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SHORT INCA TRAIL

Lima/ Cusco/ 2 Day Inca Trail/ Machu Picchu

Our 5 day ´The Short Inca Trail´ package is perfect for those who are wanting to visit Machu Picchu and do some hiking but do not want to commit to 4 days of hiking and camping. You still get to have the adventure. The Short Inca Trail is hiking the last day of the Inca Trail. Unlike the Inca Trail spaces are not subject to availability.
Fixed Departures: We have 4 set departure days per week. Enquire today and one of our Travel Specialists will be in touch.
5 DAY ITINERARY

Our itineraries are second-to-none – We have balanced the best experience possible, including more, while our prices are the most competitive.

Upon arrival into Lima´s International Airport you will make your way through the arrivals doors. Your hotel is conveniently located in the carpark of the airport. A quick walk and no need for transfers. You will appreciate the convenience and comfort after your international flight. 

Note: Most International flights arrive into Lima late in the evening. All flights for Cusco depart in the morning and afternoon. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will walk over to the airport and check in for your flight from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival into Cusco you will be greeted by our staff who will be holding a sign with your "last name" on it. You will be transferred to your hotel. Free day to acclimatize. 

Inca Trail Pre-Briefing:
In the evening at 7pm your guide will come to your hotel and present you with important information regarding your trek departing the next day. It will be a good opportunity for you to ask any final questions that you have.  

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Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco. Early morning pick up and transfer to the train station where we will take the train to km.104 (the starting point of our hike). We will cross the Urubamba River and then the archaeological site of Chachabamba and Wiayhuayna. We will then hike to Inti Punku (The Sun Gate) for our first impressive views of Machu Picchu. We will then begin our decent down a side path to take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will check into your hotel. Dinner is included at your hotel. 

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Tour of Machu Picchu
Breakfast at your hotel. We recommend rising early and going up to Machu Picchu at sunrise, that is when the magic happens. You will have 6 hours to explore this incredible World Wonder including a 2 hour guided tour with our local expert guide. By noon you will have worked yourself up an appetite. We have included a delicious buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch you will take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will aboard a scenic train ride back to Cusco where you will be met and transferred back to your hotel. 

You may be interested in hiking up to Hyuana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. These hikes are subject to availability. Enquire for more information. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight from Cusco to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima you will connect for your flight departing homeward bound. 

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INCLUSIONS & DETAILS

Accommodation

- 1 night at Lima Airport at Holiday Inn 
- 2 nights in Cusco at San Francisco Plaza
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes at Inkaterra El Mapi

Info regarding these hotels below. We do offer other hotels so ask one of our Travel Specialists for more information. All hotels based on US Standards. 

The best value hotel close to the airport. The Holiday Inn is just one block away from the airport with a complimentary shuttle bus service included. Ideal for those needing somewhere clean, comfortable and convenient during their one night stop over in Lima. You will enjoy the relaxation centre where you can relax and unwind either at the beginning or at the end of your trip to Peru.  

Room Features
Queen bed or 2 Twin beds, Desk, LCD TV, Shower, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Wi-Fi internet 

Services
Wi-Fi Internet, Courtesy shuttle bus pick up from Lima Airport, Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast included

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Conveniently located just 3 blocks from the Plaza De Armas which is the centre of Cusco. An oasis within Cusco, this hotel offers comfortable rooms within just a walking distance of the main attractions. This hotel gets our vote for the best value for money tourist level hotel in Cusco, ideal for the traveller after an economical choice in Cusco or the solo traveller. Affordable and offers all the comforts you need for your stay. A great base hotel for those embarking on trekking. Ticks every box, economical, clean, comfortable, good location and includes breakfast. 

Room Features
Queen size bed, Heating, Super orthopedic mattress, Hair dryer, Private bathroom, 26 " LCD TV with cable, Safety box, Free Wi-Fi, desk   

Services
Wi-Fi internet access, Laundry service, Money exchange, Storage service, Security personnel 24 hours, Multilingual hotel staff, Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast included 

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This is our preferred hotel in Aguas Calientes. Over the years we have sent nearly all our guests to this hotel. A great value for money hotel. Smart, contemporary and cozy, amidst the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience. Inkaterra is one of Peru´s top hotel chains. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows allows natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing. Dinner at the restaurant is included when you stay at El Mapi. 

Room Features
20 sq.m, Panoramic windows, Blackout curtains, Twin/king size beds,  100% cotton sheets, Duvet covers, Hypoallergenic pillows, Tight-focus reading light, Cotton bath robes, Hair dryers, Natural herbal amenities, Direct TV, Safe-box, Telephone, Bedside table, Armchair, Reading lamp, Full size mirror. Also available here are Suite rooms. Enquire for more information. 

Services
Welcome signature lemongrass lemonade, A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast, A la carte dinner, reception assistance between train station and hotel, Personalized wake-up calls, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv, Oxygen upon request

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Transfers & Transportation

- Pick up from airport in Cusco & transfer to hotel (Roundtrip)

Trek Inclusions

- Briefing before the trek
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the train station 
- Expedition Train (Roundtrip) 
- Entrance Fee to Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
- Shuttle bus Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Day 1) 
- Shuttle bus (Roundtrip) Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Day 2) 
- Boxed Lunch & Snack (Day 1) 
- First Aid, Oxygen, Radio Communication

Meals

- All breakfasts included at all hotels
- Boxed lunch on the Inca Trail
- Dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge

Complimentary dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. 
You will arrive at your Aguas Calientes hotel in the evening. Dinner is included at your hotel which is really convenient. Here you will enjoy a delicious A La Carta dinner. Enjoy Peruvian dishes, International or a fusion of both. 

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We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice. 

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Not Included

Domestic flights
- Lima to Cusco (Roundtrip)
Approx. price (US$80 - $150)
We get the best rates on Domestic Flights. Ask one of our Travel Specialists for a quotation.

Short Inca Trail Tips
We recommend tipping the guide 60 soles (US$20) 

Accommodation

- 1 night at Lima Airport at Wyndham Hotel
- 2 nights in Cusco at El Mercado
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes at Inkaterra El Mapi

Info regarding these hotels below. We do offer other hotels so ask one of our Travel Specialists for more information. All hotels based on US Standards. 

This hotel is conveniently located within Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, only 20 metres walk away from the arrivals area. It provides comfortably furnished rooms and suites that include 26 inch LCD TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, and marble bathrooms. Rooms feature a 32 inch LCD TV and a separate living room. Guests can keep fit at the gym or relax at the spa. There is a restaurant and bar where breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a variety of drinks are served. The hotel is ideally located to provide ideal accommodation for guests in transit to a host of Peruvian destinations. A retreat to relax, unwind, rest, and recharge your batteries either before or after your Peruvian vacation.
Room Features
192 non-smoking guest rooms and suites effortlessly fuse form and function with well-designed amenities and modern conveniences, including plush bedding with pillow top mattresses, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, fully stocked mini-bars, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers, spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs, free local calls, electronic safes, and coffee/tea makers. 

Services
Sauna, Gym, Relaxation centre with plunge pool, Business center 24 hrs, Spa, Laundry service, Massage, Restaurant, Bar, Buffet Breakfast included, Upon arrival into Lima´s International Airport you will make your way through the arrivals doors. Your hotel is conveniently located in the carpark of the airport. A quick walk and no need for transfers. You will appreciate the convenience and comfort after your international flight. 

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Located right in the heart of Cusco. A new addition to the 4 star range in Cusco, it´s our choice of best 4 star in Cusco. Modern, trendy and chic. Warm Peruvian hospitality and attention to detail. Eye catching design and exceptional customer service. Ideal for the traveller looking for somewhere inspirational to stay, trend setters, hipsters and young professionals. Treat yourself to a massage at the relaxation centre. The feedback we get from our clients who stay here is always exceptional. 

Room Features
King sized beds, or twin rooms with 2 double beds, Shower, Heater, Snack Basket, Coffee maker, Hair dryer, Bath amenities, In-Room Safe, Phone, Smart TV 32" with Sat.Tv, Clock radio, Internet Wifi Wired High-Speed, 24/7 hour reception and security, Daily Housekeeping Included, Private Bathroom, Daily World Newspapers, Laundry service available, Medical assistance upon request. Also available here is the Junior Suite, a room we recommend as it includes an open fire place that creates a cozy atmosphere. 

Services
Restaurant, Bar, Massage and Relaxation Centre, Wifi, Business Centre, Reception, Breakfast included

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This is our preferred hotel in Aguas Calientes. Over the years we have sent nearly all our guests to this hotel. A great value for money hotel. Smart, contemporary and cozy, amidst the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience. Inkaterra is one of Peru´s top hotel chains. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows allows natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing. Dinner at the restaurant is included when you stay at El Mapi. 

Room Features
20 sq.m, Panoramic windows, Blackout curtains, Twin/king size beds,  100% cotton sheets, Duvet covers, Hypoallergenic pillows, Tight-focus reading light, Cotton bath robes, Hair dryers, Natural herbal amenities, Direct TV, Safe-box, Telephone, Bedside table, Armchair, Reading lamp, Full size mirror. Also available here are Suite rooms. Enquire for more information. 

Services
Welcome signature lemongrass lemonade, A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast, A la carte dinner, reception assistance between train station and hotel, Personalized wake-up calls, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv, Oxygen upon request

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Transfers & Transportation

- Pick up from airport in Cusco & transfer to hotel (Roundtrip)

Trek Inclusions

- Briefing before the trek
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the train station (Roundtrip) 
- Expedition Train from Cusco to km.104
- Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco 
- Entrance Fee to Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
- Shuttle bus Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Day 1) 
- Shuttle bus (Roundtrip) Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Day 2) 
- Boxed Lunch & Snack (Day 1) 
- First Aid, Oxygen, Radio Communication

If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for. The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before.The Peru Rail Vistadome train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. Return trips on the Peru Rail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through the cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. The small details really do matter, picking the right time train is really important. When returning to Cusco from Aguas Calientes, we recommend a train departing Aguas Calientes around 4pm. This way you will get to enjoy the views during daylight while also getting back to Cusco by dinner time. 


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Meals

- All breakfasts included at all hotels
- Boxed lunch on the Inca Trail
- Dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge

Complimentary dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. 
You will arrive at your Aguas Calientes hotel in the evening. Dinner is included at your hotel which is really convenient. Here you will enjoy a delicious A La Carta dinner. Enjoy Peruvian dishes, International or a fusion of both. 

MORE INFORMATION

We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice. 

MORE INFORMATION

Not Included

Domestic flights
- Lima to Cusco (Roundtrip)
Approx. price (US$80 - $150)
We get the best rates on Domestic Flights. Ask one of our Travel Specialists for a quotation.

Short Inca Trail Tips
We recommend tipping the guide 60 soles (US$20) 

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Quote in US Dollars/ per person

$1264 Double Occupancy
$1613 Single Occupancy 


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$1505 Double Occupancy
$2076 Single Occupancy 


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