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Short Inca Trail 2 Days

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PRICE : $ 500 USD

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    Short Inca Trail 2 Days Experience, See Machu Picchu Twice!

    Short Inca Trail 2 days–Hike Peru’s famous trail, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu witnessing mind-blowing vistas and living a unique experience as you embark on this once in a lifetime trek of the Incas, make your first sights of the ethereal city of the Incas from the Gate of the Sun.

    This is truly a unique chance to hike to Machu Picchu in a short way and see it twice, one of the greatest sights the world has to offer. This Short Inca Trail 2 days trek offers a shortened version of the regular 4-day trek, perfect for visitors who wish to arrive to the ruins by foot, the same way the Incas originally did, but without the strain and time commitment of the classic 4-day Inca Trail. This Short Inca Trail 2 days starts close to the end of the 4-day Inca trail and follows the final leg of the famous route, arriving to Machu Picchu via the Gate of the Sun.

    Why experience the Short Inca Trail 2 Days

    • Hike a part of the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and see it twice.
    • Make a positive impact on this place by going with a “Green Engage” tour operator, We do know how to care of our mother earth.
    • Travel & Trek with someone who hiked the Inca Trail for over 300 times, Salkantay Trek for over 200 times, Choquequirao Trek for over 150 times, Ausangate Trek for over 100 times, Lares Trek for over 50 times, being at Machu Picchu for over 600 times.
    • Explore trail-side archaeological sites that only Short Inca Trail 2 days hikers have access to.
    • Hike to Machu Picchu on mystical, stone-paved paths built by the Incas.
    • Enter Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun, as the Incas once did.
    • Spend the last day at Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas” with a private guide.
    • Direct & official local tour operator with headquarter in Cusco, accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism.
    Itinerary

    Day 1:Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Machu Picchu

    We go to your hotel in Cusco to pick you up at 3:45 am, we will then drive for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Ollantaytambo train station to take the train to Km 104, which is the beginning of the trail. At Km 104 the train stops to get off and go walking to the main checkpoint for the respective registration, this place is located at an elevation of 2,150 m/ 7,052 ft, after the registration we will walk for a couple of minutes and we will reach the first Incan site called Chachabamba that consists in having temples, the main patio, sacred rock, etc. In which, our guide will deliver a great information about this site. Afterward, we will continue walking gradually uphill enjoying the spectacular sceneries until reaching the Wiñaywayna Incan temple whose meaning is “forever young”, where our guide will deliver you a great history of the site. After the exploration of Incan temple, we’ll take our snacks or packed lunch at the Checkpoint of Wiñaywayna. We’ll then continue hiking to Machu Picchu for two more hours, entering in this wonder of the world through the Gate of the Sun, from where we’ll have the first views of the famed Incan city, and take our time to make great shots from this point. Once we arrive at Machu Picchu we’ll take our time to make great shots of the Incan city, as the afternoon is usually with fewer people. We’ll then take the bus to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town) where we’ll stay at cozy hotel Cabaña, and have dinner at the restaurant (this last dinner is not included).

    Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles.
    Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours.
    Lowest elevation: 2,150 m / 7,052 ft.
    Highest elevation: 2,650 m / 8,692 ft.
    Physical rating: Moderate.
    Highlight: Original section of Inca Trail, exploration of two Incan ruins before Machu Picchu, first views of Machu Picchu from the Gate of the Sun, and gaze out Machu Picchu in the late afternoon.

    Day 2 :Guided Tour at Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Today a great breakfast at the hotel makes us ready for a full morning exploration of Machu Picchu on a private tour with your Trek Leader. We’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu early in the morning for an amazing tour until 12:00 pm (Machu Picchu permits will issue for the first group which is from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm).
    If you have booked a permit for Wayna Picchu mountain, you’ll climb the mountain after the tour; however, spaces are subject to availability. In the unlikely event that Wayna Picchu permits are not available for your departure date, you will climb Machu Picchu Mountain instead.
    After a great time at the Incan emperor’s palace, we’ll take the bus down to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town), where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, as of this place continue driving to your hotel in Cusco.

    Trip Information

    Included on The Short Inca Trail 2 Days

    • Transportation from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo train station.
    • Train ticket Ollantaytambo – KM 104.
    • Train ticket back to Cusco at the end of our journey.
    • Entrance ticket to the Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    • One night hotel in Machupicchu town.
    • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (the day we arrive).
    • Bus ticket up and down in Machu Picchu the last day (the day of Machu Picchu guided tour).
    • Private transportation from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.
    • Trek Leader, Our Leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication.
    • Meals: Breakfast (1), lunch (1).

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Hiking poles (available for renting)
    • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
    • Gratuities for the guides, and other staff.
    • Travel and health insurance 

    PACKAGES LIST

    • Original passport and some copies.
    • Travel insurance and some copies.
    • Backpack to carry your things.
    • Phone, power bank battery, camera charger and adapter.
    • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
    • Camera.
    • Hands sanitizer.
    • Deet or mosquito repellent (recommendable 30% deet).
    • Hiking poles (or you can rent one pair from us).
    • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
    • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
    • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
    • Sunblock and sunglasses.
    • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
    • Hiking trousers.
    • Ear Plugs.
    • Hiking socks.
    • Water bottle or canteen.
    • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
    • Sun hat, cap.
    • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
    • Credit or debit card.
    • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
    • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

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