This exciting express Inca Trail is for people with little time and that don`t want to camp out in the wilderness but still enjoy a hike of 5-6 hours to Machu Picchu.You will take pleasure in visiting the archaeological sites of Wiñaywayna, and enter Intipunku Sungate, the gateway into Machu Picchu. Overnight in Machu Picchu village. The second day, feast your eyes on the astounding Machu Picchu where you will feel the energy of the supernatural complex while enjoying an informative guided tour of the sanctuary.
Please, consider purchasing the inca permits at least 3-6 months in advance because the spaces sell out quickly by the official system.
Early train from Cusco or Sacred Valley to the trailhead at km 104 at Chachabamba (2,100m/6,888ft) to start the hike. This moderate walk takes us to Wiñaywayna (2,740m/8,990ft) for a visit of the Incan ruins. Then continue to Sungate (IntiPunku) to catch the first spectacular views of Machu Picchu. After a few pictures we will walk down to take the bus to Machu Picchu village for an overnight in a comfortable hostel.
Meal: Box lunch
Early morning rise to go to Machu Picchu by bus to enjoy a professional guided walking tour of the magical archaeological marvel of the world. Visit the sacred temples and more. Afterwards, take the bus down to Machu Picchu town to eat lunch (on your own) before taking the train to the Poroy train station. Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Optional: Huayna Picchu climb for an overlook of the sanctuary and valley below (extra cost).
Upgrade to higher category hotels and class trains at extra cost.
Services NOT included:
Students with valid ISIC cards - US$20.
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Upgrade: Hostel to standard, 4 or 5 star hotel at extra cost.
Upgrade: Expedition train to Vistadome or Hiram Bingham train at extra cost.