The adventure trip continues towards the Rainbow Mountain to enjoy the magnificent work of nature to color the mountains with different minerals existing in the area and also the highests snow-topped Mountain in cusco named Ausangate (6,370mt, 20,898ft). The next day, the short Inca trail starts out from the Inca site of Chachabamba located on the left shore of the Urubamba river, and slopes up to the Inca site of Wiñaywayna overlooking the Urubamba valley. The trail continues zig zagging the mountain side to the Sun gate which overlooks Machu Picchu. The following day takes the time to explore the enigmatic Inca town, declared a Peruvian history sanctuary and Unesco world heritage. The enigmatic facts and little proved evidence make this site a must to visit and explore as you picture the site back in the 15th century. Reaching the site by foot following the Inca trail adds a special perspective to this mystical experience. This program was designed for people with limited time but enjoying as much the Inca culture visiting Inca sites and hiking an original Inca Trail. After reaching Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail.
Rainbow Mountain: Min 2 and Max. 10 travellers.
Short Inca Trail: Min 2 and Max. 6 trekkers
Sustainable Tourism: Inca Trail Machu is very keen and happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities
COVID Protocols: Before/ After the 2 Day Inca Trail, our professional guide will provide safety equipment.
Physical Activity: 3-Moderate to Difficult - Some points are high
Service Level: All Inclusive & Quality service
Age Requirement: 4+. Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Inca Trail Operator: Inca Trail Machu since 2007
Inca Trail Permits: It is included the Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu Tickets. If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, please request in advance (Not included). Also Rainbow Mountain ticket included.
Inca Trail Machu Staff: Professional Tour Guide during the hike, and an Inca Trail Machu representative who visits you at your hotel to briefs you about the trail.
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night) in Machu Picchu.
Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x box lunch and snack bag in the Inca Trail.
Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, 1x train (standard class) and 1x tourist transportation for the Rainbow Mountain.
4:30 Pick up from the hotel for the drive to Quesiuno town
07:00 After breakfast, start out the hike to the Rainbow Mountain
10:00 Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour
11:00 Return to Quesiuno town
15:00 Return to Cusco by bus
17:30 Arrival in Cusco
06:30 Transfer from the hotel to Ollantaytambo train station
07:20 Train to the head trail of the Inca Trail - Km 104
08:20 Hiking to Wiñayhuayna
13:00 Box Lunch
14:00 Hiking from Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu
16:00 Arrival to sungate and view of the Machu Picchu site
16:10 Walking down to Aguas Calientes town
19:00 Dinner and overnight in a Hotel
04:00 Wake up and climb to Machu Picchu.
06:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu
09:00 Free time to explore Machu Picchu or climb up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (optional)
18:35 Return to Ollantaytambo by train
20:30 Arrival in Ollantaytambo and transfer by bus to Cusco
22:00 Dropped-off in your hotel
You will be picked up in your hotel, and driven to Cusipata, located southeast Cusco. After breakfast, you will rejoin the bus journey to headtrail. You will start out the hike at the foot of snow-topped Mt Ausangate, the highest mountain in the Cusco region. As you gradually ascend, you will see two different breeds of south american camelids, Alpacas and Llamas roaming and grazing freely on the high plains and steep slopes. Upon arrival at the top of the Vinicunca rainbow mountain, you will rest as you admire the minerals’ colours on top of the mountains and the breathtaking view of the Ausangate snow-topped mountain and the faraway high mountains. Afterwards you will backtrack to the bus and drive back to Cusipata for lunch. On the way back to Cusco, you will see three bridges built in three different times, Inca, colonial, and republican. Finally, you will be back in Cusco late afternoon.
You will be picked up in your hotel, and transferred to the train station. The train ride will take you through breathtaking ecosystems to Km104. From headtrail, you will head off to Chachabamba Inca site, an Inca site located on the shores of Urubamba river, believed to be one of the main entrance ways to Machu Picchu. After exploring the site, the trail gradually rises to Wiñaywayna inca site (2,650mt)(8,690ft) offering great views of the Urubamba river and surrounding scenery. Upon arrival at the site, you will take the time to explore the most well preserved inca site on the Inca trail, and this is actually why its name means forever young. The site comprised three different areas, the Urban area, located in the lower part with more than 20 buildings, the religious area located in the uppermost part, and lower and upper agricultural terraces. After touring the site, you will enjoy lunch, and continue to Inti Punku (sun gate) to enjoy the Machu Picchu site. Afterwards, you will head down to Machu Picchu itself for around thirty minutes and take close up photos of Machu Picchu Inca town. Finally, you will bus down to Machu Picchu town to have dinner and stay overnight in a hotel.
After a consistent breakfast, you will be picked up in your hotel and then walk up or bus up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu, you will queue up to enter the site by showing the entrance ticket and passport. Once inside, you will start exploring the religious Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu conducted by your guide. After the guided your, you will continue wandering about the site by yourself and finally take the bus down to Machu Picchu town to rest sitting at lunch. In the afternoon you will return by train to Ollantaytambo. There transfer to Cusco.
Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25L will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside citadel gates.
Is important to list extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips in your Inca Trail packing list.