An adventure hike of about 6 hours, the best leg of the Classic Inca Trail, for people who still want to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu without camping. A great experience hiking the Short Inca Trail, while taking in the beauty of the surrounding nature admiring the ruins of Wiñay Wayna and continuing to Sun Gate (Inti Punku) for the first brilliant views of the heavenly Machu Picchu. The following day relish in a wonderful tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.
Transfer from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo station for the train to Km104 Chachabamba (2150m/7,053ft). Disembark with your guide and walk to the check point to present your passports and permit. Then the excitement begins ascending at your pace observing the lovely Vilcanota River and cloud forest. We pass a pristine waterfall in route to the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2650m/8,694ft). This site is set on a steep hillside overlooking the Vilcanota River, consisting of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase and fountain structures. Here we will enjoy a box lunch in nature. After lunch we continue for about 1 to 2 hours through cloud forest hiking upwards to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the sacred entrance to Machu Picchu. Soak up the experience and take some pictures of the citadel below before hiking for about 50 minutes there and exiting to take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
Box lunch included
This morning at the agreed time with your guide set off to the nearby bus station and wait on line for your turn to board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu, 25-minute ride. Inhale and exhale as you finally reach the breath taking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At last you say. Enjoy a fantastic historical fun walking tour with your guide of this impressive citadel. Visit the guard house, main temples, royal tomb, sacred plaza and more. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch on your own before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Return to your hotel in Cusco.