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Short Inca Trail

Short Inca Trail 2 Days / 1 Night

Short Inca Trail description:

That time is not an excuse for you to live this experience of walking the Inca trail, this option is ideal for you, the short Inca trail is a path that leads him to visit Machu Picchu, see Machu Picchu from Inti Punku, with a day hike and a night in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), this hike is ideal for you traveler.

An incredible journey, which takes you to a wonderful place, Machu Picchu.


DAY 1: Cusco – Short with overnight in Machu Picchu Inca Trail.

Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley, and we go to Ollantaytambo station where we take the train on the road linking Cusco – Machu Picchu, we stop at Km 104 where the entrance to the Inca Trail, in this place is the Archaeological Complex Chachabamba (2150 m / 7052 ft).

We cross the Vilcanota river and we begin the trekking along a steep path, we will witness a flora clearly belonging to the cloud forest, after 4 hours we arrive to the Archaeological Center of Wiñaywayna (2650 m.s.n./ 8692 ft). We will visit this place where we can see the platforms that were used for agriculture.

Then we continue on a flat road, where the incredible flora awakens our senses, we arrive at Inti Punku, where we can see Machu Picchu in all its splendor, then descend to the control gate of Machu Picchu, we take the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Where we leave you at your hotel so you can rest.

Food: box-lunch.
Total distance: 13 km (8.08 miles).
Maximum altitude point: 2,650 m (8,692 ft).
Hour walk: 6 to 7 hours.
Accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

DAY 2: Visit to Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early in the morning, we took the bus to take us to Machu Picchu, where you will have guided for 2 hours, understand each main point of Machu Picchu, the agricultural area, residential area, quarries, temple of the three windows, Parsonage, intihuatana, sacred rock, industrial zone, condor temple, fountains, temple of the sun and more.

After these two hours you have free time to return to enjoy Machu Picchu, to appreciate better way, the stone walls, the flora, fauna, mountains surrounding this magical place. Machu Picchu is amazing.

At the scheduled time, will have to take the bus back to the town of Machu Picchu, where you will take the train that will bring you back to Ollantaytambo station, there will be waiting a mobility that will take you back to the city of Cusco, we leave at your hotel.

End of our services.


Short Inca Trail


      • Pre-departure information.
      • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo.
      • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
      • Tour guide.
      • 01 meals (box lunch). vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost. (Please indicate when booking).
      • First aid kit and oxygen tank.
      • 01 night hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo.
      • 01 breakfast at the hotel.
      • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) – 1st day.
      • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – 2nd day.
      • Train ticket Ollantaytambo station at Km 104 and Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) to Ollantaytambo station.
      • Transfer train station – hotel in Cusco.
      • 24h: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit.


  • Domestic and international air tickets.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain or (where available).
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Some extra service not mentioned in the description of the tour.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.


        1. The short Inca Trail, in all its splendor, where you walk the paths were considered sacred in Inca times.
        2. Main areas of Machu Picchu, Agricultural area, facilities, quarries, the temple of the three windows, the main temple, intihuana, sacred rock, condor temple, temple of the sun and more.


No way you can forget:

  • Original passport.
  • Original identity card international student (should have applied for a student discount).
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Jacket for rain or poncho (plastic ponchos).
  • Strong footwear, waterproof hiking boots recommended.
  • Flashlight / headlamp and batteries.
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Flashlight / headlamp and batteries.
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect from sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunscreen.
  • After-sun cream or moisturizer for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Handkerchiefs.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, nuts. etc.
  • Water container and water for the first day.
  • Swimsuit (if you want to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Small towel.
  • Cash in soles and / or $ US.
  • Walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail) (rent poles, please consult).
  • If you take medications take their medications.



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