Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Duration
2 Days
Altitude
7,217 ft
Activity Level
Easy walk
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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days

The best destinations for trekking lovers

This Short inca trail is the short version in contrast of classic one, which is also fascinating and surprising with authentic Inca trail leading to Machu Picchu. This trek is design for people who do not have much time and is not enough prepared fiscally neither acclimated, but want to reach Machu Picchu through the classic Inca Trail hiking.

Immerse yourself crossing this Inca Trail experience that rises from the deep gorge of Urubamba Valley up to Machu Picchu mountain with a lurid ecosystem of a sub-tropical humid forest, that thanks to its micro-climate we will enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna (wild life), and appreciate the different Inca sites that are mind blowing. Spectaculars Inca remains Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna that are visited mainly by hikers who make this Inca Trail Trek.

In the afternoon soak the magic power of Machu Picchu and from the sun gate “Inti Punku” Have a great bird- aye view of the Andes and the crazy meander formation of Urubamba canyon.

TRIP DESCRIPTION “SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU”

  • BRIEFING: 1 o 2 days before your trip
  • SERVICE TIME: 2 Days/ 1 Night
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel 
  • HEIGHT GAINED: 550 meters/ 1,804 feet of height
  • DISTANCE: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • WALKING TIME: 6 to 7 hours approximate
  • TEMPERATURE: 8 ºC 46.4 F mini. / 28 ºC 82 F max.
  • PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: regular
  • GROUP SIZE: 06 people máximum

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Itinerary

ITINERARY:

We know how important this vacation is for you, so we do not want that you have any doubt or something that lacks in your trip to a wonder of the world, Therefore, the guide will meet at your hotel 1 to 2 days before to give you all the previous information, personalized and answer your service concerns.

 

FIRST DAY. – CUSCO-OLLANTAYTAMBO-KM 104 – MACHUPICCHU AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN.

We pick you up from your hotel very early and drive toward the train station of Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train until kilometer 104 of the railway (1:20 hours approx.), where we will start our short inca trail trek. On the way we will visit the archaeological place of “Chachabamba” located between the vegetation of the jungle at a height of 2,170 meters / 7,120 feet. After visiting and exploring the place, we will ascend to the fascinating archaeological center of “Wiñaywayna” located at 2,650 meters / 8,700 feet. Then you will have a guided tour of this beauty of “Wiñaywayna”; as well as its residential, agricultural and religious zones that tell a story lived through its construction.

BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF MACHU PICCHU.

In the camp of the same name, we can enjoy boxed lunch (each one carry it), and we will be able to see the porters and hikers who started the classic Inca trail 3 days ago. Then we continue walking through an easy path (Inca flat road) through the semi-tropical forest to the “Intipunku” (sun gate) 2,720 meters / 8,923 feet, from where we can appreciate the city of “Machupicchu” at a distance, and then we will reach the citadel. After enjoying the classic photographs we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes (2,040 meters / 6,700 feet), where we stayed in this town and optionally visit the thermal baths of this town.

 

SECOND DAY. – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to take the bus to the citadel of “Machupicchu” and delight the sunrise of this magical place before the arrival of other tourists who come from Cusco and enjoy the tranquility of the lost city of the Incas on a guided tour, where you will visit the most important places in approximately 02 hours. Then, you will have time off to explore and take more pictures, and also be able to climb the mountains of Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountains (only if you made the reservation in advance).

In the afternoon you will back to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus, where you will have free time to lunch and go to the station to board the return EXPEDITION train to Ollantaytambo station (time approx.1: 45 hrs.) according the train service and schedule, and then we will take you to the hotel in the city of Cusco. Weary but satisfy we will finish this Short Inca Trail!

Trip Includes

WHAT ARE INCLUDED?

  • Transportation: hotel – train station (round trip)
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Train tickets
  • Food: first day lunch, dinner and second day breakfast.
  • 01 bottled wáter

Trip Excludes

  • Entrance fee Huaynapicchu or mountain Machupicchu
  • 1st day Breakfast and 2nd day lunch
  • Walking sticks (can be rented from the company)
  • Extra Porter (who will carry your personal belongings)
  • Tips for the guide and support staff 
  • Carrier service is not included.

Notes

INFORMATION BEFORE THE TRIP

We will previously prioritize your queries, doubts and concerns you may have about the trip. The guide will go to your hotel 1 to 2 days before departure to inform you and answer questions about your trip.

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Book this tour

  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • Minimum Age: 14 Years

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING 

We recommend that you take the necessary and lightweight in a backpack of 25 liters or more, so you can take your things and the boxed lunch, and thus, enjoy the trip better. 

  • Original passport (the same one that you used to make the reservation)
  • Backpack (must be very comfortable for all belongings and lunch box)
  • Water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and cap.
  • Rain wear or rain poncho (Inca trail weather is unpredictable)
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Shirts or t-shirts (we recommend long sleeved)
  • Sun cap
  • Personal medication
  • Trek sticks with rubber bands on the tip
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra money

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