Inca Trail 2 days / 1 night

Very Important:

"The Inca Trail is closed during February and March, because of maintenance and the rains. Since april 01 you can reserve your spaces to the Inka Trail" * Even though the Inca trail is closed this don't mean Machupicchu is as well , There are the other options to visit Machupicchu: (Ejemplo: The trains running from Cusco to Machupicchu, Salkantay Inca Trail to Machupicchu, Inca Jungle trek to Machupicchu among many.

Even though the regulations for Expeditions to the Inka trail, point that the bookings must be done 5 days before the date of start, it's recommendable to do it beforehand, the average in high season points that 90 days befote the Start there is not space, due that only 500 people can enter per day, in order to protect both, the Inka trail and the santuary of Machupicchu.

Route - Itineray

First Day: Cusco - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu

We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 06:30 am to transfer you to the San Pedro Train Station for a 4 hour journey or in high season this may be with private transport to Ollantaytambo train station, then we`ll board a Tourist Backpacker Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a considerable time dedicated to Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.

After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a beautiful cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos intresting places and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the famous Inti Punku or Sun Gate. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this unique place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel a peaceful and special feeling. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot Springs.Optional. Hostel Viajeros or similar level accommodation. This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit.

Second Day: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Inca Trail CuscoEarly after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30am and arrive at the ruins at 06.15am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.)

Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or by hiking four days along the challenging Inca Trail. One can imagine the excitement when intrepid Yale professor-explorer Hiram Bingham, led there by local peasants in 1911, first glimpsed the jungle-invaded citadel abandoned by the Incas four centuries earlier.Bingham eagerly surveyed the site over the next five years, clearing away brush and identifying palaces, temples, and a celestial observatory from what is believed to have been a summer palace or ceremonial center for the first Incan emperor, Pachakuteq. Most of its gold and other treasures had been looted around the time of the Spanish conquest, but he unearthed thousands of artifacts and carted them off to New Haven to study. The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, that the conquering Spaniards never found or destroyed it. Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.

Around 4:00 pm bus down to Aguas Calientes for your Train return. ( USD 7 )

The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. ( 6:00 pm or 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo then a transport to Cusco )

PRICE PER PERSON INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT TOUR - 2013:

Prices
USD 455 Adults over 16
USD 430 Children under 16
USD 410 Students with Visa Card

Optional services Inca Trail 2 days and 1 night

Prices
To return by Panoramic Train you must add USD 75
To return by Hiram Bingham Train you must add USD 500

OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES FOR HOTELS ACCORDING TO ELECTION:

PER NIGHT IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION YOU MUST ADD:

Prices
USD 510 in 5 stars hotel: Sanctuary Lodge
USD 125 in 4 stars hotel: Hatuchay Tower
USD 65 in 3 stars hotel: Hanaqpacha Inn/Inti Punku/Machupicchu Inn
USD 35 in 2 stars hotel: Plaza Andina/Terrazas

PER NIGHT IN SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION YOU MUST ADD:

Prices
USD 860 in 5 stars hotel:Sanctuary Lodge
USD 225 in 4 stars hotel: Hatuchay Tower
USD 125 in 3 stars hotel: Hanaqpacha Inn/Inti Punku/Machupicchu Inn
USD 50 in 2 stars hotel: Plaza Andina/Terrazas
Important
  • Hotel booking is subject to space availability.
  • The discount for foreign students will only be possible with your student visa card (because ISICARD is no longer valid).
  • Our Service Includes

    • Transfer from the Hotel to the train station.
    • Train ticket from Cusco to Km 104.
    • Specialized Professional Guide on Inka Train.
    • Entrance ticket to the citadel of Machupicchu.
    • (1 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 supper).
    • Bus ticket Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes (round-trip).
    • 1 Night in a Hotel (double rooms).
    • Train Ticket Aguas Calientes-Cusco

    Ii does not Include:

    • Not mentioned meals
    • Extra services
    • Entrances for the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes

    We recommend to bring the following personal kit:

    • battery lantern
    • Knife
    • Insects protection
    • Sun Block
    • Treking boots
    • Hats or Caps
    • towel
    • Toilet paper
    • Plastic raincoat
    • We recommend bring light clothes for the sunny days and warm clothes for the nights, at night the temperature can reach 0º C, in some places (32º F).
    • Depending on your interest you can bring a recorder camera or a photographic camera, compass, sunglasses.

    Requirements to Reserve

    • Departure Date
    • Full names
    • Nationality
    • Passport number
    • Date of birth
    • Phone number to contact
    • Payment of 50% as warranty. Complete information of a valid credit card.
    • Own" tourism Visa" if you are from Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala.
    • The prices are in promotion to be paid cash, any payment with credit card will have a charge of 8% to the whole price of the choosen tour.

    Send your payment by:

    1.- Banking Transference

    It can be done at any bank, make the deposit with the following information:

    • Bank: Banco de Credito del Peru
    • Account number in dollars: 285-1730678-1-91
    • Name: Machupicchu E.I.R.L.
    • SWIFT: BCPLPEPL
    • The deposit must be sent under the name of Machupicchu E.I.R.L. (you can print this page).

    Afterwards send us a mail with the following information :

    1. Date and hour of the Payment
    2. Operation and transaction numbers.
    3. Displayed name (it should be Machupicchu E.I.R.L. )
    4. Sent total amount
    5. Name of the bank where the transaction was done.

    We will send a mail confirming the transaction and we will re-confirm your reserve as well.

    2.- Money Bookers With your Credit Card.

    You should go to the web page, register, valid your e-mail, and discharged your money at your account and send the money at the e-mail:

    edycuellar@hotmail.com

    Click here and follow these steps to realize your payment

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    We send an e-mail confirm the transference and re-confirm your reserves.

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