One Day Inca trail to Machu Picchu
The one day Inca Trail hiking tour gives you the chance to experience all of the breathtaking beauty of Machu Picchu in a fraction of the time. Your day begins in Cusco and takes you to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you take a comfortable train ride to begin the hike. You will see the Wiñay Wayna ruins and be treated to a box lunch as you enjoy views of Urubamba Canyon. You will also climb up to the Sun Gate before descending into the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, your tour guide will teach you everything you want to know about this glorious Inca monument. Book your one day Inca Trail hiking tour now to experience the best of Peru!
The one day Inca Trail hiking tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will give you the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World in a carefully planned, guided environment. The tour begins with a scheduled pickup time of 4:00 a.m. from your Cusco hotel. You also have the option to meet your tour guide at the Ollantaytambo train station at 5:30 a.m. if you want to get a later start. Snacks and coffee are available for purchase at the train station in order to provide you with the necessary fuel to begin your exciting journey.
You will take the train to 104 kilometers, scenic and comfortable ride that lasts about one hour. After you arrive at 104 kilometers, you will start hiking the one day Inca Trail. You will begin with a moderate three-hour hike uphill, where you can enjoy seeing several beautiful waterfalls as well as the Urubamba River. Then, you will arrive at Wiñay Wayna, an impressive Inca ruin built into the hillside. In Wiñay Wayna, you will have the chance to rest and take in your expansive surroundings while you eat a provided box lunch.
After lunch, you will hike downhill through a jungle-like path before facing “the gringo killer.” This steep, vertical staircase will lead you to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, where you will have your first view of Machu Picchu. This site is believed to be the fortress of the city of Machu Picchu, protecting the citadel with Incan military. After taking a few photos of this important historical sight as well as the view below, you will begin a one-hour descent into the into Machu Picchu. Once you arrive, your tour guide will take you through a two-hour tour of the ruins, where you will learn the exciting history of the structures around you.
After the tour, you will have time to take photos and enjoy the satisfying finale of your time on the one day Inca Trail hiking tour. Finally, your tour ends when you take a bus to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes.
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