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Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu is ideal for people with little time, or for those who did not book the full “Classic” Inca Trail on time. With a distance of only 16 km, Inca Trail 2 days is a challenge that makes it the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. It will allow you to get to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). In this tour you will combine the train trip and trek where you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes during the first day. and visit Machu Picchu on the second day.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
Early in the morning we will transfer you from your accommodation to the train station. The train trip will last approximately 1:30 pm until we reach kilometer 104, where we begin our walk. The guide will direct you walk towards the archaeological remains of Chachabamba where the tour begins. From there the trek will continue and we will pass a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the archaeological remains of Winay Wayna where the impressive terraces will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we continue the trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will have the first view of Machu Picchu with a beautiful panoramic view. From here we go to the control and entrance gate of the Machu Picchu citadel where we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes; Here we will spend the night, have dinner and be ready for the next day our visit to Machu Picchu.
In the morning after breakfast, we will board the bus towards Machu Picchu citadel where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the route in the archaeological complex, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvian settlers. To climb Huayna Picchu Mountain (optional), you can choose the second group 10:00 a.m. The trek takes only about an hour, and absolutely worth it, the view is impressive and the experience will be unforgettable.
We will board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 6:20 p.m., be ready at the station at least half an hour in advance. In Ollantaytambo, outside the train station will be a driver waiting for you to take you back to Cusco.
Note: If you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book at least three months in advance, due to limited availability. This activity is optional ($ 70.00 USD).
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.