Inca Trail Short (2 Days)

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Inca Trail Short (2 Days)

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If your time in Peru is short or the thought of 4 days hiking may seem too much, this short Inca Trail is the perfect option. Nativa Expeditions offer the opportunity to experince some of the finest parts fo the famous trail in only 2 days and 1 night. You will hike with the backdrop of some of the most breathtaking scenery in Peru and visit the Wiñay Wayna site. You can appreciate natural bridges, cascades, wildlife and forests in the sky. As this hike is condensed you will cover 13 k.m (6.3miles) in 2 days. From Cusco City you will travel by bus and train until the 106km mark of the Inca Trail. At this point you will begin your unforgetable journey to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. This tour is ideal for people that are traveling alone, big groups or small groups; the tour is in private service and for people of all ages.

  • Location: Northeast of Cusco.
  • Type: Cultural, landscape, and adventure tour.
  • Length: 2 days, 1 nights.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: hotel.
  • Maximum altitude: 2,720 m.
  • Minimum altitude: 2,000 m.
  • Walking distance: 13 km.
  • Group size: 2-9 participants.
  • Season: March to December recommended.

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DAY 1: CUSCO – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES

You will be collected from your accommodation around 5:30am and transported to Ollantaytambo trainstation in the Sacred Valley. You will enjoy a very comfortable and scenic jounrey upon the Vistadome Peru Rail. Travelling time takes around 1.5 hours until the start of the trail. The first part of the walk will be for roughly 4 hours until the site of Wiñay Wayna, or ‘forever young’, which sits at 2680m elevation. Along the way your guide will explains about the local plants and vegtation, as well as the history and ancient fold storeis. At Wiñay Wayna is where you will have reached the most remarkable part of the trail. You will continue onto Inti Punku (Sun Gate,2730m), the original and principle entrance to the citadel. Here you will have the first breathtaking sighting of Machu Picchu. You will pass through Machu Picchu- a preview of the tour to come. The day will finish in Aguas Calientes where you can relax in the hot springs or shop in the local markets. You will have dinner and spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

You will begin the journey on the most important day of the tour early in the morning. This can be organised with your guide depending on your preference. If you choose to leave around 5:00am, the early arrival to the gates of the site gives you the opportunity to watch the glorious sunrise over one of the great Wonders Of The World. Depending on what time you decide you will take a licensed bus to the main gates, where your 2-hour tour will begin. Your guide will provide information on the most important structures and temples of Machu Picchu. This is followed by a period of free time to explore on your own and engage with the mystery that shrouds these ancient ruins. Once it is time to return home, you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and onwards to Cusco by bus.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo or Poroy.
  • Train from Poroy or Ollantaytambo to 104km starting point of the trek.
  • Return bus to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional Guide- Fluent in English.
  • One (1) Lunch and One (1) Dinner.
  • Night in a hotel with hot water.
  • Early breakfast at the Hotel.
  • 2hour Guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Afternoon train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo – Cusco – Hotel.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Extra expences.
  • Gratitudes.

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WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Original passport.
  • Warm jacket or sweater.
  • Two days worth of clothing- T-shirts, pants, shorts.
  • Sturdy walking shoes.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Warm hat.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sun block and sunglasses.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Spare cash (preferably in soles).
  • Standard Backpack.
  • Flashlight.
  • Personal medications.
  • Camera and extra batteries.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports.
  • Immigration card.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount).

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