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Besides the already famous Inca Trail in Peru there are also other equally amazing hikes, if you are interested in any of these, take a look at what we have prepared for you.

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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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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – 2 Days | 1 Night

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Duration

2 days


Group

10 + more


Meals

Included Meals


Transport Style

Train - Bus


Experience

the Best


Difficult

Moderate

Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu, Inti Punku.

Overview

Why Explore the Iconic Short Inca Trail 2 days?

Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu is one of the best treks that exists on the planet. It was created for travelers who have little time but want to do this hike and see the INTI PUNKU (Sun Gate) with a magnificent view of Machu Picchu.

The tour is approximately 12 kilometers, appreciating dense forests, flora, and fauna as well as archaeological centers of the Inca culture, unlike the classic Inca Trail, this is a quiet hike with amazing views that will fill the camera.

If you wish you can visit MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN or also climb the amazing HUAYNA PICCHU “but be careful to book in advance and check availability”, to see the availability click on the link
https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/availability/

Itinerary Short Inca Trail 2 Days

  • One day before your trek you have
  • the orientation with your short Inca Trail guide in your hotel or also, or it
  • can be via phone according to your time at Cusco city. So; you have a wonderful
  • Machu Picchu 2-day hike without any problems.

First Day: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – KM 104 – Machu Picchu Pueblo

On day 1 in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to continue by bus to Ollantaytambo train station for 2 hours, where you take the excursion train to Km-104 which is the starting point of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

At Km-104 or Chachabamba is located the first checkpoint of the 2-day Inca Trail where the control is very strict and all Inca Trail hikers must show their passports.

The hike begins in Chachabamba. Along the hike, you will get to see impressive Inca ruins, high single flora, incredible mountains, and the legendary trail that leads you to the magical place of the Sun Gate.

Sungate is an iconic and breathtaking place! Why? Because you have the first viewpoint of Machu Picchu and in the afternoon you reach the citadel on foot.
After enjoying Machu Picchu and the Short Inca Trail, you take the bus from the Machu Picchu site to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the village where you spend the night!

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km 104
Machu Picchu Inca trail 2 days
Machu Picchu Tour

Day 2: Machu Picchu Pueblo – Machu Picchu Citadel – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today, you explore the city of your dreams, “Machu Picchu”. The guided tour in the citadel of Machu Picchu lasts more than 2 hours; where you will discover the most important temples of the Inca site.

The Inca Trail tours end in Machu Picchu and are guided on the second day in the morning, once you explore “One of the seven wonders of the world”, you have to return back to Machu Picchu Pueblo by bus.

All our Inca Trail hikers have lunch in this village and after lunch, they return by train (Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo), then by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

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Machu Picchu Tour

Inclusions Short Inca Trail Tour

On the short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu for 2 days, the Inca Trail specialist specifies the inclusion and exclusion services in all the tour itineraries listed on our site. Please pay attention to details; so you don’t miss anything. Please pay attention to the details; so you don’t miss anything. some items may be different for the programs, read carefully before you hike and book with us!

Includes:

  • Pre-hike talk
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets – round trip Ollantaytambo to Km-104 and Machu Picchu village to Ollantaytambo with private car connection to Cusco.
  • Total bus tickets 03
  • Private guided visits to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals 1 box lunch, 1 dinner, and 1breakfast
  • 1-night accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo (hot shower, private room, bathroom and buffet breakfast included)
  • Experienced Inca Trail guide
  • Medical kit (first aid kit with oxygen tank)

Does Not Include:

  • Food not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips, tipping is usual on any hiking tours to Machu Picchu. However, the company pays a good salary to our crew; but the extra is always welcome considering their hard job. Participants tip directly according to your satisfaction
  • Travel Insurance

Optional Extra on Machu Picchu hike 2 day

  • Vistadome or 360° train round trip 70 USD
  • Huayna Picchu mountain ticket 65 USD
  • Machu Picchu Mountain ticket 65 USD
  • Hiking sticks a pair of 16 USD

Note:

Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu are optional treks after or before visiting Machu Picchu archeological sites. The climb up to the extra mountains is without a guide. On the other hand, if you would like a guide for the extra hike let us know in advance with an extra fee.

Price on the 2 days Machu Picchu Hike

Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu is open from March to January and during February is closed because the trail is maintained, including the campsites and toilets.

  • 1 participant 650 USD
  • 2 participants 430 USD
  • 3 to 10 participants 420 USD


The Short Inca Trail Map to Machu Picchu
The best route version to visit Machu Picchu

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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The full Inca Trail hike of 4 days and three nights is only 25 miles (40 km) but the altitude at its highest point is 4200 mas (meters above sea level).

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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 Reservation, Hotel Reservation etc..

    We will be happy to advise you to have a great experience in Cusco and all over Peru.

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    Make a deposit in advance, since the entrance tickets for the different archaeological sites will not be available for a long time

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