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Inca Trail
Inca trail to Machu Picchu

If you are a fan of hiking and climbing, the Inca Trail in Peru is for you, where you will see impressive archaeological remains accompanied by great stories along the way.

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Inca Trail 1 day Express hike to Machu Picchu

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Duration

Full Day


Group

5 + More


Meals

Includes Meals


Transport Style

Bus


Experience

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Difficult

Medium

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 1 day express hike to Machu Picchu will travel this famous Inca trail with spectacular views along our route (Wiñay Wayna, Inti Punku, etc.)

It had no commercial use, there were other simpler roads to transport products, llamas, and people to Machu Picchu, The purpose of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was religious and ceremonial, a pilgrimage that included rituals to honor the mountains,  to see the availability click on the link
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Itinerary

DAY 1: Km. 104 – Entrance to the Inca Trail.

  • Meals: Box Lunch and dinner.
  • Lodging: Hotel, “Camping on request”.
  • Distance: 16kms
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.
  • Hiking time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic and lunch).
  • Hike and terrain: Walking, cantering, on open roads, some steep uphill trails.
  • Hike Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate” – Machupicchu The guided tour ends in the afternoon Return train and final transfer to Cusco.


This day hike takes us on a trail full of life and breathtaking views. We will visit beautiful Inca sites, see a great variety of flora and fauna and be able to see the Andes Mountains. Covering 16 km of the trail, our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and climbs up an original Inca trail to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna (forever young), before continuing on to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
Along the way, if we are lucky we may see some larger mammals such as Vizcachas (Chinchillas similar to rabbits) and Spectacled Bears.

Visit to Machu Picchu

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Visit Machu Picchu

After a full day on the Inca Trail, we will arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) at noon and have a view of Machu Picchu. It is a perfect moment to take some pictures. After passing through the Sun Gate, we will continue our last leg of the Inca Trail that takes us to the Inca city of Machupicchu. “Here we will have some free time.


Arriving at Machu Picchu we will start a guided tour of the Inca City; You will learn a lot about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.
Concluding our tour we will return to Cusco: We will descend by Aguas Calientes by bus (included) to board the train to Ollantaytambo where you will meet our private van and will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco arriving around 10:30 pm “the time may vary according to the train schedule”.

Included

  • Información para el tour
  • Transporte
  • Tren de expedición – Opción de mejorar el tren Vistadome con un costo adicional.
  • Guía profesional de habla inglesa con certificación turística oficial
  • Guía cultural experimentado de Machupicchu
  • Entrada al Camino Inca Corto (Puerta del Sol a Machupicchu)
  • Entrada a Machu Picchu.
  • Comidas: 1 Almuerzo
  • Agua: Se proporciona agua para 1 día de caminata
  • Botiquín de primeros auxilios y bomba de oxígeno
  • Billetes de tren de ida y vuelta
  • Traslado a Cusco Traslado en coche privado

Not Included

  • Walking sticks: If you wish, you can rent a set from our company.
  • Meals in Machupicchu town: Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for our staff: feel free to tip or not as you wish
  • Additional costs or delays beyond management’s control (landscape, bad weather, itinerary modification for safety reasons, illness, change in government policy, political instability/strike, etc.).

What to Bring for Inca Trail 1 day

  • Original Passport
  • Gloves (warm gloves)
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Trekking pants
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Photo/video cameras and chargers
  • Casual mountain clothing
  • Hiking socks
  • Long sleeve sweater Woolen hat
  • Cold weather jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • The breathable, dry-fit upper garment
  • Full rain gear or poncho

Frequently Asked Questions

The total length of the Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan) is more than 30,000 kilometers, but the main route (approximately 5,200 km long).

Be physically active at least 2 weeks before the Inca Trail day. You can practice running, cycling, mountaineering or just long walks.

How steep is the Inca Trail? When hiking the Inca Trail there are a few things you should know: The Inca Trail is a high altitude trek that is 3,400 masl (meters above sea level).

you can not do the inca trail alone, you need to hire a tour operator agency, as there are limited spaces for this hike.

The Inca Trail hike has a moderate difficulty, compared to other trail hikes that exist, if you want to do this hike we show you what you should follow before making the famous South American hike.

not to mention that it is the best hike in South America for travelers, I will tell you that this hike is worth doing because it is:

  • Watching the sunrise from Inti Punku.

  • Know Machu Picchu

  • Interact with people from other countries

  • To test your body’s physical condition.

  • Live a great adventure

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how long is the 1 day Inca trail express hike?

The Machu Picchu Inca Trail is a one-day, 12 km hike. The maximum altitude reached is 2700masl. It is important to be well acclimatized to the altitude.

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    About this trip

    Our programs are modifiable to the traveler’s taste, this means that you can increase travel days, more destinations, another type of food (Vegan), Flight reservations, Hotel reservations, etc.

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