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Inca Trail
Machu Picchu

Tour Details - Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

For sure you have heard about the Inca Trail, which is one the most famous trek to get to Machu Picchu.  The Inca Trail reaches selected points of the beautiful Inca sacred valley; unique for its amazing landscapes. This Trail takes between 4 to 5 days to be completed, is physically challenging and you need to camp in the Andean highlands to do it.  Are you looking another way to do it? We have a comfortable 2 day Machu Picchu trek to travel as a group and still it will give you a rewarding perspective on how to get to such amazing ancient city full of legends. You won’t camp during the 2-day trek or hiking too much, instead, you will travel by Expedition train and enjoy the superb scenario of the Inca Valleys until you get to the station and then you will walk the trail and get to the ‘Sun Gate’. The views from this panoramic landscape will encourage you to finish, this one in a lifetime experience. The best month of the year to travel is between May and September, however, you can do it during the other months but you can face some rain.     Note: If you want to make the tour privately, you’ll enjoy a customized service during the whole tour.   Let’s take a look:

Duration

2 Days and 1 Night

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history, culture

Short Inca Trail Operator

Mundo Mapi Adventure Travel Agency

Inca Trail Permits

It is included in your hike. Please note: the trail is fully booked months in advance during the high season.

What to Expect of The Inca Trail 2 days

Hiking the Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience, so do not hesitate to join our group! 

By saving time doing the Short Inca Trail, you will have extra days off to explore the beautiful city of Cusco and its surrounding attractions, Titicaca Lake and the Puno Region, or cities full of history and beautiful nature such as Lima and Arequipa. Take a look at some of our other packages involving these sites.

  • A hike passing through the cloud forest around the Lost City of the Incas.
  • Enjoyment of the surrounding landscapes, flora, and fauna.
  • Trekking the Inca Trail for 2 days only.
  • Explanations of a professional Tour Guide.
  • Visit of Wiñay Wayna Inca site.
  • Walking through the Sun Gate.
  • Exploration of the mystical Machu Picchu.
Itinerary - 2 Day Inca Trail Hike Tours

Day 1:Cusco - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu

The two day Inca trail hiking to machu picchu or the Inca trail Trekking start at 4:00 when we pick you up from your Cusco hotel and transfer you in our private van to Ollantaytambo train station then we will board a Tourist train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Chachabamba or Km 104 (2100m); As soon as we arrive to Chachabamba we will cross a wood bridge to the check point and show the permits and your passports then we will start a soft walk fpr 5 minutes towards the ruins of Chachabamba, (named by the existence of a dense vegetation) At this place we will see the stone altar dedicated to the mountains also we will see the ceremonial water fountains. After the explanation of Chachabamba, we’ll continue trekking a gentle up toward Wiñayhuayna.

From Chachabamba the trail leaves the forest and continues in open grassland by the left bank of the Urubamba River. After trekking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest; at this place you can enjoy a beautiful waterfall and then continue through thick vegetation and we will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñayhuayna that means forever young. Wiñayhuayna contents important agricultural system with interesting aqueducts for irrigation this was discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello at 1942. Here we will enjoy the lunch and after a rest brake we will continue two hours trek toward the Inti punku or the Sun gate which is the entrance to Machu Picchu from this point you can see Machu Picchu; after you take enough pictures we descent toward Machu Picchu and take the bus for 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation the hotel. In the evening you can go to relax to the Hot springs pools and be ready for the following day.

Meals: L D

Maximum Altitude: 2700m

Minimum Altitude: 2100m

Distance Travelled: 13 Km approximately

Approximate Hiking Time: 6 – 7 Hours

Day 2:Machu Picchu Tour – Return Train To Cusco

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Your breakfast will be ready before leaving the hotel. We need to be fast to catch our bus by 05:30 am.
You already saw Machu Picchu somewhere at home, a picture, magazine, film, but never imagine to be this close. It’s a special moment and for sure this moment will become a unique experience for everyone.

At your arrival at Machu Picchu, we will be showing you the most important aspects of this site. The mountain facing Machu Picchu is called Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,890ft) and it takes around 45 minutes to climb it. New governmental regulations ask travelers for permission to climb it. We can do that for you.

Finishing your 2-day tour, we will meet in Aguas Calientes and have lunch there to share our experiences altogether. After lunch you will have some free time, you can walk around Aguas Calientes and do what you please. Our return to Cusco will be by train first to Ollantaytambo and then private transport to your hotel in Cusco.

If you like you can stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes by letting us know you are taking this option. You might visit Machu Picchu again, the following day or try the local hot spring waters.

One way or another, you must know that we have the best Machu Picchu deals to provide you for your additional length to stay.
As we read before this tour can be done privately or in a group just let us know which option is best for you.

Regarding the permits to Huayna Picchu, need to be booked really in advance and we have two times to get in: 7 – 8 am or 10 – 11 am. Please note: if you get the permits for the 7 am start you will no be able to get the Machu Picchu guided tour

Meals: BL

Maximum Altitude: 2400m

Minimum Altitude: 2000m

Inca Trail Tour Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Pre-trek briefing with a Tour Guide;
  • Transfer by private vehicle to the railway station at Ollantaytambo;
  • Accommodation: a hotel in Aguas Calientes Town (1 night);
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x box lunch + 1x bag of snacks, 1x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO additional cost);
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide;
  • A shuttle bus round trip to Machu Picchu on the second day;
  • A train round trip (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu);
  • Private transportation (a van or a small car) from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Price Excludes

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in Aguas Calientes Town on the second day;
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80);
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory);
  • Travel Insurance.

Complementaries

  • Original passport;
  • Original ISIC (an international student card if applicable);
  • Travel insurance;
  • Pocket money in Nuevos Soles;
  • A small rucksack;
  • Raingear (a rain-jacket and waterproof trousers);
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended;
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a hotel/campsite);
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights in case of camping);
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold);
  • Sunscreen or sunblock;
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body;
  • Insect repellent – a recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria cases have been reported during this trip!);
  • Mobile phone/camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions);
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries;
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper;
  • Small towel and toiletries;
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refilled;
  • Optional: walking sticks; you can also rent it from us;
  • Please note: we provide filtered boiled water during the entire trek, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.); Please note: we provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taking your own snack applies only to customers who like a specific snack that might not be on our menu.
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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

Hotel:

MUNDO MAPI include a three (3) star hotel using La Cabana, Inti Punku, or Waman (based on availability at booking). Rooms are based on double or triple occupancy and there’s a single room surcharge of $50 US per person if you book alone. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and WIFI. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier. Please remember the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco. Below is a list of possible upgrade options but we work with most hotels in Aguas Calientes.

  • My own room: +$50 US pp
  • El Mapi: +$70 US pp shared (+$140 for a single)
  • Sumaq : +$215 US pp shared (+$375 for a single)
  • Booked on your own: -$40 US 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
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Sam L

Family Traveller

We did the humantay lake trail and the short Inca trail (2d/1n).

Our guide, Gabriel, was fantastic. A former ranger with many years of experience, he was able to give us as much information as we wanted, and was always excited to give it. He was patient when we needed more time, and was always encouraging and in a good mood.

The Humantay lake hike was tough, but short. The short Inca trail has a few tough spots, but overall was less intense. Every few steps it there is another incredible view, so with all the photo stops it’s not bad at all

1 July, 2021