02 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Group Service

Highlights

About Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the perfect option for those who are short on time or not up to the challenge of the full length Inca Trail. Combining beautiful scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site Wiñay Wayna, this trek offers you the best sections of the Inca Trail condensed into a single day. With a total distance of  10 km / 6.3 mi, this 2-Day Inca Trail is less challenging and a great choice for families with children.

We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (except February when the trail is closed for maintenance)

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

Departing your hotel in Cusco we will travel by bus to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. From here, a train will take us roughly an hour down the valley to our starting point. Our journey begins at the banks of the Urubamba River and slowly ascends to meet up with the original Inca Trail at the site of Winay Wayna, before continuing on to the the Sun Gate and on to Machu Picchu.

Along the way we will pass through dense cloud forest with its rich variety of plants, flowers, birds, and if we are lucky, some of the local mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) or the rare Spectacled Bear.

After a full day of trekking, we will arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon for our first views of Machu Picchu stretched over the mountain ridge below. The lighting at this hour of the day makes for amazing pictures. Descending from the Sun Gate, we continue along the beautiful paved stone path to Machu Picchu, but only to the famous “look-out point” above the main part of the citadel. From here we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes in the valley below for hotel check-in and dinner.

Lodging: Hatun Samay Hotel ***

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

Today we will rise very early to catch the first bus back up to Machu Picchu and enter the site as it opens. There will be a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site to show you some of the most important locations, altars and constructions, Here you will learn what we know about the history of this amazing place and the people who once lived here. After this, if you have the additional permit to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this will be the time. In the afternoon, your train will depart Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo where you will carry on by bus to Cusco.

What´s Included

INCLUDES:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Train to Km 104
  • Return transportation by train to Ollantaytambo
  • Return transportation by bus to Cusco
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, allergies, etc) please let us know
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Water
  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Lunch and Dinner on Day 2.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$85
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – we strongly recommend insurance for the duration of your trip

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current university card (discount prices are available to students with proper ID)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellant (We strongly suggest NATURAL repellant)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (or a environmental friendly option)

Prices

GROUP SERVICE -2018

****Daily Departure****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 439
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GROUP SERVICE – 2019

****Daily Departure****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 489
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OUR GROUP SIZE:

We offer small Groups, not more than 10 people.

Discounts:

  • Group of 5 or more: US$25.00 Must be booked  all together
  • Under 18 years old: US$25.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$25.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD

 

Departure Dates & Timetable

Departure date:

  • Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits are available from the government.Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.

Departure time:

  • 05:00 am or 05:30 am

Equipment

QUALITY EQUIPMENT:

TENTS:

Inkayni Peru Tours has high quality equipment. We use 4 man, Eureka Timberline tents that only need to be shared by 2 people.

“THERM-A-REST OR REI” INFLATABLE SLEEPING MATTRESS  (Included without extra fee)

THE BEST FOOD FROM THE ANDES MADE BY PROFESSIONAL CHEFS

Inkayni Peru Tours is proud of our Andean foods and our staff loves to eat! We work only with professional chefs!









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