2 Days / 1 nights
ROYAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
Cusco – Machu Piccchu
All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
This morning we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the train station. The train will first climb out of the city over the mountain known as Picchu, before descending into the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where we will see fertile fields and the impressive Vilcanota Mountains, as well as the beautiful Urubamba River, which will accompany us during the rest of the trip. After arriving at Km. 104, where our hike begins, we will visit the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2100m/6,888 feet) and then begin the ascent of the mountain with the great Vilcanota Canyon below us. After passing a lovely waterfall we will visit the impressive Inca site of Wiñaywayna (2700m/8856 feet). After lunch we continue to the Sun Gate, or Inti Punku, where we will have our first view of the great citadel Machupicchu (2400m/7,872 feet). This afternoon we will simply pass through Machupicchu, because we will be returning the next day for a guided visit of the ruins. We will take the shuttle bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000m/6,560 feet). Transfer to the selected hostel. Picnic lunch and dinner in a local Rest.
Breakfast in your hostel.
This morning we will get up at 05:00 am to take the bus up to the ruins of the enigmatic citadel to Machupicchu, where we will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. We will then begin our guided visit to the complex of approximately two hours, after which you will have free time to explore the site or even climb the mountain known as Huayna Picchu or visit the Inca bridge. Finally in the mid-afternoon we will return to the village of Aguas Calientes for the return train journey to the city of Cuzco. Lunch and dinner on your own.
1 night’s of accommodation in twin/double rooms at recommended hostel with private bathroom, train tickets Cuzco-Machu Picchu-Cuzco, all breakfasts and meals as specified in the programme, all bilingual guided tours in groups (english/spanish), all entrance fees.
International and domestic flights, airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights) , personal travel insurance.