INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those seeking the adventure of visiting Peru. It is a unique style hiking, with spectacular views of the Andes chain, a great mix of jungle and you will enjoy from beginning to end. But there is another side of our planet a natural circuit made leading to a natural world made constantly changes of ecological floors adorned with imposing mountains, rivers and large fauna. All theses Natural Wonder Inca sites made worth visiting are added, the architectural style in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU 2 DAYS
DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES
We left at 4:00 am from Cusco ,by bus to Ollantaytambo train station. The train departs from Ollantaytambo at 6.40 am, following the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River ariving after 1 hour to KM 104 to begin our Inca Trail. It will begin with a short walk to the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2270 meters).
Then we continue our hike with beautiful views of the Urubamba River. We can observe different species of orchids. After 2 hours, we will see the site Wiñayhuayna Ruins (2,650 meters), this fabulous archeological site is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of Urubamba and dominated by a broad set of terraces. The ruins on the way are amazing; we continue our journey and reach the Sun Gate. Where we have the first view of Machu Picchu, enjoying a fantastic panorama. Then we descend to the archaeological site of MachuPicchu (2400 meters), which only pass this day. After to have some selfis, we will continue to the village of Aguas Calientes, by Bus where we will stay in a nice hotel.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We left our hotel at 5: 00 am after breakfast and, we will take the bus to Machu Picchu the journey takes (30 min), you will enjoy an unforgettable view with the sun rising on the site. Then we will do the check in of ourtickets and passport. We will have 2 hours tour guiding in MachuPicchu, our guide explains what life was like in the citadel, cults and ceremonies that the Incas in many temples and shrines on the site conducted. After 2 hours guided tour you can enjoy the magic of Machu Picchu at your own pace. If you have a reservation for any Mountain, you can climb up.In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes, then you have to take the train usually at 14.30 pm or 19:00 pm, that goes until Ollantaytambo. After 1 hour 20 minutes you will get the train station in ollantaytambo, there waits your transfer with your names to take the Bus to Cusco, arriving to the small plaza of San Francisco.
- Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the train station
- Train from Ollantaytambo to “Km 104”
- Train back: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transport back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Tourist bus for Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes ( one way)
- Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Professional tour guide
- 1 snack, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
- Confortable hotel in Aguas Calientes
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle
- Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- First day breakfast
- Huaynapichcu ticket ( $80 usd)
- Bus Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu round trip (24 USD)
- Extras not listed in the itinerary
WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE:
- Rain poncho.
- Hiking shoes
- Sun hat
- Mosquito repellent