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2-Day Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TreXperience

  • Locations

    Cusco, Cusco Region, Peru

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $465 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 days

  • Avg Distance

    15 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Everyday

  • Starting Location

    Cusco - Km 104

  • Price Includes

    • Transfers to and from the airport and your hotel • Door to door service • Packed lunch on day 1 • Professional tour guides • A second guide for groups of 8+ • All entrance tickets and permits

Highlights

  • We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
  • Free airport Pick up and drop off
  • Travel Assistance 24/7 for any questions or recommendations • Live history shows: our new way to teach you Inca history full of Fun
  • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
  • Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs

Trip Info

The Short Inca trail is designed for people who don’t have enough time or didn’t get the Classic Inca trail permit on Time. This trek combines highlights from the original Inca Trail with some of the most beautiful Inca ruins nested in the dense vegetation of the cloud forest. You will visit archaeological sites such as Chachabamba and Wiñay Huayna (the place that never gets old). We enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and from here you can take in one of the most spectacular views of The Lost City of the Incas. We arrive in Machu Picchu late in the afternoon and therefore have the unique opportunity to see the city almost empty.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM104 – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO (AGUAS CALIENTES)

We start the tour from your hotel around 4am and drive to Ollantaytambo. From here it’s a 1 hour 30 minute train ride along the Urubamba river from Ollantaytambo (in the highlands) to km 104 at Chachabamba (in the cloud forest). Where we start our hike to Machu Picchu. Our first stop is a beautiful Inca ruin called Chachabamba. After exploring the site we will hike for 4 hours until we arrive at Wiñay Huayna (the place that never gets old). A packed lunch and refreshments will be provided. Later we will continue our hike to the Sun Gate to catch your first glimpse of the Lost City of the Incas – a truly unforgettable sight. From the Sun Gate it’s a one hour downhill walk to the city. We will arrive into Macchu Picchu in the afternoon and will therefore have the unique opportunity of experiencing the city almost empty. We will then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will have dinner and spend the night in a hotel.
• Campsite Altitude: 2000m / 6561ft
• Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
• Distance: 15km / 8 miles
• Duration: 8 hours
• Meals: Lunch, snacks & dinner
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

We will Wake up early to visit Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. We will go straight to the line to wait for the first bus going up to Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The Trexperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
• Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
• Distance: 6km / 3 miles
• Duration: 2 – 3 hours
• Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
• Difficulty: Easy

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TreXperience

TreXperience Peru is a local Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, established in 2016. We are specialized in adventure travel and non-conventional tourism. Committed to environmental and social protection. We love and enjoy the places we visit, and our aim is to protect them. Sustainability should not be a cost of doing business; should be a way of doing business. Sustainability is about protecting, preserving, respecting, supporting, and caring about our environment, coworkers, neighbors, and our local communities. The tourism industry is highly-regulated in Peru and we work according to the regulations as a responsible company. We want to keep growing as a company, but not alone. We want the development of our workers but always making sure we don’t destroy the beauty of our planet.

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