Inca Trail Expedition 2d
This trail is fantastic for those who want to do an Inca Trail trek which finishes with a breathtaking view of Macchupicchu. This is ideal for those who only have a short time in Cusco or for those who want to do an achievable hike where you can see other Inca sites (including the famous Sun Gate). You can get spectacular views, including the sunset over Macchupicchu...
Day 1: HIKING TO MACHU PICCHU
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 4.00 am. We will then go to the train station and leave on the train at 6.10 am from Ollantaytambo. Along the way the train follows the Urubamba River until we reach Km104 where we´ll begin our trek. Along the way you will be able to see spectacular views of farmlands and snow-capped mountains and the mighty Urubamba River, one of the sources of the Amazon River. At 104km (2000m) we begin our trek, once we´ve made sure you have everything you need we provide you your packed lunch, energy drinks and take a group photo before visiting our first Inca site here. After a description and tour of the Inca site we begin gradually hiking upwards as we head for the Classic Inca Trail far above. If we have clear weather we´ll have tremendous views of Macchupicchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Sites.
After hiking for 3 hours, we will reach the most beautiful Incan site on the Inca Trail – Wiñay Wayna (forever young) at 2600m. This is a wonderful Incan site that not many people get to see. There is an elaborate water fountain, temples and some agricultural terraces which provide a perfect opportunity to learn more about the way of the Incans and their history. The backdrop of this site truly has to be seen to be believed, seemingly dropping off a cliff face with dramatic and beautiful mountains surrounding you, it really gives a picture of the importance of location to the Incas. From Wiñay Wayna we walk to the Sun Gate from where we see the picturesque landscape of Macchupicchu below. After taking in the once in a lifetime views and getting your photos we begin our descent to Macchupicchu for sunset.
One of the biggest advantages of this hike is that at the time we reach Macchupicchu most of the day travellers will have returned home and you will have it almost to yourself. After taking photos we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and go to your hotel. Then we find a great place for dinner and get to bed early to make the most of the next day.
Day 2: VISIT THE "LOST CITY OF THE INCAS
We will wake up early in the morning in order to take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu in orderinka-trail-to-machu-picchu-2d-winaywayna-machu-picchu to see the sunrise. You will have a 2 hour guided tour by your English speaking guide. After that you will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy Machu Picchu by yourself. Those who have tickets to Huayna Picchu will have time to climb the mountain, which takes approximately 1.5 hours roundtrip. When done exploring, you will take a bus or walk down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy your lunch and take a train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and then by bus to Cusco where you will be brought back to your hotel.
Included on the Trek:
- Pick up from your hotel on your departure
- Transfer to the train station
- Train tickets to the trail head (together with your guide)
- Entrance fee to the Inca trail
- Packed lunch and energy drinks
- Visit to 3 inca archaeological Inca sites
- Bus down to Aguas Calientes town
- Dinner and hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Breakfast on the second day
- Bus up to Machupicchu
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- 2 hour guided tour by your English speaking tour guide (Plenty of free time to enjoy Machu picchu)
- Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo
- Tourist bus back to Cusco
- Transfer back to your hotel
- Vegetarian food is available
- Breakfast on day one which can be organized at your hotel
- Lunch on day two
- Original passport
- Student card if applicable
- Small day back pack
- Rain jacket
- Good hiking pants, hiking boots, sun hat, and sun glasses
- Camera and extra batteries
- Walking stick (you can rent from the company)
- 2 litres of water
- Extra money