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.
- • Pick up from your Hotel at 04:00 am (Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 Hrs)
- • PeruRail 1st Class train to Km 104 (starting point of the hike)
- • Entrance fees for the trail and Machupicchu sanctuary
- • Permits and fees for the 2 Day Inca Trail park
- • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide for 4 hours before Lunch
- • Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
- • Guided Tour in Machupicchu on the second Day
- • Walk to the Inca Bridge after your tour.(Optional)
- • 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch ,1 snack and drink for the 1st Day
- • Accommodation 2 person room Hotel Wiracocha.
- • 2 bus tickets (Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu)
- • PeruRail 1st class train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and transport to Cusco
- • Free and safe Storage of your belongings in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses.
- • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes on 2nd Day US$ 12 pp (or a downhill walk for 45 minutes to Aguas Calientes town.)
- • Hot spring pools 10 soles
- • Dinner on the 2nd Day
- • Ticket for Huaynapicchu mountain.
Day 1: OLLANTAYTAMBO - KM 104 CHACHABAMBA - WIÑAY-WAYNA -MACHUPICCHU-AGUAS CALIENTES.
We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 4:00 am to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private van to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. (This is the best train service time and itinerary to start the hike by 08:00 am and have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic trek) so please sleep early the night before) As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 liters of water.
After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.
Accommodation in private rooms, Hotel Wiracocha or similar level accommodation. This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included. At dinner time your guide will inform about plans and arrangements for the next big day!!
Meals: L, D
Maximum Altitude: 2680m/8792ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance Travelled: 7 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6 - 7 Hours
Day 2: AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHUPICHU- WAYNA-PICCHU- OLLANTAYTAMBO- CUSCO
Early wake up at 04.30 am ... and after a good breakfast, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx. 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx. 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, (you generally have approx. 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Climbing to Huayna Picchu.-see additional info if you want to purchase a permit for this.
Around 3-4:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. ($7 not included, most people like to walk this old inka trail down to Aguas Calientes )
The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. (6:00 pm or 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo then a 2 hours transport to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx.
Meals: B, L
Accommodation: 2 person per room.
Maximum Altitude: 2400m/7872ft
Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft
Distance travelled: 9 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 3 - 4 Hours
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
• 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.)