Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

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Explore Machu Picchu with a beginner-friendly, two-day Inca Trail hike. Perfect for the time-constrained, experience breathtaking views and unique double visits to the historic site.


  • Join Peru Hikers for an exciting journey along the Inca Trail.
  • Trek led by knowledgeable guides through the iconic Sun Gate.
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Inca Trail, renowned for its world-class hiking routes
  • Enjoy a personalized experience in intimate group settings.
  • Delight in meals prepared by skilled chefs.


Day 1 | Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu: Your journey starts with a train from Cusco/Ollantaytambo to 104 km, marking the beginning of the short Inca Trail. The scenic ride leads to a checkpoint where your trek begins. Guided through Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna, you'll explore Inca sites and natural beauty, with a lunch break at Wiñayhuayna. The hike culminates in a stunning sunset view of Machu Picchu from the Sun gate, followed by a descent to the site and a bus ride to Aguas Calientes for dinner and rest, preparing for the next day’s exploration. Day 2 | The Most Important Day – Machu Picchu: Today, we'll visit Machu Picchu early for a peaceful sunrise experience. Open from 6 am to 5 pm, we'll bus to the site for a 2-hour guided tour of its temples, terraces, and more, showcasing the Incas' engineering marvels. Post-tour, explore independently, possibly climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets required). Enjoy over 5 hours at the site, then return to Aguas Calientes for an optional lunch. Conclude with a train to Ollantaytambo and a bus to your hotel, promising an adventure-rich day and lasting memories.


Professional Guides Transportation: Hotel pick-upservice, private van to Ollantaytambo, where you'll board a train to continue your journey. This tour includes all transportation, including a door-to-door service provided by Peru Hikers. You'll be escorted throughout the day and returned to your hotel in the evenings. Machu Picchu and Short Inca Trail entrance fee Bus ticket for a one-way or round trip journey from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. On day 1, we will arrange for your accommodation in a 3-star hotel located in Aguas Calientes Emergency first aid 24h Guest Service Meals: 1 breakfast, box lunch, dinner, and snacks. For those with specific dietary needs, such as vegetarian or vegan diets, we are pleased to offer special menus at no extra cost.

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