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US$ 498.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
PRIVATE SHORT INCA TRAIL, DAILY DEPARTURES:
2-4 people group US$ 580 pp
5 > people group US$ 520 pp
Double or Twin private room at Susanna Hotel in Aguas Calientes town. If you are celebrating a special occasion you can choose a better and nicest hotel as Inkaterra or Sumac Hotel.
...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. 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.
Last minute reservation ?? or short on time but want to experience the Inca Trail ?? No worries...then consider to trek our short Inca Trail 2 Day/1 Night 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, then plenty of time to explore the site on your own, to take photographs and contemplate this magical place or just enjoy the peace and beauty of this wonder.
...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 a FREE UPGRADE to our Suite or Deluxe rooms (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/Hostal at 5:00 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 15 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). L D
2100m/6888 ft - 2680m/8792 ft. 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) .BL. 2100m/6888 ft - 2400m/7872 ft. 9 km approx. 3 - 4 Hours