The Two Day Inca Trail allows you to walk at a slightly slower, more relaxed pace than The 1 day Inca Trail, so you can immerse yourself in your surroundings and fully appreciate the magic of the moment. Experience the most incredible views of Machu Picchu across both days.Your arrival in Machu Picchu is scheduled for later in the day, where there are fewer tourists and the best time to take pictures with an unobstructed view. By 5pm you head to your hotel for some much needed overnight rest.
Day two. After a nice hot shower and a great breakfast, you return to Machi Picchu. Now explore the majestic sights of circuit #3, the rich history of the Inca Ruins and listen to your guide sharing the most fascinating stories about the thriving ancient culture of the Incas.
PLEASE NOTE : The new updated regulations for Machu Picchu require you to purchase an additional circuit ticket if you want to see all of Machu Picchu Citadel. Please review new circuits for more information.
As with the 1 day Inca Trail trek, you will be picked up from your hotel by your tour company around 4:00am and from here you will be driven to the train station. After an hour and ten minutes on the scenic expedition train to 104 kms point (elevation 2,100m/6,927ft), you will reach the start of the trek checkpoint. From here, you will begin a moderate climb for three hours to the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñayhuana, (2,650m/8747 ft). From here, you will continue onward towards the Sun Gate. Elevation (2,730mts/9,007ft) Following the ancient remote footpath you will get your first spectacular view of Machu Picchu Citadel in all its brilliance and majesty. You will then take a bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have dinner and stay in a hotel for the night.
On day 2, you will be able to enjoy exploring Machu Picchu and experience her magical presence by taking the first bus at 5:30AM to the Machu Picchu archeological site. If you hurry you will be able to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. You’ll have plenty of time during day 2 to see every inch of this new 7th Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. It is an unforgettable experience.
Your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then you’ll have an opportunity to explore on your own – climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone, or relax enjoy the pure delight of the moment.
You might also be interested in some alternative activities once you are here. For example – climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (not included in your tour price and must be booked in advance.) You will be given some time to walk to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku (free of charge). If you are ready to head back early, you could head to Aguas Calientes to see the new local museum or visit the hot springs (entrance fees required).
Either way, at the end of the tour day, the group will meet at Aguas Calientes to eat lunch and later on board the expedition train at 4:22pm for the return trip to Ollantaytambo. From here you will be driven back to your hotel in Cusco in a private van arriving at around 8pm.
Meal: Breakfast (Included)
Huayna Picchu mountain ($75) and Machu Picchu mountain ($70) are available with the 2 day Inca Trail hike but need to be booked in advance and will depend on availability.
The 2 day Inca Trail hike does not include a porter to carry your belongings, so you will need to pack as light as possible to make sure you are able to carry your bag for the whole journey.
May through November is dry season. That does not mean that it never rains in the dry season but it is mostly dry with an occasional light shower.
The rainy season begins usually in December and last until April. In the rainy season, there can be frequent heavy tropical showers.
On the Inca Trail, weather conditions vary depending on whether its dry season or wet season . The route for the 1 day Inca Trail, the altitude is 1000 meters or 3000 feet lower than Cusco. Therefore, it tends to be a bit warmer during the day and at night.
It is more tropical and more humid than Cusco. There is always a chance of rain showers, especially in the cloud forest areas. In the rainy season, these showers will last longer and may become intense tropical rain showers. The Inca Trail is made of stones laid on the ground, so it can be more slippery to walk on in the rainy season.
A scenic 10 m drive from Ollantaytambo, follow the river and the train tracks to the Veronica View Hotel. Along the way, watch across the river for the original terraces from Incan times! Arriving at the hotel, you will be greeted amid gardens of native flowers and orchids. Take in the stunning sight of the Veronica Mountain, covered with glaciers year-round. After you settle into your room, walk through the gardens to the pool and restaurant area. There is a steam sauna, dry sauna, spa, heated swimming pool and restaurant at your feet.
Three comfortable single beds, ideal for groups of friends or family, enjoy the same spectacular view of the Veronica Mountain as the other rooms in the main building. Each room has a private bathroom with beautiful marbled counter tops.
Enjoy the luxury of a King size bed, along with all of the other indulgent services offered by the Veronica View Hotel. Each room is carefully situated to give you the best view of the Veronica Mountain. King rooms are in the main building on either the first or second floor. All King Rooms include jacuzzi
Double rooms are located in the main building, a beautiful room with an expansive view of the snow covered Veronica Mountain and the Urubamba Valley. Double rooms have one double bed, one twin bed and a private bathroom. These rooms are located on the first and second floor