Learn the history of the Incas on this 2-day tour following the Inca Trail. On the first day, you will visit the Chachabamba archeological site before the start of the trek to Machupicchu. To unwind, you will receive a relaxing yoga and meditation session as you enjoy the panorama of Andes Mountain. Enjoy camping at the center of this pristine environment at Aguas Calientes.
This is a unique opportunity for those who may not have as much time to hike the full Inca Trail. This trek combines highlights from the original Inca Trail with some of the most beautiful Inca ruins nested in the dense vegetation of the cloud forest. You will visit archaeological sites such as Chachabamba and Wiñay Huayna (the place that never gets old) and see a wide variety of flora and fauna along the way. We enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and from here you can take in one of the most spectacular views of The Lost City of the Incas. We arrive in Machu Picchu late in the afternoon and therefore have the unique opportunity to see the city almost empty. We will spend the second day exploring all the wonders of Machu Picchu city. For those with limited time but still wanting to experience hiking in the Andres, this is the perfect trek for you.
DAY 1: CUSCO – KM104 – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO (AGUAS CALIENTES)
We will pick you up from your hotel early and drive until Ollantaytambo to take 1:30 minutes train ride along the Urubamba river from Ollantaytambo (highlands) to Chachabamba km 104 (cloud forest) – here you will need to show your original passport at the checkpoint. After check point we find a beautiful archeological site with the same name. After visiting Chachabamba we will start our Trexperience! Using an ancient Inca trail that leads to Machupicchu, Abandoned in the 16TH century. First part will be a 4-hour gradual uphill until we arrive to Wiñay Huayna ( the place that never gets old), we will take time to explore this stunning place enjoying spectacular views of the Andes throughout an energizing yoga and meditation session. You will be provided a packed lunch and some drinks to later continue this expedition to the Sungate – from which we can finally see “Peru’s greatest riddle”, Machupicchu, after spending some quiet time admiring the beauty of the mountains. We will continue our journey to Machu Picchu arriving in the afternoon, having the opportunity to take photos without people. We take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.
DAY 2: MACHUPICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)
On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your Trexperience; visiting Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. We will go straight to the line to wait for the first bus going up to Machupicchu at 5:30 am. Arriving at s the sky brightens, we will walk for an hour to the Sungate, taking in the stunning views along the way. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu, which is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train and bus back to Cusco. Trexperience Peru’s will ensure you are returned back to your hotel.