2-Day Inca Trail Express
This is an outstanding mini-trip for those wanting "a taste" of the Inca Trail, but either lack the time or energy for the full 4- or 5-day Inca Trail. There is one day of hiking; second day is at Machu Picchu.
We now offer a set departure on Thursdays for the 2-day Inca Trail Express, with a special group price. Minimum for group is 2 people.
You will need Inca Trail permits for this trek. This trek is available in private, for any day of the week. Set departure groups start on Thursdays.
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Day 1: 2-DAY INCA TRAIL EXPRESS / Expedition train to km 104; hike to Machu Picchu; shuttle to Aguas Calientes; overnight hotel in Aguas Calientes (BLD)
Leaving Cusco or Ollantaytambo on the early Expedition train, we head over the pass of Tika Tika to the puna (High Andean Savannah) and its rolling hills, downhill towards the Urubamba river in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. As the Valley becomes a canyon the cloud forest begins to appear with a vegetation change as we reach the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Getting off, we cross a hanging bridge at km 104 to the Chachabamba site, and after a brief visit begins a three hour ascent to the ruins of Winay Wayna, an important spiritual site. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach Intipunku the door of the sun from where the trail winds downhill. The classic vista into the lost citadel located right above the Urubamba River will be a unique experience; it is the most exquisite way to see Machu Picchu for the first time.
Take the shuttle to Aguas Calientes. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Meals included: Lunch
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hatun Samay
Day 2: Early guided tour of Machu Picchu; return to Cusco via train; transfer to hotel (BL)
After an early breakfast visit the Machu Picchu Inca complex with your guide. You have the opportunity for an in depth tour of this world renowned site, giving you a chance to see the spectacular views without other tourists in your pictures. Optional hike up to the top of Huayna Picchu at 10 a.m. (ticket is not included in the price, and must be ordered at least 90 days in advance of your arrival). Lunch included. Return by Expedition train to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel. (Hotel this night is not included in trek price).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Pricing2-Day Inca Trail Express
Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2024
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