Trekking Inca Trail 2 days
Day 1: Cusco - KM 104 (Chachabamba) - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
We leave the hotel at 5:50 o´clock and go to the train station. There, we take the train from Cusco to Chachabamba, where our hiking tour of 104 km will start. We also see here our first archaeological highlight, which is called Chachabamba too. According to the chronicles, this place was a temple dedicated to the Water God.
Afterwards, we start climbing the mountain and 3 hours later, we reach the sight Wiñayhuayna. We visit this archaeological excavation, which was discovered in 1942 by the Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello. He gave this site the name of Wiñayhuayna, which means orchid (epidrendrum secundus). It is a beautiful Inca building, located in the Vilcabamba cordillera. According to different chronicles, this place is called “little Machu Picchu” because of its similarities with the famous Inca citadel.
10 minutes later, we reach our base camp. After having had lunch, we go on to the viewpoint "Intipunku” ("Puerta del Sol")". On our way, we see a great diversity of plants: orchids, ferns, begonias, moss, and bamboo... After an hour of walk, we reach the “Puerta del Sol”, one of the most impressive viewpoints of Machu Picchu. The archaeological site is located a kilometre away. After having rested and taken pictures, we go down to the bus station of the Machu Picchu to take the bus to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Cusco
We get up at 5:00 o´clock in the morning to take our breakfast, and then take the bus to the Machu Picchu, to see the sunrise. Then, our guide leads us during two hours through these famous ruins. Afterwards, you have time to discover the citadel on your own and then return to Aguas Calientes, where we take the train to Cusco. We arrive between 8 and 9 o´clock in the evening.
Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons
-Professional guide (speaks English and Spanish)
-Train ticket to KM 104
-Entries to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
-Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
-One night in Aguas Calientes in a hostel
-First-aid-box, oxygen bottle
-Return train ticket
What to bring
-Little backpack for personal things
-Water bottle (for the first day), sun glasses, sun cream
-Chocolate or candies
-Video camera and photo camera
Maximum 15 persons per group