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  • All-Inclusive (comfortable sleeping bags, foam roll Therm-A-Rest mattresses, hiking poles, etc.).
  • Highly experienced English speaking Tour Guides.
  • Mundo Mapi professional local staff such as Guides, Guide Assistants, Cooks, and Porters receive decent wages, unlike the staff of other tour companies!
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Tour Details

The Cusco Sacred Valley tour to short Inca Trail Hike let you enjoy the experience of the Inca Empire in less than a week of culture, adventure and tradition. In just 5 day Machu Picchu tour you can see the best of the Inca legacy and have the experience of the Inca Short Trail.

Upon arrival in Cusco you will have a free day to get to know a bit of the City, make a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and finally make the Inca Corto Trail tour. The short Inca Trail is part of the network of roads that the Incas developed to unite the main administrative and religious centers throughout the Tahuantinsuyo.

This is the short version of the famous and surprising Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but who in no way want to miss this unique walk.


6 Days and 5 Nights

Departure Point

We pick you up from your hotel

What to Expect

The 2D/1N Inca Trail leaves from 104 km, located at 2,100 m / 6,889,764 ft. (departing by train from Ollantaytambo). It is a 16-kilometer hike to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will appreciate spectacular views of high Andean landscapes and jungle landscapes visiting Inca buildings on the route (Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy, etc). It is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those who seek adventure when they visit Peru, it has spectacular landscapes of the Andes chain, a great mix of forest and mountains, that you will enjoy from beginning to end.

  • Discover the capital and the lost city of the Incas
  • Walk around the Cusco city
  • Visit the traditional local market of Pisac
  • Guided tour of the Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeoligical
  • 2 day hike on the cloud forest of the Inca Trail
  • View the mountains of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Incas sites such as Wiñaywayna, Chachabamba and Intipata
  • Enjoy the landscapes of the Machu Picchu from Intipunko
  • Find and known the Llama and Alpaca animals in the Inca Path and Cusco
  • Walk through the Sun Gate (Intipunku),
  • Guided tour of the Machu Picchu
  • Walk in Machu Picchu and explore the citadel

Day 1:Cusco

You will be meet at the airport and transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned, so that you can arrive at any time. The rest of the day is free to acclimatize to its high altitude and discover the city at your convenience.

Cusco was the capital and heart of the Incan Empire (Tawantinsuyo = the Country of the Four Cardinal Points) that served as a base to Inca´s expansion into new territories. It is also the archaeological asset of the America. You can explore the Inca and Colonial town or you can do the City tour (optional).

Max. elevation: 3,345m (10974.41 ft)
Activity: The first day is an arrival day and no activities are planned, so that you can arrive at any time!
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Site you can to visited: Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), The Catedral of the Cusco, San Pedro Local Market, San Blas and San Cristobal

Day 2:Sacred Valley Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. At 07:30 hours in the morning we will pick you up from your Hotel and we will go on a Tourist Bus heading to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

This beautiful valley is composed of numerous rivers that descend by streams. First we will go to the archaeological center of Pisaq, impressive construction built in the period of the Inca Empire, where we can observe the great work accomplished by the Incas. Then we will visit the town of Pisaq, where we will find a picturesque craft market. For those who like to buy souvenirs, this place is undoubtedly one of the best places to do it, since there are many varieties of alpaca wool items, silver and gold jewelry, among others.

Continuing we go to the population of Urubamba where they will have a buffet lunch in one of the restaurants that offers the best presentations of typical dishes of the Cusco region. After lunch we will go to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the beautiful fortress that bears the same name. Once the guided tour in Ollantaytambo is over, we will go to your hotel for dinner and rest

Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
Site to visit: Pisac market, Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeoligical
Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo distance: 93 km
Max. elevation: 3,450m (10974 ft)
Min. elevation: 2,792 m (9160 ft)
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Day 3:Inca Trail Hike

Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel, to transfer you to the train station in Ollantaytambo; we will board the train that will take you to the km. 104 the trip is about 1 hour. It is here at Km 104 (2,200 m / 7,217,848 ft) where we will start the walk, we will pass by the bridge that is on the Urubamba or Willkamayuc River which translated from Quechua means Sacred River, which was very important for them. When you arrive at the control point you have to show the identification documents, either Passport or Alien Registration Card or National Identity Document. A 15 minute walk is the archeological center of Chachabamba and Choquesuysuy that are hidden in the semi-tropical forest, after your visit we will begin the walk through tiers upwards until we reach the next place on the way we will observe the sacred valley , water cascades and different types of semi-tropical forest orchids, after 4 hours of walking we will arrive at Wiñaywayna (2,650 m / 8,694,226 ft) it shows a perfect example of what agriculture was in the time of the Incas, since Along its skirts lie a large number of circular terraces, where the Incas cultivated different agricultural products. The name Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid that abounds in the area and that has as meaning in Spanish “Eternally young” and has more than 20 buildings, one of them the Temple of the Rainbow also called Temple of Fertility, the visit will be One hour later, on average, you will enjoy a box lunch to recharge your batteries and continue until you reach Wiñaywayna’s control.

In this second part of the tour we will walk for 2 hours through an Andean plan, stone stairs and tambos (“resting places”) until we reach the Inti Punku – Puerta del Sol (2,720 m / 8,923,885 ft) that during the Incas functioned as control of entry to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; From here you have an impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu and the entire surrounding valley, then descend for approximately 30 minutes to the wonder of Machu Picchu world (2,490 m / 8,169,292 ft) and finally take the bus to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town (2,160 m / 7,086,614 ft) the trip lasts 25 minutes, here we will spend the night in a basic lodging. If you are not very tired, you have the option of visiting the thermal baths located 5 minutes from the town, the cost is 10 soles. For those who like to dance or have a drink in a bar, we inform you that Aguas Calientes has a wide variety of bars and restaurants, including an ATM, in case you wish to withdraw money from the bank.

Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
Site to visit: Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, Intipata, Intipunko (Sun door) and you can see Machu Picchu
Trekking distance: 16 km
Max. elevation: 2650 m (8695 ft)
Min. elevation: 2230 m (7317 ft)
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Day 3:Winay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Wake up time is at 3:30AM. We’ll eat breakfast at 4:00AM and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30AM. We’ll wave goodbye to our team of porters and chef and then it’s “Forward On” to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). We will wake up early after a refreshing night to enjoy the serenity in the soft morning light as hike 2 hours from Wiñay Wayna to the Sun Gate or “Inti Punku.” Here, the Inca Trail 4 day trek officially ends. From here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory.

We will walk downhill for 1 hour and enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas! Here we will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today! Without having modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were genius in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water in canals through its streets for the people to use.

After this tour, you are free to explore by yourself. Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for as long as you need before taking the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here if you have left time before the train, you will be able to have lunch, visit the hot springs, and walk around the town and the artisan market. At 16:22 hrs (subject to availability), we will take the train to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at about 20:00 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

Day 4:Hiking to Machu Picchu and guided tour

We started early to get ready to go to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; Here we have two options: get on bus or go walking. The trek to Machu Picchu is 1 hour and 30 minutes, the first 30 minutes of flat walk to the Ruinas bridge and then up through the properly signposted stands. The bus trip takes approximately 25 minutes.

This enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for approximately 2 hours in the company of your guide, who will give you information about this wonder, you can visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where the wise Incas moored the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairways, squares, fountains, etc. After the guided tour you will have a free time of 5-6 hours, to take pictures, or visit Huayna Picchu or “Montaña Joven” which has only 400 spaces, divided into two groups: first group (07:00 am – 08: 00 am), second group (10:00 am – 11:00 am). Then you will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes, either by bus or walking according to your choice. In the evening we will take a train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait to take us back to Cusco City.

Estimated trekking time: 2 hours
Site to visit: Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (optinal – extra price, please book in advance)
Trekking distance: 5 km
Max. elevation: 3345 m (10975 ft)
Min. elevation: 2040 m (6693 ft)
Difficulty: Easy hike

Day 5:Rainbow Mountain Trek

Early, at agreed time (04:30 am approx.) You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco, to make our beautiful trip to the South Valley of Cusco, located in the southern part of the ancient capital of the Inkas (Cusco), the trip will take a duration of 3 hours approximately.

Our first stop will be in the beautiful village of Cusipata where we will have a short break to enjoy our breakfast and after a brief explanation, we will start our trek towards the mountain Vinicunca or mountain of seven colors. We will start with our walk at the foot of the Ausangate, an approximately 2 hour climb, during this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids and the beautiful reflection of the landscape is impressive. When we get to the mountain of colors we will have enough time to take pictures of this enigmatic and amazing place, later we will return walking until arriving to Pampachiri, where we will take our transport to go to Cusipata and enjoy the delicious lunch. Upon return we will make a stop to visit the beautiful colonial bridge of Checacupe. Finally, between 17:00 hours we will be in the imperial city.

Overnight at hotel in Cusco.

Estimated trekking time: 2 hours
Site to visit: Rainbow Mountain
Trekking distance: 6 km
Max. elevation: 5200 m (17060 ft)
Min. elevation: 3300 m (9317 ft)
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Day 6:Departure day

Transfer to the airport or bus station.


Price Includes

  • Welcome by our Representative at arrival;
  • All airport arrival and departure transfers;
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco (03 Night); Hostal in Ollantaytambo (01 Night); Hotel in Aguas Calientes (01 Night).
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary, Inca Trail Permit including;.
  • Bilingual local Tour Guides as per the itinerary;
  • Meals: 04x breakfast, 01x buffet lunch in Sacred Valley. 1x Lunch in the Rainbow Mountain, 01x box lunch on the Inca Trail, 01x dinner (If you are a vegetarian, please advise us in advance. A vegetarian meal option is for NO extra cost!);;
  • Bilingual local Tour Guides as per the itinerary;
  • A train round trip (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Tourist transportation to the Rainbow Mountain (round trip).
  • Professional guide in the Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour, Sacred Valley Tour, 2 day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu;

Price Excludes

  • Personal articles
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu
  • Additional features
  • Tips
  • Expenses not mentioned



  • Passport
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.


Porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2-3 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to clean - might make you feel fresh if you had a little soap.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least


  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.


  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Water: we supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning of water only as we won't have time to filter water until your first lunch.
  • Earplugs

If very important your take best cover backpacker, because the weather on Inca Trail is change every date, we can’t predict it raining or no. If you don’t have, we recommended to putting your clothes, sleeping bag and other personal equipment inside the plastic bag.

Additional Items

We would love to take everyone on the Inca Trail and guide you to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits remain with the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.

Group Price:

$550 per person

Private Tours are based on Group Size:

2 Trekkers: $1000 per person
3 Trekkers: $900 per person
4 Trekkers: $750 per person
5 Trekkers: $700 per person
6 Trekkers: $600 per person
7 Trekkers: $575 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $550 per person

Student Discount:

– $25 off per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.

Please send all to info@theincatrails.com.

As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.

  • The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.

  • This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train

All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.

  • This train is $75 per person.

Extra Day at Machu Picchu

You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.

  • The entrance ticket into Machu Picchu is $55 per person.
    The roundtrip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is $25 per person