The Inca Trail day trip is an exhilarating adventure to the majestic Machu Picchu from Cusco, exploring the ancient and authentic Inca Trail. The day kicks off with a visit to Chachabamba, a fascinating archaeological site, followed by a trek to Wiñaywayna, offering stunning views of the Urubamba River and a lush orchid family along the way. After a box lunch, the hike continues towards Machu Picchu, featuring an exciting preview from the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) before the guided exploration of the archaeological marvel. The day concludes with a picturesque train journey back to Cusco, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this adventure. The package includes transportation, a professional guide, entrance tickets, and a highlight experience in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Adventure, history, and nature all in one day! Explore the Inca Trail and book your Machu Picchu tour now.
We kick off our day very early (around 04:00 hours) with your guide picking you up from your hotel in Cusco (or an agreed-upon meeting point). We'll head to the Ollantaytambo train station, departing at approximately 06:10 hours.
We board the train and journey through the Sacred Valley on the "Expeditions" train until we reach the starting point of the Inca Trail, also known as "Chachabamba" or Km 104 (2,100 m. / 6,927 ft.).
Around 07:00 hours, we reach the "INRENA Machu Picchu" checkpoint, where we must present our original passports, initiating the half-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.
On our way, we visit the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna "Forever Young" (2,650 m. / 8,747 ft.) and the famous Inti Punku "Sun Gate" (2,730 m. / 9,007 ft.), providing a first panoramic view of Machu Picchu.
Around 14:00 hours, we explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your guide will delve into the history and mysteries of this incredible Inca city, and you'll have the opportunity to capture essential and renowned photos at Machu Picchu (Upper Plaza, Guardian's House, etc.).
Later, we take the bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo, Aguas Calientes. Boarding the train at 18:20 hours, we head back to Ollantaytambo, followed by transportation to Cusco. (Train schedule may vary based on availability.) Experience the Short Inca Trail and book your Machu Picchu tour now for an unforgettable adventure.
Note: Visiting Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain(*) is not possible due to time constraints.
|Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 1D - 2024
|$ 399.00 USD
Wiñay Wayna means 'forever young' and is considered a sacred site along the Inca Trail before reaching Machu Picchu.
The 'Sun Gate', also known as "Inti Punku," leads to Machu Picchu. It provides a breathtaking vantage point, offering the first view of Machu Picchu. The Incas utilized it for ceremonies during the summer solstice in December.
Chachabamba is an archeological site left behind by the Incas believed to be dedicated to water.
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