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Short Inca Trail tour 2 Days

An Express Adventure on the Sacred Trail

The 2-day Inca Trail is an extraordinary experience that allows travelers to explore a fascinating portion of the ancient Inca trail network in a shorter but equally impressive itinerary. This two-day trek is a perfect option for those who wish to enjoy the majesty of the history and nature of the Peruvian Andes, but have limitations of time or physical endurance to complete the full 4-day version.

Throughout this short but exciting trek, hikers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich Inca culture, marvel at impressive archaeological ruins, traverse lush mountain scenery and enjoy the panoramic views that make the Inca Trail one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in the world.

Itinerario

Day 1 – Cusco – KM 104 – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes

Our trip starts very early in Cusco, after 2 hours of travel in our private transport we will arrive at Ollantaytambo where we will take the train to kilometer 104 of the railway line located at 2270 meters above sea level (starting point of our trek). After a few minutes of walking we will arrive at the archaeological site of CHACHABAMBA. After visiting this place, our walk will be a path that will lead us through wet valleys full of orchids, bromeliads and a waterfall. Then the road will become slightly steeper until you reach WIÑAYHUAYNA at 2700 masl (Fabulous archaeological site formed by large Inca agricultural terraces and a group of houses that stands imposing on a rocky outcrop with a dominant view of the valley). At this place we will enjoy breakfast and then continue our walk along the great mountain Machupicchu until we reach INTI PUNKU (The Sun Gate). From this point we can contemplate a beautiful sunset over the Inca citadel of MACHU PICCHU, then we will descend approximately 45 more minutes until we reach the entrance gate of Machupicchu where we will take the bus to go down to the town of Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a beautiful hotel (This day we will only pass through Machupicchu and take some pictures from the viewpoint). Dinner, rest and arrangement included for the next day. The thermal baths are a good option (Bring your bathing suits and 10 soles).

DAY 2- Machupicchu – Cusco

At 4:30 in the morning breakfast will be ready. At 5:30 a.m. we ride up to Machu Picchu on one of the first buses to watch the sunrise and enjoy the guided tour for 2 to 3 hours; in which our guide will teach us about the Inca life in Machu Picchu their cults and ceremonies, the function that fulfilled in it’s splendor , its diverse temples, dwellings and it’s secrets. At the end of the tour you will have free time to walk and contemplate Machu Picchu at your own pace. In the afternoon at the indicated time we will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included), after lunch we will take the train back to the town of Ollantaytambo, from this point we will transfer you by tourist bus to the city of Cusco.

NOTES:

  1. Huayna Picchu: To visit the mountain Huayna Picchu, it is necessary to book months in advance since the spots are limited. The cost of the ticket is $70.00 additional USD. (We can reserve for you).
  1. Extra porter service: According to the law (26702) and supervised by the ministry of labor, we provide the service of a carrier under legal conditions according to the need of our client. For example; The client’s luggage, should not exceed 12 kg., since the carrier is allowed to carry a maximum of 20 kg. The service costs $130.00 USD, it includes transportation, entrance to the Inca Trail, food and camping equipment for the carrier.
  1. Tips: for guides (if there is an additional carrier) they are always welcome.
  1. Student card: To receive the student discount of 20 USD you must have a valid university card at the time of booking (not only when you arrive in Cusco), the validity date must be in progress throughout the entire year. To reserve, we need a copy of your card. The Ministry of Culture is very strict in it’s control.
  1. FOR LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS, ALL EXPENSES MADE BY THE AGENCY WILL BE RAN ON YOUR ACCOUNT.

Inlcude / Not include

INCLUDES:

* Meeting to receive instructions at 6:00 p.m., 1 or 2 days before the start date of the tour (Must confirm at the time of booking the tour).

*Transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in private tourist transport.

*Tourist train service from Ollantaytambo to KM 104 and return train from Aguas Clients to Ollantaytambo (second day).

*Transfer by tourist bus from the train station to the center of the city of Cusco (Plaza San Francisco or Plaza Regocijos).

*Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Inca City of Machu Picchu.

* Bus to go down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and to ride up the second day).

* Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)

* Excellent meals during the excursion (1 breakfast course, 1 picnic, 1 dinner course – vegetarian option on request)

* First Aid and oxygen tank.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

* Breakfast on day one and lunch on the last day.

* The entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles).

* The bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes after the tour on day 2 – possibility of walking downhill for 1 hour and a half or by bus at $12.00 per person.

Recomendaciones

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

* A backpack and a poncho for the rain.

* Sufficient clothes for cold weather and warm weather (The weather can be cold and humid, therefore your wet clothes will not be able to dry from one day to the next).

* Jacket and rain pants and rain poncho.

* Trekking shoes

* Sandals and bathing suit (to bathe in the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes).

* Sunblock, insect repellent, alcohol gel, water bottle and toilet paper.

* Photographic camera

* Flashlight and extra batteries.

* Snack: chocolates, cereal bars, dry fruits and nuts. etc.

* Original passport, original student card (if admitted).

* Extra money in soles.

Payment policy

1. We require an immediate deposit of US $ 300.00 for all reservations (per person).

2. For all Tours and Treks, the balance must be paid 30 days before the start of the program. We accept cash and PayPal. Failure to pay the balance of the walk results from the cancellation of the tour.

3. For student discounts, we need  a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we do not receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with the full price.

4. The Client may cancel the reservation of the package at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated in writing to info@aitaperu.com. Cancellation charges are applied as shown below, calculations from the day you receive the written notification through info@aitaperu.com. All reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to the date of departure of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee:

Period before the game. The notification is received. A cancellation fee is received as a percentage of the price of the party.
+ 30 days $ 300.00
30 – 15 more than 80%
7 days or less 100%

5. The permission of the Inca Trail is not transferable.

6. The duration of the program the traveler leaves the excursion as a demonstration by him or her, no refund will be made nor will any claim be accepted.

7. Certain services may be interrupted or even canceled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are the hotels, service providers, AITA Peru and its partners and, therefore, no refund will be granted.

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