Macchu pichu by train and trek

Old Apr 27th, 2015, 04:49 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Macchu pichu by train and trek

My wife and I and another couple want to travel to Macchu Pichu as part of a longer trip to Peru. The men want to do the 4 day hike on the Inca trail; for the women, that hike would be too strenuous. Is there any reasonable option for us to meet up, have the women do a less strenuous hike, or take the train the whole way. What interesting things can they do while we are hiking? Thanks.
Mogul_meister is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2015, 08:52 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 567
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There's a 2 days trek available. If your group is doing both the 4 days and 2 days trek with the same trekking company then I would talk to them to see if they can somehow arrange for the two groups to meet midway at some point, but don't be disappointed if they say it'd be too difficult to organize.

The women can also spend more time in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley and then take the train to meet up with you guys at MP.
Axel2DP is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2015, 10:24 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,438
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree, spend more time in the Sacred Valley and Cusco. A less strenuous hike that doesn't need a guide, is walking down from the Pisac ruins into town. You can hire a taxi to drop you off at the top. There are also some trails around Ollantaytambo. And some options to walk or bike around Ollantaytambo, Moray and the Salineras. Eg the Abra Malaga trip by KB Tambo
http://kbperu.com/tours/mountain-bik...e/abra-malaga/

And you could also do the hike up to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu (which is included in your ticket). So you'll see where the Inca Trail hikers enter into MP and get the view (if it isn't fogged over).
KB of KB Tambo has some info on his website
mlgb is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2015, 01:33 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,184
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You could also look into what we are doing next month, the Lares trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru. I picked for two reasons. They have lodges (rather than camping) and they have each day a less strenous option. See the brochure here (this is for 5 day 4 night, they have a longer version too).

http://www.laresadventure.com/itiner...days-4-nights/

I did a lot of research as to what the different choices to Macchu Pichu are and this seemed like a good match for us.
laurie_ann is online now  
Old Apr 30th, 2015, 11:28 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks all. This is very helpful.
Mogul_meister is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Lorae
South America
4
Jun 19th, 2014 08:53 AM
mimi2015
South America
7
Aug 7th, 2013 02:40 PM
kiki2
South America
8
Feb 20th, 2011 09:39 AM
JC98
Mexico & Central America
11
Jan 23rd, 2008 09:58 AM
Megan
Mexico & Central America
8
Oct 10th, 2002 03:20 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information