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Inca Trail 2 Days

The Inca Trail is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and therefore an unforgettable experience not to be missed.

The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for the pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.


Inca Trail 2 Days Itinerary:

Altitude: 2050 - 2650 m. / 6726 - 9350 f.
High Season: March - January
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Level of Difficulty: Normal (Easy)
Route: Closed in February


1st Day: Cusco - Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes
Our journey starts early in the morning. After our arrival at km 104 by train, the Royal Inca Trail begins with a hike to Chachabamba (Porters2270m/7448f), where our guide will inform us about the previous function of this archeological site. Thereafter, we will reach Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8694f), the most important archeological site besides Machu Picchu. After that, our trail continues towards the Sun Gate “Inti Punku”, a nice viewpoint from which we can enjoy the nightfall on Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f). Since we have to continue our walk to our hotel in Aguas Calientes, we will only spend little time in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on the first day.

Hiking time: 06 hours
Total distance: 1
2 km.

Level of difficulty: moderate


2nd Day: Aguas Calientes - Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Cusco
We will leave our hotel tMachu Picchuowards Machu Picchu after breakfast at about 5:30 am by bus. We are leaving that early because at this time the setting is less crowded and the morning is a good time to enjoy the calmness and the ancient spirit of the best-known archaeological site on the continent. After our arrival at the citadel around 6:00 am, our guide will give us detailed information about Machu Picchu and the history and culture of the Inca. Thereafter, you will have enough free time to enjoy and explore the site on your own (f.ex. go to the Inka Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Waynapicchu for an amazing panorama picture). A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes. Here you have the possibility to join the town’s hot springs (S/ 10.00 Nuevos soles). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon.

Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 02 hours
Total distance: 4 km.

Level of difficulty: normal

Inca Trail 2 Days (Group Departure)

Included:

  • Transport
  • Transfer between hotel and train station in Cusco
  • Tourist train to km 104
  • Tourist train from the village of Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Tourist bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (2 ways)
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals during the excursion (1 breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner/optional vegetarian).
  • Hotel with private room in the village of Aguas Calientes
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.


Not included:

  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town (it costs $ 4.00)

 

Inca Trail 2 Days (Private Departure)

Included:

  • Transport
  • Transfer between hotel and train station in Cusco
  • Tourist train to km 104
  • Tourist train from the village of Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Tourist bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (2 ways)
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals during the excursion (1 breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner/optional vegetarian).
  • Hotel with private room in the village of Aguas Calientes
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.


Not included:

  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town (it costs $ 4.00)

 

What do I need to bring?

  • Small backpack with rain shelter (30 or 40 litters is well enough).
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student) and extra money in soles.

Notes:

(1) Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 65.00  and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law  began since the 18th of July, 2011).

(2) Extra porter: According to the law (26702) and supervised by the Ministry of Employment, the collaboration of an extra porter is given under the conditions the customer requires. However, the customer’ luggage musn’t exceed 12 kg, since the porter is only allowed to carry 15 kg. The Service costs $ 100.00 and includes transport, entrance fee to the Inca Trail, food and camping equipment.


(3) Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

(4) Stay: we work together with Machu Picchu hotel, Continental hotel or something similar

 

Conditions & Terms:

1) We require an immediate deposit of US $ 150 for all bookings

2) For all tours and treks the balance can be paid up to 48 hours prior to the start of the program. In case of paying the balance in the office of XTreme Tourbulencia we only accept cash payment. Failure to pay the trek balance will result in tour cancellation.

3) If a participant decides to cancel during the breefing 2 days prior to departure, he or she has to pay the full amount of the trek. XTreme Tourbulencia however, will cover the expenses (hotel and train ticket) made by that participant to visit Machu Picchu. This offer of ours must be confirmed at the breefing itself.

4) The Client may cancel the Package booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by' This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All reservations cancelled less than 15 days prior to the departure date of the tour are subject to a cancellation fee:

Period before departure written notification is received

Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price

15-10 days

50%

9-7 days

80%

6 days or less

100%

 

 

 

 

5) The Inca Trail is non-transferable, non-reimbursable and the participant cannot change the date of departure

6) If during the length of the program the traveler abandons the excursion as a decision made by him- or herself, no reimbursement will be made and no claim will be accepted. XTreme Tourbulencia does not cover the expenses made by the traveler for a hotel and the transport back to Cusco or to Aguas Calientes, as well as a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Also, the traveler will be accompanied by a co-worker of XTreme Tourbulencia back to the train station.

7) Certain Services might be interrupted or even cancelled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances. These are out of the control of hotels, Service suppliers, XTreme Tourbulencia or its partners and therefore, no refund will be given.

8) For the student discount of 5% we require a copy of a valid ISIC student card. In the event that we don't receive the scanned copy of the card along with your reservation form, we will process your reservation with adult price.

9) If XTreme Tourbulencia doesn't confirm the reservation, the deposit will be refunded

10) In case of force majeur, when a trek cannot start or completed, XTreme Tourbulencia will find an alternative to go to Machu Picchu. If this alternative is of lower value than the originally booked excursion, XTreme Tourbulencia will refund the difference.

11) It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. XTreme Tourbulencia cannot be considered responsible for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her acts

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