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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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US$ 577.00
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    What to Expect

    With a compacted 2 days of excitement ahead, we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00am and drive you to the train station. After an hour and ten minute scenic train ride to 104 kms point (elevation 2,100m/6,927ft) we arrive at the place where we begin our trek. At this point we begin a moderate climb for three hours to the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñayhuana, (2,650m/8747 ft).  Enjoy the spectacular plunging views of the Urubamba Canyon, and the ethnic wonders of the ancient Inca sites, as you embrace them with an open mind and heart your connection with the ancient Inca Trail will begin.  After your being at one with this beautiful sight, we will continue onward towards the Sun Gate. (2,730mts/9,007ft) Following the ancient remote footpath we get our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu Citadel in all its brilliance and majesty. As we move closer to the citadel of Machu Picchu you will feel her mystical presence.  Then we will take our bus to Aguas Calientes,where we will spend the night in our hotel.
    • Meals: Box Lunch & Dinner.
    • Accommodation: Wiracocha Inn Hotel or Andean Terra Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate.


    Today you will get to enjoy exploring Machu Picchu and experience her magical presence by taking the first bus at 5:30AM to the Machu Picchu archeological site.  If you hurry you will get to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Take your time, making sure you tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. It is an unforgettable experience.

    Your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, wander around the town squares of the world’s spiritual center of esoteric wisdom as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Or stay still and drink in the pure majesty of her presence, and enjoy the pure delight of the moment.

    You will descend to Aguas Calientes when you are ready to eat lunch and later on board the Expedition train at 4:22pm for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo Train Station and you will be driven back to your hotel in Cusco from Ollantaytambo in our private van arriving at around 8pm.
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Difficulty: Easy.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At your hotel in Cusco (booked by the clients)
    Departure Time
    4:00 am
    2 days
    Return Details
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • is the stunning cultural show of
    • exotic side by side mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The trail goes through the
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    • through cloud pitted forest and finally into subtropical vegetation.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The tour was amazing! Everything very well arranged, lunch boxes etc. And our guide Davit was the best, very knowledgeable and enthousiastic guy! Thanks again Davit. Cheers Marc and Annelies

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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Ray was an awesome guide for our short inca trail experience! He was attemptive, funny, and of course with lots of knowledge on the inca culture and history. For sure the best guide we could ask for! Do not miss the opportunity to live such...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Andrea J
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If you don't have 4 days to trek to see Machu Picchu this 2 day tour is perfect as you spend one day hike up from km104 into Machu Picchu and the next day touring Machu Picchu. Sam Peru Travel is an excellent company to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank abarro
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The 2 day / 1 night trek is perfect for anyone that doesn’t have the time or energy to do the full inca trail but still wants a bit of a challenge and a taste of the experience. Seeing Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank samrowe123
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My friend and I just did the 1 day Inca Trail with SAM Travel and had such a great experience!! Prior to the trek, I had a lot of questions and the SAM team--especially Heather--were super helpful and quick to respond to all of my...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SStan219
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    • Duration: 2 days
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    • Languages Offered: English
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