INKA TRAIL 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU
Early transfer to the station to aboard the train that will lead you to the KM 104, located in the railroad Cusco-Machu Picchu. Km 104 will be our departure point for the adventure. At this point we will leave the train and start walking to the city of Machu Picchu, across the Urubamba River through a bridge that offers a spectacular view of the mountains. During the trip we will make our first visit to one of the Inca sites known as Chachabamba, a beautiful palace with nice walls carved in stone. Then our guide will explain part of the story of the Incas. We will start walking again and start climbing through a mountain totally covered by vegetation, for about 7 Km (3 hours), until we arrive to Wiñaywayna, located at a height of 2700 meters above sea level. After Machu Picchu, Wiñaywayna is one of the most beautiful buildings made by the Incas, at the cloudy forest. Wiñaywana shows a perfect example of the agriculture during Incas time, showing a great number of terraces, where the Incas used to grow different plants and vegetables, including coca plant. The name of Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid which grows in that region and means “forever young”. After exploring this marvelous site, we will take our box lunch near to this zone. Later the same day we will continue our walk towards a cloudy forest until the Intipunku or “Sun Gate”. At this point the adventurers shall have access to the most amazing view of the city of Machu Picchu. This is a very special site, where we will rest for some minutes and take a lot of pictures of Machu Picchu. After we will descend towards Machu Picchu (the guided visit will be next day) and we will arrive to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. Accommodation on direct account. (Box Lunch)
Maximum altitude: 2700 M.
Minimum altitude: 2400 M.
Distance: 13 km.
Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After breakfast, we will go to the bus station of Aguas Calientes to take the tourist bus that will take us to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu. This short trip takes only 25 minutes and goes through a rural road, very difficult and with a big number of curves through a mountain with jungle characteristics and amazing views. Finally, we will arrive to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where our guide will offer us a walk through the most important points of this beautiful Inca city, visiting the most important parts. Later the same day each passenger will be able to explore the city on his own. You can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where there are plenty of restaurants to suit all budgets. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel.
Maximum altitude: 2400 M.
Minimum Altitude: 2000 M.
Distance: 9 km by bus.
Approximate walking time: 2 to 3 hours.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
• Briefing time (informative talk).
• Group service (maximum 16 passengers).
• Professional adventure guide (English/Spanish).
• Pick up and drop off from your hotel.
• Bus tickets.
• Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
• Box lunch.
• Expedition round trip train ticket.
• Emergency horse.
• Breakfast first day.
• Lunch second day.
• Tips (guides, cooks and porters).
• Walking sticks.
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes for the first day.