2-Day Inca Trail Express Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Cusco, Peru

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  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Multi-Day Trip

Overview

Day 1:
Your adventure begins the night before you leave, with a mandatory trip briefing at the tour office in Cusco at 5pm. The next morning, get picked up at your Cusco hotel at 4am for a 90-minute drive to the Ollantaytambo train station.

After a train ride to "KM 104" of the Inca Trail, begin the trek with a 4-hour uphill hike. With your small group's private guide, arrive at the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna and learn about the culture and history of the site. After an open-air lunch, continue hiking to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel. Head by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to spend the night before returning to explore Machu Picchu the next day.

Day 2:
Have breakfast at your hotel before taking a tourist-class bus back up to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for a guided tour with a professional, bilingual guide. Hear about the history and culture of Machu Picchu before exploring the citadel on your own, hiking up to Huayna Picchu, or returning to the Inti Punku.

Return to Aguas Calientes by tourist-class bus for lunch at your own expense. Visit the local marketplace, where you can shop until it's time to return to Ollantaytambo by train. The last leg of your journey is a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. Get dropped off at Cusco's Plaza San Francisco before making your own way to a hotel or hostel of your choice.

Information

Includes:
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
  • Round Trip Bus Cuzco - Ollantaytambo
  • Train Ollantaytambo - KM 104 (starting point of trek) 
  • Tourist Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes on Day 1
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu on Day 2
  • Train Transfer Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • 1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Box Lunch & Dinner on Day 1, Box Breakfast on Day 2
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Entrance Fees
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 4
Excludes:
  • Airport pick-up (please make your own way)
  • Day 1 Breakfast, Day 2 Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Trekking Poles
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip these are our recommended guidelines.)
    Guides: 20-30 soles per guide per trekker
  • Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Date of Passport Expiry - Must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again
  • Accommodation options: Single travellers will share a room with another traveller & couples will have a private room.
  • Physical requirements: This hike is Moderate - an 8 miles trail mostly uphill, with 550 meters of uphill that might be difficult for people who are afraid of heights
  • Suggested packing list: Bring or Rent in Cusco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.
  • Don't forget the essentials: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications
  • Departure dates for trek: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (Daily departures with a group of 4 or more)
  • Note: No Departures in February due to unfavorable climatic conditions

Meeting Point

Hotels in Cusco
Departure Time:
4:00am
Return Details:
Concludes at Plaza San Francisco at Cusco City Centre
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