Inca trail 2 Days – Camino Inca
Code : ZTK9C
The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for the pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.
How do you now if there is availability for the Inca trail to Machupicchu . Well, it is very easy, just select the month that you want to travel in and you will see how many spaces are still available. The trail is regulate to 250 people per day. Support staff like guides and porters is also included into this allowance. Permits incatrail Notice: There are limit of permits available each day for the Inca trail 2 days. It is highly recommended to book your Inca trail 120 days in advance (especially in high season). If you wish to book your Inca trail, you will need to pay the trek deposit in advance. Otherwise, we will not be able to buy your trek permit.
Once we have bought your permit for the Inca trail, it is not possible to change the date of your departure or your passport number, so make sure these details are correct. .
Nota If You like to climb Huayna picchu Mountain you have to buy an extra entree ticket Machu Picchu. Please notice that the Lares and Salkantay trail with Machu Picchu included are always possible as permits are not required
- Transfer from your hotel.
- 1 Train ticket Poroy or Ollantaytambo to km 104.
- 1 Train ticket Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) – Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu archaeological complex.
- Bilingual guided tour.
- All Meals as indicated in the itinerary. 1 lunchbox, 1 diner & 1 breakfast.
- 1 bus tickets going up to Machu Picchu and 2 going down. Total 3 bus tickets.
- 1 night hostel (upgrade available, 3 or 4* hotel in Aguas Calientes).
- Please, notice that the food at Machu Picchu is expensive. You might want to bring some snacks.
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes is an option. You need to tell us some days in advance so we are able to buy your return ticket 1 day later.
- Personal Insurance.
- More luxury hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Personal porter, you must carry your personal belongings yourself.
What you should bring?
- Your official international passport and student card. It is not possible to enter the trail without these documents.
- Day backpack.
- Trekking shoes.
- Big water bottle.
- Flash light.
- Sun hat and sun cream.
- Clothes for the trek and a raincoat.
- DEET insect spray.
- Emergency money and money for tips (guides).
DepartureRuins, Cuzco | Altitude: 2050 – 4200 m. / 6730 – 13780 f
Dress CodeClothes for the trek, Raincoat, Trekking shoes
Day 1 :
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Wiñaywayna-Aguas Calientes ) 10 km
You will be pick up from your hotel between early morning depending train hours, to be transfer to either Poroy train station or Ollantaytambo train station. The train will stop at km 104, after 1 h 1/2 from where you will start hiking the Inca trail, at an altitude of 2100 Mt. The trail starts with crossing the Willkamayu River by a bridge; also known as the Urubamba River.
After you have crossed the river you will be visiting the famous Inca site of Chachabamba. After an introduction of the Inca history, you will start walking a trail of roughly 8 km. After 3 hours of walking, you will reach the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna (2650 m). Winaywayna also known as the second most impressive archaeological site after Machu Picchu. This fantastic place is a perfect example of Inca terrace farming, and it was probably an experimental laboratory for agricultural purposes in Inca times. The name Wiñaywayna means ´forever young´.
After walking around this beautiful place, you will continue your trek by crossing the rain forest, through a narrow path, until you reach Inti Punku (Sun Gate). At this point, you will have a great view over the most impressive place: Machu Picchu. After a break, we will continue by bus to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. This evening you will have the chance to visit and relax in the hotsprings that are located at the upper section of Aguas Calientes.Total distance 10 km.
Day 2 :
Visit Machu PicchuEarly in the morning, we line up for the bus that takes you to the actual site of the “Lost City of the Incas.” Machu Picchu. It Is about 25 min driving. Your bilingual guide will take you throughout the vast ruins. Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca ruins, as it is recognized worldwide, yet it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It is believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was “rediscovered” by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an awe-inspiring experience. Visit the Main parts of Machu Picchu. After the explanation (about 2 hours) in total you can stay 4 h maxima at Machu Picchu. We are going to visit one of these circuits, Ministry of Culture has introduced fixed circuits from November 2021, depending on which one is available on the purchase dates. The ticket can only be used once to enter. You will then gain access to one of the circuits below. It’s a one way walk, you can’t turn back. Circuit 1 Alto Corto Circuit 2 Alto Largo Circuit 3 Bajo Corto Circuit 4 Bajo Largo Included in the 2 days incatrail is the standard ticket, without Huayna or Machu Picchu mountain After you are done exploring Machu Picchu you can walk down, or take the bus (included in the price) to Aguas Calientes to have lunch (not included). In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, from where there will be a transfer to Cusco, where you will arrive late evening after an amazing 2 days!