows everything and was extremely helpful. He was attentive and encourages us well. Very beautiful two days that we were lucky enough to do it just before the pandemic.
You are on the best way!

Maria - Ireland

2019-10-30
Perfect experience.
You are on the best way!

Matthieu - France

2019-07-30

Good option if not enough time

We had a limited time in Peru and we could not stay more than 3 days in Cusco area. We thought it was not possible to do the Inca trail as we did not know about this 2 day option. Well organized, nice group and excellent guide. We are French but the guide speak a clear English which was very fine for us. Machu Picchu was amazing!
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Available extras
  • Huayna Picchu Hike (extra zone inside Machu Picchu)($81.00)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (extra zone inside Machu Picchu)($81.00)
  • Upgrade train from Expedition/Voyage train to Vistadome / 360º Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo($30.00)
  • Upgrade from Basic hostel to Standard hotel($30.00)

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Good fast service. We booked last minutes tickets for the Machu Picchu and mountain without issues

Jason, USA

Pick from the hotel to transport terminal and then directly to Ollantaytambo. Perfect service

Selena Gomez

Transport from Cusco to Machu Picchu within our budget, and met nice people. Jose the driver is amazing.

Sophie Moulin

People say about us

Good fast service. We booked last minutes tickets for the Machu Picchu and mountain without issues

Jason, USA

Pick from the hotel to transport terminal and then directly to Ollantaytambo. Perfect service

Selena Gomez

Transport from Cusco to Machu Picchu within our budget, and met nice people. Jose the driver is amazing.

Sophie Moulin
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