INCA TRAIL WITH WAYNAPICCHU 2 Days
Type of tour
Experience the marvelous Inca Trail in only two days. During the tour, you will visit fascinating archaeological sites such as Wiñay Wayna and enjoy a box lunch amidst the rolling hills. You will also visit the Sun Gate to see for the first time the spectacular views of the impressive Machu Picchu. In addition, you will have the option to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of the Inca citadel. You will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and a good night’s sleep before exploring Machu Picchu the next day. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a unique adventure in Peru!
Day 1: Cusco – KM 104 – Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Inca Trail
Travel the original Inca Trail through magnificent landscapes surrounded by gigantic mountains and lush vegetation. Explore Inca archaeological sites and get your 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 learn its secrets before returning to Aguas Calientes. Then, you will board the train to Ollantaytambo, from where our private transportation will be waiting for you to return to Cusco.
Cusco (3,400 masl): Pick up from hotel and transfer to Ollantaytambo, then we board the train and go to Km.104.
Ollantaytambo Station (2,870 masl): At this point we will take the Expedition train to our starting point which is called KM 104 «Chacha bamba».
Km 104 Chacha bamba (2,100 masl): At the starting point you have to show your Inca Trail permit, your original passport, and your ISIC card if you have one. It is here where the Inca Trail begins and we will start walking for 3.5 to 4 hours to Wiñayhuayna, where we will enjoy a good snack. The hike to Wiñayhuayna is a beautiful walk, where we can enjoy the amazing flora and scenery that surrounds us.
Inti Punku (2,700 masl): After lunch we will hike an additional two hours to Intipunku «Sun Gate», from where we will have excellent views of Machu Picchu and all the surrounding mountains. Here we will have about 20 minutes to rest and contemplate the beautiful scenery.
Machu Picchu (2,430 masl): Afterwards we will transfer to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes and Camp (2,040 masl): We will then take the 20-minute bus ride to the Puente Ruinas camp. When you arrive at the camp, your tents will be ready. You will meet your porters again 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 for a nice farewell.
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 Machu Picchu Citadel.
To enter you will also have to show your passport, entrance ticket and ISIC card, if you have one. Afterwards you will have a guided tour for about 2 hours visiting the different ruins and temples. After the visit you will have free time to explore the city, and take as many pictures as you wish.
After having enjoyed the magnificent city of the Incas you will use the bus ticket to go down to Aguas Calientes and then take the train back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. The «Expedition Train» leaves at 6:30 pm and arrives in Ollantaytambo after 2 hours. In Ollantaytambo there will be a bus waiting to take you back to Cusco. Here your trip will end around 10:30 in the evening.