The Short 2 Day Inca Trail is a good and simple trek. We will board the train at Ollantaytambo train station and start at Km 104. You will visit Wiñay Wayna and on the same day, we will arrive at Machu Picchu. The permits for the Short Inca Trail are running out fast. Please book asap!
This short hiking tour along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins with your pick-up at your hotel at 4:00 a.m. Next, we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station to take our train at approximately 7:45 a.m. The train follows the Urubamba river until we reach Km104, where we will start our trek. On the way, you will have some spectacular views of the countryside. At the starting point of our hike, you will be provided with a lunch package and some energy drinks you might like to have walking to our first Inca site. After a tour of this archeological site, we will begin to walk uphill, on a soft road with a unique view to the original Inca road, heading towards the Classic Inca Trail. After walking for several hours, we’ll reach the most beautiful Inca site on the Inca Trail: Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) at 2,600 m / 8,500 feet. Getting to this most wonderful place, you may want to take some photos of the Inca terraces, the large water source, the temples and some agricultural crops that surround the area. From Wiñay Wayna, we will walk to the Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol), where we will see the picturesque landscape of Machu Picchu. After enjoying the unique views for real, we will see Machu Picchu without many people as the travelers who visit during the day, will have returned home already. After taking some pictures, we’ll take the bus to Aguas Calientes and we’ll go to our hotel to have a rest.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel Casa Andina (or similar).
Meals included: lunch and dinner.
We will get up early in the morning to take the bus to Machu Picchu so we can see the sun rise over the mountains. You will have a guided tour of two hours by your private English speaking guide. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. Those who have tickets to Huayna Picchu will have time to climb the mountain, which takes about an hour and a half round trip. Once we finish exploring Machu Picchu we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where we will have some free time before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo and the tour bus back to Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast Only