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2 DAYS

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu




TREK INFORMATION


Duration 2 Days
Difficulty Moderate
Range of Altitude 2,040m to 3,400m / 6,700ft to 11,155ft
Distance Covered Approximately 13km

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu needs no further introduction. Visit Peru’s most renowned attraction and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world on the famous Inca Trail.

This two day program covers a 13km Inca Trail, joining the classic four day route at the impressive archaeological site of Winaywayna, continuing through the famous Inti Punku (Sun Gate), and finally devoting the second day to a full day visit of the world famous Machu Picchu.

This program is recommended for those with less time or those looking to hike a shorter version of the Inca Trail without camping.


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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS



  • We pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to the train station to board the train that will take us to the 104th kilometer of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad (starting point of the hike)

  • We start with a visit to the Chachabamba archaeological complex (2,150m/7,052ft), located very close to the control point, and then embark upon an ascending trail for about 8km

  • After approximately four hours, we reach the archaeological site of Winaywayna (2,650m/8,692ft), an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. Enjoy magnificent views of the Urubamba River valley, the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex and also of a beautiful waterfall located just a few minutes away from Winaywayna

  • We then continue and climb to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), where we can view the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. We then descend to Machu Picchu and take the bus to Aguas Calientes for an overnight stay at the hotel
  • We board a bus in the early morning to Machu Picchu where we begin a guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours

  • You will have free time to walk around, climb up the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (note that there are only 400 visitors allowed per day), visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge

  • In the afternoon, we reconvene in the town of Aguas Calientes where you can visit and relax in its hot springs if you like. We then take the train back to Cusco or the Sacred Valley, where we arrive after nightfall


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