2 Days / 1 Night

INKA TRAIL

Important information

DURATION

2 Days / 1 Nights

ACTIVITIES

Hiking, Adventure

MAX HEIGHT

2,730 m.a.s.l.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodging

LEVEL: MODERATE

TREK MAP

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Description

Firstly, to make a reservation, email us reservassakura@hotmail.com to check availability.

 The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all the regulations of the Inca Trail; Today, due to the large number of travellers that the Inca Trail tour is added to the visit each year and its conservation has been restricted and has limited places, only 500 spaces per day are enabled.

To obtain a quota you should consider making your reservation from 6 months to 8 months in advance, for both routes the Inca Trail 4 days and the Inca Trail 2 days.

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all the Inca Trail regulations, including permits and camps. To enter the Inca Trail, you must have a special permit and at the time of booking you must match your NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY and AGE issued by the Ministry of Culture. Only tour operators licensed by the Inca Trail can insure them, and are not transferable by date or name in any case. If you cannot start your trek through the Inca Trail on the start date, you cannot transfer to another person. If you need to change your initial date, you must ensure that there are still permits for the new date and buy a new permit. These are all the rules of the government of Peru that we must follow.

If the permits are exhausted by the desired start date, there are many other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect walk for you.

Day 1: Inca trail – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu (Walking distance: 15km /8 miles)

Day 2: Machu Picchu (Returning to Cusco approximately 8:30 pm)

** IMPORTANT NOTE **

FIRST To make a reservation, send us an email reservassakura@hotmail.com to check availability, it is very important to check spaces for the date.

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all the regulations of the Inca Trail; Today, due to the large number of travelers that the Inca Trail tour is added to the visit every year and its conservation has been restricted and has limited places, only 500 spaces per day are enabled.

To obtain a quota, you should consider making your reservations from 6 months to 8 months before, consider for both routes Inca Trail 4 days and Inca Trail 2 days

If the permits are exhausted by the desired start date, there are many other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect walk for you.

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INCA TRAIL 4D/3N

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$ 450
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  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Firstly, to make a reservation, email us reservassakura@hotmail.com to check availability.

 The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all the regulations of the Inca Trail; Today, due to the large number of travellers that the Inca Trail tour is added to the visit each year and its conservation has been restricted and has limited places, only 500 spaces per day are enabled.

To obtain a quota you should consider making your reservations from 6 months to 8 months before, consider for both routes Inca Trail 4 days and Inca Trail 2 days.

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all the Inca Trail regulations, including permits and camps. To enter the Inca Trail, you must have a special permit and at the time of booking you must match your NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY and AGE issued by the Ministry of Culture. Only tour operators licensed by the Inca Trail can insure them, and are not transferable by date or name in any case. If you cannot start your trek through the Inca Trail on the start date, you cannot transfer to another person. If you need to change your start date, you must ensure that there are still permits for the new date and buy a new permit. These are all the rules of the Peruvian government that we must follow.

If the permits are exhausted by the desired start date, there are many other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect walk for you.

Day 1: Inca trail – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu (Walking distance: 15km /8 miles)

Day 2: Machu Picchu (Returning to Cusco approximately 8:30 pm)

  • INKA TRAIL 2D / 1N IMPROVED

General description

  • Type of trip: hiking, adventure, history, culture.
  • Difficulty: level 2 and 3 Moderate short Inca trail
  • Altitude of debut: 2100m / 6900ft.
  • Highest altitude: 2730 m / 8,792 feet.
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.3 miles.
  • Acclimatization: 1 – 2 Days in Cusco
  • Total distance: 11 km / 6.14 miles

Description in time slots:

Day 01: Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes

  • 04h00: Pick up from hotel
  • 04h15:  Departure by bus from Cusco – Train station (Ollantaytambo)
  • 06: 06/10: 40 hours. Travel by train to Km 104
  • 08: 00/08: 50 hours. Km 104 walk – Wiñayhuayna
  • 11h 45: Rest and Lunch
  • 15h00: Walk to Machu Picchu
  • 15 h 45: Descend by bus to Aguas Calientes 25 min.
  • 18h00: Dinner and overnight stay

Day 02: Visit to the wonder of the world “Machu Picchu”

  • 06:00 hrs: Breakfast
  • 07:00 hrs: Ascend by bus to Machu Picchu 25 minutes approx.
  • 08:00 hrs: Visit Machu Picchu 2 hrs. approx.
  • 10:00 hrs: Visit Waynapicchu Mountain
  • 1:00 p.m: Return to Aguas Calientes
  • 14: 55/16: 22 hrs: Return by train to Ollantaytambo
  • 18:05 hrs: Transfer by bus, Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • 20:30 hrs: Arrive at Cusco
  • Day 1: Cusco - Km. 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Aguas Calientes:

Very early the company staff will come to pick you up at your hotel at 04:00 in the morning, to take our transport where you will travel for a time of 2 hours, passing the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” on the way to Ollantaytambo train station, Here we will board our designated train for 1 hour and 20 minutes approximately the tour of the Vilcanota river “Sacred River of the Incas” begins our journey through beautiful snow-capped mountains, lively nature full of typical trees the to the crest of the jungle, with many flowers along the road, reaching up to reach Km 104 “Chachabamba” located (2000 meters above sea level) control point of entry to the Inca road “INRENA”.

 Together with our professional guide we will present our access permit to one of the most famous short trails, bound for the Macchu Picchu Citadel. 

Our walk begins with a previous explanation of our guide in the archaeological zone of “Chachabamba” from here begins a trip submerged in the jungle’s crest, on our way we will observe several species of orchids one of them better known as Wiñayhuayna “Eternally young” name of an archaeological zone of the same name that is located on a steep slope of the Urubamba river valley, 7 km walk from Machu Picchu, is an Inca archaeological site in the middle of the road to the sun gate, for some it was the ancient House of the ancient priests of Machu Picchu, continuing with the tour we will arrive at Inti Punku (4km) where we will have the first view of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and then begin the descent to Machu Picchu citadel, we will have the opportunity to take spectacular photos as well a beautiful sunset. 

We will take the bus with a 20-minute trip to the town of Machu Picchu better known as “Aguas Calientes” where we will spend the night in a 3 *** hotel. This day we have a delicious dinner and an explanation with our guide for the visit to Machu Picchu.

  • Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco:

At 5:30 am:  We will board the bus towards the citadel of Machu Picchu

At 7:00 am: Sunrise exploring the Incan city of Machu Picchu, your guide explains the entire history of this incredible and mysterious Incan city that will take you through the main places of the Wonder of the World. 

At 9:00 am: Free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own taking the time to take photos, meditate or take a break.

 

At the end of your visit you will take a return bus to the Town of Machu Picchu, here you will have free time, according to your train schedule you will board your train to return to the Town of Ollantaytambo where a company staff member will be waiting for you to bring you to Cusco.

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Information prior to departure: One day before you will have a meeting with your Guide, to receive all the information you can in a group in our office or staff at your hotel. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the afternoon before you start your trip.

Transportation: The pick-up will be by private vehicle from your hotel to take you to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (where you will take the train to Km 104)

The train ticket: from Ollantaytambo to Km 104)

Experienced guide: Professional guide with authorization to the Inca Trail. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route. He or she will keep you safe, healthy and comfortable on your walk so you can enjoy your time without worries. 

Entrance to Machu Picchu.

Entrance to the Inca Trail.

Accommodation: 3 *** hotel

Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and snacks (vegetarian, vegan or special menus available at no additional cost)

Snacks on day 1: our snacks consist of local fruits, cookies, chocolate, candies, etc. We will give you this snack at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.

One cloth bag for snacks per person: to avoid the use of plastic bags that pollute our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

Medical kit: our team will bring a first aid kit, which includes an emergency oxygen bottle.

Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (“Expedition” service with Peru Rail at 18:20 hrs (subject to availability)

Transportation: Private transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 2)

24-hour guest service: we have a phone service available 24 hours a day to facilitate communication and preparation with the agency that will take you on your trip.

We will create a memorable experience for life for you.

Return bus ticket to Machupicchu.

  • NOT INCLUDED:

Walking sticks: you can rent a pair from our company if you wish.

2nd Day: Lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes.

Day pack

Hygiene products: a small towel will be provided before each meal to wash your hands.

Personal clothing and equipment

Travel insurance

Tips for our staff: keep in mind that our agency staff are well paid, so feel free to tip or not.

Additional costs or delays beyond the control of the administration (landscape, bad weather, modification of the itinerary due to a security problem, illness, change in government policy, political instability / strike, etc.)

  • OPTIONAL:
  • Vistadome train ticket (first class)
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes
  • Visit Huaynapicchu at an extra cost of new ticket price of USD 75 Adult / Student USD

Important Reminder:

This hike does NOT include porters. You will carry all your things while you walk. Because of this, it is imperative to pack as lightly as possible. A lightweight backpack is the key to feeling your best.

LUGGAGE LIST:

  • Passport
  • Valid STUDENT CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the plane upon entering Peru)
  • Good backpack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: the water tank such as Camelbacks or bottles are good for this walk.
  • Water for the beginning of your walk. We will stock you at lunch.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
  • 1 shirt/ hiking shirt and hiking pants. 
  • Nice shirt and pants for Machu Picchu day: remember that you will always treasure these photos, wear something you love
  • 2 sets of underwear that include a pair of hiking socks
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Bathing suits for thermal baths (Optional on your own in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Camera
  • IPhone / iPod for music
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tips

TOUR DURATION

2 DAYS

Group price (2019):

From

$450

PER PERSON

Private tours are based on group size (2019):

From

2 hikers: $ 500 per person

3 hikers: $ 480 per person

4 hikers: $ 470 per person

5 hikers: $ 460 per person

6 or more hikers: $ 450 per person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Pre payment per person:

$ 225

Balance:

$ 225

Read the following questions carefully, which is very important to you.

The Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu is one of the original preserved roads of the Incan era where not everyone manages to buy the quota and is made for all the more adventurous hikers who can handle greater heights and longer distances. The Second day of the Camino is the most tiring day, where resistance is required and that is why it is recommended to have a little time in Cusco to acclimatize for the altitude before commencing the Inca trail.

The climate in the Andean region is marked by two seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (from November to March). Keep in mind that despite being a rainy season, on the same day there may be rain and sun rising, cloudy skies and even a lot of sun.

The Inca Trail opens from the first day of March of each year until the end of January

Today, tourists from all over the world come to visit Machu Picchu 365 days a year. The months with the highest influx of tourists are from April to September. Machu Picchu is in the jungle, so its climate is warm and humid. Temperatures vary between 8 º and 20 º C. It is advisable to wear clothes for cold and heat.

Being a rainy season the road of the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance.

It is very important to be well accustomed to altitude before embarking on the hike.

We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the Salkantay tour begins so that you can acclimatise and avoid any possible problems with altitude sickness while you are on the trek.

We can help you organize day trips and other tours of Cusco for acclimatisation:

Cusco city tour – Half day tour / Matinal city tour

Sacred Valley Tour – Full Day Tour

If you have already been to another area of Peru of high altitude before arriving in Cusco, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the walk.

How is the reservation process?

FIRST To make a reservation, send us an email reservassakura@hotmail.com to check availability and receive personalized reservation forms:

All customers must complete a Passenger Details form at the time of booking

This form is prepared with the following information (EVERY PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot buy any permit or ticket from Salkantay Trek Classic 5 days without the following information:

* Personal information (full name, exactly as in your passport):

*Gender

*Passport number

* Date of birth (dd / mm / yyyy)

*Nationality

Once you make your reservation we will reserve as quickly as possible for the large number of Operators looking to get space for the whole year.

SECOND, Sakura Expedition will ask to complete a reservation form with all the details and then a $ 200 deposit per person. Once we have all the deposits and details, we will reserve your permits.

When the permits are in our hands, we will send you your confirmation invoice indicating that everything is 100% confirmed and will be guaranteed.

One day before the departure of your trip, you will receive detailed information with your guide this can be group or personally in your hotel.

The government will only allow us to change passport numbers if we have a copy of the new passport and the previous passport. If you no longer have your previous passport, any government identification document will be accepted, provided the name is the same. Also, make sure your passport does not expire after six months and less during the course of your trip.

Most people will arrive in Cusco by air. Remember that Cusco airport is only for national trips. If you come directly from abroad through Lima, you must get your bags in Lima and check them again for your flight to Cusco. Four airlines fly back and forth between Lima and Cusco. That includes LATAM Airlines, AVIANCA Airlines, Sky airlines. All offer similar schedules, but we generally recommend LATAM or AVIANCA airlines. They tend to be the most formal when unexpected flight cancellations or delays occur.

Of course, if you agree to take the same train from Aguas Calientes that is part of your original itinerary, which is usually at 6:20 p.m., then there is no additional charge to return the train one day. If you need us to insure your hotel or another visit to Machu Picchu, this will have an additional cost. If you choose to spend one more night in Aguas Calientes, be sure to inform the Sakura Expeditions office at least one month in advance, so that your train ticket is purchased for the correct day.

We always recommend hiking boots. Those who have ankle support are very helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. Because you will be going down so many steps created by the Incas, now uneven and at different heights, the additional support helps protect the ankle. 

The canes are always useful for hikers, and are recommended for this hike. There are so many stairs that will go down and all made by the Incas. They vary in height and are not all straight. The use of walking poles can help relieve knee pressure by doing this part of the path. In addition, they will help you climb the mountain too. For those who bring their own, make sure you have rubber tips, or the rangers will not allow you to use them. You can buy rubber tips in Cusco if you forget before leaving.

It would be highly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many ATMs in the historic center to withdraw money. You can also pay with VISA or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you must log in to your PAYPAL account using our email address at reservassakura@hotmail.com

Usually, a backpack of 30 to 60 litres is enough.

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored in our office or in your hotel, both free of charge.

Tipping is part of the tradition of any trek to Machu Picchu. While it is true we pay good salaries to our entire team, anything extra is always appreciated. Keep in mind that this is not mandatory and that you should never feel pressured to tip.

We are excited to make your Inca Trail trip and guide you to Machu Picchu, as long as there are quotas remember, the permits are only valid only for your START DATE.

This program has a high demand and both its quotas and the availability of tickets to the mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are limited, there are dates on which the spaces are sold out months in advance. We recommend you plan your trip as early as possible.
For this reason we ask you to contact sales so you can plan your reservation in a better way:

Contact sales

The following credit cards are accepted:

Visa / Mastercard / American Expres / Diners Club and PayPal / Wester Union

Payments:

Booking the Inca Trail quota requires a deposit of $ 200.00 of the total price of the trek. Please note that this deposit is mandatory to buy the train and entrance tickets Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, everything is subject to availability. After your deposit and reservation confirmation, your outstanding balance must be paid when you arrive in Cusco, either 48 hours before departure or during your information session. If you do not pay outstanding balances before departure, you will not be able to participate in your walk.

Deposit is not refundable, deposit is not transferable

You should consider the extra card usage charges:

1.- The deposit by Visa / Mastercard / American Expres / Diners Club has a 7% + fee that will be assumed by the passenger, This deposit is non-refundable, it is not transferable.

2.- The deposit by Paypal has a charge of 7% + of the fee that will be assumed by the passenger. This deposit is not refundable, it is not transferable.

3.- The deposit by Wester Union can be made at any agent for this you will need the data of the person to whom you will send, and I must request it through this email reservassakura@hotmail.com.

  • Once the payment has been made you should receive a confirmation of your deposit that will be sent by Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Diners club or PayPal according to the card used.
  • Once the sakura Expedition company receives your payment, it will send a confirmation of your payment and confirmation code of your service.
  • If Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Diners club or PayPal did not send a payment receipt, you should immediately contact your bank and see if your payment proceeded.
  • If I pay for Wester union you must send us the payment Boucher or the MTCN sent.
  • If the Sakura Expedition company does not send confirmation of your deposit and reservation you should immediately contact reservassakura@hotmail.com.

Final Payment Conditions.

The balance of your debt will be paid in our Cusco office 2 days before the Start date. However, you can also pay in advance through Visa / Mastercard / American Expres / Diners club or PayPal with a 7% + fee, which will be borne by the customer.

In our office we accept dollars or Peruvian currency of any denomination. We do not accept broken banknotes of the denomination dollars. If you do not arrive in Cusco 2 days before your trip begins, your payment must proceed with the Sakura Expedition team before your arrival.

TRAVEL POLICIES

The Inca Trail tour is subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances.Sakura Expedition reserves the right to cancel or change any trip due to rivers, roads, weather conditions or political climate. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip due to the more state of the client, due to age, health problems, poor physical condition, intoxication, etc. Trip not made due to the aforementioned incidents (eg, weather conditions or political climate) cannot be refunded or recovered.

In case of delays in arrivals in Cusco (due to delays in flights, buses, etc.), Sakura Expedition assumes no responsibility for lost tours or trekking departures. Sakura staff will do everything possible to adapt and make the necessary modifications. However, all additional costs for such modifications will not be included in the original price of the walk and will be borne by the customer.

The price and duration of a trek trip will never change once you are registered. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes or protests. If a tour is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, a travel document equal to the total amount paid will be issued so that you can submit to your travel insurance.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE BY RECOMMENDATION

We require medical authorizations for possible guests over 70 years old and for various circumstances, such as a history of cardiovascular diseases, chronic diseases and other conditions and factors.

Inform the guides if you have any medical illness, pill or chronic illness to prevent any accident or emergency, if you have the first aid kit for the trail it will be very useful for the members’ hikers.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

For your protection, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

Travel insurance provides cancellation or interruption of travel, travel delay, medical expenses, emergency assistance, luggage and luggage delay coverage to protect your financial investment. The medical coverage purchased with your policy also works in these cases.

CANCELLATION POLICIES OF YOUR SERVICE ALREADY RESERVED

In the event that you have to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as described in our policies.
Your cancellation must be notified to this email sakurareservassakura@hotmail.com.
These cancellations will only be applied to the total amount of the contracted service and not to the guarantee of your deposit. (The deposit that is the guarantee is not refundable, nor transferable).
 

CANCELLATION:

Four weeks before departure: 60% percent of the total price paid for the excursion will be retained.
Four weeks to five days before departure: 80% percent of the total price of the excursion will be retained.
Five days to 36 hours: 90% percent of the total price of the excursion will be retained.
24 hours before, 100% percent of the total price of the excursion will be retained.
We charge these fees because there is a large amount of expenses that the company makes to secure your trip.
Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. We are happy to deliver a letter to your insurance company to help recover some of the costs as long as they send us the notification in the mail.