Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Overview – Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Our Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu takes you throughout a sacred path to the lost city of the Incas.
On this trek, we explore the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, a magnificent Inca building, second only to Machu Picchu in beauty.
Finally, we visit the great Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a magical place considered a World Heritage site.
Travel Details of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 1°: Km 104 – Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Aguas Calientes.
05:00 h. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and then transfers you to the train station.
At the station, we board the Expedition train to the Km 104, our starting point for the Short Inca Trail.
After nearly two hours, we will arrive at the Km 104. Here, we get off the train and get ready for the trek.
Shorty after submitting passports control, we will walk across a bridge and head towards Machu Picchu.
The first attraction on the route will be the Inca ruins of Chachabamba, an important religious site built with beautiful stonework.
Some scholars also believe Chachabamba was a control point for all those Inca citizens coming to Machu Picchu.
Following the Inca path, we keep ascending along the mountainside until we reach the cloud forest.
After hiking for nearly 3 hours, the trail descends into the forest where we will stumble upon a beautiful waterfall.
Later on, we will walk down to Wiñay Wayna, a magnificent Inca retreat, built beautifully on a hillside overlooking the river.
According to archaeologist Wiñay Wayna was probably an experimental laboratory for agricultural purposes.
The name Wiñaywayna means Forever Young and comes from a name given to a beautiful orchid typical in the zone.
Afterward, we continue our hike towards the Sun Gate, a fantastic lookout point considered the main entrance to Machu Picchu.
From here visitors will get a fantastic view of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; therefore it is the perfect place to take great photos.
Additionally, the Sun Gate also offers visitors amazing views of the various sacred mountains around Machu Picchu.
Eventually, we will follow a narrow path that leads down to the little village of Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night.
The evening is free in Aguas Calientes, therefore you will have free time to explore this little village on your own.
Take into account that this village has thermal baths on its upper section, therefore you might also go there to relax.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Machu Picchu *** or similar.
Day 2°: Private tour to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
06:00 h. After breakfast, our local guide meets you at the hotel lobby.
Shortly afterward, we take a tourist bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
The bus ride lasts only twenty minutes, however, offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
Upon our arrival, our guide will show you the most remarkable sights of Machu Picchu.
Among the buildings, we will visit the Sun Temple, the Solar Clock, the Condor temple and others.
Likewise, we also visit the Inti Watana altar, a magnificent spot at the heart of Machu Picchu.
After exploring the city, you will have free time to walk around Machu Picchu on your own.
Eventually, we will take the bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes.
Free time for lunch. In Aguas Calientes, you have plenty of restaurants options.
Finally, we head to the station to take the train back to Cusco.
Upon your arrival in Cusco, our driver picks you up at the station and then drives you to your hotel.
End of our service.
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Departure Point:City of Cusco.
Departure Time:05:00 h. on the first day.
Return Details:This trip ends in the City of Cusco.
Tour Code:CUZCO 161
Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
What is included?
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the train station.
- Expedition train tickets to the KM 104 (starting point of the trail)
- Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
- English speaking professional guide.
- Meals (01 B – 01 L - 01 D)
- First aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Accommodation at the Casa Andina Machu Picchu *** (Twin Standard room)
- Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
- 06:00 h. Pick up from the hostel by our local guide. Bus up/down to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu & English speaking guide.
- 15:48 h. Vistadome train tickets to the station of Ollantaytambo.
- 17:29 h. Pick up from the train station of Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
- 19:30 h. Arrival in the city of Cusco. Drop off at your hotel.
What is NOT included?
- Extras & gratitude.
Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
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