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Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu is ideal for people with little time, or for those who did not book the full “Classic” Inca Trail on time. With a distance of only 16 km, Inca Trail 2 days is a challenge that makes it the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. It will allow you to get to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). In this tour you will combine the train trip and trek where you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes during the first day. and visit Machu Picchu on the second day.
- All information about the tour one day before the trip.
- Pick up from your accommodation.
- Tourist transport Cusco – Ollantaytambo (round trip).
- Professional bilingual guide.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Roundtrip train tickets Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
- Bus ticket down 1st day and up 2nd day to Machu Picchu.
- 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
- Meals indicated in the program: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner.
- Lunch and dinner last day.
- Bus ticket down 2nd day from Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
- Services not mentioned above.
Day 1: CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Early in the morning we will transfer you from your accommodation to the train station. The train trip will last approximately 1:30 pm until we reach kilometer 104, where we begin our walk. The guide will direct you walk towards the archaeological remains of Chachabamba where the tour begins. From there the trek will continue and we will pass a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the archaeological remains of Winay Wayna where the impressive terraces will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we continue the trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will have the first view of Machu Picchu with a beautiful panoramic view. From here we go to the control and entrance gate of the Machu Picchu citadel where we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes; Here we will spend the night, have dinner and be ready for the next day our visit to Machu Picchu.
Day 2: MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
In the morning after breakfast, we will board the bus towards Machu Picchu citadel where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the route in the archaeological complex, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvian settlers. To climb Huayna Picchu Mountain (optional), you can choose the second group 10:00 a.m. The trek takes only about an hour, and absolutely worth it, the view is impressive and the experience will be unforgettable.
We will board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 6:20 p.m., be ready at the station at least half an hour in advance. In Ollantaytambo, outside the train station will be a driver waiting for you to take you back to Cusco.
Note: If you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book at least three months in advance, due to limited availability. This activity is optional ($ 80.00 USD).