This trip is terrific option forthose who want to experience the beauty and wonder of hiking to Machupicchu andexploring the ruins all in one day! It is ideal for those who do not have much timeor have physical limitations. On this trek we will find many archaeologicalsites, cloud forests, waterfalls, an abundant variety of fauna and flora andmany species of birds. The walk is approximately 6-7 hours upon which we willarrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and have our first inspiring view ofMachupicchu, the hidden capital of the Incas, and enjoy the beautiful vistas ofthe Vilcanota mountain range.
"We had the most incredible time with our Guide, Jose Luis! We cannot express our thanks to the Pachamama Team enough! Thank you for making our trip so memorable!"
Jean & Paul, Jan 2019
Cusco (3,350m) - Ollantaytambo (2,792m) - Km 104 (2,200m) - Wiñay Wayna (2,700m) -Machupicchu (2,500m) – Aguas Calientes (2,000m) - Cusco
PickUp Time from Hotel in Cusco: 4am
PickUp Time from Hotel in Sacred Valley: 5.30am
Early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo. If you are staying in Ollantaytambo it’s a short walk to the train station.
We take the train to Km 104 with your Guide. We cross over theVilcanota River via a beautiful bridge and arrive at Chachabamba. This is the first Inca ruin on our trek. Upon leaving Chachabamba the path ascends into a forest and much needed shade. We reach a magnificent waterfall and shortly afterwards arrive at the beautiful Inca construction of Wiñay Wayna (‘ForeverYoung’) after around 3 hours hiking.
We have a box lunch and after taking a short break our journey continues to Inti Punku (‘the Sun Gate’), roughly another 2 hours walking, from where we have our first impressive view of Machupicchu. You will have a guided tour lasting around 2 hours on the amazing architecture and mysterious temples. Your guide will explain all about the sophisticated ideas of this highly advanced culture that once inhabited the citadel.
Once we have completed the official tour, you will have some extra time to explore the sanctuary on your own before catching the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes from where we take the late train back to Ollantaytambo train station where our driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your Cusco hotel.
PRIVATE SERVICE : US$ 520 per person
Children – 1 to 17yrs of age : US$ 30(copy of passport front page required for discount to apply)
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Collection from Hotel in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo
Entrance permits into the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
Professional English speaking guide
Private Transportation from hotel to train stations (vice versa)
Bus Tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
1 Box Lunch & Snacks
Roundtrip train tickets on Expedition Train Services (6.10am out and 18.20 return) // Trains are subject to availability and we may have to upgrade to Vistadome service ($58 one way, $70roundtrip)
Pre-briefing before trail departure date
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Walking Poles - $12 per pole should you wish to hire
Personal Insurance – We highly recommend that you take out your own Travel & Medical Insurance before you leave your country!
Gratuities – In Peru it is customary to tip your Trail Guide at the end of the trek, although this is entirely at your discretion. Guideline: Approx. $10-15 per person
Holiday or Election Increments
An increment of $15per person is applicable (regardless of group / private option / size of group) leaving on or over these holiday periods: Christmas(Dec 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th) New Year (Dec 29th, 30th, 31st, Jan 1st).
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