Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins in the town of Chachabamba, and goes up to the cloud forest through a road built 500 years ago, passing waterfalls, archaeological sites and with a variety of flora and specific fauna. The professionalism, dedication and experience of our guides and support staff will make this journey an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Cusco – Chachabamba – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Start: Chachabamba 2100 m Destination: Machu Picchu 2400m
Distance to hike:11 km. Time of walk: 6 to 7 hours.
Early in the morning, we will be transferred from the hotel to the station of Ollantaytambo, where we’ll take the train that will leave us 104 km later: Inca Trail begins on the bridge over the Urubamba River, followed by a gentle climb to the cloud forest, surounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna and archaeological remains of Inca buildings. About three hours later, we reach the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna. Here we get our lunch served. We continue our journey until we reach Intipunku, the Sun Gate in the evening. From here we will have an outstanding view of Machu Picchu. We will descend to Aguas Calientes to spend the night there.
Meals Included: Lunchbox
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
After a good night sleep, we will take the bus uphill to the mountain which bears the same Name, Machu Picchu. The tour will be guided for 2:30 hours. We will visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. You will have some free time to discover the secrets of that mysterious place on your own.
In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel in Cusco.
Machu Picchu was recently honored to become part of the New 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the top World Heritage cities on UNESCO’s prestigious list.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Optional: The travelers who wish to visit Huayna Picchu are supposed to inform us during the reservation, so that we can save an entrance ticket. Due to new regulation, the entrance is limited to 400 people a day. Opening hours are from 07:00 am to 11:00 am.
Staff: Professional guide in English and Spanish, one additional guide if the group has more than 9 participants
Entrances: Inca trail and Machu Picchu
Equipment: Oxygen in bottle and first aid kit.