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Short Inca Trail to Machu picchu 1 Day 1 Day

Short Inca Trail to Machu picchu 1 Day
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Place: Machupicchu
  • Journey Difficulty: Easy

Trip Overview

TOTAL DISTANCE: 11 KM / 7 MILES
GOOD FOR: THOSE WHO ENJOY HIKING AND HAVE A MODERATE LEVEL OF FITNESS
CONSIDERATIONS: PERMIT REQUIRED
HIKING SEASON: 11 MONTHS OF THE YEAR
TRAIL CLOSE: ONLY FEBRUARY
ACCLIMATIZATION:  PLEASE SPEND AT LEAST REST DAYS IN CUSCO BEFORE START YOUR HIKE
GROUP SIZE: CAN BE 2 OR 8 HIKER
 

Overview

Short Inca trail – Machu Picchu

Is an alternative trek for tourist that do not  have a long time and for those who enjoy  doing short routes  with family or friends.

This short inca trail  hike  to machu picchu has a variety of wildlife and inca places as chachabamba, choquesuysuy, inti pata, wiñay wayna and the famous Sun Gate or Intipunku nothing to envy classic inca trail 4D-3N.

It is a place of short inca trail for a day walking covering a distance of 11 km (6.3 miles) this trail is not too much challenge  which it can be performed perfectly with children and those with a time tight.

Itinerary

DAY I KM 104 CHACHABAMBA – INTI PUNKU – AGUAS CALIENTES

Cusco Andean Hike will pick you up very early at your hotel at 4:00 a.m. by private bus to go to ollantaytambo (train station) from where the train trip begins until km 104.

Once at the starting point we pass the control of the Inca trail; We start walking for about 5 min to find the first archaeological center of Chachabamba, where our expert Guide will be delighted to share the history with you.

Our trek begins with the gradual ascent for 3 hours along the original Inca trail, we will walk through a cloud forest covering the mountains and enjoying the great variety of plants, orchids, different types of flowers and birds.

After passing the most spectacular waterfall we arrive at the ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Named after an orchid and meaning “forever young” in Quechua, the site offers incredible views of the Sacred Valley.

We continue our hike for another 1-2 hours on a relatively flat section of the trail. We will arrive at the SUN GATE  (Inti Punku) of Machu Picchu. This is the original entrance to the sacred city, and it is called “Intipunku” in Quechua. Intipunku provides our first distant views of the magnificent Machu Picchu.

After taking great photos, we make a final short walk, to reach Machu picchu and have our guide in the Inca citadel.

Then we will take the bus to go to Aguas Calientes on a 30-minute trip. Once in Aguas Calientes we will go to the train station to return to OllantaytamboCuscohotel.

  • Meals: Box Lunch
  • Maximum altitude: 2720 m/ 8920ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2040 m/6691 ft
  • Distance walk: 11 km/6.8miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Includes

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the pertinent information for your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  • Private bus pick up from your hotel to the train station Ollantaytambo
  • Train ticket to starting point of the trek  km 104  or Chachabamba
  • Bus ticket down.  Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Return bus from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco

Field Staff

  • Professional travel guide in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism

 Food

  • Box lunch

Tickets

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the short  Inca trail

NOT INCLUDED

  • Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 1 day: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
  • Walking sticks
  • Ticket HUAYNA PICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHU PICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
  • Tips for staff

 

Price

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Groups 2 to 8 pax
  • 24/7 assistance by our Whatsapp ✆+51 944363112
  • Food Options  – Vegan, vegetarian.
  • Professional tour guide English speaker from the beginning to end
  • 100% Quality service

PRICE

Group Service   

  • US$ 390 per person

Private service 

  • US$ 450  per person

 

EXTRAS

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain –    US$ 70.00 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain   –    US$ 70.00 per person

Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: info@cuscoandeanhike.com

How to book

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail info@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.


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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. info@cuscoandeanhike.com

 

Packing list

  • Original passport
  • Original student card
  • Day Backpack
  • Plastic poncho
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Short pants
  • Trekking boots, hiking boots
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks(candies, biscuits, chocolates)
  • Hat
  • Extra money ( soles) different domination

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