Inca Trail 2 days; this trek is a fantastic option for those who don’t have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail. No camping is required. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the best of the Inca Trail on a condensed schedule and still enter Machu Picchu through the awe-inspiring Sun Gate entrance. With one day of hiking and one day visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu, the 2-Day Inca Trail tour is perfect for families with children and those on a tight schedule.
– Highest Point: 2730m / 8792ft
– Distance: 10km / 6.3mi
– Overall Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 5
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or in the sacred valley in the early morning, drive to Ollantaytambo, and from there take the Machu Picchu train to kilometer 104. There our trek will begin and we will work our way up the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. As we pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain we will see a variety of plants, flowers and birds. We will also visit beautiful Inca sites, including Wiñay Wayna, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Andes mountains. After a full day of trekking we’ll arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below.
The light in late afternoon is great for photos, and with fewer tourists in the site later in the day, it’s a perfect time to take many pictures. After we’ve passed through the Sun Gate we’ll continue along the trail to get to machupicchu the lost city of the incas, on this day we can only take pictures and appreciate the beauty of this city. after photos we head out of the city to the bus station for the bus ride to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we’ll check into our hotel.
Meals: L (box lunch)
Maximum Altitude: 2,700m / 8,858ft
Minimum Altitude: 1,950m /6,398 ft
Distance: 10km / 6.3mi
Walking Time: 6-7 hrs
Waking up early to have beakfast at the hotel, we’ll take the bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We’ll have a 3-hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and, if you have permits, to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will be taken by private transport back to your hotel in Cusco or in the sacred valley.
Meals provided: B