SHORT INCA TRAIL + MACHU PICCHU 1 DAY

This tour is designed to make a super fast visit to the short Inca trail and the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Surely you ask yourself if it is possible, it is feasible if you have good physical condition, and if you walk regularly. Since the pace of the walk is quite fast, for example the 11 km trail is only done in 3 hours. And the visit of Machu Picchu starts at 12:00 pm until 15:00 pm. Then you descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for a lunch and at night return to Cusco.

Basic Tour Information

Travel Difficulty: challenging

Maximum altitude: 2700 m

Tour duration: 1 days

Reservation from $360

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 1 DAY

CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 – WIÑAYHUAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU – BACK TO CUSCO

4:00 am  Pick up for your hotel in Cusco

6:40 am  Train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104

8:00 am  Start of the Trek to the ruins of Wiñayhuayna

10:00 am Exploring the inca site of Wiñayhuayna ( you will have time after to eat your box lunch)

11:00 am Arriving to the Sun gate

12:00 am  Start of the tour guiding in Machu Picchu for 3 hours

15:00 pm Bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes

19:00 pm Train back to the Ollantaytambo Train Station

22:00 pm Arriving to Cusco and drop off in your Hotel

Day 1

CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHUPICCHU- BACK TO CUSCO

Dificultad: challenging

Distancia: 11

Altitude: 2700

The pick up is from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am, then we have to going to the train station of ollantaytambo, it takes approximately 2 hours. The train leaves at 6:40 am, after to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way to Machu picchu , you will stop at Km 104, there is waiting for you our tour guide. With him you gonna cross the bridge over the Vilcanota river. After to do the control of the tickets and permits we will hike up towards Wiñayhuayna Inca site. But before we will visit the temple of Pachamama in Chachabamba, then the trail is going on the slopes, this day you will enjoy the wonderful views of the snow mountain “Veronica”, the Urubamba Canyon , many local orchids, and some typical birds of the cloud forest. By 14:00; start exploring Machu Picchu Inca city, your guide explain you all the history about this amazing and mysterious Inca city. At  late afternoon, you will enjoy the sunset and take the great picture when Machu Picchu its empty. At 5:00 pm you will  take the bus down to Aguas calientes. By 19:00 pm, you will take the train back to Cusco (depends on availability)

Please note: It is not possible to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain due to time restraints.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Transport from your hotel to the train station
  • Transport Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Train from Ollantaytambo at KM 104, and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological site.
  • 1 Box lunch
  • Dinner in aguas calientes
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • It is not possible to do the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb due to time restraints.
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Tips

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING FOR THE TREK:

  • Small backpack
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Trekking pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Original passport
  • Water bottle 2 Lts
  • Snacks like peanuts, dehydrated fruit, cookies
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medication if it is the case