Day 1: CUSCO- OLLANTAYTAMBO - KM 104 - CHACHABAMBA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES
SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS ITINERARY
Ready for an exciting day in the valleys of Cusco? If so, day 1 begins at 4 am, which is the time at which we will pick you up at the hotel to take you to Ollantaytambo. From this point, we will take the train that passes through the Urubamba river and we will stay at km 104, which is a wooded and foggy place called Chachabamba.
Once there, we will enter the Chachabamba control point for which you must present your original passport and thus be able to begin the journey inside.
Chachabamba is an extremely beautiful archaeological site about which our guide will tell you about it and give you details of the Inca history and the place. After a while of exploring the site, we will advance to the first section of the old Inca trail. This section is inclined and the route lasts 3 hours to finally reach Wiñay Wayna.
Wiñay Wayna offers a wonderful view of the mountains, its surroundings, as well as the archaeological zone since it has a granite stone building and an altitude of 8694 feet. Once we reach this point we will take a break for lunch, enjoy some snacks and continue the walk towards Puerta del Sol.
From the Puerta del Sol, we will hike downhill for an hour, to show you the city of Machu Picchu more closely so that you can take photos.
Finally, on day 1, we will go to Aguas Calientes by bus to have dinner at a local restaurant and rest for the short Inca trail tour on day 2.
- Trekking the Inca Trail, enjoying the views from the Sun Gate, and sunset views from Machu Picchu.
- Walking Distance: 12 km / 8 miles
- Meals: B + L
- Elevations: Trek starting point is 2,000 m, the highest point is Sun Gate at 2,720 m, and the hotel is at 2,000 m
- Weather: Hot and humid
Accommodation: Hotel night in Aguas Calientes
Dia 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO
The next day we will wake up very early to have breakfast at the hotel and then head to the bus station to board the bus. The trip will be 30 minutes to the archaeological center of Machu Picchu, once there we will show the passport and the ticket at the control then we will enter and go to the viewpoint where you can fully appreciate this fascinating place and also have a chance to take some pictures.
Then we will have a 2 hours tour where you will visit the most important places such as houses, storehouses, fountains, stone quarries and much more, ending the tour we will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will have your last lunch with the group (not included) and in the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco.
You will be in Cusco at approximately 7 pm, depending on the availability of the train and we will drop you off at your hotel.
- Highlight: Arrive early to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise
- Temperature: Warm and humid
- Meals: Breakfast Only
Train: Expedition tourist class at 14:30 or 14:55