Altitude: 2050 – 2650 m. / 6726 – 9350 f.
High season: March – January
Duration: 2 days – 1 night
Route: Closed the whole month of February
You can check if there is still space on the date you want. Ask our online operator located on the left side and you will know directly if there is availability.
How to do now if there is availability for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Well, this is very easy. just select the month you want to travel and you can see how many spaces are still available. The Inca Trail is regulated that 500 people per day can enter including guides and porters then really only half of the 500 is for tourists.
There is a limit of permits available each day for the Inca Trail 2 days. It is highly recommended to book 120 days in advance (especially in high season). If you wish to book you will have to deposit in advance in order to reserve your space. Otherwise, we will not be able to buy your walking permit. Once we have purchased your permit for the Inca Trail it is not possible to change the date of your departure or your passport number, so make sure these details are correct. At this time it is not allowed to climb the Wayna Picchu mountain for people who are on the Inca Trail. Please note that hiking to Lares and Salkantay with Machu Picchu is always possible since no permits are required.
Day 1: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Wiñaywayna-Aquas Calientes) 10 km
We will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning. Depending on the train schedule, to transfer it to Poroy station or Ollantaytambo station. The train will stop at km 104, after 1 h ½ hour of travel approx. from this point the walk begins at an altitude of 2100m.s.m. crossing the Willkamayu river by a bridge after crossing will be visiting the famous Inca site Chachabamba. After the introduction of the Inca history, he will start walking about 8 hours. After 3 hours of walking, you will arrive at the Wiñaywayna archaeological site (2650 m). Winaywayna is also known as the second most impressive archaeological site after Machu Picchu. This fantastic place is a perfect example of iInca terraced agriculture and this was probably an experimental laboratory for agricultural purposes in Inca times.
The name Wiñaywayna means “forever young.” After walking around this beautiful place we will continue our walk crossing the tropical jungle, through a narrow path, until we reach Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol). At this point you will have a great view of Machu Picchu. After a break we will continue by bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. Tonight you will have the opportunity to visit and relax in the thermal baths.
Total distance 10 km.
Day 2: Visit Machu Picchu
You will take one of the first buses at 5.30 in the morning to Machu Picchu. This trip will take about 25 minutes. After arriving at Machu Picchu you will begin your guided tour of 2 hours around this beautiful place. When the guided tour ends, there will be plenty of free time to explore and take pictures for yourself. When you are ready you can board the bus or you can walk to Aguas Calientes (1 hour). In Aguas Calientes you can have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where we will continue by bus to Cusco.
* Transfer from your hotel.
* 1 train ticket Poroy or Ollantaytambo to km 104.
* 1 train ticket Machu Picchu (Aqua Calientes) – Poroy or Ollantaytambo.
* Entrance to the Machu Picchu archaeological complex.
* All applicable taxes.
* Guided bilingual tour.
* All meals indicated in the itinerary. 1 lunch box, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast.
* Medical assistance.
* 3 bus ticket to Machu Picchu (01 up and 2 down).
* 1 night accommodation (optimize available category, 3 or 4 * hotel in Aquas Calientes).
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* Keep in mind that the food at Machu Picchu is really expensive. You may want to bring snacks.
* Extra night in Aguas Calientes is an option. Tell us a few days in advance to be able to buy your train return ticket 1 day later.
* Personal Insurance
* Hotel of higher category in Aquas Calientes. But you can request it and we will tell you the difference to pay.
* Carrier. There is the possibility of hiring a personal porter for the walk. He can officially carry up to 12 kilograms of his personal items + 5kg of his own personal items. If you are interested in hiring a personal porter you will have to indicate it at the time of making the reservation given that the porter also needs authorization for the Inca Trail.
What do we need when you make a reservation?