2-Day Tour of the Short Inca Trail from Cusco

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is without doubt one of the world’s best treks and for those who visit Peru looking for good adventure this is definitely the best choice. This ancient trail was laid by the Incas and is one of the many trails that used to connect different cities and temple of the Inca Empire. The Royal Inca Trail leads from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu combining different ecosystems, microclimates and lot of history giving the visitors a really amazing experience. People enjoy from the very start of this trek looking at how the spectacular scenery of the Andes Mountains merges into the cloudy forest to finally arrive to the magnificent complex of Machu Picchu lying on a green plateau where the architectural art is in perfect harmony with the natural environment.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Peru Andes Top

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Cusco - Ollantaytambo - km 104

Stop At: Ollantaytambo

Start this adventure with the pick-up at your hotel (within the historic center of Cusco or meeting point), our certified driver will take you along the road that runs through the enigmatic Sacred Valley of the Incas, until you reach the train station in Ollantaytambo, Upon arrival, the certified person will help you board the train to km104 (starting point of the trek), during the train journey you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape that the Andes mountain range gives us, having the Vilcanota river as a companion, Upon reaching km104 (approximately 3 hours on the way from the city of Cusco to Km104), the certified guide will be waiting for you to complete the corresponding paperwork at the entrance gate and then begin the tour of the final part of the historic Inca trail. , great landscapes, beautiful vegetation, incredible fauna, and above all, magnificent photographs await you on this trek.

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Once ready, we will begin to walk the 12 km walk (approximately) until we reach the town of Machu Picchu, as the first point we will have the well-preserved archaeological complex of Wiñay Wayna (2900 masl). After enjoying our Box Lunch, we will have time to rest and explore the houses, terraces, towers of the site and visit the Inti Punku (the Inca Gate of the Sun), where we can see the first view of Machu Picchu, our guide will provide a description General about the city of Machu Picchu, then we will board the bus to the town of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, before going to the hotel to rest, we will enjoy a delicious dinner, in a typical restaurant. Our guide will take us to the hotel and give us the instructions for the next day to make the long-awaited visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Duration: 7 hour

Day 2 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

The big day arrived, after breakfast at the hotel, our certified guide will go to the hotel at the agreed time to direct us to board the bus that will take us to the entrance gate, once past the control, we will start with the guided tour with our guide for around 2 hours (approximately) through the world wonder, which we will be able to know the history that this beautiful hidden citadel, the energy will surround us, we will obtain wonderful photographs that will be the best memory of this beautiful Inca city, at the end of the Guided tour, our guide will help us board the bus back to the town of Machu Picchu, he will give us the instructions to take the train, at that moment he will say goodbye to us. Once we board the train to the Ollantaytambo station, the transport will be waiting to take us to the city of Cusco, thus ending a great experience.

Duration: 12 hour
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