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2-Day Huchuy Qosqo & Short Inca Trail Express

Explore the less-visited Huchuy Qosqo ruins and experience the Short Inca Trail, all in two days.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

5/10

Availability

March – January

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

2-Day Huchuy Qosqo & Short Inca Trail Express Overview

Embark on a captivating 2-day journey that combines the serene Huchuy Qosqo ruins with the exhilarating Short Inca Trail. This trek is an ideal choice for adventurers seeking to explore the heart of the Inca civilization in a limited timeframe. Starting with a scenic drive from Cusco to Sihua, the trail takes you through stunning Andean landscapes to the lesser-known Huchuy Qosqo ruins. Here, you’ll be immersed in the tranquility and beauty of the Andes, uncovering the mysteries of these ancient ruins against the picturesque backdrop of the Sacred Valley.

The adventure continues with the Short Inca Trail on the second day, leading to the majestic Machu Picchu. This part of the trek offers a rich tapestry of natural beauty, historical sites, and breathtaking vistas. The experience culminates with an exploration of Machu Picchu, where the grandeur of this ancient wonder is revealed. This compact trek not only showcases the iconic Inca citadel but also provides a deeper connection with the journey that leads to it, promising an unforgettable and enriching experience.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 5:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Huchuy Qosqo, Lamay, Ollantaytambo, Km 104, Short Inca Trail, Machu Picchu

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 05:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 05:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 05:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 05:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 05:00
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2-Day Huchuy Qosqo & Short Inca Trail Express

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Day 1: Hike from Sihua to Huchuy Qosqo and Overnight in Ollantaytambo

Embark on an enchanting journey that begins with a sunrise departure from Cusco, heading towards the uncharted trails leading to Huchuy Qosqo. As you travel to Sihua, the gateway to your trek, witness the Andean sunrise painting the skies, heralding a day of exploration and discovery.

The trek from Sihua unveils a path less trodden, winding through the Andean wilderness and leading you to the secluded splendor of Huchuy Qosqo. This ancient site, lesser-known yet equally captivating, offers a unique perspective on Incan architecture and civilization. Our knowledgeable guides will unravel the mysteries of this hidden Inca treasure, enriching your understanding of this ancient culture.

After immersing yourself in the tranquility of Huchuy Qosqo, descend to Lamay, a journey that affords stunning vistas of the Sacred Valley’s diverse landscape. From Lamay, a short drive brings you to the enchanting town of Ollantaytambo, where you’ll spend the night amidst its rich historical ambiance, preparing for the next day’s adventure on the Inca Trail.

Accommodation: Overnight stay in Ollantaytambo
Meals: Boxed lunch during the hike and dinner in Ollantaytambo
Hiking: Approx. 6 hours, 15 km

Daybreak on your second day heralds a journey on the revered Short Inca Trail. After breakfast in Ollantaytambo, a scenic train ride to KM 104 marks the beginning of your trail walk. This part of the Inca Trail, often overshadowed by its longer counterpart, is a hidden gem bursting with natural beauty and historical sites.

As you embark on the trail, you’ll be provided with a specially prepared boxed lunch, ideal for a mid-hike break at the enchanting Wiñayhuayna. Here, amidst ancient terraces and lush greenery, you’ll have a moment to reflect on the journey and enjoy your meal in one of the most picturesque settings along the trail.

The path to Machu Picchu is a tapestry of breathtaking scenery, Incan ruins, and diverse ecosystems. As you approach the iconic citadel, the anticipation builds until you are finally greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of Machu Picchu. Explore this wonder with our expert guides, who will share insights and stories, bringing the ruins to life.

Your adventure culminates with a descent to Aguas Calientes and a reflective lunch. The return to Cusco includes a train ride to Ollantaytambo and a drive back, each mile retracing the steps of the Incas and concluding your remarkable journey through time and nature.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch
Hiking: Exploration of Machu Picchu

Tour Highlights

2-Day Huchuy Qosqo & Short Inca Trail Express Highlights

  • Hike to Huchuy Qosqo: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Andes with a serene 6-hour hike to the less-visited ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, where history and nature blend seamlessly.
  • Exploration of Huchuy Qosqo Ruins: Delve deep into Inca history with a guided exploration of Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient site offering panoramic views of the Sacred Valley.
  • Descent to the Village of Lamay: Experience a change in perspective with a descent to Lamay, showcasing the valley’s sprawling beauty.
  • Overnight in Ollantaytambo: Rest and recharge in the historically rich town of Ollantaytambo, known for its well-preserved Inca architecture and vibrant local culture.
  • Short Inca Trail Trek: Embark on the iconic Short Inca Trail from KM 104, a journey through diverse ecosystems and past enchanting Inca sites.
  • Majestic Machu Picchu: Arrive at the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, the pinnacle of the trek, and explore this world-renowned ancient city with an expert guide.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Professional bilingual guide fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to the trailhead.
  • Meals: 2 boxed lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast (vegetarian and gluten-free options available at no extra cost).
  • Entrance fees to Huchuy Qosqo, the Short Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation from Lamay to Ollantaytambo.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • 1-night hotel stay in Ollantaytambo (twin bedroom with private facilities).
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Km 104 and return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private van transportation from Ollantaytambo to your Cusco hotel.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Porter for boxed lunch/personal items: Full Porter (12kg) available at US$75, Half Porter (6kg) available at US$45.
  • Trekking poles available for rent.
  • Day 1 breakfast.
  • Day 2 dinner.
  • Gratuities for the crew (at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • 3-Star Ollantaytambo Hotel: Rest and recharge in a carefully selected 3-star hotel.
  • Mountain Climbing Permits: Choose between Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Vistadome First-Class Train: Enjoy scenic travel from Aguas Calientes with panoramic windows offering spectacular views.
  • Porter Service & Personal Duffel Bag: A dedicated porter will carry your personal items and boxed lunch, up to 7kg.
  • Gourmet Lunch: Indulge in a gourmet dining experience at either Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

490

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

520

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

570

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

690

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

820

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

990

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Save USD 20 with a valid Student Card for those younger than 25 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Terms for Clients

We recognize that life is ever-changing. However, due to the elaborate planning and expenses involved in preparing for this tour, we maintain a strict no-refund policy after booking confirmation. This underscores the importance of obtaining comprehensive travel insurance, which can offer protection against unforeseen cancellations.

Navigating Unpredictable Circumstances – Force Majeure

In extraordinary situations beyond our control, such as natural disasters or political upheavals, Huaynas Expeditions will strive to offer alternative arrangements. This may include rescheduling your trip or issuing a credit for future travel, based on current availability and discretion.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Emphasizing the Need for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

To cover unexpected events, including trip disruptions and medical emergencies, we cannot stress enough the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. It’s your safety net, ensuring peace of mind throughout your journey. Please note, Huaynas Expeditions does not bear responsibility for costs arising from incidents not covered by your travel insurance.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Original passport and student ID (if applicable).
  • Light day pack with clothes suitable for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock and after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent (minimum 20% DEET, no reported risk of malaria).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen or water bottle.
  • Personal medical kit (include special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Walking sticks or trekking poles.
  • Cash for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Lightly: Remember, if you’re not opting for a porter, you’ll be carrying everything you pack. Make sure your backpack is comfortable and not overloaded.
  • Layering is Key: Weather in the Andes can be unpredictable. Dressing in layers allows you to easily adjust to changing conditions.
  • Stay Hydrated: The trek can be strenuous, so always have enough water with you. Refill your bottles when you have an opportunity.
  • Protect from Sun and Rain: Even on cloudy days, the sun in the Andes can be intense. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat are essential. Equally, rain showers can be sudden, so always have a rain jacket or poncho on hand.
  • Footwear Matters: Your feet will carry you through the journey, so invest in a good pair of hiking boots. Break them in before the trek to avoid blisters.
  • Leave No Trace: The Inca Trail is a treasure. Please carry all your trash with you and consider using biodegradable products to minimize environmental impact.
  • Stay Organized: Use packing cubes or zip-lock bags to categorize your items. This makes accessing what you need easier and keeps your belongings dry and clean.
  • Prepare for Altitude: Consider bringing altitude sickness tablets. It’s also advisable to spend a few days in Cusco before the trek to acclimatize.
  • Personal Valuables: Keep essential documents, money, and valuables in a secure and accessible place, like a money belt or neck pouch.
  • Enjoy the Experience: Last but not least, pack a positive attitude and a sense of adventure. This journey is not just about reaching the destination, but also about enjoying the path that leads you there.

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