Inca Trail Hike Camping

This incredible 2-day tour to Machu Picchu consists of a day's walk with one night in a campsite before reaching to the lost city of the incas on the second day.

2 Days
from USD 550.00

Inca Trail Hike Camping

This is a shortened version of the classic Inca Trail, perfect for those who have less time and do not want to miss the opportunity to visit this famous road, visit two of the most important archaeological sites: Chachabamba and Huñayhuayna, beautiful Inca buildings. We will visit the architectural masterpiece that is the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is a trek open to everybody connecting the city of Cusco to the famous citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

The Inca Trail has always been a marvel, part of a network of 30,000 km. of trails that go from Mendoza in Argentina to the border between Ecuador and Colombia, and an essential piece of the road system of the Inca Empire. Vibrant with the most incredible nature that can be found in a trekking due to the situation of the subtropical forest, full of valleys, snowy mountains and an amazing variety of plants, birds and animals, crossing archaeological sites. Walking the Short Inca Trail will be one of those experiences that you will remember forever as this is the essential adventure of the Peruvian journey, a perfect blend of cosmopolitan and traditional Andean life.

Quick Itinerary: 

Day 01: Cusco - Km 104 - Puente Ruinas (Camping)

Day 02: Puente Ruins - Machu Picchu - Cusco

 

Highlights of the 2 Day Inca Trail Camping:

  • 2 day hike on the cloud forest of the lost city of the Incas
  • Enjoy the landscapes, flora and Fauna of the trail
  • Trekking the Inca Trail only for 2 days enjoying explanations of a professional Tour Guide,
  • Visit of Wiñay Wayna,
  • Walk through the Sun Gate,
  • Exploration of the mystical Machu Picchu.

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 05:00

Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek 

Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00

Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department

 

Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel

Service Level: Comfortable Camping equipment, tourist train and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Moderate - Some low-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers

Age requirement: 4+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Crew: A profesional Tour Guide, a cook on the Short Inca Trail.

Accommodation: Camping (1 night).

Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x afternoon tea.

Transportation: Transportation by private van, 2x train (Expedition train).

Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Ruins Bridge

The first day of the trek start long before the sun came up. Early in the morning between at 05:00 to 05:30. Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you all the way to Ollantaytambo where would catch the train heading towards Aguas Calientes. it is about a 2 hour drive.When you arrive in Ollantaytambo at between to 06:30 to 7:00 am, you can have a breakfast or drink a coffe. and boarded the train. iwhere you find the comfortable seats. Not only that, but there are also additional windows on the ceiling so that you could enjoy the looming mountains along the way.You will be on the train for about an hour and a half before you reached our stop: Kilometre 104. Our guide have the special Inca Trail permits in order for you hikers to be let enter to the Inca Trail. and walked down to the shores of the Urubamba River where you are greeted with a wooden bridge leading into the thick jungle and a few clouds hanging in the morning air.  As soon as we checked in to the trail, you will come across your first archaeological site of the day: Chachabamba. This site sits at 2,170 meters and it was one of the last shelters that the Incas used before reaching Machu Picchu. It also operated as a religious and administrative centre.

 

After visiting Chachabamba you will begin the slow ascent on the Inca Stone steps. The trail is steep for the first 2 hours, but it eventually level out (for a few brief stretches, anyway). During that time you will stop at 2 different shelters where you will cool off in the shade and enjoyed some snacks. By lunchtime we reached a waterfall and unpacked our box lunches which will provide your guide. From there you continued on to Wiñay Wayna which sits at 2,650 meters. This is the highlight of the Inca Trail! Wiñay Wayna is one of the most beautiful archeological sitesI What makes it special is that there is hardly a soul there, plus the terraces are built in a really cool amphitheatre formation that allows you to see the whole area. These terraces were built to grow different crops and you’ll also find a temple that was dedicated to the rainbow. You also get to see Intipata in the distance (this is another archaeological site that sits at 2,750 meters), You will enjoy the section of the trail from the waterfall to Wiñay Wayna because the landscape change quite drastically. As you will trek closer to the water, the temperatures became cooler, the vegetation became greener, and at times it fill like you are walking through a moss-covered forest. It is a welcome change after the hot temperature and dryer landscape you have experienced near the start of the Inca Trail trek. After visiting Wiñay Wayna you will get back on the trail. Your next landmark on the trail is Intipunku, also known as the Sun Gate, and then after a long day of walking, Here your group pause for a few moment to relish the moment: you will have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu! and you can take your first Machu Picchu selfies. It is a moment none of you will forget. After getting your first glimpse of Machu Picchu, you will continue along the same trail, you will encounter some llamas and then once you reached the gate to Machu Picchu, you will descend to Puente Ruinas, where your cook is waiting with a delicious dinner and where you will spend a night in the tent, Machu Picchu would have to wait until the following day.

Day 02: Puente Ruins - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After an early morning breakfast, we continue hiking the Inca Trail for about 2 hours up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu that we enter for the early morning best photos opportunities. Then our Tour Guide shows us around the Incan city and explains us about its history and purposes. After the guided tour, we are given the opportunity to climb up for about 45 minutes to Huayna Picchu or to Machu Picchu Mountain (peaks above Machu Picchu serving to take some panoramic pictures of the Inka city). Then, we are given time off to spend and explore Machu Picchu on our own. The 2 day Inca Trail ends up with a train ride to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy), from where we are taken by van back to Cusco.

What is included?

  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide
  • Transfer by private vehicle to the railway station at Ollantaytambo
  • Accommodation: Camping (1 night)
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost)
  • Snack on the first and second day
  • Water on the first and second day (Excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group over 8 persons receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional Cook;
  • Porters will carry your camping equipment and your duffel bag 5 kg. per person
  • Sleeping bag (feather) 
  • Inflatable sleeping therma-rest mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • A blanket
  • A duffel bag for your personal clothes, this duffel bag, our porter will carry
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • A shuttle bus around trip to Machu Picchu
  • A train round trip (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in Aguas Calientes Town on the second day
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory)
  • Travel Insurance

What do you need to bring this hike?

  • Original passport (and international student card (ISIC) if applicable).
  • Boots for walking.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • Jacket coat, hat and gloves.
  • Tshirts.
  • Comfortable pants
  • Hat for sun
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended).
  • Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Water bottle (There are new regulation for the Inca Trail - Not plastic)
  • Toiletries.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and movies.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (the headlights are the best).
  • Optional Items to Carry | Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days.
  • Shorts.
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip).
  • Plaster and bandages.
  • Flips flops.
  • Extra money.
  • Swimsuit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes) where the cost of entry to the door is US $ 4.

Frequent questions:

What happens if you renew your passport or Document?

Yes, renew or change the number or names of your passport or documents after having made the reservation of the tour / walk, you must send us a photograph of the new passport or document; we will make the change with the authorities before you arrive in Cusco; also it have an extra cost that will cover expenses in the change of Income to the Inca Trail, Entrance to Machu Picchu and train tickets. If you do not want to pay the $ 20 for the corresponding changes, you must bring your new and old passport or document to show to the authorities (Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Entrance, train tickets). If you do not have the 2 passports you must buy a new income on your own to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and train, the costs could be more than $ 100.

 

Can I change my train ticket back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo for an earlier one?

Yes, you can make this change personally at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, they will ask you to pay an additional fee for changing the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and schedules on the train. In this case you will be responsible for assuming the costs related to your return transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

 

How long will it take to return to Cusco?

You will travel for about three and a half hours before returning to Cusco. And this is divided into a journey of an hour and a half on the train to reach the Ollantaytambo train station. From there our driver will pick you up outside the train station. Our drivers will be waiting for a sign with your name, so there will be no confusion. If you can not see our driver initially, you just have to wait for him outside the station. Once our driver has picked you up you will travel for another hour and a half before returning to Cusco

2 day Inca Trail Camping price

U$ 550 Per person

 

Student Discount:

U$ 30 per person

If you are student, you can present the UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD and we can offer the student discount or who is 17-years-old less, We require a copy of your passport. These copies is for your book your entrance fee to Machu Picchu. Please send all to travel@responsiblepeople.org

 

How to book the Inca Trail?

To complete your book, we will require your personal details for each travellers.

  • Full Name
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Date of bith

Please note: It is very important that you will complete all information correctly to obtain your Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets! Except of this, please do not forget to read and accept our service policies before clicking on the Registration & payment option.

 

How to pay & Send Payment?

To complete your booking, we require a deposit of 50% of the total amount! The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon your arrival to Cusco.

 

To pay your deposit, you can choose one of the following methods:

    • Paypal (please send an email to payment@responsiblepeople.org and our sales department will send the Paypal payment form
    • Western Union
    • A bank transfer

Our contract

All bookings are made with Responsible People (RUC: 20603955618 / Peruvian Government) (us/we). and Responsible People will contact and book your trip with Tierras Vivas tour operator. By booking a trip with us you are deemed to have agreed to these Booking Conditions (which constitutes the entire agreement between you and us) and your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation invoice.

 

Acceptance of booking

Book your trip with Responsible People and send us your personal information required by email. Once confirmed our staff will send a email for the next step to payment and it issue a confirmation invoice. A contract will exist between us from the date we issue the confirmation invoice or if you book within 2 days of departure the contract will exist when we accept your payment.

 

Please refer to your booking confirmation invoice for details regarding payments. If this balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled.

 

Deposit requirement & Final Payment

We will require the 50% pre-payment, this is per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. This pre-payment is for your Hotel, Train and Machu Picchu ticket.

 

Final Payments

The remaining balance you can pay in our office in Cusco at least 2 days or 1 day before your hike. However, it can also be paid in advance through PayPal or you can deposit our account bank. Please notify us if paying by wire transfer.

 

You can pay in cash in our office in Dollars or Peruvian soles. We do not accept any torn bills. If you are not arriving to Cusco 2 days before your tour begins, please arrange your payment with the Responsible People team before your arrival.

 

Inca Trail Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Deposit

If you deposited, we needed to book any trips with Tierras Vivas. For all full itineraries which include hotels, the needed deposit is 50%. The deposit can be made through PayPal or Bank Account. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under our cancellation policy. If canceling, you may not transfer your deposit to another person’s trek.

 

CANCELLATION BY RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE

Responsible People reserves the right to cancel a program in case any of the following circumstances occur:

  1. Client's failure to pay the final balance two days prior to departure date.
  2. Force majeure: Impossibility to operate the program or trek due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Responsible People's control. Ie. Weather conditions not permitting, strike not allowing operation or putting it at risk, sudden inaccessibility of route, etc.
  3. Increments in Case of Protests, Strikes (FORCE MAJEURE): In the event of a protest / strike, which is not uncommon in Cusco, it may be necessary to leave a day or even 2 days earlier than scheduled so that we are able to comply with other services. In this case, an increment will be charged to cover costs incurred.

 

The following refund policies apply in each case:

  1. In the event of a client's failure to pay the due balance, the client will not have any right for the deposit refund.
  2. In case force majeure occurs, Responsible People will propose viable solutions to operate the program within the available dates, or if impossible, will then propose an alternative program. If the alternative program chosen by the client is of lower value than that originally booked then the client is entitled to a refund of the price difference. All costs derived will be at the expense of the client. In case none of these would be feasible, Responsible People would refund all the money paid except all the incurred expenses so far.

 

 

CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT

Please note that the program deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is used to purchase the space within the group and once a space is purchased it cannot be resold afterwards.

 

Inca Trail or any trek including the Inca Trail (i) Cancellation up to months or prior to departure:

 

  1. If you paid the 50% pre-payment: loss of program deposit.
  2. If you paid the 100% total: Responsible People will refund the 50%.
  3.  
  4. Cancellation between two days and the departure date: will be considered a No Show and no refund will be applicable.
  5. If the trek balance is not paid two days before the trek departure date, Responsible People will assume the client is canceling the trek and the deposit will not be refunded.
  6.  

Cancellations regarding custom itineraries and Inca Trail programs will depend on each specific program and will therefore be agreed upon between Responsible People and the client by e-mail accordingly. Responsible People reserves the right to modify the above-mentioned cancellations and refund policies. All modifications will be immediately informed to the affected client through written communication.

 

Travel Documents

The client must be in possession of a valid passport and all visas required for the whole of the journey and the client accepts responsibility for obtaining the same. Any information or advice given by the company on visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.

 

Responsibility

The company shall not be liable for any damage or loss if the failure to carry out the contract is:

 

1) Attributable to the client

2) Attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and the event is unforeseeable or unavoidable

3) Due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances beyond the company's control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had to be exercised

4) Due to political disputes, industrial action, climate or other matters of a similar nature and any other force majeure

5) Due to an event, which the company, even with all due care could not foresee or forestall. Any liability is limited to the full price paid for the tour. In all cases the company specifically excludes all liability for indirect or consequential loss or expense including loss of profits.

 

Claims and Complaints

If a client has a complaint against the company the client must first inform the trek guide or company representative while on the tour in order that the guide/representative can attempt to rectify the matter. Any further complaint must be put in writing to the company within 7 days of the end of the tour. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

 

Optional activities

Optional activities not included in the trip price do not form part of the trip or this contract. You accept that any assistance given by your group leader or local representative in arranging optional activities does not render us liable for them in any way. The contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and activity provider.

 

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your trip; you will not be able to join the trip without it. If you obtain travel insurance through us you acknowledge that you are satisfied with the level of insurance we have arranged.

 

Feedback

After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that we'll give you 5% off the price of your next Responsible People trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Your tour evaluation will be e-mailed to you 24 hours after the conclusion of your trip. If you do not receive the tour evaluation link in the days after your tour has finished, please drop us a line at travel@responsiblepeople.org and we will send it on to you.

 

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