DURATION

DIFFICULTY

2 DAYS

GENTLE

Prices 

2 Pax - $975

3 Pax - $872

4 Pax - $778

5 Pax - $764

6 Pax - $719

SHORT INCA TRAIL 2D/1N

We offer a special two day option for those who are short on time in Cusco, this is a great way to arrive to Machu Picchu if you do not have enough time to do the full four day trek. This option provides a fabulous taste of the Inca trail, without the camping, but do not feel you will miss out as we even enter Machu Picchu via the original Sungate, a sight to behold forever.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - KM 104 TO MACHU PICCHU


We will take the train from Ollantaytambo train station to Km 104, where the short Inca Trail starts. The valley turns into a canyon and the scenery begins to alter as the cloud forests appear on our approach to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. We will disembark the train at Km 104 and start the hike along a quite challenging uphill path. This ancient Inca Trail takes us uphill all the way to the magnificent archeological complex of Wiñay Wayna, from where there are many steep steps to climb to reach the upper part of the Archaeological Site. Here we find a fabulous sense of peace far from the crowds. with superb views of the imposing verdant mountains and native orchids. The trail now becomes gentler, continuing all the way to the Sun Gate, where we arrive to Machu Picchu through its real entrance. It is from here that we will have our first glimpse of the Machu Picchu citadel. We then cross the site to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town and check in to our lodge to rest and relax, in anticipation of a full afternoon tour tomorrow. Maximum Altitude: 2732 m / 8964 ft Minimum Altitude: 2088 m / 6850 ft Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours Day Distance: 10.79 km / 6.67 ml (to Inti Punku) Meals: L, D. Snacks Accommodation: Hatun Inti Classic or similar




DAY 2 - MACHU PICCHU EXCURSION


Good Morning! Rested and enthusiastic for our ultimate day we have the option to relax this the morning or have a wander round the town. Today we will lunch early in one of Aguas Calientes’ excellent restaurants in order to arrive to the Citadel in good time for our full afternoon tour. Accompanied by our guide, we take a 25 minute bus ride to the sanctuary of Machupicchu (2400m / 7874ft). Our guide will lead us in a tour of exploration and discovery of the many curious corners within this enigmatic Citadel. Our guided tour will have an average duration of 2 hours. Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu If you feel like you could take on another uphill challenge, you have the option to climb the famous mountain of Huayna Picchu this morning, pre afternoon tour. It is important to mention that to climb this mountain, you need to buy a separate ticket in advance. Please confirm that you want to make this climb at the time of making your booking with us. The trail consists of many steep narrow steps (not recommended for people who suffer vertigo), the height of the mountain is 2700m / 8858ft (the climb is 300 m.) We will climb Huayna Picchu at 10am. The route is around 3 hours round trip. We will then exit Machu Picchu citadel and have our lunch at Sanctuary Lodge just outside the entrance to the Citadel. After lunch we re-enter the citadel at 2pm for our guided tour of the citadel itself. As the site closes for the day at 5:30pm we bus back down to Aguas Calientes. We then have a charming train journey back to Ollantaytambo and time to reflect on, quite possibly, one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Our private transport will be waiting to take us back to your hotel. Meals: L, D. Snacks





 

                         Although we didn't do the full 4 day trek to Machu Picchu, we were all really glad to have done the roughly 8 miles one-day hike to Machu Picchu. It was a beautiful hike through cloud forest and past.                              Incan sites with another delicious and big packed lunch (that was homemade during the night before our hike so it would be as fresh as possible). Seeing MP through the Sun Gate and away from the crowds (and after all the effort to get there) made it extra special. 

Machu Picchu is massive and incredible but also extremely crowded. We all appreciated that our first experience of it was from the trek rather than after getting of the bus at the entrance and being surrounded by tons of tourists....

 Quechua does a lot more than lead treks and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality experience.   

                             

 Jeremy B

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. Drinking water along the trek. Boxed lunch. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Train tickets to Km 104. 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a quality 3* hotel. If you wish to upgrade hotel please ask for options. Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and vice versa. Dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes. Entrance to Machu Picchu (if you want to visit the mountain of Huayna Picchu add USD60, please advise at booking). Train ticket to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Entrance to the hot springs. Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain. (USD 60 extra) Tips for guides and field staff




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Students: US$ 30.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Please be aware that Youth Travel Cards are not valid). Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 10 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (GENTLE)


The maximum height can go up to 2,700 m. The average walking time is 6 – 7 hours per day. Here differences in altitude of up to 800 masl can occur with many ascents and descents. The daily hikes cover 10-15 kilometers. These tours are a good choice for trekkers with initial hiking experience at altitudes above 3,000 meters, and with good physical condition and health





 

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QUECHUA TREKS PERU

Mayra G. Callo La Jara

Tour Guide & Travel Agent

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    sales@quechuatreksperu.com

    Address: Calle Bolivar #108, Lamay, Calca

    Cusco, Perú.

    Cellphone Number: +51 987422809

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