This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail without days of hiking and camping and is ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Inca Trail but haven’t got the time or energy to complete the full 4 day trek.
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• Distance approximately 15 km walk
• Height: Maximum 2800 meters – Minimum 2580 meters.
• Temperature: Maximum 26 º C – minimum 8 º C.
DURATION: 2 days / 1 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2013 (Except February)
DEPARTURE: Daily from 2 people
GUIDE SERVICE: Private
RETURN : Back Packer Train
Upon request: Upgrade accommodation to First or Deluxe Class
We advise you to book early (at least 30 days in advance is recommended) to secure your spot.
On the other hand, you must have the following information to reserve as in your passport and from each participant in your group:
*Trek departure date:
*Prior arrival date in Cusco
*Name (as in your passport)
*Special Food Requirement
*Gender: Male / Female
*Student with ISIC card: No / Yes
*Accommodation in Cusco (Address and Phone Number)
DAY 1 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU
6.30 am. We go to Piscacucho.
7.30 am. Start the walk alongside the right bank of the Urubamba River. On the way we see Salapunku, fortress and access control, Qánabamba, administrative center and warehouse, Pinchaunuyoc, water shrine, Wayracpunku, other access control, Q’orihuayrachina, where gold was processed. From there we descended a staircase carved in stone and cross a suspension bridge, made with stone base made by Inca engineers, we continue along the left and crossed a forest and a creek to get to Machu Q’ente, we continued the climb and passed another creek, where was found a rock shaped bath ceremonial, later going to Wayna Q’ente, an archaeological, residential, agricultural and experimental place. There get lunch enjoying the scenery.
13.30 We will return down follow the Cusichaca river, always on the left side, climb from the creek and contemplate Cusichaca, an archaeological group, then Pulpituyoc and Patallacta. Resume the walk and cross the creek Cachimayo, after a short walk on flat ground rising up to cross the bridge over the Urubamba River, to reach Piscacucho. End of the walk
17.30 hs. Shipping to Ollanta.
18.30 hs. Arriving to Ollanta
21.00 hs. We will depart to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. Overnight at selected accommodation (L)
DAY 2 WAYNA PICCHU / INTIPUNKU & MACHU PICCHU /CUSCO
Around five in the morning we are going to ascent with direction to the Historic sanctuary MACHU PICCHU; and immediately we start to explore the giant Inca’s citadel in a average time of two and two and a half hours approximately; we are going to visit with our guide: The Main square, INTIHUATANA, THE MORTERO’S ROOM, THE THREE WINDOWS TEMPLE, THE CONDOR’S TEMPLE and many important points in Machu Picchu; after we go to:
WAYNAPICCHU: The picturesque mountain backdrop shown in the classic photographs, the full path will take us an average of four hours the same order to explore constructions located on the top of Wayna Picchu and follow the path towards a place called Temple of the Moon AND / OR GREAT CAVE, which at the sacrifice of walking we will be well rewarded.
When we return if we have physical strength necessary to continue our walk we will go to:
INTIPUNKU: Known like Sun’s door that taking the opposite direction of arrival of the Inca Trail can climb an average of one hour to explore the qualities of the place and finally back in the direction of Aguas Calientes.
Then according to our scheduled train return to Cusco, in the station will be waiting for us our transport to return to Hotel or lodging. (B,L)
Transport: Cusco – Piscacucho.
Transport: Piscacucho – Ollantaytambo.
Professional bilingual guide.
Inca Sanctuary admission ticket.
First aid kit.
Train ticket Backpacker: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
One night of lodging in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
Food: 01 Breakfast and 02 lunchs.
Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes.
ON BOARD LUGGAGE POLICY
01 bag or backpack must not exceed 05kg/11pounds and/or 62 inches/157cm (length + height + width).
NOTE: You will need to leave your luggage in your Cusco lodging, all the accommodations in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe.
Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your hotel)
Dinner in Aguas Calientes
Hot springs pool visit.
Tips to the crew (guides and porters)
YOU NEED TO BRING AT THE SANCTUARY GARDEN
A couple of hiking boots
Cotton clothes for night
T-shirt and light clothing for the day
Hut, sun cream and insect repellent
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
This is the ONLY Student card to apply the discount
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a protected area of 32,592 hectares. Every visitor must obey park regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees, removing or damaging stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting open fires or camping in the archeological sites (Only authorized campsites can be used)