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Inca Trail - 1N/2D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difficulty:

Average

Length:

1 night/2 days

Brief description: 

The 2 day Inca trail is great for people who don't have the time to hike the full length of the trail. You will still walk through a variety of flora and fauna and see beautiful scenery on the way to the Winay Wayna - Forever Young. The 2 day hike will cover a distance of 12km making it a perfect choice for families with children as it's not too challenging.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

Early morning pick up from your hotel around 3.30am-4.30am by a private car, driving 2 hours to Ollantaytambo train station. We take the train through the scenic and Sacred Valley to KM 104.

Beginning our gentle trek here lasting around 4 hours until we reach the perfectly situated Inca complex of Winay Wayna.

After a lunch break we continue through sub-tropical flora and fauna for another 2 hours to the Sun Gate, here we catch a view of the Machu Picchu Citadel.

Taking the bus to Aguas Calientes town to spend a relaxing night in a hotel and meet for dinner.

20 minutes away there is a hot spring with a S/.20 entrance fee.

Meals included: Pack lunch, Dinner

Day 2:

Machu Picchu - Cusco


Breakfast is served at 5.00am at your hotel then we get the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, taking 25 minutes.

Catching a glorious sunrise over the city. You will have a two and a half hour guided tour and free time to explore the mysterious city. If you still have energy you can also climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu at 2720m, this takes around one hour and a half to reach the top and costs $70 USD. Afterwards heading back to Aguas Calientes by bus, we meet for lunch and collect your train tickets for return to Cusco.

A private bus will be awaiting our return to transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy to your hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Included:

  • Spanish and English speaking professional guide and assistant guides

  • Private transport from Cusco – Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to KM 104/Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo/Poroy

  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

  • 1 night in a 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes 

  • First aid kit

  • Oxygen

  • Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking

Not included:​​

  • Trekking poles - can be rented for $13 USD

  • Extra porters to take your personal luggage - $60 USD per 8KG for the whole trek

  • Breakfast on the first day and the last lunch in Aguas Calientes 

Recommended items:

  • ​Rain clothes - Jacket and trousers, poncho, hat

  • Swimsuit

  • Small towel

  • Strong, waterproof trekking boots

  • Sandals

  • Flashlight

  • Camera - Extra batteries as they run out faster under cold conditions

  • Suncream, moisturiser

  • Insect repellant - Min 20% DEET

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Snacks - Biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.

  • Water bottle

  • Cash in Soles/$USD

  • YOU MUST BRING YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT

Extra's:

  • Student card - $20 USD discount

  • Children from 8 to 17 years old - $30 USD discount

PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 DAYS FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

The Inca Trail is open all year round other than February, when it is closed for maintenance. It is advisable to book your space with us 6 months prior to your trekking date due to high demand. The availability does not depend directly on our trekking groups but for the number of permits left from the Government on the specific date. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Process 

Step 1: Submit a booking form with requested date

 

Step 2: We will check the date with the Government 

Step 3: Confirmation of your booking request will be sent,

a 50% deposit and a photocopy of your passport will be required

Step 4: Permits will be purchased from the Government 

We accept the following payment methods:

 
Group service
$460 USD
 
Prices
2 pax - $530 USD
3-5 pax - $510 USD
6-8 pax - $490 USD
9+ pax - $460 USD
 
Private service
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Please note: There will be a 6% fee for any deposits paid through PayPal