Short Inca Trail 2 Days / 1 Night
Day 1: Cusco – Km 104 – Aguas Calientes (lunch) (dinner)
Machu Picchu Perú Tours, will come pick you up from your place of stay between 5:00 and 5:30 am to then head out to Ollantaytambo, where we will take a train to the km 104. Once we get there we will visit the archeological site of Chacha Bamba, which is 2250 meters above sea level. Here we will observe the variety of agricultural products that still today are taken into the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu). We will then start our hike to Wiñay Wayna. On the way we will have a beautiful panoramic view of the Urubamba River (Vilcamayu) and of the variety of the famous family of the orchids. When we get to Wiñay Wayna (eternally young) we will stop for a tour of this interesting and important Inca site. After we will walk around 20 minutes until we get to the “lodge de trekker”, where we will enjoy our lunch. After lunch we will continue our hike until we get to the archeological site of Into Punku (Sun Gate) place we will explore before going down to Machu Picchu and the town of Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night at Aguas Calientes. And on this day we will have free time to visit the famous hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
On this day we will wake up really early to head to the lost city of the Incas, also known as Machu Picchu, being the first ones to hop on the bus that will take us to this archeological site. On the way you will be able to appreciate the first view into Machu Picchu along the mountains that are on top of the Urubamba River. Once we get to Machu Picchu we will have a 2 hour tour along the most important places of this site. We will learn about its importance, its religions and its history, and we will also be able to appreciate its beautiful architecture done by the Incas. We will meet up at Aguas Calientes in the afternoon to take the train back to Cusco.