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Cusco travel and Treks Company offer you an unforgettable trip along the magic Inca trail in two days. This trek is an excellent option for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of arriving to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail, but you have less time or physical ability to do a more extended trek. On our first day we take a lovely hike to the archaeological complex of Wiñay Wayna, and then follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After that, we will spend the night in Aguas Calientes town and we will have the entire second day to explore a wonder of the world - Machu Picchu.
This tour is designed for people that are traveling alone, big groups or small groups; the tour is for people of all ages.

we will pick you up at your hotel or hostel at 03:00am, then we will drive for around 3 hours to the train station to board the train and We will arrive to km 104 where we will start our amazing hike in the Inca trail for 2 days and 1 night. Then we will cross the suspension bridge to get to Chachabamba archeological site and after brief visit, we will begin a three hours walking up until the archeological site which is Wiñaywayna (always young), this site is well known as the spiritual place of the hike. After that we will keep walking until Intipunku (sun gate). From there we will see the beautiful view of Machu Picchu. In addition, half an hour walking down we will get to the most important place of the trek which is Machu Picchu, then we are going to take the bus to get to Aguas Calientes village, to spend the night in the hotel.

After breakfast, we will take the first bus that leaves at 5:30hrs to Machu Picchu, and we will be there before than the other groups and where we will be able to see the beautiful sunrise. Then we will have a tour for two half hours with our tour professional Guide and we will be visiting the most important places of Machu Picchu. After We finish with our guided tour you will have free time to explore by yourself. Once more, we have to go back to Aguas Calientes town to take the afternoon train to come back to Cusco.
Finally at 18:20hrs. We will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (train station) from Aguas Calientes and then we will continue by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. We will be arriving to Cusco around at 22:30hrs.

What is Included?
  • Meals: box lunch and Dinner
  • Professional tour guide (English - Spanish).
  • First aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen.
  • Accommodation in aguas calientes.
  • Train expedition to kilometer 104.
  • Train expedition back to ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes Town.
  • Private bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Inca trail and Machu Picchu ticket.

What is Not Included?
  • First breakfast (hotel usually offer breakfast).
  • Last lunch (after visiting Machu Picchu you will have free time to enjoy the ruins and you could choose eating lunch in Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes. The arrival to Cusco is at about 8:30 in the evening).
  • Visiting to the thermal waters in Aguas Calientes (the entrance is $3.5, towel and bathing suit can be rented there).

  • Original Passport.
  • Daypack (to carry your personal necessities during day trekking)
  • Hat, cap or bandana (brimmed hat provides more protection from the sun and rain.
  • Cotton shirts.
  • Convertible or zip off pants.
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Wolking sticks.
  • Sandals (optional for town use).
  • Rain poncho.
  • Sunglasses.
  • wáter bottle or canteen (1.5Ltrs for first day).
  • Bug repellent.
  • Sun block.
  • Personal medical kit
  • Cash (for lunch after Machu Picchu visit, tips, snaks, drinks…).
  • Cámara/batteries (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Bathing suit (optional)

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days (2) in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored. With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor. Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the COCA PLANT contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep. Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as are acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine 2 days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude. You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away – all Cusco Travel Treks guides are trained in how to help you get through it.

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop raining from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant. Also prepare for 4 seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm winter weight jacket.

Every Cusco Travel Treks guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every February - every single Cusco Travel Treks guides attend. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler's diarrhea, cuts/ scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better. In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure ou the safest and quickest way off the course and to a clinic. You will never be left alone, you will have a member of the team escort you every step of the way until safely with a doctor. When you are feeling up to it, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Machu Picchu and re-connect with your group, traveling by train comfortably.

Because there are so many logistics to plan and pay for before your trek occurs, payment for your trek is due even if you are unable to complete the hike. Please read our BOOKING CONDITIONS carefully so you know what is due. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money.Cusco Travel Treks will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

Cusco Travel Treks uses biodegradable soap and transports all our garbage back to Cusco. Our porters are trained to look after the trail and pickup any waste from other groups as well. We also use environmentally-friendly chemical portable toilets that allow us to pack waste out. We believe in leaving no footprint behind.