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US$ 480.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
2-4 people group USD$ 540 each
5-8 people USD$ 480 each
($20.00 Discount with ISIC student card.)
If you want the best, book with SAS Travel ! Professional, courteous, knowledgable, caring, fun. Thanks to all the staff both on the trek and behind the scenes that worked tirelessly to ensure the very best experience for their clients. Jan Cuthbertson
This hike is accessible for all ages, and doesn't require you to be in top physical shape. Since your one day hike of 5-6 hours takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes (after of 3-4 Hrs of gentle walk we will reach to Wiñaywayna Inca town on actual Inca trail the nicest and bigest Inca complex which surprise a lot of visitors even more than Machupicchu... , you won´t camp, or carry backpacks only your personal day-pack as we will stay in a Hostal in Aguas Calientes. Private rooms, it is recommended for those having less time or those with less experience in altitude. for families, group of friends or couples.
This itinerary is rated moderate and should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise.
Briefing with guide and group is held at SAS Travel office in Calle Garcilaso 270 (near Plaza San Francisco) or at your hotel, the night before the departure at 7pm. At your check-in at the office the day before the confirmation of the Briefing time will be confirmed.
Private transport to Ollantaytambo, tourist Train (Expedition Class) to Kiometer 104 (start of the trek and Train Expedition Class return to Cusco. You can also start from Ollantaytambo for this tour.
We highly recommend MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco. Booking (3 months before) in advance you GET a FREE UP-GRADE to Deluxe rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel, giving your reservation code. (This offer is only valid for accommodation dates from JAN 1st 2016 to APRIL 15th 2016). For months May to Aug, Stay 4 Nights FREE UP-GRADE to Suite room for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com
This short Inca Trail , 2 Days 1 Night version , leaves from the 104 km , located at 2,100 meters. (starting by train from Ollantaytambo) . It is a walk of 16 Km to Machu Picchu, where spectacular views of landscapes appreciate high Andean jungle and visiting Inca buildings on the route ( Chachabamba , Choquesuysuy ). 5 Km walk in a gradual uphill to Winaywayna Complex, located at 2,700 meters. Winaywayna means " forever young " in Quechua, agricultural terraces around the mountain, decorating this ancient Inca castle with temples, shrines, buildings, and water channels, it has 15 water sources rituals as one goes down . It was a religious center , probably associated with the ritual worship of water, plants, nature,life. After lunch , 2 -3 hours of road to Machu Picchu for a spectacular cloud forest and white granite path, hidden in the beauty of the mountains and the lower sub- tropical valley, hear the sounds of hummingbirds , quetzals and cockerels uncrowded walk up reach the Puerta del Sol " Inti Punku " We will have a unique view from the top of this mountain. then descend by stairways for 40 minutes to get in front of this majestic " marvel " , appreciate the sunset , time to enjoy the beauty of this place, then down to the entrance of the citadel , to board a bus to go to Aguas Calientes, dinner, rest and plans for tomorrow. Night in a Hostal (private rooms).
The next day , after breakfast , at 05:30 we boarded a bus Machupicchu for our full- day guided tour of exploration. our expert guide will help you better understand Machupicchu . then you have free time to explore on your own , doing photography , contemplate this magical place , or just meditating at such wonder place . After our extensive visit to this magical place walking descend to Aguas Calientes ( 1 hour) you can go down with bus if you want to acquire your ticket directly for $ 12.00 pp . You will have buffet lunch and then our train from Aguas Calientes leave at 4:45 p.m reaching the Poroy train station at 8:30 pm , transfer to Cusco for 30 minutes. ( arriving to Plaza San Francisco at 9 pm ).
"...Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar." Antonio Machado.
Pick up from your hotels at 4:00 am to take you on a journey of two hours, with a private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo . Here we board the Expedition train, travel by train in an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek). (Worth the effort of getting up early and go with this train, which allows you to enter and begin our walk early , if we expect the usual train would start at noon. Starting this trip from Ollantaytambo is also suggested -( see our Combo option , the trip to the Sacred Valley wiht a night at Ollantaytambo.) At Km 104 after submitting passport control , we began to walk softly around meters Vilcanota River . Starting the way we will see the ruins of Chachabamba , a stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains , still revered by local people . After visiting Chachabamba , continue the path south and started a gradual climb to the mountain , before entering a cloud forest , overgrown , then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing uphill in an open meadow . After walking 3 hours , the road descends into a forest amazing. Here you will find a beautiful waterfall , then get to the bottom of the ruins of Winaywayna . Appreciate the beauty of this place , supplemented with information from our expert guide. After lunch at Winaywayna , we will continue in the afternoon in the cloud forest , filled with bromeliads , orchids and tree ferns . As we walk the last part of the way we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and drums ( " resting places " ) . You climb 60 stairs before you reach Inti Punku ( " Sun Gate " ) . From this point, you can see and observe this wonderful place . Then descend for 45 minutes to get to the viewpoint of the famous place , from here you can watch the sunset. Descend to the entry of Machupicchu where we board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation and Dinner included , rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow . The thermal baths are a good choice (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles . Overnight at Hotel Viajeros or up-grade accommodation upon your request.
Viajeros Hostel Double, Twin room, also triple rooms. (and single rooms for single supplement)
7 Km aprox.
6 - 7 Hours
Breakfast from 04:30 am then board the first bus to Machu Picchu at 05:20, the park opens at 6:00 am . We have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for about 2-3 hours explained by your expert guide , you can visit the most amazing places as the Royal Mausoleum , the Temple of the three windows , the main temple , the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where wise Inkas tied to the sun in the winter solstice in June , stairways , plazas , fountains, etc. ( You usually have about 5-6 hours after extra time off ) . In high season the train schedules may vary . )
After finishing our masterful visit, we walk down to Aguas Calientes 1 hr, (option with bus down to pay $ 12.00 pp) Hotel Viajeros await us with a delicious lunch with our group. Then we have some free time to explore this quaint village before boarding our train back to Cusco
The train departs Aguas Calientes in the afternoon at 16:45 pm and arrives in Cusco ( Poroy train station ) at 8:30 pm , then moved for 25 minutes to Cusco . ( or optional train at 5:00 pm to Ollantaytambo , then a 2 hour trip to Cusco with a van , arrived at approximately 9:00 pm , we offer this alternative option back, more in high season which runs from April to August) .
9 km approx
3 - 4 Hours