At 4:00am we will pick you up directly from your hotel via our private transportation for the 2 hour journey to the Ollyantaytambo train station. From here, we will take PeruRail for two hours to the hikes starting point. The hike begins with a three hour moderate climb to the magnificent archeological of Winyhuana (2,650m/8747ft). From this site you can enjoy spectacular views of the Urubamba Canyon, stunning Inca sites, and the connection to the traditional four day Inca Trail. After you have enjoyed these beautiful views, we will continue to the Sungate (2,730m/ 9,007ft), where you will get your first, view of Machu Picchu in all its monumentality. Afterwards, we will take a short walk down to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, were we will take our bus to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hotel.
In the morning we will make breakfast before catching the first bus (to avoid lines) at 5:30 up to Machu Picchu. A two hour walking tour will be provided by your guide and afterwards you will have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. Should you choose, you may also climb to Huayna Picchu (2720m/ 8890ft), which takes approximately 45 minutes. You will then meet you guide back in Aguas Calientes for lunch
NOTE: It is no longer possible to stay a night on the short inca trail 2 days, 1 night. All people on this tour spend the night in Aguas Calientes, the town nearest Machu Picchu.
Tickets for this mountain need to be booked well in advance; there are two time sessions: 7 - 8am or 10 “ 11am “ this also needs to be specified when booking the trip.Please note: if you get the permits for the 7am start you will probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour.