Inca trail 2D/1N

The Short Inca Trail 2D/1N is a shorter trek for people with limited time or people looking for a less strenuous trek than the 4 day Inca trail.

The trek is only a 1 day trek which takes you from Km 104 (104km along the railroad from Cusco) passing through the beautiful Machu Picchu national park arriving to the lost city of Machu Picchu in the afternoon. We pass through the city taking in the atmosphere and we will have time for a few photos before taking the bus down to town where we check-in to our hostel. The next day we head back up to explore Machu Picchu in more detail with a guided tour. The 1 day Inca trail is rated as an easy trek although people not in good shape might struggle on certain parts of the trail.

DAY 1: Cusco – Km 104 - Machu Picchu.

Desert

We collect you early in the morning for our private transfer to Poroy train station (20 minutes outside Cusco).
We board our train which takes us through the picturesque landscapes leading to the national park of Machu Picchu.
We disembark at Km104 and begin our walk by crossing the Vilcanota / Urubamba River where we enter the Sacred Inca trail (Make sure you have your passports and ISIC cards).
We climb away from the river, first visiting the Inca ruins of Chachabamba and then entering a shaded forest. On emerging from the forest we continue with a long walk in open, sun-scorched grasslands before returning to the protection of some shaded forests where we visit a beautiful waterfall.
After another hard ascent we reach Wiñaywayna which is a beautiful ceremonial site divided into two sectors and fashioned from finely-carved stones fitted together with great precision. He we will have time to rest, explore and have lunch.
We now enter the cloud forest where the Amazon meets the Andes, passing through luxuriant vegetation and home
to hundreds of bird and orchid species making our way to the Sun Gate where we'll get our first views of Machupicchu.
Here, the final stretch of the royal Inca highway will take us to the citadel itself, covered for four centuries by
forest and now laid out for our appreciation. From the Sanctuary, we will take the bus to the town of Machu Picchu
with time to relax and maybe pass sometime in the warm thermal baths of Machu Picchu town.
Here we spend the night at our hotel.
Lodging Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes)
Meals: Packed lunch

INCLUDED:

Desert

Pickup at your hotel.
Professional bilingual (Spanish / English) guide in shared service.
Expedition train from Cusco to Km104 (trailhead).
Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ruins.
Packed lunch.
Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna and Choquesuysuy.
Bus journey down from the Machu Picchu ruins to town.
Hostel In Aguas Calientes (upgrade available).

NOT INCLUDED:


Breakfast and Dinner.

DAY 2: Tour of Machupicchu – Return to Cusco.

Desert

After breakfast your guide will accompany you for an early bus for the sunrise at Machu Picchu. The first buses start leaving at 5.30am and take 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. The doors to Macchu Picchu open at 6am when you will be able to enjoy this magnificent place before the crowds arrive later in the morning.

Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used.
After your tour you will have plenty of time (3 hours approx.) to look around maybe do some of the other treks which are available in the surrounding mountains.
At about 1.30pm it will be time to head back down to the town by bus.
Here you can find many restaurants offering lunch and at 4.43pm you will board the return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town with a transfer back to Cusco arriving at approximately 8.30pm.
Meals: Breakfast.

INCLUDED:

Desert

Breakfast.
Bus journey (roundtrip) from town to Machu Picchu ruins.
Entrance to Machu Picchu ruins.
Professional guided tour in shared service.
Expedition train from Machu Picchu town to Poroy.
Transfer from Poroy train station to hotel in Cusco (20 minutes).

NOT INCLUDED:


Lunch and Dinner.
Entrance to the thermal baths (US $ 3.00).