INCA TRAIL WITH CAMPING 2 Days
Type of tour
If you’re looking for an exciting experience in Peru, we have the perfect tour for you! We offer an exhilarating two-day hike along the famous Inca Trail, where you can enjoy an unforgettable night in our camping site in Aguas Calientes. During the hike, you’ll enjoy six hours of trekking along the shorter route of the Inca Trail. On the first day, you’ll start with a four-hour uphill hike to the impressive ruins of Wiñaywayna, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch and rest amidst nature. From there, you’ll trek for another hour to the Puerta del Sol, where you’ll have your first glimpse of the majestic Machu Picchu. Then, you’ll head to our campsite for the first night, which is located closer to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our talented trekking chef. Our mountain campsite is a unique experience in itself. Surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Peruvian Andes, we offer an unforgettable night under the stars in the midst of nature. Our team of professionals will take care of all the details so you can fully enjoy this unique experience.
This is a unique opportunity to explore and learn about one of the most impressive archaeological wonders in the world. In summary, our two-day tour along the Inca Trail is a unique and unforgettable experience that will allow you to explore the history and culture of Peru in a very special way. Don’t miss the opportunity to live this adventure and enjoy an unforgettable night at our mountain campsite!
Day 1: Cusco | KM 104 – Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) – Machu Picchu
Embark on the original Inca Trail through magnificent landscapes surrounded by towering mountains and lush vegetation. Explore Inca archaeological sites and get the first view of Machu Picchu before spending the night in Aguas Calientes.
Day 02: Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Explore the magical Machu Picchu with your guide and discover its secrets before returning to Aguas Calientes. Then, board the train to Ollantaytambo, where our private transportation will be waiting to take you back to Cusco.
Cusco (3,400 meters above sea level): Hotel pick-up and transfer to Ollantaytambo, then board the train to Km.104.
Our short version of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu starts at your hotel, where you will be picked up around 5:00 a.m.
Ollantaytambo Station (2,870 meters above sea level): From the hotel, you will travel approximately 1-1.5 hours with your guide to the town of Ollantaytambo. At this point, we will take the Expedition train to our starting point called KM 104 «Chachabamba.»
Km 104 Chachabamba (2,100 meters above sea level): At the starting point, you must show your Inca Trail permit, original passport, and ISIC card if you have one. This is where the Inca Trail begins, and we will start hiking for 3.5 to 4 hours to Wiñayhuayna, where we will enjoy a nice snack. The hike to Wiñayhuayna is a beautiful walk, where we can appreciate the incredible flora and surrounding landscape.
Inti Punku (2,700 meters above sea level): After lunch, we will hike an additional two hours to Intipunku, the «Sun Gate,» from where we will have excellent views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. Here, we will have around 20 minutes to rest and contemplate the beautiful scenery.
Machu Picchu (2,430 meters above sea level): We will then transfer to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes and Camp (2,040 meters above sea level): We will take a 20-minute bus ride to the Puente Ruinas camp. When you arrive at the camp, your tents will be ready. You will reunite with your porters and enjoy a happy hour with hot drinks and dinner. Later in the evening, we will have a small ceremony with your chef and porters as it is your last night with them. They will still be there the next morning to prepare breakfast and bid you a fond farewell.
This hiking route is identical to our 2-day Inca Trail with a hotel.
Machu Picchu: On this last day, we will have breakfast at 5:00 a.m. at the hotel and then head to our bus that will take us to the Machu Picchu Citadel.
To enter, you will also have to show your passport, entrance ticket, and ISIC card if you have one. After that, you will take a guided tour for approximately 2 hours, visiting the different ruins and temples. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the city and take all the photographs you desire.
After enjoying the magnificent city of the Incas, you will use your bus ticket to descend to Aguas Calientes and then take the train back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. The «Expedition» train departs at 6:30 p.m. and arrives in Ollantaytambo after 2 hours. In Ollantaytambo, there will be a bus waiting to take you back to Cusco. Your journey will end around 10:30 p.m.