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2 DAY INCA TRAIL WITH CAMPING

$ 520.00 USD

Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Group Size

Maximum 15 paxs

Altitude Max

2720 masl (Puerta del sol or Inti Punku)

Type of Service

Cultural, Natural, Walk, Adventure
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Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
Group Size: Maximum 15 paxs
Type of Service: Cultural, Natural, Walk, Adventure
Transportation: Hike and Train.
Maximum altitude: 2720 masl (Puerta del sol or Inti Punku)
Places to visit: Chachabamba, Huiñay Huayna, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu
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Return Time:
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

The 2 Day Inca Trail with Camping is a fantastic option for those who do not have much time to do the 4 or 5 day or who do not have the physical condition to support a walk of several days in the mountains. This option is also very good for families with young children who wish to experience a hike along the Inca trail. Along the route there are beautiful views of mountains and valleys and Machu Picchu is also entered through the same place as the 4 or 5 day walkers with the advantage of visiting Machu Picchu 2 times in addition to experiencing an outdoor camp in the canyon of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Puente Ruinas

Ready to star this new adventures, early at morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, to transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and start our Short Inca Trail hike during the tour you will be able to observe the Sacred Valley of the Incas, farmlands and majestic snowcapped mountains; in Ollantaymtambo we will board the train that will take you to km. 104 the trip is about 1 hour and this is the point where we will start with our hikking adventure.

Once in km. 104, we will pass by the bridge that is on the Urubamba or Willkamayuc River which translated from Quechua means Sacred River, which was very important for them. When you arrive at the control point you have to show the identification documents, either Passport or Registration Card or National Identity Document. After walking 15 minutes, we will have the opportunity to see the archeological center of Chachabamba and Choquesuysuy that are hidden in the semi-tropical forest, after your visit we will begin the walk through tiers upwards until we reach the next place on the way we will observe the sacred valley, waterfalls and different types of orchids of the semi-tropical forest.

Then after 3 hours of walking we will arrive at Wiñaywayna (2,650 m / 8,694 ft) it shows a perfect example of what agriculture was in the time of the Incas, since along its skirts lie a large number of circular terraces, where the Incas cultivated different agricultural products. The name Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid that abounds in the area and that has as meaning in Spanish “Eternally young” and has more than 20 buildings, one of them the Temple of the Rainbow also called Temple of Fertility, the visit will be 1 hour on average, then you will enjoy the box lunch to replenish energy and continue until you reach the Wiñaywayna control.

In this second part of the tour we will walk for 2 hours through an Andean path, stone stairs and tambos (“resting places”) until we reach the Inti Punku – Sun gate (2,720 m / 8,923 ft) that during the Incas functioned as control of entry to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; From here you have an impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu and the entire surrounding valley, then descend for approximately 30 minutes to the wonder of the Machu Picchu world (2,490 m / 8,169 ft) and finally take the bus to our campsite (2,160 m / 7,086 ft) the trip lasts 15 minutes, here we will spend the night in “Ruins Bridge” camp, located next to the Urubamba River. In the afternoon we will have tea time with hot drinks and some snacks, and then have a delicious dinner that will be prepared by our specialized cook.

Day 02: Ruins Bridge – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

In the second day of our Short Inca Trail Hike we will get up early and have a wonderful breakfast Then we will make a walk of about 30 minutes, to reach the Citadel of Machu Picchu at 06:00 am and be able to appreciate the majestic sunrise. We will have a guided tour of 2 hours and 30 minutes to know the most important places of Machupicchu, you can visit the most amazing places like the Royal Mausoleum, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Main Temple, the Sacred Plaza, the famous Intihuatana where the wise Incas tied the sun on the winter solstice in June, steps, squares, fountains, etc. After the tour you have a free time to visit Machu Picchu on your own and take some amazing pictures. At opportune time we will board the bus from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes” to board the train back to Cusco.

Included

  • Pre-trip information with your tour guide
  • Transfer by private vehicle to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Accommodation: Camping (1 night)
  • Inca Trail permit and entrance to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner (please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian, this option is free of charge)
  • Snack on the first and second day
  • Water on the first and second day (not including the first 4 hours of the walk when you must bring your own)
  • Professional bilingual guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 guide, a group of more than 8 people receives 2 guides);
  • Professional cook;
  • The porters will carry their camping equipment and their 5 kg canvas bag. per person
  • Sleeping bag (feather)
  • Inflatable mattress for sleeping and resting
  • Inflatable pillow
  • A blanket
  • A canvas bag for your personal clothes, this canvas bag, our doorman will carry
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (tent for 4 people that allows greater comfort and also the storage of backpacks);
  • Bus Consettur of Ascent and Descent of Machu Picchu
  • A round trip train (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes on the second day
  • Price of the entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain ($ 80)
  • Others not mentioned
  • Travel insurance

Recommendations

  • Passport
  • Immigration card
  • Good backpack
  • Water storage: Camtimploras, reusable bottle
  • Light mountain shoes
  • For your Duffel or Backpack
  • Porters carry a maximum of 5 kg of their personal items. This should include a sleeping bag
  • 1 shirt for the Inca Trail – 1 shirt for Machu Picchu
  • 1 hiking pants, 1 shorts for Machu Picchu
  • 2 sets of underwear
  • Socks
  • 1 warm jacket for the cold at night
  • 1 layer of rain
  • 1 sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Drying towel (regular size)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication

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