Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

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Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

2 Days Starting in Km. 104 and ending in Aguas Calientes

Visiting:

Km 104 Station

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Chachabamba

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Winay Wayna

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Machu Picchu

Tour operator:

Alpaca Expeditions

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal, All kind of diet

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

IT2D

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

5-70

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

The short version of the Inca Trail is the best option for new hikers and for the ones with limited time for a tour. This path will take you directly to Machu Picchu. A feature only possible through the Inca Trail. You will have a dreamed train ride towards the trail head and will enjoy a beautiful hike inside the cloud forest’s climate. Your night will be spent at a great hotel in Aguas Calientes in order to get ready for your Machu Picchu tour the next day.

Highlights

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    Enjoy the magical Inca Trail towards the Sungate

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    Views of Machu Picchu at the 1st day and guided tour at the 2nd day

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    Enjoy a great hotel experience in Aguas Calientes town

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    Discover amazing archeological sites inside the Inca Trail

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    Breathtaking train ride towards the trailhead

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    Beat the crowds for your Machu Picchu tour

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    Small group experience guaranteed

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    Travel with the #1 Inca Trail tour operator

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    Fresh lunch cooked at the spot on day 1

Places You'll See

Guided tour to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Hiking to Machu Picchu

Location:

  Km 104 Station, Chachabamba, Winay Wayna


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Lunch, Dinner


Your short Alpaca Expeditions Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu starts with you being picked up from your hotel at 4 a.m. Next, we’ll go to the train station and leave on the 6:10 a.m. train from Ollantaytambo. The trail follows the Urubamba River until we reach Km 104, where we'll begin our trek. Along the way you’ll see spectacular views of farmlands, snow-capped mountains and the mighty Urubamba River. The Urubamba River is one of the sources of the massive Amazon River so it’s very impressive to see. At 104 km (2,000 m), we’ll begin our breathtaking trek. Once you’re off the train and ready to go, we’ll provide you with snacks and take a group photo. Then we’ll set off to visit our first Inca site. We’ll give you a short orientation about this historical Inca site as well as a walking tour. Then we’ll begin hiking as we head for the Classic Inca Trail. We'll have tremendous views of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Sites.

After hiking for three hours we’ll reach the most beautiful Incan site on the Inca Trail Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) at 2,600 m/8,500 ft. Few people get the opportunity to see these elaborate water fountains, temples and agricultural terraces. These provide a perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the Incas. The backdrop of this site is a dramatic cliff drop with beautiful mountains surrounding the area.

A few minutes of walking from there and you’ll arrive at the Alpaca Expeditions campsite used by hikers who have chosen to do the Classic Inca Trail. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the hot homemade lunch that’s been freshly cooked by Alpaca Expeditions’ chefs. You’ll also get a chance to refill your water and get a little rest after you’ve eaten.

From Wiñay Wayna, we’ll walk to the Sun Gate. This is where we’ll see the picturesque landscape of the famous Machu Picchu. After taking in the once-in-a-lifetime views, we’ll begin our descent to Machu Picchu.

One of the many advantages of this trek is that by the time you reach Machu Picchu the day travellers will have left. This leaves you the whole area to explore with no interruptions. After taking photos and exploring the area, we’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. After that we’ll head to Indio Feliz for dinner (included). This restaurant is considered to have the best food in Aguas Calientes. After dinner we recommend going to bed early to make the most of the next day.

icon Day 2 : Visit the “Lost City of the Incas”

Location:

  Machu Picchu


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


We’ll wake up early so that we can catch one of the first busses so that we can catch the striking sunrise at Machu Picchu. You’ll have a two hour guided walking tour by your private English speaking Alpaca Expeditions guide. After that you’ll have time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. Those who have tickets to Huayna Picchu will have time to climb the mountain, which takes approximately an hour and a half round-trip. After exploring you can either take a bus or walk down to Aguas Calientes for a free afternoon. You’ll need to remember to catch your train, which will depart that afternoon to Ollantaytambo. Once you arrive at the station in Ollantaytambo we will be there to meet you and drive you back to Cusco.

What's Included

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    Train Tickets

    All the needed train tickets are included in the price

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    All transportation

    All the driving will be made by our professional driver using our own vehicles

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Your hotel in Aguas Calientes will provide free Wi-fi

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    Satellite phone (phone signal all over the trek)

    Our phones guarantee signal all along the trek

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    Accommodation

    You will spend the night at a 3-stars hotel in Aguas Calientes

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    Fully Guided

    Your professional guide will be with the group along the whole experience

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    Meals

    Meals will be provided based on the description on the itinerary: 1 lunch, 1 diner and 1 breakfast

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    Entrance Fees

    Every permit for the different sites such Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is included

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    Local Taxes

    The local taxes are included in the price

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    Roundtrip bus tickets

    We include all the bus tickets needed to go up and down to Machu Picchu

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    These are customary but not mandatory.

    Any tip will be very appreciated

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    International Travel

    We don't include airfare in our prices

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    Country Entry Visas

    Peru doesn't have a lot of limitations for visitors.

    Ask your embassy before travelling

Check out our Q&As

What currencies are required for this tour?

We charge for this experience with USD. Once in Cusco, Peru the Peruvian currency is named Soles

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

No, any vaccine is required for this experience

How hard is the 2-days Inca Trail?

The trek is considered to be a low-medium experience.

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

No, the price is the same however if you want to have a single room for yourself it will be + 30USD.

What is the maximum group size?

12 people per group

    What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping is not mandatory but customary. You are ore than welcome to tip and the team will be very grateful

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes. You can contact us to info@alpacaexpeditions.com to book a hotel through us or we can also provide all the needed information about hotel around the city or the surroundings.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No. We can set up an airport transfer to your hotel but this will have an extra cost.

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    The whole experience will be supported by your trekking guide

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will introduce to your whole team before starting the first day, this tour is with camping accommodation.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No. Flights are not included.

    What's the highest elevation during the trek?

    This will be at the Intipunku or Sungate during the first day reaching 2750 meters elevation

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, all entrance fees are included in the price. From the Inca Trail permit to the train tickets back to Cusco.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our guides are fluent in both English and Spanish. Quechua is our mother language and will teach you some while hiking the trail.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, this is a tour for people from all over the world!

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    All of American countries doesn't need a visa to enter Peru but most countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia requires a visa to enter our country. Check with your embassy about this and how to get the needed paper work to enter Peru.

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    We will provide a 3-stars hotel that can be upgraded if needed

    Can you cater to different diets?

    Yes, we can cater to any dietary option the client requests

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes. All of our vehicles have air conditioner

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, always under supervision or their parents and also by knowing that this is a trekking experience. We will provide all the needed help but the adults in charge need to be aware of this.

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We can only start a group with a minimum of 2 people if this number is not get. We will recommend a different date.

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    The hotels in Cusco do have free Wi-fi. We can also provide free Wi-fi at our office.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    We recommend a medium fitness level for this experience

Reviews

Great experience!

We contacted Alpaca Expeditions last minute for a short trip to Machu Pichu. We had a tight and inflexible schedule and they were able to work out a personal itinerary ....more

We contacted Alpaca Expeditions last minute for a short trip to Machu Pichu.

We had a tight and inflexible schedule and they were able to work out a personal itinerary for us in now time.

Jaime, our tour guide, was excellent.

Very knowledgeable and passionate.

Alex our driver brought us safely around.

We are looking for to be back and do some hiking tours with them.

Great company! less....


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Martin Wallner

28-Nov-2020

Al paca expeditions 2 day / 1 night Inca trail

My husband and I were originally booked on the 4 day/3 night Inca trail. We went to the pre trek briefing, met our group and our guides (Raul and Jose ....more

My husband and I were originally booked on the 4 day/3 night Inca trail.

We went to the pre trek briefing, met our group and our guides (Raul and Jose who seemed wonderful and very responsible and experienced) but just a few hours before we were due to leave, I came down with a bad vomiting bug.

Al Paca (especially Diego who my husband dealt with in the Cusco office) were absolutely brilliant and were able to transfer us to the 2 day/1 night trek a few days later - at no extra cost.

Although we were disappointed to miss the longer hike which we’d been planning for almost a year, the shorter version was an absolutely wonderful experience.

Our guide was Rodrigo (Roro) who was brilliant- full of energy and enthusiasm and information about the wildlife and history.

The hike itself was spectacular- along narrow paths with dramatic drops to the valley below and stopping at various Inca ruins along the way.

Rodrigo also pointed out some rare plants and flowers.

Lunch on the first day (courtesy of the incredible team of porters) was at one of the campsites and was absolutely delicious.

Our accommodation in Aguas calientes was excellent- clean, comfortable, with a hot shower and excellent breakfast the next day.

All in all, an amazing experience- I Couldn’t recommend al paca, Rodrigo or Diego any more.

And I’d also highly recommend the 2 day trek for anyone who wants hike a bit of the beautiful Andres but doesn’t have time for the full four days.

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Ruth Mariani

17-Jan-2020

Best 2D/1N hiking trip ever!

Short Inca trail hike 2D 1N - We were so lucky to have Luis as our guide! He made the hiking so much more fun... he was entertaining and full ....more

Short Inca trail hike 2D 1N - We were so lucky to have Luis as our guide! He made the hiking so much more fun.

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he was entertaining and full of knowledge about the Inca and Peruvian history.

Did I mention he has great photography skills?!? My photos look sensational!! The check in process was easy, pick up on time, no dramas.

Alpaca seems to be a company with ethical values - the guides tell me they pay fair wages, hire women to be porters and are always giving something back to the community - that was one of the reasons we chose them.

The views are to die for, everyone is super helpful and the food was incredible.

Seriously.

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this was a camping trip, but the food for me (as a vegetarian!) was top quality (not just boring pasta and potato).

The camping itself was great - they have showers and PowerPoint to recharge your phone, camera etc - the only downsize was the toilet which was quite disgusting in the morning.

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I decided to use the one on Machu Picchu entrance (2 soles).

Other highlight for me was the fact that on day one you arrive at the Sun Gate by 4pm - the view from here (way less crowded!) was amazing.

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so you got to see Machu Picchu twice! The guided tour next day was super informative.

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the whole place has an energy and makes you wonder all the time how on earth the Incas have that knowledge.

The site is way bigger than I thought to be honest.

I cannot recommend Alpaca Expedition enough.

We will definitely come back to Peru and will definitely book some other trips with them again.

Thank you guys! less....


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Erica Guido

13-Dec-2019

Inca Trail - 2D, 1N with Hotel

Had a great time doing the short Inca trail with our guide Roro! Everything exceeded our expectations (food, accom)! With the short Inca trail you get two opportunities to see ....more

Had a great time doing the short Inca trail with our guide Roro! Everything exceeded our expectations (food, accom)! With the short Inca trail you get two opportunities to see Machu Picchu (one on each day) which was invaluable this time of year! Our guide Roro was great! Really informative and we enjoyed spending time walking the trail with him! less....


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Franco Sanz

22-Jan-2020

Short Inca trail: two days, one night

Alpaca Expeditions was super fast to respond with great communication, and extremely well organized. Felipe cuchuyrumi Felipao, tour guide, did a fantastic job from start to finish: very knowledgeable, fun, respectful ....more

Alpaca Expeditions was super fast to respond with great communication, and extremely well organized.

Felipe cuchuyrumi Felipao, tour guide, did a fantastic job from start to finish: very knowledgeable, fun, respectful to Peru culture and heritage.

Ronaldo, did everything possible to set up the tour (incl.

tickets to MP and train) for the next day which was almost impossible.

Overall, great job! Keep it up guys! less....


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Andriy Voytenko

30-Dec-2020

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Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

2 Days Starting in Km. 104 and ending in Aguas Calientes

Visiting:

Km 104 Station

,

Chachabamba

,

Winay Wayna

,

Machu Picchu

Tour operator:

Alpaca Expeditions

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal, All kind of diet

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

IT2D

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

5-70

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:

Recommended For:

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