In this 2 day Inca Trail with camping, you will have unforgettable moments and a lot of fun with friends or family. It's not like the Classic Inca Trail; instead, it's a Machu Picchu 2 day hike with 1 night of camping at Puente Ruinas. The adventure starts from the beginning as our first checkpoint is Aguas Calientes.
During the Short Inca Trail with Camping, you will encounter many animals and plants before arriving at Chachabamba. We will make a stop there to visit the magnificent archaeological site.
Finally, when you reach Machu Picchu, you will be seeing one of the most amazing places in the world. In this magical place, some buildings were finished with "La piedra lisa", while others were finished with small irregular stones that fit together perfectly.
Many tourists come not only to see Machu Picchu but also to add adventure to their trips by hiking the Inca Trail. The permits for this 2-day hike are very important and difficult to obtain, as tickets fill up quickly, especially during the high season (June-August).
It's wonderful to visit all these archaeological sites with monuments, beautiful landscapes, a variety of animals and vegetation, and diverse weather that this famous excursion has to offer.
Sustainable Tourism: Inca Trail Machu is very keen and happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities. We created a job opportunity for our local people with the reforestation of native plants in the community of Cusco and you can help us to sponsor this retrieval.
Physical Activity: 2-Moderate to Difficult - Some points are high
Style Type: Trekking/Hiking, Natural, Cultural, Adventurous
Service Level: All Inclusive & Quality service
Age Requirement: 4+ Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu since 2007.
Inca Trail Permits: The Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets are included in the package. It is very important to obtain the permits in advance. The process is the same for the 4 day Inca Trail and they are generally available with little notice.
Staff: We provide a professional tour guide and an Inca Trail Machu representative who will visit you at your hotel to brief you about the trail
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner, and 1x Snack bag.
Accommodation: Camping in Aguas Calientes for 1 night.
Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, 1x train round trip (standard class).
Departure Point: We'll meet up on your accommodation
Departure Time: 05.00 am
Briefing Point: Our professional guide will be visiting your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Among 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department
Short Inca Trail with Camping
If you prefer to stay in a hotel, we can recommend the best alternative trail: the Short Inca Trail with Hotel option. Check availability and book this trail online.
Before the 2 day inca Trail hike, we will take you from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo train station, arriving in 2hrs to the place…then on the train we will go to Km 104 where our adventure begins. Continue to Chachabamba in 3hrs, it´s a picturesque archaeological site…there will have a rest while we have lunch, your cook will prepare the food (Optional Vegetarian). continuing thetrek we will move to Wiñay Wayna that´s a beautiful place, but before arriving will stay a while in the local waterfall for take your unforgettable pictures. At the end, arriving to the lost city will have a pass to “Puente Ruinas” where the fun will be amazing and relaxing a comfortable tent, inflatable mattress, sleeping bag, air pillow will be our campsite, here we can prepare to the important day…the arrival to Machu Picchu.
Estimated trekking time: 5 hours
Trekking distance: 12 Km
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
We have to go to Machu Picchu... finished our breakfast we headed to the lost city to enter and take our respective tour. We get to know the city while we filled with knowledge about its history. After the tour, you have 45 minutes to visit Wayna Picchu and the free time that have left we can buy craft or continue exploring the mysterious site before direct us to Cusco city. Upon returning to Ollantaytambo, a car awaits us, this one will give us back to Cusco city. Certainly a very tired and hectic Inca Trail trek, but also fun and surprising.
Meal budget: Please allow USD 10 for meals not included on the last day Aguas Calientes town.
Solo Traveller: If you like a single room for this trek, please choose the "Solo Traveller" option during your booking.
Local flights: No local flight is included in the trek´s price!
Inca Trail Machu Tour operator will provide the double tent. Our tents are of the brand EUREKA MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort. In case of a single traveller, we provide with a 2 person capacity tent. After each Inca Trail trek, we carefully check our tents and fix them if necessary Inca Trail Machu will provide the clean Sleeping bag, Inflatable pillow and blanket. Our porters will leave inside your tent. Once arrived to the camping, you will find inside your all camping equipment.
All the high-season / low-season trade-offs are here. Winter (June through August) means drier weather and easier traveling, but it´s prime vacation time for those in the northern hemisphere. Prices and visitor numbers drop dramaticalle during the summer rainy season (October through April). For near-ideal weather and manageable crowds, consider a spring or fall trip.
In January and february the weather could most likely wreak havoc with your travel plans. But it´s also the time when you can enjoy Machu Picchu without the crowds. Mudslides are an occasional problem when visiting during the October-April rainy season. It´s rate, but visitors have been stranded at Machu Picchu or between Aguas Calientes and Cusco if the slides block the way., but usually only very briefly.
Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu. Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refill every morning of the Machu Picchu 2 day hike.
The Inca Trail trek 2 day involves a walk of 16 km to Machu Picchu, passing through spectacular landscapes of mountains and cloud forest. You’ll also visit Inca archaeological sites along the route, such as Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and the amazing Winaywayna Complex. Then, of course, you’ll have a full-day tour of Machu Picchu, with plenty of time to explore the site on your own, to take photographs and contemplate this magical place.
This Machu Picchu 2 day hike is preferred by many travelers, because it complements their trek, strengthening the contact with nature and allowing them enjoy a real adventure during their trip.
2 day Inca Trail with camping: Spend a night in the camping with a tent, inflatable sleeping bag. Our cooker will prepare all the food (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast) and the porters will carry your personal belongings and camping equipment. You need to walk only with your water, jacket, sunblock and daypack.
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Machu Picchu 2 day hike: Spend a night in the hotel; you will have a private room with bath. Lunch will be served around Wiñay Wayna ruins (Box lunch) and dinner will be in the best restaurant in the town of Aguas Calientes. Breakfast will be enjoyed at your hotel the next morning. You need to carry your clothes along the trail. The second day you can leave your personal belongings in your hotel and you can walk up to Machu Picchu with your water.
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