Get a chance to explore the popular ruins of Machu Pichu in this 2-day trek along the ancient Inca trail in Peru. Visit the sites of Wiñay Wayna, Inti Punku, and watch the beautiful sunrise at Machu Pichu.
Pick up from the hotel at 5:30 am in the private taxi, and head to the train station at Ollantaytambo to board the train at 7:45 am.
Travel by train for 1 hour 30 minutes until we reach to the start of the trail.
Start to walk up and continue for 4 hours approximately to the Inca site Wiñay Wayna ('Forever Young') 2650m.
After exploring the Inca site, continue to 'Inti Punku' ('Sun gate') 2720m for about 1 hour. See the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu at 2400m.
Take a 1-hour downward walk down to get to Machu Picchu.
Go down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night and to have dinner.
Visit the thermal springs in the town after finishing the trail.
Day 2 : Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu expand_more
Have breakfast at the hotel, and then take the first bus between 5:30 am and 6:00 am up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise.
Optional - Climb Wayna Picchu (2720 M) in the first group at 7:00 am. It will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the top of this mountain.
After enjoying the beautiful views from the top, go down to Machu Picchu to explore the mysterious Inca city with the guide.
Meet the guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and get the train tickets back to Cusco. The train usually leaves at 16:43 pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
From there, return to the hotel in Cusco.
Transportation: Private taxi to the train stataion, train tickets to km 104, bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (first day), bust tickets round trip Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (second day) train tickets back to Ollantaytambo and transfer from the train station to the hotel.
Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and entrance ticket Machu Picchu.
Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
Meals: Box lunch the first day, dinner first day.
Hotel at Aguas Calientes.
Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the second day.
Tips and extra spending.
Ticket for Wayna Picchu. If you would like to climb Wayna Picchu please tell us for which group (7:00 or 10:00) in the remarks field while booking. Additional cost would be USD 70 and be paid at the briefing.
Please note that no porters are foreseen for this trek as we do not get one day permits for the Inca trail for porters. Everything you need for the two days,you have to carry yourself.
Know before you go
Cusco - Price to pay before trekking starts: per person, USD 200.00.
Level of difficulty (low, medium, high): very low.
Required fitness level (low, medium, high): very low.
Everybody doing a trek must arrive at least two days prior to the starting of the trek to Cusco in order to acclimatize to the altitude.
I have just returned froma trip entitled Majestic Peru, where we was fortunate to have Bruce as our guide. Bruce is an outstanding guide, not only knowledgeable on his country, people and culture, but also caring and attentive, ensuring all the travellers needs were met. Nothing was too much trouble for Bruce. Bruce made my visit to Peru enjoyable and memorable.
Bruce was an amazing tour guide and helped make our trip unforgettable. My friends and I had Bruce as a tour guide on a 5-day trek of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. Bruce was attentative to all of our needs and prepared us well for each day of our journey. He is so knowledgeable on a variety of topics, and his reverence for the rich history of Peru and its people make him a joy to listen to. Bruce is also funny and charismatic, which immediately put us all at ease and made for fun moments along the trail. You can tell people respect him and enojoy having him around, because other tour guides would often say hi with smiles on their faces. I highly recommend choosing Bruce for your next Inca Trail journey!
Bruce was an outstanding guide. I will always remember this trip. Very knowledgeable, friendly and always concerned about one's well being and ensuring that we were getting on well and adjusting to the altitude. He made the trip very pleasant and it was a joy getting to know him.