Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 2 Days

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The short Inca trail is a good option for lovers of Inca nature and culture. This trail runs through very sacred archeological sites, which were used exclusively by the Inca nobility. During the trip you will see many orchids, birds, waterfalls and ruins of Inca temples. The level of the walk is moderate, so it is recommended for all types of travelers. The climate is tropical and does not go through high mountains.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Andean Great Treks

This is a typical itinerary for this product


Stop At: Winay Wayna

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 arriving 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 we will continue to the village of Aguas Calientes, by Bus where we will stay in a nice hostel.

Duration: 7 hour


Stop At: Machu Picchu

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 our tickets 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.

Duration: 10 hour
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