INCA TRAIL SHORT 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
Detail of Tour:
DEPARTURES: Consult Spaces
DURATION: 2 days and 1 nights.
FREQUENCY: The Whole Year.
TYPE: Cultural, Ecological and Adventure.
The Inca Empire, called Tawantinsuyu, went from the present Ecuador as far as the present Chile. Its capital was Cuzco, which means Center of the World (the Inca World). According to the Spanish in the 16th century, the Incas were the most organized society in the world. This empire had an enormous infrastructure but very well organized. Communications were organized as well, thanks to transport ways but also to messengers (chasquis) who covered the territory. They transmitted information or commands and transported merchandise. As an anecdote, we can mention for example that the Inca, in Cuzco (in the middle of the Andes) could eat fresh fish 3 hours after fishing it at the sea, while the Spanish needed 2 weeks by horse to go from the coast to the capital of the Empire, Cuzco. The "Descendant of the Sun" deserved it!
The existence of Machu Picchu is still subject to controversies. Was it a residence of the Inca or a shelter? Was it a fortress or even the famous "El Dorado"? The fact remains that the access from the Capital was also well organized; it is the famous Inca Trail.
DAY 01: CUSCO - WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES.Pick you up from your Hotel at 05:30 in the morning for the transfer toward the train station of San Pedro of Cusco for a trip of 3 hours toward the Km. 104. After the point of Control we will begin our walk toward the archaeological park of Chachabamba (2150 m.s.n.m.), after the visit we will undertake an upward rake of 8 kilometers, after 4 hours of walk we will arrive to the Archaeological Park of Wiñayhuayna (2700 m.s.n.m.) This is an impressive park made up of an agricultural Center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and one urban. In the low part we will view the magnify of the Valley, the Urubamba river and the Archaeological park of Choquesuysuy located at the other side of the river, we will also observe a cascade that rejuvenates located at some minutes of Wiñayhuayna, later we will ascend toward Intipunku, "The door of the Sun", this will took us an hour of walk throughout a rake of flat stones on the edge of the cliffs of the mountain. On this point we will be able to observe the Sacred City of Machu Picchu. For Intipunku we will descend toward Machu Picchu and when we stop to Walk or to go by bus toward the Town of Aguas Calientes. Accommodation in the selected Hotel.
DAY 02: MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO
Very Early we will pick up you, from the hotel to go to the buses and to ascend toward the Inca City of Machu Picchu. Then we will begin with our visit that lasted approximately 2 hours, of the guided tour, later you will have a free time to walk around the City or to climb up the mountain (Huaynapicchu) place where you will be able to see spectacular views of valleys and mountains that surround to the citadel of Machu Picchu or to visit the Temple of the Moon or the fabulous Inca Bridge.In the afternoon we will go down to the town of (Aguas Calientes) place, where you will be able to visit the thermal baths or to relax. Here we will give you the return ticket, arriving to the City of Cuzco is approximately at 22:30 o'clock.
The Program Included:
- Pick you up from the hotel in the morning by bus toward to the train station.
- Round Trip Tickets.
- Entrance tickets to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu.
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Bus Ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes. R/T
- Bilingual professional guide .English/ Spanish
- (1 breakfasts) (1 Box Lunch) (1 Dinners).
- Tickets of Train Return.
- Ball of Oxygenate.
- First-aid Kit.
- Lunch of the last day.
- Visits to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes (Located at 10 minutes of the Town, the cost of the entrance is of s/. 10.00).
- One night with a change of clothes for the trekking, poles, shorts, warm clothes.
- Jacket or for the rain.
- Ideal shoes for trekking.
- Camera and batteries.
- Caps to be protected of the sun or rain.
- Sun Block.
- Repellent of insects.
- Hygienic paper, cookies, chocolates and candies.
- Mineral water.
- Small Towel.
- Bath clothes.
- Original passport, Identification card of Student (isic).
- Optional: Canes to walk covered with rubber.
- First aid/Kit
The pool service includes the accommodation of one night in a hotel in (Aguas Calientes). If you want to choose a hostel or Hotel of more category, it is possible paying the additional cost.