This shorter Inca Trail trek is the alternative to a 4-day version that will allow you to visit the beautiful Inca ruins of Wiñaywayna on the way to Machu Picchu. After lunch we will continue through Intipunku (Sun Gate) to Machu Picchu - "Lost City of Incas". We walk through the citadel and take the bus to Aguas Calientes. Here we dine and sleep. The next morning, we'll take a tour in Machu Picchu. This shorter trek is designed for those who want to experience tourism in the Peruvian Andes and visit Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO - KM 104 - AGUAS CALIENTES
At 6.30pm we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo railway station, where we will take the train and take you to the km 104, where our trek begins. Our first stop will at be the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna, where we will have a guided tour. Then we will continue to Intipunku (Solar Gate) and Machu Picchu. We overnight in Aguas Calientes in a hostel.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU
Early in the morning, we climb to Machu Picchu, where we take part in two-hour guided tour. In the afternoon, we return to Aguas Calientes, where we will have lunch and later we will take the train Vistadome to return to Ollantaytambo and bus takes us to Cusco. We arrive at Cusco at around 8.30pm.
Min 2 weeks in advance
2 days / 1 night
bus and train tickets (Cusco -> Km 104)
hostel in Aguas Calientes
entrance fees - Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
meals - (1x lunch-box, 1x dinner, 1x breakfast)
bus and train tickets (Aguas Calientes - Cusco)
meals - breakfast on the first day, lunch on the last day