Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D / 1N
This adventure will take you to know the original inca trail, its stone stairs beside spectacular scenery to get walking to Machu Picchu, the wonder of the world.
Get ready for this incredible adventure in the forests of the impressive Andean mountains. Walk to the impressive Inca citadel of Machu Picchu hidden in the Peruvian jungle, along the original stone steps of the Inca Trail leading to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate). This fantastic short walk is an excellent alternative comparing to the longer and more physically demanding 4-day Inca Trail trek. You will be rewarded with amazing views of the magical citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience one of the most impressive archeological sites in the world.
Day by day Itinerary:
Day 1: CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES.
Early morning we are going to pick you up from your hotel in our private transportation at 4:00 am to make our tour INCA TRAIL getting the train station in Ollantaytambo we leave by train to KM 104 Chachabamba, the starting point of our trek. after 4 hours of walk, we reach Wiñaywayna (2,700 masl / 8,694 ft.) which shows a perfect example of what was the buildings at the time of the Incas, as along of the mountain lie slopes of large number of circular terraces, where our professional guide will explain the culture and history of the place. After 10-minute walk we will enjoy a deserved box lunch.
In the afternoon we will continue walking to Inti Punku (Sun gate), where we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. After the walk we will take the tourist bus to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, where we will have a tourist dinner and spend the night in a hotel of the category of your choice.
Day 2: Departure from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Explore and return to Cuzco.
This day we will wake up very early and after breakfast we will board the first bus 5:30 AM, and have a 30 minute trip arriving to the Machu Picchu citadel at 6:00 AM to appreciate the majestic sunrise. We are going to have a guiding tour of 2 hours to know the most important places of Machu Picchu, those who wish may go up to Wayna Picchu * (enter tickets are not included – reservations are required ).
After the tour you will have free time of around 04 hours to visit Machu Picchu on your own. You can go down to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the thermal baths (entrance ticket are not included), after lunch in a restaurant (not included) we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo station where the transfer of our company is going to pick you up from there in order to return to Cusco city at your hotel.
* Take an optional WaynaPicchu: hike up the steep peak called HuaynaPicchu, located inside the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The road takes about 45 – 60 minutes and we will appreciate exclusive and unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a fantastic perspective. Please note that if you want to take this optional excursion, you must contact us at least 1 month in advance to reserve your ticket.