short inca train to machu picchu
An express version of the Classic Inca Trail.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best route in Peru and South America, you can choose according to the time and budget available, more information about Inka.
The tour of the Inca road to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular walks in the world, this road is full of beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by mountains, cloud forests, etc. They are a natural attraction of this road that was created by the Incas centuries ago, this road made of stones used it to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu.
If you cannot book a fee for the Inca Trail tour, you can always choose one of the alternatives such as the hiking and trekking route through Choquequirao, or Lares, or different Salcantay in Cusco and Peru.
DAY 1 WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHU PICCHU
Early this morning, we’ll catch a train for a 4-hour, scenic ride through the dramatic, Andean landscape to kilometer 104, where we’ll pick up the trail. We’ll walk about 4 hours up to an impressive Inca site called Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young” at 2680 meters (8792 ft), continuing on to Inti Punku “Sun gate” at 2730 meters (8792 ft) from where you’ll have your first glimpse of the famed Machu Picchu site from above. We’ll descend into the ruins and explore the labyrinth of passageways, uncovering the mysteries of the site. In the afternoon, we’ll head into the nearby mountain town of Aguas Calientes for dinner and some much-needed rest and relaxation.
DAY 2 MACHU PICCHU AND HUAYNA PICCHU
We’ll get an early start this morning to head to the bus stop for a 20-minute drive back to the ruins of the famed Machu Picchu, hidden in the misty, green mountains above. Wander one of the many original trails leading from the main site to explore the surrounding structures, or choose to hike the iconic Huayna Picchu Mountain which serves as a backdrop to the ruins. We’ll return to the station in mid-afternoon to take the train back to Cusco and transfer back to your hotel.
Huayna Picchu is an optional hike which requires an additional permit. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but the views are undoubtedly worthwhile. Please let us know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Camping equipment
- Qosqo Expeditions Guide
- All meals while on the trail
- Admission to Machu Picchu
- Porters to carry camping equipment
- Gratuities for drivers and porters
- Sleeping bag (We have them to rent for US$ 5.00 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8ºC-comfort (0ºF) mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.)
- Gratuities for your guide
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles.
This 2-day, shortened version of the Classic Inca Trail is ideal for travelers who want a taste of the traditional experience, without committing to 4 entire days on the trail. You’ll make your way on foot to the “Sun Gate” to get those first spectacular views of Machu Picchu from the same perspective AS the ancient Incas who made their way on the trail so many centuries ago.
Inca Trail Length starts on the Sacred Valley of the Incas next to Urubamba river Kilometer 82 and 02 hours driving North East from Cusco, Inca Trail Tours can only be operate by authorize and very regulate tour companies by Ministerio de Cultura according to Peruvian regulations it is 500 people on the Inca Trail Hike including the tour guide, chef and Porters, Inca Trail Altitude it is on the second day at the dead woman’s Pass 14,200 Ft. over 4,200 meters above sea Level Inca Trail Difficulty it is very accessible to every person who has done hikes, training recommended in Cusco few days before the Inca Trail Hike start, Inca Trail weather always different us we go through different ecosystems from the Andes to the Amazon Cloud Forest, during April to November our winter time we know us the dry season from December to march out summer time know us the wet season any time of the year the temperature changes from Andes to the cloud forest, Inca Trail Reservations are available at list 4 months ahead minimum Inca Trail Permits can be seen on our web site to check availability, Inca Trail Cost is according to the amount of people or private
tour from 600 Usd. American Dollars to 1,000 depending of the time of the year, the prices included Inca Trail Train, food, porters, Inca Trail Tickets and all the needs during your Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights tour.
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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