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Machu Picchu

Private Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (2 Days/1 Night)

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USD 745.00
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2 travellers
What to Expect

Day 1: Cusco - Km 104- Machu Picchu

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Distance: 12 Kilometers/7.5 Miles

This trip begins early in the morning (4:00 am approx.). From Cusco it takes almost two hours driving to reach Ollantaytambo Train Station through the picturesque Sacred Valley; and then an hour and ten minutes by train (INCA RAIL COMPANY) to the trailhead at Km 104. The trail continues gently upward for approximately four hours until we reach the beautifully Inca complex denominated Wiñay Wayna, which is a perfect place to eat a nutritious and plentiful bag lunch. Sub-tropical flora and fauna surround us as we continue 2 hours more to the Sun Gate, from where we will get our first views of Machu Picchu. We walk down the mountain towards the bus stop, passing the majestic ruins for now, to take the bus direct to Aguas Calientes Town, where you are going to spend a relaxing night in a comfortable hostel.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Packed lunch
Accommodation included: Comfortable hostel in Aguas Calientes - for more information please contact us directly

Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Next morning after a healthy breakfast, we take the 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, where we will tour the amazing archeological site with its spectacular architecture and mysterious temples, which were left behind by the Incas. A professional, English-speaking guide will help us understand the sophisticated ideas and technology of this highly advanced culture while we explore around the immense ruins. Once the official tour is completed, we will have plenty of time to explore the Sanctuary on our own before returning by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, you will catch a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Your train return time will depend on how far in advance you are booking the service. Once in Ollantaytambo there will be a transfer guide waiting for you and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Travellers are picked up from their hotels/hostels/AirBnB in the city center. If the accomodation is far outside the centre, the meeting point will be in the center.
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7/20/2019 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:04:00 AM - 05:00 AM
2 days
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Permit to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Transport to and from train station
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Round-trip bus ticket: Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • Breakfast Day 1
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch Day 2
  • Huayna Picchu (US$ 70, depends on availability)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Popular mentions
My husband and I booked the group tour "Short Inca Trail", but since nobody joined us, it ended up being a private tour - what was perfect. We met Juan de Dios first for a briefing the evening before our trip. He gave us a detailed description of the upcoming tour and from there
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We hiked with Juan De Dios and had an incredible time! Andina travel had clear communication to plan our trip via email, and was flexible with us to pick us up from an alternate city. Juan was truly amazing! He knew details of every plant, animal, and archaeological ruin. He
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Response from AndinaTravelPeru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Private Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (2 Days/1 Night)
Responded 27 Aug. 2019
Dear Jared, thank you for your positive feedback. From answering your questions right at the beginning to sharing our knowledge during the trek we always try to offer you the best service. It's great to hear that you also were able to avoid the crowds on the Inca Trail. Juan definitely is an excellent guide and we're happy that you enjoyed your trip with him! We hope to hear from you in the future and don’t hesitate to contact us for planning your next trip in Peru. Kind regards, Sophie Neuner Customer Relations Manager Andina Travel Treks & Eco Adventures
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About the operator

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By: Andina Travel
107 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Juan is the best tour guide ever
My husband and I booked the group tour "Short Inca Trail", but since nobody joined us, it ended up being a private
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Los Angeles, California
Great trip
A great trip, highly recommend. Pros - Excellent multiple course meals breakfast, lunch, dinner - Excellent guide
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London, United Kingdom
Great 4 day Dragoman trek towards Macchu Picchu.
Jose, our guide was firm but fair and although the first day was tough going, the rest of the trek was fantastic.
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Wild Andes trek via dragoman
Absolutely fantastic experience! Quan our guide was amazing.... the team was fab, tents were all set up for
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Hamburg, Germany
Best experiance ever!
I ran the Wild Andes Trek with a group and was very worried at the beginning that as a beginner I had too much to
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Phoenix, Arizona
Exceeded all expectations!
Our group of 3 just finished a private 4-Day Classic Inca Trail Hike and we could not have been happier with the
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San Antonio, Texas
Awesome day hike to Lake Humantay
My husband and I had a wonderful time doing the day hike up to Lake Humantay on a private tour with the guide,
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Brandon W
Los Angeles, California
Horrible - AVOID!
First off, I booked this tour through this company because I though they were the same one that I used for another
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Outstanding trek off the beaten path. Highly recommended!
We had an excellent experience with Andina Travel on the 5-day 'Premium Inca Trail' trek in September. I did this
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The Juan and only!
Amazing 4 day hiking with picturesque scenery, made even more special by the spectacular knowledge of the guides.
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Most amazing experience!!
Ruben our guide was so knowledgeable and fun! Lorenzo our cook made the best meals, couldn’t believe how much food
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Best Tour!
My two sisters and I booked the two day Machu Picchu hike with Andina Travel in April and could not have asked for
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Joshua S
Baltimore, Maryland
A truly amazing experience
This tour was an extraordinarily beautiful and special time for our family. We started in Cusco, where we stayed
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David S
A great trek with wonderful, knowledgeable guides.
Nine of us in an extended familiy went on the four day inca trail trek. Over-all the organisation was good. The
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Amazing experience and fantastic guide!
We did private Premium Inca Trail 5D/4N with fantastic guide - Juan de Dios. We really had wonderful time. The
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