AAPT01     Sacred Trail to Machu Picchu         2D/1N

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This hike goes to Machu Picchu; following the last part of the ancient trail known as the Sacred Trail. Enjoy wonderful and impressive views of the Urubamba River canyon, visit the beautiful Wiñayhuayna archeological remains, and finally arrive into Machu Picchu.

Day 1: Cusco – Km 104) – Cachabamba - Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes.

The day starts with an early train ride from Cusco towards the trek's starting point at km 104. Here we will first visit the Inca Ruins of Cachabamba (2250m/7380ft) located in a lush green area, from where we will start our slow hike up following the steep Inca Trail which will take us to Wiñayhuayna's ("Forever Young") impressive and beautiful Inca remains located at 2700m (8856ft). After visiting these amazing ruins, we continue our hike until we reach the Sun Gate from where we get the first marvelous view of the famous Inca Citadel: Machu Picchu. We descend to the main entrance door and using a local bus we go down to the small town of Aguas Calientes. Hotel. LB

Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Cusco

The day begins earlier in order to take the first buses going up to Machu Picchu (2400m/7872ft), where we will enjoy the sunrise followed by a guided tour to visit the most important places of the city. At about 13:00, by bus we will transport you from the citadel down to the village of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we take our train back to the city of Cusco. B.

 

 Gross Rates per Person in US$:

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Included: All transfers, professional English speaking guide, noted meals, hotel in Aguas Calientes (Hotel Pachaqutek or similar - hotel upgrades at an extra cost), food services as noted in the program, first aid kit.

Not included: Entrance fees to the Sacred Inca Trail (aprox. us$ 60. - pp), return train ticket from Cusco (Poroy) to Aguas Calientes (2013: Vista Dome: $180. - pp; Tourist Class train (Expedition): $160.-pp), international and domestic flights, airport taxes, tips, personal trekking gear, extras, personal travel insurance

Grading: Moderate

2 days Inca trail Special remarks:

1) Bookings for the Inca Trail, and according to the Peruvian Government's new regulations, are possible only if there are available spaces for the Inca Trail (now is not allowed to be within the circuit more than 400 hundred people including passengers, porters, helpers, guides, etc.). So to guarantee your booking and once we get your request we need first to check spaces availability. If we find them, we will notify you immediately and then we need an urgent prepayment of $100. - per passenger to buy the entrance tickets (boletos). Please take into account that once we buy the tickets, in case of the tour cancellation, the paid amount is not refundable.

If you are interested in doing the 2-day Inca Trail, it is necessary to receive your formal request as soon as possible. Together with this, we need the following information:

 

  • •    Full name (as per is stated in your passport)

  • •    Passport number

  • •    Nationality

  • •    Date of birth

  • •    Age

  • •    Gender

  • •    Dates for your trip

 

The Confirmation of your booking we will give to you on the following day after your pre-booking has been received, and the prepayment has been done.

If Inca trail spaces are not available, we offer other 1-day trekking possibilities at Ollantaytambo area.

2) Use of Ski Poles or Sticks: In case passengers desire to carry sticks or ski poles to facilitate the trekking on the Inca Trail, these should be with rubber tips (metal tips are not permitted).

 

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