Double Occupancy: $658 per person

Single Occupancy: $699 per person

Minimum No. of Travelers: 2

Duration: Two Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season: April-November

Our two-day tour to Machu Picchu starts with an early transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station, where we board the train at 6:30 AM. This takes us to the starting point of the trek - called Km 104 on the train railroad. We pass through an Inca Trail check point and start hiking through the lush vegetation of a cloud forest. Our hike is greeted by local exotic birds such as Andean guan and grey-breasted mountain toucan, as well as various wild orchids and bromeliads along the path. We also see the Chachabamba ruins. We continue our hike to Wiñay Wayna, an Inca complex not far from Machu Picchu. The complex, which name means "Forever Young, is beautifully located and has spectacular views down to the sacred River Urubamba. Our hike now takes us to one of the main entrances of Machu Picchu - Inti Punku (Sun´s Gate), another stunning view point of the site. Then, we continue down to our hotel in Aguas Calientes. The visit of the Machu Picchu citadel will be the next morning.

DAY 1: Start of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Your guide picks you up from your hotel in Cusco to transfer you in a 2 hour ride to the Ollantaytambo train station. Your train ride lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes to Km 104 where the check point of the short Inca Trail is placed. You pass through the check point (your passport is needed to check in), and start trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After a couple of hours, you reach the site of Chachabamba (7862’). Then, you continue your hike through a mixture of cacti vegetation and a cloud forest, reaching the spectacular Incan complex - Wiñay Wayna. After our lunch here, we continue on the Incan paths, and soon reach the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) that overlooks Machu Picchu. There is no need to hurry as we visit Machu Picchu tomorrow. So, we descend to Aguas Calientes Town to soak up in the hot springs and enjoy a good night’s sleep in a comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Overnight in hotel, double or single room with private bathroom Meals Provided: Box Lunch, Dinner Trekking distance: 6.5 miles Approximate time: 5 to 6 hours Gradient: Easy – Moderate

DAY 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

You enjoy your breakfast before 6AM, and then we take the shuttle up to the city of Machu Picchu (you may also take the 2 hour hike up the path to the site if you wish) Once you enter the site of Machu Picchu, your guide shows you around the citadel. After the 2 hour guided tour, you can climb up for about 45 minutes to Huayna Picchu. Then, we return to Aguas Calientes for our lunch and train back to Ollantaytambo. Here, you meet your driver that takes you back to Cusco.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch Gradient: Easy

The meals we provide while in the Short Km 104 Inca Trail are shown below:

DAYS 1 2
Breakfast X
Boxed Lunch / Lunch X X
  • 1 nights in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and train to Km 104
  • Train back from Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Private guides and transportation
  • Entrance fees to Inca Trail km 104 and Machu Picchu
  • Flights to Cusco
  • Hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Medical or Life Insurance
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu
  • Any other expense due to delays in the train, or natural causes, landslides, political strikes, etc.
  • Small daypack
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Trekking boots or poles
  • Rain jacket & pants
  • Gloves & wool hat
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton/breathable fabric, not too thin)
  • Sun hat/Sunglasses/Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal items & medication
  • Torch, binoculars
  • Personal documents (Passport Mandatory to present at control gates)
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