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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 Days

US$ 389.00

Short Inca Trail description

Not enough time in Cusco? Or you find there’s no tickets left for the Classic Inca Trail trek?

The 2 day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu is your best choice. During the 2 day Inca Trail trek, our professional guide will explain the breath-taking archeological sites along the way. The difficulty of the trek is easy. You only walk 10 kms on the first day, and stay overnight in Aguas Calientes. Then you will visit Machu Picchu on the second day. You will explore the natural elements, and culture of Inca in this 2 day hike.

If you are interested in this route, we highly suggest you book 3 months prior to arriving in Cusco, in case the Inca Trail permits are sold out.

You can take the Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trek, or one of the alternative treks, such as the Inca Jungle trekSalkantay Trek 5 days, or the Lares Trek


  • Enjoy sweeping views of the hight Jungle from the Wiñayhuayna archaeological site.
  • Spend two days on the Inca trail in Peru´s most famous Machu Picchu protected area.
  • Hike the famous Inca Trail, full of brilliant Andes scenery.
  • Get to know and experience centuries-old Incas knowledge in just two days.
  • Hike a part of the famous Inca trail in the Great Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Km. 104 – Machu Picchu

We will pick you up from your hotel and then drive to the Ollantaytambo train station. From here we will take the train to Km. 104, where we will begin our walk by crossing the Urubamba (Vilcanota) River, and visit the archaeological complex of Chachabamba. After a brief visit, we will start a four-hour climb to Wiñay Wayna (2,700m / 8,858ft). At this point, the trek will join the main Inca Trail route.

Finally, we will arrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the entrance gate overlooking Machu Picchu. From here, we will wind our way 40 minutes down a sinuous path to reach Machu Picchu citadel (2,450m / 8,038ft). Then, we will take a bus to Aguas Calientes, and our hotel. At night we will visit the hot springs at the north end of town (optional).

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Our day begins with a private guided tour of Machu Picchu, one of the modern Wonders of the World. Built by Inca Emperor Pachacuteq, this spectacular city has houses, temples, storage buildings and a huge main plaza, all connected with tight streets and stairways. The steep slopes around Machu Picchu are covered in terraces once used for agriculture, possibly to grow the corn used to make the chicha (corn beer) used in sacred rituals and ceremonies.

After the two-hour guided visit, you will have free time to enjoy this spiritual Inca citadel. We’ll return to Ollantaytambo, and then to your Cusco hotel.

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