Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Moderate

1 May 2020 - 30 Jan 2021

Duration: 2 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $470 / Negotiable

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This is a short trip without camp. The tour begins in Chachabamba, 104km from the railway and follows the road for six hours to reach a lookout for a spectacular view of Machu Picchu and Intipunku ‘’sun gate”. After our descent we will head to the "Lost City of the Incas" and spend the night in a comfortable hotel. We return to Machu Picchu to see the fabulous sanctuary. You will discover the fortress which was abandoned from the time of the Spanish conquest and remained hidden in the undergrowth until Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. In the afternoon, we´ll return to Cusco by train.

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Price includes

  • Briefing: 1 or 2 days before departure.
  • Round trip transportation Cusco – Machu Picchu- Cusco (Bus en Train) from your hotel to the start punt and back to your hotel
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fee.
  • Professional Guide: Bi-lingual, speaks both English and Spanish, 2 guides from more than 9 passengers
  • Meals: 01L (box-lunch), a 01 dinner 1st day and breakfast 2nd day, Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes (day 1)en bus up day 2
  • One night accommodation in Machu Picchu town
  • Portable Radio (Walkie Talkies) Basic first aid and oxygen bottle

Not included in price

  • Meals: breakfast day 1 and lunch day 2.
  • Admission tickets to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


Bruno Yepez Olave

 Bruno Yepez Olave 

37 years, Peru



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Day 1

Cusco- Chachabamba (km. 104) –Machu Picchu
We pick you up from your hotel early in de morning to Ollantaytambo train station, to take the train and we travel 104 km by rail road to Chachabamba(2150m/7052ft), where you will get around 11:30 am. We start by visiting the archeological complex Chachabamba (2150m/7052ft), located very close to the checkpoint, and then begin to walk along the trail which is about 12 km. After four hours hiking we will get to the complex of Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft). The complex is an amazing agricultural center with numerous terraces. On one hand we have magnificent views of the Urubamba River and Choquesuysuy archaeological complex located on the left bank of the river, and a beautiful waterfall located just minutes away from Wiñaywayna. Then we go on a climb up to the mountain of Intipunku (the sun gate). From this fabulous spot, we can see the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, from Intipunku descend to Machu Picchu and then take the bus to Aguas Calientes, a small resort town where we spend the night in a comfortable hotel / hostel.

Meals Total distance: Estimated walking time: Maximum altitude point:
L, D 8 km / 6, 21 miles 12 km / 6, 21 miles. 5-6 hours

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Day 2

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
With another early rise, we go to the bus station to take the bus to Machu Picchu. This bus takes 25 minutes by uneven track, where we will do tour of the Inca citadel, your tour guide will guide you around for about two and a half hours, to show you the most important sectors of this beautiful and enigmatic Inca citadel and then you will have some free time to wander, explore and take photos. Or alternatively you could decide to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (tickets required), where you can see spectacular panoramic views of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon or the great Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we will meet in the town of Aguas Calientes, where if you want, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to Cusco, and we drop you off at your hotel / hostel. Travel time 4 hours. End of our services.

Meals Total distance: Estimated walking time: Maximum altitude point:
B 4 km / 2.49 miles 2 to 3 hours. 2,400 m / 7,872 ft.

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Created: Bruno Yepez Olave

Last update: 30 Aug 2018



1 May 2020 / 30 Jan 2021

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