SHORT INCA TRAIL TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
Package name : SHORT TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
Duration : 2 days and 1 nights
Type of services : Shared and Private
Departures : March to January
Itinerary and description :
DAY 1 : CUSCO / WIÑAYHUAYNA / AGUAS CALIENTES
We cross the bridge over the Urubamba River to the checkpoint, where the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba.
These ruins, discovered in 1940, are located on the old Inca road along the southern bank of the Urubamba River. The style of the buildings and stonework suggests that this was an important religious site, as well as having a secondary function as a gatehouse guarding this entrance to Machu Picchu.
On the way we will pass through a
small stream. The path then turns west and continues uphill leaving the
After about 2 hours hiking through
the mountainside we reach a beautiful waterfall, and soon after, we
arrive at the bottom of the superb ruins of Wiñay Wayna, where we will
have our lunch (optional lunch box).
We will leave Wiñay Wayna after lunch to get to Machu Picchu before sunset. The trail follows the mountainside and drops into the cloud forest before coming to an almost vertical flight of 50 steps leading up to the final pass called Intipunku (Sun Gate).
Suddenly the whole of Machu Picchu
is spread out before you in all its glory. Then we will hike down to the
You'll have some free time to enjoy
the sunset and take photos of Machu Picchu from the classic viewpoint.
Later we will take the bus down to
the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.
DAY 2 : MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
We will take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise. The guide will take you on a guided tour of all the major sectors of the ruins, which takes about 2 hours.
After the tour you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. Before taking the train back to Cusco, you can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town, where there are plenty of restaurants.
End of program.
PRICES - Short trek to Machu Picchu 4d/3n
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