HIKE THE 2 DAYS INKA TRAIL
DAY 1 – CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU
Early transfer to the station in order to aboard the train that will lead you to the KM 104, located in the railroad Cusco-Machu Picchu. Km104 will be our departure point for the adventure. At this point we will leave the train and start walking to the city of Machu Picchu, across the Urubamba River through a bridge that offers a spectacular view of the mountains. During the trip we will make our first visit to one of the Inca sites known as Chachabamba, a beautiful palace with nice walls carved in stone. Then our guide will explain part of the story of the Incas. We will start walking again and start climbing through a mountain totally covered by vegetation, for about 7 Km (3 hours), until we arrive to Wiñaywayna, located at a height of 2700 meters above sea level. After Machu Picchu, Wiñaywayna is one of the most beautiful buildings made by the Incas, at the cloudy forest. Wiñaywana shows a perfect example of the agriculture during Incas time, showing a great number of terraces, where the Incas used to grow different plants and vegetables, including coca plant. The name of Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid which grows in that region and means “forever young”. After exploring this marvelous site we will take our box lunch near to this zone. Later the same day we will continue our walk towards a cloudy forest until the Intipunku or “Sun Gate”. At this point the adventurers shall have access to the most amazing view of the city of Machu Picchu. This is a very special site, where we will rest for some minutes and take a lot of pictures of Machu Picchu. After we will descend towards Machu Picchu (the guided visit will be next day) and we will arrive to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in the hotel.
At night the passengers will explore and get to know the little town and will be able to try the thermal baths located in the superior part of the city near the Main Square. Aguas Calientes has a great variety of restaurants.
Maximum altitude: 2700 M
Minimum altitude: 2400 M
Distance: 13 km
Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
DAY 2 – MACHUPICCHU/CUSCO
After breakfast, we will go to the bus station of Aguas Calientes in order to take the tourist bus that will take us to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu. This short trip takes only 25 minutes and goes through a rural road, very difficult and with a big number of curves through a mountain with jungle characteristics and amazing views. Finally we will arrive to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where our guide will offer us a walk through the most important points of this beautiful Inca city, visiting the most important parts. Later the same day each passenger will be able to explore the city on his own. You can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where there are plenty of restaurants to suit all budgets. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Reception at the train station and transfer to your accommodation (B).
Maximum altitude: 2400 M
Minimum Altitude: 2000 M
Distance: 9 km by bus
Approximate walking time: 2 to 3 hours.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
– Train ticket round trip Expedition
– Hotel in Aguas Calientes
– Bilingual guide
– Entrance fee to Machupicchu Sanctuary.
– Box lunch
– First aid kit,
– Bus tickets (3)
– Transfer on arrival and departure
– Tips for guide
– Fee entrances to the hot springs.
– First breakfast, last lunch.
Price per person based in double room: US$ 712.00
Flowers House Hotel ***