INKA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS
The Inca Trail has been famous all over the world for many years. The reasons are many: The fantastic nature with valleys, snow-capped mountains and great variety of plants, birds and animals. The amazing trail itself, with its stairs and tunnels, which is part of a network of 30.000 kms. of trails, going from Mendoza in Argentina to the border between Ecuador and Colombia. Finally, of course, for the archaeological sites along the trail that reveal the great knowledge and organizational skills of the Incas, with the impressive Machu Picchu as a more than worthy final. Welcome on to our tour! Day 1 .- We will start transferring you from the hotel sometime between 05:45am to 06:00am. to the train station. Then we will be leaving Cusco around 6:15 am by train to Km 104. Upon arrival we'll be visiting the archaeological sites of Chachabamba at 2250 masl. In this place the agricultural product from other areas was collected to be brought to Machu Picchu. Then we'll begin our walk towards Wiñay Wayna. On the way we have beautiful views of the Urubamba river and chances are good to see different kinds of the famous orchid family. Turning around the last corner we'll have the amazing Wiñay Wayna. We stop to make a visit of this interesting and important inca site. 10 minutes more walking and we are at the “Trekker’s lodge”, where we will have our lunch, if not already eaten. In the afternoon we will walk the last hours towards Machu Picchu, and see from the distance in the beautiful afternoon sun before continuing down to Aguas Calientes. We'll spend the night in a nice hostel in the village. DAY 2 .- Very early we'll leave Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu in the first hours before the group of visitors coming from Cusco arrive. Going up by bus we get the first glance of Machu Picchu between the mountains on its saddle high over the Urubamba River. Upon arrival we will start the guided tour that'll last about 2 hours taking us to the most important areas of the Machu Picchu citadel. We will learn about the importance – religiously and historically – of this place, and you'll be able to appreciate the fine architecture of the Incas. After the guided tour you can climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, from where you'll have a good overview and from a different perspective, of the whole area and the full site of Machu Picchu. Another possibility is to visit the beautiful temple of the moon. In the afternoon we'll meet in Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco What we advice to bring Flashlight Waterbottle Sunlotion and sunhat Insect repellent Rain poncho Sweat clothes Good hiking footwear Optional sheet bag Windproof jacket Camera with extra rolls Toilet paper Available on our contact office Please note: All inka trails must be booked at least 30 days in advance before departure. Prices can change due to changes of exchange rate - dollars - soles. Our Service Includes Transfer from your hotel to the train station, train from Cusco to km 104, 01 way bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes village, train back to Cusco. Both entrance fees (Inca Trail and Machu Picchu). Professional English speaking tour guide. All meals from lunch on day one to breakfast on day two as well as an afternoon tea with a snack. Hot drinks with all meals plus cold boiled water in the morning to refill canteens or bottles. One night hostel in Aguas Calientes village. First aid kit.