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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Private Service

  • Duration

    02 / 01

  • Price per person

    $599USD

8,792ft

MAX. ALTITUDE 8,792ft

2-8

GROUP SIZE 2-8

HOTEL

ACCOMMODATION HOTEL

2

LEVEL Mild ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Cusco
  • Wiñay Huayna
  • Intipunku
  • Machu picchu

You get to enjoy all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed into a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles is not too challenging,

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Highlights

About Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic option for those who don’t have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail trek. Likewise, With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display, and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna). Therefore, you get to enjoy all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed into a one day walk. As a result, covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the short Inca Trail tour is not too challenging, is perfect for families, friends, students, as well as associations or clubs.

Certainly, we offer daily departures for the Inca Trail 2 days machupichu (excluding February when the trail is closed because of its maintenance).

short inca trail map

Overview of Short Inca Trail 2 Days

1

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Walking Distance – 10km / 6.21 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 meters ASL / 10990 feet ASL
  • Highest Elevation – 2730 meters ASL / 8956 feet ASL
  • Short inca trail difficulty: Moderate
2

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

  • Starting Elevation – 2050 meters ASL / 6561 feet ASL
  • Highest Elevation – 2400 meters ASL / 7873 feet ASL
  • Difficulty: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

Our trek today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail 2 days. Then, We’ll visit beautiful Inca sites, see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Therefore, Covering 10km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works it’s way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

Likewise, As we make our way to Machu Picchu we’ll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers, and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).

Continuing the Inca trail 2 days, we’ll arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. Similarly, The light at this time of day is great for photos and with fewer tourists on the site, it’s a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we’ve passed through the Sun Gate we’ll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we’ll check in to our hotel.

  • Lodging: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel *** or similar.

inca trail 2 days

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Firstly, for the second day of the inca trail 2 days, Waking up early we’ll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. So, We’ll have 2 hours guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After that, if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you’ll have the time to do it. Subsequently, In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco. As a result, we will have culminated with the short inca trail to Machu Picchu.

short inca trail to machu picchu

What´s Included

SHORT INCA TRAIL HIKE INCLUDED:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Train to Km 104.
  • Return transportation by train until Ollantaytambo.
  • Return transportation by bus to Cusco.
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • 3 Star Hotel.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • 2 Bus journeys between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Water.
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$85
  • Tips.
    Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick-dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellent (We strongly suggest NATURAL repellent)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlite with spare batteries (or an environmentally friendly option)

Prices

INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS RUNS AS A PRIVATE SERVICE

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people $ 599.00
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*03 people $ 579.00
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*04 people $ 549.00
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*05 people $ 519.00
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*06 people $ 499.00
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*07 people $ 489.00
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*08 + people $ 479.00
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Certainly, Inkayni Peru Tours offers DAILY DEPARTURE, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits are available from the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE of the short inca trail to machu picchu. Check short Inca trail hike availability: Inca Trail Availability.

Discounts for Inca Trail 2 Days:

  • Under 18 years old: US$25.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$25.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. Likewise, For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. Therefore, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com. More Information about STUDENT CARD

Departure Dates & Availability

Departure date for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

Above all, we offer daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year.

Departure time:

Certainly, we depart from Cusco around 05:00 am or 05:30 am to start the inca trail 2 days. Moreover, it will depend on the location of your hotel in Cusco.

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