2-Day tour of the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu from Cusco
Enjoy dinner and comfortable overnight accommodations in Aguas Calientes town
Embark on a guided tour of Machu Picchu with an expert guide
Upgrade to spend an additional day and night in Aguas Calientes town
Relax at Natural Hot springs at Aguas Calientes town
Duration: 2 Days
Departure point: Cuzco, Peru
Accommodation: 1 night hotel at Aguas Calientes town
Type of Trek: Hiking, Adventure, history, Culture
Group Size: Min 02 – Max 10
Meals: Full board on trek even vegetarian
Transportation: Private vehicle & train.
Day 1: Inca Trail – Km 104 to Machu Picchu (Meals: L, D)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 4:00am.(depending on train time) and take you to the train station. The journey to the station is by bus and after that you will be on a very picturesque train journey for 3.5 hrs. Until we reach Km 104 – the start of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. From there, we will trek uphill for about 4 hours to the Inca site of WiñayWayna (Quechua for Forever Young) (2700m/8850 ft). While there we will have a box lunch and then spend some time enjoying this impressive site before merging onto the path of the classic Inca Trail.
We will continue the hike on to Inti Punku (Sun gate) (2730m/8792 ft) from where we will have a panoramic and breathtaking view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft). We will walk down the last part of the Inca trail to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu allowing you to get a quick glimpse in preparation for the next day. We will take a side path off the Inca trail to go down to the town of Aguas Calientes. We finish the day going down to Aguas Calientes and having dinner at a local restaurant.
Total walking hours: (10 km.)– Initial altitude 2100 m. – Final 2,730 m. / Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Altitude: 2000 m, 6500 ft)
Day 2: Inca Trail – Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu – Cusco (Meals: B)
We have breakfast and then take the first bus at (5:30am) up to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is open at 6 o’clock we’ll see the beautiful sunrise and have the grand tour of Machu Picchu by visiting the most important temples in the ruins for about 2 hrs. You will have some free time to go on exploring the site on your own.
For an additional fee, we can obtain the entrance tickets for (Machu Picchu Mountain) or (Wayna Picchu mountain) together (This is the top of the mountain we see in every picture of Machu Picchu) 2720m/8890 ft. This optional hike should be booked well in advance (and it takes a 50 min to reach the top and another 50 min to hike down).
You will have the afternoon free for you to have lunch, visit the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or the small market or museum. Finally, you will catch your train from (Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo) and then by bus to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.
Total walking: 2hrs guided tour (the free time about 6 hours by yourselves) – Initial altitude 2000 m. Final 2,400 m. / Train back to Ollantaytambo, bus back to Cusco, and transfer to your hotel.
Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify) Under 18’s Discount: US$20
Optional Extras: Walking Poles
Classic Inca trail Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to bring
Original Passport, Pair of walking sticks (can be rented in our office in Cusco), Walking boots , Waterproof jacket, Sun hat and gloves, Sun protection (SPF 35 or higher), Insect repellent, Reusable water container, Water for the first day, Toiletries (including toilet paper), Personal medication, Camera Headlamp Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles)
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
The Short Fast Inca Trail Package Includes:
Pre – Briefing 1 or 2 days before to start the trek
Professional, bilingual Tour Guide.
All transfers from and to your hotel
Train Journey: Ollantaytambo – Km 104
Train Journey: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
Bus ride: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Bus Journey: Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Entrance tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
1-night hotels in Aguas Calientes town (hot shower, private bath, cable TV, breakfast)
1 breakfast, 1 box-lunch, 1 dinner (breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 2 are not included)
Oxygen bottle, First Aid kit
Vegetarian food on request at no extra cost!
The Short Inca Trail Package Does Not Include:
International or domestic flights
Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain $ 75 per person
Hotels in Cusco