Trekking through the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best trekking tours in the world due to the exquisite natural beauty and archaeological importance of the sites that lead to Machu Picchu. we find valleys that contain the endemic fauna high deserts or in the tropics, between the Puna sections and the cloud forest.
- • Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel or Office.
- • Pick up from your Hotel at 04:00 am
- • Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 Hrs)
- • Expedition train to Km 104 (starting point of the hike)
- • Entrance fees for the trail and the Machupicchu sanctuary
- • Permits and fees for the 2 Day Inca Trail park
- • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide.
- • Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
- • Guided Tour of Machupicchu on the second Day
- • 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Lunch
- • 1 snack and soda drink for the 1st Day
- • Acommodation at Hostal Viajeros or similar (Private room).
- • 2 bus tickets (Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu)
- • Expedition train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and transport to Cusco
- • Free and safe Storage in Cusco in Hotel Marqueses while you are hiking.
- • Walk the Sun`s gate Intipunku or to Inca Bridge after your tour.(Optional)
- • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes on 2nd Day US$ 12.00
(or a Down hill walk for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes)
- • Dinner on the 2nd Day, Drinks, snacks or water.
- • Hot spring pools 20 soles. (Optional)
- • Ticket for Huaynapicchu mountain.
Day 1: CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO- KM 104 CHACHABAMBA- WIÑAY-WAYNA- MACHUPICCHU-AGUAS CALIENTES.
Pick up from your hotels at 4:00 am to take you on a journey of two hours, with a private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Here we board the Expedition train, travel by train in an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek). (Worth the effort of getting up early and go with this train, which allows you to enter and begin our walk early, if we expect the usual train would start at noon. Starting this trip from Ollantaytambo is also suggested -( see our Combo option , the trip to the Sacred Valley with a night at Ollantaytambo.) At Km 104 after submitting passport control, we began to walk softly around meters Vilcanota River. Starting the way we will see the ruins of Chachabamba , a stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains , still revered by local people . After visiting Chachabamba , continue the path south and started a gradual climb to the mountain , before entering a cloud forest , overgrown , then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing uphill in an open meadow . After walking 3 hours, the road descends into a forest amazing. Here you will find a beautiful waterfall, then get to the bottom of the ruins of Winaywayna. Appreciate the beauty of this place, supplemented with information from our expert guide. After lunch at Winaywayna, we will continue in the afternoon in the cloud forest, filled with bromeliads, orchids and tree ferns. As we walk the last part of the way we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and drums ( " resting places " ) . You climb 60 stairs before you reach Inti Punku ( " Sun Gate " ) . From this point, you can see and observe this wonderful place. Then descend for 45 minutes to get to the viewpoint of the famous place, from here you can watch the sunset. Descend to the entry of Machupicchu where we board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation and Dinner included, rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow. The thermal baths are a good choice (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles. Overnight at Hotel Viajeros or up-grade accommodation upon your request.
Meals: L, D
Accommodation: Viajeros Hostel Double, Twin room, also triple rooms. (and single rooms for single supplement)
Maximum Altitude: 2680m/8792ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance Traveled: 7 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6 - 7 Hours
Day 2: AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICHU- WAYNA-PICCHU- OLLANTAYTAMBO- CUSCO
Breakfast from 04:30 am then board the first bus to Machu Picchu at 05:20, the park opens at 6:00 am. We have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for about 2-3 hours explained by your expert guide , you can visit the most amazing places as the Royal Mausoleum , the Temple of the three windows , the main temple , the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where wise Inkas tied to the sun in the winter solstice in June , stairways , plazas , fountains, etc. ( You usually have about 5-6 hours after extra time off ) . In high season the train schedules may vary. )
After finishing our masterful visit, we walk down to Aguas Calientes 1 hr, (option with bus down to pay $ 12.00 pp) Hotel Viajeros await us with a delicious lunch with our group. Then we have some free time to explore this quaint village before boarding our train back to Cusco.
The train departs Aguas Calientes in the afternoon at 16:45 pm and arrives in Cusco (Poroy train station) at 8:30 pm, then moved for 25 minutes to Cusco. ( or optional train at 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo , then a 2 hour trip to Cusco with a van , arrived at approximately 9:00 pm , we offer this alternative option back, more in high season which runs from April to August) .
Meals: B, L
Maximum Altitude: 2400m/7872ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance Travelled: 9 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 3 - 4 Hours
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• All our itineraries are fully customizable, jus ask !
We recommend that you bring:
§ Your Original passport. (ISIC student card if you've booked as a student).
§ Comfortable back pack. (There are no porters in this trek).
§ Water to drink (2 liters, no plastic bottles)
§ Camera, binoculars
§ Rain jacket in rainy season -Dec to Jan
§ Change of clothes
§ Basic personal toiletries: Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, small towel, handky, Anti bacterial wet wipes.
§ Hat or cap for the sun is essential, Sunscrean with sun protection
§ Insect repellent for mosquitoes (Malaria or Yellow fever have not been reported)
§ Comfortable hiking boots, sneakers or sturdy shoes.
Money in soles or dollars. (ATM´s or cash machines and travellers cheques in Aguas Calientes are more expensive to change.)