Short Inca Trail This journey allows you to discover the entrance into one of the Magical city of the Incas of our world today. It is one of the short inca trail that gives access to Machu Picchu in the middle of the jungle. As one of the most important trails since the time of the Incas until the present day, this short inca trail will allow you to enjoy the flora and fauna of the woods and archeological sites, such as Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna. It also crosses the 4-day Inca Trail, which is the principal gate to the Miracle of Machu Picchu.
From the city of Cusco we leave in the early morning by private transport towards Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train to Machu Picchu. Your guide will give you all the information you need before you arrive at your destiny. Starting your climb, you may appreciate a beautiful view of the Urubamba River that flows through the chain of mountains. As we continue, we will arrive at the archeological site of Wiñaywayna, a beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of the mountains. After our visit we continue our way / walk until we cross the 4-day Inca Trail, and following the Trail we arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). From there you may admire the magical City of Machu Picchu and the mountain of Huayna Picchu that stands like a guardian to this beautiful Inca City. We continue our descent to the check point to register, and from there we will take a bus to our hotel in Aguas Calientes.
In the early morning we will leave the hotel to take a bus to Machu Picchu, the Magical City of the Incas, which is considered a jewel of Inca architecture with agricultural terraces, neighbourhoods, squares, streets, an astronomic observatory etc. Constructed upon the slopes of the mountain, in the middle of nature, it is considered one of the miracles of today’s world. UNESCO has recognized it as a part of the common Natural and Cultural Heritage of Mankind, as it was an important religious, political and administrative center in the epoch of the Inca. The altitude is about 2450 m. After exploring this Magical City, you may like to explore the mountain of Huayna Picchu. From the top of this mountain you can enjoy an impressing overview of the entire City of Machu Picchu. It is advised to make reservations months in advance, so please do not hesitate to contact us, if you like to include Huayna Picchu. We will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, where our driver is waiting to take us back to the hotel in Cusco.
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