5 Days / 4 Nights
If you don’t feel like doing the full Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, or you simply don’t have the time, then our short Inca Trail trek (two days and one night) could be a great option for you. Physically speaking, it’s a far less strenuous trek than the classic four-day hike, but it still gives you a taste of what it’s like on the Inca Trail.
You’ll also be able to experience some of the main highlights of the Inca Trail, including the beautiful Wiñay Wayna archaeological site with its spectacular series of agricultural terraces, as well as Inti Punku, Machu Picchu’s famous Sun Gate. And then, of course, there’s Machu Picchu itself, one of the most sublime sights on the planet. Try and book off season, there are fewer people in Cusco! Avoid February however as the Inca Trail is closed for the month of February.
Arrival to Cusco with a transfer to your hotel; a welcome meeting will be organized by your guide for a quick briefing of the tour. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, set in the Andes Mountains. Discover Spanish churches and mansions that sit alongside Inca remains, visit the local market of San Pedro and their array of products from handicrafts to vegetable products, fresh juices and items for traditional Andean ceremonies. ...
After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at your ease. The capital city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. You may visit the l...
Our Machu Picchu adventure begins in Cusco, as we pick you up from your hotel in the morning (the exact time will depend on the train schedule). We then head to the train station and board the train for a scenic 2.5-hour journey to a point known as Kilometer 104. This is where we start our short Inca Trail trek.
From here, we have a walk of about four hours up to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna ('Forever Young'), at about 2,680 meters (8,792 feet) above sea level. Wi...
To best appreciated Machu Picchu, we’ll wake up early in the morning so we can get to the citadel in good time. You’ll have time for breakfast first, and then your guide will pick you up from the hotel at around 5:40 a.m. We’ll then walk to the bus departure point for the short but zigzagging ascent up the road to Machu Picchu.
We’ll then pass through the gates into the Machu Picchu archaeological site. Here you’ll begin your guided walking ...
Booking window: From September 2021 to December 2021. Travel window: January 2021 to December 15th 2022.
Only during the following days of the week, within the travel window: Mondays,Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
3 Nights in Cusco. Alternatives:
3* – Prisma Hotel. Standard Room with private bath.
4* – Jose Antonio Hotel. Standard Room with private bath.
5* – Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Superior Room with private bath.
1 Night in Aguas Calientes. Alternatives:
3* – Inti Punku Machupicchu Hotel & Suites. Standard Room with private bath.
4* – Hatun Inti Boutique. Suite Room with private bath.
5* – Machu Picchu Pueblo by Inkaterra. Superior Room with private
Day 1: Not Included
Day 2: Breakfast
Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast
Day 5: Breakfast
These poles are designed to help you endure long treks into rugged, remote areas with a heavy pack. If you need a little extra support when walking, an adjustable folding walking stick is ideal. It has an aluminium body with plastic handles and base, it folds away neatly for easy storage when not in use.
Inca Trail Porters Protection Law No. 27607(Dec 6th 2001). Decreed Laws Numbers 19990 and 25897 Article 3 Conditions of work:
QUESTION IS, WHO ARE THE PORTERS?
Porters are indigenous Cusqueñian people who have lived in Cusco, at 4,000 meters high, all of their lives relying on the land of the Andes. Due to economic problems, it is important for these local indigenous people to continue working in the mountains they know so well, rather than give up their jobs in the country to move to the city. They prefer to stay in their local villages and support the education of their children by working as porters on tours.
Sadly, many tour operators don't give them the recognition they deserve. Often tour operators do NOT provide porters with adequate clothing or gear for carrying things while paying them very low salaries. Because of this, you will see thirsty, hungry porters with a low morale along the Inca Trail. Our government has created the Law of the Porter, which requires tour agencies to treat porters better and provide necessary resources for them, but sadly, many of these regulations are not met. Please make sure that the agency you book through respects the Porter Law and be sure to ask for proof of this. Otherwise you could be contributing to the ill treatment of these hard-working porters.
Note that our sleeping bags are feather for those that are allergic
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