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Tour to Cusco - Inca Trail 2/1 - Machu Picchu

Tour Summary
In the Urubamba River Valley, within a spectacular setting of lush jungle vegetation and rugged mountainous landscapes, lies Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is just a small part of an Incan Highway system that integrated the Four Regions of the Tawantinsuyo Empire.

What makes this hike so special is the stunning combination of Inca ruins, incredible views, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety.

Tour Details
Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Price: From US$ 359 per person
Starting point: Cusco
Ending point: Cusco
Tour Type: Trekking, Archaeological and Cultural

Tour Description

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.

DAY 01: Cusco - km 82 - Huayllabamba
Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the train station on the way to km 104, where we will start the short Inca Trail towards Machu Picchu. We will cross the bridge over the Rio Urubamba River where we will visit the first archaeological zone called Chachabamba. Two hours later after ascending the mountain, we will be able to look over and have a view over an extensive archaeological zone in a beautiful natural setting of the mountain called Wiñaywayna. Continuing our trek we will arrive at the so called Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol or Sun Gate, where we will have our first view of Machu Picchu.
We will descend the mountain to arrive at the Citadel of Machu Picchu itself. We will then descend the mountain in a van to the Village of Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Hotel of your choice. (Not Included).

Meals Included: Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

DAY 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Cusco Tours, Cusco Travel, Peru Early in the morning we will return to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will have several optional walks to choose from, within the Citadel itself. We could start out with an ascent to the Inti Punku Sun gate, the main entrance for people coming from the Inca Trail. Or we can go directly up to the Sacred Huayna Picchu Young Mountain Peak, from where we will have an incomparable view of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Free time for exploring the Citadel itself and then we will join up with the rest of the group and descend in a van to the Village of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we will board the train to return to the City of Cusco. When we reach the City of Cusco, transfer to the hotel of your choice.

Meals Included: Breakfast and snack

End of our services

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 Days / 1 Night on the Inca Trail
  • 1 Train Ticket Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Entrance Fees to the Inca Trail and the Citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Bi Lingual Guides (English / Spanish) during the whole Inca Trail
  • All Transfers
  • Guided Tours according to Programme

  • International and Domestic Flights (Lima / Cusco / Lima approximately Us Dollars 145.17).
  • Airport Fees (USD 30.25 for International Flights and USD 6.05 for Domestic Flights)
  • Hotel in the Village of Aguas Calientes the first night.
  • Excess Luggage
  • Additional Nights in case of Bad Weather or Flight Cancellations
  • Alcoholic Beverages, sodas or bottled mineral water.
  • Snacks
  • Personal Expenditures
  • Laundry
  • National or International Long Distance Phone Calls

Useful Information

The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary: an area protected by the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) being the maximum number of 500 visitors per day permitted. Consequently, all reservations should be placed with a minimum of 45 days in advance prior to the date of travel. Every visitor must obey the park regulations which forbid us to litter, cut or damage trees, take or damage stones of the ruins or the trail, collect plants, kill animals, light fire or camp in the Inca ruins. You will only be able to camp in authorised sites.
  1. Entrance Fees

    1. The only valid document granting the right to use the Inca Trails Network - the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Network RED or SHM - is the ticket issued by the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Management Unit (UGM). This ticket is personal and non transferable, and includes the right to enter Machu Picchu
    2. Under no circumstances will payment for use of the RED be accepted at registry and entry control points of the RED
    3. The reimbursement of payment for the right to use the RED is not possible under any circumstance.
  2. Reservations

    1. Reservations will be made in the Offices of the Departmental Headquarters of the National Institute of Culture in the City of Cusco, on receiving confirmation with corresponding reservation code
    2. Reservations will be subject to the daily capacity emitted by the UGM (500 people, including guides, porters, helpers and around 150 tourists), therefore we recommend you reserve your place with as much notice as possible
    3. To maintain the reservation the Tour Operator must cancel the 100% of amount for the tour and provide full names, passport numbers, ages, nationalities and passport photocopies of all those going on the trip to the relevant authorities. The traveller must send this information and documentation to us from his or her home country
    4. Failure to confirm reservations will result in their cancellation, and no reimbursement of fees will be made in this case
    5. Only people under 25 years of age with valid International Student Identification will be considered a student, entitling them to a discount.
- Use boots during treks and sneakers during long walks.
- Drink lots of liquids on long excursions, especially during the Inca Trail
- Always taking an umbrella or rainwear.

- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent and sun block.
- Personal toilet items.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit (plasters, bands, cotton, alcohol, Aspirins).
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
- Flashlight and knife.
- A container for water and some purifying pills.
- A backpack (50 - 70 litres).
- A change of underwear.
- Gloves, scarf, wool socks and a hat or cap.
- A towel and toilet paper.
- Dried fruits, candies and chocolates.

Cusco has a temperate climate with year round temperatures fluctuating between 14º - 16ºC, with warm days and cold nights. The rainy season in Cusco is from December to March.

Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate, with warm and humid days and cold nights. The rainy season in Machu Picchu is from November to April.

Although you can trek during the months of April to October, the best months for visiting Machu Picchu are May and June.

Cusco City: 3360 m.a.s.l.
Machu Picchu: 2400 m.a.s.l.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: 2850 m.a.s.l.

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Cusco: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.
In Aguas Calientes: International and local food restaurants.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas:Local food restaurants.

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