Trek The Classic Inca Trail To The Ruins Of The Ancient Retreat Of Machu Picchu In Two Days
Get a taste of the best parts of the Inca Trail on this shorter hike that is condensed into a two-day trek
Visit the beautiful site of Wiñay Wayna, an Inca ruin that was built into a lush hillside that overlooks the Urubamba River.
Trek through the gorgeous flora and fauna of the Peruvian Andes
Camp in the Peruvian Andes
See the stunning panoramas from the highest point of the trek 2720m, the Sun Gate, which overlooks Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and the surrounding valleys.
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From …
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. Cusco is very well connected with Lima by air with ~40 daily flights operated by LATAM and Sky Airlines Peru. The flight takes ~90 minutes and is typically priced at USD ~60.
An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way. From Cusco airport to city centre, taxis are the best option (typical fare USD 3.5 - 5). We recommend established cab companies only. Lima to Cusco by bus is not a good option as it’s a long (~1100km), mountainous route and takes ~24 hours. From Arequippa you can take a bus to Cusco which typically takes 10.5 hours to cover ~512km and the fare is in the range of USD 15-30.
The Inca Route is a trek that allows hikers of all experience levels to see the best parts of the Inca Empire on a condensed tour. The route highlights some of the most beautiful ruins in Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna, and at the Sun Gate before arriving in Machu Picchu.
Some of the considerations that need to be taken before departing on the Inca Trail is to plan far in advance, and to bring proper documentation. The Inca Trail is the most frequented route option for hikers and due to this there is a limitation on how many people can hike the trail. All visitors must hike the Inca Trail with an organized tour and often these spots fill up quickly, reserve a place on a tour at least 4 months in advance. On the tour you will receive a permit to hike the trail and you must bring your passport with you along the trek.
At present Cusco is a safe city with limited or no criminal activities. Local population is generally friendly and police are cordial to deal with. It is however recommended that you keep your belongings safe. - Police: Tourist Police of Peru, known as DIRTUR (Directorate of Tourism and Ecology) is located in the Túpac Amaru square in the Wanchaq district of Cusco - Emergency Numbers: Emergency Central – 105, Fire Station – 116, Medical Emergencies – 117 - Hospitals (Attention for accidents and sickness, general practice intern and all emergencies) Antonio Lorena Hospital Address: Plazoleta Belén 1358. Emergency: Telephone: 22-6511. Telephones: 22-6511 / 22-9616 / 24-5218. Hospital Regional Del Cusco Address: Av. de la Cultura s/n. Emergency: Telephone: 22-3691 Telephones: 51-84-227661 / 23-1131 - Medical Clinics (for sickness, certain emergencies and accidents) Essalud Clinic - Add: Av. Anselmo Alvarez s/n, Ph: 51-84-234724 Clinic Centro Médico Pardo - Add: Av. de la Cultura 710, Ph: 62-4186 Clinic Cusco - Add: Av. Los Inkas 1012, Emergency: 65-0162 / 22-3190, Ph: 51-84-240645 Clinic Panamericana - Add: Av. de la Infancia 508 - Wanchaq, Emergency: 65-1888, Ph: 51-84-249494 Clinic Paredes - Add: Lechugal Street 405, Ph: 51-84-225265
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