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Inca Trail to Machupicchu 2D

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  • Inca Trail (Camino Inca)
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Trip Overview

Inca Trail Trek To Machupicchu 2 Days and 1 Nights

Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. This still thrilling 2-day program covers a 13-km Inca Trail, joining the classical 4-day route at the impressive archaeological site of Wiñaywayna, continuing through the famous Inti Punku or Sun Gate, and finally devoting the second day to a full day visit of the world-famous Inca citadel of Machupicchu. This program is recommended for those having less time or those looking to hike a shorter version of the Inca Trail without camping.

  • A once-in-a-lifetime spiritual adventure, the Classic Inca Trail offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu from the entrance on the Inca Trail that most tourists don’t get to see. Porters carry your belongings, but you must be prepared for lots of walking and for the high elevation.
  • Trek the most popular & historical path in the world
  • Trek the only trail that leads you directly to Machu Picchu by foot through the Sun Gate.
  • Pass through diverse wilderness, amazing scenery and numerous Inca ruins on the magnificent stone highway before descending to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Hike on the actual XV Century trail created for the Incas
    Our itinerary stays ahead of the pack which allows us to use campsites that are less crowded, away from the crowd.
  • Door to Door service from your hotel in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo (any hotel).
    Local company using all local staff and resources.
  • Use our private portable eco-logical toilets rather than government crowded public Toilets.
    Best itinerary in order to enjoy the hike and visit all inka sites along the way.

Itinerary

Day 0 : Evening Briefing in Cusco

Meet & greet with other guests where you receive important information for a great trekking experience.

Day 1: Cusco- 104 Kilometer to Wiñaywayna

Transfer from the hotel to the train station. Train to KM 104. At this point we start trek for 3 hours approximately to the well preserved remains of the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2900 mts. altitude). On the way we can see beautiful waterfalls. After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sungate and then we go down to Machupicchu town ( aguas calientes )

Day 2 : Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

After breakfast we have an early start and we will walk for 1 hour and half to get one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times is revealed. Machupicchu so get where the most beatiful spot is , the postcard site to take postcard pictures and the the guide will expalin you the story of Machupicchu for about two hours an then you will get free time to you will have plenty of time to explore by yourself ( you can climb Huaynapicchu mountain ( it takes one hour up and one hour down ). And the after you enjoy Machupicchu you must be at Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Ollanta and bus back to Cusco.

Add On The Nazca Lines, The Amazon Rainforest, Colca Canyon, And Other Extension Tours or Treks Let Us Know.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Machupicchu exploring Peru will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

Inclusions

Short Inca Trail Includes:

  • Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing
  • English speaking Private inca trail tour guide
  • Entrance fee to inca trail and Machu picchu
  • Train Ticket (Expedition) Round Trip /Ollantaytambo to km104/and aguas calientes /ollantaytambo
  • Meals 1Lunch, 1Dinner, 1Breakfast.
  • 1night in a hostal in aguas calientes
  • Transfer Hotel – Station – Hotel
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • Two-hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu( to explore every important temple of the Santuary).
  • Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
  • First Aid kit for Emergencies.
  • Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Machupicchu Exploring Peru office

Short Inca Trail Doesn’t Include:

  • Bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu (optional) one way US$12 and round trip US$24.
  • Breakfast on the First day and the Lunch on the last day.
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town(US$5)
  • Not detailed meals
  • Tips (optional).
  • Pillows.

Upgrades And Additional Things To Hire & Rent:

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Entrance ticket (2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
  • Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes .
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train (And includes and Private Transfer From Ollantaytambo to Cusco as well)
  • Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles –  for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.( for the entire trip)
  • Airport pickup in Cusco USD

What We Recommend That You Bring On Short Inca Trail :

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers (zip off pants )
  • Sun hat , Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Water Purification tablets ( recommended micropur)
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Insect repellent ( for Aguas Calientes and Machupicchu )
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries ( we recommend head lights )
  • Some extra snacks ( like chocolates ,candies )
  • Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Machupicchu Exploring Peru offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek.
  • Travel and health insurance(bring copies with you please) Machupicchu Exploring Peru highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

Appropriate Clothing Along This Hike
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring on Inca Trail ” list.

Prices & Availability

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT – BOOK YOUR INCA TRAIL HOLIDAY IN TIME!!
Over the last few years, the Peruvian government has imposed increasing restrictions on tourism on the Inca Trail in order to protect it from overuse. The aim is to minimize ecological impact and erosion, mainly by having limited access and improving the quality of the operators. There are now only a very limited number of trekking permits available – 500 per day (around 200 for travellers and the rest for staff) – and they are being issued on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to avoid disappointment we recommend booking well in advance (up to a minimum of 3 months in peak season), unless you are extremely flexible over your travel dates.
VERY IMPORTANT:
The exact information provided by you will be submitted to the governmental institution in charge of regulating the access to the Inca Trail and will be included in the official permit to enter the Inca Trail on the requested date. Should there be any change in the above-mentioned data (ie. New passport number), we kindly request you to inform the Reservation Department at Machupicchu Exploring Peru Tour Operator via email as soon as possible. The government reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. Machupicchu Exploring Peru Tour Operator excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information has changed without prior notice to us.

SHORT INCA TRAIL TO TREKKING TO MACHUPICCHU 2D/1N 2017 – 2018

  • GROUP SERVICE BY BUS : US$370 per person & Students US$350 per person (08-10 ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum over 10 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. (Based on availablity)If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.
    Note :Travelers MUST be back at the Hydroelectric power plant by 3:00 pm AT THE LATEST! If this time window is missed you will be responsible for purchasing transportation back to Cusco (either by train or other private transport).
  • GROUP SERVICE BY TRAIN : US$450 per person & Students US$430 per person (04-08 ppl Average – 10ppl Maximum over 10 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. (Based on availablity) If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.
  • PRIVATE SERVICE BY TRAIN: From 02ppl US$0 per person .From 03ppl US$0 per person.From 04ppl US$0 per person.From 05-06ppl US$0 per person. From 07-10ppl US$0. you can leave any day you suit. The Sleeping bag and walking poles included in the price . (Based on availablity)If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.(CLICK HERE TO SEE METHOD OF PAYMENTS )

To Book: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$200 per person by Wester Union, Money Gram , Bank Account or Paypal .and you are ready to go.

DISCOUNTS:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more. Groups must book together at the same time.

INCA TRAIL PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE. YOU CAN BOOK YOUR TRIP FOR THIS DATE, 2017.

ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED AND WE LEAVE WITH 02 PEOPLE MINIMUM.
ENERO 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
FEBRUARY 2017: ITS CLOSED FOR CLEANING THE TRAIL
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
AUGUST 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
SEPTEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
OCTOBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
NOVEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
DECEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JANUARY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES
Inca Trail permits are now sold out. However, you can opt to hike the Salkantay Trek – Lares Trek – Choquequirao Trek – Inca Jungle Trail – Choquequirao Trek – Ausangate Trek – Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Rainbow Mountain Trek – Vilcabamba Trek with spectacular and diverse sceneries this trek is an exceptional alternative to the very busy Inca Trail . Alternatively, travel by train through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes. Both options include a visit to Machu Picchu! Please Contact us to arrange the one that suits you best!

FAQs

Is the Inca Trail difficult?
Great question! The Inca Trail is considered a moderate hike; however, there are a lot of staircases to climb, and the altitude can also affect the body. We recommend renting a wooden walking stick as it helps with your balance and reduces stress on the knees. If you have mobility issues, please let your CEO know during booking.
How many hours will I hike a day?
Make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots, because it is estimated you’ll be walking six to nine hours for each of the first three days and about two hours on the last day.
What are the requirements to hike the Inca Trail?
To trek the Inca Trail with Machupicchu Exploring you must be over the age of 12, with a moderate level of fitness, and hold a passport that is valid for up to six months.
How high is the trail?
The trek begins at 2,800m (9,186 ft). The highest point you’ll reach on the trek is approximately 4,200m (13,780ft). You’ll also sleep at 3,600m (11,811 ft) for at least one night.
How cold does it get?
It can get chilly due to the altitude. During the Andean winter (May – September) the temperature can drop below zero at night. It can be cool during the summer months too, so we suggest bringing thermal underwear and a warm sleeping bag.
Is altitude sickness common?
It’s impossible to predict who will be affected by the altitude as your ability to adapt can vary from person to person. (We do recommend you undertake the trek in a good state of physical fitness.) Most of our travellers have no problem, as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. This might include spending a full day in Cuzco (3,249m [10,659 ft] above sea level) and drinking plenty of water.
When is the high season on the Inca Trail?
Hiking the Inca Trail is popular all year round, however May to September is considered the high season. This means that permits can be sold out months in advance. However, if permits are not available, there is an option to walk the Lares Trek, which still takes you to Machu Picchu.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
To reserve a spot on the Inca Trail, we recommend you book your tour at least six months in advance during high season (May to October) and three months in advanced during low season (November to April).
Do I need a permit to hike the Inca Trail?
Yes. We require the following information for the purchase of an Inca Trail permit:

  • Full name (as it appears on your passport)
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of passport expiry (*Must be valid for the date of travel)
  • Please note that any attempts to modify your personal information will result in the loss of the permit. A refund will not be possible so make sure you double-check your information. As well, there’s a limited amount of permits in effort to preserve the trail.

When do we reach Machu Picchu and how much time will we spend at the ruins?
Reaching Machu Picchu depends on the campsite assigned to your group on the third night. However, many groups will reach the Sun Gate at around 6:00am. You’ll have plenty of time to soak in the ruins thanks to a two-hour guided tour and some free time to explore afterwards.
How do we get back to Cuzco?
After you’ve taken in all the beauty of Machu Picchu, your group will travel by bus to Aguas Calientes and then catch a train back to Ollantaytambo, where you meet you’ll take a bus back to Cuzco.
Is it possible to skip the Inca Trail even if the tour includes it?
Yes! Let us know that you don’t want to hike the Inca Trail when you book. We’ll arrange for you to spend two nights in Cuzco and then take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. You will rejoin your group at Machu Picchu.
What type of food will be served on the Inca Trail?
Our cooks prepare excellent high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. The menu usually includes: pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables, oatmeal, and eggs. If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when you fill the booking form .
What type of accommodation can I expect on the Inca Trail?
We use three-man tents to accommodate two same-sex travellers. There are a few places on the trail where permanent (but very rustic) toilet facilities exist, and when they’re not available, your crew will set up portable toilet tents.
Do porters carry our luggage on the Inca Trail?
Yes! We’ll provide you with a large stuff sac where you can place 6kg of your personal items (including your tent and sleeping bag). Our skilled porters will carry these bags while you hike the Inca Trail. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel in Cuzco. All you need to carry is a daypack containing the things you’ll need during the day like water, camera, sunscreen, or anything else that’s over the 6kg allowance.
Will I be given a sleeping bag and mat?
Great question! Sleeping bags are not provided, so we recommend bringing a compact three-season sleeping bag. You can also rent a sleeping bag in Cuzco; just let us know when you book. We provide our travellers with foam mats, but please feel free to bring your own-self inflating mat if you’d like.
Is purified water available on the trail?
Bottled water can be purchased on day one and on the evening of day three of the trek. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.
Can I bring my own walking stick?
Yes, as long as it is not a metal-tipped walking stick, as they are not permitted on the trail. You can rent a wooden walking stick from us as well along with additional equipment like sleeping bags and air mattresses
What is the suggested amount that I should tip the guides and porters?
Tipping is at your discretion, but is always appreciated. If you enjoyed the service you enjoyed from your guides and porters, we suggest tipping between $6-8 dollars a day.

 

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