2-Day inca trail Hike to Machu Picchu
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2-Day inca trail Hike to Machu Picchu

2-Day inca trail Hike to Machu Picchu

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About this activity
Journey to the heart of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a short 2-day hike along the Inca Trail. Learn more about the mysterious ruins and get stunning views of the Andes mountains along the way.
Day 1:
Following early morning pick-up between 4:00 AM and 4:30 PM, catch the train from Ollantaytambo to Km. 104 of the railroad and visit the ruins of Chachabamba on arrival. Then, start your 8-kilometer hike of the Inca Trail and get impressive views of Wiñaywayna and the terraced farms of the Andes. Marvel at the ruins of Choquesuysuy across the Urubamba Valley and pass the highland jungle cliffs to arrive at the ceremonial gate of Intipunku. Get your first glimpse of the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu before traveling by bus to Aguas Calientes for your overnight stay.
Day 2:
Rise early to board a bus to Machu Picchu, and take a 2-hour guided tour of the citadel on arrival. Then, get some free time to explore on your own. Use the time to climb Wayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu mountains if booked in advance. Return to Aguas Calientes where you can relax in the hot springs. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, and then return to Cusco by private car. Avail of the option to stay in Aguas Calientes for as many nights as you like and climb Putucusi Mountain, hike to the Mandor Waterfalls or explore the Machu Picchu Museum at leisure.
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  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Blessing by an Andean priest for protection during your trek
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Specialized bilingual guide (2 guides per group of 9 people or more)
  • Meals
  • First aid kit, including emergency oxygen canister
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco on day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Not included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 2
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Know before you go
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Km. 104 and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is by default backpacker service. A higher end Vistadome service is available upon request
  • Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be accommodated at no additional cost
  • You have the option to stay in Aguas Calientes for as many nights as you like at the end of the hike. Accommodation can be arranged in 1 to 5-star hotels
  • Please note that due to regulations by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Peru, this activity is non-refundable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
95% Cultural
50% Sport
30% Aquatic
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