This is an ideal alternative to trekking, adapted to visitors with limited time and or wishing to avoid extreme physical effort. It incorporates imposing landscapes, exotic places, valleys, flora, fauna, ecological mountains, archaeological centers and ancestral mystic energy, all of which takes us to the most spectacular and enigmatic citadel MACHU PICCHU.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco, Peru
DEPARTURE TIME
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Pick up from your hotel in the first morning
Private bus to the departure point of the Inca Trail
Machu Picchu and Trail entrance fees
Professional English-speaking guide.
Cook, cooking equipment
1 night in Aguas Calientes
Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
Porters
First aid kit
Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Return ticket by train from Aguas Calients to Cusco and all the local taxes
NOT INCLUDED
First breakfast. Normally possible to eat it at you hotel. If not, we stop in Ollantaytambo.
Meal in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the last day
Entrance fee for the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
Transfer from the train station in Cusco to the hotel
Tips for cooks, porters and guides

WE RECOMMEND: (you bring with you)

  • Canteen (Water bottle)
  • Torch, or flashlight with batteries
  • Matches
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun block cream
  • Trekking shoes
  • Raincoat, or rain poncho
  • at for solar protection
  • Towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal Trekking clothes, for cold and warm weather
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Day 1

CUSCO – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU

We’ll leave early morning from hotel in our private bus accompanied by a professional guide to the train station (San Pedro) from where we will begin the journey by train appreciating the beautiful mountains, landscapes that introduce us to the valley in the atmosphere of the sky of CUSCO.

We will continue until we are arrive km. 104, this journey takes us approximately three hours, after a small rest we will begin our expedition.

The first archaeological center that we will visit is CHACHABAMBA (2250 m.) that shows an architectural beauty in the same valley.

Then gradually we will ascend in approximately three hours, toward the fascinating archaeological group WIÑAYWAYNA (2650 m.), a place where we will enjoy their charms and our boxed lunch.

After a rest we will continue in a semi-tropical forest toward the mystic INTIPUNKU (the sun gate), a place where we will enjoy the first panoramic view of the enigmatic citadel of MACHU PICCHU, surrounded of impressive mountainous peaks and deep valleys, with the URUBAMBA river, from INTIPUNKU, we will descend for 30 minutes toward the same citadel and we will stop ourselves at highest part of the citadel where we rest and take pictures, then we will descend to our campsite at PUENTE RUINAS (AGUAS CALIENTES).

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Day 2

MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

After breakfast we will take the first bus to MACHU PICCHU (2,400 m) to enjoy the dawn in this magic place before the arrival of the other tourists coming from CUSCO.

The guided visit inside the citadel will take two hours and a half approximately, and then we will have free time to explore freely the exotic tranquility of the lost city of the Inca.

In the afternoon we will descend toward AGUAS CALIENTES to take our return train to CUSCO.

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