Explore Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 2 Days
The Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu has long been a dream destination for explorers and adventurers. The short inca trail hike can be challenging at times, but priceless rewards await you along the way. For bird enthusiasts, the famous short inca trail hike to Machu Picchu takes this already amazing experience to a whole new level. The exceptionally unique environment of the Amazon rainforest offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for bird watching, making the trail worthwhile.
The short inca trail to machu picchu is a natural circuit adorned with imposing mountains, rivers, beautiful orchids and large fauna. All theses Natural Wonder of short Inca trail hike sites made worth visiting are added, the architectural style in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
- Take the best postcards of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, and the next day early in the morning, watch the sunrise from the guardian’s house.
- Visit the citadel of Machu Picchu in small groups, along the longest circuit, with the best local guides of the short inca trail who will explain everything about Machu Picchu and its mysteries.
- Enjoy the best landscapes of the cloud forest that hide Inca constructions of great beauty as the real residence of “Wiñayhuayna”.
- Travel on one of the most beautiful train journeys in Peru, from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes the landscape offers you an infinite number of beautiful agricultural landscapes, snow mountains and typical villages of the Andes.
- Connect your senses with nature in the short inca trail, and enjoy the beautiful flowers of orchids, waterfalls and the aroma of pure air.
Inclusions of this tour
CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - KM 104 - WIÑAYWAYNA - AGUAS CALIENTES
We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00am, in our private transport, then we descend to the Ollantaytambo station, this first stretch lasts 2 hours. Then we will travel by train, our train leaves at 6:40 in the morning. We will travel to the side of the Vilcanota River until km 104 to begin our short inca trail hike. At 8:00 am we will start the trek the first archeological site to visit is Chachabamba (2270 meters). We continue our ascent to Wiñayhuayna, during the journey you will have beautiful views of the Urubamba River. We can observe different species of orchids. After 2 hours, you will reach the ruins of WIÑAYHUAYNA (2,650 meters), this fabulous archaeological site is located on a rocky promontory that dominates the Urubamba Valley and is dominated by a large set of terraces, this place was built by Pachaquteq, the emperor most powerful of the Incas empire. After eating our box lunch, we continue with the walk to Sun gate, where it will arrive at 2:00 pm. From this place we have the first view of Machu Picchu, also you can enjoy an exceptional sunset. Then we descend to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu (2400 meters), where we can only take some panoramic views, in the afternoon we will go down by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, so we will end the first day of the short inca trail hike, in a confortable Hotel.
Retama Machu Picchu
GUIDED TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU - RETURN TO CUSCO
This day will be the visit of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have to get up at 4:45 am, after having your breakfast at the hotel, you will have to make the line at the bus station to Machu Picchu, the first bus leaves at 5:30 am, after 30 minutes You will arrive at the entrance door, where you will have to show the entrance tickets with your original passport. For that we make the reservation of the tickets in the first shift from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. With the guide we go through the most important points of Machu Picchu, and then you will have an extra time to stay a little longer. Remember that since January 2019, tickets to visit Machu Picchu are valid only for one use. At midday you should go down again to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch, and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo, the schedules of return are as follows: (13:37 pm, 14:30 pm and 14:55 pm). Remember that the total time with train plus bus to Cusco is 4 hours. After two hours by train you will be picked up by our transfer, who will bring you to the city of Cusco, the drop off is in your hotel.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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