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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Private Service

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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Private Service

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02 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Private Service

  • 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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Duration 02D / 01N

8,792ft

MAX. ALTITUDE 8,792ft

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ACCOMMODATION HOTEL

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LEVEL Mild

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHORT INCA TRAIL

  • Be part of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and start the hike since the Km. 104, explore some constructions made by the Incas and arrive walking to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), just some travelers are the lucky ones to get to Machu Picchu by this route.
  • Enjoy all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed into a one-day walk 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.
  • The Short Inca Trail tour is not too challenging and covers a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles. This Inka Trail is perfect for families, friends, students, as well as associations or clubs.
  • We offer daily departures for the Inca Trail 2 days Machupicchu (excluding February when the trail is closed because of its maintenance).

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Inflatable sleeping mattress and pillow included

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Highlights

About Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was designed for those travelers who do not have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail trek.

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Overview of Short Inca Trail 2 Days

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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
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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

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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.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2730 m / 8956 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3350 m/ 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2050 m / 6,571 ft
  • Walking Distance: 10km / 6.21 miles
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Weather: Warm and windy
  • Meals: Box Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel *** or similar.
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU (11 KM)

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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.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2050 m / 6,571 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3350 m/ 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 2 km / 1.24 miles
  • Walking time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:

What's Included?

SHORT INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:

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BRIEFING

  • 1 or 2 days prior to the trek you will have a briefing, where you will meet your guide to receive key details about the 2-day Inca Trail Tour.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Inca Trail permits
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 3)
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 3 Star Hotel in Aguas Calientes
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FOOD

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, allergies, etc.), please let us know
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TRANSPORT

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Train Ticket Ollantaytambo to Km 104 (Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail))
  • Train Ticket Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail))
  • Return transportation to Cusco
  • Consettur Bus (round trip)

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.

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

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ESSENTIALS

  • Original Passport
  • Valid Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Water storage: Water bottles or Camelbaks are recommended.
  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

  • T-shirt
  • Hiking pants
  • 1 Fleece jacket
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camara
  • Rain gear

Prices

INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS RUNS AS A PRIVATE SERVICE

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people $ 599.00
*03 people $ 579.00
*04 people $ 549.00
*05 people $ 519.00
*06 people $ 499.00
*07 people $ 489.00
*08 + people $ 479.00

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 the 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

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Departure Dates

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.

FAQS?

Classic Inca Trail Availability

Certainly, It is strongly recommended to book your Classic Inca Trail trek at least 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. Last year the demand was extremely high, and demand is projected to rise even more.

Above all, Inkayni Peru Tours offers daily departures on the Classic Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Likewise, since 2000 the Classic Inca trail tours has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites. But it has also limited the number of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters, and cooks.

For instance, Inkayni Peru Tours will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu

With great guides, chefs, and unmatchable, unstoppable Porters. Above all, the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows.

If your date is not available, look beyond to see that there are many wonderful alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Just as beautiful as the Classic Inca trail trek and not as crowded!

With How Much Time In Advance Should I Book My Classic Inca Trail?

We recommend it as soon as possible!! This is a famous route ” classic Inca trail trek” in high-demand. And because the government has restricted access and applied daily limits (200 hikers & 300 porters/staff per day). Due to these factors, we urge you to make your reservation as far in advance as possible.

What month should I book the Inca trail 2 days?

If you plan to travel between the months of April – September, you best make your reservation 06 months before your departure date.

Moreover, between the months of October – January, it is possible to make a reservation from 03 to 04 months in advance.

What happens with the payment, do you need a deposit?

Once your reservation for the classic Inca trail has been confirmed through our website or a sales agent. A deposit fee of 40% of the trip cost must be made to confirm your trek. Deposits must be made through PayPal (quickest and preferred method), Western Union, or bank transfer.

How do I cancel the rest of the payment?

Above all, the remaining balance must be paid in our office in Cusco for AT LEAST 48 hours. Before your trekking departure date, before 7:30 pm.

That is to say, the remaining balance must be paid in cash (US$ dollars or Peruvian Soles). When we confirm your trekking reservation, we will send you the details on how to make the deposit for your trip. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit is used to purchase your inca trail permits and reserve your space. After having made this purchase by sending your information to the government, NO adjustments or changes can be made (dates, names, personal data, etc.) to the reservation.

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

How far in advance should I acclimatize for the 2 days Inca trail?

This means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Is there a maximum or minimum age limit for Classic Inca Trail?

There are NO government restrictions regarding the age limit for classic Inca Trail. However, as a responsible Tour Agency, we will only accept reservations for children 7 or younger if the parents assume full responsibility for them during the trek. *For families with children, we highly suggest booking a private tour to make your experience more comfortable*

What about minors and seniors for the classic Inca Trail?

All children below the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

We require all trekkers age 60 or above to hire an additional porter (12kg) for their convenience.

In addition, Trekkers age 65 + must consult with their physician before booking and also before traveling to verify health conditions for participating in a high altitude multi-day trek.

We also suggest that all medical or doctor recommendations be acknowledged, even if this means canceling your travel plans. All clients 60 years of age or above arrive in Cusco at least 03 days before your trekking date to adjust to the altitude.

To clarify, The clients age 55 + speak in advance with their physician to consult the best way to plan your trek and inquire that your travel insurance covers activities such as adventure. We will require a medical file confirming a good state of health and NO cardiac problems.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation for the classic inca trail hike, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

In short, Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

What will the meals be like during the Inca trail 2 days?

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

Similarly, We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Certainly, Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation for the classic Inca trail.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

However, If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive in Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your classic Inca trail, although 03 nights before is ideal. Certainly, You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin their trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

What are the office hours?

Certainly, Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The classic inca trail is full of steep ascents and steep drops on narrow Inka stairs. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees. *Inkayni Peru Tours and the INC (National Culture Institute) asks that you not use metal-tipped poles that will damage the trail.*

In addition, Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the classic Inca trail?

Can I leave my belongings in your office?

On the other hand, any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the classic Inca trail with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

When is the rainy season in Cusco?

Likewise, January to March is summer in Peru, which means the rainy season for Cusco. And especially the classic inca trail which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

If I am traveling alone may I have my own room ?

On the other hand, if you are traveling alone there is an additional cost of US $60. Which means a private room.

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?

In short, We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek and upon finishing. We will also leave you at your hotel at the end of classic inca trail trek.

Extra Services?

SERVICE

PRICE

Vistadome Train Upgrade $70.00
Single Supplement $60.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

Why Inkayni?

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included inflatable Thermarest or REI sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff.

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Above all, it is also crucial that all the people involved in the operation of our services are treated and taken care of properly, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities.

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