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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

 
SEASON: From January / to December not available on February

This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail without days of hiking and camping and is ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Inca Trail but haven't got the time or energy to complete the full 4 day trek. We begin the hike from the stop’s train at Kilometer 104 and follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku, The gate of the Sun. From here we descend into the world famous “Lost City”. After a restful night in a hotel, We return to Machu Picchu at dawn to see the ruins in perfect morning light. In the afternoon, We return to Cusco by train.
DURATION: 2 days / 1 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2015(Except February)
DEPARTURE: Daily
PRICE PER PERSON:
ADULT : US$ 655
GUIDE SERVICE: Shared (Group)
RETURN : Back Packer Train
Note: Upgrade to return in Vistadome available for an additional of US$45per person

Upon request: Upgrade accommodation to First or Deluxe Class

Important Note:
Before taking this tour you must know about the new regulations created to minimize impact on the fragile environment of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, now days only 500 people in total including guides, cooks and porters on the classic Inca Trail, the shorter Inca Trail and the Salkantay trek 7 days are allow to enter in Machu Picchu though the Inca trail daily.
We advise you to book early (at least 90 days in advance is recommended) to secure your spot.

On the other hand, you must have the following information to reserve as in your passport and from each participant in your group:

*Trek departure date:
*Prior arrival date in Cusco
*Name (as in your passport)
*Middle Name
*Surname
*Passport Number
*Citizenship
*Birth date
*Special Food Requirement
*Height
*Gender: Male / Female
*Student with ISIC card: No / Yes
*Accommodation in Cusco (Address and Phone Number)

Important: Kindly take note that once your spot is reserve and confirmed is non refundable neither allow to do any modifications like names, passport numbers or so.
We appreciate your cooperation in this fact as we are also working with the new regulations.

This itinerary is rated moderate and should only be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise. The trek starts at 2100m.a.s.l and climbs to 2700m.a.s.l (Wiñay Wayna) before descending to 2400m (Machu Picchu).
Since the trek start at a lower altitude than the Classic 4 day Inca Trail trek, you do not need to worry about acclimatization as much, although many people still find themselves short of breath when arriving at Wiñay Wayna, so this trek should certainly not be considered an easy option.
 
   
DAY 1 CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU
We take the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, following the Urubamba river to Km.104 of the railroad, where we climb gradually up from the Chachabamba footbridge, traversing a grassy hillside with a spectacular views. After a brief visit to this lovely ruin with its water channels and fountains, we start the four-hour ascent that will take us past spectacular overlooks above the great valley, then below a lovely waterfall near the delightful site of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). We ascend through this largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites, passing its chain of ritual baths and elegantly curved terracing, and then joining the main Inca trail. We follow it across a steep mountainside and up narrow stairways through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry –a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
We walk the last half-hour or so down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and through the heart of Machu Picchu, taking a bus to the small town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in selected accommodation.
( Walking distance approximately 13 Km ) . ( Box Lunch )

DAY 2 MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO
We enjoy an early morning visit to the fabled ruins, spending the day in both guided and individual exploration. After we visit the most fascinating features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement, some will want to take the optional hike to an amazing overview of the site, while other may prefer to investigate Machu Picchu’s multitude of hidden nooks and corners.
After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement, we return to Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Cusco. ( B )

YOU NEED TO TAKE
- Warm jacket.
- T-shirts, shorts.
- Long pants.
- Hiking boots.
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold.
- Rain jacket or poncho.
- Pocketknife.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Camera, films and batteries.
- Sun block and insect repellent.
- Personal toilet items.
- Personal medical kit.
- Snacks: energy bars, chocolate, biscuits, dry fruits etc.
- Water bottle and purified pills.
- Swimsuit (optional visit).
- Walking sticks (optional with rubber covers).

 

 

 

 

OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
- Early transfer from your hotel to the train station
- Train ticket from aguas calientes to Cusco/Ollantaytambo (backpacker service).
- Inca trail and Machu Picchu entrance fee.
- English speaking professional tour guide (over 8 members, 2 guides)
- One box lunch and one lunch.
- Emergency oxygen bottle and First aid kit.
- Transfer hotel / station / hotel

NOT INCLUDED
- Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your hotel)
- Dinner in Aguas Calientes
- Hot springs pool visit.
- Tips to the crew (guides and porters)

NOTE: You will need to leave your luggage in the Cusco hotel, all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe.

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STUDENT DISCOUNT:
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.





This is the ONLY Student card to apply the discount



When booking a trek: The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2009 (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as possible. In 2008 the trek permits for some dates sold out more than 4 months in advance!! However don't make a booking until you have all the group details (names, passport numbers, ages etc) and you are sure about your trek departure date since "these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek permit"

* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition it is good for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks in a single day to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you have not exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical condition, we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an Inka Trail Expedition take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, You can leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco (most of hotels and hostals has an storage rooms to keep it until your return)


PARK REGULATIONS
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a protected area of 32,592 hectares. Every visitor must obey park regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees, removing or damaging stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting open fires or camping in the archeological sites (Only authorized campsites can be used).

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Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund. If you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking and actually starting the trek YOU WILL MUST bring both passports (New and Old).
If you make a trek booking at the student price you must send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity to pay the extra difference in price!!!
 

 
 
 
 

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