INKA TRAIL 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 -
We will pick up the group from their hostel/hotels at 5:30 am and take them to the San Pedro train station.
The train will take us to Km. 104 on the Cusco – Machupicchu Railway where we will begin our trek around 10 am. The journey begins crossing a wood suspension bridge over the Willkamayu River (Urubamba River). The first ruin we will visit is the famous Inka Sanctuary and Palace of Chachabamba. After a brief introduction to Inca History, we will climb roughly 8 km (3 hours) to reach the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna (2700 m.a.s.l.), second only to Machupicchu in beauty.
The site is a classic example of Inca terrace farming and was probably an experimental laboratory for agriculture in Inca times. The name Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid typical in this zone, meaning forever young. We will continue our trek crossing though the cloud forest on a narrow path until we reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate). The Sun Gate offers a spectacular view of Machupicchu (weather permitting). This special point is where most hikers get the best photos of the sacred city.
Following Inti Punku, we will descend to Machupicchu on foot and down to Aguas Calientes by bus where we will spend the night in a hostel. You may relax in hot springs at Aguas Calientes or enjoy a walk through this charming village situated aside the Urubamba River.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES –MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO.
After an early breakfast we will take the bus to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu (20 min). This will be an early morning to beat the crowds at Machupicchu. Once there our guide will lead us through the most important sectors of this great Inca City, including Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, and the agricultural sector. This informative tour will last approximately 2 ½ hours. After the tour you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own or just relax and take in the majesty of the site. We suggest catching a bus down to Aguas Calientes by 1:00pm. In Aguas Calientes you may have lunch and then take the train back to Cusco. The train ride will last about 4 hours, arriving in Cusco after nightfall.
Transfer from your Hotel to the train station.
Train ticket to Km. 104.
Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
English speaking professional guide.
Meals: (1 B, 1 Box Lunch, 1 D).
Hostel at Aguas Calientes.
Train ticket back or Train- bus.
Breakfast on the first day.
Lunch on last day.
Entrance fee to the hot springs.
Tips for guide and porters.
YOU NEED TO BRING:
Camera, extra film or memory card, batteries.
Rain gear/ poncho
Change of clothing.
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