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Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machupicchu – Group Service

Overview

Immerse yourself in the Short Inca Trail to the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu. In its 10.5 km route, visit three beautiful Inca archeological centers, Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Machupicchu. Also, enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the richness of biodiversity. This shared service gives you the option to join other people who are not necessarily your acquaintances. We will take charge of assembling your group. Venture with your new friends along the Short Inca Path that is completely preserving and signposting. Walk 6-hour to Machu Picchu on a comfortable and quiet road.

Mapa

Short Inca Trail map – 2 days

Itinerary

Summary

Day 1: Cusco – Km 104 – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

  • At 3:40 a.m. Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Train departure from Ollantaytambo station. 6:10 a.m.
  • Hiking start. 8:00 am.
  • A short break to eat our snacks. 11:30 am.
  • Arrival at Machu Picchu. At approximately 15:00 hours.
  • Descent on the bus to Aguas Calientes. 15:30 hours
  • Dinner at a good restaurant in Aguas Caliente. 18:30 pm.
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes in a 2-star hotel.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

  • Today will depend on the group the time of departure from the hotel
  • Journey by bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu. 25 minutes
  • Tour with the guide at Machupicchu. 2 and a half hours
  • Return train from Aguas Calientes. 15:20 ó 16:22 hours
  • Pick up from the train station at 19:05 ó 18:10 hours
  • Arrival in the city of Cusco. At approximately 19:40 hours

Full Itinerary, Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machupicchu – Group Service

Day 1: Cusco – km 104 – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes

At 3:40 am, our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to take you to Ollantaytambo train station. Then you will travel by train to the start of the Short Inca Trail, KM – 104 of the railroad, where you will through the control together with your authorized official guide for the Short Inca Path.

Start to enjoy your adventure first visiting the archaeological site of Chachabamba, then continue on an ascending path until you reach Wiñaywayna, another beautiful archeological center strategically located. Here take a short break to enjoy your cold lunch and then continue among the humid forest enjoying the abundance of biodiversity (flora and fauna) until you reach the highest point of the route, sun gate (2,720 meters / 8,922 feet).

From Sun gate, appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes, steep mountains covered with the green and white mantle, deep valleys formed by the Urubamba River. Also, marvel at the first impact of the Inca city of Machupicchu.

After all, go down to the main gate of Machu Picchu and take the bus to Aguas Calientes. At 6:30 p.m., your guide will take you to an excellent restaurant for your excellent dinner and finally spend the night in a 2-star hotel.

  • Maximum Altitude Inti Punku (sun gate): 2680msnm / 8792 feet
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,720 meters / 8,922 feet
  • Length: 10:5 km /6.6 miles
  • Walking time: 6 – 7 hours

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today, take the first bus together with your tour guide toward the Inca city of Machu Picchu and explore every corner of the beautiful Inca city along with your expert guide. After 2 and a half hours of walking, on your own, you can go up to Huaynapicchu or the mountain if you have the permit (you must book in advance).

After all, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (on your own), and in the afternoon you must be at the train station 30 minutes before the time indicated on your return train ticket to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Where our staff will be waiting for you to take to the city of Cusco – Hotel.

  • Aguas Calientes – 2050masl / 6,7 feet.
  • Highest Altitude – 2450masl / 8 feet.

Inclusions

We included in Short Inca Trail 2 days package

  • Pre-departure explanation meeting.
  • Private tourist mobility Round trip between Cusco Hotel and Train station.
  • Roundtrip train tickets from Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • 3 bus tickets between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
  • 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes town in a 2-star hotel.
  • Professional tour guide service
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.
  • 1 lunch (Lunchbox) and 1 Dinner. Vegetarian option (no extra charge).

We do not include

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • To climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (optional)
  • Porter for personal equipment
  • Travel insurance. You must take out your travel insurance at least during the duration of your adventure
  • Walking sticks
  • Accommodations in Cusco
  • Tips (optional)

Prices

Price 2019 through January 31, 2020.

In this shared service, we have a single price and is basing on a double or marital room in a 2-star hotel. For a separate room or if you wish to spend the night in another hotel category, you must add a supplement.

Min 1 / max 10 person

People number Price per person Apply
1+Trekkers US$ 450
Booking

Optional services

All the services listed below are not included in the package, and if you want to book, you must add.

  • To journey in Vistadome train – US$ 75 per person
  • To climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person
  • 3-star hotel – US$ 20 per person
  • 4-star hotel – US$ 70 per person
  • 5-star hotel – US$ 324 per person

We offer discounts

  • US$ 30 for university students under 25 years of age and who have a university card with the valid date at the time of the walk issued by their university. Also for people over 8 years old and under 17 (we need to see their passports).
  • US$ 60 for children under 8 and we also need to see their passports in reserve.
  • And we have special discounts for groups of travel agencies.

Findings

Recommendations

  • Before booking the Sort Inca Trail 2 days, ask us about availability for the dates you want. Usually, reservations must be made at least one month in advance, depending on the season.
  • Be in Cusco at least 1-day before the tour.
  • Drink plenty of coca tea to avoid altitude sickness.

Packing list

  • Carry passports or another document with which you made the reservation of the Inca Trail.
  • Mosquitoes repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic bags (to protect cameras and trash)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (for the rainy season, November – April)
  • Two poles
  • Sandals to rest your feet in the hotel
  • A hat or cap
  • Personal medications
  • Photographic cameras and
  • Extra money (soles).

Useful Information

  • Starting Point Hotel – Cusco
  • Final point Hotel – Cusco
  • Destination Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
  • Theme Adventure & Cultural
  • Length 10.5 km / 6.5 miles
  • Hike grade Moderate
  • Group size Min 2 / Max 16
  • Highest point 2702 meters / 8,924 feet
  • Availability All year
  • Closed February
  • Recommended May to November sunny
  • Physical rating Good

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología