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This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken thanks to Puma Expeditions!! My husband and I traveled with a group of 9 total on our trip to Cusco, our main guide Jorge was excellent leader for the group! It was a trip filled with education and exploration. Our guide for our 2 days Machu Picchu adventure was Miguel. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca history.
Thanks to everyone at Puma Expeditions for the trip of a lifetime!!
DAY 1 : CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU
Early in the morning at your hotel will pick you up in our comfortable private bus going to the train station Poroy and Ollantaytambo, where we board to follow the route of the Urubamba river until km 104, the route of the train where arrive around 10:00 am where we cross a footbridge to begin our trek at the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2150 m). After a brief visit to this fascinating archaeological complex with fountains and water channels, we began the ascent of approximately four hours to take us to enjoy a panorama of the great valley, and then go through a fence to the complex cracked impressive archaeological Wiñaywayna (Forever Young). We rise to the largest and praise instead of the Inca Trail passing through a chain of ceremonial baths and elegantly curved or convex platform. Continue immediately after a mountainside and a lush rain forest filled with giant ferns and the diversity of broadleaf plants. Immediately thereafter, through a door (inti punku or door of the Sun) and our view is a majestic natural beauty and unforgettable work left behind by our ancestors, a twisting gorge and forested peaks. We crossed the final half hour, down the road that will be able to estimate the altars and buildings, so as they pass through the heart Machupicchu. Later we took the bus that took us to the city of Machu Picchu that people in 30 minutes, and spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
DAY 2 : AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES -
We woke up early for breakfast and go about 30 minutes by bus to Machupicchu archaeological complex, where we enjoy a spectacular view of the city enigmatic. Our visit last about 2 hours all around the archaeological complex as precincts, plazas, and fountains, sacred temples, urban and agricultural sector. Later you will have free time to visit the archaeological complex and have the option to climb up Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain but to must let us know as soon as possible since, according to the new rules there is a limit people (400) per day. After our visit we return to Aguas Calientes around 1:00 pm for the lunch. Finally we take the train to return to Cusco, where we expected our private transport to get to our hotel in Cusco, after 4 hours of traveling.
Meals : L/D
Estimated Walking Time: 6-
* People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.
1st Turn 08:00 am : 200 people.
2nd Turn 10:00 am : 200 people.
Due to New government regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% prohibited to take plastic water bottles. To avoid any disappointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.
Aluminum water bottles for sale in Cusco 15 Soles (USD5.00)
+ Private transportation: Hotel – Train Station / Train Station – Cusco hotel
+ Bus: Machupicchu -
+ Expeditions Train: Train Station – Km 104 (Chachabamba) / Aguas Calientes – Cusco
+ Entrance fees: To Inka Trail and Machupicchu
+ Proffesional bilingual guide: 2 guides for groups over 9 people. (Guided visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu)
+ Meals: 1 Box Lunch/1D/1B. Food vegetarian available upon request prior coordination.
+ Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes town.
Does not Exclude:
Price per person USD 460.00
This short trip allows to enjoy a part of the beautiful and fascinating trail of the Incas without having to camp, this short version is recommended for people who do not have the time to be prepared physically for a high trip,. The trek starts in the Km 104 and follows the way for 6 hours going up to coming to a viewing-
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
microclimates and also archaeological sites like Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna then you continue and climb Intipunku finally after 45 min walking you will have a spectacular view of the Sanctuary gate After one night and a rest repairer in a comfortable hotel, we come back to the dawn to see Machupicchu impressive archaeological complex. In the evening we return to Cusco route train.
2 Days Inca Trail Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu
“Inca Trail permits are limited daily and sell out 4 months in advance on average, going on sale at the start of the year, so be sure to book early! The best time to visit is the dry season, May through September (the Inca Trail is closed in February). We advise participants to be in reasonable physical shape prior to arriving in Peru as the trek is of moderate difficulty, and recommend our itinerary which has been specially designed to reduce the effects of altitude sickness.”
Fleece pants or tights.
Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool.
Underwear and casual socks.
Liner socks, synthetic.
Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-
Bottle of water or Camelback.
1 roll of toilet paper.
Sunglasses and retainer strap.
Sun block and lip balm.
Hand sanitizer gel.
Several Ziploc plastic bags.
Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs.
What people are saying about this tour!!
During the Inca Trail hike, we were able to walk at our own pace and were encouraged by Miguel that we could do it, despite the challenge of hiking at such a high altitude!
The views of the large Andes mountain range were breath taking -
Peter and Catherine,
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