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Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu 2 days Trek

[contact-form-7 id="64" title="Contact Us"] The Short Inka Trail is designed for travelers who want to experience the magic of the Inca Trail, without committing the time needed for one of the longer multi day hikes. This trek is great for families with children as it is only one day of hiking, about 6 hours total. Along the route you will witness all the beauty of our flora and fauna as well as visit some of our most cherished inca ruins, including Wiñaywayna inca site. And most importantly, the hike ends walking through the Sun Gate with the most spectacular view of Machu Picchu from above for your first glance. You will head back inside the ruins on your second day to explore the mystery and history as you walk around with your Xtreme tourbulencia guide.

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Puntaje Promedio
Duration 2 Days - 1 Night
Size Up to 7 people
Max. Altitude 2050 - 2650 m
Act. Level Moderate

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TRIP DETAILS

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

1st Day: Cusco – Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes

Our journey starts early in the morning. After our arrival at km 104 by train, the Inca Trail begins with a hike to Chachabamba (2270m/7448f), where your guide will talk about the previous function of this archeological site. 

Afterwards, we will reach Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8694f), the most important archeological site besides Machu Picchu. Next, the trail continues towards the Sun Gate “Inti Punku” and a wonderful view of nightfall at Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f). Since we have to continue hiking until we reach the bus that takes us to our hotel in Aguas Calientes, we’ll only spend a little time in Machu Picchu on the first day.

Hiking time: 6 hours

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Total distance: 12 km/7.5 m

2nd Day: Aguas Calientes – Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Cusco

We’ll leave our hotel after breakfast at about 5:30 am, and take a bus up to Machu Picchu. We leave so early because the site is less crowded, and early morning is a good time to enjoy the ancient spirit of the best-known archaeological site on the continent.

After arriving around 6:00 am, your guide will give detailed information about Machu Picchu, its history and the culture of the Incas. Later this orientation, you will have free time to enjoy and explore the site on your own (for example, visit the Inka Bridge, explore buildings or climb Wayna Picchu, only with an advanced reservation, for an amazing panoramic picture).

After the bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes, you can soak in the town’s soothing natural springs (cost 10 soles). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon by train.

Climate: warm with mosquitoes

Hiking time: 2 hours

Total distance: 4 km/2.5m

Level of difficulty: moderate

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

TOUR INCLUDE

  • Transfer between hotel and train station in Cusco
  • Tourist train to km 104
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco/Poroy, or to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Roundtrip tourist bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals during the excursion (1 breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner, with vegetarian options available).
  • Hotel with private room in Aguas Calientes.
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.

TOUR NO INCLUDE

  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • One-way bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes on the second day for $12.00USD (or you have the option to walk down which takes about 1 hour).

TRAVEL INFO

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Backpack with rain cover (30- or 40-liter capacity is sufficient).
  • Clothing for both warm and cold climates.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen/synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved t-shirts.
  • Rain poncho/waterproof jacket and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleaner/disinfecting alcohol gel.
  • Camera (with rain protection), a flash light/headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Snacks (e.g. chocolate bars and dried fruit)
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (to receive the student discount) and extra money in soles.

NOTES

  • Visit to Wayna Picchu:The hike to Wayna Picchu mountain requires booking months in advance with an additional charge of $70.00USD. We’ll guarantee your entrance to Wayna Picchu.
  • Lodgings:We work with Machu Picchu Hotel, Continental Hotel or other hotels of similar standards.

SHORT INCA TRAIL CONDITIONS & TERMS:

  • We require an immediate deposit of $150.00USD for all bookings.
  • For all tours and treks, the balance must be paid in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. If you want to pay the balance in the office of XTreme Tourbulencia, we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.
  • If a participant decides to cancel during the briefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. XTreme Tourbulencia, however, will cover the expenses (hotel and train ticket) made by that participant to visit Machu Picchu. This offer must be confirmed at the briefing itself.
  • The Client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to info@x-tremetourbulencia.comin writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by info@x-tremetourbulencia.com. All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee
  • The Inca Trail is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure.
  • If the traveler makes the decision to abandon the excursion during the program, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. XTreme Tourbulencia does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for the hotel and the transport back to Cusco or to Aguas Calientes, as well as a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a representative of XTreme Tourbulencia back to the train station.
  • Certain services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, service suppliers, XTreme Tourbulencia or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.
  • To receive the student discount of $20.00USD, we require a copy of a university student card with valid expiration date and picture.It is very important to bring your original student card to validate the discount. In the event that we don’t receive the scanned copy of the student card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation at the full, adult price.
  • If XTreme Tourbulencia doesn’t confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded.
  • In the case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or be completed, XTreme Tourbulencia will find an alternative route to go to Machu Picchu. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, XTreme Tourbulencia will refund the difference.
  • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. XTreme Tourbulencia cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her own actions.
Period before departure written notification is received.Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price
15-10 days.50%
9-7 days.80%
6 days or less.100%

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    PAYMENTS

    PAYMENT METHODS

    1.- PAYPAL

    * We will not be able to book and confirm your tour or trek without the following:

    1.- A deposit of $150 USD . Deposits are made through the PayPal link below.

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    2.- Send the money through WESTER UNION

    (An easy and cheaper way to send the deposit) https://www.westernunion.com/pe/en/send-money.html Once you confirm your booking of trips, send the deposit through Western Union page or if you have any closer agency of this company , send us the money in US$ in name of :

    Name:Dimas
    Paternal name:Miranda
    Maternal name:Arroyo
    ID or DNI:22976985
    Address:Calle Plateros N°364
    Telephone number:(+51) 984 610 644
    Office of Western Union to be picked:Maruri street N° 310

    3.- IZIPAY payment method

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    Xtreme Tourbulencia Travel Agency is a Peruvian company interested in the development and promote sustainable tourism, protecting the local environment and culture. We offer a variety of tours and adventure expeditions in the whole of Peru. Our tours are all designed with the highest level of customer service and responsible tourism. We look forward to sharing Peru’s amazing outdoors and deep culture heritage with you!


    Meet the Xtreme Tourbulencia team!

    A team made up of Cusqueños, from different parts of the Cusco region, people with traditions and history who share it with you during the trip in our beautiful Cusco province. Porters and Guides who know the path of each tour, creating a unique and safe experience, prioritizing your well-being on this Inca journey.


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