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US$ 498.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
PRIVATE SHORT INCA TRAIL.
2-4 people group US$ 580 pp
5-6 people group US$ 540 pp
7-8 people group US$ 498 pp
UP GRADE HOTEL in Aguas Calientes.
with Susanna Inn Extra US$ 30 pp
Andina Luxury Extra US$ 46 pp
Mapi Inkaterra Extra US$ 95 pp
Sumaq or Inkaterra US$ 260 pp
Double or Twin Room, Breakfast included, price per person.
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. Canada.
This hike is available 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.
Private transport to Ollantaytambo, tourist Train (Expedition Class) to Kilometer 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. 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.
Last minute reservation ?? or short on time but want to experience the Inca Trail ?? No worries...then we suggest you to consider to hike the famous Short Inca Trail 2 Day/1 Night (Permits are Available) which include a not demanding hike but lovely walk of 16 km to Machu Picchu citadel in 5-6 hours, passing through Intipunku -the Gate of the Sun and with spectacular views, landscapes of mountains and cloud forest around you. You’ll also visit Incan archaeological sites along the trail, such as Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and the amazing Winaywayna Incan site. Winaywayna is located at 2,700 meters, features impressive agricultural terraces, temples, shrines, and ritual water channels. Nature will also be all around you: hummingbirds, quetzals and cockerels. See and enjoy the sunset on Machu Picchu from the -Casa de Guardianes, a great look out point. Afterward a bus down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll have a full tour of Machu Picchu on Day 2, guided by our expert guide, time to take photographs and contemplate this magical place or just enjoy the peace and beauty of this wonder.
Add to this unique experience after Machu Picchu OR Highlights around Aguas Calientes town.-
Walk to Mandor waterfalls and orchid garden. 3-4 Hours.
Explore the new Machu Picchu Museum at Puente Ruinas. 1/2 Hour
The Botanical Garden are located at Puente Ruinas 20 minutes.
The climb to Putu Cusi Mountain -a great mirador to Machu Picchu. 2 Hours
Natural Hot springs located 15 minutes walk. (Bring few Soles to cover entries.)
...Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Caminante, son tus huellas el camino y nada más. Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace el camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante no hay camino sino estelas en la mar. Fragmento de -Cantares de Antonio Machado.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel GET 10% OFF (booking this tour 6-2 months before.) Best location in Town, 24/7 Oxigen Assistance, (And many cups of Coca tea for the altitude). Free Pick up from Airport at your arrival to Cusco, Buffet Breakfast, Family-friendly and Non-smoking Hotel, Internet and Wi-Fi. “A charming and Amazing Hotel, Great Location one block near the center, the hospitality will blow you away. Your every need is attended to by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Excellent three-star Hotel”. © 2022 TripAdvisor LLC
Pick up from your hotel at 5:00 am -2 hours, drive in a private van to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Here we board the Expedition train at 07.45 am, travel by train 1 hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek). It is a worth it the effort of getting up early and taking this train, which allows you to enter to this Park and begin your hike early. (You can also book this tour doing the Sacred Valley tour and staying the night at Ollantaytambo town and starting this nice hike from here).
At Km 104 after submitting passports at entry check point control, we began our hike near the Vilcanota or Urubamba River. After walking less than 10 minutes we will find the Incan ruins of Chachabamba, a stone altar -site that was used to worship the sun, the mountains and nature. After visiting Chachabamba, we 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 amazing forest. Here you will find a beautiful waterfall, then we get to see the lower part of the ruins of Winaywayna. Appreciate the beauty of this place, the architecture and design are amaizing, stone canals and fountains, the tranquility and stories from our expert guide. After a lunch at Winaywayna Incan town, we will continue our hike in the afternoon into the cloud forest, filled with bromeliads, orchids and tree ferns. As we walk the last part of the trail we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and resting places. Before you reach the (Inti Punku) the famous Gate of the Sun, you will need to climb 60 steep stone stairs. From here, you can see an spectacular views of this wonderful Machu Picchu citadel surrounded by mountains and a dense forest. Then we keep descending for another 45 minutes to arrive to a mirador near the -Guardian House, a breathtaking view of most of the citadel with temples and constructions built in white granite rock, plazas and terraces. After having enough time we start descending to the entry of Machu Picchu. We board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Our offitial guided tour and explore day will be the next day. Accommodation and Dinner included, rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow. The thermal baths are a good choice (bring your bathing suit and 15 Soles pp ).
Overnight at Hotel Viajeros. (If you would like to up-grade accommodation in Aguas Calientes town, see our info and let us know so we can reserve for you.)
7 Km to walk aproximately. 6 to 7 Hours. Elevation: 2100m/6888 ft - 2680m/8792 ft.
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. In high season the train schedules may vary.) After finishing our guided visit, we walk down to Aguas Calientes town 1 hr, (option to take a bus down to AC -get a ticket directly there $ 12.00 pp) Hotel Viajeros await us with a delicious lunch with our group. Then we have some free time to explore this small village before boarding our train back to Cusco. The train departs Aguas Calientes in the afternoon at 15:45 pm and arrives in Cusco ( Poroy train station ) at 8:00 pm , then a transfer for 25 minutes to Cusco . (OR optional train to Ollantaytambo , then a 2 hour van to Cusco arrived at approximately 8:00 pm -Train return upon train tickets availability) .Breakfast and Lunch.
2100m/6888 ft - 2400m/7872 ft. 9 km approx. 3 - 4 Hours