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For sure you have heard about the Inca Trail, which is one the most famous trek to get to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail reaches selected points of the beautiful Inca sacred valley; unique for its amazing landscapes. This Trail takes between 4 to 5 days to be completed, is physically challenging and you need to camp in the Andean highlands to do it. Are you looking another way to do it? We have a comfortable 2 day Machu Picchu trek to travel as a group and still it will give you a rewarding perspective on how to get to such amazing ancient city full of legends. You won’t camp during the 2-day trek or hiking too much, instead, you will travel by Expedition train and enjoy the superb scenario of the Inca Valleys until you get to the station and then you will walk the trail and get to the ‘Sun Gate’. The views from this panoramic landscape will encourage you to finish, this one in a lifetime experience. The best month of the year to travel is between May and September, however, you can do it during the other months but you can face some rain. Note: If you want to make the tour privately, you’ll enjoy a customized service during the whole tour. Let’s take a look:
2 Days and 1 Night
Hiking, adventure, history, culture
Mundo Mapi Adventure Travel Agency
It is included in your hike. Please note: the trail is fully booked months in advance during the high season.
Hiking the Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience, so do not hesitate to join our group!
By saving time doing the Short Inca Trail, you will have extra days off to explore the beautiful city of Cusco and its surrounding attractions, Titicaca Lake and the Puno Region, or cities full of history and beautiful nature such as Lima and Arequipa. Take a look at some of our other packages involving these sites.
The two day Inca trail hiking to machu picchu or the Inca trail Trekking start at 4:00 when we pick you up from your Cusco hotel and transfer you in our private van to Ollantaytambo train station then we will board a Tourist train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Chachabamba or Km 104 (2100m); As soon as we arrive to Chachabamba we will cross a wood bridge to the check point and show the permits and your passports then we will start a soft walk fpr 5 minutes towards the ruins of Chachabamba, (named by the existence of a dense vegetation) At this place we will see the stone altar dedicated to the mountains also we will see the ceremonial water fountains. After the explanation of Chachabamba, we’ll continue trekking a gentle up toward Wiñayhuayna.
From Chachabamba the trail leaves the forest and continues in open grassland by the left bank of the Urubamba River. After trekking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest; at this place you can enjoy a beautiful waterfall and then continue through thick vegetation and we will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñayhuayna that means forever young. Wiñayhuayna contents important agricultural system with interesting aqueducts for irrigation this was discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello at 1942. Here we will enjoy the lunch and after a rest brake we will continue two hours trek toward the Inti punku or the Sun gate which is the entrance to Machu Picchu from this point you can see Machu Picchu; after you take enough pictures we descent toward Machu Picchu and take the bus for 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation the hotel. In the evening you can go to relax to the Hot springs pools and be ready for the following day.
Meals: L D
Maximum Altitude: 2700m
Minimum Altitude: 2100m
Distance Travelled: 13 Km approximately
Approximate Hiking Time: 6 – 7 Hours
Your breakfast will be ready before leaving the hotel. We need to be fast to catch our bus by 05:30 am.
You already saw Machu Picchu somewhere at home, a picture, magazine, film, but never imagine to be this close. It’s a special moment and for sure this moment will become a unique experience for everyone.
At your arrival at Machu Picchu, we will be showing you the most important aspects of this site. The mountain facing Machu Picchu is called Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,890ft) and it takes around 45 minutes to climb it. New governmental regulations ask travelers for permission to climb it. We can do that for you.
Finishing your 2-day tour, we will meet in Aguas Calientes and have lunch there to share our experiences altogether. After lunch you will have some free time, you can walk around Aguas Calientes and do what you please. Our return to Cusco will be by train first to Ollantaytambo and then private transport to your hotel in Cusco.
If you like you can stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes by letting us know you are taking this option. You might visit Machu Picchu again, the following day or try the local hot spring waters.
One way or another, you must know that we have the best Machu Picchu deals to provide you for your additional length to stay.
As we read before this tour can be done privately or in a group just let us know which option is best for you.
Regarding the permits to Huayna Picchu, need to be booked really in advance and we have two times to get in: 7 – 8 am or 10 – 11 am. Please note: if you get the permits for the 7 am start you will no be able to get the Machu Picchu guided tour
Maximum Altitude: 2400m
Minimum Altitude: 2000m
We would love to take everyone on the Inca Trail and guide you to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits remain with the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.
$550 per person
2 Trekkers: $1000 per person
3 Trekkers: $900 per person
4 Trekkers: $750 per person
5 Trekkers: $700 per person
6 Trekkers: $600 per person
7 Trekkers: $575 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $550 per person
MUNDO MAPI include a three (3) star hotel using La Cabana, Inti Punku, or Waman (based on availability at booking). Rooms are based on double or triple occupancy and there’s a single room surcharge of $50 US per person if you book alone. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and WIFI. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier. Please remember the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco. Below is a list of possible upgrade options but we work with most hotels in Aguas Calientes.
– $25 off per person
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.
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As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.
Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.
Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.
All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.
You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.
We did the humantay lake trail and the short Inca trail (2d/1n).
Our guide, Gabriel, was fantastic. A former ranger with many years of experience, he was able to give us as much information as we wanted, and was always excited to give it. He was patient when we needed more time, and was always encouraging and in a good mood.
The Humantay lake hike was tough, but short. The short Inca trail has a few tough spots, but overall was less intense. Every few steps it there is another incredible view, so with all the photo stops it’s not bad at all