Hike the short Inca Trail 1 day and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day. Exotic Andean mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary
ecological varieties. The trail goes through the Machupicchu National Park and enters through Inti Punku “The Sun Gate” with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu.
Upon arriving to Machu Picchu, you will get a private guided tour, all enjoy a Sunset free time in Machupicchu.
Enjoy a full day Inca trail with a sunset guided tour in Machupicchu; taking this adventure day trek we going to visit the most important archaeological site of the famous Inca Trail, Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young”, midday we going to arrive to The Sun Gate and in the Afternoon a beautiful sunset Machupicchu guided tour.
At 4:00 am your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco city, immediately transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
(Train leaves at 6:10 am) You will travel through the Inka´s Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo Train Station.
The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a little over an hour to KM 104 also know such as “Chachabamba”.
At 7:20 am “INRENA” Machupicchu check point “, where we need to show our original passport, right away we going to start the Half Day Inca Trail until Machupicchu, on our way we going to visit Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young” archaeological site and the the Famous Sun Gate, from this place we can have a first view of Machupicchu.
By 14:00; exploring time in Machu Picchu Inca city, your guide explain you all the history about this amazing and mysterious Inca city.
By late afternoon, enjoy sunset and take the great picture when Machu Picchu is empty.
At 17:30 take the bus down to Aguas calientes.
By 18:20 take the train and transfer back to Cusco (Train schedule can change according availability).
Our private transport and your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 4 am in Cusco for the journey to the train station of Ollantaytambo or 5:30am “meeting time “in Ollantaytambo if you wish to start from there. After 01 hour and 10 minute ride on the Expedition train, we arrive at 104 kilometer, this place is also know such as Chachamba and is at (2,100m/6,927ft) of the Cusco-Machu Picchu road where we begin the Inca trail . Here we pass by the first check point “Chachabamba”. Afterwards, we begin a moderate climb for three hours to the magnificent archaeological site of Wiñayhuana (2,650m/8747ft). Once we arrive you may enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba canyon and the sacred river, stunning Inca sites and the connection with the traditional four day Inca Trail.
After we have had time to enjoy this beautiful sight, we continue our hike to Inti Punku “the Sun Gate” (2,730mts/9,007ft). From there you will have the first spectacular and completely view of Machu Picchu considered one of the seven best touristic attractions in the world. After enjoying the view, we walk down for about one hour to the Machu Picchu city. Once there we will visit this incredible sight seeing all the knowledge that the Inkas use to built this amazing place respecting to the Pachamama “Mother Earth”.
A 2 hour guided tour takes you into the fascinating history of these mysterious Inca city.
After that you will have plenty of time for further exploration of Machu Picchu, time to enjoy the Sunset in Machupicchu .
Later we head down to Aguas Calientes for dinner. In the evening (6:20pm) you will take the return Expedition train to Ollantaytambo and catch our private van to Cusco and your hotel. You will arrive around 10:30 pm.
Meals: Box Lunch.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Upgrade to Vistadome Train “Panoramic Train”– US$50 per each way per person “recommended in the route Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo”.
In this video you will see the sights of the Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We begin showing the first day in details such as the sites of Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu Sunshine and a night in Aguas Calientes. Next we show the second day, the exclusive Machu Picchu Sunrise.
means 'forever young' and is considered to be a sacred place along the Inca Trail before coming to Machu Picchu.
Intipunku: Intipunku is also called the 'Sun Gate' and leads to Machu Picchu. This is a great vantage point where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. It was used by the Incas during their ceremonies for the summer solstice in December.
Chachabamba: Chachabamba is an archeological site left behind by the Incas believed to be dedicated to water.
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