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SHORT
Inca Trail

2D/1N

Introduction:

This is a shorter version of the classic Inca Trail trip for those who have less time or who would enjoy a less vigorous trek, but still want to experience the wonders of hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu. This trek is perfect for families and hikers of all agesand incorporates a significant part of the Inca trek in a short time frame.

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca,is recognized world-wide as one of the top 10 treks. This trek moves through the Andes mountain range in Southern Peru passing through clouds forests and alpine tundras with picture perfect views at every turn.

Why this tour is

perfect for you?

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Embarking on this once in a lifetime trek you’ll enjoy the sunset in Machu Picchu during the first day with few visitors, and arrive early on the second day to witness the amazing sunrise, surrounded by majestic Andean peaks through the mountains and the jungle one of the best ways to reach Machu Picchu.

autenthic

We are 100% locally owned and operated with many years of dedication to providing the adventure of a lifetime at the best possible  price. We operated 100% of your trek ourselves eliminating the need for “middle” men who drive up the cost, and offering an exclusive, one-of-a-kind–time.

sustainable

We respect and honor  Pachamama  in all that  we do. We  work hard to keep our planet clean and green.

 All treks follow Leave no Trace Behind Principles, always leaving our path better than we found it.

safe

Keep in mind, that as you explore and venture out into unknown lands these environments are all quite familiar to us. We are well aware of the ‘’pot holes’’ best avoided, as well  as the paths deserving the fullest exploration – and how to explore them

day per day

itinerary

Day 01: Cusco- ollanta -kM 107 - machu picchu

Our expedition will start with an early pick up from your hotel by our private Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. We will drive 2 hours to the beautiful, Inca town of Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley where we will board the PeruRail train. We’ll take a scenic ride to our stop at Inca Trail checkpoint, Km 104, where we will meet our porters that will accompany us on our 6-hour trek. Departing by foot from Km 104, we’ll make a steady, four-hour ascent to the Winay Wayna archaeological site, at 2650m./ 8694ft., where we will tour the ruins and enjoy a boxed lunch. After, we will continue one hour to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), the main entrance to Machu Picchu. After passing through the sun gate, we will follow a trail that leads us down to the small town of Aguas Calientes, below Machu Picchu ruins. Here, we will eat a group dinner at a restaurant and spend the night in a 3-star Hotel.

 

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Day 02: Patallacta - Llulluchapampa

On Day 2, we will eat an early breakfast at the hotel and then take a 25-minute bus ride up the mountain to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will receive a 2-hour guided tour of all of the most significant sites while learning about Incan history and culture. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore a part of Machu Picchu on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch.

We’ll then board an afternoon train to return to Cusco. Our drivers will meet us at the train station with Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to chauffeur you back to your Cusco accommodation. 

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inclusions

Our tours are designed to reveal a «slice of life» the places you will Explore with us. We have included as much as possible in the price, allowing you to discover and enjoy your holiday.

Tour Guides

All of our guides have studied both English and Tourism. They are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. All our guides are experienced with the Inca Trail and other high altitude treks. They will support you and ensure you are safe and happy throughout your trip.

TICKETS -PERMITS

We are one of the few tour operators authorized to both book your permits and operate on the Inca Trail. Permits are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation. Your tickets will be purchased by us and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These include:

Meals

We provide you with a boxed lunch for our day hike. That evening, we will dine at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. The second morning we will eat breakfast at our hotel accommodation. We will enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the second day before returning to Cusco. All four meals are included in your expedition cost.

hOTEL

Accommodation is included in this expedition. Depending on availability, we typically lodge you in a three-star hotel. If you would like an upgrade, let us know and we can ensure you stay in your desired hotel. The hotel we reserve for you will be listed on your invoice.

BRIEFING

The night before your Machu Picchu hike, we will visit to your hotel (lobby) also flexible in our office for your briefing. During the briefing, you will meet your fellow travelers for the next couple of days, your guides who explain the itinerary in detail and will give you duffel bags where you should pack your stuff and which will be carried by porters later

fisrt aid

Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.

WATER

We will always make sure you have clean drinking water at all mealtimes, and enough for you to refill your bottle when needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring a water bottle/s or Camelbak. To care for our spectacular environment, we humbly request that you use a reusable non-single-use plastic bottle.

Transportation

Your transportation from and to this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to start of your trek in Ollantaytambo.  After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station where you will be picked up by van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Bus to Machu Picchu

Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.

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Find here more information you need to know about your Short Inca Trail Adventure: FAQ, Map, Distance, Altitude, Packing list, etc.

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Availability

To hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit, which we will obtain for you. The first step to booking your trek is to make sure government permits are still available for your desired start date 

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  • 1 People 1350$
  • 2 People 1300$
  • 3 People 1190$
  • 4 People 990$
  • 5 People 880$
  • 6 People 790$
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