Awesome Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hike with overnight at comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes town allows you to visit the most beautiful ruins along the way to Machu Picchu, Winawayna. Enjoy lunch before visiting and then continue through the Sun Gate for your first view of the Lost City of the Incas. Machu Picchu USA created this itinerary for those who want a short hiking thought the Inca trail!

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  1. Day 1: Cusco - Inca Trail Km 104  -  Aguas Calientes town (Meals: L, D) 

    (4:00am) we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Following, we will go to the train station and leave on the 6:10 a.m. train from Ollantaytambo. The trail follows the Urubamba River until we reach Km104, where we'll begin our trek. Along the way, you will see spectacular views of farmlands, snow-capped mountains, and the mighty Urubamba River that is one of the sources of the Amazon River. At 104 km (2,000 m), we will begin our trek. Once you have everything, we will provide you with snacks, and take a group photo before visiting our first Inca site. We will begin hiking as we head for the Inca Trail. After hiking for 4 hours, we will reach the most beautiful Incan site on the Inca Trail Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) at 2,600 m/8,500 ft. Most people do not get the opportunity to see an elaborate water fountain, temples, and some agricultural terraces, which provide a perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the Incas. The backdrop of this site drops off a cliff, with beautiful mountains surrounding the area. A few minutes away we will find the campsites, people doing the 4-day Inca Trail will spend the night there. Here we will have lunch and siesta. From Wiñay Wayna, we will walk to the Sun Gate, where we will see the awesome landscape of Machu Picchu. After taking in the once-in-a-lifetime views, we will begin our descent to Machu Picchu. One advantage of this trek is that by the time you reach Machu Picchu. We take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. Following, we will head to Indio Feliz for dinner (included). This restaurant is considered to be the best food in Aguas Calientes. After dinner, we recommend going to bed early to make the most of the next day. (OVERNIGHT IN Aguas Calientes TOWN)
  2. Day 2:  Explore Machu Picchu -  Cusco (Meals: B)

    We have breakfast and then take the first bus (5:00am) up to Machu Picchu. We will see the beautiful scenery and have the grand tour of Machu Picchu by visiting the most important temples in the ruins. You will have some free time to go on exploring the site on your own. For an additional cost, we can obtain the entrance tickets for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (This is the top of the mountain we see in every picture of Machu Picchu) 2720m/8890ft.  This optional hike should be booked well in advance (and it takes a 50 min to reach the top and another 50 min to hike down). You will have the afternoon free for you to have lunch at Indio Feliz restaurant (own cost). Finally, you will catch the Vistadome train at 6:10pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco ends 10:00pm. Note: Machu Picchu USA  suggest to bring only essential items during this two day trip, such as 50 Lt backpack, trekking pants, trekking shoes, mosquitos repellent, cash money soles, original passport, snack, sunscream, bottle water, walking poles with rubber.  
Inca trail includes?
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Certified English speaking tour Guide.
  • Pick up from your hotel downtown Cuzco
  • Bus ride:  Cusco / Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition Train Journey: Ollantaytambo – Km 104
  • Vistadome Train Journey: Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
  • Bus ride: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
  • Bus Journey: Ollantaytambo / Cusco
  • Entrance tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • 1-night 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, private bath with breakfast.
  • Meals 1 breakfast, 1 box-lunch, 1 dinner
  • Vegetarian food on request at no extra cost!
  • Oxygen bottle, First Aid kit
  • Ongoing assistance
  • International and domestic Airplane
  • Huayna Picchu admission fees  Optional US$.99
  • Walking poles and Sleeping bag  you can rent we us ($50) whole trip

Packing List for the Short Inca Trail?

IMPORTANT REMINDER: This trek does NOT include porters. You will be carrying all your own things yourself while hiking. Because of this, it is imperative to pack as light as possible. A light backpack is key to feeling great.
  • Original passport
  • Good daypack (50 - 60 Ltr)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camel baks or canteen are good for this trek
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
  • 1 Wicking/Hiking Shirt & hiking pants
  • Nice shirt and pants for Machu Picchu day - remember you will always treasure these photos, wear something you love
  • 2 sets of undergarments including one pair of hiking socks
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho (Dec-March) and sun hat
  • Bathing suits for the hot springs (Optional on your own in Aguas Calientes)Sun protection
  • cream, Insect Repellent,Personal medication, Personal first aid kit,Camera

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